Categorylet’s get physical

Assume the position: Lotus pose

If you’re like me, you might be humbled by your yoga practice. There are some poses that I look at and think “Um…That‘s not going to happen. Not yet…” Meanwhile, there are others that are not too difficult. (Thank you, Warrior 2!) And then there are the ninja poses. You know the ones. They’re like wolves in sheep’s clothing. You might see a photo of...

Work It Out: Yogify

For the past little while I’ve managed to do a yoga workout every day. In addition to books, I have a couple of reliable DVDs. I also own a pair of yoga apps. Last year, I downloaded Yogify, and purchased their Level 1 bundle. Back then, I didn’t try any of their workouts. Not even their freebies. However, on Saturday, I got the notion that I ought to get down to business...

Guys, downward dog is the worst.

THE. WORST. Source I’ve done yoga every now and then in the past, and now I’m trying to make it a regular part of my life. There’s just one problem. I hate downward dog. It’s a very basic pose, but I keep feeling like I’m doing it wrong. Which just means that I have to work to make it my b!tch. Right?!? Really, though. Whenever I assume the position my feet never...

Afro Flow Yoga

Hey Guys!
I just discovered this video via a user in Nappturality‘s fitness board:

That class looks like something I’d like to try. I wonder if it’s offered in Toronto. *off to Google*

Thank God for yoga.

Before I begin, watch this video. I chose it because it presents the main argument(s) I’ve heard against yoga in one concise package. Now then. Let’s consider reality. I’ve been doing meditation and yoga for a little while. I’m not a pro. Still…A demon has yet to visit me. Among Christians I notice that objections to yoga are due to ignorance. And fear. Lately there’s been a lot of buzz about why...

More than moves.

I’ll admit it. I took that copy of Women’s Health home with me. How could I refuse? It looks like 100+ pages of fitness and fun. (And it is.) Yet from what I know about belly fat, it can take more than exercise moves to tone a tummy. I’ve been studying cortisol (stress related fat) for a while. It’s a hormone that can thwart your quest for lean abs. Here’s a post that offers further...

Namaste = “Nah, I’mma stay.” :)

That title came from this song:

What are you doing for yourself these days?
As I look ahead at my life’s next phase, I’m eager to prepare myself. For me, that involves removing a mantle of stress that has built up over the years.
I find yoga’s helping me out along the way. The more I try it, the more my body craves it.
You’ve only got one you. Take care of yourself.

RUNday: Resolution #1

There are many goals that I’d love to see come into fruition this year. And in this season of surrender and promises to self…Here’s one thing that I’m going to do my best to give up. Source Junk food. A small thing to some, I know. Still. Eating trash hasn’t served me well. It’s left me looking a lot like the before pic on this page. Along with my cousin and...

RUNday: Smooth Moves

Lately I’ve been making smoothies featuring my staple ingredients. A Banana – I’ve tried to make smoothies without a banana before. I can’t help feeling as though something’s missing. Maybe I have a potassium deficiency? Fruit – It doesn’t matter to me if it’s fresh or frozen. I enjoy adding strawberries and other goodies. Pineapple Juice –...

RUNday: RunKeeper

Let’s talk about exercise and technology. Do you use any apps when you work out? My phone already had Nike+ iPod preloaded on it. But as popular as the Nike name is, their software and I got into one too many fights. (In short, it refused to sync some of my runs.) Furthermore, I was fed up. I found their insistence on using their chip to track me a little unnerving. What if my next pair of shoes...


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