Getting Healthy in 2014

The following post has been sponsored by Alomune. Healthy living is something I have decided to focus on in 2014. Last year was particularly stressful and I let it get the better of me. I gained weight, my blood pressure got high enough to require medication, I stopped practicing yoga and exercising regularly, I wasn't eating well and generally spent the year feeling a little off and crabby. Not only was my physical health impacted, but my mood and attitude suffered. I found myself being … [Read more...]

30 Day Challenge – Daily Yoga

Today starts a new 30 day challenge for me.  Wont you join me?  For the next 30 days I am going to attempt to practice yoga every day.  I am going to shoot for at least 20 minutes per day, more when I have the time.  I have been practicing yoga for about 5 years now.  I enjoy it very much and find it to be quite beneficial.  I have written other posts about the benefits of yoga - my blog is called Om Seeking Balance after all. During the five years I have practiced I have attempted, and not … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Maintaining Fitness While Battling Cancer

  Melanie Bowen recently approached me about writing a guest post for my blog.  I was honored that she wanted to provide content for my blog and delighted when I found out the topic of the post. Maintaining good fitness level will not cure cancer, but it may relieve some of the symptoms associated with it.  Cancer survivors who engage in an appropriate level of exercise have a higher quality of life, increased energy level and the strength needed to get through a very difficult period … [Read more...]

National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.  As a result you can find a lot of information about yoga this month online. Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years.  Yoga is quite popular in the United States with nearly 11 million people nationally practicing yoga.  Most westernized yoga classes focus on physical poses, called … [Read more...]

Desperately Seeking Focus (and Balance)

I have not recently posted an update on my progress toward my goals for this year.  Mostly because I have been lacking focus and sort of ignoring some of them.  When I am experiencing stress, I tend to ignore things - even those things that I know will make me feel better over the longer term.  The last month or so has seemed a bit more stressful than usual. I am going to attempt to re-set my focus and see how it goes.  I find that sometimes it is best for me to choose one thing at a time to … [Read more...]