Nuggets of Wisdom

If you’ve been around for a few weeks, you know that lately, I’ve been loving yoga. (Please note that “love yoga” and “am good at yoga” are not synonymous.)

(According to the newest Men’s Health issue, Adam loves yoga, too.)

Before this year, I poo-poo’d yoga. I’ll admit – I didn’t think it was a “real” workout. But since I’ve started, I’ve noticed something: 90% of the yogis I’ve come across are lean and toned. So maybe there is something to this yoga thing…

I’m still keeping up with Body Pump, but the “yogi” status is a new fitness ideal that I’m chasing, and I’m genuinely enjoying the challenge (and savasana ;) )

While I’m loving the physical challenge that is yoga, I’m also enjoying the wonders it’s doing for my mental health. Each practice, the instructor always offers such valuable nuggets of wisdom, and I find myself having constant “ah-ha” moments.

Here’s yesterday’s “nugget” that stuck with me. I hope it resonates with you!

Have a great weekend, my friends!

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35 Responses to Nuggets of Wisdom

  1. Shannon says:

    I practice once a week and could not agree more that the mental is just as important as the physical. The time for reflection cannot be measured in calories burned, but is so important to my goals for a healthy happy existence. Plus I love an excuse to buy more yoga pants.

    • Colleen says:

      “Time for reflection cannot be measured in calories burned, but it’s so important to my goals for a happy healthy existence” YES! YES!

  2. Allison says:

    That quote is perfect for my life. I would be at yoga every day if Adam Levine was in my class. I used to practice on an almost daily basis, and that was the best point in my life. I’ve really lost it over the past year and desperately need to get back into it.

  3. Maureen says:

    Can I find out where Adam Levine does yoga? I’m pretty sure I’d be motivated to start if I was in class behind him. Just saying! ;-)

  4. Megan says:

    Why is Adam doing yoga in chinos?!?

  5. Parita says:

    Yoga, when I do practice it, leaves me feeling humble. It reminds me that I’m a work in progress, in every way possible. Glad it’s helping you too!

  6. I LOVE yoga! I really need to work on my practice being CONSISTENT so I can get the most from it. A couple years ago, I did 30 days straight of yoga and it absolutely changed my life and my outlook on every situation that I found myself in. It was amazing!

  7. Oh I just love this quote!!! Sounds exactly like something calming that my mom would say to me… so yea, “borrowing” it and passing along to a certain someone that could benefit from hearing it too ;) Happy Friday!

  8. I have the hardest time getting into yoga — I can’t let my mind relax. Maybe I should keep trying!

  9. Hi Colleen. I love that quote!! We have the personality style to run with any of our thoughts- It is the NF in us( intuitive- feeling) part of us

    - Remember when we took that test? Yoga is great and I am glad you are enjoying it! Love you!!

  10. More pictures of Adam in Yoga poses please :) Glad your loving the yogi life, it’s on my bucket list

  11. That’s a great little nugget of wisdom and so true!! I need to poo-poo my thoughts lately haha

  12. I had the same yoga transformation :) It ABSOLUTELY makes you lean and toned too! My teacher says that you need to practice 3x a week to see a change in your body, 5x a week to see a change in your life. So far I haven’t achieved either of these but the positive benefits of yoga are numerous! :)

  13. Chelsea says:

    I knew I loved that man for a reason! I have been wanting to go to yoga at my gym so badly lately, but they only offer clases two days a week and I’m always in class! (However, if Adam was doing yoga at my gym, I’d probably never go to class!)

  14. chasingchels says:

    I felt the same way about yoga until last year sometime between September and November (which would be October? perhaps) when I started doing some videos regularly to help me stretch out/cross train with running. Noticed that I felt better mentally and physically and I recovered from my runs faster, which was awesome. I’m loving the yoga these days too :)

  15. That’s one of my fav parts about yoga too. The teachers always have the best lessons.

  16. set2sit says:

    That nugget is from Byron Katie… didn’t I already recommend that book to you… ;) Maybe it’s a sign…

  17. Laura Likes Design says:

    I have tried so hard to enjoy yoga but my mind can not settle down enough to relax. Any tips?

    • Colleen says:

      I had the same problem! I finally got to the point where I felt like, “I NEED this to work” and I wanted it so desperately. Quieting my mind seemed like an impossible task, but once I realized that I didn’t have to STOP thinking, that all I needed to do was be present and focus on that (my breath, my intentions, the way my body felt, the poses, etc) it was easier. I just had to learn how to refocus my mind from worries/other things to the present – I’m not sure that makes much sense!

  18. Sara says:

    I use to hate yoga too, but now I’m forcing myself to like it. What if Adam asks me to do it with him one day? I need to prepared ;]

  19. livehalffull says:

    Love yoga nuggets of wisdom! However, I ALWAYS forget them. Benefit or downside to savasana?

  20. I love that little nugget! Plus I also love yoga! :)

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