“Facedown Generation”

Sometimes I am reading or listening to something, or even having a conversation with someone and a phrase jumps out at me.  One of my friends online was writing a powerful post and she coined the term “Facedown Generation,” this is the plain truth, just look around after you check your phone.

The Jewish world is in the middle of their holiday season, and the last round is coming up this Sunday night, and it is my favorite.  We sit in handmade huts, share food, stories, and enjoy each other face to face with no distractions.  This is a big theme in our holidays, turning off the outside world, going within yourself, your family, and your community.

I am so excited to celebrate with friends, and I am happy that my children get to experience what my ancestors have been doing since the beginning of time.  Enjoy reading some of the traditions and details, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkot.

When I teach Yoga and Pilates, I remind my students that our body is meant to move in certain ways, and if we do something incorrectly over and over, injury occurs.  We may not even notice what we are doing over and over, and in the pictures below are a great examples of how we are at our computers and our phones.  It is important to teach ourselves how the body is meant to be, posture, alignment, form, and core, and eventually the wrong way doesn’t feel so good. Check yourself throughout the day if your shoulders are up, or if you have a rounded back instead of a proud chest.  Also using your core when you are active makes all those muscles in the abdominal area and pelvic floor actually work.  They are always active, otherwise we would fall, but they are not being worked out unless we consciously activate them.

Want to learn more? I can talk about this all day! coachyulia@gmail.com, come join a class or we can start a new one.

For now I am signing off the world for my weekly Shabbat,

Grateful my kids understand the concept of signing off and turning off,

Shabbat Shalom,

Coach Yulia

                                               Although this is not in English, it is clear what the message is.

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