My Spirit Flies to You

Incredible nervous state, trepidation beyond words: to be this much in love is to be sick (and I love to be sick)-

This act was not necessarily random, although it was based on kindness and service

 I was first initially baffled, and then pleasantly surprised to find my Yoga students coming to class earlier and earlier. Some arrive at class 40 minutes early … which, of course, forces me to arrive even earlier to prepare the studio for them. I couldn’t figure out why at first, but then I saw that they liked to check in with each other before class, and as they took off their shoes at the door and hung up their coats, I noticed such a sense of relief in a few as they turned off their cell phones and smart phones — it was a noticeable sense of a technology burden being lifted from their shoulders. Their Yoga practice — in the form of Pratyahara — begins as soon as they touch that “OFF” button. Realizing that made me much happier to come to the studio even earlier to be ready for their arrivals!”

Baseball, Yoga, Life … (and me)

When we act with mindful love? We release the true spirit of those we interact with on a daily basis. Our action(s) and reaction(s) –aka the Law of Karma- begin and end, with how we mindfully care and nurture our own spirit first, and then through embracing Seva, we can bring forth the best in all whom we interact with.

Daily Meditation:

Love – Is feeding and serving others with compassion, kindness and a deep and abiding sense of giving. Through love and Seva, lies true realization.

CultFit Seva

Wednesday 7 March 2012

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success-

The results from our question yesterday turned up missing in the evening hours.  No need to pout like you really cared and are dearly heartbroken today reading at Starbucks.  We have always lamented on: Form, Flow, Grace and the ability to make something look easy (especially when the activity is infinitely hard and complex).  But why go through all the trouble of doing that you may be asking yourself today?  Why care?  Just doing “it” is 98.7% of the battle!  There are a few great coaches out there in the fitness world that can make complex movement patterns (Olympic lifts) digestible to the average passer-by (Dan John is a great example).  No they don’t pre-chew it for you like a momma bird on a crisp spring morning or toss it at you in the hopes that some of the info sticks.  Too much of which already happens daily in our watered down social media driven society.  As a test this morning go out in the blog-o-world and find ten blogs on fitness.  How many just regurgitate centuries old bits-o-information and toss it your way?  Our guess is no fewer than 9 out of 10 do it daily…

“What in the hell does this have to do about movement?”  Say hello to Mr. Q Angle…Don’t confuse him with Mrs. Q Angle!  That would be horribly impolite dear reader! (Four peeps reading know why this is important.  Just four, no more no less.)

“You jack asses over there need to quit skimming the top and dumb it down for all of us…”  What is one bio mechanical difference between a man and a woman?  Why should a woman approach lifting/running differently than a man?  This is not a gender bashing forum peeps so feel free to hop down off your easy argument box when you see fit!

JUST READ THIS to wet your appetite or (maybe) learn a wee bit more. (Well worth your time if you are of the female persuasion)

If you made it this far into the post?  Congrats are in order, We literally get hundreds of emails a day trying to argue how we are poking fun at various routines and having a good-ole time at your expense.  Our seasoned readers know that is far from the truth.  They also know that we like to form and make our arguments on “The Process” not “The Result”…let that sink in for a minute (NO SERIOUSLY READ IT LIKE TEN TIMES).  As an example do you know how easy it is to say and maybe you have said it recently: “CrossFit, P90x, Boot-camps are the best programs due to the fact I am in the best shape of my life!”   Making the easy argument on “The Result” is so clichéd now peeps!!!

The Plan-

Our crack webz research department may have finally found the perfect image that represents what “YOU” do with all the mind numbing information you get in a day!

The Workout-

Pay close attention this may get out of hand quickly…

Warm Up into a nice lather and take your shoes off if you haven’t already done so.

Listen and feel the movement of your breath and body today, keep your eyes closed as much as possible and perform the following:

25 KB One Legged Bent Over Rows (Hips Stacked-Always…Each Arm)

25 KB One Legged One Arm Press (Pressing Arm is Opposite Standing Leg)

25 Hinge Walk Out High Push Up Plank (45-60 seconds, Are your eyes still closed?)

15 Minutes in the following Plank Variations:

High-Low Push Up, Side, Bridge One Leg, Table Top (About 5 mins each)

If you seriously want to mess yo self up?!?  Perform a horrid plank…We dare you!!!


We triple dog dare you!!!  Be safe today peeps and ENJOY!!!