Tire Flips Because Why The Flip Not??? :)

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Get ya some functional training today! Tire flipping is a functional movement because it requires you to utilize muscles from all over your body.

How to do this:

Engage your core, and lift with your legs. Core engagement is important so that you may protect your back from injury. Remember this as you push through with your core activated.

Happy Training! ❤

ReUp on Training

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I have not been doing any kind of strength training other than what comes with yoga. I do miss lifting at times as well as training in more traditional ways such as pull-ups, etc.

Today I went for a small walk and then did the following:

Deadlifts: 2 sets, bar only (45 lbs), 4
Push Press: 2 sets, 5 1/2 lbs weights, 4
1 Hand Stand Hold
1 Pull Up.

Hahah, gotta start from the bottom. Never feel ashamed of this either! Progress is a process!

I am hoping to do this at least once a week and build my lifting strength back a little bit. I usually don’t like to lift too much simply because I build quick, so I think once a week would be efficient for now!

How is training? What kind have you been doing lately?Reup

Body, Mind, Spirit, and Soul. Non importance of the material body.

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Went for a jog this morning, yaaay. I dont look very happy to be there but Ive been letting my body take breaks, gather thoughts, simply rest and chill. Learning a new pace is not always a bad thing. Am glad I did start my day off this way though, running round in nature.

The Bhagavad-Gita states

“The Lord said, “You are talking like a learned man, but you do not that one who is learned-one who knows what is body and what is soul- does not lament for any stage of the body, neither in living nor in dead condition.” …knowledge means to know matter and spirit and the controller of both….The body is born and is destined to be vanquished today or tomorrow; therefor the body is not as important as the soul. One who knows this is actually learned, and for him there is no cause for lamentation, regardless of the condition of the material body.”

I admit that I used to see my body as material and an image, I used to want to sculpt it and make it look a certain way- honestly now I think thats a headache sometimes and am far more concerned with my overall well being as matter and spirit and soul. As long as Im healthy thats all that matters to me! Being healthy requires not just your physical body but your heart and soul. Of course you should still treat your physical body well with good foods, exercise, etc. that is all part of the whole. I try and push myself a little but not as much as I used to- that goes for a lot of things- which is definitely a good thing because pushing too much can straight up lead to stress. A little is good, too much is no bueno and counterproductive to your health. I have amped up my meditating and creative self expression, giving instincts, and rest.

Too, when you feel good, you feel good enough to help others feel good. Self love and care always.
Be good to yourself and go at your own pace. If you suffer from any illnesses or conditions that limit your movement, remember the text above- you can still move your soul in many various ways ❤️.

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Didn’t look ver happy for my movement this morning, but I know it served me well. I am happier now, just takes shaking the sleep off. 😛

 

How do you like to move? What moves you?

XO, Fluxstruck

Healing Varieties

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So lately, I met with a healer. She really helped me realign myself and cleanse. After I met with her I started cleansing more myself and everything more often, I also began meditating more often as well. Its a strange feeling to following your intuition, when usually modern society is telling you to do this and do that, and go here and go there, and YOU HAVE TO MAKE MONEY. But you just know that it is right to do so.

I take it with every oz of gratitude that I have spaces to reside and meditate. I always ask for guidance as I pray, and for protection from evil. For I am on this earth to do good, and I know it.

I feel the week went by and sometimes I felt stagnant, but I quickly tried to make the most of my time where I was, cleaning and organizing-attempts to make the space clear and right, all with good intention.

I feel these things have worked for me-then I felt that the flow was happening to fluidly and I sunk back into comfort. Into the things I know do not serve me. I tell myself its all about patience, for I am not perfect. I know these things take time.

But I also know that the universe will unfold for me if I am ready for it to. And when I am ready, I will be completely open and not fall back and not hesitate. I have been hesitating…and finding excuses.

So I am here to ask—in which ways do you stay on your path?

What seems to help you when the distractions in life come at you on the constant? What is it that keeps you going? Stones? Meditation? Chanting?

I feel being on top of nutrition is important.

Getting enough sleep is important.

Following your gut is important (even in times when you really wish you didn’t have to )

Educate myself as much as possible is important, and if I can learn from someone, I should.

I am in search for a Hindu Master to learn from. In reading my Bhagavid-Gita, I am aware that this is important to keep me on my path.

Love, Fluxstruck

Do certifications to teach really matter?

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In a world full of quick certifications, qualifying you to teach a whole bunch of different disciplines, does it really matter?

Yes, you gain a piece of paper, showing people that you know what you are talking about. But mostly, is that piece of paper even enough?

I question this many times.

It shows discipline to achieve something.

It shows you put in the time to study information.

But I feel not all certifications level up to the amount of knowledge, and better yet-experience someone needs in order to teach something.

Mostly I just feel like they are important just to prove to other people.

But I also hate the idea of having to prove anything to anyone.

So, while its good to have as a backup reference in case someone asks, I still don’t think just that can justify someone as “qualified”.

Example being, someone with a Personal Training certification starts picking up clients left and right, but has this person actually gone through and tried these things? Lived these things?

And is it really necessary for them to do so?

On the same note, someone can have years of exercise experience, enough experience to actually know something after all this time. Yet, would you still let them be your trainer without a piece of paper?

Also, other disciplines like yoga, that are more spiritual, have certifications popping up like crazy. Yet, yoga is a practice that only after years of learning should one even think about teaching, I believe. For yoga is not just gaining flexibility through postures, that is only a small part of it.

What do you think?

Love, The Flux