YOGIFY THE WORLD - BY FEATURED GUEST BLOGGER SHAYLEE @SHAYBENDS
Hi! I'm Shaylee, an avid distance runner, dancer, health enthusiast, yogi, and most importantly I am a mother to 5 delightful young children. I initially found yoga as a soothing compliment to marathon training, but I quickly realized that every time I'd step on my mat I'd receive an emotional shower and mental healing. The mind, body, spirit unity that I get from yoga is what keeps me coming back everyday. The four corners of my mat are where I feel safe, free to be, challenged, strengthened and softened. I am so grateful that I now have an opportunity to teach yoga and share this gift with all the yogis in my class. My ultimate goal is to someday "yogify" the world!
MY TYPICAL BREAKFAST INCLUDES:
Protein shake - idealLean protein, Good Karma flax milk, powdered peanut butter, flax seeds, and spinach."
NETFLIX AND CHILL VIBES:
One Tree Hill or Grey's Anatomy and chips n guac!
COME TAKE A YOGA CLASS WITH SHAYLEE AT:
'I Am Yoga' in Provo, Utah.
SHAYLEE'S FAVORITE POSES:
- Sleeping pigeon: this feels heavenly on my tight runner hips!
- Grasshopper: this is the first "advanced" arm balance I ever tried. I remember watching my teacher go into it and think omg I could never do that, but then I tried it and got it that very first time. I remember thinking, "Wow! I'm stronger than I know. I can do hard things!" It also gives you pretty awesome tricep bruises which is super fun!
- I also love sivasana / warrior 4 pose: it is here that we find our strength, peace, and surrender. It is a pose in which we can release control and celebrate all that our body has done for us. I love the physical demands that yoga puts on my body; I delight in looking in the mirror and seeing new muscle definition, but I equally cherish the spiritual awakening and mental rebirth that comes from my practice, sivasana is where I feel these benefits.
FAVORITE SONGS RIGHT NOW:
- "Lemonade" by coco rosie
- "Save Me" by Jem
- "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
- "553" by Too Far Moon
- "Om Shanti" by Sharon Gannon
FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE:
"Yoga isn't a performance, it's a practice."