Sunday, September 22, 2013

Balance Is Beautiful

Beauty is a state of being and living from a balanced heart. The natural balance of giving and receiving is the dance of relationship that I strive for in my daily life. Too much giving and I become depleted. Too much receptivity and complacency sets in. When we enter the Fall Equinox and find the balance of light and dark/ masculine and feminine, we find time to weed out the excess and nourish ourselves. The relationship to our body is as important as any relationship. This is why I am offering a limited
Yogalosophy Cleanse with Chalkboard. This short cleanse comes with three days of beautifying and detoxifying juiciness and a FREE book. 

Yogalosophy/Pressed Juicery-Chalkboard Cleanse shoot.

While trying to find balance in our daily lives, we make time for self care, relationships, work and service. In yoga, the balance poses physicalize the dynamic energy of stillness. The illusion is that there is no movement, but the tinier stabilizing muscles are in constant flux. With steady, one pointed focus, breathing and correct attitude, we can empty ourselves enough to appear still. Equanimity comes from non reactivity. This is what is required. Try, this month to balance yourself by taking the contrary action. Open up and dare to stand in what is less comfortable. But never let them see you sweat! See below for One Arm Balance directions, and a playlist of duets.
One Arm Balance by Michael Larsen
Begin in Plank Pose. Bring your feet together, and place your right palm directly below your face. Press your palm into the mat and rock your weight onto the right arm and outside of the right foot. Lift the underside of the waist as you rebound off of the mat. Align your body in a straight line, heels, hips and shoulders. Gaze upwards and breath. Modifications: Place right knee on the mat to make it easier. Raise your left leg up for more of a challenge. Repeat on side two.

Beauty Detox: Juice plus Twists.
Enjoy this selection of duets! 
  1. Two of Us by Aimee Mann & Michael Penn
  2. Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkle
  3. I've Got You, Babe by Sonny & Cher
  4. Give It to Me by Timbaland (featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake
  5. Don't Give Up by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush
  6. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me by Elton John & George Michael
  7. Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrel
  8. Sara by Daryl Hall & John Oates

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