Anti Gravity Yoga Class
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just a helpful reminder to anyone that needs it
whoever you are and whatever you’re going through; you’re beautiful, inside and out, and you’re gonna make it through today.
Yoga for Runners!!
I have been getting a couple of asks about the kind of stretches for runners, so I have decided to do a yoga guide on this <: this is a great way to cool down and stretch out your leg muscles and hips after a good run!
1. Passive Standing Forward Bend
Holding on to opposite elbows and with your feet shoulder distance apart, slowly drape your torso over your legs. Slowly sway from side to side, opening up your hamstrings and calves. As you exhale, slowly deepen your stretch.
2. Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend
Widening your stance, deepen your stretch by using your peace fingers to grab on to your big toes. As you exhale, pull your torso towards your legs, feeling a nice stretch at the back of your legs.
3 & 4. Low Lunge & Lizard Pose
These are poses that help you stretch your hip flexors. For lizard pose, use a yoga block if it gets a little too intense for you. You do not have to get down on to your forearms. You can be on your palms if that feels good for you.
5 & 6. Pigeon Pose & Mermaid Pose
Both are passive hip openers, so feel free to stay in your pigeon pose for as long as it feels good. You can also go into resting pigeon pose, with your torso draped over your front leg, resting on your forehead.
If your hips feel open and good, come into a mermaid pose to stretch your sides and deepen the stretching of your hips.
7, 8, and 9. Downward Dog & Three Legged Dog Variations
Downward dog is a great pose to stretch out your calves. As you come into your downward dog, try to melt your chest towards the ground, and make sure your arm pits are pointing towards the ground and not flayed outwards. Reach your back heel towards the ground, and you’ll feel a nice stretch on your calves.
To deepen your stretch, come into the three legged dog. Feel free to open your hips in your three legged dog. This not only stretches your calves but also opens up your hips.
10. Seated Forward Fold
End off with a seated forward fold. Try not to round your back too much by shifting your gaze to your shins or toes rather than your knees. As you inhale, straighten your back. As you exhale, melt your torso towards your legs.
Feel free to come into a child’s pose or savasana to end off your stretches if that feels good <:
This is a great cooldown routine after a good run! <: Have fun! Namaste <3
There is a lot of confusion around the purpose of a cheat meal. Many people believe that if they are on a healthy eating plan they must eat cleanly 100% of the time. However studies have shown that cheat meals can be beneficial both mentally and physically.
Mentally: Having a cheat meal can actually help you stayed motivated and on track. It allows you to have the food you love and stop feeling deprived.
“When you plan a cheat day on your diet once a week, you can look forward to rewarding yourself for your hard work. Every time you feel the temptation throughout the week to stray off of your diet, you’ll be able to remind yourself that you will have that treat on your cheat day and you’ll find the temptation less strong than if you’d told yourself you can never touch that unhealthy food again.”
Physically: Did you know that having a cheat can actually make you lose weight faster? This is because having a higher calorie days boosts your metabolism! It keeps you body on the edge because it does not get use to having only a low amount of calories.
"Having a cheat day boosts your metabolism in many ways. One way it boosts your metabolism is by increasing leptin levels. Leptin is a hormone that influences hunger and body fat levels. When you diet and cut your calories, your leptin levels also drop. This causes those extreme hunger signals, and as a result, your body will hold onto body fat thinking that it’s going to need it to survive in the future. Leptin levels are directly correlated with your total caloric intake. Low calories lower leptin levels. By having a cheat day, you give your body a chance to “reset” your hormone levels – leptin included."
So there you go! Do not feel bad about indulging in your favorite meals! and like always everything in moderation :)
(Special note: I do not encourage cheating on your significant other, school work, taxes or anything else.. just dont do it)