DaylightPosted: January 14, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: blogging, Breathing, crossfit, fitness, free range, friends, happiness, health, hipster, kettlebell, life, love, lululemon, motivation, paleo, passion, perspective, pride, running, Walk, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga, Yoga Mats 15 Comments
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.
What’s amusing is I blogged today about a big change in my life. Life is always, always, ALWAYS changing.
No doubt! I think part of what I am trying to say today, is that by noticing the small changes around us the bigger ones don’t come as much of a shock (good and bad). If you loose 20lbs? A lot of small changes happened … Unless you lost a leg somewhere. 😉
According to Jerry Mcguire, if I were to lose a head, it’d be 10 pounds!
Yes, I am using movie references as my point of facts!
I love this! It is so apropo for what is happening in my life right now. Thank you! You ROCK! 🙂
You are more than welcome! Please take care. 🙂
Of course 🙂
On the money…as always.
Thanks mate! The changes for me today are in the workout, small subtle changes that make a huge difference. Breathing, holding tension are just a few. I hope your week has started off on the right note, take care!
ah, change change change… have you got any change for the vending machine? love the post today, i sympathize with the giraffe. take care!
My apologies, I’m fresh out of change today. No worries though, I’ll be sure to bring extra next time!
hehe, thank you!
Thanks for the reminder. Been suffering from post race blues and wonder how to begin again. Will follow your advice and go for a long walk concentrating on my breathing. 🙂 (And smile more)
A smile a day goes a long ways, walking helps too 🙂
Are you looking to race again soon or are you looking to try something new?
Not really on both counts. When I started i was just fighting with low self image. Now I run for fun and join a race or two to test my will, gain health and confidence. I just need to get started on the routine again and haven’t been able to do that. Thanks for helping me get out and just do it 🙂
You are more than welcome, I didn’t do much although I feel you just needed a gentle reminder, to tell you how inspiring you are. Running and running events are great social opportunities to meet like minded people and to share in a common love, pretty cool.