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How Much Yoga Is Enough?

Kate Hanley by Kate Hanley | June 10th, 2013 | 4 Comments
topic: Fitness, Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: at home yoga, breathing, child's pose, down dog, gym, kids, meditation, mind-body, mother, stress, Yoga, yoga studios, yoga teacher training

I’ve been practicing yoga for close to two decades. The awareness and grounding it offers has steadied me through cross-country moves, crazy deadlines, tragic breakups, getting married and becoming a mother. Yet when I had the second of my two kids in just over two years, I gave up all forms of mind-body practice cold turkey. I just couldn’t take on anything that wasn’t directly related to keeping those kids alive and cared for.

Disengage Your Auto-Pilot: 4 Ways to Exercise More Mindfully

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | October 13th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness | tags: auto-pilot, avoid distractions, Emily Welsh, exercise, Fitness, health, mind-body, mind-body-connection, mindful exercise, mindful workouts, mindfully, slow down exercise, the firm, workouts

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By The FIRM Master Instructor Emily Welsh

You can work out every day or even hours a day and get little benefit if you are not fully engaged in the process. I have found that if I’m not paying attention to what I am doing when I work out, I move mindlessly through each set of exercises, not getting the best benefit from each repetition. I call this being on “auto-pilot.”