The Spectrum- Follow for fitness

The Spectrum- Follow for fitness

Jan 13, 2016

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Rachel Brathen

Yogi Rachel Brathen’s fitness tips are a little unusual, but what do you expect from a woman who spends sizable amounts of time hanging upside down and runs around her house with an adorable baby goat?

The Aruba-based yoga teacher suggests that making a gratitude diary is as important as daily workouts and green shakes.

“Sometimes we get so caught up in what we want to change that we start seeing flaws instead of focusing on getting inspired to move and feel good. It’s important to celebrate the good things. Your body does so much for you every day. … It’s so much easier to stick to an exercise routine when we appreciate what our bodies can do.”

She starts every morning with hot water and lemon to stimulate her digestive system, turns up some music and powers through a 90-minute yoga session, often beachside. And yeah, her arm balances on paddle boards are super cool, but the pics of her rescue puppies have no doubt helped her land 1.7 million followers on Instagram.