More on why we all need a yoga practice.
Did you know when we are out of balance we tend to stay out of balance. To the point where someone’s ‘out of balanced’ state might actually feel (at least to them)… balanced, even good.
This is not good. It’s a lie people fall asleep to night after night. And if you’re wondering why we’d do that to ourselves, hear me out.
I was drawn, and still am drawn, to dynamic, strong movement. No pain no gain! I’m an 80s chick. I got the T-shirt. Plus, it’s not the easiest pattern of thinking to shift.
But what I get now, thanks to studying, practicing and teaching yoga, is being drawn to dynamic work, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s what someone needs. At least not all the time.
You asked: Why do I need yoga if I’m already active?
Jump on over here to get my top 5 answers to this one. AND find out about my next sports specific yoga series. You won’t want to miss the chance to learn more about how to fine tune your body and mind to the requirements of your sport.
See you inside my yogi-in-training friend. 😉👍
2018 is Your Year to Be Yogi
Let’s get something ‘yoga-plank’ straight. You can be a super-flexy hippy if that’s your thing but if it’s not, hear me out when I say being a yogi ain’t that. Forget that. New thinking required here. If you’re with me, it will change everything. You with me?
Happy days. So, if that’s not who you have to be to be yogi. What is?
Ok…here it comes.
Need to keep on your toes in life? This is all you need for balance.
Loads of my yogi friends run to feel great. When people who love to run don’t run, whole worlds can fall apart. You could say it’s some of these guy’s worst nightmares.
Happy Halloween my yogi friend, because whether you run or not, not being able to do what you love doing, is scary stuff.
But we can all be taken out by life at any moment, the ground can literally get pulled from underneath our feet.
Which is why this week I’m asking this question…
Ramp up some summer self-lovin with these 3 simple steps
Flip flops and (come to think of it), handbags too. I just lurrrve.
Ask me why… OK I’m imagining you’re asking (I like to ‘see’ you as I’m writing this stuff – else sometimes this blogging thing can feel a little crazy). Anyways, the answer is…they always fit. Right? You don’t dig around in your shoe stack and hope you’re going to get back into your fave flops. At least that’s never happened to me.
So, girls (and boys if you’re out there) you’re flip flops are always good to go…each summer. Ready, steady. They’re ready to rock. Question is, are you?
In 5 Easy Steps
Girls has your get up and go, got up and gone? Are you sleeping yet still hitting snooze. Eating less but carrying excess. Popping pills but catching ills? Can you remember when you last felt your best self?
Yoga has your back…
…No Yoga Pants Required
Chickadees however you feel about your health today this does not have to be your normal. You do not have to be resigned to it or get used to it. My mission is to show you how yoga can get you back – to you.
Hands up if you’ve ever had physio? Hands up if the reason you called your physio was down to any one of these?
Probably all three right?
Now ask yourself, was something way, WAY off balance before you actually made that call. Had your body stopped talking in whispers and started shouting – “You got to help me out here. Stop doing the thing that you are doing and let’s try and fix this.”
Oh yes – I’ve been there and I know I am not alone.
According to the NHS, the things we mostly seek physio out for include one or more of the following:
If you run, yoga’s a good idea because…
Ok, let’s start with this. The more you can take care of you the more you are able to continue to enjoy and love life. Agree?
Cool. So how does that relate to running? Keep going. Anyone who loves and LIVES to run will know how it feels to have to hang up their runners for any length of time. And I’m guessing their long-suffering significant others most definitely do. Yes? Can I hear nods? Seriously, but that’s life right? We all want to do what we want to do and we are seriously not happy when something, anything; ill health, fatigue, motivation, pain or even our own belief in our ability, stops us in our metaphorical tracks.
So my answer to the question above is simply this. It’s a good idea for runners to take up a yoga practice because the more runners bring yoga into their world, the more runners will continue to enjoy their love of running.
Whatever you already might think a yoga practice is or does, I invite you to consider this. Yoga is a practice that helps us all continue to do what we LIVE and LOVE to do.
Revealing some whys?
Now I appreciate this is a somewhat short and simple answer. There’s loads more to say and I’ll be breaking it all down at the next Yoga for Runners/Athletes Series. If you’re interested in this five-week yoga course designed specifically for runners and athletic types, find out how and when to sign up here and at the end of this article. First here’s just some of the whys I’m always promising…