Meditation: Why it's amazing & how to get started

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Meditation: Why it's amazing & how to get started

Until recently, I thought meditation was only for woo-woo, hippy-dippy folks. I had so many preconceived notions in regard to meditation. I thought you had to be enlightened and have some sort of guide to do it correctly. 

 

Anytime the word “meditation” came up, I always thought to myself:

  • “I can hardly sit still, there’s no way I can sit down for a half hour to meditate.” 
  • “Pilates and movement is my meditation”
  • “I go outside and take walks in nature, that’s meditation, right?”
  • “Is this a religious practice?”
  • “What the heck is meditation anyway? 
  • Am I supposed to repeat a mantra? What is a mantra and how does one choose? 
  • Should I invest in meditation? 
  • “And what’s so great about meditation anyway?”

 

I had so many questions about meditation. I had tried “Oprah & Deepak’s Meditation Challenge” a few years back, but it didn’t really stick and I didn’t really get it until I was on a call with an amazing entrepreneurial friend recently.  

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Stretch & Strengthen: Shoulders

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Stretch & Strengthen: Shoulders

In our modern society, shoulder tension seems like an inevitability. Between smart phones, computers, driving, and long hours at desks, it's quite challenging to keep your shoulders happy. 

In this video, I share how to stretch the chest and strengthen the shoulderblades down the back. You'll need a wall and a sturdy, stable chair. 

Practice with me as we stretch the pecs and strengthen the mid & low trapezius to help to maintain a connection of the shoulders into the core where they're meant to live happily.

Sarah D. Carrasco, Sarah D. Pilates, Feel amazing through intelligent movement. Sarahdpilates.com

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Pilates Quick-fix: Feet

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Pilates Quick-fix: Feet

Over time we can often lose touch with our feet. We forget what they're capable of and that ideally our feet should really feel good. 

Today's Pilates quick-fix is designed to help you stretch and strengthen your feet. 

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Happy Feet: Calf Stretch

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Happy Feet: Calf Stretch

Do you deal with foot pain? I certainly do. However, I know from experience, that a little bit of TLC on your sweet feet every day can go a long way. 

Today I'm sharing a simple stretch that will help your feet to feel better right away.  

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Demolish Your Desk Zombie

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Demolish Your Desk Zombie

We've all been there. You've been at the desk for too long, your eyes start to glaze over, you start to slouch and you just wanna lay down and take a nap. But you can't! There's still work to be done.

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