Back home in #bali . 2 years ago I took the leap, moving from #singapore to Bali, as beautiful as it was to be in paradise and living the life I had always dreamed, it was uncomfortable at times. Sitting in uncertainty, questioning everything, wondering what direction to go, what path to pursue... always trying to make the ‘right’ decision. One thing I’ve learned is to trust that whatever decision you make, your reality will reorganise itself around it and that you will be totally OK, no matter what. Also, when it’s difficult to make a decision, sometimes it might simply not be the right time to make it; this doesn’t mean continuing to torture yourself over it, it means to ‘park it’, focus on something else, help someone, get out of your head, get outside, get moving and if that doesn’t help then sit in #stillness , the answer will come. 😊🙏 #meditation#meditate#personalgrowth#executivelife#recharge
> Yin Yoga
What is Yin Yoga!?!! It is a series of 8-10 yoga postures we hold for 1-5 minutes to help increase circulation, improve health, and bring freedom of movement with ease into your body. Did you know I’m certified in Yin Yoga/ Yin & Yang Yoga by Master Paulie Zink founder of Yin Yoga so I can help bring the best & safest practice of Yin Yoga to the Mat. Yin Yoga is my favorite Yoga to teach because We get to sit in Yoga poses that help restore our bodies, bring stillness to our minds and bodies and master those yoga poses.
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It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Hello my friend. Today we had a great LIVE conversation about Core Values (check out my IG stories.)
A few of my values are:
1. Spirituality (peace, comfort, joy, being centered)
2. Health (rest, energy, feeling good)
3. Nurturing Relationships (honesty, selflessness, love, trust, communication)
5. Making Memories
6. Connection & Community
7. Personal Growth
8. Making a Difference
9. Helping Others
✍🏽What are YOUR Core Values?
Only two more days to register! Join us in Spain this Spring to create new Rhythms of Rest and explore Restorative Meditations through daily practice and patience. This is a time for inner searching, perspective, healing, renewal and real rest. Join us as we break the cycle and enter this sacred rhythm of rest. For more information and to register visit our website (link in bio).
I have noticed that those who seek most for peace often have the most difficulty finding it. Until very recently, this statement would have described me, too.
A secret: peace is right here, right now. It's echoed in the rustling of the wind through leaves, in your beloved companion animal's eyes, in the moment of choice wherein one selects thoughts that give rise to abiding self-care (as opposed to self-sabotage). Peace does not require that one embarks on some grand adventure, it does not request a massive shift in purpose, or the release/acquisition of a romantic relationship. While novel experiences are lovely and contribute to one's personal growth, if expansion is not rooted in a firm foundation of satisfaction within the now-moment, then the experiences that one reaps will only serve to yield further unrest and grasping for that ever-unattainable 'more'. So my greatest advice to those who feel perpetually dissatisfied is quite simple: just sit and then listen. When one quiets the mind and cultivates a more open heart, one becomes receptive and rooted. From this place, one is able to receive a deeper nourishment and grows into self-remembrance, as does an ancient tree. Remember, that even the most stationary of beings is intimately connected to the infinite complexity of this wondrous universe. By resting easily in this space, what beauty could one then create?
~ S T I L L N E S S ~
Clarity comes from stillness in the same way that confusion comes from chaos.
If you're feeling too much confusion, find your peace and quiet today.
Stop whatever you are doing, close your eyes and take 3 slow, deep breaths. Notice how your entire state shifts. 💨☮️ The world around us is swirling at a chaotic pace right now, but you don’t have to get swept away in that.
When you choose stillness, you can access the life force within you, the power, and your true north.
How can you create stillness within the noise and the movement? (@samanthaskelly asked us this question last night during our Pause breathwork session.) If you don’t take time to be still, you could miss this season entirely. 💫🎄❄️
Practice what you preach ✨ .
I truly believe that practice of meditation and mindfulness can bring wonderful benefits to the body and mind. Finding stillness and divining inwards can help us discover things about ourself that we didn’t before but I have to be honest with you - I always found meditation incredibly hard. First time I was faced with a challenge of meditating every day was during my teachers training couple of years ago. On my gosh, I remember how from the first minute of stillness my body was screaming to move, mind was craving entertaining, doing, I was struggling so much and in first couple of sessions my mind was spinning with lots of thoughts! Even after the course when I tried adding small meditation after my yoga practice, I always found myself thinking, planning instead of just being there.
One of the thoughts I had was that I should learn meditation technique directly from the Buddhist monks here in Thailand so I decided to do Vipassana retreat at #watpatamwua Forest Monastery near Mae Hong Son. I heard so many good things about it from others who completed similar silent immersions so I thought I should experience it for myself for at least 3 days (the full immersion takes 10 days normally).
In our civilisation we are so connected to our phones, constant influx of information, scrolling though Facebook and Instagram and maybe we need to get into this disconnect mode more than we needed before?
Have you ever tried taking a full silent day?
No phone? No news? No talking? No activities?
Just pure stillness and quietness?
How did it feel to be fully disconnected? .
Sticking to any practice consistently is like telling your soul it matters.
Even if it’s just 5 minutes a day.
Even if your mind won’t stop chattering.
Even if you don’t think you have enough time.
Even if you forgot the last three days and are feeling like you failed. You can always begin again.
Even if your excuses are really, REALLY good.
The simple act of creating little pockets of time where nothing is expected of you is nourishing for your soul beyond measure.
You cannot measure inner peace or self worth.
You can only practice it.
To all the moms out there- Don’t be too hard on yourself after having a baby! I understand, you may feel pressured to “snap back” but if you rush the process you may injure yourself (so please only exercise when your body can handle it) my son is 2 years old now and my body is no where near “body goals” but I am still very confident in my skin! Surround yourself with people who encourage and support you, not people who put you down and make you feel “fat” or like a misfit 🙅🏽♀️ P.S. There is no such thing as the “perfect” body! There are sooo many beautiful women in this world, how could there be?! Accept and value yourself, and continuously work on changing the things YOU are not happy with. xoxo 💋 (this photo was taken 2 days ago) swimsuit—> @bycassandre