The Goddess workout

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Find out your best keep-fit activities according to your Goddess birth sign

Birth Goddess: ATHENA  Mar 21 “ Apr 20

Area of strength

Born leaders, Athena women are fiery and competitive. They like to get things done, and still look for more with energy to burn.

Ideal activities

Burn off steam with high cardio sports: mountain- biking or cross-country running. Cool a fiery nature with snow sports like skiing.

Birth Goddess: JUNO  Apr 21 “ May 21

Area of strength

Happiest in a comfortable home, Juno women need to get off the couch and head outside. Bring your playmate if s/he inspires you.

Ideal activities

Follow your earth- element bent with yoga, Qi Gong, hiking, or rock climbing and Pilates will keep you grounded.

Birth Goddess: PERSEPHONE May 22 “ June 21

Area of strength

Persephone girls need variety. They can spend days in their own world but make up for it with burst of energy and intense health kicks.

Ideal activities

Persephone loves coming up for air. Try martial arts or trampolining. Keep it balanced between high and lo impact to bring harmony.

Birth Goddess: DIANA Jun 22 “ Jul 23

Area of strength

Diana rules over nature and freedom of spirit. She rejects routine, preferring to hunt in the forest with her loyal dogs.

Ideal activities

Take up hiking or orienteering. Pick up Dianas bow and try archery, or her sword for a bout of fencing.

Birth Goddess: PELE Jul 24 “ Aug 23

Area of strength

Volcano-goddess Pele gives her girls lots of passionate energy and fiery qualities. They love being the social butterfly and the life of the party.

Ideal activities

Zealous and proud, youll love sweating it out playing tennis, basketball or beach volleyball. Cool down with yoga or stretching.

Birth Goddess: HESTIA Aug 24 “ Sep 23

Area of strength

Creatures of habit and common sense, Hestia girls like life to be organised. They prefer burning the home-fires rather than their calories.

Ideal activities

Structured classes such as aerobics and Tai Chi keep Hestias mind and body happy. Rock- climbing gives you a great mental challenge.

Birth Goddess: VENUS  Sep 24 “ Oct 23

Area of strength

Sociable and flirty, Venus gals have a healthy capacity for pleasure, divine decadence, romance and all things beautiful.

Ideal activities

Glamour sports such as polo, skiing or gymnastics are your best bet. Revel in your playful, sensual side with hot salsa or pole dancing!

Birth Goddess: BAST Oct 24 “ Nov 22

Area of strength

The Bast gal is playful, strong, speaks her mind, and shows abiding patience to achieve her goals. Intense energy results when things do not go her way.

Ideal activities

Use the calming nature of swimming, yoga or Qi Gong to soothe emotional stress. Free-weights or racquet-ball will help you focus on matters at hand.

Birth Goddess: RHIANNON Nov 23 “ Dec 21

Area of strength

Magical Welsh goddess of wisdom, Rhiannon offers her girls a love of adventure. They are always on the move, seeking new skills and experiences.

Ideal activities

Get on Rhiannons white mare and go horse-back riding. Try sports where you can see the horizon: cross-country skiing, jogging and cycling.

Birth Goddess: DEMETER Dec 22 “ Jan 20

Area of strength

Great mother Demeter is the champion of causes. Her energy inspires her girls to stop at nothing to achieve their goals, even at the risk of burn-out.

Ideal activities

Concentrate on earthy pursuits: orienteering, hiking or abseiling. Balance your energies with aqua aerobics or rowing. Know when enough is enough.

Birth Goddess: HATHOR Jan 21 “ Feb 19

Area of strength

Hathor women dont like things to stay the same. They can reinvent themselves to keep their interest levels fresh and life full of inspiration. Your natural curiosity and airy nature means you need to mix it up.

Ideal activities

Try beach volleyball, jazz ballet, roller-blading or soccer.

Birth Goddess: OSHUN Feb 20 “ Mar 20

Area of strength

This African orisha inspires universal love and sensuality. Her water element causes Oshun-gals energy levels to ebband flow.

Ideal activities

Go scuba-diving, wind surfing or white-water rafting. Purge fluid retention with martial arts and pilates. the-goddess-diet

The Goddess work-out is an extract from Anita Revel’s book ‘The Goddess DIET’: DIET is an acronym for Daily Intentional Empowerment Tools – it helps women escape the self-loathing loop that regular diets keep them on! To order a copy please go to her website www.goddess.com.au

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Authors Website: http://www.goddess.com.au

Profile: Anita is a creatrix, author, mother and wife, web diva, dream weaver, lover of life. Shes also a celebrant, teacher, artist, traveller and joy junkie but couldnt make these rhyme. Nevertheless, all these roles pretty well sum up her passion for inspired living. Anita loves living with her family on a farm in the stunning Margaret River region of Western Australia. Her five favourite words make up the acronym BLISS: Beauty, Light, Inspiration, Sacred and Savvy. She has been known to interchange ˜inspiration with ˜ice-cream on the odd occasion.

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