10 Ways My Life Changed When I Got Serious About My Yoga Practice

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noticed major shifts when I got serious about my yoga practice. Once I committed to my practice, I starting going to hot yoga 1hr/day and it has truly transformed me…both inside and out. Here are a list of the major shifts, but I am confident there are many more!

1 .My appetite has decreased.

Counter intuitive, right? Usually when I start doing more activities my appetite increases. I can put away some major food! Funny thing, ...

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Want to start heart rate training, but don’t know where to start? Here a some tips to get you started:

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It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to heart rate training. What zone do I need to be in? What’s the best way to monitor my heart rate while I’m running? Here are my tips on getting started heart rate training!

  1. Invest in a heart rate monitor (at the very least). Notice I did not say, “a garmin” or “an apple watch”. You don’t need anything fancy. All you need to monitor is where your heart rate is ...
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Perception: How Making Little Shifts, Can Make a Big Impact

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The other night I was watching a show called “Brain Games”. Have you watched it? It’s all about perception. In this episode they were displaying images of how shadowing changed the way we interpreted the color of the objects. It really caused me to reflect on just how much that can apply not just to pictures, but to situations in our everyday life. How many times have we been in a situation and thought “if so and so only knew where ...

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Running: What’s a Chakra Got to Do With it? The Third Eye Chakra

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Running: What’s a Chakra Got to Do With It? The 3rd Eye Chakra

The next Chakra up in our “Running: What’s A Chakra Got To Do With It?” series is the Third Eye Chakra, which is the 6th Chakra. The 3rd Eye Chakra is located just between the brows.

This Chakra is responsible for our ‘third sight” and ...

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30 Days of Yoga or Running Challenge

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Starting a new year is always a good time to reevaluate your physical and spiritual self. I thought I would create a challenge to address both of those needs. This isn’t a weight-loss challenge, but chances are you will lose some weight, both physical and emotional weight. During the challenge, you will find that by dumping the emotional “weight” you will allow yourself to dump the physical weight.  

30 Days of Yoga or Running Challenge

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Want to start running as a moving mediation, but don’t know where to start? Here are my top recommendations to get you started!

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You see all your friends posting about all the 5ks, 10ks, and marathons they are running and want to get in to see what all the fuss is about? However, sometimes starting a new running program can be very overwhelming and you don’t know where to start. I know I had no idea what to do and ended up running in cotton socks for years (#1 rule of running: “cotton is rotton”) which caused bloody blisters on my feet. It ...

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Gluteus Medius: Small Muscle with a Big Purpose

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The Gluteus Medius (often called Glute Med for short) is small muscle, but serves a big purpose. It is often an overlooked muscle while strength training. Runners (or anyone for that matter) are often lacking strength in this muscle which can lead to a numbers of problems long term. Personally, my weak left Gluteus Medius is a constant battle. It has caused my Iliotibial Band pain off and on since ...

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Running: A Moving Meditation

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When you hear “meditate”, what do you think of? Monks sitting around in a room chanting “OM”? Yogis sitting twisted up like pretzels?

Several months ago I went to a group meditation at a local center. I assumed someone would be leading a guided meditation. Boy, was I wrong. I sat down and the meditation leader said, “Alright 40 minute meditation ...

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