MOTIVATION: throw away that scale.
We’ve been talking about it over here for a while now and now Tara Stiles is taking on the topic, too. THE SCALE.
This thing that’s supposed to know more about your body than you do. This thing that can control your mind, the way you see yourself and your mood. JUMP OFF IT! Nobody knows more about your body than you — we just gotta tune in.
Check out what Tara has to say: VIDEO: Throw Away the Scale (by TaraStilesYoga)
**BONUS - Tara walks us through her typical weekly grocery shopping — this healthy & fit chick knows what’s up. Also she baked you cookies. #eatrealfood
No matter where you are, how much or little time you have, you can squeeze this full body yoga quickie session in under 10 minutes flat. Boom. Thanks to @tarastiles for making yoga so accessible, cool and no big deal — which ya know, is a very big deal.
I was very close to sitting on the couch for the duration of my Saturday thanks to a Thanksgiving leftovers hangover and yoga studio holiday schedules. But a quick google search offered up unlimited yoga for free! How about that. Hooray interwebs! We literally have NO EXCUSES anymore. A great sweat is literally a click away for exactly $0. Get moving. Get sweaty. Get awesome.
And oh yeah, get your yoga on by clicking above.
dailyMYB: DO IT WHERE & HOW YOU WANNA.
Take 10 minutes or two hours. Do it in your pajamas. Squeeze it in between meetings. Heck, do it straight up right in the middle of your living room.
Working out - do it where and how you wanna. This whole “exercise” thing is kind of silly when you think about it. Our bodies were made to move, function and work hard. But in order to “go workout” we often feel that we need the perfect outfit, the exact right accessories, the optimal spot in the best class, the nicest gym… Sure, all that is nice. But you don’t NEED it to get your sweat on.
Don’t ditch your workout completely just because you can’t get your favorite bike at the exact right cycling class at the exact right time with the exact right teacher for a full 90 minute sweat. Do something else. Take 45 minutes. Take 15. Bust out some yoga in the morning. Dip into the FREE treasure-trove that is Nike Training Club and get a solid 15, 30 minutes in. Go for a quick jog—2 miles or 12, it’s still a solid run.
Whatever you do, do SOMETHING and do something you like. Just keep doing it. Anywhere, anyhow.
VIDEO via tarastileseats: Morning Hotel Yoga in London.
MOTIVATION: how the heck do i headstand???
Ever wondered - how the HECK do I headstand? Ever looked at how-to drawings and been totally confused because your body doesn’t exactly DO that…
Here’s a great video showing exactly how to headstand one baby step at a time.
VIDEO: How to Headstand (by lululemon)
MOTIVATION: yoga in politics??
You know how PASSIONATE we all are about yoga? How much we want to share it with people, talk about it with friends, invite new yogis to class, and connect to fellow yogis? You know how we take what we learn in yoga and relate it how we perform at our jobs, in our relationships and in lives in general?
So why doesn’t it comes up in conversation in politics? Why do we see so-called “politics” as something on the COMPLETE opposite spectrum as so-called “yoga?” The truth is, it’s not.
A “yoga” mindset dictates so much in how we decided to do things, eat things, say things, etc. So why don’t we often connect it to political decisions and civic action? The answer is: we should.
An AWESOME organization called YOGA VOTES wants to do something about just that.
What is YOGA VOTES?
YogaVotes is a nonpartisan campaign to awaken a new demographic of mindful voters—sparking higher voter turnout among the 20 million Americans who practice yoga.
Watch the VIDEO to see what this movement is all about and then pledge to get your VOTE on come November 6th!
YOU are Yoga Votes and can join in on the action. Check out their website here: www.yogavotes.org
VIDEO: Yoga the Vote 2012 (by Yoga Votes)
Like the man in search of a martini, it’s always [workout] class time somewhere.
Check out this fantastic article from the NYTimes’ Sunday Styles. I love how obsessed we all get with our specific workout or instructor. It’s proof that a workout class is more than just a workout class. Forget chefs and socialites—fitness gurus are the next line of celebrities. Keep it up people!!
Read the full article: Sweating Through Decades for the Teacher’s Admiring Nod - NYTimes.com
MOTIVATION: yoga for everyone.
"Yoga for everyone" isn’t exactly how most people look at yoga. @tarastiles is trying to change all that. Check out this awesome HEARTLAND YOGI video about Tara heading back to her hometown to throw a Yoga party.
Yoga Where You Least Expect It: Heartland Yogi With Tara Stiles (by LivestrongWoman)
Wickedly pumped for my first ever yoga class tomorrow with Emily. I’m gonna downward buddha the fuck out of this weekend.
My boyfriend, Mike.
After a discussion about whether or not NFL footballers do yoga, Mike signed up for his first yoga class ever tomorrow (thank you Justin Tuck!). How was your very first namaste experience?? Any experience for my (6’4” 240lb) boyfriend, Mike?