Humble Me

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance-

What in the world does the terrible little word, epiphenomenon have to do with fitness, yoga pants, health and our spiritual well-being? Depends on who you ask, and seeing that you found epiphenomenon here, let us explain a little bit more.

Our conscious mind is but an epiphenomenon of the physical brain (last time we checked), and with timely, appropriate and stimulating mental exercises (reading this blog is not one of them) the brain can be enhanced, empowered and enlightened …

CultFit Beach

Imagine if you will, that we are sitting peacefully in a lovely garden (maybe The Garden of Epicurus?) enjoying some vino, a baguette and a fine section of Brie from the local stinky cheese monger.  Friends, enjoying each others company and happiness.  We could change the setting, sipping VitaCoCo after a group run.  Discussing class as we wipe the sweat from our mats.  In each of these events, we are filled with utter happiness. Allow the struggles of your day to melt away … Let happiness be your primary reason to do anything you like.  The smile on your face?  How did it get there in the first place?!?

The Workout-

5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-141514-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5

Perfect Hard Style KB Swings

Notes:

Not too long ago we were contacted by our Dear Friend, Tina (who just so happens to be a wonderful blogger) about an award. Recognition is great although it truly is the simple thought of others that moves us.  Below are a just a few of the amazing people you will meet during your stay here:

PonderingYogini

Warsaw’s Secret Blog

Helenvalentina

My Magic Universe

Aura Jade

This is just a small sample of some of the truly inspiring readers we have here at CultFit, just like yourself.  We are truly humbled by all of you, be well this weekend and please take care.

CultFit Become


Daylight

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?

CultFit Jawa

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.

The Workout-

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.

Notes:

Today, let’s focus on one “thing” that is changing around us.  Just one for now.  Take care and remember to smile.

CultFit Wat


The Gift of Freedom

… The yoga of life needs a certain grasp of intricacies. It needs carefulness; needs levelheadedness. The yogi does not connect with anything, nor reject it. He lives essentially alone. –Mankuthimma

Today’s sign of the Apocalypse:  Subway Death Photos

** Read the story closely enough and you will find out that ALL OF US … Are part of the problem.  It’s a sad world we live in … **

Our lives are Precious, our lives are Short.  When you set forth on your journey today, don’t do “things” simply for the sake of doing them.  Be present and take a keen look around at what you are doing in the moment.  Only then move forward if you feel there is something meaningful to your action(s).  If you fail to find any usefulness in what you are currently doing?  Drop it and move onto the next “thing”.  If you do so early enough in the day (shower or coffee in the AM)?  You have the potential to avoid an enormous amount of unnecessary pain and suffering.  Dwell in Positivity by thoroughly enjoying the “things” you love!  Life is too short to spend it doing anything else.

If you don’t enjoy what you are doing, then don’t do it.  It’s as simple as developing the Courage, the Will Power to stop.

CultFit Thought

Why is so hard for us to spend our time and energy on the very “things” that bring fulfillment and happiness in our lives?

The Plan-

The Workout:

Work yourself into a thick broozle followed by:

10 Heavy Single Arm KB Swings (snappy)

10 KB Halo’s (each direction)

10 KB Hang Clean + Press (single arm)

10 Goblet Squat Bob + Weave (5 each side – eyes forward)

CultFit Beauty

Form, Flow and Grace 20-40 minutes.

Notes-

Have we reached a stage in our society where running a 5k is easier than resisting the urge to Update your Facebook status?  Sadly, we think it is.  We could even make the argument that running a marathon is easier than sitting down to write an actual letter, you know … Pen and Paper!?!

We never like to start off the weekend on a somber note, today is different.  Pearl harbor remembrance day is today … A time to reflect.  Be well this weekend and ENJOY!!!

CultFit Chill