Category: Exercise

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A space at home

A space at home

Last week I wrote about my decisions to quit the gym in lieu of a home practice guided by my online teachers. For me that strategy better supports my commitment of a daily habit of movement. This decision coincided with an opportunity to continue working toward a more minimalist lifestyle, which...

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Happy 2018. I just quit my gym.

Happy 2018. I just quit my gym.

Yes, I quit the gym just last month. It was a big deal. I’ve belonged to a gym for most of my adult life. So why quit the gym now? In January, the season of new resolutions. In 2017 several things shifted. The gym was a 15-minute drive away. That was 30-minutes I wanted to use in another way....

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Walking is good, hiking is better

Walking is good, hiking is better

Continuing on my study from last week of the G-habits from the book Sitting Kills, Moving Heals, by Joan Vernikos I began to think more about the stories of John Glenn. I didn't know that much about John Glenn before and as I searched story after story illustrated a man of great resilience and...

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A long awaited discovery

A long awaited discovery

He looked at me and I could see the thought cross the blue sky of his mind. It was a discovery, a realization, a connection. One I had been patiently waiting for. Patience is not one of my natural strengths. This had been an especially long wait. When he was young he had endless energy....

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bring summer inside

bring summer inside

This summer I read The Blue Zones: lessons for living longer from the people who lived the longest by Dan Buettner. This book chronicles the search for and summary about the cultures where people live the longest and what it is that they do to live long and happy lives. One of the things they do...

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ready for a hike?

ready for a hike?

Hiking season is upon us. You can hike anywhere--the beach, the woods, up a mountain or through a meadow. There are many benefits to hiking outside. One is increased neurotransmitter levels that help you feel more joyful and alert. Being submerged in the sights and sounds that are the natural...

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Forward fold

Forward fold

So I realized this week that having the expectation that winter was almost over was, perhaps, unrealistic. It always seems I’m leaning into the future. It seems the weather is telling me there are at least a few more weeks of hibernation. Perhaps I need to lean back and abide in this time of rest...

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It’s a dance

It’s a dance

At its core, yoga is about the breath. Sinking into this life force and being with the cycle of the breath, the receiving and the letting go. In a nutshell that is what life is about receiving and letting go. Reaching and resting. In yoga we practice the ujjayi breath. You breathe in and out...

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yoga in service to me

yoga in service to me

Okay, I’m coming clean. I did not go to a single yoga class all summer. Yep, you got it right, not one. Not even in Cape Cod, where one of my favorite teachers resides during the summer. Now for the other half of my confession. I did yoga almost everyday. There were a few days of rest tucked in...

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feel the benefits from yoga all day, every day

feel the benefits from yoga all day, every day

Last week you read about ideas of how to incorporate Yoga into your commute and this week we’re taking it even deeper. The more you can incorporate Yoga into every part of your day, from getting an MRI to making dinner for the family, the more benefits you’ll reap. Our years of survey...

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