Intergrative Yoga Therapy – The first chapter

With only a few days left of 2013, I signed up for a Yoga Therapy home study program. I signed up with Integrative Yoga Therapy. They describe this field as: Integrative Yoga Therapy is a pioneer and leader in training Yoga professionals who can bring the ancient insights of Yoga into mainstream wellness programs. Our programs are based on a vision of health as a … Continue reading Intergrative Yoga Therapy – The first chapter

blocks are friends

Blocks are Friends not Enemies

Blocks seem to be quite misunderstood. I walk around in classes that I teach seeing people with just 1 fingertip on the ground, wobbling back and forth, or hunched over just to try to hold the pose without a block. Why make yourself struggle so much? If only your finger tips reach the ground, you’re not really getting into the pose. That’s OK that you … Continue reading Blocks are Friends not Enemies

Private Yoga Lessons!

I am now offering private lessons! Yay! Lessons will be held at either Eco Fitness Location. Either downtown or in Mt. Pleasant. Downtown 69 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC 29401 Mount Pleasant 627 Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 You can choose to have a half hour class, or full hour lesson. Eco fitness also provides several different packages of multiple lessons. We will work … Continue reading Private Yoga Lessons!

Why I’m making New Years Goals, not Resolutions

This year, I am not making resolutions. I am setting goals. Why? When I think of resolutions that are popular, I think of things like exercise more, eat healthy, save money, get organized, etc. Then I think of how often someone actually accomplishes those goals, and keeps up with them. They last maybe a week, a month? Not very long. You hear plenty of these … Continue reading Why I’m making New Years Goals, not Resolutions

Why I’m making New Years Goals, not Resolutions

This year, I am not making resolutions. I am setting goals. Why? When I think of resolutions that are popular, I think of things like exercise more, eat healthy, save money, get organized, etc. Then I think of how often someone actually accomplishes those goals, and keeps up with them. They last maybe a week, a month? Not very long. You hear plenty of these resolutions, and then you hear plenty of people saying they have already forgotten what they had planed to do.

So whats the point to that? There isn’t one.

Instead of setting yourself up for failure, start your year out by setting yourself up for success. How?

Write goals, with steps that you can accomplish. That way you can build up to your final goal over the year.

Now if you can go cold turkey and just wake up January first and hit the gym everyday for the rest of your life, that’s awesome. Good for you! But for those of us who need a plan and need to build up to the final goal, here are some way that I like to plan out a goal.

This year, I want to keep the house clean. I am great at making messes and then not picking them up. Before I know it, I can’t do anything in the space and I want to scream, ignore it, and pretend it doesn’t exist. So my first goal for the new year (which I have already tried to start) is to keep the house organized and clean. Here are my steps for really planning out my goal.

1. What is your long term goal?

Keep the house clean and organized.

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