Naturally Fit Living: a little blog that grew beyond my expectations…
Naturally Fit Living started out as a little blog called The Yoga Journey, which featured yoga, holistic living, and clean eating recipes. It was a collection of my musings as I obtained my yoga teaching certification and started an amazing journey of deep inward peace and physical health. The wonderful thing about both the yoga and health community is how the people within quickly connect and encourage one another. It’s truly an amazing thing. My little blog grew beyond my expectations and I was shocked that it gained quickly gained a worldwide following. Thank you for that. Thank you for sharing this path with me. I think that has less to do with my “fabulous” posts and more to do with our truly awesome health community. There are a ton of inspiring blogs featuring yoga and the vegetarian, holistic lifestyle that are beyond incredible, and I appreciate your taking the time to connect with me via my posts. Likewise, I truly enjoy finding new blogs and learning from other people. The beauty of yoga is it shows us we never arrive, and we never know it all. The journey and the transformation is a lovely continuum that allows us to realize our potential.
Naturally Fit Living is undergoing major tweaking right now, but it still features what I love: yoga, a holistic lifestyle and healthy recipes so we can live a fit life…the natural way. PS…no perfect people allowed 😉 We’re all works in progress.
YOGA: day by day, the practice transforms me through the process of inner sanctification and healing. Yoga, particularly the Ashtanga style, burns away the layers of ego and lies that distort who we really are and the love we have to give. Life teaches us a false, negative self-narrative, and Ashtanga re-translates that narrative to one of simple self-love and compassion for others. It’s not the asanas themselves that do this, but the fact that yoga allows us to find a place of deep, spiritual peace and a connection to God. For me, yoga is my little place to have quiet time with God. Some people do this in church, others in a field; I do it on a mat. This spiritual experience transforms our hearts into vessels of love, capable of both receiving and giving freely. We all have stories to tell, and we all have hurts to be healed. Yoga helps open my eyes to see the greatness in all people, as well as how to nurture healthy relationships or walk away from toxic ones. Even with and because of all of our scars and war wounds, we are so worthy of Divine love.
Holistic Living: Yoga opened a pathway for me that allows me pursue both internal and external health, which is one of my true passions. As I began practicing faithfully, I learned yoga is healing, and that the body is capable of recovering and thriving outside of pills, antibiotics, and chemicals. I think there is a place for those things, of course. Natural alternatives are also much more economical and gentler on the environment, which is something that is important to me.
Recipes: Zero gluten, zero sugar, zero processed or artificial ingredients…100% healthy. All recipes are based on a clean eating, gluten free and most of the time vegetarian with vegan options, because eating a bunch of plants can be sneakily delicious!