Pilates is a method of exercise that is synonymous with core strengthening, but is that all that is really involved? Joseph Pilates originally intended for his method to become a way of life. Let’s take a look at what makes a Pilates session different from most other forms of exercise and how this can carry over into our daily life.Breathing
So much for September. Hello Halloween. Although it is a goal of mine to write more often, I only do when I am inspired AND make the time (aka make it a priority). Truth quote: "there are no excuses OR reasons, only priorities." Food for thought: will power doesn't exist and behavior change is accomplished when you believe that your efforts are worth it (aka belief leads to change).
I was recently asked to do something that is completley outside of my comfort zone. My initial reaction was NO, I can't possibly do that! Then I took a deep breath and thought, why not? It will take a lot of effort but it really sounds like something you would enjoy. So I went for it.
As we get older we may come to realize that we don’t bounce back or recover as quickly from an injury, or that the ‘spring in our step’ is not there any longer. Regular exercise definitely has a lot to do with how fast we recover, how vital we feel, and how we perform all those daily tasks and recreational activities. Just like financial planning for retirement, planning for a strong healthy body that can pull us through old age, living independent with a high quality of life also takes planning. And we need to be SMART about it.
Do you feel this way sometimes. Things you have tried work for a while, but in the end you are back to where you were just a couple of months ago? What gives! The scenario is quite common. You are highly motivated ready to be more active, eat better. How you go about it though can definitely put you in a mindset of "everything I try never works" or "it's gonna take some time, and I should have reasonable goals for myself"
Humpty Dumpty Had A Great Fall!
So, I'll bet you're wondering what I'm talking about, right? Now that I have your attention, let's talk about goals; and, our ability to successfully achieve them. How do we go about doing so?
Well, honestly speaking, if I am not very specific when establishing a goal, I risk becoming a jack of all trades, and master of none! Now, I know there are many multi taskers out there who can easily juggle many tasks at once, but, unfortunately, I have yet to acquire this skill. Frankly speaking, I admire and applaud these folks.
Essential oils have been used for centuries in cultures around the world in perfumes, rituals and ceremonies, and for medicinal purposes. There is evidence that the use of essential oils dates as far back as 3000 BC with the ancient Egyptian use for burial. The ancient Greeks and Romans used essential oils in perfumes and massage, as well as treating injuries. Use of essential oils can be found in the Ayurvedic medicine in India, which is used to balance the body naturally. The use of essential oils spread to China with the opening of trade routes.
Which came first? The chicken or the egg? The egg or the chicken? Undoubtedly, you have heard this conondrum before. But have you ever wondered why? Some of you wonder why anyone would eat a filthy chicken or its eggs in the first place. Others, just the opposite - they love it and would eat it daily! In the wake of the never ending firestorm of commercials, books, ads, etc., you have been overwhelmed by the sheer ability of the billion dollar ad companies to tell that what you were told you were supposed to hear and is absolutely the answer to your problem.
Summer is here!Keep your cool with essential oilsThe summer months have begun, school's are winding down and we are all ready for the slower pace of summer. Take time to re-energize your body during the longer days ahead. Getting plenty of fresh air and sunlight can help the body to re-balance itself naturally. Visit your local farmer's market to take advantage of all of the fresh fruits and veggies coming in to season.