When you think you know it all; when you think you know your stance; when you think you’ve figured it out; when you think there’s nothing else to learn; it will all hit you at once to remind you that you will never know it all; you will never stay in the same stance; you will never figure it all out; and there will always be more to learn.
Or so I was reminded.
What I’m Loving
This is a lovely magazine that I discovered in Maui, Hawaii while
staying at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. I’m not generally a magazine reader, but I fell in love with this while I was there. I read, I kid you not, every single article. I don’t think I have EVER done that or wanted to do that with any other magazine in my life. This isn’t some crap magazine that you waste your time doting at. This is a magazine the will feed your mind with positive articles and feed your mind with the healthy lifestyle you want to live. This is important, because what you are constantly feeding your mind is what you will be. Think Jersey Shore versus Extreme Makeover: Home edition. It does make a difference in the person you are and are becoming.
Yoga. If you have never done yoga. I strongly recommend it. I always thought exercise was about extreme exertion, but having read John Douillard’s, Body, Mind, and Sport, my perspective changed. (Blog on it here) My dear friends, Gina and Taylor, taught me sun salutations (a series of yoga poses) while we were at a conference in Long Beach, CA and I am forever grateful! Yoga teaches you how to feel your body, and how to breathe with it. It teaches you how to calm your mind. It teaches you how to be alone. It teaches you how to be part of nature. Yoga brings out all these beautiful things in life that I think are lost in all the modern gizmos we rather surround ourselves with. I can’t simply explain it, you must try it a few times. Start with a simple sun salutations like I did and build onto it. Videos Here. Plus, Adam Levine does yoga and he is hot! Just saying :)
Deep Breathing. I’m sure to some of you this sounds like yoga all over again. It’s really not. I do this while at work, at home, on the phone, outside, out with my friends, where ever and when ever. Most people take deep breaths through their mouth. Mouth breathing doesn’t get air into the lower part of your lungs. Rather, you should breathe as deeply as you can through your nose until you can’t anymore and slowing breathe out. Try it now. Deep breathe through your nose. Slowly breathe out.
You’ll actually notice you’ll feel more relaxed through your shoulders and you’ll also get a small burst of energy. Practice this throughout your days and see how you feel!
This isn’t me, but I this is definitely how I feel when I do it!! :)
Now that you’ve taken some true deep breaths, thought about doing some yoga, and want to get a new magazine, I think it’s time to say, “bye bye.”
Peace and love and blessings
And all the health, happiness and hotness in the world!