Rising & Shinning Gratitude ! ~
Flow: I use this ONE word quite specifically durning my whole day as well as in all my practices. Now, for me it works in a way as a reminder to myself that EYE AM and continuously will provide flow in my life weather that is allowing the different faces, different personalities flow out through out the day or telling myself the word constantly durning practice allowing my breath to just flow my movements to follow and my emotions to lead. ~ ¿Do you participate in a daily gratitude practice?
Comment down below on the different ways you practice gratitude in your every day life! 🌀 ~
Life is one amazing heaven filled ride, grateful to experience this form of life. ~
My current gratitude practice is :
Rising and shining gratitude writing pencil to paper. I begin the day with writing down 5 different things I am grateful for sometimes I fill up both the front side along with the back side of both pages other times, for example today I wrote down 4 things before writing down my 5th the sunrise was getting electric I grab all my things and walked to a spot to flow and record adding an extra 4 more reasons to be greatful for in this life you can tune into the abundant amount of joy available for YOU 🌞! If you have read all the way to here I love you! I have thrill bumps already because I am excited to hear about the ways you practice gratitude in your daily life! Kanpi 🥂!! ~
::: Saturday Sweat ✨ Magick ::: You will leave a little stronger than you arrived.
By clearing your mind & opening your heart you are contributing to the evolution of the collective consciousness. 🙏🏼✨🌈🖤🙏🏼 Magick Pilates Flow ✨ 830AM
Buti Yoga ✨ 1030AM
My previous video which contained music by Earth, Wind, and Fire in the background was blocked. So here it is, real time without sound. And the original caption: After drilling bakasana toe tap drills and variation transitions all day, my wrists are tired and I am a proud yogi. I've been practicing strengthening poses and transitions every day for the past week. Hard work pays off. 😁
I am a firm believer that all yoga poses should support the spinal column in its natural curves. Yes, movements like flexion, extension, lateral flexion, twisting or even a combination of these are great for the spine but too many yoga poses strain the necessary ligament tension in the spinal column as well as put pressure on the nerve roots. 1 example of many: perfectly vertical shoulder stand.
I am playing the devil's advocate. 😈 A lot in fact. I struggle (a little) with not being a joy spreader on social media by expressing contentious opinion.
But I have decided that authenticity is about staying true to what you believe, not about your image - to be brave to express your genuine feelings and opinions. Masks are tricky: they hide your identity but not your true-self. #justbe
The yoga asana system needs a biomechanical wake up call before yoga practice of asana looses credibility.
Choose #functionoveraesthetics unless you are a performer.
😏 You know what helped cure my chronic back pain? ☝🏼Hint: It's NOT yoga... I bet you thought it was gonna be yoga huh?! 😂 Nope! It was daily exercise that actually strengthened my back and core muscles. 🏋🏼♀️ You guys, for 10 years I felt like I tried everything (chiro, massage, yoga) and I dealt with pain bad enough that there were nights I couldn't even sleep 😳. That's a long time to deal with something that can be fixed in 30 minutes a day. 🤦🏼♀️
For me this is just another perfect example of how one positive change can bring about another, and another, and another. 🌿🐛🦋 It never even crossed my mind that I could be pain free when I started my fitness journey. I figured my confidence would improve and I'd feel proud of myself, but thisss?! Damn I didn't know I would feel this damn good! 😆💁🏼💃🏼
If I can go from excuses and procrastination to putting in werkkk 💪🏼everyday, so can you. 😏 I can hook you up with all the tools you need to increase confidence, build strength, lose OR GAIN weight, and change your mindset for the better in the process. It’s my job to hold you accountable and create an action plan for your success 🙌🏼. Always here to help you start! 💌👭🌈
I've been trying really hard to stay active during this pregnancy. Usually in the form of walking and yoga but tonight I felt like getting sweaty and hooping! I'm actually at a lower weight than I was when I got pregnant with Aspen which is amazing being half way through this pregnancy.
The difference in how I feel this time around is night and day.
The #hoopspam is rare these days so I might spam you guys a litto with some of my practice recordings. If I record these days, it’s mainly just to critique myself since I don’t have a huge mirrored studio to practice in. Always nice to roll around a little and just feel my hoop out with my movement.
Today for Free Flow, I wanted to make it more challenging for myself!
So with every full bar of music, I would switch between high-leveled and low-leveled movements.
Seems like it helps with musicality a bit and timing. Also helped me connect with the music because I'm more aware of my movements too which was great!
It's kinda fun when you add challenges like this. Almost like adding a set of limitations for the sake of training and improving
Give it a shot next time yous in da club, peeps! 🕺
Song name: Money by Jerry Folk
Balance... A key component for any Dancer, Athlete, and especially, Mover.
I've always had shit ass balance all my life. In the past, I've sprained both my ankles more times than I could count.
When I entered the dancing world, my ankles definitely became a hindrance.
I had to face facts... I "have weak ankles" (@ismaeloterocsd) 🤣 lmao!
But no more!
Something as simple as balancing on one foot and moving the other leg around your body can help you achieve better balance if you drill it long enough.
Your grounded ankle will work to adjust to the weight shifting, and over time, get much stronger, allowing you to support your body weight easier.
As you can see, my balance here isn't the best, but I'm still working towards it and I definitely couldn't do this half a year ago. (Thanks @vidaproject)
I'm really excited to see where my balance capabilites are gonna be in another 6 months fo sho!
Consistency leads to results!
Fux wit it and #findyourzenter !
WORKSHOPS IN PHILLY!
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Song: U Are In My System - Barclay Crenshaw
In the Process of Trust ---
El Proceso a Confiar .
Confiar en el vuelo , [soltar la duda y el miedo
Las heridas de ayer - el apego
a espacios (internos/externos)
Donde el espacio para llenar de aire a los pulmones enteros .. No.. existe.. mas]
Confiar : soltar tensiones en el cuerpo,
Abrir los ojos despues de un eterno sueño,
Mirar a tus manos, tu cuerpo como al de un intimo amante ,
Salir del Caparason de un pasado tiempo.
Confiar en hoy, este suelo , este cielo, el unico momento -
Convertirlo en sustento
Energizarte con el viento
De tu propio movimiento.
Confiar - que para obtener lo nuevo no se pierde mas que una Antigua actitud y pensamiento. Que el sentimiento nace cada mañana y el amor verdadero no tiene fecha de agotamiento . . . 🕸⏳🙌
Awesome end to the week joining @vickyfleetwood_s Rebel @reachfitnessgym
What a session with the gang!! Thanks Vicky 🙏🏼💪🏼💪🏼
••••••••• Friday Midday Squad AKA WFH Sweat Squad 💪 Big tear up with @vickyfleetwood_ pulling the strings & @richtidmarsh @jj_beasley_pt @harveylawtonpt & @rachpt all in the mixer 🙌 Another epic week at HQ in the books. Here comes the weekend 💪🍾💪
Practice makes Progress 💪🏾🧠❤️ As I was rolling into Grass Valley this morning, from Sonoma County, Checking in with my inner landscape as to what my needs are to optimize my reality in this moment, my body responded with titillation at the idea of a swinging some kettle bells. So I called my girl @yesnyum to meet me at South Yuba Club for a workout. At first my mind had a moment, wondering if a gym sesh was a good idea since I’ll be teaching 3 Movement workshops this weekend, and I consistently look for opportunities to create more balance and harmony in my life, opposed to added stress, but somatically it was clear, I have plenty of energy and my body says yes... so I obliged. I didn’t go too crazy, more slow, somewhat heavy, yet deeply methodical, tuning in to every mico movement, every contraction, adjusting myself into favorable alignment at every moment. This is Movement Medicine, listening, responding mindfully, trusting our body’s wisdom beyond the ego/mind, letting each day be new, not getting stuck in patterns or ruts like a robot, instead opening to the inner-inspiration that is an endless well within. #movementmedicine#mindfulmovement#align#harmonize#optimizehumanpotential#everevolving#fitspiration#expressyourself#practicemakesprogress
Post-Migraine Moves 🤕
These are my go to exercises when I’ve had a bed day. Especially a migraine bed day as normally I’ve been curled up in weird positions where I’ve managed to cram an ice pack & can’t move or I’ll be sick!
As soon as the worst is over & the nausea settles a bit, I’m always desperate to moveee my body.
These are really gentle movements, use your breath to slow them down & hopefully, like me, you will feel a bit more human afterwards 💗
Air travel used to stress me the f*ck out. I remember every time a security guard would tell me they needed to scan me or check my bag I’d get so angry.😤
But over the years I’ve realized you’re powerless to whatever they need to do. I pray they never probe me up the bum. 🙏😂
Today was definitely a practice in keeping the zen vibes going. First, when I checked in they said, “There’s a security alert on your name. I need to call this in.” I guess a Michael Walsh somewhere in the world is doing naughty things.🖕
Second, I was denied entry in the security zone because I tried to bring my smoothie full of kale and berries through.🥤🍇
Third, a security guard reprimanded me for turning off the TV close to where I was doing yoga. “The kids need their Paw Patrol on,” he said. You can see him in the video.👆
Fourth, when walking out to the plane I was taking an Instagram story. The lady told me off for having my phone out.) She was very sweet about it.)👮🏿♀️
In these moments, and just the general hustle of life, I’m so grateful for the practice of yoga to bring peace to my mind, heart, and spirit.🧘♂️✨
What is your experience of air travel like?✈️
“I don’t have a choice.”
I caught myself in this story again this morning. I heard myself saying it to someone in a conversation I was having with them in my mind. It’s a familiar belief; my lack of choice. Though this time in saying in, it reverberated through my mind in a different way than it ever had before. Almost like a question of sorts that sound like “wait, what? That’s interesting. Do I really believe that?” I said it to myself again, this time noticing what I felt in my body as I said it.
“I don’t have a choice.”
Ugh. A bit of a shudder and a blocked feeling in my upper abdomen, the area where the solar plexus chakra lives. The more I repeat it to myself, and the more that I feel in to the way my body feels in response, the more anger I feel come up in me. The more conflict it creates inside of me. The more I realize I don’t actually line up with that belief anymore.
I all of a sudden feel like in my mind’s eye I’m able to zoom out and see a sort of bird’s eye view of my life. I’m able to see how this belief has affected not only my choices but how I’ve felt about my choices, or lack there of. As I continue to explore the anger, the sensations in my body, the fact that while the belief is so familiar but now all of a sudden also feels so foreign, I gain clarity on where that belief came from. I realize whose voice it actually is when I hear it repeating in my head. It’s not mine.
I realize that I don’t actually believe that anymore, and I don’t want to.
What do you hear yourself saying often that creates conflict within? How does your body feel in response? How does that conflict manifest physically, whether in your body or elsewhere in relationships or your relationship to money or in your career, or possibly even in your health?
happy flowart Friday lil berries 🍒 ♥
Have you tried bun hooping yet? Like the type on top of your head, not chur booty 🍑😹 Stay tuned until the end to see my accidental bun/ponytail flow ⭕💚 Playing around with my mini @moonjunehoops UV yellow use my code to save 15% off 🌈 flowdarling15 🌙 #thehooplife#moonjunehoops#movementmedicine#flowartist#FLOWARTFRIDAY
Beloved beautiful Chanti will be teaching the wisdom of Yantras in Shakti School next year @yantrawisdom
“Blood lines are long—they can be tied all the way to the first woman like a great umbilical cord. .
The women you see—each and every one—she is your sister, keep seeing her that way.”
“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”⠀
– Oscar Wilde⠀
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As we shift from summer to fall, there is an innate turn inward as we harvest the fruits of labor. It is the time to rest and digest after many months of outward projection during spring and summer. We examine the parts of the self that we have expanded and nourished during the growing season and as the harvest reaches its height on the equinox, we can leave behind what is not serving us, as a way of “lightening the load” ahead of winter. .
Check out my blog at www.rebelyellyogalife.com/words for my most recent blog entry about the seasonal shift and how the creativity you may feel right now can be perfectly captured in the spirit of harvest!
ALSO, only 4 spots remain for my Fall Equinox and Full Harvest Moon Yoga and Wildcrafting event on 9/25 at @the.salty.buddha! You can sign up through my website under workshops! Its going to be magickal: yoga, sacred circle, the elements, plant allies. So excited! .
Photo: @sacraluna .
Its been one of those weeks! I almost let myself roll into another day of stress, anxiety, and worry then this song came on and told me "YOU BETTER NOT!"....I made sure to leave it all behind in this mornings movement sess.
We can choose to let the challenges of life get us down or we can choose to ground into acceptance, love, and gratitude and rise to the occasion. I think you know what the answer is...
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YOU DON’T HAVE TO RELY ON YOUR SUFFERING
I fell prey to that belief for so long. That if I wasn’t suffering, I wasn’t really earning my success. I don’t know about you, but I found out that suffering to earn achievements actually made me really fucking unhappy, and left me feeling completely lost and insecure.
And when everyone around you continues to participate in and reinforce the model of SUFFERING=ACHIEVEMENT it gets really hard to believe that anything else exists.
It means you have to let go of that belief. Break free of the herd. Be an outlier.
And that’s scary. We want to fit in more than we want to be happy.
To REALLY be happy, you can’t mimic what everyone else is doing around you. You have to stay true to YOUR NEEDS, YOUR DESIRES, YOUR INSPIRATIONS.
I was so busy trying to fit in with everyone else’s success, everyone else’s expectations. My body was always breaking down, sick exhausted and injured. None of the “self care” was working.
Because I wasn’t ACTUALLY ADDRESSING MY AUTHENTIC NEEDS.
To REALLY take care of your self, to REALLY step into your power, you can’t follow what everyone else is doing. You have to listen to your body and intuition, and then meet those needs.
Sometimes that looks like a nap instead of being “productive”. Sometimes it’s rolling on the floor exploring how it feels on your body instead of busting your ass in a HIIT class.
If you can’t engage in the simpler task of connecting and addressing the needs of your body throughout the week, you have NO CHANCE at changing the BIG STUFF.
Like increasing your INCOME.
Getting your DREAM JOB.
Feeling AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL.
Loving your BODY.
Being with the LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.
Small stuff becomes big stuff.
Start with the small stuff.
Start engaging with your intuition. Use movement to meet your body’s needs instead of minimizing and defying them.
Because all that is is DEFYING YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF.
Time to honor yourself. DM me to start the process.
Regrann from @the_anamal - sooo grateful for this crispy crisp camera quality🙌🏼🍂 and my shiny new hoop!✨ this stardust polypro tubing is like nothing else that i’ve ever felt~ it’s super silky smooth but also grippy¿? see for yourself and get one for 30% off rn with the code BARE30 @innerplanehoops ((don’t forget to drop my name in the order notes😉)) #innerplanehoops#newhoop#movementmedicine - #regrann
Wait for the deaf dog cameo 💛🧡 she’s always trying to get in on the hooping #autumnwithatattoo . God made her extra soft bc she’s extra bratty aka smart.
I’ll use this #flowartsfriday post for my #stopdropandspin from @dreaded_doobie @hazy__dazies @skyblubird and @flowfalcon and whoever I missed and passing the love to @basssicbitch @mermaid_hooping @miniricecooker @fl0wjen_ and @gininja_
Taking a break from Wendler's 5-3-1 and working at 70% on deadlifts, bench press and squats to get in more volume with those lifts. .
I'm thinking about doing this for 2-week periods every so often to take a break from everything else. .
When I get back to it, I'm only going to do 1 lift before I jump into everything else- kettlebell training, bodyweight, rings and kungfu training