Yoga is a great way to help strengthen and tone your body. What sets yoga apart from other forms of exercise is the use of breath, awareness of the body and intention. Before you begin, set a clear intention for your practice. Use this intention to draw strength from during the challenging moments you may face. As you practice, use your breath to help you with the movements. Vinyasa, is a form of yoga that links breath to movement. Linking breath and movement not only helps your body move more smoothly through the postures, but it also has a very calming effect on your mind. This allows you to move with focus and ease. With these simple, yet challenging postures, focus your attention inside of your body to feel which muscles are working. Your attention to your breath, body and intention will help you become physically and mentally stronger.
Read on for the first 4 postures…
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Love your tank graphic? So much that you want to squeeze it, and sometimes take a nap on it?
My thoughts exactly with the “Mermaid at Heart” tank from Billabong…which is now my favorite “Mermaid at Heart” pillow.
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Happy Thirsty Thursday!
We’re celebrating with our signature drink from the Billabong Bikini Truck Launch Party: a Bikini ‘Tini. This skinny concoction from Beaming juice pairs organic cucumber, pineapple, mint and jalapeño with a dealer’s choice shot of liquor. Because life’s all about balance, right?
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I’ve seen a certain quote circulating around a lot lately. I don’t know who said it, but it is a 100% certified, amazing truth. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
Yes, yes it is. Think back on some of your best stories, memories, laughs, pictures…my bet, is the majority of them have something to do with travel. Whether it was a weekend road trip or three weeks in South Africa, getting out and seeing what this big ‘ol amazing world has to offer is one of the more amazing and exhilarating things you can do.
If your idea of travel happens to involve a board that incurs a rather hefty baggage fee, well then let’s say that type of travel hits the jackpot. Surf trips get you in the water, give you a ton of exercise, and are great for your mental and physical health. Yes, even if there is an obnoxious wave hog in your group. Or a boat of them following you wherever you go.
So, my theory is this: if travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer, well then, a surf trip is like winning the lotto.
…which is always a great excuse to go on one.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen
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