Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
The Yoga of Fat-Burning?
"Think yoga is just for stretching and toning? Think again! The Top 5 Fat-Burning Yoga Poses! Can yoga help you burn calories and lose weight? Sure it can! Here are five poses to help you burn fat and tackle weight loss with a positive attitude, plus four yoga styles to help you stay fit."
I definitely don't do yoga to burn fat.
I do yoga to quiet my mind & to connect with my body.
Yoga is "prayer in motion" for me.
If fat-burning is an outcome, wonderful.
But, if one focuses on the fat-burning aspect, you miss out on the deeper levels of this amazing practice.
There is so much focus on the external body out in the marketplace.
The yoga studio for me is where I focus on the internal.
Definitely a counter-cultural shift for some.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Eating as a path of Yoga
if not more so,
is the manner in which we eat.
Any activity in which we engage semiconsciously,
merely perpetuates our unconscious patterns
& thus our condition of unenlightenment & suffering.
This holds true also of the way in which we consume our food."
THE PATH OF YOGA by Georg Feuerstein
I'm not waiting...
I'm not repeating this to compliment myself.
I guess I have just gotten to the point in my life where I am not waiting around any longer.
I'm not going to wait to hiking in Vermont until one of my friends is ready to do so. I'm not skipping seeing that movie in the theaters because none of my friends want to see it.
If there's something I really want to accomplish in my life, I have to be willing to do it alone.
And it's not brave. It's about living your life, and making every moment count.
It's about fulfilling what needs to be done in order to live the life you want.
It may be breaking a mold, but someone has to be the first. Usually, people come along and follow.
But, I just can't wait for the followers.
And so, I tread on making my own path.
As Bhagavan Das said, "Be. Here. Now."
Thursday, March 24, 2011
My 1st Twitter Chat
Anyway, Evelyn Tribole, co-author of the groundbreaking "Intuitive Eating," was the featured guest.
She shared that she is working on the third edition of "Intuitive Eating:, and it should be available by the end of 2011.
Two other tidbits:
Three Intuitive Eating obstacles are: Distraction, self-care, & body-appreciation.
"Self-Care means: Setting Boundaries. Getting enough sleep. Saying no."
Do you feel the love? For yourself? For your physical body?
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Tip-toeing off the mat
I think I am very tired of hiding. But, it's so scary to peek out under all these layers of physical & emotional weight.
But maybe it's time to continue to take that yoga off of the mat, if even for just a moment.
How are you living your yoga? How are you revealing your true self?
Saturday, February 26, 2011
not boys unfortunately,
but trying out new situations, new places and spaces.
I've been a tourist to new ways of doing things.
Things I disagree with.
Philosophies that make me go.. Whah?
So much I resonate with,
and the rest?
I leave behind.
Commitment phobe? Probably.
But my life is fun
tourist and habitual dater.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Be a participant!
I almost typed "Slow and steady runs the race."
A typo yes,
but actually that's what life is about...
running & participating.
God created us with internal,
in born signals
that tell us when we are hungry and satisfied.
Unfortunately, we have learned to tune them out.
But when we are still,
and when we listen,
we can relearn them.
So excited for my journey.