Well this is a major component to living a balanced and harmonious lifestyle. It is a piece of the puzzle.
Through fitness, healthy nutritional habits and a spiritual practice comes peace, health and happiness.
To maintain this balance you must dedicate your life to all of it – every single day. It’s not like, “Oh, I worked out extra hard today, so I’m good for 2 weeks!” No! Yes, it’s great you worked out but you have to maintain your body and mind on a daily basis.
Fitness – Fitness has it’s own subcategory. Within fitness, we must balance our workouts. Yoga, hikes, dance, bike rides, pilates…Pick two or three and mix them up each week. It’s about balance!
Nutrition – Same goes for eating. Balance. Let’s say you have a late night with your friends and you slip and have a few slices of pizza. Okay, no big deal – Just eat healthier the next day. Load up on those greens to balance out those carbs.
Spiritual Practice – Okay, the word “spiritual” gets a bad rap but it’s not what you think! All this means is connecting to yourself. Now, how is that bad in any way? Just sitting quietly for 5-10 minutes a day can make a huge difference in your overall life. It instantly calms us and allows us to calm the mind, when we are used to thinking non-stop. We often forget that we have control over our minds and bodies. All we have to do is connect. We are known to have “monkey minds” – swinging from thought to thought/activity to activity, not giving our minds and bodies a second to just sit and be still. When we are still, we receive answers or at the very least, allow our nervous systems to relax and function properly.
These 3 techniques are so simple, but make a huge impact on our overall wellness and happiness. With my Yoga clients, I see a huge difference once they understand my concept of The Three and start living their life this way. Once you start living it, balancing becomes easy and happiness is the result!
“Today I Am Choosing Happiness”
Danielle Cuccio, RYT in Los Angeles, CA
Danielle Cuccio, RYT is an LA-based Registered Private Yoga Teacher, Certified Yoga Booty Ballet Instructor, Ayurveda Practitioner, Aesthetician and Owner of Cuccio Somatology. Danielle is dedicated to making her clients feel and look more beautiful, inside and out, through yoga, nutrition advice and overall well being.
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