Introduction: Yoga Anywhere
I recently went on a family vacation on a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas. We had a blast! While on vacation I had the opportunity to practice yoga on the ship and at Serenity Bay, an adult only private beach owned by Disney. The purpose of this blog is not to make you jealous by showing you pictures of the Bahamas but to talk about a lifestyle. Being fit is a lifestyle. Just like any other commitment you make in life, you have to decide everyday whether to stick with it or not – to burn the extra cupcake with exercise or let it go to your hips. Eventually you will want only half of a cupcake or no cupcake at all because you realize that you have to run 3 miles to burn 1 cupcake – not to mention cupcakes aren’t the greatest fuel for a 3 mile run. I’m not suggesting you don’t indulge every now and then (full disclosure: I overate on the cruise). However, I am suggesting you try to stick to your fitness goals while on vacation or anywhere else that you may be out of your routine. Newton described it best with his First Law of Motion (paraphrased), bodies in motion tend to stay in motion. Bodies at rest tend to stay at rest! So get moving and don’t stay at rest!
Did I Find Yoga or Did Yoga Find Me?
I find yoga pretty much wherever I go now. The good thing is that I don’t need anything but willpower to practice. There is no need for a machine or some crazy device that costs a fortune. Yoga is not only creating long lean gorgeous muscles. It also gives a peace of mind and a sense of serenity. It is not just yoga that can keep you in shape and well-balanced, although, it is my preference. For example, my husband is a runner. He ran (and won) the Castaway Cay 5k while on the vacation. The point is, whatever keeps you moving, keep at it! It beats the alternative of sitting around and eating all day and feeling miserable afterward. Whatever your form of exercise is, stay true to it. You will not regret it!
Here are some pictures of me doing yoga in the Bahamas.
- I would love to post some pictures of you doing yoga anywhere. Try to make me, and anyone else reading this blog, jealous!
- For all of you math and science advocates out there, let me know how many of these questions from the link below that you answered correctly
For a simpler version about the Laws of Motion check out