Like Eva, I use exercise as my tool to help people find themselves and return to their true nature. Her TED talk resonated iwth me because how often do we speak to ourselves or view ourselves through a negative lens. She expressed this with humour, but it really got me thinking about my expectation of my body and its beauty. It was a great little reflection. I decided currently despite, a lack of sleep thanks to my bouncy 14 month old, I feel beautiful, maybe not in a walk down a runway kind of way, but in a I feel grounded in who I am at the moment.
Studies have shown that it takes 21 days of consistent behavior to change a habit or create a new one, such as establishing a regular exercise routine, eating a healthier diet, or taking time each day for self-care. In just 21 days, you can also establish a fulfilling meditation practice that will give you a lifetime of rewards. You may have dipped your toe in the water with limited success, but this time, you will have daily support and guidance that will enable you to move beyond any past obstacles and experience the many gifts and benefits of meditation
Follow this link to read more on the challenge and try it out fir yourself.
Happiness is contagious. If you spend time with happy people you are more likely to be happy yourself. A study from 2008 by the Harvard Medical School showed that “Happiness is also a collective phenomenon that spreads through social networks like an emotional contagion.” For the whole article click here.
Here is another great testimonial for all of you out there that are scared or a little nervous to venture into dance classes. No matter what level of dancing you have, even if you have no experience, our dance class is about coming together and working hard to accomplish a common goal. Come out have fun, do your best and enjoy something new and exciting. Here’s what one of our recent dance class attendants had to say…
“I took Erica’s dance class and am so happy I did! Erica is truly dedicated to her student’s success. Rhythm has never been my strong area, so I thought I would try her dance class to see if there was any hope for me. While I found the first two classes challenging, by the 3rd class I really started to prove that there was a dancer hidden inside this body after all!”
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Here a testimonial Erica received the other day… Thought it would be nice to share the positive energy and show you how others are benefiting from Erica’s personal training efforts.
“Its such a great experience working with a trainer who is as invested in helping me obtain my physical goals as I am . Erica’s commitment to helping me accomplish my goals has been profound and highly effective. I love the results and feel great! Thank you Erica for your dedication to my overall wellness. You are so appreciated! :)”
Have you tried energy work? You’d be surprised what this can do for your mind, body and soul…
Reiki is the application of life force Energy to the chakras or main energy centers of the body. This initiates a cleansing within a persons energy system which can be experienced as a release of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy blockages. This release is felt as a healing and allows one to connect with their true self thus enjoy a state of balance, happiness, and relaxation.
Come visit the studio for a energy treatment from Reiki Master and Teacher Erica Otto – Balance and align your soul.
We do not often appreciate our good health until it is gone, especially when we could have taken preventative measures to ensure we enjoy ongoing health. A large component of health and wellness is stress management which is especially important for individuals with chronic diseases. Relaxation the remedy to stress can take many forms; from physical approaches, to emotional, mental, and spiritual. The key is to find a balance of modalities and techniques which address all these components, though not necessarily all at once. Over the next few days we will highlight some methods that can be a jumping off point to a regular relaxation practice.
Quotes from The Four Agreements By: Don Miguel Ruzi
“When you believe something, you assume you are right, and you may even destroy relationships inorder to defend your position. Let go of the need to defend your position.”
When your always trying to be right, and need to prove it… You risk the chance of pushing some pretty important people away. Take a step back, release the need and realize that you don’t always have to be right and you don’t always have to prove it. Your feel better about yourself and less stressed to always be heard. Hear your self, and prove to yourself that you can remain respectful to others while processing your own needs of why you need to be right…
Quote from The Four Agreements By: Don Miguel Ruzi
“All the magic you possess is based on your word, and you cast spells all the time with you opinions. You can either put a spell on someone with your word, or you can release someone from a spell.”
Next time your having a conversation with someone, be aware of what magic your words are working… Be aware of where your words are coming from as they will either put a spell or release a someone from a spell…. Remember to choose your words wisely, have them always come from a place of love, light and respect.