30 Day Challenge – Move More!

I took a break from doing 30 day challenges during the holidays. I probably should have taken the break a month or two before I did - my last two challenges were a bit half hearted. I took January to reset - It’s a new year and I have new resolve. It’s time to get back to 30 day challenges. For me 30 day challenges are, in large part, about trying new things and forming new habits.  This month’s challenge isn’t so much about trying something new, but getting back to something and maybe … [Read more...]

30 Day Challenge – Yoga

I am 22 days into my daily yoga challenge and so far I have not missed a day! All of my practices have been selected from the YogaGlo website. I have not stepped foot in a yoga studio for a month! I have not felt as if it would be a good idea to go into a hot, moist studio to practice yoga and unfortunately the studio I belong to has no other viable choices for me. Even the Ashtunga classes I love are "lightly heated" which in the summer can mean it is upwards of 88 degrees in the room. I … [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...]

BeFit Summer Yoga Series

  With the BeFit GO series completed, LionsGate entertainment offered me the opportunity to share “Lower Body Yoga Workout” from MyYogaWorks, with you. I was honored and thankful to LionsGate for the opportunity. Yoga is something I know a little about as I have been practicing for about five years now. Whenever I drift away from a regular practice and then start practicing again, I remember all the reasons I love yoga. The benefits of Yoga include: Stress Reduction- Studies have … [Read more...]

Got Stress? So What Are You Going to Do About It? Part 3

So - what exactly is "stress"? Glad you asked. Stress is the natural reaction of the body to any demand placed upon it. These demands can be either physical (like running from a dangerous situation) or psychological (deadlines, worry, embarrassment, etc). At some point in the history of man the pendulum shifted from major stressors being those that were physical (running from a saber tooth tiger) to psychological (dealing with the demands of a promotion at work). Stress can be caused by … [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...]