Uncategorized, Yoga

Am I Progressing?

You're in downward facing dog, sweating. Your grip isn't great. You can't focus on your breath. Everything is hurting and shaking. And you know that your form is terrible. Then comes this little thought, "Am I progressing?" This is Buzz. A bug in your ear. (Shout out to those of you who've been here from… Continue reading Am I Progressing?

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Motivation, Yoga

Forcing Yourself Onto The Mat

Have you taken time off? Started up a new regime? Maybe you've just come back from an injury or (ready?) a vacation and need to start back up. But how? How do you find the motivation to get onto your yoga mat or the martial arts mat? You don't. I've said this about writing, running,… Continue reading Forcing Yourself Onto The Mat

Running

Running Is Boring

Last week I wrote about how yoga is boring but this week, we're going to look at how running is boring. Or, at least how people tend to think running is boring. News flash, I refuse to think it is. To be fair, I am not saying treadmill running is exciting. Or interesting. It feels like nothing other… Continue reading Running Is Boring

Mental Health Monday

Working Out Sucks

And somehow I love it? I've been hinting at this blog post for the last week or so. I've been subtly talking about how, hey working out won't always feel great and that in fact, it'll be really hard to start. But now, I finally get to say it... Working out sucks! And it doesn't get… Continue reading Working Out Sucks

Running, What I Mean When I Say, Yoga

“I Can’t Workout”

Okay, so we've covered similar threads on this before, right? Right. But this one is going to be pain specific...meaning I'm going to be talking about physical pain, injury, and teaching yourself how to stop. So, why would we ever want to stop working out? I mean, we go through a lot of hassle to get… Continue reading “I Can’t Workout”

Mental Health Monday, Yoga

Finding The Balance: Inversions

Why do we practice going upside down? It's not easy, it is scary, and it's a long, slow journey to success. So why do we do it? Well, we do it because it's hard. Yoga is a beautiful thing. It's an art that focuses on the journey, not the outcome. Not saying that others don't, but this one… Continue reading Finding The Balance: Inversions

Mental Health Monday

Burning Out or Backing Off

Hello, hello! Happy Monday. With the start of the work week comes, well, all the work. Exercising, meal planning, work, extra work, hobbies, lunches, commitments, kid's games, and so on will fill the week. The games have begun! But what happens when you start getting tired? Unable to function and cranky all the time? Are you going… Continue reading Burning Out or Backing Off

What I Mean When I Say

No, I Can’t Go Out

It's Friday. That means the weekend is coming up but it also means that lots and lots of people will be spending their time out at restaurants, bars, clubs, social gatherings, what have you. Most weekends, and some weekends, I'll get asked to go out somewhere. And, most of the time, my answer is "No,… Continue reading No, I Can’t Go Out