Meditation can be a refuge, but it is not a practice in which real life is ever excluded. The strength of mindfulness is that it enables us to hold difficult thoughts and feelings in a different way—with awareness, balance, and love.
A few posts ago, I talked about why Crossfitters (and other athletes) should do yoga. This isn’t a one-way street though! The philosophy of Crossfit encourages “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity” after all. Continue reading
I absolutely love when I hear someone in the box start talking about yoga. Despite my own personal practice (plus this blog and my Instagram), I don’t proselytize much about my passion for combining yoga and weight training. In fact, the two still remain pretty separate in my day to day life.
So when I hear “yoga” amidst the clank and clatter of a Crossfit gym, my ears perk up. There are so many misconceptions about what a yoga practice is and why it’s beneficial. Continue reading
Over the summer, my mother hurt her knee and, for a few weeks, she wasn’t able to walk. A difficult task for someone living in a second-floor apartment and a keen desire to make the most of every hour of the day!
During the healing process, should would periodically observe that an injury in your upper body is doable and livable. An injury in your legs or ankles? You can’t go anywhere or do anything. To quote Captain Obvious, your feet are your foundation. Continue reading