Bunny pose (Sasangasana) - Child pose and puppy posture's love child! 👶🏼 Best known for relieving tension in the neck it strengthens the abdominals, lengthens and realigns the spine. Stretches the back, arms and shoulders. Improves body awareness and induces sleep. Activates the digestive system and alleviates sinus, colds and other congestion problems
Starting in childs pose grab hold of your heels, slowly moving forward by rounding the spine. Gently allow the crown of the head to touch the ground and tuck the chin into the chest. Straighten the arms (if your body allows) and bring the breath
Try this if you are stressed and hold a lot of tension in the upper body, this is one of my go to calming poses for the body and mind! 🕉
How are you taking care of yourself today? •
I’ve just started a 30 Cleanse. It’s probably the most gentle cleanse I’ve ever done using @doterra natural supplements but I’m feeling it working on every level. •
My intention for this cleanse was to release ALL that no longer serves me... physically, emotionally & spiritually. •
And it’s working!!! •
Physically it is gentle but I am releasing the toxins in my body easily and because of this I can feel the cells in my body regenerating and raising their vibe 💫 •
On an emotional level I feel my limiting beliefs gently uplevel to a new perspective which allows me to release the emotions attached to those limiting beliefs. •
Today I’m taking care of myself with some self care & gifting myself some beautiful flowers 💐 •
It’s so important to nurture yourself through a period of transition so you can embrace the results of transformation 🦄 •
However you are growing or uplevelling, nurture yourself through it and take good care of yourself. •
Wishing you a beautiful Saturday 🦋 •
#selfcare#nurtureyourself#releasewhatnolongerservesyou#essentialoils#naturalliving#naturalhealthsolutions#myelixircoaching • 📸 @theroyalpeony
💫I release what no longer serves me💫 My energy was feeling a little off, so nothing like a little yoga to let it go. 🧘🏻♀️ Love this relaxed Gomukhasana (cow face pose) to open my hips where I tend to store a lot of emotion. 🐮 Now I’m wrapping up work for the week so I can have a relaxing weekend. Happy Friday! 😘💕
World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. 🧠
Let’s talk about our mental health issues to normalize them. Here goes... I lived most of my life with undiagnosed dysthymia (low grade depression). I had suicidal thoughts when I was a teenager. I drank alcohol to help me feel feelings in college. I most likely had post partum depression with both of my kids.
Therapy, hypnotherapy, help from an intuitive coach and medium and essential oils have helped me release the old thought patterns, helped me see my own self-worth and helped me feel true happiness and joy.
I'm claiming these mental issues as part of my life instead of being ashamed of them and hiding them. They are part of who I was, which shaped who I am today.
If you’re dealing with a mental health issue, keep fighting til you find the thing(s) that work for you. There are so many options for help nowadays. Your mental well-being is worth fighting for! 💖
Share your mental health issues below so people can see that it’s extremely common and nothing to be ashamed of. Claim it as part of your life, part of who you are, and part of what helped you become the person you are today.
Well today was supposed to be a rest day but I had a lot of anxiety this morning. So I decided to complete a MMA style workout. It is my favorite workout for taking out my emotions. I mean you are punching and kicking so you might as well punch and kick what's bothering you, right? 😂 So I visualized hitting the anxiety. It's weird I rarely have anxiety but every once in awhile it hits me like a ton of bricks. Where I feel like I can't function. Normally when I am pushing myself to do something that is totally out of my comfort zone or when I haven't accomplished something I thought I would have by now. I happened to come across Mel Robbins IG live coffee talk this morning and she was talking about how to deal with your anxiety. She said to give it a name. So I named mine Sally. And told Sally to go away. But I decided that a good sweat session would release that energy. And it did. That was another tip Mel said. Move your body. Do something to get your mind off of it.
I’ve been hiding behind my healing.
Isolating myself with my wounds and traumas.
Not allowing anyone besides trusted confidants to see the massive restoring that has been happening in my heart.
The softening in the way I look at myself and Mother Earth.
Because that’s vulnerable.
And vulnerability is scary. Not knowing how someone will perceive you.
And I mean really see you.
In all of your naked glory.
But from my soul to yours, seeing you in tour naked realness is my favorite thing. That’s how I want to know you.
And if that’s true,
Then I have to trust you to get to know me in the same way. In the same realness and love.
So this is my promise to you
In all ways.
It’s been a tough few weeks, personally and politically. I know I’m not the only one.
As above, so below. As within, so without... The last week and a bit my whole body has been sending me signals, the world has been sending me metaphors, but it was @energy_archaeology who asked the question that truly woke me up to those signals: “What do you need to let go of?” I’ve been reflecting on that question for days now. And today I thought to myself: I think I might know the answer, but I don’t want to let go of that, it’s too scary.
And then the moment dropped into place: of course.
This last week or so wouldn’t have been such a trial for my body if it were something I was releasing with ease.
Oh, oh, oh... transmutation is not comfortable.
Are you ready to release something? Do you have stories that are ready to be re-woven? Is there something that you need to cleanse from your system?
If there is, treat yourself with love. With compassion. Nap when you need it, when you can. Because it’s hard work, this business of transmutation, turning poison into medicine. 📷 glorious and beautiful from @emilia.dziubak
Y O G A 🕉 If you asked me for one lifestyle change that could transform your life completely: physical ▪ mental ▪ emotional ▪ spiritual >> my answer would be, Yoga! 🙏💯%
Not only are there 8 Limbs of yoga, providing you with the outlined mentorship for glorious personal development 🙌across your entire lifetime 👶👧👩👵... there are also a BILLION different ways to yoga:
🔹hot, sweaty, fast, challenging for the overachiever athlete
🔹inversions + arm balances until your face turns blue
🔹Kundalini Kriyas for specific energy channels + emotions
🔹Restorative (aka "naptime yoga") to relax the nervous system and recover from activity
🔹Yin to compassionately work deeper into fascial layers + stored emotions
🔹and my favorite: Vinyasa Flow, an intuitive self-journey thru your own stuck shit!
That list is only the tip of the iceberg 🗻 and no matter which type of PHYSICAL yoga practice you choose, it is ultimately up to you how you decide to integrate the other aspects of your wellness. You can absolutely ignore the EMOTIONS rising in you as you break thru tissue restrictions (I did that for many years! 🙈🙉🙊) Or you can mindfully journey into the THOUGHTS + INTUITIVE INSIGHTS that appear. 💎 Btw, Savasana is a great catalyst for a regular meditation practice ▪ in fact, that's how it happened for me! 🖒
So if you're interested in making a change, but totally confused 👉 strike up a conversation with your local yoga studio manager to figure out what classes might be best for you - or - do them all! 🤗🤗🤗 There are plenty of online classes available, and, I'm here as a source of insight, too! 😍
We are told all the time how we are supposed to be, especially as women. Our bodies are supposed to look a certain way. We are supposed to act a certain way, dress a certain way, want certain things. We are told that if we aren’t married, home-owning parents by the time we are 30 that we are failures at life and no one will ever love us. We are taught that stuff is important, and that there’s certain stuff that we have to have in order to be worthy (clothes, cars, shoes, money, etc.). It’s ALL LIES. We are programmed from very young ages to expect a certain path for our lives, but it’s impossible to orchestrate how our lives will go or where our paths will take us—and that’s ok! Trying to fit ourselves and our lives into other people’s boxes is one of the most hurtful things we do to ourselves, especially if we buy into the message that we are not valuable and will not be loved if we don’t fit in. RESIST the boxes, REJECT the stories, and surrender to your own path, your authentic self, and their alignment. It’s a huge step toward allowing yourself to heal, to leave behind the narratives that don’t serve you, to not allow anyone to write your story but yourself. Reclaim your life and your story. Honor your authentic self and your true path. 💚🙌🏼
Card of the day for October 5, 2018
💚💐💛💐💚💐💛💐💚 This card shows someone walking away from an existing situation. She is closing the gate behind her and is walking away into a misty, unknown future. This card upright reveals that it could be time for you to make a similar decision. There may be something that you’re finished with, perhaps a career goal, a relationship, or a long-term experience of any kind. The familiarity of the situation may be enticing, but you’re now ready to look at your options on the open road ahead. In reality, an important new beginning is at hand. This card also indicates that now would be a good time to let go of an old habit, emotional pattern, or false belief. No matter how deeply ingrained a negative pattern may be, you now have the power to release it and move onto a freer, healthier way of thinking and relating to yourself and others. Whether it’s in the inner or outer world, this card is telling you that you have the readiness and resources to walk away from the old and move forward now.
My last big cooking job. Sometimes you need a witness when you make a big change in your life and so I am telling all of you as my witnesses that I am letting go of cooking for big events, conferences, camps, big parties, etc forever. This was my last drive over the Frio river to the place where I have cooked for hundreds of kids and recently adults for the last 6 years. While this work has often been rewarding getting to touch lives with delicious, nourishing food, more than that it’s exhausting and depleting. I became very clear on the job last weekend that it was my last one as I am no longer okay with doing work that stresses me out or makes me feel rushed and frenzied. That may have been okay and normal at one time in my life but it is no longer acceptable for me for my peace, health and well being. Good bye cooking for large groups of people. Hello Nutrition consulting and Life Coaching! What work no longer serves you that you are ready to release?