I started using dōTERRA essential oils about a year ago. It has completely changed my life for the better! I have not bought an OTC product since I started using dōTERRA. That is a really big deal. How many people can say that anymore? One of the greatest benefits of these certified pure therapeutic grade oils is body detoxification. There are lots of essential oils- so let me give you a place to start! Here are some of the best oils to use to detox your body from the inside out:
Are any of you having trouble focusing right now? Gah, I swear, all I have done today is look out the window of my office admiring the sun, bored to tears even though I have what seems like a mountain of work in front of me, and wishing I was eating a sno-cone in a bikini. I love the summer and totally appreciate the cool air conditioner but as I find myself daydreaming I can’t help but think of the people who do have to be inside and probably at a desk for 8 hours a day. I mean I have been at it for a total of 47 minutes so far and it is terrible. I was able to come up with some cool yoga tips and activities to make focusing easier and summer more fun. Get ready!
Move around already. Walk, stand, stretch… ANYTHING! Move as if you were outside. Step up on a chair (pretend you're climbing rocks, it's actually super fun.) Play hot lava on your way to the bathroom. You know, that game you played when you were a kid where you can’t touch the actual floor or you melt in the lava? Yeah, you remember. Stretch your arms way up in the air and see if you are still as tall as you used to me.
But seriously though, do that or if you are a super adult and that sounds terrible (there is nothing wrong with being a super adult) then try this quick little yoga routine:
We as humans are emotional beings. As for women, well, we have all been accused of being too emotional. The fact is that our bodies hold on to emotional stress and pain as if it were physical. Many of you have noticed that you “carry your stress in your shoulders” or that headaches are often associated with sadness, anxiety, and worry. Women do tend to hold their emotions deep down in their muscles. The deepest massages I have ever done have been on women. Sometimes there is even an emotion release that takes place during these sessions. Emotional releases have come out as tears, laughter, and even confessions. The massage table is a place where letting go happens, and it is important that we make the time to have that release. Ensuring that we get massages often to recognize and release this emotional tension is one of the best ways to take control of our emotions. (This technically includes men too.)
I’m writing this to give insight to what my diet is like and how it improves my Jiu JItsu experience and why it’s necessary. I have been a performance athlete since I can remember, and I wish I’d known then what I know now. When I began my Jiu Jitsu journey my diet wasn’t terrible compared to the average household, but it was nowhere near what I needed and didn’t change until I was a few years into college.
At this time I was training Jiu Jitsu every day, and like most, completely addicted. My teammates were a mix of hobbyist and pro- fighters, with a handful of guys like me. It was a breeding ground for competition, and everybody was interested in what the others were eating and what supplements they were taking. This was my first experience in which nutrition sounded like it mattered. Coincidently I was writing a paper for school about the food industry; the information I was exposed to influenced and inspired me to look at my own diet and see where I could make improvements. The diet I have now, 10 years later, has worked well to supply me with the necessary fuel to improve and then maintain my performance level. Not only that, but helps secure my place on the mat for years to come.
It’s been a while since we have given you guys an outstanding blog post and for that we are sorry but we must tell you about the amazing changes that have been happening with Balanced Bodies over the past 2 months.
We (Thomas & Shelby) recently found, leased, and are opening a new location for Balanced Bodies! Located in the center of Tulsa on 46th Pl. and Memorial, you will now have Yoga, Massage, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under one roof! We are excited to share our new space with you guys!
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Like a Rubik’s cube that can break your arm if you twist it wrong. For every submission, there are several escapes. For every escape, there are countless counters. People compare BJJ to chess, but everything gets compared to chess. Really, this comparison is pretty apt though. You try to look into the future, learning to try predict the movements of your opponent so you can counter, throwing out a sacrifice and making them think you are over extended, but really you drew them into a trap. It’s a fantastic game, and since you learn new techniques regularly, it is vastly different every time even with the same training partner.
It’s particularly hard as a white belt.
There is no way around saying that. It’s hard because it combines so many types of difficulties, condenses them to an hour or two every couple of days, and leaves you asking what just happened. I think that as I progressively learn technique, it will get less difficult. Having said that, I’m pretty sure it will never get easy. But what makes BJJ so hard?
Let’s be honest, jiu jitsu is challenging, sometimes frustrating, but that’s probably why you’re attracted to it. The guard pass is the most dynamic movement we practice, with the greatest number of variables of reactions and outcomes. It sucks when you've been working for a guard pass over and over until you finally clear the legs, then try to secure side control only to have your opponent shrimp out and pop a knee in between the two of you. Damn, back to square one.
How can you stop it? Here’s a few things I do that I’ve learned over the years:
I’m so glad to be a member of the Balanced Bodies team, and I just wanted to start off with a bit of an introduction. Who am I and what do I do!? My name is Katy (sometimes Farmer Katy, usually Yoga Katy), I teach Yoga, I am training in Massage, and I am learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I am loving all of these directions, but Yoga came first for me. I remember when I first tried yoga with my mom in the nineties. Picture the big curly hair, the floral prints (clothes and couches), huge plastic glasses (wait those are back in?) and that soft glow that seems to be inseparable from that time. Just for fun I wanted to share the trailer I found for that old video.