Chris Nawojczyk: Yoga, Fitness & Plant-Based Athlete

Chris Nawojczyk: Yoga, Fitness & Plant-Based Athlete

Chris Nawojczyk doing yoga cobra pose in red bikini and sports bra.

Yogi, Athlete, Plant-Based Pioneer

Yoga Volition is the brand of my dedicated fitness and yoga journey. I approach health and wellness from a holistic and authentically, based on intuitive knowledge and ancient wisdom. I study the latest scientific research in exercise biochemistry, mind-body interaction and nutrition, to apply exceptional evidence-based approaches for ideal outcomes. I eat a plant-based diet, do yoga and meditation daily, and perform other fitness workouts such as weight lifting. Thus, I am also into pole fitness.

I feel the need to share everything I do in my fitness and wellness lifestyle on this blog. As I learn more about the numerous benefits of a plant-based diet, and the biological effects of exercise, yoga and meditation, and stress reduction, I apply the wisdom in my own life—and rave about it on here.

Aside from social media, which can be more of a hinderance when sharing yourself fully, this is my space. I own it. No one is going to take down my photos or censor my posts due to community standards or algorithm changes. I run this hub.

I spend six years in the US Marine Corps as both enlisted and commissioned officer. I’ve endured some of the most challenging physical fitness programs in the world. When I got back from Iraq in 2009 I started a more plant-based diet and began meditating, which also lead to yoga. My consciousness was expanded to new heights as I realized my potential to go further in the realms of health wellbeing.

Behind the Name

Yoga Volition is a brandname that fits right with me in multiple ways. Volition is the quality of using willpower to improve your life in some aspect. This attribute is innate in the individual soul and is harnessed by desire. Yoga Volition describes my passion in two words because it encompasses intrinsic activation of mind, body and spirit through the excellent, bold nature of the human being.

I have a reputation for being courageously authentic to who I am. I have personal standards and virtues that I live by, in which compromise is not an option. I love taking care of my mind, body and spirit as one whole. I cherish the science of plant-based eating because it results in a highly functioning organism due to giving the body fuel it needs. I love to workout, do yoga, meditate, drink green tea (or yerba mate), swim, and go for hikes because movement is medicine.

My Enthusiasm

I enjoy blogging about my journey as well as my research in the realms of plant-based nutrition, exercise, and biological enhancement. I am an entrepreneur at heart, a web developer, and one who like to create. Building this virtual online site to share my thoughts, photos, videos, etc. enables me to express myself to the world more fully. I value authenticity, and being true to one’s self.

We need more people in this day and age to come forth as the bold and beautiful soul they are, and stop following the crowds of mindless eating and idle lives. There’s a lot more to live for once you get out of a rut. Once you tap deep within yourself through the practice of yoga, meditation and mindful eating, you realize the wellspring of life that is your birthright. It surges you forth with passion for each new day and every new breath, making you grateful for this magnificent gift of consciousness.

Ultimately, your knowledge and wisdom blossoms into tangible application, healing your thoughts and biology from your work, bringing you back to remember the reason why you are here. Your volition to seek out new opportunities and relationships, causes you to experience the world around you more fully, leading you finally to the present moment.

~ Sat Nam

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