Tag: stress

The best ways relieve stress in your muscles and your mind

An essential part of becoming a balanced athlete is being aware of the mind-body connection. That is just as important after a hard workout – when our muscles and even our minds can be coping with stress – as it is before and during your physical activity. I am just coming off the heels of [...]

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 [...]

My favorite remedies for holiday stress

The average American will gain 8-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. People tend to back off of exercise, and spend more time shopping and attending parties. Some of us will also be hanging out with not-so-favorite relatives. Meanwhile, we’re thinking about our New Year’s resolutions: Next year will be different. No wonder we’re stressed! We’re [...]

The power of “letting be”

What thoughts and stressors are robbing you of happiness? Maybe you are preoccupied with balancing your work schedule with your kids’ after-school soccer practices. Or you’re worried about the effect of today’s economy on your life. Whatever your personal frustrations may be, cultivating the ability to “let be” is an important aspect of living a [...]