Our baseline stress level is often something we’re not aware of until removing ourselves from it. Or even till re-entering the fray.
Coming home we recognize the stresses of technology and media and the routines of making a living. And the cold weather somehow amplifies the strain.
A little detachment gets you outside the box. It gives you a fresh perspective like sailing away from shore and looking behind at the urban matrix that’s been messing with your head. Suddenly you can think again.
Or not think. Yoga is the process of transporting yourself back on that boat. Because for practical reasons we can’t always be out at sea. We use our body to get there. And our awareness. You can’t relax joints and muscles without relaxing the mind too.
Especially as you enter middle-age and beyond you see very tangibly the value of keeping ahead of the problem. The problem of sore backs, knees, osteoporosis, hip-replacement surgery…
All of which are miraculously alleviated by a regular practice of the most pleasurable of disciplines.
Yoga tonight 730. Abs tomorrow. Weight-lifting Tuesdays.
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I believe in what I do… bringing myself and others back to the basics of what I know to be true.
Be dedicated to your daily workout. In whatever form it takes. It’s the most important task you’ve got.
The second most important task is getting the diet right. For me that includes fasting a little every day. Whether it’s the recommended 18 to 21 hours of Intermittent Fasting or something a little less ambitious. And eating well during during that 6-hour window.
Establishing these powerful rituals are your best chance for a long healthy life. Be proactive while you can. The rest comes down to proper rest. Not too much, or too little . And being happy. Appreciating the mystical gifts of the universe . And the beautiful friendships.
We’re back at Personal Training Thurs April 12. And Yoga on the 13th. And Abs Saturday 14.
In the meantime, enjoy your reprieve. Ciao, Pietro
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