Create a Practice to Uplift Your Spirit, Inspire Creativity, and Calm Your Nervous System

Live Be Yoga Ambassador Monica Cadena shares an inspiring morning practice with her spiritual teacher and life coach Dayana Mendoza.Before I met my life coach and current roommate Dayana Mendoza—just days before quarantine hit here in the Bay Area—I was overwhelmed with the frenzy of life and work. A spiritual teacher with a background in plant medicine wisdom, indigenous Columbian spirituality, and meditation, Dayana has invited me to begin each morning in mindful movement, meditation and grounding exercises to promote balance, calm, and creativity throughout my day.See alsoHow to Meditate Even If You Struggle to Sit StillIf you would like to tap in with Dayana, watch this meditation video for a quick morning practice to uplift your day and inspire creativity while calming the nervous system. This year, Yoga Journal's annual ambassador road trip—the Live Be Yoga Tour—is going virtual. We are calling it The Decompression. Recently, we’ve all been asked to journey inward, to take m…

She's a Trailblazing Pro Dancer, and This Is Her Workout Routine

This is Meet My Workout Routine, where we profile weekly workout routines - unvarnished and imperfect - from women across all walks of life. Check out our past profiles here.

Who: Sydney Mesher, a professional dancer and the first Radio City Rockette with a visible physical disability.

What: Her workout routine over one week in August 2020.

The details: As a professional dancer, "fitness is extremely important to me," Sydney told POPSUGAR. "My body is my job. It is my main tool." Dancing is a workout in and of itself, but she values this time when she's solely focused on activating and strengthening her muscles. "I also need time for fitness to keep my strength up to correct for my limb difference," Sydney said. "My right side is much more dominant, and it is imperative to dedicate time to engage and strengthen the left side of my body." A good workout leaves her feeling invigorated. "This period of time is when I feel most grateful and alive."

Keep reading for an up-close look at a week of Sydney's workouts.

via POPSUGAR Fitness


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