The truth is--it can be so hard to know when to slow down, take it easy and rest.. And when it’s appropriate to push ourselves a little bit outside our comfort zone. This involves taking action to really understand your body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Imagine yourself one year from now--imagine that you’ve worked every day over the last 365 days to get to the point where you can read your body like a book. Imagine that your connection to your physical body and vessel becomes so magnificent that now it's easy and more fluid--without waiting until you crash to finally rest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What would that feel like? Would your life be any different than it is now, and in what ways?🤩 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s so easy to get in our own way. We often push away the things that we need most. Most of my clients come to me once they realize the excuse of “I don’t have enough time,” or “Maybe when X happens and I have more X (time/money).” isn’t working for them anymore. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s two easy ways that you can find a deeper connection to your body and from there, you’ll be able to tune in easier and listen to what your body needs.. 🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Commit to a practice every day to connect to yourself. Whether it’s in the form of meditation, deep breathing, yoga, slow walks, or just sitting still--find a way to let your thoughts drift into the background so your inner voice gets louder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Once you’ve committed to this practice, take the time to notice the sensations in your body at different times and take action. Notice when you feel energized, happy, sad, angry, overwhelmed, etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Try these two easy tips this week and watch your inner world begin to change and evolve. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And if you’re ready to dive deeper, but don’t know how--I’m here to help. ✨ I work with clients one-on-one to support
Reading a book for me is a daily aspect that I look forward to each day. It brings me home and let’s my imagination go wild. It leaves me sad, mad, happy, content, and in awe. Recently, it has given me a way of showing gratitude for myself. If you aren’t a reader, Rolf Gates’ book is fantastic! It gives you daily excerpts of what yoga is. A little tidbit of reflection for each day!
Practice this Sunday will include a guided meditation and slow flow 🌼 join me in cultivating strength while releasing tension in this 50 minute class 🌸 $10 suggested donation 💗 message for RSVP/ new studio address 🌞
In the physical yoga practice, most practitioners emphasize the destination “poses.” Holding the picture-perfect Warrior II, sticking the legs in a headstand, or finally clasping the hands together for a bind. The journey in and out of those poses, though, is often rushed, frantic, or haphazard. I do this in my own practice, and I observe others doing it as well, while I teach. . . As always, our yoga practice mimics life. The transition in and out of each pose is every bit as integral to the practice. Rather than rush through the transition to get to the “destination,” why not savor the journey? . . The truth lies within the transitions in that those transitions reveal how we REALLY are. There is no other, better version of you, or your practice, once you arrive or “stick” the pose. You’re still you. Your wonderful and less-wonderful qualities are still there. They may be easier to... hide, but they’re still there, under the surface. . . . Same goes for our lives. During times of unease, unrest, or turbulence, how do you think, feel, and behave? Does your self-love suddenly change? Does your behavior towards others alter? . . Consider that how you are in the transitions of your life is how you always are. Same goes for your yoga✨ . . Practice taking as much care, love, and time for your transitions as you do in your moments of “arrival.”🙏🏻
✨FEAR. It consumes us, it can kill us, and it creates more blocks and obstacles and suffering if we let it✨ . I’ve been quite anxious lately. No big reason why, but something deep inside is causing my heart to beat faster and pound and my #mind to go in all sorts of different directions. . When I sit and get still I can find presence and also u do and pause all those (neurotic) thought forms. . They say, from a #holistic perspective, #anxiety is your mind living in the past or fearful of the future. I believe it! . Ultimately those #emotions and the lack of #emotionalintelligence much of our society has has build big walls and barriers. Here’s the thing, failing to confront your issue ultimately harms YOU... it can also harm others. That is until you choose to interrupt your habit, pattern, addiction, and whatever you THInK is real... on the otherside of #fear is LOvE. . 💕We all have the power to live #stressfree, less upset, less set in our ways, attached to our own mind. And caught up in what we think we need to be truly #happy. . Move out of fear —> build your own well of love. Remember your own #mindset has the ability to change your day, #transform your life, and let you #livewell through the highs and lows and experiences of life 😜 . Free yourself- give thanks, #gratitude, and admire how dam perfect every moment is #letgo#letthatshitgo#breathe 💕💕💕💕 #yogalife#lessonslearned#selflove#soulful#psychology#mindfulness#sandiegoyoga#sdyogagal#kali#wellness#perfecthealth#moksha#feelgood
Be the energy you wish to attract. Positive energy attracts positive outcomes. Change your mindset and focus on taking a different, optimistic perspective and you will find that this shift in focus will attract more positivity in your life. See you tonight at 4PM - until then, happy wellness Wednesday 🙏🏼
real life 👇🏼 most of time I love eating veggie filled, nutrient rich meals, sometimes all I really want is a spoonful of peanut butter or mini PB cups. most of the time I can’t wait to get on my mat or get a good sweat in, sometimes I have zero motivation and just really want a nap. most of the time I feel like my life is moving in the direction I want, sometimes i have no idea which way is up or down and feel completely lost. . . . the ebbs and flows of life are normal, there will be highs and there will be lows, and that’s OK. it’s all part of being human and the messy journey that is life ✨ . . sending a little love to each of you today, thank you for traveling this journey with me, xo