MANTRAS

Nicole is the founder of Running to the Mat which combines of mindfulness of running with an energetic playful yoga practice.  Running to the Mat showcases the advantages of combining running and yoga to allow for the cardio strengthening and meditative qualities of running and pairing it with a strong but throughful yoga practice that links one's breath with their movement.

 

May 29, 2017

This week's mantra was inspired by my binge watching of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Yep, you can read that last sentence again if you need... one of the shows revolved around the idea of working through things that don't always seem pleasant or helpful in the moment...

February 29, 2016

There is no greater weight than self-doubt. Second guessing yourself and your intentions is exhausting and burdensome. Make a vow this week to let go of those thoughts and replace them with encouraging ones. You will find yourself getting lighter and stronger, both men...

February 22, 2016

When I first started to run, I felt like I couldn’t stop or it would be a sign that I was giving up. The same thing as true of my yoga practice; if I went to child’s pose, I felt like I wasn’t strong enough for the class. Now I feel a lot differently. Now I realize tha...

February 14, 2016

This weekend there was a plethora of love for significant others, lovers, partners, and family, which is always a beautiful thing. Whatever feeling you may have about Valentine’s Day, it is a time to appreciate and acknowledge your love for those in your life. Yes, it...

February 8, 2016

There has been no short of messaging and ads with the Super Bowl this past week. I’m fully aware of what each company wants me to feel or think when it comes to their products. Many media critics talked about how this year’s ads were going to be less somber or incorpor...

February 7, 2016

 

There has been no short of messaging and ads with the Super Bowl this past week. I’m fully aware of what each company wants me to feel or think when it comes to their products. Many media critics talked about how this year’s ads were going to be less somber or incorpo...

February 1, 2016

You are the only person in your body and mind. So you are truly the only person that knows what you need. The power of tuning into out bodies and listening to our patterns of thought, are that we have the ability mold and change our lives to make sure we are serving ou...

January 25, 2016

We have have patterns and habits that we settle into every day, week and month. In so many ways, those patterns are helpful for us. They allow us to be consistent in our lives and know what to expect next. But there are times we get lazy and numb to those patterns. 

The...

January 18, 2016

Thoughts are powerful things. We can go through hundreds of them every minute. The most challenging thing is to make sure you don’t get caught in those thoughts. Notice which one’s give you courage, strengthen and empower you. HOLD ON TO THOSE. Notice which one’s make...

January 11, 2016

Mantra of the week: Embrace life’s impermanence
The body we have at this moment feels so difference than the one we had 10 years ago or when we were teenagers. We may be stronger in some senses and weaker when it comes to other aspects of our lives or body.

Tell yoursel...

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