Yogi Sadie’s Resource Guide

January 15, 2015 Holistic Health
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Hey folks! I put together this resource list to support your New Year’s healthy living efforts. I am continuously updating the list (so check back often). Here are a few of my favorite things:

 

If you need to push yourself:

Swing a kettlebellThis handheld gym will never  break or need maintenance.  Use it to improve your cardio, strength training, and flexibility. If you end up using it as a doorstop, recoup most of your investment by selling it on Craigslist.  Athletic women start with a 16kg.  Older or untrained women start with a 12kg. Athletic men start with 24 kg . Older or untrained go for the 20 kg.

Get on your mat.  Manduka mats are the highest quality yoga mats on the market. I’ve had mine for 8 years now. Stretch, sweat, cry, or chill on your mat, it can take it all.

Buy a cute, well-fitting outfit.  Athleta has been so supportive of me (especially via their sports bras that I wear daily)! They carry a range of inclusive sizes, have a great return policy, and on-the-ball customer service. Great pants and jackets too!


 

If you need inspiration:

Read a primer on the chakras:  Anatomy of the Spirit I’ve been a fan of Caroline Myss for years, especially her audio books that make road trips and long walks fly by.

Look at cool pictures of fascia: Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists: by Tom Myers. Let this reference begin (but not define) your study of fascia.

Evolve your health and movement: With a holistic and anthropological perspective, Frank Forencich’s work has inspired me for years.

Research the energy body: The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy by Cyndi Dale. A visually stunning, cross-cultural encyclopedia — this book amazes me every time I revisit it.

 

If you need to relax:

Soak in a hot, essential-oil bath. Dead Sea Bath Salts (or the cheaper Epsom Salt) can relieve muscle aches and joint pains. Perfect after an intense workout. I love dōTERRA Essential Oils in my bath.  Lavender calms, cedar grounds, and orange energizes.

Yoga TuneUp Massage Therapy KitUnearth and unravel your aches and pains with these therapy balls and accompanying guide. You will learn to be your own massage therapist with these tools developed my my friend and mentor, Jill Miller.

 

If you need a nutrient boost:

Drink some green goop: Vitamineral Green PowderI’m not big on supplements, but I love this green powder. It’s made with real plants: phytonutrient powerhouses like kelp and burdock root. Also, it makes you poop like a champ!

Sip tea: Oakland-based Numi Tea makes an excellent selection of teas that I drink throughout the day. I especially love the Toasted Rice Green Tea and Emperor’s Puerh.

 

Sadie has a way of helping my body close the gap between how it is moving and how it should be moving, helping me become a better athlete, co-worker, and friend.

Jessica C.

Sadie puts the fun in hard work! She pushes you to limits you didn’t think you could achieve while offering an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. I LOVE Sadie!!

Cait S.

Sadie brings extraordinary dimension to her teaching. Her deep knowledge of anatomy combined with her vibrant sense of humor leaves you walking out of each class feeling lighter, moving better, and just plain happier!

Erin D.

Sadie has a passion in what she does and has pushed me to do things I never thought I could. Workouts with Sadie are always fun and full of sass!

Darcy C.

Sadie brings extraordinary dimension to her teaching. Her deep knowledge of anatomy combined with her vibrant sense of humor leaves you walking out of each class feeling lighter, moving better, and just plain happier! – Erin D.

Erin D.

Sadie has a way of helping my body close the gap between how it is moving and how it should be moving, helping me become a better athlete, co-worker, and friend.

Jessica C.

Sadie puts the fun in hard work! She pushes you to limits you didn’t think you could achieve while offering an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. I LOVE Sadie!!! – Cait S.

Cait S.