Total Health: Yoga Expert Devon Brzezynski On How We Can Optimize Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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18 min readApr 11, 2021

Move daily! Our bodies were meant to move, not sit at desks all day. The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recommend 150+ minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75-minutes of vigorous activity per week to maintain cardiovascular fitness. Whether that is walking, stretching, running, lifting weights, yoga, Pilates, etcetera, try something new and determine what you like to do. Get out there and move in whatever capacity you can.

Often when we refer to wellness, we assume that we are talking about physical wellbeing. But one can be physically very healthy but still be unwell, emotionally or mentally. What are the steps we can take to cultivate optimal wellness in all areas of our life; to develop Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing?

As a part of our series about “How We Can Cultivate Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Devon Brzezynski.

Devon is a volunteer for the American Heart Association‘s Go Red For Women “Real Women” campaign. Devon’s congenital heart defect inspires her to spread awareness about the risk of heart disease in women, especially those with no family history of it. Devon, 29, a yoga teacher and personal trainer, also helps people improve their heart health through diet and exercise. Devon, who lives in Fishersville, Va., is pursuing a doctorate degree in occupational therapy. She credits the closeness with her family as one of the keys to her success.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into the main focus of our interview, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?

I was born in Hamilton, New Jersey where I lived with my mother and father. I grew up as an only child as my…