10 Reasons Why Chicks Dig Guys Who Do Yoga
Seems like every time I go to a yoga class there are more guys on the mat. But I still have male friends who are hesitant to give it a try. Well, they need to get over it. Because chicks dig guys who do yoga. Here’s why: 10. They develop patience – going to yoga regularly forces you to become patient with yourself, your body, and all things outside of your control. Many guys have...
Step Up to the Barre
Today I tried my first barre class, which is a ballet-influenced exercise that incorporates some strength training and pilates moves. Having no formal dance training besides a kindergarten ballet class and busting some moves on the weekends, the ballet-inspired routine seemed a little intimidating to me. I had also heard horror stories of the intensity of barre workouts from girlfriends who had...
Drink more water
There are some age-old sayings that can’t be drilled in us enough. Eat your veggies. Floss your teeth. And one of them being…drink water. It is especially important to keep up with your water intake if you are exercising regularly - meaning you should probably be drinking even more than the daily recommended 8 cups a day. Water helps keep our bodies balanced and can make us feel...
Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into...– William Barclay (via moveyourbooty)
You’re halfway through your spin class - your quads are burning, the intensity keeps increasing and thinking about finishing the last 30 minutes seems insurmountable. Some people say 90% of success is just showing up, but it’s that last 10% of yourself that can lead to incredible results. During those times when you are tempted to give up, you would be amazed how much strength you...
Why You're Scared to Try Yoga
I talk to at least one friend everyday who’s been meaning to try yoga, but is hesitant to take the first step into a yoga studio. Why you scared, hun? As a good friend, I work hard to pressure, shame and bribe them into going. Shockingly, these scare-tactics don’t always work! The fact is, most people (maybe you!) have common fears we all had before...
How to Choose a Yoga Mat
So, it’s time to round the bases with yoga by committing to your very own mat. Welcome to happiness, friend! But choosing a yoga mat isn’t easy, is it? There are so many options out there, where do you start? Think about what you need from a yoga mat in terms of material, grip, sweat absorption, and thickness: Material – Many of the most affordable yoga mats are made with PVC. ...
What's your mantra?
Have you ever thought about carrying a mantra with you throughout your day? An inspirational phrase that helps you apply your thoughts and energies in a certain way. It could be as simple as the golden rule or as focused as a specific goal you want to achieve. Mantras can have tremendous transformational effects. They help to focus your mind...
Show those joints some love
Have you ever wondered how many miles you should be getting out of your running shoes? Or any athletic shoe for that matter? If you are a regular jogger, the suggested amount of mileage you should log on your shoes is 300-500 miles. So if you do a 3 mile jog 4 days a week, you should plan on replacing those kicks within 6 months. If you’re an even more serious runner, you should be thinking...
You read that right. It’s confession time, kids! My confession: I’ve been working on the startup, but I have NOT been working on my fitness lately. I started working full-time on activeHi during the last week of October 2011. I decided then to also start 30-days of yoga. It. Was. Awesome. activeHi is all about inspiring you to commit to a healthy, active life… motivating you to chase that “Hi”...
Did you remember to breathe today?
Want to know one of the biggest secrets for reaching your hi? That hi that enlivens you. That hi that brings you to a euphoric state that makes everything seem right in the world. It’s your breath. Breathing helps you to re-center yourself and power you through the day. It helps to circulate blood flow and keeps you alert and energized. Focusing on the breath helps to keep you present and...
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a...– William James (via moveyourbooty)