Building Your Summer Body with my 30 Minute Upper Body Workout

Building Your Summer Body with my 30 Minute Upper Body Workout

Like most of you, I am constantly challenged for time. I live six blocks from my gym and sometimes get into the mindset that if I only have 30 minutes to work out- it’s not worth it. Then I make myself go and it’s always worth the effort.  Last Friday I squeezed in a half hour and did this amazing upper body workout – my focus was on the smaller muscles that need development that don’t always get the attention that they need- in particular – rear delts and the muscles of the back.

The One Thing You Should Consider for Beautiful, Glowing Skin and Cognitive Function  - Special Promotion for your DPL Red Light II

The One Thing You Should Consider for Beautiful, Glowing Skin and Cognitive Function - Special Promotion for your DPL Red Light II

If I’m honest I bought the DPL Red light because I read that Dave Asprey from BulletProof was using it for cognitive function and mitochondria production.  As many of you know I am obsessed with improving cognitive function. I also used to go for red light facials when I lived in LA and was always pleased with the results, which I was quite sure increased my serotonin levels as well as gave me nice skin.

I did a lot of research before I bought my DPL II panel for several hundred dollars off a large volume discount website   There were so many to choose from- super expensive models and the small cheaper ones which I treind before with no result. This was around a month ago, maybe more.

The DPL II has actually more wattage than the much more expensive models that they use in skin care salons and the good news is that it is super portable-

I brought mine on a recent two week trip to Europe.

The DPL II is FDA-Approved for skin rejuvenation. smoothing and preventing wrinkles. It can also be used from head to toe for pain recovery, injuries, wound healing and circulation.  Like everything else I am doing these days, I wanted to give it a thorough test drive before speaking about it .  Technically you are supposed to use the unit every day for 30 days to see results, I am using mine 3-4 x per week and I am seeing major differences in my skin.

My skin seems a lot healthier, I had a friend staying with me, when  she came into the house as I was using my Red Light- her words were – “ you are glowing”

Another good friend who is in the spa industry said that she noticed a difference in my skin. I also noticed a substantial difference in the size of my pores after using the red light for two weeks consistently. They got smaller.

Louisa from Hollywood Beauty Secrets has generously agreed to offer my friends and people in the YogaFit network a great deal on the Red Light DPL II

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This offer Includes:

  • 1 year parts warranty 
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DPL II Red Light Therapy offer is valid for one month and will expire on May 15 or until supplies last. This offer available only in the USA FDA-Approved for skin rejuvenation. smoothing and preventing wrinkles. DPL II can also be used from head to toe for pain recovery, injuries, wound healing and circulation. See more benefits, usage, frequently asked questions and testimonials on the password protected page.

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    The Fresh Bloom of Spring allows us to Start Anew

    The Fresh Bloom of Spring allows us to Start Anew

    “The secret of an abundant life is to expand it with more beginnings so that the universe can fill your world from many directions.” 
    ― Debasish Mridha

    Something about the fresh bloom of Spring that inspires us to start anew.  “Spring cleaning”  can manifest in a variety of ways- with our bodies, our minds, our spaces and our spirits.

    When you are on a spiritual path, new beginnings take on a whole new meaning. Practicing yoga and meditation give us the opportunity to feel a fresh start at the end of each practice. Often times, as has been the case with me- the practice opens the door to other doors. We start peeling off the layers and finding our authentic selfs, our spirits which are always untouched and fresh.

    The same can be said for our health, I recently spent a week in Costa Rice doing spiritual practice with shamans. As part of that journey we were on a strict diet of fruits, vegetables and grains. We also had to skip several dinners to receive the maximum benefit of the plant medicine.  I came back feeling lighter on every level and inspired to remain at that higher vibration.

    Spring cleaning in the home or office is a great way to feel fresh and have a new beginning in literally a clearer space. For tips and inspiration on how to do this, please read chapter three in my book YogaLean. I am obsessed with space clearing and it’s a constant challenge.

    Happy Spring –  I wish you love, light and the opportunity to feel lighter.

    “ today is the first day of the rest of your life “ May you chose well, wisely and for your soul’s highest good.

    Namaste

     

    ECA YogaLean Workout

    ECA YogaLean Workout

    YOGALEAN SEQUENCE:

    The total body workout below will restore, energize, and transform you from start to finish.

    Mountain chair flow

    Moonflowers

    Sunflowers

    Chair Flow

    Flight of Bird

    Monkey / forward fold

    Back bend

    Down Dog

    Cat / Cow Flow

    Camel pose

    Childs pose Rest

    Spinal Balance

    Spinal Balance ab flow

    Modified Side Plank – Side Plank Ab Flow – both sides

    Kneeling Triangle

    Down Dog leg lifts

    Down Dog

    Plank

    Crocodile

    Updog – 5 times

    Standing Straddle Split Leg Lifts

    Lunge Stretch

    Lunge Twist

    Extended angle

    Hip Opener

    Pidgeon

    Twisting pidgeon

    Down Dog

    Flow Series option –

    ( plank crocodile updog 5 times )

    Standing straddle splits

    Sitforward fold

    Seated Twists

    ( Table top  - Boat - Forward Fold   ( 10 times )

    Lying down Knees to chest

    Knees ro chest

    Bridge or wheel

    Core Work

    Bridge or wheel

    Core work

    Bridge of whell

    Core work

    Bridge or wheel

    Dead Bug

    recycling butterfly  or inversion

    Fish pose

    Rest

    Get Summer Ready with My Killer Ab Workout

    Get Summer Ready with My Killer Ab Workout

    Here's the rundown. Bookmark, print, or add this blog post to your favorites, this is my quick and easy way to get ready for summertime.

    45 minutes

    1. Ab hi chair

    • Lifting legs over pilon
    • Four sets of 10
    • Five in each direction


    2. Lying down on the bench with weight overhead extending legs extending arms and bringing knees and elbows in together

    • Using 15 pound weight
    • Four sets of 10


    3. Lifting from the hips three sets of 10

    4. Seated rotation 15 pound weight working obliques

    5. Roman chair both directions

    • 3 sets of 12

    6 .Pull-ins with weighted cables

    • Row with leg extension

    7. Landmine 25 pound weights

    • Two sets of 10

    8. Seated row with oblique twist

    9. Lifting legs

    Banish Your Workout Rut with My 35 Minute Express Workout

    Banish Your Workout Rut with My 35 Minute Express Workout

    35 minute express workout

    Start with LEGS

    1.Leg press hundred pounds combined with  calf raises
    Four sets of 12 reps each

    1. Reverse squat machine 10 pounds on the rack for sets 10 to 12 reps each

    Move to ARMS

    1. Seated rows 40 and 50 pounds
      Four sets 12 reps each
    2. Seated side rows three sets 12 reps each

    Move to ABS

    1. Abductor 100 pounds four sets 12 to 15 reps

    Jump to BICEPS

    1. Bicep curls 15 pound dumbbells with shoulder press four sets of 10 reps
    2. Bicep curls 20 pounds one set of 8 reps

    Finish with more ABS

    1. Ab lifts  two sets 10 each 

    Your Guide to a Cortisol Reducing Workout - and Why This Matters

    Your Guide to a Cortisol Reducing Workout - and Why This Matters

    I have been working out since age 15.  Exercise is truly my medicine, my boost, my grounding place, my energy source and my mental health tool. This being said - I also have been a bit of an extremist when it comes to exercise ( for the reasons stated ) It used to be that  If I could not go to the gym for at least one hour workout , I would feel that it was pointless.