by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 57 of the 100 Day Challenge! Tabata Dips! And no, we’re not talking about a dip in the pool! Although, its not a bad idea for some extra movement in this sunny day. Feel free to scale your dips on paralette bars, rings, or even off the edge of your chair. [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Cool down this weekend with homemade Peach Popsicles! Freezing up your own organic ingredients ensures a healthy, chemical and preservative free snack! Enjoy! [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: Our aims assure of us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life. ~  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Essential Element: Your life is a mosaic of the choices that you make, the experiences that you have, and the attitudes or patterns of thinking that you develop over time [click here to read Spark Insight: Integration].

Journal:  What values have you acquired over time? What spiritual practices do you keep regular and rhythmic in your life? Remember – we are souls living in physical bodies, not the other way around. Take some time today to sit and reflect on what you are doing (and who you are trusting in) to determine your values?   [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Bench Dips

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  • Start with sitting on a bench or sturdy coffee table
  • Place your hands on the bench, lock out your arms and slide your body off the bench
  • Stick your feet out straight
  • Lower your body until your arms are at a 90 degree angle
  • Straighten your arms back out to full extension
  • Repeat!

(To make this exercise more challenging, place your feet on a box instead. This will make the dip harder.)

Kipping Ring Dips

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  • Hold your body up on the rings, keeping your arms facing each other.  Keep the rings close together and your arms close to your chest.
  • Lower your body until your arms are completely bent while leaning your shoulders over the rings.
  • Bring your legs forward slightly by bending the hips and lifting your knees up.
  • Push down on the rings and extend your arms straight up. Keep the rings close to your body.

Jumping Dips

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This movement requires rings.  You can buy rings and hang them from a tree in your back yard, or from a jungle gym at a local park.

  • Grip the rings and jump up.
  • Bring your elbows up to be parallel with your shoulders.
  • Slowly lower yourself back to the ground and repeat.