I wrote an article for Healthline, that discusses all things health and well-being and shared several ways as to how yoga can help you stay fit, motivated, and keep you calm during the winter months! I also shared 7 different poses that can help with any stress, anxiety or just give you some energy that you might be looking for during the winter! Essentially a way to have a start a home practice or turn your apartment into a mini studio when it becomes challenging to get to a studio during the winter months! Click the link above!
The Heart-Healing Exercise That Will Get You Through A Breakup
When you are grieving, whether it's from a breakup, the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, or whatever it may be, the pain and stress is taxing—not only on the body but on the mind as well. It is extremely hard to endure head on, and the majority of the time we run from the suffering, denying the reality of the situation, overanalyzing every little detail, or begin to foster the worst possible situation that we believe will happen.
Heartache does fade over time, just like physical pain. This is where yoga comes into play, not only during these times of suffering—a daily committed practice is essential to helping you grow and transforms your outlook, self-awareness, and perspective. The breath (pranayama) and the poses (asana) both have proven to be effective in calming nerves, soothing your mind, and helping in treating depression, allowing you to become more flexible and stronger during times of instability.
Yoga teaches you:
1. Self worth
3. Focus on the present
4. Go with the flow
I have a committed yoga practice, because of the transformation I have seen it do for my own mental, physical, and spiritual life, but I always turn to yoga during stressful times especially when I feel as if my world is caving in and I am just barely crawling to the surface. The four corners of my mat are where I find solitude, my own rhythm. By focusing on these four points, my perspective shifts from hopelessness and weakness to peace and strength and where I can begin to quiet the chatter in my mind.
Read more of the article that I wrote for MindBodyGreen here! The Heart-Healing Exercise That Will Get You Through A Breakup (MindBodyGreen Article)
The other week I was asked to put together a short little story as to what I do before bed! It changes daily, but I realistically I try and stick to the same routine every night to get the in habit of calming my mind and body down before I go to bed. Of course there are nights that I am awake until 3 AM working on a project or out until 2 AM and I am totally paying for it the next day! I can't focus, my motivation is at an all time low, my eating schedule is off as in I want to eat everything in site, my stomach/digestion is terrible, my skin looks as if I haven't washed it in days and is totally red, I am so irritable! (sorry!!), and I will have the worst headaches all day! I have the WORST time sleeping in general and usually suffer from insomnia on most nights so making this routine a habit, that I share is a priority to me. It helps me sleep and relaxes both my mind and body.
Here is the article! Plus, there are some other amazing yogis on here, that I feel so lucky to be next to, that share their routines too! Maybe you can learn a few tips!
Before we get started, a lot has been happening in my own personal life & I am excited to share just a few of the projects that I have been working on. [I am going to make this short as possible to not take away from Jeannette- more shares to come!} For starters, just as one's personality and life progress, it only seems natural that my blog would reflect this transition as well. Food/recipes of course, will still be of main focus, but so will yoga/wellness/and anything else that life throws at me. To kick things off with this new theme I have decided to do an interview series and what a better way to kick it off with J! [which we will get to the reason as to why I choose her first.] Each month, I want to shine the spotlight on someone that we all love in the community or someone that we might not know too much about. Someone that continues to inspire not only me but others as well each day. Readers would get to see a snapshot of their daily lives plus I think you will enjoy reading each one because I am approaching it with a lighthearted and fun touch.Read More