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It was my daughter’s 7th birthday today and I realized time just flies. This little child that was once so dependant on me for everything is now slowly and gradually turning into a lady-having a mind of her own ! 
When I was growing up, we didn’t have the same challenges which children face these days. Sticks and stones were enough to keep us busy for hours. Never once did we say “i am bored, I have nothing to do” which is what you constantly hear kids reiterate these days.
Technology has taken over everything, things are fast-paced and anxiety levels are increasing. I see so many people complain of their kids being labelled ADD / ADHD / autistic and what not. 
Where are we going wrong ? Why is it that children are being categorized in abbreviations (ADHD, this spectrum or that behaviour etc) 
We are rushing our children in the same rat race we find ourselves in. What they need is some down-time. Because their brains are not programmed to take in such fast-paced stimuli. They need to be introduced to yoga 🧘‍♀️ I never had the privilege of doing Yoga as a child as back then it was limited to adults and for meditation only. However, i want to really pass this as a legacy to my children. Encourage them to know the benefits of breathing and asanas and how to calm yourself down while still being in life’s fast lane.
Kids yoga is so popular now and for obvious reasons. We need to equip this generation from an early age to have a grip on their emotions, to fight stress before it seeps into their bodies and harm them; to use their limbs and bodies actively in the face of the common sedentary lifestyles ! 
Give your children the yogic lessons. Teach them now versus having them come back to it when they are in their mid-thirties. 
My seven year old now knows “ohm” as “down-time” and I am so glad she is accepting this gift from me and also understanding its significance!
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Mat here is on tree of life - legacy and transformation. I shared this earlier as well and very apt to my narrative above !
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#personalexperience #yoga #kidsyoga #wordstoliveby #yogic #yogalife #childrenyoga #meditation #calmdown #downtime #yogamat #yogablog #yogagram #yogisofinstagram
It was my daughter’s 7th birthday today and I realized time just flies. This little child that was once so dependant on me for everything is now slowly and gradually turning into a lady-having a mind of her own ! When I was growing up, we didn’t have the same challenges which children face these days. Sticks and stones were enough to keep us busy for hours. Never once did we say “i am bored, I have nothing to do” which is what you constantly hear kids reiterate these days. Technology has taken over everything, things are fast-paced and anxiety levels are increasing. I see so many people complain of their kids being labelled ADD / ADHD / autistic and what not. Where are we going wrong ? Why is it that children are being categorized in abbreviations (ADHD, this spectrum or that behaviour etc) We are rushing our children in the same rat race we find ourselves in. What they need is some down-time. Because their brains are not programmed to take in such fast-paced stimuli. They need to be introduced to yoga 🧘‍♀️ I never had the privilege of doing Yoga as a child as back then it was limited to adults and for meditation only. However, i want to really pass this as a legacy to my children. Encourage them to know the benefits of breathing and asanas and how to calm yourself down while still being in life’s fast lane. Kids yoga is so popular now and for obvious reasons. We need to equip this generation from an early age to have a grip on their emotions, to fight stress before it seeps into their bodies and harm them; to use their limbs and bodies actively in the face of the common sedentary lifestyles ! Give your children the yogic lessons. Teach them now versus having them come back to it when they are in their mid-thirties. My seven year old now knows “ohm” as “down-time” and I am so glad she is accepting this gift from me and also understanding its significance! . . Mat here is on tree of life - legacy and transformation. I shared this earlier as well and very apt to my narrative above ! . . #personalexperience  #yoga  #kidsyoga  #wordstoliveby  #yogic  #yogalife  #childrenyoga  #meditation  #calmdown  #downtime  #yogamat  #yogablog  #yogagram  #yogisofinstagram 
One of the best sayings of Robin Williams from the movie Goodwill Hunting !
Every time I read this I well up because a man who had the ability to make everyone around him crack up with his humour, his wit and wisdom was the same man who succumbed to his fears in the end !
What he was going through during his illness and in his last days we cannot even imagine. However what I know is that for years he kept brightening millions of faces - and that’s just not easy! .
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#wordstoliveby #yogablog #yoga #instaquotes #quotestoliveby #positivevibes #thursdaymotivation #thursdaythoughts #robinwilliams #robinwilliamsquote #powerofpositivity #love #support #yogic
One of the best sayings of Robin Williams from the movie Goodwill Hunting ! Every time I read this I well up because a man who had the ability to make everyone around him crack up with his humour, his wit and wisdom was the same man who succumbed to his fears in the end ! What he was going through during his illness and in his last days we cannot even imagine. However what I know is that for years he kept brightening millions of faces - and that’s just not easy! . . . . #wordstoliveby  #yogablog  #yoga  #instaquotes  #quotestoliveby  #positivevibes  #thursdaymotivation  #thursdaythoughts  #robinwilliams  #robinwilliamsquote  #powerofpositivity  #love  #support  #yogic 
It’s so exhilarating to make these mats because my clients are really creative individuals.💡The ideas they come up with are just beyond amazing.
Sharing above !
@simple.life.by.design worked hard on bringing this one to life. “Carpe Diem” is Latin for seize the day, like now or never ! To make most of what you have today to secure your future.
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The sun-moon symbol on the other hand is the essence of life in a nutshell.
The sun and the moon have been the subject of visual arts, literature, poetry and countless others in the course of human history.  We have similar analogies in nature – day and night, darkness and light, male and female, the moon is the natural counterpart to the sun. Joined together in a design, sun and moon represent a universal belief and expression of the merging of opposites.
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Nearly in all the cultures throughout the world, the sun is a masculine figure and signifies strength and power. On the other hand, the moon is considered as a feminine figure and represents calmness and stability.
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This relationship signifies where there is good, there will also be bad. They represent the duality of human nature – everyone has a dark side and a bright side, good days and bad days in life. No one can live this life without having to experience the good and the bad moments and that’s what makes us humans.
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#yoga #yogamats #instagram #yogablog #yogiclife #yogisofinstagram #cork #ecofriendly #corkyogamat #ecofriendly #personalizedgifts #yogalove #yog #carpediem #latin #yogagifts #yogini #sunmoontattoo #sunandmoon #mythology #sanskrit #yogalife #yogalifestyle #wordstoliveby
It’s so exhilarating to make these mats because my clients are really creative individuals.💡The ideas they come up with are just beyond amazing. Sharing above ! @simple.life.by.design worked hard on bringing this one to life. “Carpe Diem” is Latin for seize the day, like now or never ! To make most of what you have today to secure your future. ⚜️ The sun-moon symbol on the other hand is the essence of life in a nutshell. The sun and the moon have been the subject of visual arts, literature, poetry and countless others in the course of human history. We have similar analogies in nature – day and night, darkness and light, male and female, the moon is the natural counterpart to the sun. Joined together in a design, sun and moon represent a universal belief and expression of the merging of opposites. ☀️🌙🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓☀️🌙 Nearly in all the cultures throughout the world, the sun is a masculine figure and signifies strength and power. On the other hand, the moon is considered as a feminine figure and represents calmness and stability. ☀️☀️☀️🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖☀️☀️☀️ This relationship signifies where there is good, there will also be bad. They represent the duality of human nature – everyone has a dark side and a bright side, good days and bad days in life. No one can live this life without having to experience the good and the bad moments and that’s what makes us humans. . . #yoga  #yogamats  #instagram  #yogablog  #yogiclife  #yogisofinstagram  #cork  #ecofriendly  #corkyogamat  #ecofriendly  #personalizedgifts  #yogalove  #yog  #carpediem  #latin  #yogagifts  #yogini  #sunmoontattoo  #sunandmoon  #mythology  #sanskrit  #yogalife  #yogalifestyle  #wordstoliveby 
The most common question I come across from those who don’t practise any style of yoga, is that yoga is all about balance and since I am so not good at it, I don’t do Yoga ! 
My first response is to enquire how many times they’ve actually been to a yoga class!? As i have yet to come across a teacher who focuses on “balance only poses” - it’s highly unlikely! 
It’s so ironical to come across such misconceptions especially in this day and age with yoga being so popular everywhere more so on social media! Yet we see people still thinking it’s slow, sluggish and more meditative versus anything else. 
Balance is just one aspect of yoga and not the entirety of it!
Talking about balance, all those asanas that require balance actually come with practise and time. The more you practise the better you get at it. 
Second most important thing in balancing is breathing (which sounds so easy but it’s not what it seems) 
Controlled breathing is really an art and once you master that you can dive into any asana you want.
Lastly, holding your balance requires you to have focus. This means that you literally block all thoughts from your mind except for the activity at hand. 
So the secret formula to balance in yoga is 
1. Practise with patience 
2. Controlled breathing (ujjayee breath)
3. Focus .
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Here in this magnificent balance pose you see our client @rlina0507 
Mat designed by us @thesamadhiinitiative .
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#yog #yoga #yogathon #personalizedgifts #personalizedmat #yogamat #cork #ecofriendly #yogalover #yogini #yogisofinstagram #instagram #bestpicture #yogachallenge #yogiclife #leagueofextraordinaryyogis #yogaposes
The most common question I come across from those who don’t practise any style of yoga, is that yoga is all about balance and since I am so not good at it, I don’t do Yoga ! My first response is to enquire how many times they’ve actually been to a yoga class!? As i have yet to come across a teacher who focuses on “balance only poses” - it’s highly unlikely! It’s so ironical to come across such misconceptions especially in this day and age with yoga being so popular everywhere more so on social media! Yet we see people still thinking it’s slow, sluggish and more meditative versus anything else. Balance is just one aspect of yoga and not the entirety of it! Talking about balance, all those asanas that require balance actually come with practise and time. The more you practise the better you get at it. Second most important thing in balancing is breathing (which sounds so easy but it’s not what it seems) Controlled breathing is really an art and once you master that you can dive into any asana you want. Lastly, holding your balance requires you to have focus. This means that you literally block all thoughts from your mind except for the activity at hand. So the secret formula to balance in yoga is 1. Practise with patience 2. Controlled breathing (ujjayee breath) 3. Focus . . . Here in this magnificent balance pose you see our client @rlina0507 Mat designed by us @thesamadhiinitiative . . . #yog  #yoga  #yogathon  #personalizedgifts  #personalizedmat  #yogamat  #cork  #ecofriendly  #yogalover  #yogini  #yogisofinstagram  #instagram  #bestpicture  #yogachallenge  #yogiclife  #leagueofextraordinaryyogis  #yogaposes 
🐺 An old Cherokee told his grandson,
“My son there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. 
The other is good. It is joy, love, peace, humility, hope, kindness, empathy & truth !”
The boy thought about it for a while then asked,
“Grandfather, which wolf wins in the end?”
The old man quietly replied,
“The one you feed !”
~ author unknown~
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Mat designed with the wolf 🐺 for @rbf.julie 
With love ❤️ from @thesamadhiinitiative .
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To wolves and warriors - the good ones of course !🍻
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#wolverine #wolves #wolvesofinstagram #legend #cork #yogamat #ecofriendly #sacred #yogafromtheheart #yoga #yogisofinstagram #beautifulyoga #beautifulyogis #yogini #powerofpositivity #yogagram
🐺 An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is good. It is joy, love, peace, humility, hope, kindness, empathy & truth !” The boy thought about it for a while then asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins in the end?” The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed !” ~ author unknown~ . . . . Mat designed with the wolf 🐺 for @rbf.julie With love ❤️ from @thesamadhiinitiative . . . . To wolves and warriors - the good ones of course !🍻 . . #wolverine  #wolves  #wolvesofinstagram  #legend  #cork  #yogamat  #ecofriendly  #sacred  #yogafromtheheart  #yoga  #yogisofinstagram  #beautifulyoga  #beautifulyogis  #yogini  #powerofpositivity  #yogagram 
Long time ago when the ancient yogis practiced yoga, their settings were not fancy studios or retreats- their practice was outdoors amidst nature. Because the true essence of yoga lies in fresh air and natural environments.
Obviously, due to lack of time and space we have confined ourselves to studios and “yogashalas” but it’s absolutely necessary we try and take our practice outdoors as much as we can to reap maximum benefits.
There is immense joy in practising with the blue azure above and on mama earth below. To actually feel the forces of nature around us. The wind in our face and the sand at our feet ! 
Take it outdoors whenever you can and lose the frills and frolics - keeping it real 🤸🏼‍♀️
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Here I am sharing my client @sassyjoy77 enjoying her practice close to nature !
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#yoga #yogainnature🌏 #yogainnature 
#yogagirl #outdooryoga #yogainspiration #thesamadhiinitiative 
#mamaslay #inversion #yogachallenge #namaste #outdoorpractice #practice #balance #motherhood #yogamom #fitmom #montanayogi #bigskylove #montanalife #focus #myjourney #barefoot #wildandfreemama #wildwoma
Long time ago when the ancient yogis practiced yoga, their settings were not fancy studios or retreats- their practice was outdoors amidst nature. Because the true essence of yoga lies in fresh air and natural environments. Obviously, due to lack of time and space we have confined ourselves to studios and “yogashalas” but it’s absolutely necessary we try and take our practice outdoors as much as we can to reap maximum benefits. There is immense joy in practising with the blue azure above and on mama earth below. To actually feel the forces of nature around us. The wind in our face and the sand at our feet ! Take it outdoors whenever you can and lose the frills and frolics - keeping it real 🤸🏼‍♀️ . . Here I am sharing my client @sassyjoy77 enjoying her practice close to nature ! . . . #yoga  #yogainnature 🌏 #yogainnature  #yogagirl  #outdooryoga  #yogainspiration  #thesamadhiinitiative  #mamaslay  #inversion  #yogachallenge  #namaste  #outdoorpractice  #practice  #balance  #motherhood  #yogamom  #fitmom  #montanayogi  #bigskylove  #montanalife  #focus  #myjourney  #barefoot  #wildandfreemama  #wildwoma 
So the other day a colleague asked me “There’s so much talk of positivity by yogis, this is sheer farce rather an ostrich mentality, life’s not easy why paint such a rosy picture of it?!” .
This is how majority of the cynics out there think - because sadly they cannot remove that mental block!
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The hardest part of yoga is not in the asana or in meditation, the hardest part of yoga is in fact in the brain-training! 
The heart and soul heal themselves anyways, it’s the silencing of the mind that takes effort. 
How do you propel the negative and attract the positive? How do you prevent yourself from falling in the deep ditches of oblivion versus climbing up towards the rays of light !? It’s the glass half empty versus half full debate! .
I choose to be positive because I know positive energy will attract positivity. It’s a matter of choice, so you either believe everything and everyone to be bad, blaming the environment 
or you believe yourself to be in control and make the change you want to see in the world! Never underestimate the power of your mind. I don’t fool it, I fuel it with positivity!
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Leaving you with these words for a happy and positive weekend vibe!
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#yogablog #yogawisdom #yogainspiration #yogic #yogiclife #yogisofinstagram #personalexperience #positivevibes #weekendvibes #yogatherapy #prayer #internallocusofcontrol
So the other day a colleague asked me “There’s so much talk of positivity by yogis, this is sheer farce rather an ostrich mentality, life’s not easy why paint such a rosy picture of it?!” . This is how majority of the cynics out there think - because sadly they cannot remove that mental block! . The hardest part of yoga is not in the asana or in meditation, the hardest part of yoga is in fact in the brain-training! The heart and soul heal themselves anyways, it’s the silencing of the mind that takes effort. How do you propel the negative and attract the positive? How do you prevent yourself from falling in the deep ditches of oblivion versus climbing up towards the rays of light !? It’s the glass half empty versus half full debate! . I choose to be positive because I know positive energy will attract positivity. It’s a matter of choice, so you either believe everything and everyone to be bad, blaming the environment or you believe yourself to be in control and make the change you want to see in the world! Never underestimate the power of your mind. I don’t fool it, I fuel it with positivity! . . Leaving you with these words for a happy and positive weekend vibe! . . . #yogablog  #yogawisdom  #yogainspiration  #yogic  #yogiclife  #yogisofinstagram  #personalexperience  #positivevibes  #weekendvibes  #yogatherapy  #prayer  #internallocusofcontrol 
I am a big fan of the Persian poet Rumi. A little background for those who don’t know about him- Rumi hails from 13th century and has been called a powerhouse. It's important to understand that his immense global popularity is due to him being a totally unique and very authentic personality. Rumi wasn't a meek and passive poet living in some hut while writing crowd-pleasing verse to charm the locals. Everything about Rumi was pure magic and an example of a truly powerful person, he was a liberal and believed in spirit shattering status quo, went beyond dated social norms, primitive cultural taboos, dusty dogmatic thinking and slave mentality.
His words are magical yet so practical.
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Mat designed for @missyjean626
Thanks for appreciating the words and giving them place on your mat. Designed with love ❤️ by us @thesamadhiinitiative .
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#yogablog #yogiclife #personalizedgifts #yogamat #wordstoliveby #rumi #poetry #positivity #mat #cork #yogainspiration #yogalife #yogisofinstagram #yogini #yog
I am a big fan of the Persian poet Rumi. A little background for those who don’t know about him- Rumi hails from 13th century and has been called a powerhouse. It's important to understand that his immense global popularity is due to him being a totally unique and very authentic personality. Rumi wasn't a meek and passive poet living in some hut while writing crowd-pleasing verse to charm the locals. Everything about Rumi was pure magic and an example of a truly powerful person, he was a liberal and believed in spirit shattering status quo, went beyond dated social norms, primitive cultural taboos, dusty dogmatic thinking and slave mentality. His words are magical yet so practical. . . . . Mat designed for @missyjean626 Thanks for appreciating the words and giving them place on your mat. Designed with love ❤️ by us @thesamadhiinitiative . . . . #yogablog  #yogiclife  #personalizedgifts  #yogamat  #wordstoliveby  #rumi  #poetry  #positivity  #mat  #cork  #yogainspiration  #yogalife  #yogisofinstagram  #yogini  #yog 
It was raining one evening and I was rushing to the bus stop to catch the last bus. It was pouring cats n dogs so I huddled inside the bus shelter and saw this lone elderly woman sitting knitting away ! We sat in silence for a few minutes until she was first to speak. She pointed to my handbag which I had put down in a puddle of water in my anxiety. I immediately retrieved it from the floor and placed it next to me. Looking at my disheveled hair and state she expressed her concern asking me if I was alright. I replied saying I missed my bus and this is the last one for tonight. She stared in the distance silently and said “what if you miss this one too ?!” I looked at her baffled. She said,
“What’s the worst that can happen to you if you miss it? You have phones and gadgets and what not these days and yet I see folks your age scrambling through each day. Anxious and always rushing through things. My house is just one street down and I live by myself. When I get bored I come and sit here in the bus shelter and observe people. Yes I do people watching and years ago when I was your age it was fun doing it but not anymore! No one stops to say hello, no one engages in any small talk. All I see is people in a rush with grim and anxious faces or staring at their phones. Life’s supposed to get simpler with all the ease that technology give us, but strangely enough it’s gotten much worse! Complicated. Your generation socializes through machines. No human contact. Slow down child, live in this moment, you never know when it’s your last stop !”
She passed me a cookie tin, i sheepishly grabbed one. I saw the bus approaching the stop, thanked her and got up to leave. 
Never again did I see her but her words resonate still - “slow down, you never know if it’s your last stop!!”
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#inspiration #journeytotheheart #findingmeaning #yoga #yogaenlightenment #personalexperience #yogablog #myjourney #wordstoliveby #yogiclife #yogainspiration #wordsofwisdom #powerofpositivity #positivevibes #fightstress #livelife #livelifetothefullest #keepyourspiritsup #health #mindpower #meaningfulquotes #meaningful
It was raining one evening and I was rushing to the bus stop to catch the last bus. It was pouring cats n dogs so I huddled inside the bus shelter and saw this lone elderly woman sitting knitting away ! We sat in silence for a few minutes until she was first to speak. She pointed to my handbag which I had put down in a puddle of water in my anxiety. I immediately retrieved it from the floor and placed it next to me. Looking at my disheveled hair and state she expressed her concern asking me if I was alright. I replied saying I missed my bus and this is the last one for tonight. She stared in the distance silently and said “what if you miss this one too ?!” I looked at her baffled. She said, “What’s the worst that can happen to you if you miss it? You have phones and gadgets and what not these days and yet I see folks your age scrambling through each day. Anxious and always rushing through things. My house is just one street down and I live by myself. When I get bored I come and sit here in the bus shelter and observe people. Yes I do people watching and years ago when I was your age it was fun doing it but not anymore! No one stops to say hello, no one engages in any small talk. All I see is people in a rush with grim and anxious faces or staring at their phones. Life’s supposed to get simpler with all the ease that technology give us, but strangely enough it’s gotten much worse! Complicated. Your generation socializes through machines. No human contact. Slow down child, live in this moment, you never know when it’s your last stop !” She passed me a cookie tin, i sheepishly grabbed one. I saw the bus approaching the stop, thanked her and got up to leave. Never again did I see her but her words resonate still - “slow down, you never know if it’s your last stop!!” . . . . . #inspiration  #journeytotheheart  #findingmeaning  #yoga  #yogaenlightenment  #personalexperience  #yogablog  #myjourney  #wordstoliveby  #yogiclife  #yogainspiration  #wordsofwisdom  #powerofpositivity  #positivevibes  #fightstress  #livelife  #livelifetothefullest  #keepyourspiritsup  #health  #mindpower  #meaningfulquotes  #meaningful 
T R E E  OF L I F E 🌲
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It’s a symbol of connection to all things. The tree has roots that reach deeply into the soil, acknowledging its connection to, and accepting nourishment from, Mother Earth. Leaves and branches extend into the sky, acknowledging the Sun and accepting the energy that it transforms into nourishment.
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The personalized cork mat here is on the tree of life theme and made for our beautiful client @carrieagroff .
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#cork #yoga #yogisofinstagram #personalized #yogamat #ecofriendly #nature #motherearth #environmentallyfriendly #loveyoga #treeoflife #theme #yogic #yogiclifestyle #lifeofayogi #canadianyogi #yogagirl
T R E E OF L I F E 🌲 . It’s a symbol of connection to all things. The tree has roots that reach deeply into the soil, acknowledging its connection to, and accepting nourishment from, Mother Earth. Leaves and branches extend into the sky, acknowledging the Sun and accepting the energy that it transforms into nourishment. . . The personalized cork mat here is on the tree of life theme and made for our beautiful client @carrieagroff . . . #cork  #yoga  #yogisofinstagram  #personalized  #yogamat  #ecofriendly  #nature  #motherearth  #environmentallyfriendly  #loveyoga  #treeoflife  #theme  #yogic  #yogiclifestyle  #lifeofayogi  #canadianyogi  #yogagirl 
C a m o u f l a g e 
Your attitude 
Your feelings 
Your behaviour 
Sometimes it’s best for us to blend in with our surroundings and environment. To go with the flow !
We learn when we assimilate and we grow in the process. Not everyday you want to be different and fight to be better than others. Some days it’s just about protecting yourself, camouflaging so that you get past the hard patch. .
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#fall #autumn #yoga #camouflage #leaves #yogapose #grasshopper #asana #yogisofinstagram #yogalife #yogalove #falltheme #yogaintheforest #timetoreflect
C a m o u f l a g e Your attitude Your feelings Your behaviour Sometimes it’s best for us to blend in with our surroundings and environment. To go with the flow ! We learn when we assimilate and we grow in the process. Not everyday you want to be different and fight to be better than others. Some days it’s just about protecting yourself, camouflaging so that you get past the hard patch. . . . . . #fall  #autumn  #yoga  #camouflage  #leaves  #yogapose  #grasshopper  #asana  #yogisofinstagram  #yogalife  #yogalove  #falltheme  #yogaintheforest  #timetoreflect 
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
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#mats #yogainspiration #yogamotivation #quotestoliveby #yogaprops #cork #personalizedgifts #yogic #yogiclifestyle #yogiclife #goals #powerfulquotes #powerfulwords
It’s thanksgiving weekend here in Canada 🇨🇦 I wanted to share with you all the countless things I am thankful for but limiting it to three most important ones 
1. Life 
2. Family & True Friends 
3. God’s blessings .
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This year was a very tumultuous one with moving houses, work, difficult choices, family issues, the list is endless... However, I am alive and I came out fine, unscathed and more stronger than before. I firmly believe in the power of adversity- because it teaches us while testing our faith a whole lot too. But it teaches us one lesson that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.
My mantra for tough times “this too shall pass” 
It’s worked for me every time, goddamnit every single time because I kept my head high and kept believing! .
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Here’s to believing, faith and the power of adversity 🥂
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING ! .
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Thanking all these beautiful women in the picture for their power and dedication. I am so proud to be associated with each one of them.
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@kianangyoga @zahra_sandberg @shineologist @crazyasiayoga @lorimiggins @sassyjoy77 @silver_cloudss @mrs_khaleesi_gaither @jennyg2bfit 
#yogamotivation #thanksgiving #canada🇨🇦 #thanksgivingweekend #powerofwords #motivationalquotes #yogamat #corkmat #sustainability #findingmeaning #positivevibes #biodegradable #yourpersona #personalizedmat #personalized
It’s thanksgiving weekend here in Canada 🇨🇦 I wanted to share with you all the countless things I am thankful for but limiting it to three most important ones 1. Life 2. Family & True Friends 3. God’s blessings . . This year was a very tumultuous one with moving houses, work, difficult choices, family issues, the list is endless... However, I am alive and I came out fine, unscathed and more stronger than before. I firmly believe in the power of adversity- because it teaches us while testing our faith a whole lot too. But it teaches us one lesson that what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. My mantra for tough times “this too shall pass” It’s worked for me every time, goddamnit every single time because I kept my head high and kept believing! . . Here’s to believing, faith and the power of adversity 🥂 . . HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL THOSE CELEBRATING ! . . . Thanking all these beautiful women in the picture for their power and dedication. I am so proud to be associated with each one of them. . . @kianangyoga @zahra_sandberg @shineologist @crazyasiayoga @lorimiggins @sassyjoy77 @silver_cloudss @mrs_khaleesi_gaither @jennyg2bfit #yogamotivation  #thanksgiving  #canada 🇨🇦 #thanksgivingweekend  #powerofwords  #motivationalquotes  #yogamat  #corkmat  #sustainability  #findingmeaning  #positivevibes  #biodegradable  #yourpersona  #personalizedmat  #personalized 
Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.
It’s so amazing to see the same people who were at their worst with us, make a whole 360 degrees turn and become all nice. And we wonder what did we change or do to make them behave this way?
Ha! What we don’t realize is that we don’t change but it’s our  circumstances which make us now more favourable or useful to this selfish lot !
Whenever I have been in a situation like this I always smile and thank God for giving me the opportunity to give such people a flavour of their own medicine - but I decide not to, because then there won’t be any difference between them and myself, really! .
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Mat designed for @sassyjoy77 .
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#yogisofinstagram #yogalove #loveyoga #corkmat #cork #sustainableliving #ecofriendly #persona #biodegradable #planetfriendly #noanimaltesting #animalfriendly #yoga
Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted. It’s so amazing to see the same people who were at their worst with us, make a whole 360 degrees turn and become all nice. And we wonder what did we change or do to make them behave this way? Ha! What we don’t realize is that we don’t change but it’s our circumstances which make us now more favourable or useful to this selfish lot ! Whenever I have been in a situation like this I always smile and thank God for giving me the opportunity to give such people a flavour of their own medicine - but I decide not to, because then there won’t be any difference between them and myself, really! . . . . Mat designed for @sassyjoy77 . . . #yogisofinstagram  #yogalove  #loveyoga  #corkmat  #cork  #sustainableliving  #ecofriendly  #persona  #biodegradable  #planetfriendly  #noanimaltesting  #animalfriendly  #yoga 
Life’s not a bed of roses and yet if it was we would not know the difference. Because only when we’ve have been in the deepest valley, we appreciate the magnificence of the mountains - if we were always perched up high, would we ever know of the depths below ?
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#instaquotes #thoughtoftheday #yoga #yogamantras #mantras #leavingyouwiththis #quotestoliveby #wordsofwisdom #wordstoliveby #yogamotivation #yogiclife #findingmeaning #corkmat #cork #ecofriendly #biodegradable #natureyoga #yogawithmeaning
Life’s not a bed of roses and yet if it was we would not know the difference. Because only when we’ve have been in the deepest valley, we appreciate the magnificence of the mountains - if we were always perched up high, would we ever know of the depths below ? . . . #instaquotes  #thoughtoftheday  #yoga  #yogamantras  #mantras  #leavingyouwiththis  #quotestoliveby  #wordsofwisdom  #wordstoliveby  #yogamotivation  #yogiclife  #findingmeaning  #corkmat  #cork  #ecofriendly  #biodegradable  #natureyoga  #yogawithmeaning 
#Repost @crazyasiayoga
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I feel a change in this pose every time I take it! My hamstrings are naturally pretty open, but depending on the kind of day in having my seared forward fold is so so different. 💜 Day 2 of #YogaFeelsOfAutumn we were given the theme “changing” so I am sharing this ever changing experience of a pose. ✌🏼 Another big change for me? I recently switched from natural rubber to natural cork for my yoga mat material. I had wanted to try a cork mat for a while but not made the big leap yet, so when I won a $50 gift card from @jennyg2bfit for a personalized mat from @thesamadhiinitiative I jumped at the chance to personalize my practice space. [Yes, I did get a mat with my insta handle in the bottom of it-what do you expect from a girl whose vanity license plate is literally ASIA?] I love the feel of it and experienced a soft but slip-free grip from the first time I practiced on it. 🙏🏼 Would you be interested in winning a $50 gift card for your own personalized mat? Let me know in the comments below... 😉 🙏🏼
October 1st - 7th
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@thesamadhiinitiative 📸 @msmarnediva 
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@belleyoga.tokyo
@__sil_06
@lifesjourney.yoga .
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@niyama_sports 
@omstarsofficial 
@sloganfit
@malamalama.love 
@insideoutsideoutsidein
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Please choose a pose that suits you best for each day. .
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✅Day 1 - Cozy
✅Day 2 - Changing 
Day 3 - Fresh
Day 4 - Grateful
Day 5 - Colourful 
Day 6 - Warmth 
Day 7 - Love . . .
#Repost  @crazyasiayoga ・・・ I feel a change in this pose every time I take it! My hamstrings are naturally pretty open, but depending on the kind of day in having my seared forward fold is so so different. 💜 Day 2 of #YogaFeelsOfAutumn  we were given the theme “changing” so I am sharing this ever changing experience of a pose. ✌🏼 Another big change for me? I recently switched from natural rubber to natural cork for my yoga mat material. I had wanted to try a cork mat for a while but not made the big leap yet, so when I won a $50 gift card from @jennyg2bfit for a personalized mat from @thesamadhiinitiative I jumped at the chance to personalize my practice space. [Yes, I did get a mat with my insta handle in the bottom of it-what do you expect from a girl whose vanity license plate is literally ASIA?] I love the feel of it and experienced a soft but slip-free grip from the first time I practiced on it. 🙏🏼 Would you be interested in winning a $50 gift card for your own personalized mat? Let me know in the comments below... 😉 🙏🏼 October 1st - 7th 🍂 @thesamadhiinitiative 📸 @msmarnediva Hosts 🍁 @belleyoga.tokyo @__sil_06 @lifesjourney.yoga . 🍁 Sponsors 🍄 @niyama_sports @omstarsofficial @sloganfit @malamalama.love @insideoutsideoutsidein @buddhibox 🌾 Please choose a pose that suits you best for each day. . 🍂 ✅Day 1 - Cozy ✅Day 2 - Changing Day 3 - Fresh Day 4 - Grateful Day 5 - Colourful Day 6 - Warmth Day 7 - Love . . .
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When they say a picture speaks a thousand words, this is that picture so I have nothing more to say .
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#Repost @mrs_khaleesi_gaither
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🎉 5K GIVEAWAY 🎉
As I approach 5k I wanted an opportunity to say Thank You and to give back, while staying true to myself and my unique style. I’m absolutely loving my personalized cork mat from @thesamadhiinitiative and I can’t think of a more unique and authentic product! 🐺📚🕉Now, I’m super excited to be able to give away two $50 gift cards to www.thesamadhiinitiative.com 🙌🏻
TO ENTER:
↠ follow @mrs_khaleesi_gaither and @thesamadhiinitiative
↠ tag ONE friend in the comments to spread the love! (See why below)🐺
↠ increase your chances to win by signing up on the website
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Winner will be announced a couple days after I hit 5k!
BUT HERE IS THE TWIST: ONE winner and the person they tag will get the gift cards, so choose whom you tag wisely! And let them know why THEY also deserve a super amazing custom-designed cork mat!
Good luck!
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#giveaway #winayogamat #5kgiveaway #yogagiveaway #yogagirl #fitfam #khaleesiyoga #wolftribe #therebelyogitribe #geekgirl #yogafam #yogamat #lordoftherings #wonderwoman #igyogacommunity #danaerystargaryen #targaryen 
This challenge is not affiliated in any way with Instagram.
🍃 When they say a picture speaks a thousand words, this is that picture so I have nothing more to say . . #Repost  @mrs_khaleesi_gaither ・・・ 🎉 5K GIVEAWAY 🎉 As I approach 5k I wanted an opportunity to say Thank You and to give back, while staying true to myself and my unique style. I’m absolutely loving my personalized cork mat from @thesamadhiinitiative and I can’t think of a more unique and authentic product! 🐺📚🕉Now, I’m super excited to be able to give away two $50 gift cards to www.thesamadhiinitiative.com 🙌🏻 TO ENTER: ↠ follow @mrs_khaleesi_gaither and @thesamadhiinitiative ↠ tag ONE friend in the comments to spread the love! (See why below)🐺 ↠ increase your chances to win by signing up on the website ↠ ↞ Winner will be announced a couple days after I hit 5k! BUT HERE IS THE TWIST: ONE winner and the person they tag will get the gift cards, so choose whom you tag wisely! And let them know why THEY also deserve a super amazing custom-designed cork mat! Good luck! . . . #giveaway  #winayogamat  #5kgiveaway  #yogagiveaway  #yogagirl  #fitfam  #khaleesiyoga  #wolftribe  #therebelyogitribe  #geekgirl  #yogafam  #yogamat  #lordoftherings  #wonderwoman  #igyogacommunity  #danaerystargaryen  #targaryen  This challenge is not affiliated in any way with Instagram.
I love the quote below from Bob Marley “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and live !” This reminds me that sometimes we put all our hopes and expectations with people who don’t deserve it at all. No matter what you do for them, once envy sets in their hearts it’s very hard to uproot it. Insecurity breeds envy and hatred. So sticking by such people means you will be pulled down too. In such instances it’s best to just forgive, forget and walk past them. No looking back. Because life’s too short to worry over those who have shadowed minds and insincere hearts. You can never help those who cannot help themselves. 
Invest your time in people who stand by you and support you unconditionally, as they truly are your tribe !
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Mat made for @tattooed.yogi606 .
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Made by us at @thesamadhiinitiative .
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#thoughtoftheday #mondaymotivation #yoga #yogic #yogisofinstagram #cork #mats #yogamats #ecofriendly #biodegradable #environmentallyfriendly #wordsofwisdom #lifeslikethat #yogaeverydamnday #yogaforbeginners #yogaforeveryone #yogawisdom
I love the quote below from Bob Marley “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and live !” This reminds me that sometimes we put all our hopes and expectations with people who don’t deserve it at all. No matter what you do for them, once envy sets in their hearts it’s very hard to uproot it. Insecurity breeds envy and hatred. So sticking by such people means you will be pulled down too. In such instances it’s best to just forgive, forget and walk past them. No looking back. Because life’s too short to worry over those who have shadowed minds and insincere hearts. You can never help those who cannot help themselves. Invest your time in people who stand by you and support you unconditionally, as they truly are your tribe ! . . Mat made for @tattooed.yogi606 . . Made by us at @thesamadhiinitiative . . . #thoughtoftheday  #mondaymotivation  #yoga  #yogic  #yogisofinstagram  #cork  #mats  #yogamats  #ecofriendly  #biodegradable  #environmentallyfriendly  #wordsofwisdom  #lifeslikethat  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogaforbeginners  #yogaforeveryone  #yogawisdom