Friday, July 25, 2014
I find that there's no use in denial with yourself. Why try to fool yourself when you're the only one in your head? Honesty is the best policy, but it starts with being honest with yourself. I think it's powerful to be able to recognize what you truly feel and what it is that you truly want. I suppose there are exceptions in extreme circumstances such as with Kubler-Ross's stages, but even that ends in acceptance. So acknowledge what you're feeling, acknowledge what you want. And if what you want is to no longer feel a certain way, then you take it from there. Admitting the problem is the first step to recovery (sorry for all the cliches, but it's true!). Food for thought.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I feel particularly enlightened in this very moment. I read just one sentence and I instantly felt different. I won't share the sentence though, it's personal. And I'm 99% sure that it wouldn't have the same effect for you readers anyway lol. Here's to hoping that this lasts for a loooooong time!
Sunday, June 1, 2014
I attended an incredible arm balance workshop with Patrick Beach at Green Monkey in Miami Beach this past Friday. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to grow in my practice and to learn from someone so humble and amazing in their practice. I'm loving yoga more and more everyday, and I'm glad to be able to share it with so many of my friends. Peep my Instagram to see the things that I've been up to (@rab_boarder) and peep Patrick's IG as well for some amazing inversions (@patrickbeach)!
Sunday, March 30, 2014
So my newest endeavor is handstands. Seeing yogis on IG (particularly @kinoyoga, @carsonclaycalhoun, @fitqueenirene, and @patrickbeach) do inversions has had quite an impact on me. The strength (core, shoulders, arms, etc.), flexibility, balance, and mindset required to do these things is just so impressive. So I'm a man on a mission to get some really sick handstands down. I've incorporated yoga into my fitness regiment, so if anyone's down, join me for some free yoga at Bayfront park every Saturday morning at 9am!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I haven't heard this song in many months. I threw it on just now and a wave of memories came rushing back (which is funny because I was just discussing with someone earlier today how music can be attached to memories and when you hear something in particular it takes you back to an exact time and place in your past). So this song takes me back to living in D Place. I would wake up at 6 something in the morning, hop on my bike, head down NE 2nd Ave through the design district, hang a right onto 36th St, and a quick left on NE 1st Ave into the shops of Midtown. Straight down, past my job at the time, and across the street to Crossfit Wynwood (ignore the fact that I used to Crossfit for a while). It's so vivid in my mind: passing the restaurants such as Buena Vista Deli and Lemoni Cafe, trying to race the morning buses on my bike, the calm of the streets while ASAP flowed through my headphones, etc. I would complete my WOD, reverse route, and get back to my apartment. I miss that place. I'm putting in the necessary work to go back there (well, not back to D Place, but back to downtown). I'm doing well in school, and I graduate with my BSN next year. So one day I'll be back in that area that I love so much. Maybe I'll play this song to celebrate.