Whether haulin' ass in my truck down a country road, or feeling the rush of the dirt beneath my feet surrounded by trees on a long run, backroads hold a special place in my heart. With their twists and turns, ever-changing ruts and obtrusive rocks, and the elements of nature which surround them, backroads take you on a journey full of surprise and freedom. Embarking on on a new project gives me this same rush, and I only hope for my clients to feel the excitement of their new journey. Together, we can accomplish set goals and enjoy every twist, turn, and surprise their journey has to offer.
The reason why I initially got into yoga was because I needed some way to stretch and avoid injuries from running, without actually stretching. Through my journey in doing yoga, I have absolutely fallen in love with the practice. It has not only opened my shoulders, hips, and hammies, but also my mind. Yoga allows the body and mind to work together, become strong, and flow freely.
The extended hand-to-big-toe pose challenges your balance and flexibility. It is a great hip opener and helps you to find your center of gravity. I have found this pose to be extremely helpful in loosening up my hips, hamstrings, and calves from my running.
To come out of the pose, bend the right knee, and slowly lower the right leg to the ground, finding mountain pose. Repeat on the other side.
I, myself, have always dreamed of escaping the confines of a routine life which most others find comforting and stable. I never quite understood why our society places so much value in settling down right after college with a "good job" -which is generally defined by a secure position within a large corporation with health benefits and blah blah blah. Well, that sounds boring, doesn't it?
The time right after college is the most valuable time we have to get out and experience life! So I think, why not take advantage of it? Sure, it may be a little scary to leave a way of life that many of us grew up with, or were told we needed to have when we "grow up". Well, I don't know about you, but it's not time for me to "grow up" quite yet.
Reading this article published on Adventure Journal about a couple who left their stable lives to explore what else is out there gave me all the confidence and inspiration I have ever needed to do the same for myself. Enjoy this wonderful story!
Why would a seemingly intelligent young professional couple sell all of their belongings and move out of their downtown Vancouver, B.C., condo to move into a truck? That answer’s obvious. The tougher one is, how to overcome the inertia and get on the road?
In my humble opinion, sweat and a smile are the sexiest things a person can wear.
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