How’s your December going? A little busy, perhaps! With the business that this season brings, we tend to let go of those things that keep us most sane, like our yoga practice, fitness routine and healthy eating habits. Are you keeping up with yours? I can’t say I am always the best at it, but I do make an effort to be present and find a little movement and stillness in each day. Tis the season for all the hustle and bustle, making it so very important to take pause, be present and pay attention to how you feel in each moment.
Speaking of presents, I have one for you! This week I was honored to be featured as the Late Bloomer of the Month over at The Late Bloomer Revolution. I used to work with Michelle when we were back in corporate America. We both flew the coop to pursue our dreams and we are both doing just that, Michelle will tell you, it’s never too late. Check out Michelle’s website thelatebloomerrevolution.com to read the article, it’s fabulous if I do say so myself, and to find out if you too are a Late Bloomer. Check out our video below, our gift to you, for a 20 minute restorative yoga practice that you can do anywhere. We practiced on a beautiful day at Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Arizona.
Self-Care Tip: Repeat A Mantra
I close my classes with, may you be happy, may you be healthy and may you be free. It’s my hope for everyone to be those things, including myself. I use it also as a mantra or a positive affirmation. A mantra is a word or phrase to be repeated to create a certain effect. In my case, I want to move throughout my days in a positive manner so I use my mantra to invoke positivity. It’s not magic, after all it is a practice, but it is a great reminder to be active in finding and doing things that make me happy, making good lifestyle choices to ensure good health and living a life of freedom.
Create your own mantra that represents the quality that you want to infuse into your awareness, or use the one I repeat.
And, may you be happy, may you be healthy and may you be free!
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites
Looking for a sweet treat for you or the kiddos but want to limit the sugar overload that this season brings?!? Try this no bake, super easy, healthy and tasty recipe! The addition of flaxseeds offer a great source of fiber, which keeps you full longer and omega-3, which is important to the anti-inflammatory system in the body.
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup sunflower seed butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy! Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Do Yoga With Me!
Create space in the body and in the mind with this restorative practice!
Private lessons designed especially for you!
If you have been thinking of treating yourself to a yoga practice designed especially for you and your experience level, consider private or small group yoga sessions. I will create a practice to take you exactly where you want to go and at your own pace. Contact me for more information and to schedule your private lesson.
I teach several group classes throughout the week. Visit tianahill.com for class times and locations.
May you be happy, may you be healthy and may you be free!