I’m been working out to P!ATD’s Vices and Virtues album for like a year and a half because it’s the only upbeat album I have on my phone atm, lol.
Blueberry and banana smoothie!!
Yogic meditation is a technique for reining in the inner voice and obtaining a state known as mindfulness. First described nearly 3000 years ago it is practiced by Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists and anybody else who seeks a quiet mind. The first stage, and by far the most difficult, is mindful concentration. In this practice we seek to quiet the inner voice by focusing our attention on one thing to the exclusion of all others. Usually this is practiced in conjunction with yogic breathing.
First sit in a comfortable position away from distractions. Sit with your back straight. Breathe slowly though your nose, hold for a second, then breathe out. Focus your attention on the breathing. Still your inner talking. Do not be frustrated if this is difficult at first. Be patient. If your mind wanders to other thoughts, and it will, our conscious mind is like a willful child, just gently, without frustration, move the mind back to the breathing. Do not worry about a goal of ten minutes or twenty minutes or whatever. Do this only for so long as you feel comfortable.
Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.
As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.
“The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.”