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Upside Down, Inside Out

Yesterday I had the privilege of going to a 3 hour acro-yoga workshop with my wife. If you are not familiar with acro-yoga, it is a physical partner practice that blends yoga, acrobatics, and thai massage. This workshop was filled with season yogis. Now bare in mind my wife have each done yoga maybe 1-2x’s in our life. I thought it would be a good way to spend time with my wife and learn something new.
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First let me say that we each enjoyed it but I believe we enjoyed it more because we got to spend more time together and connect in a new way.

 

5 Lessons I Learned from Acro-Yoga

1.  Acro-yoga and relationships only work if there is communication

2.  In acro-yoga the better your body awareness the better you move. Some rings true for our daily lives. Know your body.

3.  Breathing is the base of any yoga practice. Apart from the obvious focusing on our breath is important to help you focus, relax, and be powerful.

4.  Sometimes life feels as if it is holding us upside down. In acro-yoga being upside down is a position to relax. When life hangs you upside down, take that time to relax and refocus before moving on.

5.  Try something new. Sharing a new experience with your significant other opens the doors to new possibilities.

Below I posted a promo video of Dice & Briohny our instructors for the workshop.
*Briohny was 5 months pregnant during our workshop and she could still do what you see in this video, impressive.

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Resolutions Gone Bad

Have you ever played a game that no matter what you did you would win?

How do you think you would feel?

I am guessing pretty good. Empowered. Excited even. We love winning 🙂

How about the opposite?

What if you played a game that in order for you to win the stars, planets, and galaxies had to align on the first Sunday of the month?

How do you think you would feel losing every day?

Probably not so empowered. Probably a little frustrated and I would even venture to say that eventually you would dread looking forward to the next day.

I think we can all agree that the first scenario is the one we’d all choose. Here is the interesting statistic. Rarely do people choose option 1 in the game of life. In fact it seems people are determined to play option 2.

With the new year here many people make resolutions.

So the question becomes how can you make resolutions that empower you and give you an opportunity to win?

How can you create a situation that more closely resembles option 1?

The best part of this is that there is no one answer. It is going to be specific for you. I encourage you to take some time and ask yourself these questions. I want to see you empowered and growing daily.

Cheers,

AC