Monday, January 31, 2011

Resolution SIX: Make Yoga a Lifestyle

I think every year before this one, my list of resolutions has included "get in shape" at the very top of the list.  Well, this year, I'm changing things up.  I'm looking at things in a new light after reading Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo's suggestions for the Type A exercise plan.  Instead of focusing solely on "getting in shape", I'm going to broaden my focus to include my overall health and well-being.  I am hoping that as a result of this, "getting in shape" will be a pleasant side effect! {Click here if you have no idea what I'm talking about when I mentioned a Type A exercise plan.}

The good doctor suggests that people with my blood type benefit most from exercise such as yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation.  Type O's need the strenuous, heart pounding, sweat dripping workouts of my sporadic past.  My type, on the other hand, thrives on calming, strengthening, centering body work.  Stress is Type A's biggest enemy.  

So, as part of my overall plan for good health, I'm taking up the practice of YOGA.  I have found a lovely woman near my home that offers classes twice a week.  I am only one class in, but I love it already.  What a total body workout...and I mean MIND, BODY, and SOUL.  I have enjoyed taking yoga in the past, but I now have the conviction to make yoga a lifestyle.  I can do this!

Have a great week and...

Outside Lisa

*  To check out Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo's website, click here.


  1. Meditation??! Not fair. Is there any way to change my blood-type? Sweet pic.

  2. Lisa, yoga and meditation is a huge part of my life. I've dedicated even more to my yoga practice in the past year and I'm still realizing rewards every day. I'm a Type A, but I didn't realize yoga happens to be especially good for that type! It is amazing the effects it will have on your outlook, stress level, and overall strength and health. I'm so happy this is one of your goals! enjoy!