P.O.W #6 Yin yoga, Algae and Wayne Dyer

“3 P’s for Optimal Performance and Health”


PHYSICAL: Yin Yoga 

Yin Yoga is great for all levels. A perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga (hatha, vinyasa)  that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.

When practicing yin yoga we have the opportunity to tap into our parasympathetic nervous system (our rest and digest system) through pranayama (breathing) A slow, deep, even breath will create a relaxed nervous system, allowing for a calm mind

Initially this style of yoga may seem boring, passive, or soft but yin practice can actually be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes! However 3-4 minutes is the go to hold times in most classes, unless you are extremely advanced.

You need to experience yin yoga for yourself to truly see what it is all about.

Namaste 

POTIONS Algae

Benefits of Chlorella

Chlorella is one of the most ancient food plants known on earth. Chlorella floats on the water’s surface soaking up sunshine and converting it into green energy power cells all day long.

Chlorella contains the highest concentration of chlorophyll (a potent green pigment) of any plant on earth.

Chlorella intake has a positive effect on blood cholesterol, blood sugar, appetite control and also has the power to remove toxins from the body.

Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is another ancient superfood plant containing an impressive 70% protein content!

Spirulina is also a natural source of minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium.

Spirulina contains high levels of B12 and plant-based protein, making it especially perfect for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Spirulina intake reduces blood cholesterol and inflammation.

Spirulina also removes accumulated toxins in the body.

PERSON: Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer has been someone Ive looked up to for years now. Reading his books on self improvement have motivated and inspired and I hope they can do the same for you!

“My purpose is to help people look at themselves and begin to shift their concepts,” he said. “Remember, we are not our country, our race, or religion. We are eternal spirits. Seeing ourselves as spiritual beings without label is a way to transform the world and reach a sacred place for all of humanity.”

Dyer was affectionately called the “father of motivation” by his fans.

His main message was “that every person has the potential to live an extraordinary life. What’s more, it’s possible for every person to manifest their deepest desires—if they honour their inner divinity and consciously choose to live from their “Highest Self.”

How are your going to live your most extraordinary life?

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xx

Amanda and Brit 

Finding Balance and reaching our goals

Pulse Pump Prana is all about BALANCE and we truly want to live up to that this year.

It’s easy to get caught up in doing the same active thing day after day. I spend most of my days training people so when I have an extra hour to myself I hit the gym and try new workouts that I can use with my clients.

However, lately my muscles have been feeling a little stiff and I believe its my bodies way of telling me to slow down and add a little yin to my very yang lifestyle.

Both Amanda and myself have made a promise to ourselves and one another (because it’s always great to have someone other than yourself to be accountable to) that we are going to commit to more yoga and meditation this year and now we are telling you.

A fantastic way to commit to something is investing. It’s great to be emotionally invested but once you are financially invested you are more likely to achieve your goals. Sure, a yoga membership or a gym membership can get a little pricey but let us remind you that you are investing in YOU. Health is Wealth people!

It’s not going to be easy. It’s going to take hard work and consistency but we know we can do it and we know YOU can do it too.

Here is what we want from you – a little challenge. We would love for you to share your goals for this year with us. Share your weekly progress, monthly progress and so on… Take a photo or video and send it our way so we can repost it. You will not only be inspiring us but you will be inspiring others who are following along with this challenge.

Heres we want from you:

  • Follow us on Instagram @pulse.pump.prana
  • show us your progress and how you find balance by tagging us in your photos
  • hastag #PPPbalance

We’re in this crazy life together, so lets make 2017 the best year yet!

*Also, don’t forget to come check out our Pulse Pump Prana class at Whole Life Balance on king west!

 

Living without Fear

Big changes are scary. We’re not in control. We’re jumping into the unknown. We’re breaking foreign ground. In times like these, we will often cling onto certain relationships or situations that we feel we can control, where we think we’re holding the reigns. This makes things much more comfortable but comfort doesn’t bring happiness. Comfort brings stagnation. Comfort often means settling.

This human experience we are having can be confusing as f@*$! I know first hand, when I’m going through changes I tend to become an extremist. I feel like I need to live a certain way all the time fitting into this perfect little box, but who created this box? I did. We just need to be ourselves. Our truest most authentic selves and that can be even scarier. You might ask “Who am I really? and are people going to like the real me?”

We are always evolving and growing. This changing that we do is actually really beautiful. It’s the journey we go through when on our way to bigger and better things that can be without-a-doubt terrifying, but so worth it!

Here is the problem – we are afraid to fail and we are afraid of rejection. Actually, it’s our ego that’s afraid. So often we look for an escape but we’re too afraid to leave our current situation and leap into the unknown. Maybe we hold onto that relationship that isn’t good for us or we turn a vice into a addiction due to fear holding us back. Our ego will probably mess with us, convincing ourselves to stay where it’s safe. If we don’t take that leap sure, we can’t fail but there is also no chance for us to potentially succeed if we did. Why would we avoid potential success? Because of potential failure and failure is the worst thing that can happen, right? Wrong! Failure is a lesson. Failure is where we get back up and do it a little bit better than we did it before by learning and growing from our mistakes.

I don’t know about you but I want to wake up every morning feeling pretty damn amazing. Some decisions I’ve made in the past have had me waking up feeling anxious, upset, angry or guilty. I knew in my gut what I should have done but I did the opposite because it felt good in the moment. However, we’re all human. We’re not always going to make the right decisions the first time. We’re going to make mistakes and we’re sure as hell not always going to listen to our gut or even to our soul. It’s called trial and error. Its called living.

What it all comes down to is finding the courage to listen to that little voice inside and being true to ourselves. So let’s try and be the best versions of ourselves EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. and when we aren’t feeling so great, well, sometimes we just need that day to not feel so great!

Whatever we are feeling, we just have to learn to love and live in harmony with it.

Be you.

Be authentic.

Peace and Love,

Brit

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