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Making a Connection

Aloha everyone.  I wanted to share with you something I heard last week that has really stuck with me: All of our mental anguish, stress, and anxiety actually stems from us choosing to disconnect from ourselves.  It makes sense.  I'll use myself as an example:  when I'm stressed out, my mind starts to take over my breathing, and before I know it, I may have indulged in unproductive or destructive behavior such as inhaling an entire bag of chips without even realizing it.

Gratitude

 Good Morning!

 

It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day.  I'm off in a few to go teach class.  I just wanted to share that I feel so blessed and grateful that "work" for me is sharing yoga and that I'm lucky enough to feel better after I go to work!  A big THANK YOU to all of you who have supported me and Applied Movement.  None of this would be possible without you!

 

Aloha and Namste,

karen

Humility and Innocence

 Hi there,

As yogis, our ultimate goal is reaching that state of samadhi, or bliss.  Along the way, what will help us stay on that path are the qualities of humility and innocence.  One of my mentors reminded me of that, and I wanted to pass the message along to all of you.  Whether it be on your mat or just in your daily life, see if you can tap into those qualities of humility and innocence that you already have inside you.

 

Namaste

What does it take?

What does it take to achieve the body you desire?  WORK!  That's right.  In the 10+ years I've been in this industry or practice I've noticed how much people underestimate the amount of time and effort it really takes to get the body or health they desire.  I'm sorry to tell you that all these infomercials are dead wrong when they state, "all it takes is 20 minutes a day".  I wish.

Keep your Breath in the Lead

 Aloha All,

You asked for it, give it a try.

 Hello everyone, how are we doing?  I just finished my power breakfast, sippin on some organic coffee :) and feeling great.  I hope you guys are feeling the same. I got a request from a subscriber stating he wanted a sample workout that he and his friend could do to improve their conditioning level.  I replied to him, "sure, but what are you and your friend trying to accomplish?" Basically I was asking him, what is their purpose for training?

YOU MUST WORK TO BE FIT!

'You Must Work to Be Fit'

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “BODYBUILDING TRAINING” AND “FUNCTIONAL TRAINING” ANYWAY?

 Bodybuilding training, by definition, is “cosmetic.” In a bodybuilding competition, you are judged on the way you look, not by the way you perform. Whether you use light weights or heavy weights, slow reps or fast reps, long workouts or short workouts is completely irrelevant. The only thing that matters is that on the day of the contest, your physique is visually the best one onstage.

How many days a week should I train?

Of all the email questions that I receive, one of the most popular asks about training frequency. Some people heard its best to train several times a day and others heard that you should only train once every ten days… 

Pleasure vs. Joy

 Aloha Everyone.  I hope you are well.  I've been sharing lately, a quote by Eckhart Tolle, who says that "Pleasure is always dervied from something outside you, whereas JOY arises from within."  

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