How do you relax and recharge, especially during these uncertain and challenging times?
✨Mind Body practices like yoga, meditation, and Pilates can help you relax and refill your cup in a way that’s deeply healing. 🧘🏻♀️
✨Mind body tools also help you relax your nervous system and release unhealthy thought patterns. And when our minds are relaxed, our bodies can let go.
✨It’s one thing to be strong in a gritty, conquer the world way. It takes an entirely different strength to get grounded. It’s not easy creating space to slow down, especially if you’re someone who exhibits Type A traits. In fact, it can be down right difficult to roll out your mat and tap into the slow, deep work of connection and presence.
✨It’s a fine balance, isn’t it?…A dance between pushing hard towards goals and learning how to make space to replenish in between all the forward movement.
✨Make time for letting go and add some mind body practices into your week. We need these tools more then ever. When you work on grounding practices, they can help you serve from a more fulfilled, loving place. ☮️
If you need help developing a Mind Body practice, reach out to me for a one on one Zoom session. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Good morning dear ones. There’s a lot of work to be done, there always has been. This quote from Eleanor Roosevelt resonates with me on this Monday morning, “It isn’t enough to talk about Peace ☮️ One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work on it.” . Part of the work is listening and learning. And the other part is contributing. Prayers work best when they’re backed by action. Sending so much love into the world 🌎 and taking action towards change one day at a time. #morelovelesshate
5 ways to eat healthy while you’re working from home and always walking by the kitchen. 😅 Simple meal prep hacks-Boil 10 eggs 🥚 and use them in salads, quick snacks or to make an protein packed egg salad sandwich.🥗 Prep chicken breasts with a drizzle of olive oil, diced garlic salt and pepper and dice them up to use in salads throughout the week. . Fill your fruit 🍎 baskets with a variety of choices so you’re reaching for apples, peaches, and avocados 🥑 before you’re searching for processed snacks in the cabinet. I leave tomatoes, and mini peppers out on the counter so I can snack on them in between meals. . Think Protein! 🍗 Include a source of protein in every meal you eat. For breakfast add your favorite nut butter to your waffle or toast. Snacks can be protein bars, low sugar yogurt, protein shakes, or hummus with veggie chips. . Hydrate 💦 with your 8×8 (8oz. of fluids 8x/day) And if you’re tired of water, infuse your water with lemon 🍋 , fruit, or mint. I’ve been into @drinkspindrift sparkling fruit flavored water and really loving the orange mango flavor. 🍊 Check in with yourself by asking yourself if you’re really hungry or are you bored and/or stressed. 🤯If you’re bored go take a short walk, read a book, listen to a podcast, call a friend (you get the idea). If you’re stressed find a way to manage it. Take a bath 🛀 at the end of the day. Make time for romance 😘(if you’re married with kids, yes this does need to be schedule sometimes lol). . Find your zen ☯️ whatever that is, but find it, because only you can know what brings you peace and helps you chill out. Make it your priority to find out how to manage your stress, instead of it managing you. . Above all have some grace for yourself right now, cause this is a challenging time and maybe you need some extra support. @iamsarabeth and I are starting our next 4 week challenge soon. DM us for details if you’re ready for extra motivation. 💪🏼 #keepshowingup
Friday’s Metabolism Booster Workout is here for you!💥Take the 3 Round Challenge by repeating the workout 3 times for a half hour. Or you can do the video once through if you need a quick 10 minute workout. Tag your friends in the comments below to join you and keep it moving together!
No one has time for achy feet 🦶 I’m managing plantar fasciitis and I’ve been incorporating a combo of myofascial tools with stretching.
You can use a tennis ball and massage therapy gun to work through the band at the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel all the way up to the ball of the foot. You can also massage your feet with enough pressure to help loosen up the area. This way you can get more out of stretching.
Using a light resistance band can help loosen the calves, hamstrings and arches.
Perform 10 reps of pointing and flexing your foot against the resistance of the band. You can also place the band over the arch of your foot for hamstring stretches, holding each for several breaths.
Against the wall stretches are good because they can be done anytime anywhere, even when you’re taking a break at work. Keep your foot flat as you bend the front leg knee, and lean into the wall creating lots of release through the back of the leg.
Another deep stretch for the feet is done sitting with toes curled. Sit in an upright spine position with knees bent. Curl your toes underneath and hold the position for at least twenty seconds. 3 rounds of this stretch is a great way to loosen up the tension that builds between the toes and of course helps alleviate pressure throughout the foot.
Being consistent with this routine at least 2-4 times a week is a great way to help relieve plantar fasciitis and foot pain.