Tag: clear calm focus

Exercise motivation comes from connecting the dots

When it comes to staying fit and leading a healthy lifestyle, people ask me all the time about how to get motivated and stay motivated. After 20 years of teaching strength and conditioning, Empowered Yoga and other fitness strategies, I can state for certain that mental fitness is the key. Your body will do whatever [...]

Are your mind and body really in synch?

Most of us are so busy that even when we take “me” time, it’s hard for us to clear our minds. It’s easy for me to pick out the people at the gym who are zoning out and probably thinking about a dozen things other than their workouts. Here are a few tricks to help [...]

Do you live in the moment or on a continuous loop?

When you woke up this morning, the room, your belongings and your family probably all looked no different than they did yesterday. At first glance, your life was the same. But was it really? Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that “you can never step into the same river twice”. This wisdom exemplifies the flowing nature of [...]

Is THIS really yoga?!

  For the last eight years, I’ve taught the Balanced Athlete program to some of the country’s most elite strength and conditioning coaches, and personal trainers, during the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s annual conference. The Balanced Athlete is a combination of traditional yoga poses and modern day movements that help strengthen an athlete’s mind [...]

Costa Rica 2011 (PART TWO)

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. The knowledge is not us (the teachers), but it is out there in the universe, and we help set up the environment in which it can be heard, felt, experienced, and transmitted.” Albert Einstein Laura McNew, a six- [...]