This week we're chatting about ways to tune in and build your body awareness! I've got 7 tools to help better understand your body's signs and signals, and respond to them with compassion and kindness, off the mat. In our Yoga Together I'll guide you through a practice that integrates those same tools on the mat. Enjoy!
Want to stop blaming your body? In this vlog I’ll share common ways we create habits of body blaming, the impact blaming our bodies has, and why we blame our body in the first place. Body blame affects us all in different areas of our lives and contributes so much to our body image as well as body image issues such as disordered eating. There is a lot you can do to start to shift the blame away from your body and begin to observe and understand the thoughts that create the blame. This is thought work, and yes, it’s work! But let’s be honest, so is blaming your body, controlling your body, or avoiding your body.
So many of my students struggle with body image issues. They range from getting their "body back" after having a baby to eating disorder recovery to traumatic experiences that make the body feel like an unsafe place to be. It can be hard to understand why we have the ideas about our bodies that we do, after all so many of the thoughts we have about our bodies can be unconscious. In this video I’ll share the factors that make up our body image AND how to assess your own body image.
In order to start to feel more comfortable in your own skin, in your own body, you have to know where you're at right now AND you need to have an idea of what is possible! So, I created a Body Image Self Assessment you can grab for free, today. Links below the vlog!
Your relationship with yourself is the longest and most intimate one you'll ever have. Let's make it a good one! Grab your FREE Body Image Self Assessment below to get started.
Body Image Self Assessment
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That time of the month. We can often think of it as an annoyance, something we need to hide, or would simply rather avoid, but building our awareness of own cycles can bring insight into our habits and changes as well as allow us to begin to provide a more compassionate space to care for ourselves. This latest vlog is all about yoga for a healthy cycle!
My passion and my yoga teaching is all about helping women move from feeling uncomfortable in their own skin to feeling more at home in and trusting of their bodies. We can become disconnected from our physical bodies for many different reasons, one of which is domestic violence.
It can be extremely difficult to feel safe in your own body after experiencing it as an unsafe place. It can also be difficult to feel safe anywhere, especially in a tech-filled world where information is so easily shared. Today I've partnered with Techwarn.com to share tools you can use to move towards feeling safe in your body and safe in the land of technology.
If you caught my vlog last week you know we chatted about how to feel more comfortable in your own skin. You can find the find that post and a 35-minute yoga practice to help you experience your body from the inside out in the resources below.
Becoming more aware of the thoughts you have about your body is an important aspect to feeling better in it. In today's video I'll share 4 tools you can use to start to observe your thoughts AND guided through a meditation for observing your thoughts. Enjoy!
Is that actually possible? Yep, it sure it.
In this video I'm sharing some tools to help you do just that. This has made a HUGE impact on my life and the way I have felt about my body over the years. I hope it does the same for you. You'll also find a yoga flow to help you get out of your head and experience your body!
Let's do this, together.
We've all been beginners at some point. Whether it's riding your bike, going to Kindergarten or college, starting a new job or relationship, we get a LOT of opportunities to begin new things in our lives. It's always nicer when you've got some support and a soft landing ;) If you've never tried yoga, or you've been away from it for a while, private yoga sessions are a fantastic way to ease into your practice.
Listening to your body. It's one of the cues or suggestions I often include in my yoga classes. It's important to understand your limits to prevent injury and to challenge yourself when you've got a little more to give, not mention rest when you're tired, eat when you're hungry, and so much more. It's also one of those things it's really easy to say, but not always easy to do.
I'm Tonia, a Midwesterner transplanted to Colorado. I'm a mom of two lovely littles, a yoga instructor, DIY-er, teacher, stay at home mom, and a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. I blog about a little bit of all of these and everything in between!
Are you looking for natural health options, but don't know where to start? Book a 1-on-1 appointment with me! We'll spend about 30 minutes getting to know your health goals and concerns, learn a bit about doTERRA, and go over the most commonly used oils that meet your needs. You don't have to buy anything, but if you see something you like, of course I can help you!