To keep chakras balanced, it’s important to create alignment in both your physical and mental state. Breathing exercises and relaxation meditation can help you reach this alignment. A yoga pose for a corresponding chakra can also open and balance it.
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In Balance: Balance in the first chakra allows you to feel grounded and confident.
Too Much: Excess energy in this chakra leads to greed and cockiness.
Not Enough: Low energy in this chakra can leave you feeling unhinged or disconnected from your job, family, and true self.
Solar Plexus Chakra
In Balance: Balance in the second chakra allows you to feel comfortable in your own skin and accepting of your emotions. It also allows for creative expression of self.
Too Much: When the sacral chakra is overenergized, you may look past your faults and become hyperfocused on pleasure. It can lead to excessive indulging and co-dependence.
Not Enough: Low energy can lead to creative blocks, feeling unloved, and emotional roller coasters.
In Balance: When energy flows freely, you will experience compassion, love, and acceptance.
Too Much: If you are experiencing jealousy or feeling clingy, you may have too much heart energy.
Not Enough: Signs that your heart chakra may be blocked or low in energy include feeling shy or lonely, or experiencing an inability to forgive.
In Balance: When the throat chakra is in balance, you feel authentic and are a confident conversationalist and good listener.
Too Much: If you know the expression “all choked up” then you understand what too much throat chakra energy might feel like—an emotional overload. It is also associated with manipulative behavior, arrogance, and being too talkative.
Not Enough: When the throat energy is low, there can be a tendency to feel shy or reticent or to act in a passive-aggressive way.
In Balance:Ajna means “beyond wisdom,” and in balance you experience expanded imagination, clairvoyance, synchronicity, and intuition.
Too Much: When the third eye chakra is overactive, the mind races. You can feel that buzzy energy of over-caffeination or sleeplessness. It can be difficult to concentrate or stay on task.
Not Enough: Low or blocked Ajna energy impedes your ability to remember and concentrate. Processing speed slows and you may be prone to procrastination and indecision.
In Balance: In balance, this chakra maintains your self-awareness, wisdom, and connection to the inner compass that guides you to your highest self.
Too Much: Signs of too much crown energy include materialism and rigid self-identity.
Not Enough: Low crown energy leads to depression, a sense of disconnection from life, and a lack of compassion.
I have created a library of amazing virtual fitness and mindset courses and the number one question people ask me is how do I know if I am ready.
The thing about a good virtual course is you don’t have to be ready. I literally walk you through the steps and give you the tools so that you can start down a path towards a better mindset, a healthier body and give you actual tools to develop the habits you want.
Reasons you should start an online fitness course:
You want direction and a plan
Often there is so much information out there, actually boiling it down to what is the useful info and what isn’t is the key to success. You cannot do everything and the task of sifting through information can be exhausting. That is why I have done that for you. You don’t have to question if things will be effective or spend time putting together a plan. All my courses have a plan with check boxes and easy to follow step by steps.
You want change but you are busy
Virtual course breaks it all down for you so you don’t have to waste any time you can get straight to the point.
You get support through the process
You are not alone! Mindset can be overwhelming to change, that is why I am here! I am along with you for the journey so you can ask questions and get the guidance you need while things feel tough
Because you are worth it
Signing up for a course you are investing in yourself and investing in your improvement! You are saying YES to yourself in the most ultimate way. My virtual courses allow you a way to grow and question self assumptions and really start to live your best life.
Why does it feel scary to start something new?
Often we are fearful of failing, of looking stupid, of getting judgment from others. But guess what? We are going to get that anyway!
Or maybe we are scared of the success, if I get 1000 followers on YouTube, that many people will engage with me and what if they don;t like me?! Success can feel intimidating.
So we don’t start new things and we get stuck in our ways and unhappy with where we are at.
Growth requires change and it often requires trying new things.
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You deserve a body that you feel good in.
You shouldn’t have to worry about pain or pulling your shoulder out.
Movement can be hard to find because of fear, disinterest and laziness.
I get it, motivation is hard to find most days.
But thats why you hire a personal trainer.
You make a commitment to yourself, most of my clients I see 2 or 3 times a week and for that half hour, or that hour. I am their motivation.
I design workouts to make your body feel good.
It’s not about pushing and doing the hardest workout.
It’s about connecting and moving with your body.
And you can do this at home with no equipment, just a screen and me.
Look I get it, there are a lot of BAD personal trainers out there.
I am not a newbie or someone desperate for clients. I genuinely want to help YOU feel good.
But if your not ready to start, keep scrolling.
If you are ready but you don’t know how to start, lets try one session.
Even if you have had bad experiences with trainers before, I want you to know I am different.
I am like a brainy carebear.
I pride myself in providing valuable and knowledgeable fitness information.
I want you to FEEL good in your body, not chase fad diets. This isn’t quick results.
This is manifesting lifelong changes that promote your HEALTH, and make you LIVE LONGER.
It’s literally proved with science. Movement is health.
Health is complicated and it looks different on everyone.
I am not a NO PAIN NO GAIN trainer. Actually if a movement hurts you, we aren’t going to do that movement.
I want to show you how to move in your current range of motion in a safe way.
That doesn’t mean I am not going to push you. Make you stronger and push your limits.
We can crush all your goals this year.
Every body is different. Yours is so unique, you don’t need some cookie cutter workout copy and pasted off the internet.
You need a workout designed for how YOU move.
This is where I come in.
I am going to create exercises for your to sleep better, feel better and have more energy.
Whether your fear is from past injury, a bad gym experience or just fear.
Don’t worry the care bear is here.
I can help.
If I don’t know something I find out, I have read hundreds of published scientific journal articles in Physical therapy and movement to make sure I have the best most up to date information for my clients.
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If you have been following us, you know we have been releasing an episode every other week since February 2022. But we haven’t released an episode since the end of October.
And I am to blame for this.
I dropped the ball and I am sorry.
I started back at school and I have had a lot going on.
And as Amy told me when I asked her if we could record another episode, I haven’t been practicing what we preach on the podcast.
I haven’t been managing my time.
I haven’t been nice to myself with my thoughts.
I haven’t been a reliable friend or business partner to Amy,
I can personally go into all these reasons and excuses why I haven’t, but would that change anything? I let you guys down and I am here humbly asking for an apology.
This year has been a roller coaster. I started going back to school and its been much harder than I anticipated. I did a Bikini competition, I went to Europe for the first time, I had a lot of “tests” at home.
School for me, is my safe space. It is fun to learn new things. I am a good student.
But it’s been different this time.
I got a masters degree and my ego though that this would be EASY.
This hasn’t been easy.
First, It feels like my brain is slower, in my 30s its taking me longer to learn new things. I don’t just “get it” like I did the first time through school. Also I have never really taken STEM classes and now taking a full course load of Science classes I have been STRUGGLING,
People empathize with me, tell me about what study tactics worked for them in school. They tell me how there kids are doing in there freshman classes, and I know this is trying to connect with me, but to me it feels hollow. Almost insulting. Everyone seems to know how I could study better, like my study tactics are the issues and not just me. So I have refined my studied and focused almost exclusively on doing well in this thing that I don’t seem to be very good at. To say this has been humbling is an understatement.
I went to college already. I took a lot of hard classes, I got good grades, I got bad grades. I slacked off and I crammed. I got a hard degree, I had crazy deadlines. I wrote at 250 page thesis and got IRB approval. I did this already. I did the DAMN thing already.
I am a grown adult who is very “smart and educated” going back to school for entry level science classes at a community college. And it has felt like every class I get my ass handed to me. I almost feel dumber than when I started. I have spent entire weekends focused on school and have BOMBED quizes. I have spent HOURS at tutoring and still failed exams.
Comparing where I am now with other peoples educational journey often only feels like a slant brag, other people telling me how smart they are or how they have already done what I have done. Or how if only I knew what they knew I would be doing better. It feels patronizing and honestly its turned me off to most of my relationships.
Including my relationship with Amy. Not necessarily because of anything Amy has done or said, I know when she tells ma bout her grad school she’s coming from a place of love and wanting to share. But I would be lying if I didn’t share that I felt similar feelings, like I am a kid going to college the first time and I need advice.
It hurts my ego because, here I am struggling in entry level classes at a community college, and I feel STUPID. I know that this material is difficult for anyone, etc. My partner constantly reassures me that all learning as good and that it will get better. But I feel so dumb. and I feel even dumber every test, quiz or exam. I have never studied this hard in my life and I get 74%. It is SO fucking humbling.
I almost don’t feel “good enough” to even say I have gone to college before.
So here I have been, metaphorically being kicked on my ass and getting back up and doing it again over and over. I haven’t been my “happy self” I haven’t been seeing my personal training clients, I haven’t been exercising, I haven’t been making art.
I have been studying and isolating myself.
And I am not doing great in school, I worked my ass off for all these B’s I am about to get. and I am starting to feel proud of myself. But I have dropped all the other balls I have been juggling.
I haven’t been seeing my clients so my income has slowed. I am so broke. I feel like a poor college student for real. and it sucks. So even if I wanted a social life, I can’t even afford to do anything with my friends.
I haven’t been working out and I have found my temper is shorter. Things piss me off so much quicker. Exercise is my outlet for anxiety and depression and not exercising means I am just letting these feelings fester and take over me.
I haven’t been making any art. When I don’t make art it makes me feel unfulfilled. It makes me feel empty.
So here I am realizing it’s finals week and I want me life back, and I have inadvertently burned all these bridges because my fucking ego.
Why would Amy even want to hear from me, I am not my usual sunshine, I ama depressed ball of anxiety that feels awful. I don’t even want to text her how are you because I am afraid shell ask me how I am doing. I am not doing ok.
Why would Amy even want to hang out with me, I don’t have a car so she has to pick me up.
I feel like a huge failure and I was feeling so Low.
I called Amy and asked if she’s record a new episode of the podcast and she told me, “Thea I love you but you’ve been really fair-weather the last couple months”
She called me out on my bullshit.
And I really needed it. First it was nice to hear how much she loves me, but it’s also nice that she feels comfortable enough with me to say, before we record another episode we need to talk about this authentically, over 1000 new listeners of our podcast come to us asking for authenticity and giving them anything less would feel wrong.
Things won’t always be perfect. Life is not about destinations, focusing on ” I’ll be happy when I am done with school” means I am going to spend years unhappy. I have to learn to be in this process and take care of myself .
I am going to relisten to every episode and try to relearn these lessons with you guys.
So we are going to record our next episode about steps to do when you’re like me and have fallen off the bandwagon.
Never hold yourself to perfection, but hold yourself to trying to change those patterns you don’t like and those patterns that cause harm.
School is just going to get harder and I am trying to become a doctor, I need to better manage my time and better manage my ego and not push away those relationships that I need.
So I hold myself to these standards and I want you to hold me accountable. I would never ask you to do something I wouldn’t do myself.
Sometimes all you need is a friend to call you and remind you that you are loved.
Winter Shred is a 6 week challenge that will literally change how you think.
Are you tired of starting fitness challenges and never finishing them?
Are you tired of your same old habits and patterns.
What if I gave you the TOOLS right now, to step by step address the hard stuff and start to change your life for REAL.
The Winter Shred is about finding movement, but it also about that mental component. Every week I give you worksheets to work through the stuff.
Yes you will have to ask yourself hard questions.
Yes you will have to address patterns that are no longer working for you.
But you will have support through out the challenge, encouraging growth, encouraging change. Where you can really focus on getting to know yourself and REWIRING your brain to manifest the life of your dreams.
This course gives you the tools to finally take control of your life, by learning to love yourself. Not all at once but every day diving a little deeper with a different journal topic and moving your body in a different way. You have the power to change cycles in your life and finally create the life you want. This course breaks it up for you.
Our limitations are in our heads – they are not fact.
Consult a doctor or a healthcare provider before starting an exercise program. Listen to your body. Stop if you feel sharp pain.
Try to move your body if you can.
Happy Monday my beautiful friends….
I have a new challenge launching this week!
21 days is still up and available. But that challenge is like: I have always wanted to work with a personal trainer but I don’t want to commit.
The 36 days to love yourself challenge is when you’re READY to commit to yourself!!
This challenge is 36 days, every day i1s a little bit of movement and a journal entry. This challenge will literally change your life!
I designed this challenge because I am so sick of people telling me how adverse to fitness they are because the toxic industry. Yes the industry is toxic, but you know what movement is vital to your health.
The reason health is this weaponized profit machine is because there is truth that exercise will make you healthier.
And a healthy body looks good. Its an evolutionary thing! But a healthy body isn’t super skinny, a healthy body isn’t lean and shredded. A healthy body feels good and is functional.
A healthy body is free of pain and ready to move. In reality it doesn’t matter what a healthy body actually looks like. It doesn’t matter if healthy is 20 extra pounds, or whatever, but what does after is how YOU feel in your body. And thats why I wanted to make a challenge that focuses on the most important aspect of fitness we are not talking about.
YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. How you feel about yourself is a bigger indicator about your health that what some number on the scale says.
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