60 Day Yoga Challenge – Week 1

One week and 10 classes down! Only 50 more classes to complete before May 22nd, 2017. My body is adjusting to this new regimen and each class feels better and better. I have made sure to have a nice mix of each type of class and am looking forward to the weeks ahead. Not only have I finished week one but I have also lost -1.2 lbs!

For those who care here is my Week One breakdown.

Friday 3/24/17- Yoga Nidra- A nice meditation to begin the challenge.

Saturday 3/25/17- Bikram A Full and juicy class (very humid) followed by a meditation clad about “Embracing the Challenge”.

Sunday 3/26/17 – Yin an nice hour of deep stretching

Monday 3/27/17 – Bikram- a great class for me and I am starting to get in a groove.

Tuesday 3/28/17 – 5:30am Inferno Hot Pilates. A great way to start the day

Wed 3/29/17 –  90 min yin. Such a relaxing and great stretch.

Thurs 3/30/17 – Another 5:30am Hot pilates and 4:30pm Bikram. A lot of sweat in one day but it felt fantastic.

Friday 3/31/17 –  4:30pm Bikram to unwind from my week.

I am feeling great and am hoping to keep this drive and positivity. Here is to a new Week! Make it a great one!

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Published in: Uncategorized on April 3, 2017 at 10:06 am  Leave a Comment  

Calm, Focus, Clarity….New Beginning

I have been quite absent on here and am hoping to remedy the situation. I am starting a 60 day yoga challenge at my yoga studio on March 24th 2017. I will be blogging to keep an account of my yogi experience. As I am recently engaged I am hoping that this challenge will not only help me in my weight loss goal but will help me find a deeper understanding of myself as a person. I am planning to reset my mind and absorb everything that this experience can offer, including my sense of calm and focus. I would also like to find a deeper sense of meditation clarity an analyze my mind and bodies response.

The classes I will be taking as part of this challenge are: Yoga Nidra (guided mediation class 60min), YIN (non heated deep stretching 60/90min), Inferno Hot Pilates (High intensity low impact interval at 95 degrees 60min) and Bikram (26 postures x 2 sets each 105 degrees, 90 min).

I am very excited to start this journey and hope you all enjoy hearing about my progress.

~Namaste

Published in: Uncategorized on March 23, 2017 at 10:59 am  Leave a Comment  

And Life Happens

I did not finish my A to Z but plan on putting up a post soon to conclude in a single entry.

Between my boss going back to the hospital and passing away after a 5 year battle with cancer and my Hawaiian vacation the blog quickly took a backseat.

That said I am hoping to get back on track shortly.

Published in: Uncategorized on May 16, 2016 at 9:15 am  Leave a Comment  

R-Rest

rRemember to rest. We are always so busy with social plans, work, family and relationships sometimes we forget to just take a break. I personally enjoy a little nap on my weekend. A brief recharge if you will. If you don’t rest you will eventually burn out.

Published in: Uncategorized on April 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Q-Quiet

I am a day behind but I am catching up and will schedule some ahead so it doesn’t happen again.

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Who doesn’t love a little peace and quiet? I personally enjoy my quiet time. It gives me a empty space to think, feel and just be without any external stimulus. Some people hate quiet moments in a conversation or around people. One of my favorite things about my significant other is that we can sit together in complete silence and be perfectly happy.

How about you?

Published in: Uncategorized on April 21, 2016 at 10:56 am  Leave a Comment  

P-Pressure

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Life is full of pressures. Work, family and friends to name a few. I personally have a hard time not letting the pressures of life get to me. But if I take a minute and breathe it helps bring the important things to the surface and the superficial things slip away. I am not saying important things wont have pressure but it is important to focus on what we can do instead of worrying about things we can’t do or change.

Published in: Uncategorized on April 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

O-Optimism

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We make many choices in our lives. One of the big ones is whether we choose to be optimistic or pessimistic. This choice can make a huge impact. If you make that effort to live an optimistic life you will find yourself not only happier but your happy positive thoughts affecting those around you.

Published in: Uncategorized on April 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

N-Negativity

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Negativity is something we can all do with a lot less of in our lives. The important thing is to recognize its presence and make that extra effort to alleviate it. It also helps to identify the things or people that bring forth these negative feelings, energy and find ways to eliminate or better cope with them. Don’t let the negative thought or feeling bring you down.

Published in: Uncategorized on April 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm  Leave a Comment  

M- Meditation

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One thing that always helps me re-focus my positivity is some meditation. It doesn’t need to be long, even 30 sec or a min can make all the difference in the world. It gives me a moment to forget my problems and stress and just breathe and focus on myself for a moment. Self care is a huge step to being positive because if you don’t take care of yourself how can you feel happy or positive and spread that energy. Mediation is simple as taking a moment clearing your thoughts and focusing on your breath. Some people may need to take 10 min to accomplish this while others need only a min. Take your time and stay positive!

Published in: Uncategorized on April 15, 2016 at 11:21 am  Comments (1)  

L- Love

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“All you need is Love” No words were more true. We all know how good it feels to be loved, but do we think about how we make others feel loved? My challenge for you today to to go out of your way to let the people in your life know how much they are loved. Friends, Family, significant other or anyone who has special meaning to you. Giving them that positive feeling will lighten their day and by extension yours.

Published in: Uncategorized on April 14, 2016 at 8:57 am  Leave a Comment