Get on it

When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is disease.

—Terri Guillemets

P.S.  Thanks to Jillian Michaels for tweeting this quote in 2009. Thanks to Mark Sisson for using it in his Primal Blueprint book. And also to Joe Kita and the staff of Reader’s Digest magazine for including it in their 2012 book Health… The Reader’s Digest Version. —tg, 2015

Asana

Mountain pose is an affirmation. You can conquer anything with your natural boldness and resolute strength. Only you can reach the peak of your success.

Warrior pose battles inner weakness and wins focus. You see that there is no war within you. You’re on your own side, and you are your own strength.

Tree pose grows confidence. It grounds. It roots us to this world.

Chair pose is a defiance of spirit, showing how high you can reach even when you’re forced down.

All unimportant matters drop off you in ragdoll pose. Very few things are genuinely important. The Truth sways before you.

Corpse pose restores life. Dead parts of your being fall away — the ghosts are released.

—Terri Guillemets