Trying something new is always a little intimidating and yoga is no exception. Most people create too many excuses why not to try yoga “I’m not flexible.” “I can’t sit still.” “I’d have no idea what to do” etc. that they hold themselves back from one of the greatest catalysts for self growth and love. And let’s be honest - N O O N E knew what they were doing when they first started yoga. You’ve got to start somewhere and where you’re at now seems like a pretty good place if you ask me.
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I'm sure you understand the importance of balance in your life. But sometimes it's easy to get carried away with things and get thrown completely out of balance. This can happen in many ways, from working too much to not learning and growing as much as you should. Sometimes, in an effort to make ourselves healthier, we throw ourselves out of balance. While your intentions might be good, being out of balance is never a good thing. When you're out of balance, you could feel anxious, stressed, heavy, unhappy, or lack energy, focus or motivation... and so much more. Here are a few pointers to help keep you in better balance.
As some of you may know, I recently got my Reiki Level 1 certification. I had a taste of what reiki was like this past summer and was curious to learn more about it, so what better way than to enrol in the certification program, right? Anyways, my experience was AMAZING!! I couldn't believe how simple the techniques are, yet how powerful and effective it is.
I don't know about you, but I LOVE the feeling of my first Downward Facing Dog of the day. It feels sooo amazing. Have you ever wondered why it feels good? I'm sure you know that there are many physical and mental benefits to a yoga practice. Even still, sometimes I find it hard to get motivated for my home practice. I'm sure many other people struggle with this, too. So here you go, here's 3 reasons why you should practice one of the most common yoga poses, Downward Facing Dog, every day!
Most people understand that what you put in your mouth affects your health, but not so many people consider that you what you put on your skin, lips, and hair also affects your health. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it absorbs approximately 60% of what you put on it. That's a lot.
Life is so crazy. So precious. Yesterday I had a pretty scary experience. A serious anxiety attack coupled with dehydration, not enough calories, or something. No one really knows for sure. I thought I was dying; no exaggeration here. I thought I was having a stroke. So scary I can't even explain.
An avocado a day keeps the cravings away. I don't usually write about stuff like dieting and weight loss for a few reasons. One. I believe it's FAR more important to be happy with who you are and to love yourself than it is to be thin. I can't stress this enough.
How I decided to start eating vegan:
Okay, I know what you're thinking... Easy for you to go vegan (I used to think that about people all the time). No, it's not easy. Not to me, at least. Satisfying and rewarding, yes. But easy, no. I was a vegetarian for four years and have been an omnivore for three years since.