Crying, Sweating, and Detoxifying
Updated: Feb 17
In 2012, I was given an assignment by one of my teachers to attend a yoga class weekly taught by another instructor. When I lived in Winter Park, Florida, I found this task to be effortless, as I had regular opportunities to attend two of my favorite instructors' yoga classes. Steve Rubin had weekly offerings of Yin and Mysore and Dehuel Juarbe provided pop-up Karma Yoga classes, which I throughly enjoyed attending.
When I relocated to Columbus, Ohio, I was faced with a challenging task, to say the least. I needed to find an instructor that I resonated well with and whom could attempt in filling the shoes of Steve and Dehuel.
What seemed like an endless search, 7 years later, Kate Sarita Varney came into the flow of my life. I originally knew her from my childhood. She was the younger sister of a dear friend. These days, I find her energy to be calming and peaceful. When she has expressions, they are profound. Her yogic flow is what I have been looking for and it's truly beautiful. She introduced me to Sage Yoga, in Newark, Ohio, where she currently provides her weekly yogic offerings.
I set a very important resolution for 2020, to honor the assignment given to me in 2012. I am thankful for Kate Sarita as I can vividly see my resolution manifesting!
It is said that we should experience a good cry or a good sweat daily to allow our bodies that opportunity to undergo the detoxifying process. My being is ensured to transform through a wonderful purification weekly with Kate's yogic flow provided in a warm room within an enchanting studio.
Sidebar: Hot off the press! Kate has kindly given me her weekly Meditation class at Sage! Join me Tuesday nights at 7:15pm!
Honestly, we should all get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. A better goal would be one hour but I don't want to discourage anyone. Best to evaluate where you are now and slowly increase your duration to better care for your one and only temple. Duration, frequency, and variety should all be considered when evaluating your routine. Most get trapped in the same activity when the being needs to experience a cardiovascular workout, strength training, deep stretching, stress reduction, and relaxation.
I rely on yoga a lot to best meet my needs. Using the weight of my own body in challenging poses to build strength within my being. Yin yoga for deep stretching, holding poses for one to five minutes to target my connective tissues. Turtle Flow, my slow flow Hatha yoga, for stress reduction. Meditation to further relax the body, mind, and soul. I used to practice Vinyasa yoga for a cardiovascular workout but honestly this style of yoga never really resonated well with my being. I decided to lean on better ways to increase my heart rate and fell in love with trail hiking and biking.
The season does not bother me. I love all seasons and all photos above were taken in the months of winter during a cardiovascular experience!
Most are in search of a magic pill for a quick fix but one truly does not exist. Respectful movement of ones body paired perfectly with mindful eating holds the secrets to a balanced being. Effort though is required!
*Do you have what it takes to balance your being?!
*Do you experience a good cry or a good sweat daily?
*Are you detoxifying your being regularly?
*Are you working out daily for at least 30 to 60 minutes?
*Is your physical activity routine diverse? *Does your heart rate increase? *Do your muscles and bones build in density? *Do your connective tissues elongate? *Does your being experience a reduction in stress and an increase in relaxation?
January is the perfect month to evaluate your Circle of Life and set S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-based) resolutions! What are you waiting for?!
Wishing you all the very best in 2020 and beyond!
Peace & Love!