Zou jij hier een yogaretreat wel zien zitten? Wij willen graag 1e week juli óf 1e week september een week op deze prachtige locatie in de bergen van Valencia organiseren! Wij zijn benieuwd naar jouw mening én naar welke week jouw voorkeur dan uit zou gaan. Dankjewel! 💛
It’s ok to be scared sometimes, being scared usually means your about to do something really really brave!
Embrace it, be courageous, take a risk, live, learn and most of all grow!
Happy Sunday everyone Xx
2nd Community Class in Korean complete!
Thank you @jamie_qz @jowingyoga @ananda_luv and everyone who came to make this happen!🙏🏻 I am so grateful to meet so many nice people and share my passion through yoga.
Next community class is 19th of January! Please come and let’s have more fun🙏🏻😘
~Day 15~ Side Plank to Extended Side Angle
Today was the first day that I nearly forgot to post! But I remembered👏🏻 I was shopping all day with my teen daughter because when I asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she said a shopping spree with her mom :) Done! And even though it’s boring to know what you’re getting, it’s also fun knowing you’re getting what you want and there will be no awful waiting in return lines after Christmas. Just spending time at home together during the holidays. She’s such a good kid. I love her. I love me’ all. Too often lately, I read comments on Instagram about how kids are the worst or that they are a nuisance. (Sometimes they can be the worst😆) It makes me sad. Kids are the freaking best!!💕 Being a mom is the hardest best. PS. Avoid doing yoga in jeans if at all possible...they are not ideal for stretching!
How do I warm up? How do I move? I tune in to where I need to wake up—which muscles, which way, how—and do a series of flow-style movements that incorporate many traditional warmups I’ve learned in vinyasa class. But the key is paying attention to your body to this day and to what YOU need. It is basically the same as making good or intuitive decisions in your life. How attuned are you to your desires? To your emotional composition? To what makes you feel good or bad? To what fulfills you? To what motivates you? How do you decide? Same way. Figure it out day by day, as you grow and stretch and give and fail and achieve your goals, and build new ones. 🙏🏼 🌱 Love! #warmup#vinyasa
the seer. the seen. the matrix of reality and the deep psychological confusion that the sutras address were all on the table in last nights discussion at @lovestoryyoga ✨✨✨this beautiful painting by @melissatownsend.art is just one of many expressions of how the philosophy can move and manifest through us. she used painting each sutra as a way of studying them. as svadhyaya. as sadhana. as kriya. each of us has this potential. to let the practice call to us and reveal itself through us. find a way to dig into the texts and practice that excites engages and enlightens you. then do that. there will be difficulty, resistance and plenty of highs and lows. but you will persist. you will have to because you stepped onto the path that is only yours and it might sound fatalistic but it’s a one way path. so your either going forward or your going backward. but that path is yours to walk one way or the other.
FANTASTIC WAY TO START 2019 🧡💚💙💜❤️ I’m designing the music for this program + playing live at a few events! If you’re looking for a new way to JAM in da new year...join us! Plus @kaleenayoga @michaeltylerbrown @naijayogi are ROCKING HUMANS🌈
HAPPY THIRD OF ADVENT 🕯🕯🕯.Today we will celebrate with a very very beautiful and deep meditation. Probably, you are checking out yourself in the mirror several times a day - when you are fixing your hair, brushing your teeth or choosing today’s outfit. But what are you actually seeing? Today’s meditation is about seeing ourselves in a more real way, noticing the beautiful aspects that is behind the external look of our face, our bodies, our outfits. To see who we really are. You will need a mirror.
Place yourself about half a meter in front a mirror – set your timer on 15 min – close your eyes – relax your body – when you are ready open your eyes and gaze deeply into your own eyes – sit completely still with a relaxed face and body – notice your thoughts, maybe you get stuck (and even judge) your external look. If so, can you let go of those evil thoughts? Is it possible to instead move behind the outer layer and start to be aware of the beauty inside? If it gets too much, just close your eyes and come back to yourself for a while.
For me, this meditation often becomes very strong, showing something so much deeper than what I am normally seeing when I am passing a mirror. If it was strong for you too, see if you want to take some time alone afterwards, maybe with your diary. And, as always, please share your experience by commenting on this post, as well as, posting on your own account, tagging #ConsciousChristmasChallenge . I am sooo excited to read.
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. MUCH LOVE
Why I love Frankincense
These photos are of my skin in August 2016.
It was a combination of eczema and psoriasis that had begun in small patches in 2013 and spread and spread all over my legs, arms, hands, neck, belly.
I was taking panadol or nurofen just to numb some of the pain.
I would put ice packs on or use straight Peppermint oil to take away the itch. DO NOT DO THIS, ice is too cold and Peppermint is too strong, they can further damage damaged skin.
The topical steroid creams helped for a few days but thinned my skin making the next flare up worse.
The internal steroids made me sick after each round and again a new flare up would occur.
I was desperate for relief. To not be in pain, to not feel so self-conscious.
With some help I stripped back the oils I was using topically to just Frankincense in a carrier oil (Jojoba and FCO mix was my favourite, followed by Almond & FCO). Even Lavender and Tea Tree were too much for my inflamed skin.
I started on the Life Long Vitality Pack.
I removed some physical and mental stresses. This took time & was full of the unknown.
Within a couple of weeks, the itch was gone for the first time in almost two years.
It took a little longer almost 12 months to have clear skin again and it is a holistic issue that is still being addressed so I am at optimum health.
It has taken me another 12 months on top of that to really feel comfortable sharing these images. Or even opening the folder they were hidden in. They are still a little hard to me to even look at. Remembering how painful it was. But with Frankincense going out free this month, I really needed to alert you to the difference it can make. To how powerful it really is. It was selfish of me to keep it to myself. Frankincense is such an important oil to me and it was really time that I showed you why. Showed you what it can do.
These oils work. They need to be in more homes. So why not take up the opportunity to purchase a Home Essentials Kit for yourself this Christmas & receive Frankincense free with that order. Send me a DM or follow the link in my bio for more info.
Yoga is an inside job, and our job as Yogis is to present to the world the real nature of who we discover during our inward exploration. I’m inspired not by those who seem to have everything perfected - I’m inspired by those who who are transparent with the self-acceptance of their own imperfections. When we release the fear of showing our vulnerability, the parts of us which were once the weak parts of our constitution become elements of truth which will connect us with others. Friendships, mentorships and even successful business relationships are stronger when the vulnerability of our humanity is met with empathy, understanding and love. .
***NEW ONLINE VINYASA CLASS COMING TO MHY TV THIS WEEK!**
Warning...this is gonna be kind of a long post • • • • • • • The last few weeks have been a test for me. Heavy news, break ups, death, and then my transmission went out in my 2014 car that I haven’t even paid off yet. I feel so heavy and can’t help but feel the weight on my shoulders and to fret about what is ahead, but then I remember how grateful I am to be 27 and on my own, and not in a lot of debt, and I have a healthy body, the best job, the absolute best friends and family to support me. They are my foundation. I was about to pull the trigger on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii, but something inside my heart was keeping me from going. I kept wondering why I was having these subtle hesitations about going to this beautiful place and hiking and seeing the ends of the Earth. Reality smacked me in the face with a 3k bill for a new transmission and I cannot think of a more beautiful example of how “everything happens for a reason.” I also can’t help but have noticed the way people make their way back into our lives and what it does. I’ve had instances over the last month where my past has reared it’s ugly head. Past me would have indulged these people because those were people I once CHOSE. I chose them to be in my life and share in everything with me, and so sometimes those people can still seem to be a comfort. Don’t be fooled! Yes, they know us well. Yes, we’ve loved them and been vulnerable. BUT those things end for reasons and opening up those old wounds always ends up in devastation and disappointment. So this time, with realizations I’ve never had, I see how great my life is. How good I have it. How freaking proud I am of myself for how far I’ve come and how much I deserve going forward. I have always let my partners define what I deserve. I have always let them steamroll my self-confidence. 2018 has sincerely been a year of self-discovery for me. Of course it’s also been one of the most challenging times in my life but I know the rewards I will reap for really really focusing on being the best version of myself will pay off tremendously. When I think about how bad things can be, someone always has it far worse. ❤️song @lewiscapaldi