I think more and more people are really getting that caring for their body “at home” will look and feel much different than having our past resources and routines (the gym, bodywork, group classes, etc…)
Movement and exercise is known to improve body image, alter body composition, strengthen the muscles and bones, improve confidence, contribute to positive feelings (thanks to endorphins), and help people feel more connected to their body. (more…)
I find the more deeply connected a woman is to her body, the more positively her body and soul respond to movement and exercise.
Her mood improves, she feels more alive, her cells and tissues are oxygenated, and her awareness is tuned in to the present moment and the miracle of her own living, breathing body. (more…)
The one piece of workout equipment that will enrich your life
I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve been a walker for nearly 20 years now.
I used to go for walks with my mom for exercise around my childhood neighborhood when I was in high school.
Later, I’d walk at night on my university campus (with a fork in hand for protection per the advice of my roommate – still cracks me up) (more…)
4 Questions your Should be Asking about Your Workouts
My own relationship with exercise has changed a lot over the past decade. When I was younger I used to exercise compulsively. On top of teaching group fitness classes regularly, I’d spend added time in the gym out of fear that I wasn’t doing enough. As I learned to soften around this, the pendulum swung in the other direction, and I found it difficult to feel inspired to workout or take “hard” classes. (more…)