DaylightPosted: January 14, 2013
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend-
Link of the day: You seem pretty cool, let’s SWAP IDEAS
Change in the world is constant, just take a look a round you when you get a minute. Our bodies are constantly changing, adapting and processing new information every second of the day. Have you noticed the new produce at Trader Joe’s or the seasonal yoga mats at Lululemon? Change, from the moment you wake up in the morning until you gently fall asleep listening to your favorite podcast. Whether we notice or not, the process of changing happens all the time. What happens though when we start to pay attention to change?
There are many ways to start paying attention to change. We could practice by focusing our attention on any number of things: Leaving the TV off after work, smiling more during the day, going for a gentle walk instead of abusing your body running and our favorite(s) … Breathing and Meditation. Our breathing is never constant, no two breaths are ever the same. Don’t believe us?!? Try holding your breath in Downward Dag, for 30 seconds.
Yoga, Breathing and Kettlebells … Forget we mentioned Yoga. The reason being, is that we have adopted the bastardized version we see vainly displayed in many studios. Our revised list: Breathing + Kettlebells.
Let’s start with a nice flowing, gentle Walk to get into tune with our bodies before we start (breathing is paramount today).
Adho Mukha Svanasana –> Utkatasana –> Ardha Uttanasana –> 5 KB Bent Over Rows ( your palm faces the outside when picking the KB up, torso parallel to the floor, hips back, opposite hand inline with torso – parallel to floor – palm down)
Form, Flow and Grace.
Today, let’s focus on one “thing” that is changing around us. Just one for now. Take care and remember to smile.