I'm a firm believer that people move in and out of our lives at different times, for different reasons. . Some stay longer than others. Many hurt when they leave. But I think that happens to teach us something. . Traveling always makes me think of the previous trips I've taken and who I've traveled with or to see. . This is for you. . Those of you who I don't speak to anymore. Each of you, because there have been many throughout my life. And I'm sure there will be many more. . You all deserve as much hapiness and love as I wish the friends and family that are closest to me now. I just get to tell them one on one. . Besides, even if we don't interact with each other any longer, we shaped each other. We shared heartaches and big belly laughs. We helped change the course of each others lives. Sometimes, even from afar, that deserves to be acknowledged. . Keep lifting each other up. Keep transforming the lives of the people around you.
A few of my favorite images and posts on International Women's day. . I find it so important to recognize how many things there are to say about where we've been, what we've learned, how brilliant we all are and how much more work we have to do together. These women do a brilliant job, as do the rest of the women that have posted. . To each of you, keep sharing. Keep connecting. Keep inspiring. We are all in this together. We all make each other better. And our collective efforts will continue to lift each other up. Higher and higher. There is more than enough for each of us. And we create even more space and success as we continue to hold it for each other.
This is short and sweet and to the point. . Do what makes you feel good. . Flow, dance, travel, eat. Have sex, drink wine, make meatballs, draw doodles. . Just when you do it, take the time to feel it. Roll around in the sensation and really take your time to sense it. . P.S. I still have spots left at the workshop today. Come join me 💗
Prove me wrong when I misjudge how kind or brilliant you are. . Prove me wrong when I don't trust you to follow through. . Prove me wrong when I unplug my heart and hide it in the shadows from you because I'm afraid you might not like the way it sounds as it beats. . Prove me wrong not for me. Prove me wrong for your sake. . Continue to show up for yourself and push a little further. Break through your own beliefs about the things you cannot do and do them anyway. . Prove me wrong. . And keep reading on my blog. Link in bio.
I have a confession. . I didn't watch Breakfast at Tiffanys all the way through until yesterday. . Instead of trying to describe how perfectly her demeanor speaks to my soul, I will let her. . "Don't wanna sleep, don't wanna die, just wanna go a-travellin' through the pastures of the sky."
Guess what? This happy face of mine isn't always so happy! 😜 Sometimes, I don't want to smile. For most of my life, I thought that my mood swings meant I wasn't a happy person. Most of the time, I thought they made me crazy. 😖 Good news! I'm NOT crazy. And neither are you when your mood swings around, for reasons unknown to you. 😍 BETTER NEWS! I can explain why your mood shifts the way it does and how to capitalize on the amazing range of emotions and talents you have. 💃 Interested? DUH! Sign up for my Go With Your Flow workshop in Farmingdale THIS SATURDAY, March 3rd! 💪 This is going to make your life 1,000 times easier, I PROMISE. We'll dive into how to eat, flow and connect with others in all areas of your life. And then we'll do an all levels gentle flow to get moving.
We were going to go to yoga. Really, we were. But it wasn't in the cards for us. So we made it to drink coffee, instead. . The beautiful part? Instead of flowing in a studio with my best friend, we ended up free flowing together in a racketball court. . Unexpected? Yes. But exactly what we both needed. . Full of love and coffee and stretchies. Now to get full of brunch 💖💃
My backbends have become a new focus in my practice. . For years, I've spent time avoiding them. They made me nauseous and I found quite a bit of discomfort in my shoulders. I can pop up into a wheel, but I didn't care to focus on expanding the posture anymore. I just want to get there, get it done and get out. . Until recently. I've felt myself expanding in love. You might know the feeling, because we all get little glimpses of it in moments. . It's that feeling when you want to crawl inside the moment and live there forever. It's that feeling of our heart actually expanding with love. Which we know, logically, it doesn't physically do that. It just feels that way and the warmth that spreads through your body is better than snuggling under a blanket on a cozy winter Sunday. . This practice goes both ways. The postures can open us up, crack us open so we can let the light shine out and bask in it. . Or our lives inspire the posture, allowing us to tune into the feelings and experience them in our body, not just our minds. . So this love that's popped around my body like pop rocks in a glass of champagne? It's got me craving more. I want to connect to it any way I can. . Even in the discomfort, I want to stay and breathe here. I want to experience the entirety of this sensation so I can learn what it's like to really love even more intimately. . 📸 @joordipoo
"I look at you and a sense of wonder takes me." - Homer, The Odyssey . I'm always in awe. Not just of this body of water, the moon above and breeze around. But of the way it allows itsself to be captured by those willing to look upon it with reverence. . Photo by the incredibly talented @silverandnails . . #superbluebloodmoon #humpday #reverence
In the midst of all the Monday Motivation posts, swirling along with the contempt for Monday from others, let's shift our focus. . Instead of what day of the week it is, let's just focus on something that makes us feel good. . Instead of spending 10 minutes scrolling on Instagram looking at remnants of other people's weekends, scroll through your gallery or google drive. Look through your past adventures. . Look back on those moments you thought were special enough to try to capture. . Fall a little bit more in love with the life you have lived already. . I always struggle finding the balance between being fully present in the moment or deciding to take a picture to try to bottle the memory. But when I look back on my adventures, I am reminded of the beauty of that moment. . That little visual reminder spreads warmth through my body. It becomes just a little easier to get back to my tasks and to dos when I feel that way. It reminds me that I don't need the continued experience to feel joy. I can call it back to my body when I choose.
A love note to each of you that showed up today. And an extension of that love to each and every one of you that show up to other yin classes, whether it's with me or another teacher. . My heart is full of gratitude and reverence. I feel the love for yourself radiate into the room from your stillness. . This takes more dedication to your practice, your breath, your wellbeing, your self worth than you probably give yourself credit for. Let me give you credit. . Watching you take care of yourself in this way is the greatest reward for showing up to teach. The love you spread is palpable. . I see you show up to do the hard work, to find balance and sit in stillness. Even though, as a culture, we prioritize the exact opposite. . You bring more balance into your own world. Therefore, you bring more balance into all of our worlds. . Thank you for showing up for your community. It does not go unnoticed.
I'm reading through and practicing the May Cause Miracles lessons. I started last Sunday and today's lesson couldn't have been more perfectly timed. . "I am love. Everything in me and outside of me is love. Today I choose to repeat this, believe this, and commit to this. . I am love. Anything else I have chosen to believe is false evidence appearing real. . What I choose to see as real today is love and only love. I am love." . Remember today, as with every other day, that love is the most beautiful look on you. And that love comes from within you. Not from anyone else. . If you need a little self love, come practice with me @savannahyogacenter . 10:30 AM Yinstorative 12 PM Express Flow
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The innate feminine essence (shakti) of every PERSON is an incredibly beautiful and powerful force. 💗 It is important that every PERSON is able to discover and awaken it within. 💥 Shakti is the deep blue night and shadows cast by the full moon. A force powerful enough to move the oceans but loving enough to help the tides dance along the shore. 🎇 Shakti is essential for both women and men to embrace, as we all have a darker side. It's when we embrace those shadows that we are able to be more compassionate and vulnerable; both with ourselves and our significant others. 🌑 I teach Yin every Tuesday and Friday in the Shakti room @ddysavannah and there's a reason. Yin is a practice of embracing that shadow side in stillness. 🌚 Want to go deeper into this? Come to the Yin FUNdamentals workshop tomorrow, Saturday 10th at 1 PM @savannahyogacenter it's going to be magic 🌠 📸 by @joordipoo . . . #shakti #yinyoga #shadows
Love me up! Less than a week to go - I definitely already have my Valentine sorted 😳 - but if you don’t, don’t worry we’ve got loads of fab cards to choose from instore and online. Looking online? Order by Monday 12th to make sure you have it in time! Link in bio! #valentine #valentinecard #love #lovemeup #design #heart #romance #red #flamingos #illustrate #illustrator #card #greetingcard #london #balham #greenwich #chiswick #eastdulwich #dulwich #fortheloveofcards @theartfileofficial @thinkofmedesigns @brainboxcandy @saramillerlondon @louisemulgrew #postmarkonline
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My heart is still just SO FULL from the workshop this last weekend with these glowing women! . When I get to be around all of the women I sweat with and talk about something that has changed my life, I ride high for days. . THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. . For showing up. For being open. For tapping back into that knowledge that you've known forever, but have had trouble remembering. . And of course, thank you @purebarrepooler for having me and cultivating such a strong group of inspiring women. . I can't wait to share again, in NYC! 💖💖 . And PS, if I didn't tag you, comment here so I can! Saturday wouldn't have been the same without you 💕
NEW YORK! ***S A V E T H E D A T E*** . I'm coming in March 3rd to teach my Go With Your Flow workshop. It's going to be amazing because it's not just me talking at you, but also a yoga movement practice so you can really PRACTICE what you learn. . I can guarantee it's going to be amazing. More details to come in the next few days, but I couldn't help but share the news now! 💖 . . . . . . #gowithyourflow #nyc
I woke up this morning at 4:45 AM, rolled out of bed and fumbled to find the warmest sweatshirt I own. I somehow managed to wash my face, mentally self talking myself into changing out of my flannel pj's. . I somehow managed to convince myself. And then I even put on my shoes. . At this point, I had the thought "Nah, I don't need to go to yoga." . I ALMOST took off my shoes. I ALMOST got back into bed. I ALMOST didn't go. . But I still braved the cold to get to my car and drive to the studio. (A balmy 47 degrees, which I realize is lovely weather but you know, perspective.) . And then I practiced. And it felt good. I imagined what I would have felt like if I hadn't shown up. . Thing is, it would have been ok if I had fallen back into bed, warm under the covers. I would have lived. I wouldn't have felt bad. Sleep is sweet. . But I would have missed this view. I would have missed the connection of other humans. And I would have mised that feeling of peace that sneaks up and in between breaths. . It's Monday. You have a choice of how you want to begin. Do what serves you and don't let your brain talk you out of it.
It's HARD to be still. It's hard to wait for the things you want right now. It's hard to hold yoga poses for minutes at a time. But why? . And truly, how do we overcome that? . I unpack it in my newest blog post. . If you're struggled to make time for a restorative or yin practice, maybe it'll shed some light as to why. And how to work into the stillness. . . . . #antsypantsy #wiggle
Monday's I bribe myself out of bed. Big sweatpants. Bigger coffee. Soft chambray. And hips. Who have been begging for attention. So I give in. . And just like that, my Monday begins exactly as I wished.
Strolling toward the end of the week... And maybe scrolling through some memories of the last few weeks. . Final few hours of reduced pricing for Soul Sister Sessions. 6 spots left. And the price jumps up from here. Don't wait any longer! . I want to share the feeling of those California beach sunsets with you. It's warm and easy. It's when your heart recognizes it's been let in on a secret. . Except the truth is, you've known this all your whole life. The secret is it's not a secret. You might just need a little help remembering 💖
Stop and pretend to smell the roses for a social media post! . I have to admit, I go back and forth about whether this platform takes me away from enjoying the moments and being present. . Or maybe, it makes me more intentional about how many photos I take and what I capture. Instead of trying to snap hundreds of photos and hope I get a good one, I keep an eye out for the things I find most interesting and captivating. And so I take a few moments to take the picture, then carry on with my life. . We can debate endlessly about the evils and blessings of social media, how to navigate our use of it and where we draw the line of what we share with millions. Ultimately, it's up to you to make the mindful choices that keep you present, fulfilled and satisfied. . Personally, I'm thankful for the photos I've captured on my travels. I look back and I am transported back to those moments. I think social media has a lot to do with why I look back as often as I do, and I am grateful for the resurgence of those memories and the ability to share a piece of that happiness with others. . Sometimes I find it tedious to stop and frame a pretty picture. But quite often, those are the pictures that mean so much. They're the most clear, intentional images of that trip or moment. . What do you think? Is social media sucking our presence or helping us preserve it?
*Going live in a few hours! Join me 💖* The best laid plans are quite frequently spoiled by things outside of our control. . Through yoga, we learn to bend, balance and doing it all while breathing. We keep our intention close to our heart and no matter how often we lose our focus, we practice coming back. . Unfortunately, we don't always look or feel as majestic as mermaids or unicorns while doing it. It's messy and hard and tiring and frustrating sometimes. . My back bends and inversions aren't quite this "perfect" but they get me where I want to go. They teach me what I need to learn. And then I keep practicing. I keep trying. And at the end of the day, it feels better to try than to do nothing at all.
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Sneaking around alley ways in between the rain clouds. . Quite honestly, the walk to the alleyway was more entertaining than walking through it. We were on our toes peeking around corners for the right alley. Seeking, searching, exploring. . As cute as this photo turned out... it was the adventure that I appreciate, but can't always capture. . A quick little reminder as your scroll through your social media feeds this morning. The pretty pictures you see? The places you pin to go explore? They're beautiful, they're worth it. I promise. . But don't forget it's going to take a little work to get there. And some adventures throw more at you than a few little rain clouds and chilly winds. It's not always easy. But if you embrace the adventure, it's always worth it.
A picture from when the dawgs were winning. But yall, it was a hell of a game and even with the insane traffic and delays, I wouldn't have traded being there with my mom, or going to UGA, for anything. . Dedication to the things I love. It runs deep and is ever present in the things I love. It's why I still practice yoga and show up to the gym. It's why I currently have almost no voice after cheering yesterday. . What is it that you are dedicated to? And how do you keep showing up, even when it's hard or heartbreaking. . #godawgs #dedication #doitforlove
Hello TRUTH - ABUNDANCE - SEXUAL HARMONY 🙌🏻🙌🏻 May you guide me into my truth and hold me in that loving space! Allow me to feel the Abundance that is within arms reach .. it’s about applying fully and allowing the universe to shift, shake and make shit happen 🙌🏻 All with me feeling accepted, honest and vulnerable to the change that is occurring within my life ..... 2018 I welcome you with loving arms and allow you to manifest the outcomes where that amazing magic, financial abundance and love to share sits 🙌🏻👌🏻😍 #2018 #doterra #abundance #truth #sexualharmony #lovemeup #honesty #emerge #share #create #essentialoils #freespiritwomentribe #frankincense #wildorange #cinnamon #inspiringlove #inspiringyou #guidance #creation
There's a new blog up for you, snow bunnies! ❄ I know it's a NYE Resolution post but. IGDGAF 😉 Hell has frozen over here in Savannah. It's snowing. And I have a cold. So it's a blessing in disguise that the city has shut down and I've been able to spend the day writing. 📖 I'll be going live on FB at 1 PM and here around 1:30 PM but no two lives are the same if you want to check them both out. All at AlexandraAnnYoga.com or just fb at AlexandraAnnYoga
A sped up, messy hair, sloppy video of my last morning practice of 2017. Easy sun salutes to get warm, stretch out the sore created by falling endlessly on the slopes and a few subtle scapula pushups to wake up those parts of my body. . At first I was aggravated at Instagram messing with which part of the video got cut off. I am headless for half of this video. I almost didn't post it. . But if I've learned anything this year, it's been to not worry so much about everything being exactly picture perfect. More honesty feels better to me than the perfect angle on my videos and posts. . This is my practice. This is what brings me joy. This is what I'm bringing to 2018. More of what I love and less of what doesn't serve me. I hope you find more of what you love in your 2018 as well.
It's the epitome of yin and yang. The late mornings and early evenings being slow and languid while getting ready. But the middle of the day is full of fast paced runs and, quite frankly, intensely difficult falls. . I've carved this time out of my life better than I can carve my way down the slopes. Either way, I've been practicing. . And I've realized my love for teaching yin is the most natural and feminine thing, for myself, to teach. . My adoration for this practice came first. My love for living in balance with the yin and the yang came after. Again, it took the practice. . It's the light and the dark. The effort and ease. The luxuries I enjoy and the small things I give up to indulge. . So, here is to the new year. More yin. More balance. More ease. And everything else will fall into place.
You know what's amazing and hysterical and ironic and perfect? . I told myself I didn't have to write or post or engage on social media the last few weeks of 2017. I wanted to take some time to rest and binge watch the shows I've let pile up. . I made it through The Crown (a must watch, for everyone) in a few days... And I couldn't take it any more. . My fingers flew around the keyboard and I furiously scribbled blog post ideas and Instagram offerings before they escaped me. . I gave myself some space. The permission to soften and rest. And in the space, I could hear myself again. . I'm still taking it as easy and I know how. Hitting the slopes (literally, I fall quite often) and reading voraciously before I pop open the bubbly. . The more I live this way, in tune with my feminity and cycles of ever changing gifts and moods, the more joy I find. . Want to learn more on how to live this way and with women that also understand you? Head over to soul sister sessions. Link in my bio and always an email away 💖
This December is full. . Full of pretty lattes and light conversation over lunch. . Full of travel with the people I love most. . Full of champagne campaigns on a Wednesday, just because. . Full of snow days on slopes and hot cacao to ease the post wipeout aches. . Full of brunches scattered with deep conversations and lots of love. . Full of gratitude for this year, this month, these people and this light that keeps my heart bright. . Full of still moments in the dark, to provide the contrast.
**new blog!** I've been speaking about this a lot in class. In fact, I've just been speaking about this a lot in general. . Our words, our voices, our language is full of power. And for a while I shied away from using a lot of my power by not speaking up or sharing out loud. . Old stories made for really great excuses. . This year has been different. The more I speak up, the more I create incredible things, the more I am making googly eyes at my life. . I scroll through my social media and albums of saved photos from this year and I am jealous of my own life! It was so amazing, I hardly believe it was mine. . Here's how I got out of my own way to do this. Maybe, hopefully, you can do it too. **link in bio / www.AlexandraAnnYoga.com **
HEY! Who is in Savannah and needs a short and sweet yoga class this afternoon? . Even better, I've come up with a game to play in class. Like a drinking game, but the sober kind. 😉 . Come join me! 5:30 pm at Savannah Yoga Center!
I complained earlier this week about how I took forgranted my cute apartment. About how I wished my practice was stronger back in the day I had the hours on end alone. . So then I happened upon the time in my mom's empty apartment, with an extra special guest yoga teacher. . Wish granted😍 🐶 Happy friday, loves. Jump on those little miracles all weekend.
What if you just decided to choose to do what you wanted to do, instead of what others expected of you? . This year I've been playing with letting go of what I think others think of me. I'm not sure why I decided I thought I could get you to think of me a certain way. I don't think I'm the only one thinking this way, either. . In fact, I'm a little over the whole thinking thing. It's kept me from doing and experiencing. . I've always landed on my feet, no matter how much I've "messed up." . So this Friday, I'm just going to keep doing the things that fill up my cup and bring me joy. Maybe you join me in spirit. Give it a try, if even for a few moments.
How I feel just about every morning with my Walter Hawthorne and Linus Rowan! Something so primal about waking up to cub babies hooked into the back of your knees and fluffy heads to kiss and inhale. I can literally linger in past lives with them by me in this way. Hours can pass. Thankfully, I’m an entrepreneur and always find a way to fit this very important activity into my schedule! :) Animal Spirit Blessings! May we always honor them for the peace and truth they live! Photograph found via one of my most magical lady loves, @blissosophy 🖤
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