January 12, 20116
Adding Yoga to Your Fitness Routine
This is a Fitness Guest Post by Katrina Ariel who Teaches a Kamloops Yoga boot camp in Canada
Empowering Your Fitness Practise
Here’s my take on strength training and working out: It can be an incredible way to get in shape, lose weight, and maintain a healthy body. When you build muscle you feel more capable, and that muscle burns calories for you even when you’re sleeping.
But, for me, fitness has to be balanced with yoga so it doesn’t become a harsh routine of physical force. It should be fun and feel good, not be a form of torture. And, by bringing the two together, you find your yoga practice evolving as you become more in tune with your body. There’s also the fun of discovering what aspects of your practice are more available to you when you’re stronger, and to see yourself in the mirror and think, “Wow! I look great!”
Let every practice be an offering to yourself; a dance of strength and sensitivity led by your breath. Always listen to your body.
FIRST: The first thing is always to connect with your breath, center in and set your intention; envision yourself strong, healthy, happy, and full of energy! Call it in with an Om.
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