Play-out vs. Work-out!

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You Got The Power!

 

Do we really have to work so hard to be fit and successful? No. Why not let your body do what comes naturally when you groove into fitness? Discover the many wonders happening within you that you may not even realize:

  • cells being renewed…
  • bones being fortified…
  • muscles made stronger…
  • organs and glands working in harmony with each other….

 

Start with a smile that starts from the inside out. Shake out all tension. Appreciate the miracle of life and you. Stretch out your muscles that might be tight. And most importantly, do it all with deep breadths. Try inhaling new energy into your body and exhaling old energy out of your body.

 

Breathe in joy, breathe out sorrow.

Breathe in love, breathe out neglect.

Breathe in peace, breathe out anxiety.

 

Through the pattern of your breath, you will begin to find your groove. Get out of the house or office and take some deep breaths outside in the fresh air while appreciating the beauty of nature.

 

When you begin to move and groove, you will begin to find a sense of yourself. Make fitness fun. Go for a walk and talk with a friend. Laugh. Put your favorite music on and dance. Get your Zen on and do some Yoga. Meditate with the movements of Tai Chi. Find your core strength through Pilates.

 

Being healthy and fit has always been a part of my life, a part of my being. You see, I don’t think it should be something you strive for but something that is a part of you.

 

I feel blessed to teach the benefits of fitness as an exercise instructor and a lifestyle educator at Kaiser Permanente where each patient is valued and unique. I can’t help but smile when I see exercise participants making a decision to actively become more healthy. This positive spirit is evident whether I am teaching a group or training someone personally.

 

Variety is the spice and sweetness of fitness and life. Are you feeling spicy and strong (ready to sweat) or sweet and gentle (ready to breathe deeply)? Follow your groove while discovering the benefits of Tai Chi, Pilates, Yoga or whatever makes you feel more alive. Awaken your senses and challenge your body to thrive.

YGTP: You Got The Power! Yoga, Groove, Tai-Chi, Pilates!

 

Wishing you the blessings of healthy living,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

 

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Your Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. 

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Did you know? Surprising health benefits of doing Yoga!

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Taking in a full breadth of life… Finding balance and peace within…

Connecting to the majesty of nature is only a glimpse into the majesty and wonders of God.

– Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici  – Riccio

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The following facts may be breathtaking and mind-boggling but don’t worry!  Practicing Yoga can be a breath-giving and mind-opening experience.

 

Did you know that yoga delays aging?

Yoga stimulates your detoxification system.

 

Did you know that yoga may increase vitamin C levels and reduces toxins in your body?

Specific movements get the lymphatic system flowing and boosts your immune system.

 

Did you know that yoga improves sleep?

Your body and mind learns how to relax.

 

Did you know that yoga increases red blood cells?

This improves blood circulation.

 

Did you know that yoga increases joint lubrication?

Joint range of motion is improved.

 

Did you know that yoga improves gastrointestinal functions?

Several postures massage internal organs.

 

Did you know that yoga is believed to improve metabolism?

Certain poses regulate and control hormone secretions.

 

Did you know that yoga lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and decreases your respiratory rate that improves your lung capacity?

Relaxing, controlled breathing with some movement stimulate the muscles and organs of the abdominal region.

 

Did you know that yoga improves balance?

Strengthens your core muscles. When one muscle is worked in one direction, it will be worked in the opposite direction for balanced strength.

 

Did you know that yoga improves depth perception, eye-hand coordination, concentration and dexterity?

Practitioners become more aware of mind-body connection with a faster reaction time.

 

Finally, did you know that yoga improves coordination, flexibility, strength, endurance and posture?

You probably knew this one! Different parts of the body are challenged to move together efficiently with proper alignment and awareness. Lactic acid build-up may be released as well as stiffness, tension and fatigue. This may be why yoga is frequently used by athletes.

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In the above photo, I am doing one of my favorite yoga poses called, Lord of the fishes. Check out my previous post on the health benefits of this yoga pose and more.

 

Did you know that yoga may help in disease prevention and emotional stability? More about that on my next post. 😉

 

Take care of your health and your health will take care of you. How do you take care of your health? I would love to hear from you. You can leave a comment right here! 🙂

Be well,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

 

My Website: Highlights of my work in the Fitness and Entertainment Industry

 

  • Information derived from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Sunrise Yoga Workshop.

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“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyright.