Embrace that healthy life.
In a week that includes famous quotes for healthy living and things you’ll never hear at a Lululemon, our thoughts turn to personal fitness. Check out these wayback-when EcoSalon articles on keeping stretchy, strong, trim and mindful.
Years ago, I ran a personal training business. I felt a wonderful sense of satisfaction each time a client thanked me for making their hour-long workout so engaging and effective. Well, now I’m about to give away one of my biggest secrets.
After a hard afternoon of rowing with a friend, I resigned myself to a few days of burning muscles and soreness. But my friend saved the day with a tube of arnica cream. He rubbed it on my shoulders and voila, instant relief and absolutely no aches the next day. The humble arnica flower makes an incredible cream that no medicine cabinet should be without. Use it immediately to speed up the healing of bruises, sprains, sore muscles and other general aches.
When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place. – Bhagavad Gita
Modern architecture has been so focused on convenience that it has created an “obesogenic” environment. The answer? Urban planners want to make you sweat.
Once you’re gained a little confidence sign up for a local road race and see if you can shave a few seconds off your time. No race to be found? Create one of your own and support a cause that you believe in. Be sure to log on to The Greenteam a community for race events, runners, and folks who simply give a damn. Greenteam members (it’s free to join) have access to eco-friendly race listings and nutrition and training tips.
How-to: Lie down flat on your back. Feet can be about mat-width apart, arms straight, palms up.
Tips: Relax. Follow your breath without trying to control it. Notice what’s going on in your body. Catch your thoughts as they come along and let them go.
Benefits: Good for body awareness and relaxing. Also good for noticing how persistent thinking can be.