Desde fuera, una secuencia de yoga y una sesión de pilates sobre una esterilla pueden parecerse mucho. Entonces ¿cuál es la diferencia? Estoy segura de que obtendrás respuestas muy diferentes dependiendo de a quién le preguntes.
I’m usually pretty resilient when it comes to sidestepping colds. As soon as one of the teens or my husband catches a cold, I start taking Kick-Ass Immune, an organic, herbal immune booster by WishGarden herbs. I’ve managed to prevent myself from catching a cold numerous times, just by taking this supplement. However, last week, every single person in the house had a cold, and were coughing and sneezing all over the place, so despite my best efforts, my body succumbed too.
This is my version of 56. I turned this age on August 25. In the past year, I have lost dear friends to cancer, like beautiful Belinda. She was younger than me and all she wanted was to grow old and see her kids grow up. I miss her dearly. This was my first birthday without her yearly greeting. I also have way too many friends battling disease.
In one of my recent instagram posts on arm balances, someone commented that at 52 they had kind of given up on conquering arm balances and complex yoga poses. For those wanting to pursue these, please know that despite a lifetime of fitness, dance and yoga (yoga came in and out of my life at different times), to name a few, I did not accomplish my first crow pose until I was 51. And it did NOT look like this.
I’m turning 56 in a couple of weeks and I have a goal by 60. It is to do a “floating handstand” away from the wall. I am able to get on my hands and flip myself upside down (see photos) and get some “hang time.” Note the wall behind me in two photos, in case I fall back (I sometimes do). My goal is to get up there mostly with my core strength and hold it for a while and be able to play around with the position of my legs.
From the outside, an asana yoga flow and a mat-based Pilates workout may look similar. So, what is actually different between them? I’m sure you will get a variety of answers depending on whom you ask.
Yoga is not about the poses, and even less so about complex pretzel twists or crazy circus-like antics. That said, I´m a sucker for an arm balance. You see, every time I pull off one of these, I feel like a freaking goddess. I really do. I feel strong, and powerful, and happy, and joyful, and free! Because, heck, why shouldn’t I? It took me a lifetime to get to this point of self-love and empowerment inside and out, and I´m sure as hell going to enjoy it.
¿Estás estresado pero no crees ser capaz de meditar? ¡Yo pensaba lo mismo! Siempre he sido una persona muy activa. Corredora, bailarina, nadadora. Me encantaba estar EN MOVIMIENTO todo el tiempo. También me encantaba dormir la siesta… ¡y aún lo hago! ¡Shhh!
Pero antes, simplemente NO podía quedarme sentada y meditar.
The first time I saw photos of people doing restorative yoga on bolsters I thought, “what a waste of time.” I was sooo wrong. Now that I’ve experienced the benefits for almost four years and am certified to teach restorative, I’m a big fan.