Perspective and Perceptions

Spring is here and Easter is coming! Remember? He makes all things new. Getting a new perspective on your life can lead to positive changes. Metaphorically, take what you are learning in your Yoga Bird practice and apply it to your life.

“To change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions.” ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Here are a few suggestions to get you going! Be honest with yourself, feel what is true, take on new challenges, practice positive self talk, spend time in nature, take time to be alone, travel to new places (it can be in your own county), do something fun, meditate, make better food choices, get some back yard chickens. (just kidding about the chickens but seriously!) 🙂

Easter’s coming!

April 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Brand New to Yoga? Answers!

So! You are brand new to yoga! Watch this little video and get the answers to your questions. Like, what should I wear? What kind of mat should I buy? What in the world is a Downward Facing Dog, a Warrior II or a Tree Pose?

*Yoga Bird classes are friendly to any fitness or flexibility level.

Once you know these basics things you’ll feel confident about getting started! Let today be the day that your wellness journey takes flight.

*Watch for a guest appearance from our cat, Reverend Billie White Shoes Johnson. 🙂

March 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Nothing Grandiose Is Needed.

“Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Mother Teresa

I’ve alway liked this simple quote from Mother Teresa. It is great advice about love and about life too. As our society “progresses” and becomes more technical and informed it seems we’re all on a mission to continually take things up a notch. We work more, accumulate more, throw bigger parties and constantly upgrade our speed. We heap our plates at materialism’s buffet, leaving us so full (of stuff) we can barely breathe.

Having worked in the fitness industry for about thirty years now, I see the trend in fitness too. There seems to be this unspoken expectation from something or someone who makes us feel inadequate. What? You never made it through Insanity? Are you telling me you’ve never trained and ran a marathon? P90X isn’t your best friend?!! Gesh, what a wimp! This over-the-top(ness) is enough to make anyone feel too discouraged to give exercise a go!!

Taking some artistic license here, let’s look at Mother Teresa’s quote again and apply it to our fitness program. 🙂 “Do not think that exercise, in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to exercise consistently. Be faithful in small things because it is in them, that your strength lies.”

Bam! We don’t need to go postal with our exercise routine in order for it to be genuine! Keeping things in perspective, with consistency, really WORKS and will add to our fitness and happiness levels. What does that look like? It looks like tag in the park, a bike ride on your favorite trail, a brisk walk around town or a yoga class each day. Nothing grandiose is needed. It is enough. You are enough.

Little things become big when we do them each day.

November 15, 2013 Leave a comment