You’re doing an amazing job so far! I’ve loved connecting with you here on the blog and through social media. You all inspire me on a daily basis.
A quick note before we dive into today’s workout: Today is the LAST day to upgrade!
By upgrading you receive a NEW 20-minute full body workout straight to your inbox every Friday for the duration of the challenge (the first one is going out today!). These workouts will be challenging, fun and yours to keep forever. I’m even including a Cardio-Pilates routine for the days you want to break a sweat.
In total you’ll receive:
- Three, 20 minute, full-body workouts that are downloadable and yours to keep.
- Goal Setting Worksheets to ensure that you reach the goals you’ve been dreaming of.
- Fall Vision Guide to create a life that you are proud of in the coming months.
- Guide To Personal Values & Balance to help you work with your own unique situation.
The best part? 10% of all proceeds go to support Women For Women International. They provide year-long programs to help women in war-torn countries learn their rights and create businesses to support their families.
On to today’s workout…
Today’s guest instructor is back by popular demand!
Sarah Beth is a popular YouTube yoga instructor who just so happens to live nearby. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her over the past few months and guess what, she’s getting married TOMORROW!
So after today’s workout be sure to congratulate her in the comments or over on her Facebook page.
A little more about Sarah Beth…
“Sarah Beth is a full-time yoga instructor living in the Denver area. She first discovered the power of yoga when she was 16 years old, and after years of an on/off practice she developed a strong, daily yoga practice. One of the best decisions she ever made was to sign up for Yoga Teacher Training so she could work within her passion, deepen her own understanding of yoga, and share it with others. Diagnosed at a young age with Ulcerative Colitis, Sarah Beth has since found yoga, meditation and diet to be her natural approach to living a healthy and happy life.
Sarah Beth completed her certification to teach through CorePower Yoga in the fall of 2010 and has since quit her job as a professional model, ran a pop-up donation-based community yoga class, started teaching on YouTube to expand her reach, and picked up some experience as a chiropractic assistant. Sarah Beth has been teaching yoga for nearly 4 years, and loves the challenge of teaching to a class, workshop or on camera! Her current life consists of wedding planning, working out, eating clean, and a whole lot of practicing, teaching and filming yoga. She currently teaches locally in the Denver area and internet-wide on YouTube through her channel SarahBethShow. Her style is strongly influenced by daily practice, functional movement and flow.
Today’s theme is relaxation. You’ve put in a lot of hard work this week so it’s time to slow down and release tension. Sarah Beth created a restorative, “Up The Wall” sequence for us today and I think you’ll love it.
If you’re inspired to do more be sure to check out Sarah Beth Yoga on YouTube.
To keep with the theme of relaxation, today’s self-care challenge will help to calm your mind.
Meditation doesn’t need to be scary or intimidating. You don’t have to be an expert to reap the benefits. All we’re doing today is setting a timer for 5 minutes and sitting in silence. As distracting thoughts come into your mind, simply acknowledge them and set them aside. Thoughts WILL come into your mind so don’t let that bother you.
The key is to observe of your thoughts rather than being a at the mercy of them.
Enjoy your restorative session today and be sure to subscribe to Sarah Beth’s YouTube channel for more free yoga in the future.
TODAY’S CHECK-IN: snap a photo of something that inspires you to relax. Maybe it’s your yoga mat, maybe it’s a candle, maybe it’s a beautiful sunset. There are no rules! Just be creative, tag me, and use the hashtag #mindbodymat.
Enjoy your weekend, beauties. I’ll see you back here on Monday!
PS – If you’re just joining us, no problem! Start here and do 2 per day to get caught up. 🙂