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As the year comes to a close, everyone begins to reflect on the past year and make plans for the New Year to come.  I know that I have set aside the chocolate treats and peppermint bark, and hopped back on my mat and my treadmill.  I would like to lose the baby weight gained with my beautiful baby boy.  There are things I would like to change about my habits and lifestyle that are different then the year I spent pregnant.  There are goals that I would like to reach before the next year comes to a close.  Some would call these resolutions.  Do resolutions work?  Well, have they worked for you in the past?

If you say no, this is probably because your resolutions are just statements.  The definition of “resolution” is “a decision to do something or behave in a certain manner”.  The problem with making a statement of change is that it comes with no plan – no steps to reaching your goal.  To change a habit, you must intentionally set forth with a plan of action.  You must sit down and define what things are getting in your way of making this change.  You must figure out if and why you cannot manage to keep this positive change active in your life day after day, year after year.  And, most importantly, once you decide on your obstacles and goals, you must then wake up daily with an intention to follow the plan you make for yourself.  Intentionally live your life.

The intention is what many of us miss from the resolution.  We get worn down by the demands of life and lose focus on our resolution.  It is hard to change.  By nature we seek the path of least resistance.  But, if we wake up each day with an intention to honor our resolutions, the path gets easier.  Our bodies and minds become less resistant.  Until one day, we wake up and there is not resistance at all.  We are now going with the flow and loving the life we always knew we were meant to lead.

So, as I exit 2010, I will be thinking about the obstacles standing in my path to change.  I will think positively about the steps I need to take to reach my end goal.  I will wake up each day with the intention to put down that chocolate I so adored when I was prego, and I will step on my mat to find my flow…and my previous jean size :-).

With light and love in the New Year,

Jessica 

P.S.  – I will be guiding a group of people through an intention setting practice on New Year’s Day in Concord, NC at Balance Wellness Center.  Join me to be part of a group effort to set forth our intentions!

Hi fellow yogis!

As promised, I am letting you know about events that I think are exceptional.  Balance Wellness Center is hosting Kaoverii Weber this coming Sunday.  She will explore and explain how we can balance our emotions, our stress, and more with the knowledge of the chakras. 

This topic is one of my passions and I am so excited to attend.  I hope to see some of you there!

Where:  Balance Wellness Center

When:  Sunday, December 12th at 2 pm

How:  Call Balance to register – 704-721-5976

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Wilmington, NC

Tuesday
10:30 AM Vinyasa at Gold's Gym-Porter's Neck

Wednesday
8:15 AM Run to Yoga at Wilmington Athletic Club

6 PM Yoga for Athletes at Wilmington Performance Lab

Thursday
6:45 PM Vinyasa at Gold's Gym-Racine

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WEEKEND WORKSHOP -
INVERSIONS: TURN YOUR WORLD UPSIDE DOWN
MARCH 9TH
WILMINGTON PERFORMANCE LAB

MARCH 16TH - MINT HILL YOGA
VINYASA FLOW 9 AM - 11 AM
YOGA FOR ATHLETES 1 PM - 3 PM

MARCH 17TH - MINT HILL YOGA
THE ART OF ASSISTS AND ADJUSTMENTS
A TEACHER TRAINING
9 AM - 3 PM

APRIL 7TH - MAY 12TH
A 5K THE OM WAY:
YOGA AND RUNNING WORKSHOPS
SUNDAYS FROM 3:45 - 5 PM
GOLD'S GYM RACINE
WILMINGTON, NC

Jessica Hagler King

"Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." -- Nikos Kazantzakis
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt