Personal Regime!

Do you have an exercice regimen you follow, if so I would love to hear about it?

I will get the ball rolling by sharing mine.  Every health buff says you should have a regimen and to be honest, I believe them. I know how I feel when I don’t exercise daily! I’m stiff, which means my body hurts, my spine feels compressed and I usually get a migraine. My personal regimen consists of a combo of routines and they all have their part in assisting me be the best I can be that day – I say “that day” because every day is different and I like to switch it up. The way I approach designing exercice regimens for others can be summed up by my philosophy: find a form of exercise that works for you, builds your strength, and fits with your lifestyle and that’s what I do too! I love my routine; it sets me up for whatever my day will bring me so I do it every morning before I go teach my yoga class. Below is a picture of my props. Props assist us to deepen certain poses and achieve that pose we’re working on to the best of our bodies’ abilities.

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I start with finding a spot in my house to lay down my mat with enough space to move around and do my regimen. I start my practise with the foot rehab and it usually tells me what area needs attention that day, kind of like reflexology. I love Yamuna ball rolling, I think many people could benefit from trying it (I learned from a great teacher on Cortes Island, Namchi Bazaar; you can check out her website: http://www.namchibazaar.com to learn more about her. I have learned so much in her classes that I can now include in my daily practice and I also still attend the classes she offers. This is so good for rolling out fascia).

Then I do the Pilates part of my routine. I use my block under my neck for some of the core movements. I believe that building your core is of great benefit for anyone with spinal issues and that the work you do on your mat will support you for the rest of your day. I then move on to my yoga which consists of stretches, breath, Sun Salutations and I practice my sequences for the classes that I teach. I use my strap in both my Pilates and yoga exercices to help with my stretching and I also use my Pranamat for my standing Asana and for Savasana (resting pose) where I get to meditate and receive a massage at the same time all while wearing my trusted Bewildher tights (my favs).

The whole process takes me about an hour or so, and then of course it’s time to get my trusted canine assistants Betty and Cali out for their daily power walk on the abundance of trails at our doorsteps;  these walks ranges from half an hour to an hour. So there you have it, my morning regimen! Please share your regimen with us, curious minds want to know! If you don’t already have one and are interested in starting one, please email me and let’s chat!!!

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