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STORYTELLING

Today I read something really inspiring about how being "stuck" in bad patterns and habits is quite common, but how easily we can get "unstuck" if we only shift our perspective a little bit. The article from the enlightened, colorado based magazine "listen, share and be kind, was saying that we are not solid beings with problems, rather consciousness projecting epic stories

Me taking a moment to reflect on life and all the stories I have projected. Where will I go next...? Captured in the beautiful Alps of Southern Tirol by Chanelle Sladics

Me taking a moment to reflect on life and all the stories I have projected. Where will I go next...? Captured in the beautiful Alps of Southern Tirol by Chanelle Sladics

Everything that appears outside of you actually originates from our consciousness
— Kathy Castrigno
Our perspective on life can change with a single move

Our perspective on life can change with a single move

We tend to think that we have to keep feeling a certain way or do something the same way as always, just because that's "our identity. How many times have you said, well, that's just who I am or no, that's not me?? We tend to cling to our story and wait around for something outside our self or the idea of the future, to make changes.

I really connected with the author of the article saying that everything that appears outside of us actually originates from inside us, our consciousness. Whatever we transmit out is reflected back to us as through a mirror. We are the author and main character in our own stories and lives. The article I read said that quantum physics has shown that we send out frequencies that carry information through our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings.

If this is so, we also have the immense power to build our dream life. So, let's say that we can project a different frequency right now... does that not mean that we don't have to wait for something outside our self to shift our story?? If you feel stuck or unhappy with something, find a new perspective. Take the first step and begin telling a new story now. Don't wait for approval from the outside world, don't wait for someone to tell you it's okay... Don´t worry about what's wrong or right or how to fix your old story. Leave the old story behind and start telling a new version that paints you as an empowered being, filled with love, passion, gratitude and confidence! Tell this new story over and over and don't be scared to pour your heart & soul into it. Its a law of physics that at some future point, the universe will reflect back to you what you put out there. 

Source: Listen, share and be Kind Magazine

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Break bad habits with movement

Finding a good balance in your work day can be a big challenge. When I get stuck in front of the computer for too long, staring at the screen with bad posture, I find that I get tunnel vision and lose touch with myself

Kjersti Buaas Wear Colour Stretching

Sitting in front of the computer for to long, usually involves lots of "hunching" and bad posture.  You can notice that your posture will be more and more "closed up" the more you sit in the "computer position". Standing once in a while can do wonders, preferably using a standing desk. 

To break up my day from sitting still too long and to get a different perspective, I like to go for a run or do some kind of physical activity, preferably outside, but anything goes in a hectic work day. Being a professional athlete competing for over 18 years, has thought me that repetition over time, helps you attract those results. The results can be positive or negative for the body and the mind, all depending on what it is that you are repeating. Therefor, it is smart to make sure that you adapt and repeat those healthy habits and lifestyle into your "every day".

The past years I have gotten pretty found of climbing and to improve my techniqueI like to integrate hand and finger exercises into my day to day life. Taking 10 minutes to stand up and give some attention to my hands can both help my climbing and save me from adapting negative patterns that again can lead to dis-ease further down the line.  

Climbing is an easy activity that everyone can do and it does not require a lot of equipment, especially if you are bouldering. If I dont have access to an easy outdoor climbing spot, I go to a climbing gym near me and do a 45 min session. It is amazing how much more clarity, focus and creativity I have when I come back to my work space. 

Climbing fuels my soul, gets me focused and opens my creative channels

Climbing fuels my soul, gets me focused and opens my creative channels

Movement is a natural part of whom I am
— Kjersti Buaas
In order to reopen my posture and connect with my heart chakra I do opposite movements of what I would do in front of the computer

In order to reopen my posture and connect with my heart chakra I do opposite movements of what I would do in front of the computer

I practice some form of yoga everyday. Yoga is a great activity to break up a work day when you spend a lot of time sitting still. It´s one of my favorite forms of movement to keep in touch with my body, mind and spirit.

Eating healthy trough out the day really helps me stay focused and provides me with the energy I need to endure through the day. Getting up from chair (or yoga ball) to make meals, helps me break up my work day. It also gives me credits towards my daily standing goal witch is 12 hours each day. It mights sound silly to have a standing goal, but it´s touch on the hip flexors to sit for long periods of time. It also is contributing towards my goal of being the best version of myself. I like to make superfood smoothie bowls, salads with nuts and seeds and goodies from the garden, yummy vegetable pasta and some days eggs with avocado and sourdough bread from a local bakery (the real sourdough). 

MADE WITH ORGANIC SUPERFOODS FROM PURPS

MADE WITH ORGANIC SUPERFOODS FROM PURPS

I have started using a watch to help remind me to get up and break away from creating bad habits and patterns. It also tells me to take a minute to breathe. As I am typing this, my clock just told me to get up and move. I guess technology can be used as a crutch or as a tool, all depending on your awareness around it :)

 

 

 

 

 

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FOOD IS MY MEDICINE

Food is my medicine. Food is my fuel. I can even stretch it to say that food is becoming my religion. Call me crazy but the more I experience what a profound impact the food I eat and what I drink has on my health, the more I want to fuel my body with only good stuff

Kjersti Buaas PURPS superfood smoothie bowl
I want to use my platform as an athlete to showcase these companies and people, who are committed to providing us with products that are good for us and for the environment.
Kjersti Buaas PURPS athlete

So much of our food has/ is getting depleted and altered, and it is getting harder to find pure, fresh, non-chemical food. Our soil used to have over 52 trace minerals, compared to now when it's reduced to only 3 in most conventional agriculture. I started waking up to this (harsh) reality about 8-9 years ago, and it's important for me to keep educating myself. Knowledge is power and when I go to the store I want to be able to make choices I can really stand behind. I want to understand who and what system I am supporting with my purchases. There are many companies and people out there who are serving a purpose for the greater good. I want to use my platform as an athlete to showcase these companies and people, who are committed to providing us with products that are good for us and for the environment. If you are curious about this delicious superfood smoothie bowl in this picture please visit www.purps.com/blogs (see link in my bio) to find the recipe - It's made by myself as a pre-workout meal, with fresh ingredients and lots of intention to support good health. It provides me with clean every that enables me to adventure and use my body all day long

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INSIDE LOOKI X GAMES NORWAY FROM AN ATHLETE PERSPECTIVE

KJERSTI BUAAS XGAMES MATT PAIN
The past year I’ve started putting my words into action and I feel like I’m now reaping the benefits of that work

I love being a part of the progression and development of snowboarding and I hope we get to celebrate action sports on a world stage in Norway again next year!!! Congrats to all the athletes for giving everyone a show they will never forget. Each and everyone put their own unique stamp on it. Big ups to the people behind the scenes working 24/7 to get this X GAMES one to remember and look back at for good memories. Thank you to the crowds for being so passionate and uplifting. It genuinely makes a big difference to ride when you feel the energy of so many people cheering you on. Special thanks to EUREKA and my family coming out to watch me play. I am leaving here inspired to become a better human and take my snowboarding to the next level 

First glance from the top of the drop in ramp for the Big Air

First glance from the top of the drop in ramp for the Big Air

Never forget to play like a child - Candid Moment Captured By Cato Ingebrigtsen

Never forget to play like a child - Candid Moment Captured By Cato Ingebrigtsen

Captured by Cato Ingebrigtsen

Captured by Cato Ingebrigtsen

This moment was captured right after the ladies Big Air finals on Saturday; My team mate @siljenorendal has just won the gold medal and the crowds are going crazy. I am genuinely happy for her, as I know how determined she works towards her goals. I have just fallen on my last run, meaning I have not landed any of my tricks. Yet, I don't feel a strong sense of disappointment, regret or frustration. I wonder why, as I I'm deeply immersed in the hug. I can feel my team mate shaking, in tears of happiness over winning the gold. As I take a deep breath, it quickly becomes clear to me that I am feeling spiritual happiness. The kind of happiness that is available to you at any moment, once you become aware of it. While emotional happiness is depending on external factors, outside of your own control, spiritual happiness depends solely on yourself.  Off course my thoughts are drifting towards how much I wanted to land my tricks and how much I wanted to finish on the podium in front of my family... Yet, I felt very happy. I know it's because I have done a lot of "inside work" and learned that I can still access happiness in situations where I didn't think I could in the past. Despite the outcome and result. The past year I've started putting my words into action and I feel like I'm now reaping the benefits of that work. I fell but I still feel successful 

 

 

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YUMMY & HEALTHY BREAKFAST BOWL

Here is a favorite breakfast bowl of ours that came to life by just having a good time in the kitchen. We are such big fans of eating clean and healthy, meaning using ingredients that are grown in pure soil, without all the chemicals and GMO's 🌱

Our bodies are depending on us to take care of them and through our food we can create a healthy environment. This will show both on the inside and outside of ourselves. We also believe that the food has to taste good, so by using high quality ingredients like this is also a ticket to successful, simple and delicious meals. 

This breakfast bowl involves organic fresh greens at the bottom, sourdough artisan whole grain bread, avocado and eggs from pasture- raised chickens. Drizzle organic, cold pressed olive oil over the whole bowl and sprinkle with raw hemp seeds. Top it with sea salt of good quality and fresh cracked pepper. Finish with a squeeze of lemon and jalapeños for spice. We assure you this bowl will inspire some loud sounds and make you wanna go dance

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Rawness going down in Iceland!

This fall I will be competing against 11 other amazing athletes in the Norwegian TV show called "Råskap" meaning Rawness - the contest is about finding who is the toughest athlete of all! For me this was a great opportunity to show that a yogi-loving snowboarder could be just as RAW as these other crazy humans. Watch out for the show dropping this fall

From the filming in Iceland

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3 CORE WORKOUTS FOR BETTER SELF ESTEEM

A strong core is fundamental to perform your best in any activity. It's also linked to good self-esteem and and can help prevent injuries and bad posture. Make sure you switch between your core exercises for your lower back and your stomach muscles to create balance. 

PHOTOS: Nikol Herec

Plank to pull ins.

Plank to pull ins.

PIKES

The Mountain Climber.

The Mountain Climber.

Downward Phase: 

Inhale and slowly lower your body back to a plank position. Keep the torso rigid and head and spine aligned. Do not allow the low back or ribcage to sag. The intensity of this exercise can be increased by lengthening the straps and positioning your body further away from the anchor point of the bands.

Upward Phase: 

On an exhale, engage your abdominals. Bring your hips toward the ceiling and pull your legs toward your chest. Keep the legs straight and strong and toes pointed. Your feet should be glued together throughout the exercise. Continue the movement until your hips move directly over your shoulders in somewhat of a handstand position. Keep the torso rigid. Do not allow the spine to arch or bow.  

PIKE Description credit: www.acefitness.org/exercise-library-details/1/88/
PIKES

PIKES

Before using bands you should be able to effectively stabilize your low back with your core muscles, because these exercises are advanced.

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GLUTES & CORE WARM UP

In all seriousness of exercising and training, it's important to remember to have fun and get a little weird. These are warm up exercises are great because they can be done literally anywhere. They require little to no equipment and you even get to go upside down and see the world from a different perspective. Any bands can be used, but we recommend you choose a band with medium resistance, that is completed so you don't have to tie it. Your "glutes " will thank you for the warm welcome!

PHOTOS: Nikol Herec

Wrap the band around your shoulder and leg and move your leg up and down.Squeeze your butt when leg is in the straight position. Repeat 10 times on each side.

Wrap the band around your shoulder and leg and move your leg up and down.Squeeze your butt when leg is in the straight position. Repeat 10 times on each side.

Kjersti Buaas warm up exercises

Position 1: Push your leg backwards and slightly up and squeeze your butt (Gluteus Maximus) in the end position. Do 5 sec holds in this position to make the exersice harder.

Position 2: Take your leg forward and bend the knee. Then move your leg back to position 1 immediately. 

 

Kjersti Buaas warm up exercises

Same exercise seen from back. Great way to warm up your "glutes" before any activity where legs are involved. Repeat 10 times.

Kjersti Buaas warm up exercises

Plank to single leg / single arm reach. Squeeze your butt at end position. Hold for more challenge. Alternate legs. Repeat 20 times (10 on each leg) 

Kjersti Buaas headstand workout

Attention: Advanced exercise! Make sure you can do a head stand before attempting this. Go from the head stand upright position and slowly move your legs down towards the ground. Make sure to not go any farther than you can control. Stop no later than right before your feet touches the ground. Move your legs back to upright headstand position. repeat as many as you feel in control of

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NUTS FOR NUT MILK VOL. 2

During Xgames in Oslo this year Chanelle Sladics and I hosted a workshop and yoga class at High Yoga studio, in collaboration with LuLu Lemon. I am very passionate about health and how important it is to understand what all the different foods/ drinks and ingredients do to our bodies. Being a professional athlete for over 18 years has sought me that in order to perform my best I need to stay on top of my health. About 8 years ago I took this perspective to a new level and started eating organic, local, pure food that gives me energy and supports my health. In Oslo I decided to do a little nut milk workshop because it's sooooo simple to make and incredibly delicious!! I want people to see how easy and cheap it is to make at home, with very few ingredients. The milk I am making in this photo is a cashew, hemp milk made with hemp seeds provided by the raw chocolate company. Check out their other products on their website by clicking on this photo. 

PHOTO BY NIKOL HEREC - @nikaherec

PHOTO BY NIKOL HEREC - @nikaherec

RECIPE: I am not a recipe follower, I kind of freestyle everything. So when it comes to ratio of nuts to water etc. I just eyeball it depending on how thick I want my milk to be. Usually you dont need many tries till you get your milk just perfect! 

A handful of raw cashew nuts (unsalted), drizzle of hemp seeds + cold water and any sweetener of your choice. I like pure, raw honey and coconut sugar or dates. Soak the cashews in water a couple of hour prior to making, this will mak them softer and milk smoother. Drain water and blend everything together.If you don;t like pulp, then drain in a but bag or strainer. AND VOILA - Enjoy chilled, over home made granola or in your favorite coffee or tea.

PHOTO BY Malgorzata Aulejtner - @yoginigosia 

PHOTO BY Malgorzata Aulejtner - @yoginigosia 

PHOTO BY Malgorzata Aulejtner - @yoginigosia 

PHOTO BY Malgorzata Aulejtner - @yoginigosia 

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PRSNT CAMP IN COLORADO!!

PRSNT Performance Retreat launches their first Womens Snowboard + Ski Self Development Camp in USA at Loveland Ski Area, CO.

Adventure. Avalanche Awareness. Yoga. Nutrition. Meditation. Digital Disconnect.

PRSNT PERFORMANCE connects female snowboard+ ski enthusiasts with nutrition and health through a weekend camp at Loveland Ski Area, Colorado.

April 5th, 2016 – Loveland Ski Area, Colorado— PRSNT PERFORMANCE, founded by professional snowboarders Kjersti Buaas and Chanelle Sladics announces the launch of their first camp in the US. This camp will encompass nutrition, yoga, and meditation with on-hill adventures complemented by an avalanche awareness workshop. This weekend will be a massive opportunity to embrace a digital disconnect and reconnect without the noise of technology.

“We are excited to add some new elements to the experience and extend it to a full weekend offering. As more enthusiasts continue to be inspired to adventure into the mountains, we feel it is really important to learn about avalanche awareness and we want to empower our campers with this knowledge, says Chanelle Sladics, Co-Founder of PRSNT.  I also look forward to opportunities to put my technology away as a group, rest my eyes from the screens and my mind from the noise to reconnect.”

The weekend will have special guests from snowboard legend Tara Dakides testing campers antioxidant levels and teaching them about having a strong defense system. “As we all know, great health takes time, effort and knowledge and not everyone has that dedication. Chanelle and Kjersti have very busy lives, but they dedicate every lifestyle choice to living and eating well and educating others on how to get started the right way,” says Tara. Followed by Olympian skier Keri Herman’s essential oils workshop.  The weekend will be completed by nutritious vegan masterpieces, prepared by Rachel Turiel, an ex-professional snowboarder and now a holistic private chef. 

“Your body is always present, it’s the mind who wanders and gets lost. We want to get women of all ages and levels together to do yoga, snowboard, ski, meditate, learn about health and nutrition, while practicing awareness of the #PRSNT moment. Being professional athletes has thought us that it is in this state that we perform our best. We want to help facilitate an environment that will stimulate the participants to get to this special place, because we know how powerful it is! We believe that whether it is on the mountain, at work or in anything you are passionate about, this state of mind is the key to performing to your fullest potential. For us the goal is for the campers to go home with tools that they didn’t have prior to the camp and to know how to utilize these in their daily life," says four time Olympian and co-founder of camp, Kjersti Buaas. 

For more details on the agenda, activities go to www.prsntperformance.com/loveland.     

PHOTOS BY NIKOL HEREC    

 

 

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