I believe that all teens can benefit from yoga. When I look at teenagers today, I often see individuals who appear unbalanced, have difficulty focusing, are often in a rush, and some who are depressed, anxious, or nervous and I feel for them. The pressure on youth today is tremendous (i.e. getting good grades, getting into a good school, staying current, fitting in) and as kids begin to hit adolescence, puberty, transition to high school or college, and begin to explore relationships with one another; they need an outlet that can help them stay focused, allow them to gain confidence, and feel good about themselves. I believe yoga can provide just that.
When we think about thinking positively we at times assume that it implies seeing the world through rose-colored glasses and ignoring the negative parts of life; but it’s more than that. While it is good to focus on and appreciate the good things in our lives; positive thinking is also about approaching life’s challenges with a positive outlook. It’s about turning challenges into something positive, i.e. making the most out of a potentially bad situation, trying to see the best in other people, and viewing yourself and your abilities in a positive way.
Only three weeks left until my marathon!! I have been so pleased at how well my training has been going. I have been feeling great, strong and overall very happy with the progress I’ve made. In fact, I have shaved about 30 seconds off my average mile time. I am so excited to see how well I can run the NYC marathon course, my goal is to run it in 4 hours or to get as close to 4 as I can. Continue reading I Love Hills
I am very excited that Keri asked me to share my love for food with all the readers of Yoga Swole. Those of you that know me, know that food is a very important part of my life. When Keri and I moved to New Jersey from Massachusetts, I did some soul searching and knew that I needed to make my obsession with food more healthy; that is how I got into cooking.