Summer Yoga + Wellness Tips
Posted on 26 June 2018
There are 92 days of summer. Days are longer this time of year than in any other season. We just celebrated the summer solstice, which marks the halfway point of the year. In yogic terms, this would be the time to pause between your inhale and exhale. A time to reflect on the intentions you set for yourself, where you are on the path to achieving your goals. Start to bring awareness to how far you’ve come and how far you have left to go. Are you still aligned with what you want to manifest in your life, or do you need to pivot to get back on track? Do you still want that dream you’ve been chasing, or have your needs changed? If you haven’t reached this goal, are there things you need to let go of in order to move forward? If you’ve gotten what you wanted, does it bring you joy?
While this is the time to soak up the sun, to feel illuminated, lit up, energized and shine brightly, this is also the time that a lot of resistance can start to show up. Think about it: The closer the sun gets to you, the bigger your shadow gets. Your shadow can be anything that you are trying to hide or repress, feelings or situations that you are not wanting to deal with. What are the aspects of yourself that you need to shine a light on, that need your attention? Now think about the moon: It is always full, even though we only see parts of it as it goes through its phases. We are all like the moon: always full, even though we don’t always feel whole. But it’s only when we accept all the parts of ourselves—even the parts we don’t want to be illuminated—that we can step into our shining wholeness.
Just like in yoga, it’s time to listen to your body. Do you need to push yourself to move more, or can you ease up and be more gentle with yourself? As we continue to talk about mental health, we realize that, in order to have a real impact, we need to start from within. With all that is going on in the world, there is always room for us to be kinder to ourselves. Self-care is no longer an occasional luxury but a non-negotiable we must carve out the time for.
This Sunday, we will be offering two very special sunrise-to-sunset yoga classes, starting in the morning at our Pleasanton location (with me at 9AM!) and ending at our Los Gatos store (with my friend Liisa, who I trained with and is a Crisis Text Line volunteer, at 5PM). We will also be celebrating the launch of All Fenix’s latest collection all day—plus giving away special fitness gifts to guests who spend over $150.
"We wanted to create an activewear label that represented all women: those who are active and those who want to be active; those who want to live healthier lives and are ready to kick start that journey. That’s where the PHOENIX comes in: a mythical bird that represents rebirth and rejuvenation. Synonymous with energy and activity, we felt the name truly embodied our brand. Why spell it Fenix? We wanted to recreate it and make it our own." –All Fenix founders
In addition to a nourishing, full-body workout, treat yourselves to fashion (and function!)-forward activewear. As we’ve already gushed, there is so much we love about this Australian activewear line—the tech-savvy fabrics as well as chic prints and detailing, to name a few. But our workout wardrobe always stays ahead of the curve, thanks to our opposite seasons. Shop the latest styles for fall—in stores now!—plus save on summer-ready styles, which are already marked down. Hope to see you there!
If you can’t make it to the event, shop the latest styles online.
XO PRIM babes,
P.S. Thank you so much to everyone that came out to our Backyard SALE last weekend. We exceeded our goal of $1000 to donate to Crisis Text Line!