It has often been challenging being injured in various ways during the last year but I have still been able to find movement patterns which allow my breath to release, which give my soul space. I now have another ear infection; I’m still figuring out my immune system but times like this always leave me considering my love of health and fitness. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Straight up, I exercise because I love to feel well.
Despite my injuries, mentally I feel ‘well’ at the moment, but I haven’t always felt this way. In my first year at uni, I was sick. An accumulation of driving my body and mind into the ground through over working, over training and over thinking throughout my younger teen years all caught up with me at once. I was in a bad place physically and mentally; two weeks into my first term, I had a severe ENT viral infection after which I really lost touch with my wellness for a while. For over a year I would faint when I got stressed, I had chronic fatigue which left me so nauseous it was akin to being permanently hungover, I would have panic attacks about leaving my uni room, I cried if I didn’t manage to sleep through most of the day. For a while, ‘I’m just so tired’ was the narrative that dominated my life. 🔸🔸
So, when people are surprised that I don’t enjoy drinking, that I’d rather climb the stairs than take the escalator (doughnut consumption dependent), that I’m just fine without trying drugs, that I relish early nights and that I love to move and exercise more than anything else in this world...I wonder how to help them understand.
Moving intuitively is how I feel well. Feeling well is how I am most happy. I can’t do these things, BE these things if I am impaired by alcohol, lethargy or sickness. Having experienced feeling so UNwell, I now prioritise my wellness over anything.
My wish is to be entirely present in this body and this life; to give my best in loving and being loved by the beautiful people in my life. There is richness in being soulful and awake, so I will drink every drop of precious time that I have. I am grateful for this body and this process of self improvement and learning every day.
And cake is delicious. So I’ll eat that too.
Teaching today @bikramyogarva Stony Point 11 am, 4 pm, and 6 pm Yin.
I had a student reply to my question of how are you with 'good' and then when she asked the same question in return I replied with 'well'. She then asked me if I was one of those people who get annoyed when people answer that question with 'good.' And as I told her, no I'm not. I'm a language person, and language is constantly evolving. And I knew what she meant. I mean the question 'how are you' taken literally doesn't actually say what we mean. If you communicate in such a way that people can understand what you mean, I won't split hairs over semantics. ...
Playing with #gazeshift for #palmtree in these two shapes. #cirquedusoleilorbust#strongaf#padmasana#yogateacher#strength#handstand#handbalance#handstandlotus#vegan#plantbased
République Dominicaine 1
Après s'être perdu dans le bidonville le premier jour à Saint Domingue, il a fallu le jour suivant faire preuve d'intense concentration pendant plus de 3 heures sur la route pour monter à Puerto Plata. Il faut avoir des yeux partout ! Ici, on double indifféremment par la gauche ou par la droite. La priorité au carrefour est à celui qui s'engage le premier. Tout le monde force le passage. On comprend rapidement pourquoi beaucoup de voitures sont équipées de parebuffle. Contrairement à l’usage qu’on en a chez nous (en cas de danger ou pour prévenir), le klaxon est utilisé très fréquemment pour ne pas dire systématiquement. Même sur les grandes routes, on tombe sur des ralentisseurs non signalés. Cela explique également le grand nombre de 4x4 sur l'île. Au final, après quelques jours on s'habitue à tout ça ! 😆 #phare#faro#headlight#lighthouse#puntilla#puertoplata#parque#malecon#handstand#handbalance#inversionaddict#ig_caribbean#ig_dominicanrepublic
A little handstand help from one of @sarahscottpole YouTube videos, and Ember of course🐶, I changed the position of my arms (finally understanding what "stacking your shoulders" is!) But my legs now dont want to stay in line 😂🤦🏻♀️ Better late than never to @aerialempireleeds Sunday Bumday challenge! #BodyPostive#aesundaybumday
In a book that was published by author Matthew Silverstone entitled, “Blinded By Science” the evidence confirming...
—- 🧠The healthful benefits of trees includes the effects they have on various issues like depression, concentration levels and even the ability to alleviate headaches. —- 🧠This practice has been going on since ancient times so it’s not a new discovery.
—- 🧠The book cites a large variety of studies showing that children show extreme psychological and physiological effects in terms of their mental health and well-being when they regularly interact with plants and trees.
—- 🧠A public health report that investigated the association between green space and mental health concluded “access to nature can significantly contribute to our mental and capital wellbeing.”
—- 🧠There has also been a study done that shows the effectiveness of nature to alleviate symptoms of depression, and even promote attention and working memory. —- 🧠Maybe getting back to basics is just what we need to center ourselves in this busy world.
—- 🧠Apparently safe green spaces may be as effective as prescription drugs in treating some forms of mental illnesses.
—- 🧠Anecdotally I think we all know it to be true!
Da qualche anno si sta riscoprendo il concetto di “Mover”, cioè una persona che lavora sul movimento corporeo a 360 gradi, che cerca di esplorare ogni forma di movimento!
Personalmente lavoro con il mio insegnante Tiziano Grandi da 5 anni su questi concetti, dal ripristino della mobilità articolare di ogni singola articolazione, dai movimenti arcaici primari alla locomozione al suolo ecc ecc... avere una mentalità aperta al Movimento mi ha aiutato tanto anche per progredire nell’ Ashtanga Yoga, so che dirò una bestemmia per alcuni perchè bisognerebbe fare solo Yoga, ma la mia mentalità nel mio lavoro è questa e sicuramente non faccio niente di male completando la mia esperienza corporea con altri movimenti, anche perché la mia professione acquisisce un valore in più sapendo fare più cose!
For some years now we have been rediscovering the concept of "Mover", that is a person who works on the 360 degree body movement, who tries to explore every shape of movement!
Personally I work with my teacher Tiziano Grandi for 5 years on these concepts, from the restoration of the joint mobility of every single joint, from the primary archaic movements to the locomotion on the ground etc etc ... having an open mind to the Movement also helped me so much for progress in Ashtanga Yoga, I know that I will blasp for someone because you should only do Yoga, but my mentality in my work is this and certainly I do nothing wrong by completing my body experience with other movements, also because my profession acquires an extra value knowing how to do more things!
Quanto è importante il “Rest Day” dai vari allenamenti e pratiche?
Personalmente dedico sempre la domenica oppure il lunedì, se ho dei workshop nel week end, al riposo completo; soprattutto in questo periodo nel quale sto facendo più volte alla settimana 2 pratiche al giorno tra allenamento con i pesi e Yoga, è necessario supercompensare il lavoro che ho fatto con una giornata di riposo assoluto (o mi concentro solo su esercizi di mobilità articolare)!
E tu che giorno/i riposi? Cosa fai durante il “Rest Day”?
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How important is "Rest Day" from various workouts and practices?
Personally I always dedicate Sunday or Monday, if I have workshops on the weekend, to complete rest; especially in this period in which I'm doing several times a week 2 practices a day between weight training and Yoga, it is necessary to overcompensate the work I did with a day of absolute rest (or I focus only on joint mobility exercises)!
And what day do you rest? What do you do during the "Rest Day"?
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