Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Goals & Habit Stacking

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Goals. What does that word mean to you? There are plenty of articles and podcasts out there about them. The dictionary describes the word as: the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

Setting goals is wonderful and does serve a purpose, but they often depend on willpower and motivation, which can be a struggle for many of us. We know how to set goals. We usually know what's required to achieve them. But a problem for many is executing the smaller aspects of these goals on a daily basis. Because of this, most people lose sight of or "fail" at achieving their goal, and in turn, this leaves them with a negative impact on their self-esteem, may cause limiting beliefs and may deter motivation to pursue future hopes and ambitions. 

Habit Stacking is about adding new daily practices into our lives. They require less willpower but still move us towards our medium or long-term goals without requiring major lifestyle shifts. It's great to have a big picture in mind but don't forget to focus on the smaller day-to-day tasks that are just as, if not more, important in moving you closer to your goal or desired state.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sign up for Summertime Teen Yoga!

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Summertime is just around the corner! Soon, the kids will be fleeing out of the school doors ready for 2 months of sun! 

Alter Ego Yoga offers Teen Yoga(suitable for 13-18 yrs of age). Whether you have a teenager or you are a teen yourself, and you're looking for that little extra something to do in the summer, sign up for Teen Yoga. Classes are $15 dollars per class. Whether that is a private session or a small group(20 spots available per class)

No experience with Yoga is necessary. All you need is a mat, water/beverage and an the willingness to have fun!

To book a session please email: yogaalterego@gmail.com

Monday, February 19, 2018

What is Self Care?

Search Self-care into Pinterest and you'll get lost down the rabbit hole of all the things to do, eat, drink and journal about. Search the hashtag #selfcare into Instagram and you'll get inspiration from all the latest updates. It's true, self-care is one of the most important things you can do. It is something I believe to be absolutely necessary in life. Self-care can bring you balance, serenity, clarity, space, the list goes on. There is something that not everyone will tell you about self-care though...Sometimes, it can be uncomfortable, maybe even a little bit painful. Self-care isn't always hot baths, a good book, and a yoga class. Self Care isn't always going for a quiet walk on a beautiful sunny day. Sometimes, self-care may be ending the relationship you know isn't working out. It could be letting go of any toxic things or people in your life. Self-care could be feeling those hard emotions, riding the waves of hurt, pain, devastation so they can finally exit your body. It could be stepping into the abyss of the unknown, the darkness of "what if" so you can take that risk you've been dying to take. Maybe it's moving away, starting a new job or even just asking that person that caught your eye for their number. Self-care could be letting go of those things that no longer serve you. Self-care can be scary...absolutely terrifying at times.

The baths, the good books, the massages, and yoga classes are wonderful and just as necessary. It is always important to take time for those things that you love and that bring you joy. But, also know that self-care can also be a tough yet just as necessary process.