“The real yoga we cannot see.” —David Swenson
Are you searching for a workout that not only tones your body but also feeds your soul?
When Chris and I met, one of the first things I told him is that I wanted to lose weight. Together we’ve tried every workout imaginable, but the one exercise that we’ve stuck with consistently has been yoga. Now, after 8 years of practice we’re beginning our training to get our first yoga certification and have been reflecting on our transformational journey.
In this episode of The Elevated Life®, we’re sharing our experience with The Transformative Power of Yoga. Whether you’re a devoted yogi or just getting started on your own yoga journey, you’ll love this episode!
Tune in to learn:
How we were drawn to yoga after years in CrossFit.
The differences we’ve noticed between yoga and other forms of exercise.
How yoga helps us connect to the natural cycles of our body and the earth.
The many ways that yoga helps us get to know ourselves in a deeper way.
Highlights from this episode:
02:00 – The key difference between yoga and other forms of exercise.
03:46 – Connecting the dots between our yoga practice and our plant-based diet.
04:53 – We dove into yoga after losing flexibility and getting injured with Crossfit.
06:10 – A conversation between Britt and her internal voice.
06:39 – Our first yoga class at 24-Hour Fitness.
08:36 – After experiencing injury and pain from his workout, Chris turned to yoga for healing.
09:26 – We find inspiration in yoga expert David Swenson.
10:58 – The power of connecting to our breath when confronting difficult thoughts.
13:25 – Why most people are not connected to themselves.
15:17 – “When you suck at something, you have the opportunity for the most amount of change.”
16:10 – We have 40,000-90,000 thoughts per day, and of those thoughts, 90% are negative.
17:30 – After becoming more present, Chris notices 2 important things about the people around him.
20:20 – Revelations at the chiropractor’s office.
21:25 – After exploring Ashtanga yoga, we expand into other types of yoga.
23:49 – What Chris learned about Britt based on her moon cycle.
25:43 – How yoga helps us to connect to the cycles of nature and our bodies.
26:41 – We attend the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Colorado.
27:36 – 2 big distractions that can get in the way of practicing yoga.
28:37 – Why yoga is so much more than postures and poses.
31:12 – “The deep conversation you have with yourself is silent.”
34:35 – Why we’re pursuing a yoga certification at this point in our journey.
38:07 – How our yoga certification will enrich every part of The Elevated Life.
40:14 – Look into your routines and create a practice that will stay with you for life.
42:42 – Check out Carson Calhoun, who we are completing our certification with.
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