It's back to school time. Playlist for a little headspace. Goes well with lots of planks and long holds in extended side angle variations. enjoy :) Click Here to check it out.
Each time we step onto our mats, we can make positive change by inviting in an intention. You can begin planting seeds of love every time you practice yoga. On your mat, your intention rules. This means you keep practicing what you want to grow and cultivate like love, gratitude, compassion, and forgiveness. I call them yoga seeds. What we give our attention to grows and thrives. For example, if you’re in balancing half moon and you fall out. You can strengthen your humility and resilience by practicing getting back up and being ok with falling. Or when you are in a forward bend and your hamstrings feel tight, instead of comparing yourself to others, you instead strengthen your gratitude muscle by thanking your body for being able to do what it can.
I grew up with a childhood dream of one day playing in the NFL. The dream became an obsession. I ate, drank, and slept football. In pursuit of my ambitions, I beat the crap out of my body with relentless overtraining and tortured my mind and spirit, believing that the only way I could be happy was a long, successful career in the NFL.
After finishing my college career at the University of Pittsburgh, I signed a contract with the Detroit Lions. Six months later I was released. The following year, I landed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts, and three months later I was released. Next was the New York Jets and again, a few months later? Cut. There seemed to be a pattern forming. The only team that would keep me was the NFL yo-yo squad, and I bounced from team to team, rejected again and again.
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