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.

 

June 16, 2014

I'm always amazed at how some days of honoring can move you. This Father's Day was especially meaningful for me. The word Gratitude popped into my head when I was running yesterday and it feels so fitting. I'm dedicating this week's mantra to all the fathers and father...

June 5, 2014

There have been several shifts and changes in my life over the last couple weeks and I've found myself equally needing both yoga and running for their own unique qualities in my life. One thing that struck me today, as I was running up the hills of San Francisco with a...

May 9, 2014

Like many others today, I'm finding myself reading these amazing quotes and stories of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When we get stuck reading the same blogs or doing the same routine everyday, there is the ability to become numb to what is around us. This week, let...

April 28, 2014

I recently read this great quote by Ray Bradbury and it really resonated with me.

 

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and let others move forward with it.”

~ Ra...

April 16, 2014

There are always things that you wish you could incorporate into your daily and weekly schedule, but don't.

 

This week, commit to one thing that you feel would be a positive for you. Add a 10 minute meditation to your day. Do one long run a week somewhere that is inspir...

April 9, 2014

Be confident in knowing that you are enough, just as you are, right now. Crazy right? This is a hard concept to accept for many of us. But what yoga teaches us is that we can't live or practice in any other body than the one we have right now. Those limits and sensatio...

March 31, 2014

The beauty of Spring is more than evident. Budding fruit trees, bulb flowers emerging from the snow patches, and sounds of birds waking you in the morning. The changing of seasons is sometimes subtle but the transition from Winter to Spring is always eye opening. Notic...

March 18, 2014

The official first day of Spring is March 20! So exciting. For many of us, Spring represents new growth, enhanced energy and an eagerness to try new things. The next couple days of Winter I challenge you to prepare for all the fun things that lay ahead. Shake off the W...

March 4, 2014

It is important to be aware of what is fueling you and driving you through your day. We all have habits that somehow have become our everyday norm, whether they are healthy for us or not. This week, think about your food and beverage consumption. Making a correlation b...

February 24, 2014

There is something truly priceless about sharing your experiences in life with a good friend/companion. The mantra for the week is to find that friend you can share the run with, encourage to go to a yoga class with you or even convince to sign-up for a relay run. One...

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