QUIT trying to please others.
QUIT overthinking things.
QUIT doubting your abilities.
QUIT being afraid of change.
So yeah!! I say these things passionately - BECAUSE these are the ways I lived for a very long time... and I wish someone had told me to quit!! But I think I was in the majority.. they were struggling with the same. 😳
I REMEMBER, clear as day, taking that pic on the left. It was almost 12 years ago. I was on a trip in Canada with my sis and we had AN AMAZING TIME!!! I felt such freedom to just .. be me! I had gotten to escape briefly from a relationship I was in. A relationship where I LOST myself completely BECAUSE I tried so hard to please.
At that time, I was anxiety ridden and depressed. I was not myself. I had become what I thought my significant other wanted me to be. I became HIS personality. Which was 100% the TOTAL OPPOSITE of mine. There is nothing wrong with his personality — FOR HIM. But his personality was not the one that God deposited into me when He created me.
Trying to be someone you are not is THE WORST thing for you.
You cannot feel the peace nor freedom - because you are working every single day to live up to what you THINK you need to be doing, or saying.. and that is NOT serving you. BECAUSE that behavior does NOT come natural. It is learned/forced behavior and it goes against your natural God given personality traits.
Trying to be that which I wasn’t caused me to doubt myself, overthink EVERYTHING and be afraid of everything that was outside of the comfort zone I had made for myself and stayed in.
So - here you go! Give yourself permission to quit. Quitting is not always a bad thing!!💕☺️ #transformationtuesday
|| PENDULATION ||
In the process of recovering from developmental trauma or traumatic stress, we must first learn to feel safe in our bodies. Then we can lean into the edge of pain/fear/discomfort and know we have a safe container to return to. .
Then the process is to pendulate back and forth between safety and discomfort. Accessing sensations and traumatic memories. Gently. Little by little. Always returning to safety. So that we no longer have to fear our own sensations or feelings. So that we can reclaim ownership of our bodies, and reclaim our wholeness. .
It is not avoidance, but rather the return, both to discomfort and to safety that heals us.
Dance is where I first fell in love with the body, with movement, with exploration. Movement is where it all started, it’s where I always come back to, it’s home base. Movement fuels the mind and passion and life. It is the antithesis of comfort, it challenges you to get out, to adventure. And adventures are everywhere; they are limitless. So get moving, and never stop. 🤸🏻♀️
[Listen] “Physical pain does not preclude the possibility of feeling at peace or feeling joy and happiness. We should be very careful of any associations we have that physical pain means I have to then suffer psychologically; it’s not necessarily so.” -Gil Fronsdal. These two talks will start your path to alleviating aversion to whatever pain ails you. You can find them on our website under Listen -> Talks or audiodharma.org. The goal isn’t to get rid of your pain, but to reassociate your relationship with it and yourself. Toni Bernhard has a great blog “Turning Straw Into Gold” to further guide the journey. “When I went to sleep, I would order myself to wake up feeling as I did before I got sick.” -Toni.
What a fantastic book !! @officialdrjoedispenza
This is the second time I have heard the story about Jim Carrey and the affirmations he recited and believed when he was a broke actor in Hollywood. How years before landing any lucrative film roles he had made out a cheque to himself for $10mil which is the fee he was later paid for Dumb and Dumber
Needles to say I've come to greatly appreciate and realize the power of the mind and the potential one can reach by tapping into the subconscious (which BTW - is 95% of our mind) wow!!!!!💥My minds blown💥 😊
'You are the Placebo' is one for the reading list if your scrapping for something interesting to listen to for that commute home
Check it out, lemme know what you think !
Why is this flow good you?
/because it doesn't require stepping up
/because you use your leg as a prop
/because it's repetitive .
/because each movement matches a breath
/because there's only one foot position change .
/because it requires core control (always good)
/because you skip any pressure on hands or wrists
/because it's complicated enough to have to think about, but not so much that it feels impossible
/because it can go as fast or as slow as you want
/because you can do it in your pajamas
/because you'll feel strong
/because you'll feel graceful
/because you get decide how you want to feel
/because I'm not the boss of you
/because I think it's fun
/because it's fun to try new things
/because maybe you'll feel like you're dancing .
/because you'll be listening to some good flowly music at the same time
/because you're freaking awesome and deserve to find freedom to move however you show up
/because if you connect your breath with a movement, even just once, connecting them together, that's it, that's yoga
[Exhale]-Tadasana hands to heart .
[Inhale]-High Crescent Lunge
[Exhale]-Revolved Crescent Lunge
[Inhale]-Reach top hand up .
[Exhale]-open to Warrior 2
[Inhale]-Reverse Warrior 2 (back hand behind back)
[Exhale]-Triangle (shin support, back arm still behind you)
[Inhale]-Reach top hand up in Triangle
[Exhale]-Extended Side Angle (knee support)
[Inhale]-Step up, Reach hands up, repeat but switch sides
@willrunforpasta Sarah...I think you're the one that asked for this😘👆🏼
#bonnieyoga#yog#yogaflow#mindfulmovement#mindfullife#freetomovelife#keepmovingforward#beYOURstrong#comeasyouare#yogaforthebody #yoga #yogainspiration#yogaeverydamnday#pdxyoga
‘Reach Out’ reminds me of a Motown song by The Four Tops, but the same sentiment is there.⠀
‘Reach out, I’ll be there’⠀
Indeed - reach out to your guides, Angels, or your Gut Instinct.⠀
It’s all the same.⠀
The answers will come.
And exhale..... 🌬 This time of year is hectic to say the least, and even as a meditation teacher, I have to admit I’ve been sucked into the chaos of it all too. I’m so happy to be kicking off a month of holidays today and can’t wait for the opportunity to practice a little more of what I preach again 🙈😜 (plus it’s only 3 sleeps til my sisters wedding! 🙌🏼 woohoo!) #summer#holiday#rest#sleep (c/o pinterest)
Often we do something because we do not want to hurt somebody else but forgetting what is good for our soul. So often we restrain and hurt ourselves with that. ⠀
Release yourself from your very own expectations, listen to your own inner voice and act with your heart 💜. It is the most beautiful gift you can give to yourself and others.
Making body lotion from yellow Shea Butter + Borututu Root, rich in antioxidants and known for its sunscreening, cleansing and detoxifying properties.
o origin: Ghana
o fairly traded
o made by women’s cooperatives
o 100% natural, unrefined
o extracted & purified with water, at low heat rather than with harsh chemicals
From the fittest point in my life to back to square one ☝️ I used to live at the weight I’m currently at, allll the time. Things may have been distributed a bit differently but regardless, it was uncomfortable. My clothes never fit right •because I refused buy bigger stuff, I had a hard time running •because I was carrying around extra weight, and I didn’t have the confidence to do what I loved •because old routines are comfortable.
Getting back to my healthy, fit self is obviously a goal for 2018. I know I have all the tools I need to get back on track >> online wellness community, unlimited at home workouts, delicious shakes, easy to follow meal guides.
If you’ve thought about trying a new routine but are frightened about getting lost in the crowds at the gym 📲 let’s talk. We can start fresh together.
Like father like daughter. My dad did not like the cold, in fact he disliked it so much he would go away to Thailand over the winter months to be warm. Well dad, I certainly understand you now. ❄️❄️❄️ It has snowed quite a lot and the last couple of days it has dropped down to -4 (-8 at night😱)...say what?!? I am not liking this cold feeling one bit especially living in a country farmhouse which is super cold ❄️ thank heavens for the aga oven!
For the last two days I have stayed indoors which is incredibly unheard of for me normally as I would still have walked the dogs no matter what the weather, however these days I am learning to listen to my heart and follow my gut instinct more. My inner being was shouting to stay inside, get under blankets, drink warm tea and snuggle my daughter and dogs. And that is what I have done for two days. I am learning to not feel guilty when straying from my "duties" and routine. It is a process but one I am embarking on as I go on a deep personal and spiritual journey of healing and releasing my true core. 🌸 I highly recommend listening to your gut instinct and following your hearts desires 🌸
Translation: “The bigger your dreams are, the higher you will get. Get on and enjoy.” ❤️ This message really resonates with me as I have gone through a lot of transitions & taken a lot of risks over the the past year. Don’t be afraid to dream big and see what happens! You might surprise yourself. 🙌👊🤗#reachforthesky #tulum#asiadawn_
Day 7 of #blurtmerrycalmness
How do you define your worth? Is it by accomplishments? Can you fathom being worthy today, as is, with no changes whatsoever??
Give it a go today with the simple mantra “I am worthy” and see how your day improves 💪💛🙏
Omg this is one of the most embarrassing and also proudest moments of my life and I’m both mortified and happy that it was captured on video 🤸🏻♀️ My teachers and classmates at YTT know how much I really fear inversions, and so what do they do? They tough love me into a transition from sirsana (headstand) into Urdhva danurasna (wheel). So I go from an inversion into a backbend. The hardest part was being totally vertical and trusting that I was going to be okay 😨😱😨 because I had amazing people like @alysony199 cueing me into proper and safe alignment. Even with all that support, my mind totally went into panic mode (exactly at the point when @letsgetloosey gently pushes in my ribs with her knee; arggh those knitting in of the ribs) but once I got into the backbend, it’s like the stormy clouds parted and the sun shone thru...and I was like, “Oh, that was it?!” 😆 It definitely was NOT as bad as I thought and obviously I survived to tell the tale of my upside down adventures. It made me realize the depth of the saying that some yoga poses can be incredibly triggering. There’s a lot of emotion and psychology that happens when we get into certain poses, but if we really want to see and experience for ourselves what we are capable of, we at least need to try. And tough love can definitely help with that! And now I have something to practice at home 🤸🏻♀️🤸🏻♀️🤸🏻♀️ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mindfulliving#mindfullife#namaste#bohemian#yoga#yogagirl#yog#yogateacherning #yogalife#yogalove#yogalicous#selfcare#selflove#selfcarematters#lif#lifestyleger #lifestyle #jetsetter#wellnessjourney#wellnesswarrior#wellnessjunkie#yogi#healthy#fitfoodie#fitgirl#fitness#handstands#yogachallenge #yogateacher #meditation#spirituality#lawofattraction
Find your happy place and visit it as often as you need. ☀️ ~
Holiday health tip🎅🏽: put the Chex Mix (and/or other frighteningly bad for you but delicious buttery, gluteny items) out in the car so you don’t eat it 🙅♀️🙅♀️🙅♀️Note: this only works if you’re not driving anywhere 😉
Knock the socks off of your holiday guests by making them this light and airy honey wheat bread- no stand mixer required! 🤗 This loaf would be the perfect addition to a gift basket paired with honey or jam- because who doesn’t like homemade bread?- or to use for your French toast casserole on Christmas morning, or to simply keep all for yourself- I won’t judge! 😊 Pop your email into the link in my bio, and I’ll send you the recipe! 💗Happy baking, friends!