2015 Make it Meaningful

The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.

Arnold Bennett

It is so exciting to have a fresh year, full of new possibility, hope and inspiration. It is a collective restart, so what are your priorities?  I am working on doing less and having more. This might sound counter-intuitive as we live within cultural mores that dictate we must strive and push in order to get to the top. For me, no matter what peak I climb, when I arrive to that destination I am already aware of more I want to be, do or have. This is the endless cycle of expansion and growth that is the human experience. I am choosing to release the need to prove my worth through my accomplishments. I am worthy of all good things because I am a here.

For 2015, I am naming my top priorities and sticking to them. This means being extremely choosy about what I take on and seeing if it will truly add to the fun, uplifting and joyous life that I am creating. The same is true of fitness. I believe practice makes priority and by prioritizing health and well-being it becomes second nature and a part of our daily routine just like eating, sleeping and brushing our teeth. Over time and consistent practice it feels harder to skip a workout than to complete it. Here’s to an amazing and healthy year!

POSTURE OF THE MONTH  – CRESCENT LUNGE

Stand in a lunge position with your right leg forward and left leg back. Make sure that your right knee is pointing over your second toe and that it is bent at a 90 degree angle. Keep your back leg straight and engage your abdominals. Maintain an even position in your hips and reach your arms overhead touching the palms of your hands in a prayer position. Gaze past your fingers and breathe deeply. Hold for 5-10 breaths and repeat on the other side.

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Photo Credit: Alexa Miller

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