Now more than ever, we are finding ourselves juxtaposed between two worlds.
In one world, we want to be able to do more, lift more, fit more into our days; while in the other world, we find ourselves desperately desiring to chill out, to get real about a meditation practice, to not have stress kicking us in the pants at every turn.
Not to mention, the message is out there and the volume is turned to full blast –
Stress zaps fat loss efforts.
Stress zaps strength gains.
Chronic stress is absolutely affecting the gains you’re after in physique, performance, and health.
JC is well aware of this, having coached me through stressful periods of life and with his guidance on stress-reduction and nutrition, I saw my body comp get to a level I am incredibly pleased with.
And, we did this while paralleling the most stressful period of time I’d seen in the last 10 years – when my body comp, in the past, would have been falling apart, it actually improved tremendously.
JC is an amazing coach, one whom I respect immensely, that is for sure. So it was an honor when he turned to me for assistance on one of his goals.
“Can you help me get into lotus position?,” his text said.
We’d been talking about our meditation practice, and what tools we’d been using for handling stress in our lives.
He had a goal of incorporating more stillness into his day. In working on that goal, he felt compelled to work towards lotus position, the seated position used in many eastern meditation practices where you cross your legs and rest each foot on the opposing thigh — like this: [Read more…]