Time to throw on my running shoes and run!
I have started a daily running streak before the beginning of 2015 and am still running each day for at least 3 miles. I've found that this commitment is hard. It is harder than training for a full marathon because I don't get a single rest day. I am committed to run (even when I don't feel like it). I have begun to realized that that are many obstacles to running every day (work, family, weather, friends, etc. commitments are all impacting me). What has kept me going is my stubborn persistence.
Time to throw on my running shoes and run!
A week before the new year I was thinking what would be a challenging and exciting running goal for 2015. I decided that I would start a running streak and run at least 3 miles each day for 365 days. I was so excited that I started before the new year and am still going strong! I hope to share my running experience here with you. I will also be practicing yoga every day as well.
I love being in a room filled with candles. The soft lighting and warmth from candles creates a soothing meditative mood. I've tried Pure Beeswax Country Lavender candles. These candles are eco-friendly. The beeswax candles emit distinct compounds when they burn, neutralizing airborne contaminants and allergens. The wicks made with cotton, and all natural ingredients. Beeswax candles generate a natural glow that is closest to sunlight. I love the aromatic lavender scent from these candles! Enjoying some quiet time in a candlelit room after a hectic day is just a perfect way to unwind!
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There are so many distractions, especially during the holiday season. There are things I need to do and things I want to do. To help me manage stress, I remind myself to stay present in everything that I do. Practicing warrior 2 helps me stay present and grounded. It is important to keep my arms extended in balance. Also, the torso needs to be kept straight (not leaning forward or back). Most importantly, always breathing!
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Throughout my yoga journey, I've learned that focusing on the process towards a goal is important. However, it is also important to not be engrossed with the end results. Knowing that you have done your best (in your actions, intentions and thoughts) is enough. No matter what the external circumstances, we need to keep moving forward and always let our inner light shine. This is a lesson I continue to learn and relearn every day. Since I am an extremely goal oriented person, letting go of my attachments to the end result is scaring and liberating as well.
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As the end of the year approaches, I have reflected on all of the wonderful moments of this past year. There were new friendships made. New destinations seen. New recipes cooked. Many miles of running. I am opening my heart to new opportunities! Looking forward to seeing what the new year brings!
I used to make do with what I have (I have been known to use stacks of books in lieu of yoga blocks). Now, I have more yoga blocks than I care to admit. Most of them were given to me as gifts or purchased on a wimp because it matched with my yoga mat. Recently, I have used the Hugger Mugger Recycled Foam Yoga block and it is truly the best yoga block for support on the market. It is much firmer than any other yoga block yet it is still gentle on the wrist. These blocks have helped me with practicing my inversion poses. I'll lend you any of my yoga blocks, but you are going to have to buy your own Hugger Mugger ones because I am not leaving these out of my sight!
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Can't wait to try other Hugger Mugger products! Feel free to share your Hugger Mugger experience in the comments below!
I am so excited! During meditations, beginners may find themselves feeling a bit achy in their lower backs (from being in a seated position for a long time). I have recently tried the Carolina Morning Designs Eco Yoga Block as a portable meditation seat and no more lower back pain! The beautiful lavender color matches with my lavender yoga mat. The yoga block is filled with buckwheat and kapok (eco friendly natural materials). The cover is removable and washable (they offer organic cotton fabric cover options!) It is firm enough for seated meditations and serve as a great prop for restorative yoga poses. I did not find it sturdy enough for inversion or balancing poses (too much shifting of the buckwheat). It is a perfect size to bring with you in your gym bag or on the go when you need to have a nice seat for meditations while traveling. Carolina Morning Designs also offer several other different yoga accessories in addition to eco friendly office furniture and bedding. For more information about Carolina Morning Designs and their products, please visit http://www.zafu.net/index.html.