Eric C. Stevens

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Recently I had my first experience with restorative yoga. I don’t think I’ve ever tried an exercise class where my body was less challenged and my mind more challenged.
When Elinor and Bob walked into my class, I thought, "Ugh, time to babysit." I thought this because they were in their 70s. But working with them taught me valuable lessons about my own perspective.
As Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön said, “Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.”
Don’t you dare call me petite, or skinny for that matter. I never liked hearing I was (or am) skinny. Skinny is for girls and lattes, not manly men.
Many of us have superstitions about our training. We have our own habits and rituals at the gym, studio, and out on the field of play. But do these habits make a difference?
As our "social capital" or involvement in our communities has declined, so has our health. The new trends in fitness are changing this and may be what saves us all.
The jab may not be the most glamorous of punches, but it can be one of the most effective in disrupting your opponent and setting up your own killer combos.
I’ve been in fitness for a long time now and have seen many trends come and go but none as prevalent and as harmful as that of the current multi-level marketing product craze.
And then what? This question is about what happens after we’ve reached the goal. It's a question about the long term, who we are, and what we’re seeking at a deeper level.
I'm a boxer, not a yogi. Yet, I find unlike other exercise, yoga makes me feel better after I do it. Here's why I think non-yogis, especially guys, should try it.
Do guys just shadow box to try to look cool? No, there's a real purpose and a practice to it, and you can see it echoed in all other sports as well.
As we get older, we naturally lose strength and cardiovascular ability, but we do not have to lose flexibility. And being flexible could actually help you live longer.