8/30/2016 0 Comments
You become what you do on a daily basis. Repetition of thoughts, actions, focus become your habits and eventually your life.
What you do consistently is like a tour guide on through your life journey. TWEET IT!
Around the end of May 2015, yes, only a couple months ago, I made a decision to be consistent and my world shifted in a massive way.
I was almost a year into my 1000 day meditation & I thought, "If I can meditate every day for 1000 days, then I can become consistent with my nutrition & building my business." Honestly, I didn't know for sure, but I figured I'd give it a try.
I started on the inside. I started with my nutrition.
First, thing I did was adjust my macros, like reorganized my carb/fat/proteins. Being vegan for over 10 years, I had fallen into the carb loading hole. I had to readjust.
I use my program called Clear the Way, but it had been maybe 2 years since I actually followed the protocol.
When I did it 2 years ago, it wasn't to make a lifestyle shift. I did it so I could know how to describe it to my clients by how it felt to be on it. I was way in my head about it and very analytical rather than embodying the tool.
So i said, I'm doing this for real! Get your food on point, repair your gut health and support your liver.
I started being consistent. I took my supplements every day, I ate good fats, plenty of protein & low carbs (the exact percentages I used in MyFitnessPal was 25%-Carb, 40%-Fat, 35%-Protein ) I drank all the water, hence the #MegaMug tour. I kept eating organic foods and tracked my stuff because for me knowledge was power.
Every day. Errday! Fueling myself with goodness. I did a minimum of 30 minute physical stuff. I varied it. Sometimes cardio, sometimes lifting, sometimes yoga, sometimes dance, sometimes swimming. I was being consistent with eating and my business so committing to a set workout schedule was too much. I mean, I could possible come up with a routine now, but it's only the to-do list & not high-priority.
Was it hard? At first. But I went through and made adjustments to my schedule, just as I adjusted my schedule to meditate every day. I applied the same process. I scheduled when I would make my meals/prep my meals. I timed how long it took me to enjoy breakfast. ENJOY breakfast, no rushing! I made the necessary shifts in my schedule to create the space to take care of myself. After a couple of weeks, the routine became a habit.
One of the neatest things I learned in this process was what it means to support my liver. The products that I take (basically the only one with cell-signalling technology and is 5 star rated) to support my liver was also helping me release weight.
Fun fact: There are toxins stored in your fat cells. When you start to release of fat cells those toxins get released into your body to be detoxified by the liver. Well, if you are releasing weight and releasing toxins at a rate that the liver cant keep up, the liver will signal the body to stop removing fat cells so the liver can catch up.
By supporting my liver and digestion, I could continually and consistently release fat with this mindful shift and minimal but consistent effort.
Flash forward, to now. As of yesterday, I am now the leanest I've been since high school. I didn't realize how important supporting my liver was. Yes, supporting my gut helped balance my mood, my energy, and helped my absorb the nutrients I take in & support me in detoxifying, but the effects of supporting my liver has just wowed me.
As my body leaned down, I could feel massive shifts in my energy bodies. The more I cleared the way, the more I focused, the more my cells re-calibrated. I felt a simultaneous expression between honing in on my physical health and the expansiveness of my energy. I started to gain more clarity of mind. I was able to get clear on how I am to be of service to my community. I was more sensitive to how I was showing up in the world.
When we clear the way to vibrant health, we be begin to clear ways through a variety of life's obstacles. It starts on the inside. It starts on a cellular level. What happens on the inside, radiates out. If you want your outer world to change, you have to change what's happening on the inside. You nutrition, you thoughts, your focus; it's all important.
Now as I started to be consistent on the inside, I applied consistency to my business, my brand. Because everything is a spiritual practice, I knew that I could apply the same mindfulness to how I do business as a healer and as a wellness designer.
Enough for now. Business consistency story is coming soon.
SO now over to you.
What are your current blocks around consistency and your health?
When do you "fall of the wagon" so-to-speak? Identify your triggers.
What would have to change in your day-to-day for you to make your health a priority?
Comment below, I'd love to hear from you.
8/5/2016 0 Comments
We are made to dance.
Our bodies are made to move. We are designed to use our bodies as tools to open pathways and conduits in our body and move energy through them. There is no easier way to do that than through dance. Dance has benefits for all aspects of the body, mind & spirit.
Physically speaking "dance" is an excellent way to:
And let's talk engeretically. In Ayurvedic science, they believe that there are energy channels called Nadis. These are the channels in which energy or prana flows. The nadis weave their way through around the chakras or energy vortexes.
Chakras have the a variety of functions such as being generators (1st and 2nd Chakra), transformers (3rd Chakra), transmitters (4th and 5th Chakra) or receivers (6th and 7th Chakra).
Among the chakra pathway and pathway of the main three nadis are granthis. Granthis are psychic knots in the physical body which are obstacles on the path of the elevating energy.
Energetically, dance helps with:
Whoa, that a serious list of benefits. And not all dance is created equally. To access the energetic benefits of dance, you'll have to seek out styles like PranaShakti, Qoya, Nia, Ecstatic, etc.
Maybe it's been sometime since you moved in a way that felt good in your body.
I've included a video to give you a little taste of some PranaShakti Dance. It's my favorite way to prep for my yoga practices, to warm up my body, focus my mind and get energy moving.
Give it a try.
So now over to you...
How was moving in this way? How was it on your body? Where did your thoughts go? How do you feel?
Do you remember how old you were when you stopped dancing?
When did you have to start ingesting copious amounts of alcohol or drugs to feel free enough to move your body and not care what people thought?
What made you believe you couldn't or you shouldn't dance?
Comment below and let me know.
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