Keep Calm and Yoga they say....

I have a love and hate for yoga. I know its good for me, but man do I struggle getting into the poses and centering myself. I was talking to a friend the other night and we both were talking about somehow in yoga our ADHD kicks in and we're looking for the next moment or pose or something. But then somehow in the midst of your practice something switches and you're able to practice and tune in to that mindfulness we all need to be seeking. 

One of the things I've learned about yoga is that besides being really beneficial for your mind, body, and spirit; its a self-care practice. Yoga exercises your mind and body's ability to focus within. Something that each of us can do a little more of in our daily lives. With all the exposure that we have to digital media. Yoga teaches us to declutter our minds from the opinions of others and even ourselves. It teaches us how to be present in the moment and to observe our bodies in each pose. I often try to set a goal or intention to add more yoga in my day and lately its been a bit of a challenge. Thankfully there's a Yogaworks close by and they're helping me with some of my 2017 goals of practicing mindfulness. If you use the coupon code: GOFITJO you get 1 week free! Here's the link to sign up.

photography by #airisalexandra, our 12 year old daughter.

When I came to visit the Walnut Creek location for the first time, I fell madly in love with their retail section and picked out a few Spiritual Gangster and Alo Yoga items that I'd been lusting over on the internet. I have the most terrible shopping addiction, so I was pretty proud of myself to walk away with only a few things, but found the most amazing finds online.

If you're still on a hunt for a gift for that special yogi a giftcard to Yogaworks might be a great idea or you can check out this curated guide of goods that can help kick start anyone's practice at home or studio. 

GIFT GUIDE FOR YOGIS

Joanne E

I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and married to a man who completes me. I started my fitness journey as a way to heal my soul and launched my blog in hopes to continue to inspire and empower women to use fitness as a tool to heal depression and find their self worth. I strongly believe that each woman deserves to be in love with herself just as much as her man does. I have an obsession with reusable water bottles, I enjoy action movies, and I’m in love with burpees.