yoga for athletes

The Generalist Method

The Generalist Method

When it comes to fitness I consider myself a generalist. I’m not sure that’s really a proper term but it kind of sums up my approach to my own physical health. I run but I’m not a runner. I do some CrossFit but I’m not a CrossFitter. I lift weights but I’m not a bodybuilder. I do yoga but I’m not a yogi.

So what am I and do I have to be anything at all?

Spiritual Health and Naughties American Rock

Spiritual Health and Naughties American Rock

Being spiritual is pretty fashionable at the moment and if you weren’t sure what being spiritual involved and only had social media as a reference you would probably come to the conclusion that it involved lots of yoga, meditation, veganism, constant self love, doing handstands in scenic spots and maybe growing a big beard. This isn’t what I think of as spiritual health, this is the Instagram version.  You don’t have to be spiritual to work on your spiritual health and just the term ‘spiritual’ tends to get people rolling their eyes and switching off.

My version is probably not what you think.

Yoga - what it means to me.

Yoga - what it means to me.

Most people, me included, start yoga to get more flexible.  For me yoga isn’t really about that.  Flexibility is a beautiful side effect of regular yoga but it’s the journey towards improved movement that really connected with me.  It’s that journey that helped me figure out what yoga means to me.  It’s that journey that keeps me coming back to the mat and it’s that journey that I love and sometimes hate in equal measure. 

Make sense?  Nope, didn’t think so! It’s hard to explain but this blog is about what yoga means to me.