Crossing the finish line of any marathon for the first time requires physical and mental conditioning. There's physical fatigue, the mental highs of pushing past psychological limitations, and the sheer excitement of feeding off competitors and a crowd. It is just this sort of physical and mental prep that are also required to be an accomplished salsa dancer.
Taipei is “China-light”--smaller city, fewer people, cleaner air and a slower pace. It’s a great first-step for traveling to a Chinese-speaking region without the hustle/bustle of Hong Kong nor the hassle and cost of getting a visa.
Long-haul flights (think 8+ hours) seem to hold power over the clock. Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock. When will it end? How can time move so slooooowly? Between the lack of space to sprawl out and limited options for longer periods of body movement, all hope seems lost for any form of activity. But, fear not. Yoga saves the day!
Finding the right gift can be the key to one's heart...at least for the moment!
Most folks know the basics of arriving prepared for a Hot Yoga or Bikram Yoga class. Jake Goertzen, is a Bikram Yoga certified instructor who has been teaching for 9 years and expounds below upon the “shoulds” of being a good yoga practitioner and yoga citizen.
Editor's Note: This is a special guest post from Maggie Hadleigh-West. Her byline is at the end of the article
21 is no fun.
I am barely 5"3", my hair is thin and straight, I have almost no hair on the outer thirds of my eyebrows. I'm prone to being slightly overweight. My palms are yellow, my fifth digit is shorter than it should be and tips of my fingers are purple-ish. These are classic signs of an illness.
Let's get it on! We are here to help you pick gifts for EVERYONE on your list. Take off the fighting gloves, skip the malls, and any other gift giving hassle and settle into this holiday season. Given current events, we know this is a lot to ask...But we all can do it!
We've compiled our short list of gifts that we want and/or that we already have! Don't miss the stocking stuffers at the bottom. Happy Holidays to all of you!
Bodybuilding is a tough and intimidating world. Not many understand what it takes to fit in and compete like Sara. How does this 42-year-old beauty go from certified yoga teacher to champion bodybuilder? It ain’t easy, we’ll tell you that!
We are obsessed with bars. We maintain a spreadsheet that tracks nutrition data, ingredients, and factors like texture and flavor for over 50 bars! What we know for sure is that bars are like jeans. You have to try on MANY pairs to find right one(s) -- yes plural. We have bars for different occasions...tastes...goals.
The key to finding YOUR bar is a willingness to taste. And taste them twice. But before you buy, you can do a little homework to maximize your investment in time and money:
Have you been told that you’re obese or overweight and know that it can’t be right? I have.
Last year, during a routine primary care check-up, one of the clinical assistants measured my height and weight. It was mid-spring, and I was in pretty good shape at the time. In fact, I had just gotten a DEXA scan (It’s a body fat measurement that we will explore later.) as part of a health evaluation. It was a stellar 9%. I was feeling good!