Today’s column features tips and advice from a fashion designer turned yoga teacher with a noble mission : to inspire and empower others on their own self love journey.
Amanda Winkler teaches, lives and breathes Yoga Tune Up ®, Vinyasa Yoga, and Aerial Yoga. Working with teens inspires her and she’s just began developing a curriculum for young people based around yoga, meditation, self discovery and confidence building.
While we cannot realize your dream of getting back to teenage-hood and getting involved in Amanda’s courses, we can share with you some words of wisdom she’s share with us:
How do you live out loud every day?
By being myself. Through honesty, even when it’s not so pretty!
I challenge myself by taking on new and exciting projects when I may not feel 100% ready. I believe that there is so much learning to be gained through taking action, and the growth potential is infinite!
How do you set your goals?
One of the most powerful practices I have come across is stating my goals out loud in the presence of others. It automatically makes me more accountable for sticking to my word, and it also helps spread the word.
If you hold your dreams and aspirations tightly inside it’s so much more difficult to bring them out. I’ve found that the more people I tell, the more I meet like-minded people who want to help me in achieving my goals. Community support is huge for me.
Tell us about 3 keys to success you apply in your yoga practice
Listen to your body. Always. It knows what it needs. Move to that place just a little outside of your comfort zone to create growth and change. Balance your body with all kinds of movement, not just one sport or activity. It will be stronger, healthier, and perform better.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
Don’t take anything personally. Everyone has their own stuff going on. Follow your dreams and persevere.
How abuout you, what is the best advice you have ever been give? Share it in the comments below!