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Friday, June 22, 2012

Somewhere over the rainbow...

That song gets me every time! I love how it evokes a childlike feeling to my whole being. 

It makes me want to go outside, play on a swing, do a few hula hoops, maybe jump rope, all while smiling and letting the cool light breeze blow through my hair...

Reality? The swing I can get through no problem, the hula hoops... well I will probably only get through 30 seconds of it.  How do children HAVE that much energy?? SERIOUSLY?!?! :) My little munchkin runs circles around me, while yelling/chanting/singing/???? at the top of his lungs and then is ready to wrestle. At which point I pray hubs-man heads home so he can take over.  Not growing up with brothers is really making it a hard adjustment for me and all the wrestling.

The plus side? It's amping up my stamina hardcore and I'm LOVING it! Maybe one day I will run circles around him?? I can dream right? :)

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So, your challenge today is to change up your fitness routine. Pretend you are a 7 years old all over again and do everything with as much zeal and vigor! Play hopscotch (BOY does it take balance!), jump rope (maybe even a little double dutch!), hula hoop and just have FUN! Your body will appreciate the change to the routine and you will be SURE to feel it tomorrow!! Let me know what fun things you tried!

Sidewalk chalk & glittery hula hoops,

<3 T

Friday, June 15, 2012

The In's and Out's...

Of breathing that is!  Yoga has taught me so much, but the one thing that I cherish the most is my ability to breathe.

I know, I know, that totally sounds like some om-chanting, Teva wearing, incense burning cliche stuff, but I am serious!  The past few weeks I have been forced to skip several much needed yoga classes.  Me skipping yoga class means ample opportunity to be snappy in the very near future... usually. But not as much anymore!! The breathing techniques used in yoga can totally help you "count to 10" as was demonstrated in "Anger Management".

So now, all I have to do is step back, engage in some epic ujjayi and snappy thoughts be-gone! This has been particularly helpful in the workshop planning when things are not going as planned!  Which I realized i have NOT told you about the workshop properly!

[super awesome flyer created by the hubs-man!]

My workshop baby is basically a 3 hour event where I will lecture on the importance of maintaing a balance between the Mind, Body, & Soul, lead a 1-hour practice and then there will be a 1-hour mixer. I am super excited about all this and am also SUPER nervous!! I've taught smaller classes before (10-ish people) but never the size I am expecting (~50).  So excited! Do YOU have any suggestions for me??

Ujjayi breaths ,

<3 T