Monthly Archives: October 2014

How Yoga Can Benefit Athletes

I originally wrote this for a guest post on Bodeefit.com.  Since Bodeefit got a bit of a restructure and no longer features blog posts, I knew I didn’t want this great information to be lost into internet thin air!

I’ve actually been teaching a high school football team since I finished up Yoga Teacher Training.  It has been a great experience for me to learn and has also really benefited the players.  Not to mention they’re undefeated…it must be the yoga.
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While anyone can reap the benefits from a good yoga session, athletes in particular are starting to realize just how beneficial it could be for their training. Whether you’re a professional athlete or just training for your first 5k, yoga can prepare you both physically and mentally. We saw it with our 2014 Super Bowl Champs, the Seattle Seahawks. They credited weekly yoga to be a significant part of their training. Now more than ever more and more professional athletes are starting to integrate yoga into their schedules. Here’s why:

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Five Things Friday – Fall Edition

Happy Friday Loves! I hope you all had a great week and are taking in all of this beautiful fall weather.  I’m loving it!  My week consisted of having some free time on my hands along with some new job training thrown in.  Oh and lots of hot and sweaty yoga!

I haven’t joined Clare over at Fitting It All In for Five Things Friday in a while.  It’s one of my favorites!

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Five Things I Ate

Clearly there is a theme here…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from PaleOMG

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A fall friendly salad with grilled chicked, beets, butternut squash, and pumpkin seeds!

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Why I Quit My Job

Boy has it been a whirlwind around here lately. Change of season, new addition to the family, sleepless nights, and oh yeah I quit my job.

Yes, you read that right. I quit my nine to five high paying sales job in the corporate world. Why? Because I want to live a life I love.

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I want to wake up every morning with the urge to jump out of bed and take on the day. I want to have time to read, and write, and teach yoga. I want to spend time with my other half and new puppy. I want to surround myself with like minded people. I want to sweat everyday and challenge myself physically but also mentally. I want to try new things, new activities, new practices. I want to have time to be a student of yoga to better my teaching. I want to be inspired in order to inspire others. I want to get outside more and breathe fresh air. I want to move and I want to get creative. I want to create a life where what I do to make a living meets my passions.

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