Day 1 of #StrongAsAYogi
is wrist strengthening and crow pose. As soon as I hit play on my son's truck video, the clock starts on my yoga practice! I know I've got 30 minutes tops to warm up and practice (mostly) uninterrupted. I gotta warm up as fast as I can! 😅 Watch closely for a medley of wrist warm-ups and strengthening. When I’m short on time I do lots of dynamic downdog, plank, and cat-cow variations to fire up my core and open up my hips and hammies as quickly and effectively as possible! Swipe for video of my crow practice. I tried to straighten to crane at the end, but didn't want to push too hard because of my bum finger. ☝🏼😐 oh and oops I meant to cut out my post-crow wiggles but oh well 😬
, June 24-30 💪🏼
Have you ever wanted to feel stronger? More stable, more balanced, more powerful? Yoga is often thought of as the practice of flexibility, but without the strength to actively support your body and joints, you leave yourself open to injury. Strength is the heart of a safe and long-lived yoga practice. Let’s get stronger together! .
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For those who like to plan ahead:
Day 1 - Wrists
1️⃣ Pose: Bakasana ✅
Day 2 - Shoulders
2️⃣ Pose: Forearm stand/Dolphin Pose
Day 3 - Abs
3️⃣ Pose: Navasana
Day 4 - Back
4️⃣ Pose: Dhanurasana
Day 5 - Hip Flexors
5️⃣ Pose: Tittibhasana
Day 6 - Legs
6️⃣ Pose: Parsvakonasana
Day 7 - Feet/Ankles
7️⃣ Pose: Malasana
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A friend ask me, “What’s the one thing that you’ll do that will make you feel like you have healed and things are good again?” My answer: “Workout”
These were my most recent “afters” and were taken on April 30th. I had just come out of a vacay weight gain, and I was finally feeling like I was on the right track. Stronger than I had ever been, leaning out, tracking macros, all of it. I pulled my back after a workout on May 3rd, was hospitalized May 4th, and haven’t worked out since.
I feel like I’ve lost a part of myself through all of this. I’ve lost energy, confidence, strength, my passion, and almost all of my creativity.
I’ve been trying to find myself through podcasts, church sermons, journaling, and anything that pulls me back to that creative, successful mindset. I listened to one recently that talked about while we feel like we have it all, more times than not we’re actually missing some other intricate part of ourselves.
Then,💡 2 months ago I had the “boss” and “badass” part of me down. Running a business, beasting out in the gym, eating right, all while running endless errands for the kids and husband making sure they were taken care of. I did it all. But I missed the taking care of myself part. The “goddess” part, as she put it. The part where I should have had rest days, or treated myself. The part where it was okay to ask for help, not over commit and just say no. The part where I was so busy convincing myself and everyone else “I’m fine. I got this. No rest for the wicked.” that I ended up being forced down.
We are taught that emotions are weakness, and asking for help means we somehow failed. We pour into others, but not give 5 seconds of that attention/love to ourselves. We run ourselves ragged making sure others are okay. But who are we to attempt to help others if we can’t even help ourselves?
I can’t wait to get back to me; to my business, my passions, my confidence, and I stand by my answer to the question above. But the only way I can be my best is if I’m TRULY good, from the inside out. When I can embrace the badass, the boss, and the goddess, all together, that’s where my best work comes from. My flow state. My happiness. ✨
A few tips to keep in mind if you're having difficulty latching your baby.
Skin to skin and keeping your baby close not only stimulates breast milk production, but helps to calm your little one when frustrated at the breast. Bonus, it gives baby access to the breast to attempt latching on their own terms.
Sometimes taking baby away from a bright, noisy environment will encourage latching. Think about it this way, when your little one is in the womb it's quiet and dark. After they're born, especially in a hospital setting, they will be exposed to lights and sounds they aren't used to. Lot's of visitors, siblings, doctors, nurses, all well meaning, can pose a distraction while your little one is adjusting to this new world. Removing all the extras can help baby relax and learn this new and wonderful task of latching.
In the even your baby has been exposed to a bottle or pacifier and is experiencing nipple confusion or bottle preference, taking a warm bath together or giving your little one a warm bath can sometimes act as a reset and encourage latching.
Offer the breast often. The more often you offer the more chances you and baby have to practice. As soon as you notice a bit of hunger, or even if you haven't, it never hurts to offer the breast.
Most importantly, feed the baby! A baby in late stage hunger can be very upset and will not latch until calm. Expressing some milk and feeding with a cup or spoon prior to attempting to latch can help baby feel more satisfied and willing to try.
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You ever look up to someone without even meeting them?
We may not have had time to ‘talk’ or connect tonight— but this simple photo is a reminder that my health role model is ‘real’!
It may be the names @coachcalie
Or the blonde hair could make her look like she is part of my family.. lol.
I have watched you push yourself,
& you have been great help at answering my #healthcoaching
Thank you for all you do to help others! It is greatly appreciated 😍