Thanks for writing in and sending us your success stories. I am so grateful for your feedback! The three themes that reoccur again and again in these stories are: 1. movement is medicine, 2. the mind and body are really one thing and 3. health is dynamix - it ebbs and flows just like everything else in life, so keep going wherever you are in your wellness journey.
Inspiration From Ellen
Winter is not summer, and in order to stay really well (and not just so-so), you and I need to adjust to this darker, colder season in a few more ways aside from our outfits. The lack of light and the drop in temperature play on our energy, but this doesn’t have to equate to horribly low-energy, depression or sloth-like inactivity.
Is your right shoulder higher than your left? Is your abdominal weaker than your lower back? Is your head jutting out in front of your chest? I don’t nitpick about much, but I do harp on symmetry, because symmetry supports an even flow of energy throughout your nervous system, and in today’s stress-inducing world, we need our nervous systems to be in tiptop shape.
Yogini Workshop: Movement and Meditation for Calming Down and Tuning In
April 22 - 24, 2016
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Ballet knows it. Pilates knows it. Yoga knows it. Certainly every martial art knows it. What do these genius methods know? They know that everything in the universe consists of two forces that are opposing but complementary.
- Intuitive (feeling)
Your muscular-skeletal balance is more sensitive than you think. Repeatedly lifting heavy weights can easily upset this balance. Avoid heavy weights, ladies. The rewards do not out weigh the risks.
The truly fit – the forever fit - are in love with exercise and they do it day in and day out, GLADLY. I am not kidding folks. THEY WORKOUT GLADLY. Does this seem impossible? If so, keep reading. Here are the three steps to falling in love with exercise:
There were many moments during our glacial winter of 2015 when I thought summer would never come, but alas, it’s here: Summer Solstice, the longest, most light-filled day of the year is upon us. We made it. Again. Phew...it was a tough one, which makes it that much more important to go big. This is no time to just sit around, a movement extravaganza is in order!
Well, it's my birthday this week, so I thought it apropos to write a post about aging. I’m not going to lie and be like, “Oh, I looovvvve getting older”. I should be like that, and I really thought I would be like that, but alas, I’m akin to most of my fellow 40something females - discombobulated by it all.
You’re busy. I’m busy. We’re all busy, busy, busy! Time seems to be an issue these days, especially for women. At the end of the day, many of you may lie in bed recapping the day in your mind, and think, “Geez, I didn’t get half the things I needed to get done today”. (Pretty much every night for me….)