" E rido ancora senza un senso. E navigo distratta e attenta. Ingenua ma con la testa 🧠 O tutto o niente... o sempre o basta ! " #complicità 👭🏽❤ #amicizia - Vivere e sorridere dei guai... così come non hai fatto mai... e pensare che domani sarà sempre #MEGLIO ☀️ !!!! #ridere #sorridere #deiguai #VIVERE #bigheart #lovemeup #girl #girls #love #me #cute #picoftheday #beautiful #photooftheday #instagood #fun #smile #friends #follow #followme #amicizia @elenaliotta__ 🗝
After being friends for an entire decade, we ended our trip the way we always celebrate our friendship. Over tea and snacks 😘 I'm excited to share more of my last few weeks, but for now, I'm savoring the last little bits of fun this badass babe and I always have together. 💃 Whether we are hanging out waiting on flights or drinking our way through a cruise, we always have fun together. @jenhen89 I'm so glad I could go on this trip with you and your family 💖
Sono ARIETE. Non mi avrete come mi volete. Perchè ho una luce che non vedete 🔥 !!! Sto già oltre la siepe 🍃 . E non vi do colpe... so che non la scavalcherete. 👋🏼 #BYE - - - #primadipartire #poiallimprovvisoimpazzire #Ghemon #music #aries #ariete #fire #fuoco #music #me #bigheart #lovemeup #soul #bigsoul #blackheart #blackandwhite #girl #girls #love #me #cute #picoftheday #beautiful #photooftheday #instagood
- Farfalla Bianca 🦋 - Ma ora ti prego mi porti al mare 🌊 ? Qualsiasi posto purché sia ALTROVE 📍 Dove non servono più le parole. Ed IO ti porterei. Io ti porterei... In un posto dentro... In quel posto dentro #ME 🖤 #Ultimo #peterpan #music #answer #love #amore #pianeti#bigheart #lovemeup #soul #bigsoul #blackheart #blackandwhite #beautiful #photooftheday #instagood #fun #smile #pretty #follow #followme #cool #fashion #igers #instagramers #poesiasenzaveli #farfallabianca #instamusic
I love traveling. I love connecting to all of the amazing people I cross paths with. Small side conversations with locals on the sidewalk or longer ones in a coffee shop. . They remind me of home. They offer the same hospitality to me that Savannah & Atlanta offer me. These places are different on a map but have the same heart. . The only difference on this trip is that I'm missing my teaching practice. I miss going to the studio and connecting with the people I have already met and built a community with. . This is a big deal. For me in the past, on the road has been home. This transition to having a more specific location I call home is new and exciting. . And this desire to keep teaching? To share this practice more? To feel like I'm missing something in my soul when I can't teach? That's even better. . Dont worry. My snoop dog may be closer friends with Martha, but that free spirit isn't going anywhere. . P.S. I used the Juno filter...
🖤 C'è un peso di cui non voglio liberarmi. Il mio più gran difetto. 🗝🔒 #g #bigheart #lovemeup #soul #bigsoul #blackheart #blackandwhite #girl #girls #love #me #cute #picoftheday #beautiful #photooftheday #instagood #fun #smile #pretty #follow #followme #hair #friends #lady #swag #hot #cool #fashion #igers #instagramers
First port stop of my first cruise. Ketchikan, your coffee, weather and people are absolutely perfect. Thank you for your hospitality to the masses that get off the giant cruise ships (one is hidden by the trees in this photo). . To be honest, I've enjoyed being disconnected the last day at sea. It's the first time in a long time where I've been able to relax and rest. . No where to go and nothing to do except be and watch the sea for whales.
S H I F T your perspective to help you learn something new. A new angle can help you see what you've been missing. . I've been taking a lot of pictures, lately. (Or rather, asking friends really nicely to take them of me.) I realize that the pictures that look most like myself are my favorites. Those are the ones where I can see the ease and creativity peeking through the cracks of my smile. . I'm moving into a full split here, but the pose I ended up staying still in wasn't the best representation of how I felt in the moment. This one is. . Right now, it's the movement, the transformation, the transitions that I find most captivating. I take pleasure in learning the new things that I can do, want to do, and more than that, I love the process of creating those moments. . I can look back, learn and be grateful so I can move forward with more joy. . Thank you, @jenhen89 for being the most patient picture taker 😘
Find your connection to the earth with me tonight @ddyatl with a sweet Yin practice at 6:30 pm. . The summer solstice gives us an extra long day to soak in the sun and celebrate the freedom the summertime gives us. But it's easy to get carried away and indulge too much. . Yin will help you ground back into your goals and give you the time to enjoy all the summer fun. It's about balance, remember! . And if you have a bunch of travel planned like I do (I'm headed to Seattle for a cruise to Alask almost 3 years after I visited the first time!) The extra grounding will do you some good to stay calm.
This is how I feel right now. Twisted up. I am doing the work to stay grounded while I prep to fly. . This doesn't look how I want it. There are some things in my life I have to smooth out, just like in my breath, my poses, my practice. . And I can't help but smile. It's always just a little easier when you can laugh about it. . That doesn't mean I don't have my moments. But I keep coming back to the good. . I dont have many words for some of the personal stuff that's going on these last few days. But it's why I've stepped back from social media. Because my attention is necessary elsewhere. . I'm taking the space away from this platform to recharge. So when I show up for my family & to teach, I've filled up my cup. Which is easier to talk about than actually do 🤷♀️ . . photo: @jwaitsphoto Mural: @tayler.ayers
Yay! Mom is home from work just to #lovemeup #morekissesplease #ilovemymeowmy #iamgingerliscious #justaskher #pinknose #littlemouth #biglove #lovefest #betweenus #inherlap #itisahappycaturday #happyhappy #myhappyplace #togetherforever #rescuedme #kissesforme #gingerloving #happycat #thisislove #meowheaven #purrfectmoment #puckerup #puckerupbuttercup #kittycatloving #lovelovelove #catlove #meowmeow
The more you focus on what you want to see, the more of it you will see. . Keep your focus on the light and let your vision blur out the rest. . Your drishti, your focus is so important. Hold it steady to keep moving forward. . Unsure where to focus? Start with your breath. 10 long, slow, deep breaths. . I'm here for you if you need an anchor.
you are seen. you are loved. you are not alone.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go watch the sunset on this week. Whether you're in Cuba (like I am in this picture), small town America or somewhere in between, you still get the beauty of the sunset. Know that I and so many others are here with you looking at the same fireball.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Regardless of how your week went, you get to enjoy this sunset. with us.
When it's only Tuesday and you're looking at the rest of the week with as much wonderment as a sunset... 🌝 But also so ready for the sun to set so you can rest. 😴 I'm exhausted, in the best of ways. And the discipline it's taking for me to fully show up is building a whole bunch of heat. 🔥 Funny how the things that happen on our mat prep us for stepping off and onto the pier. 💗 Come practice with me Wednesday at 9 am @ddysavannah in Yinpowerment. It's gonna be 🔥
Monday vibes. Don't forget you're already a badass and have this week to show it to everyone you encounter. 🔥 Day 4 = 6 breaths. 🦄 60 seconds to recenter. 🥐 And here's the thing. Thoughts might trickle in. You might doubt whether this whole meditation thing is worth it. 🤷 Keep showing up to find out 😉 And some mornings, snooze is more attractive than a meditation. I'm not above bribery if that's what it takes to make the space for your emotional health. at a certain point, you won't need the bribe when you start to see the effects of your practice 🥐 Coffee and carbs are my go tos 🙃
Day 3: even on Sunday funday, you have time to meditate. Hungover, still in bed, or already on your third mimosa? . Drop the story that you will do it later and do it now. 4 deep breaths. Just like the last two days together. . Those breaths will help you enjoy the moment a little more. Whether it's savoring your next sip or finding a moment of your pounding heading dull. . Take it a step further? Notice how you're sitting. Notice your posture. Does it change from before you breathed to after? . Does it feel better to lean against your chair or sit up tall? . There's no right or wrong. There's just what feels best for you. Start figuring it out for yourself. You got this. . P.S. 4 long, slow deep breaths is about 40 seconds of meditating. 😉
Turn your post notifications on so I can be your light when you need it most. . It's DAY 1 of a 30 day meditation challenge where we will work up to a 5 minute meditation together. One breath at a time. . No rules. No need to post or check in with me that you did it. You don't have to tell all your friends. . Just so it. Just practice. Every day with me follow along and do it. . This is about you finding moments of peace and ease in your life. That's it. . So today, take 4 deep breaths. In through your nose and out of your mouth. Right now. And maybe once more before you go to bed. That's a meditation. . I'll be posting on IG stories, in my captions and on Facebook daily. Follow along and see what happens.
Summer is not a time to waste wishing that you could escape your job and go on vacation...permanently.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Summer is a time to create, to celebrate, to travel and bask in the light that is your day to day life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The newest blog is up to help you Reclaim Your Summer Vibes and how you can do that if you feel like your cubicle is holding you prisoner.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And really, if you haven't already, sign up for the mailing list. I send weekly love notes & the what kind of carb are you quiz will only be accessible there <3
"Drink me" it reads. "If one drinks much from a bottle marked 'Poison,' it is certain to disagree with one, sooner or later."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So she drinks and shrinks, even though the potion wasn't labeled poison. Not all things are upfront and honest.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And while that bottle didn't necessarily outright lie, it definitely hid a truth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The newest blog is all about that. What it really means to be honest in this Instafiltered world, putting a rosy sheen on everything we see.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And how we can find a little more honesty in the haze.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hint: It begins with you setting Intentional Intentions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check it out at AlexandraAnnYoga.com/blog or click the link in my bio.
Written by Abdullah Shoaib.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This seems so appropriate to me, especially today, as I muddle through my personal stories about creating content.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This sharing platform reaches so many people and I am frequently inspired by what I see.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This sharing platform also makes it easy to compare myself. I'm not the same type of strong, thin, curvy, creative or intelligent as what I see. But that doesn't make me ugly. It makes me unique.
Happiest of birthdays to the woman who made my life possible. 💗 This woman shines brighter out of love and gives selflessly to make sure her family is taken care of. 💗 You're a yoga doing, champagne sipping, taylor swift dancing goddess. And I love you so much, unconditionally. But also for teaching me how to be my own version of your badass example. 🍾 I love you. And I can't wait to see where we adventure together next. Until then, celebrate the day the way you deserve. 💗
A few years ago I made the decision to quit my cushy corporate job and follow my passion to be a yoga teacher, empowerment coach and lifestyle blogger. From the moment I finished my yoga teacher training, I knew I had made the right choice. And my intention from that moment was to be as transparent as possible. I wanted to pull the curtain back and show the “secrets” of what it’s really like to blog, teach and coach for a living. It’s been challenging to articulate. It’s been challenging to keep showing up. It’s been filled with a lot of doubt and making it up as I go. It’s been slower than I wanted it to be. After all of the practice teaching in a studio and one on one with clients, I realized that I have neglected the virtual community. It happened for a lot of reasons. Part of it is because it requires an amount of vulnerability I hadn’t found the confidence for. And part of it is because I still struggle with the amount of time and connections we have allowed social media to take part of in our lives. But I cannot continue to neglect this space. Social media is a powerful tool, both to connect and to influence. So in the next few weeks, you’re going to see a lot more of me. You’re going to see a lot of the process of what I do on a day to day basis. You’re going to see the pretty finished projects and the messy, unorganized chaos that it creates. You’re going to see behind the curtain, because as amazing as the perfectly filtered photos are, the creation process is just as beautiful and entertaining. And I hope it shows you that no matter what you see on social media, there’s even more that’s not shared. The good, the bad, the ugly and the magical. I hope this reminds you that your life cannot possibly be compared to anyone’s on social media, because what is shared is generally only a very small portion of the best parts of their lives. I’m not asking you to do this yourself. You don’t have to share the parts of your life that you don’t want to. I’m just asking that you consider that the parts of your life that you don’t think are worth sharing, actually might be. They make you unique. They make you special. And they probably aren’t as “messy”
If every morning I woke up and took my view at face value, I may be discouraged. 🖼 I want to look out and see a front porch swing and a bunch of trees from the comfort of my home. 🏡 Instead, I see the parking lot from inside my one bedroom apartment. 🌁 But if I gaze a little further, I can see the pond stocked full of fishies and turtles. I may want it to be on my private land, but for now I am content to share this beauty. 🐢 If I gaze a little closer, I see the succulent I just planted in a candle holder, both given by the same woman who has brought more magic into my life than I thought possible. 🌵 Where you hold your gaze is up to you. Santosha, contentment, with where you are, allows you to shift your gaze on the love filling your life to enjoy this journey. 🔥 But it doesn't mean you have to give up your dreams. Keep dreaming. Just know you can shift your gaze to the things you already have and love as you journey to your next destination. 💗
Not all flows have to be long. Not all flows have to be even on both sides. Not all flows have to flow that well or include much movement. . But you have to show up to all flows or they don't exist. . I teach Tuesday and Thursday night yin at 7:30 pm this week @ddysavannah come show up to move with me. . This time last year, I was flowing for 5 minutes in gas stations or rest areas every 2 hours. All the miles up the east coast meant I craved the movement and brrak from driving. I got weird looks and moved funny because I was stiff from driving, camping and trying to balance in flip flops. . I kept showing up for my practice in a way that served me. But if I hadn't already spent hours on my mat in a studio & at home, figuring out my body and mind, flowing on my own would have been more difficult, daunting. It might have even felt pointless. . It never is. But it can feel that way. . I talk a lot about flowing in your own space, when you can and doing what you want in your practice because it's YOUR practice. But sometimes, you need the space of a safe yoga studio and trained teacher to help you dive a little deeper, push your edge a little further and learn something new. . I'll see you on your mat.
Miracle Monday Mindset 💗 I like the ring of that! 💃 I challenge you to find a miracle sometime today or tomorrow. It doesn't have to be a big thing. Something small. And when you find it, comment here! I want to know what's lighting you up this week! 🔥 Like finding it easier than normal to finish your workout. Or going a few hours without scrolling on social media and feeling the relief of having those hours without distraction. 💪 I woke up this morning refreshed. I spent the weekend celebrating love, reconnecting with friends and letting go of things that don't serve me. 🙌 Like, really deciding to let it go and taking the action steps to wrap up some things in my life. 👋 I didn't even have time to finish my first coffee before a miracle found it's way into my life. ☕ Miracles exist, but they need space.
There's a lot of movement for me right now. In my mindset. In my energy. In my practice. . It's interesting to watch the stories in my mind shift. And to look back at where I was a few months ago to where I am now. . Far from perfect. I've caught myself saying some unintentionally negative things. The highlight reel before I go to bed plays. I feel the anxiety creep in. The self criticism start to play. . I recognize it. I learn from it. And I commit to watching my words a little more mindfully the next day. Then I move it away. . Wallowing hasn't been serving me. . And if you need help moving the energy, let me know. I'm here. I'm with you. I've got a few tips 😉 . Picture by @joordipoo
*new blog* Not feeling so peachy? 🍑 I feel you. We don't always have to be bright neon signs. ☮ But I also don't think we need to reced to the doom and gloom dungeons when we aren't feeling our best. 🙅 There's a balance. And there are definitely easy things you can do to keep from falling down the stairs on the way into the depression dungeon. ⛈ Read on AlexandraAnnYoga.com/blog to find a few tricks to cheer up. 🌠 Spoiler alert: puppy gifs await you 🐶 . Picture found from @snwloves
Who will pay attention n talk to me if I go live wan new homies ,,like hook it up fakas ,,live in 5 if I geta response which isn’t gon happen #drunkpunk #ednos #lovemeup #aboutit CATCH ME WHILE YA CAN I’ll give you shit music n pointless rambling it is like 2am my time zone but fuck with it aha TALK TO ME NOOOOOW
Nothing better than scrolling through Sunday funday pictures and realizing you have the best friends, the most fun, the cutest yorkie and all the champagne shenanigans. 💖💖💖💖💃
I've had a roller coaster of a week, and last night really intensified. My emotions spiraled, turned, flipped, plunged and climbed faster than any roller coaster I've ever been on. 🎢 And I let them. 🎭 I let rage wash over me and I screamed out loud. I threw the mother of all tantrums. And I cried harder than I can remember crying in a long time. And in between the intensity of pain there were moments of love, clarity, understanding and gentleness. ☠ Above all, there was surrender. The entire time. 😥 We can't ignore our emotions. We can't stuff them into boxes without allowing ourselves to be aware of them. 🙅 But we don't have to keep our attention on the ones that don't serve us for very long. 🤷 Letting out the anger or other intense emotion somewhere safe is necessary. 🏡 Moving in with it? Not the best idea. 🏚 And now I move into the weekend without the baggage. I'm looking forward, not back. And without all the heavy crap strapped to my back, I am going to enjoy the festivities even more. 💃 And if you're having trouble letting go, I'm here. Message me. Sometimes the safe space is created by another person. 💖
There's always space for more magic 🌿🌿 🌿 Sometimes it can be hard to find. Others, it's as easy as taking a shower. 🚿 How do you add magic to your day? It doesn't have to be physical. Maybe just a thought or movement. 🔥 Feeling stuck? Let me know. I can help 💖
Goddess gang. 🦄 We're full of big hearts and adventure. 🌍 Coffee talks petting pups and giggle fits. 🐶 Going hard during the day and harder at night. 💪 Dramatic pauses and poses. (Please see this one above, taken by my gang.🤷) 💃 But mostly, we are there for each other. Tag your gang 🔥
How's your Monday go? Really, I would love to know. Tell me in the comments! 🙆 And if you're feeling like you want to shift that feeling to make it easier, sweeter, more magical for the rest of the week? Read my new blog. *Link in bio* or www.AlexandraAnnYoga.com/blog 🤷 Spoiler alert: you just have to show up for yourself 😉 . . . And I found this post from the amazing @golightlyhealing
Before you start your day, ask yourself how you want to feel tonight. . Accomplished? Productive? Relaxed? Rejuvenated? . And then make your decisions throughout the day based on that. . Maybe that means you hit up a yoga class or flow on your own. Maybe you take a nap in the car on your lunch break. Or maybe you go no chill and crush your to do list by noon. . Do the things that get you to the feelings you want. The rest can wait. The rest will get done. . Really, though. Do what you love. The rest falls into place. . P.S. I've lived in this romper like I said I would. I'm going to be said to part with it @letote
Lately I've been laughing at myself for some of the things I find myself thinking, saying, and doing. . Sometimes I get a little too serious about it all. . Taking the perfect picture. Getting my best angle. Laying out the social media so it's aesthetically pleasing. . Excuse me, but fuck that. . I take pictures because I want to remember the moment and because I feel pretty in the moment.I want to remember myself exactly as I feel. Exactly as I am inside this container. . And then, as a secondary hope, maybe as I shine my light, someone else can use it to find their way, brighten a corner or their world, or shift their perspective away from the shadow. . So these are me. A fun beginning to the night in NYC taken with portrait mode. I hope when I look back I am reminded of the laughter, the good food and the amazing women sitting across from me laughing at me be weird and tolerating me embarrassing them in public. #sogood
My balance has been off. My mind hasn't been at rest. I vascillate between wanting to fly and wanting to nest. . So I honor both. I wobble, I ground. Then I lift back off to come back down again. But most of all, I trust. . I trust myself. I trust my practice. I trust the shakes and the stillness the same. . So keep flowing. Keep showing up. And always, always, always trust the magic that is you. . And as per usual, I'm teaching yin tonight and Thursday @ddysavannah at 7:30 pm. Come practice that trust with me. I'm right there with you.
*new blog* I get it. There are about a million times infinity wellness tricks and modalities to practice. It can be almost overwhelming to feel connected to them all. 🥑 Often, I find myself wanting to try something new but feeling like I don't have the time, the money or both. In reality, I am a perfectionist so that feeling of overwhelm is me over complicating things. 🔮 Simplify the crystal practice with me. Read more about my key takeaways for using crystals on my blog.💗Link in bio or just AlexandraAnnYoga.com💗
Can you ever have too many oat milk lattes and donut holes? . Give me another and I'll let you know 🤷 .
Gettin' paid is a fortay 💰💸(been working like 40hrs a week, I love my job) #trueplayaways #nodiggity and #notimeforfuckboys either #grind #workgrind #hustle #makeup #selfie #selfienation #igdaily #green #hazeleyes #motd #follow #me #piercedgirls #altgirls #girlswithtattoos #hoopearrings #ommighty #croptop #fashion #style #styleblog #chain #glitter #lovemeup
This is pure convenience. Not cute, not creative, not fancy. Just feel good movements that aren't incredibly distracting to the people around you, if you care about that sort of thing. . This has nothing to do with making sure that you "get your yoga in" that day. It's everything to do with making your body feel better. . And maybe, just maybe, this will inspire you to move a little more. Not just because you're sore from traveling, but also during your workweek. Or just because it helps you tune back into your body in the middle of the day, instead of waiting to get on your sticky mat to tap in.
The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire, YOU are the fire. ☝🏻🔥✨💅🏻 #goodday #igers #hello #gaystagram #loveandlight #masteryourchaos #fieryspirit #gayboy #spark #motivationalquotes #leo #fire #lovemeup #gaylike #instagay #selfie #followme #positivevibes #follow4follow #strikeapose #gaystyle #gayfollow #instalike #snapchat #thelittlesparkthatcould
*New Blog* Losing Sense: Sometimes, I imagine what it would be like to lose one of my senses. . What would still matter to me? And what would I completely disregard? . You can read on my website, www.AlexandraAnnYoga.com/blog (link in bio, of course). But even if you don't, maybe chew on that question for a moment. . Would you really care or worry about some of the things that are consuming your attention right now if you couldn't hear? Or touch? . I sure as hell wouldn't be so concerned with finding the perfect filter for this post. And I would have already thrown my uncomfortable yoga pants away that I only wear because they look good in pictures but are completely impractical in every other way.
It's a fact. You can't be sad bouncing on a trampoline. True soul food. 💃 You may be out of breath, but not sad. I don't think I stopped grinning all class and for hours afterward. ❣ It felt so good to be and move in my body. 💥 Can you find that feeling today? Whether it's during your workout or for 5 minutes at lunch. Find a little bit of carefree joy. It carries over to the rest of your day and builds up over time. . #bounceitout
What do you do when you feel hurt? By someone or a situation or caused by yourself. 🖤 Do you shut off? Numb out? Distract yourself or create excuses? Do you close yourself off to the feeling? 🙅 Or do you open up and feel? Explore it, move it, poke it? Examine it and breathe into it? 💣 Here's the thing. You either ignore it until it gets so loud you have to either numb with something more extreme or face it. 💥 And wouldn't that be an awful lot of time to waste numbing when there's so much life to be living? ❣ So I challenge you. Get to the bottom of it NOW. You have more of the good stuff to find soon, so don't waste any time.
My version of simple. A latte I didn't have to make, a pups that wanted to play and nothing to get to. . Feeling like finding simplicity isn't that simple? Me either. Read my thoughts on the matter and how to really start simplifying your life. On my blog 💖
Yesterday I was seeking inspiration. I scrolled through social media to look for yin poses. . Turns out, since they're so subtle, they don't make the best images. . I scrolled some more, looking for themes or words of wisdom to put a new spin on my teaching. . But nothing connected. . So I moved in a way that wasn't yin. But it got me out of my head. I got out of my own way seeking the perfect words and the perfect movement and just moved. . Sometimes, that's all you need. To get out of your own way and shift the stagnant momentum.
Coffee, kanelbulle and books are life. . If you're in Savannah, I'm going to be indulging in an oat milk latte (my very first one I had in Sweden) and waxing poetic about yoga, traveling and the universe today around 10:45 am @foxandfigcafe . I would love to chat and lounge with you 💖
There's nothing like ruining the peaceful yoga vibes with a crystal clattering to the floor out of your bra 😅 Better than it stabbing you in the chest when you twist, i guess 😘 . I'm teaching a workshop called Crystal Clarity on Sunday, May 6th. It's at Savannah Yoga Center and we will chat about all the reasons those pieces of rock are worth your dollars 💃 . Via @thehoodwitch
Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside! 🍍 I've been able to lay by the pool two days this week and it had me reminiscing about being in the DR last year. Drinking a cocktail in the sand from a pineapple between teaching and practicing. 🍹 I'm constantly trying to find the balance between adventuring, seeking, and moving to staying, calming, and listening. Bith in my life and my practice. 🙏 I wish I could tell you I have figured it out, but I haven't really. The answer is different for everyone. And I think that balance shifts for each of us as we learn and listen more. 🕳 So don't let someone tell you that you travel/workout/eat/work/meditate/dance/clean or whatever it is you do "too much" if it serves you. As in, if the action lights your soul on fire and makes you happy. 💥 Choose your own prescription of sweetness and wear your love for it like a crown. 👑
Live your best life. Don't let the old crap keep you trapped. . I tell you how on the NEW blog 💕 Link in bio 💕
Tapas. To shine. To purify. To fire. To change. To transform. To glow. 🔥 Heat is cleansing. Heat is energetic. Heat is the perfect Monday motivator. 🔥 Whether you need to hit the gym, a yoga class or just play your favorite song and dance around your room this morning, it doesn't matter. Just be sure to find a little fire within yourself to start your week off on a bright spark. 🌚 Coming off a full moon that I spent creating space for my home, my love, my heart, I feel warm. Glowing. And full of energy to burn a path through this week and my to do list. 🔥
Stop waiting. . Stop waiting for the weekend. Stop waiting to be confident. Stop waiting to feel like it. Stop waiting to be inspired. . If it's something you want, start taking steps toward it. Now. . You don't have to run the marathon or lose all the weight or fold yourself in half or write that novel all today. . But you won't ever get there if you don't start. . You don't need the weekend to have the "time" to do it. And believe me, you don't need inspiration to write a sentence or two. You just have to start. . You have today and tomorrow to start making steps toward your goals before the week is over. So stop waiting. . P.S. notice that I wasn't even on both sides? Or that my legs still aren't straight. IDGAF. It takes time. . P.P.S. I was inspired to try pincha for the almost first time by the lovely @jessicamccleskeyhood I saw it and thought, that looks fun! You should check out the Moon Cacao Cleanse she's doing. I've done it. And pretty much live in that way now. I don't feel the need to "detox" since I set amazing habits and rituals using her platform. You might like it, too 😘 P.P.P.S. You're still reading? I love you!
Sometimes I run around so fast with so much on my to-do list, I forget I live in a place as beautiful as this. . Between traveling, writing, coaching, teaching, connecting with friends and family and loving every PERSON and THING that fills up my life... I forget to make space to love the little moments and places I spend time in. . You know, the transitioning, resting, driving and just simply breathing and waiting for the next thing or person. . Just like the drawers I'm cleaning out in my home, the drawers in my mind are packed full of stuff. . Some of it should stay. But does every drawer need to be full? . Probably not. . I'm spending my spare moments this week and weekend cleaning out. If that means sitting outside and staring at the moon until my eyes cross and breath makes soft clouds above my head, then that's what I'm going to do.
Melodramatic Monday? 🤷 There are high and lows to every day of the week. 🤙 Most people have different opinions about what you should be doing, when you should be working out, how you should pose for a flattering picture. 💃 If it's not a math equation with a definitive answer, chances are someone has an opinion on it. 💡 I'm a little fed up with it. Want to read more? Check out my newest blog post. *Link in bio* 🍕 P.S. I'm not the best at posing for photos, but this window and my "Loves Pizza" tank after a killer ModelFIT class makes me flex 🤓 If you get the chance, take class with @juliettewalle she's a badass 💪 📸 and always PC to my unofficial photographer @innvinnoverritasss
Tuesday's are for stretchies! It doesn't have to be complicated. Or creative. Or pretty. You just have to show up for it. 😍 So come double dip with me @ddysavannah 💕 I'm practicing with you at 6 PM in the amazing Powerful Vinyasa with @yogadad108. 💃 And then cool it down teaching 7:30 PM. 🙏 Meet me on the mat tonight. It's going to be magic. 💗
Oh yes, I know this is as #basic as it comes. . Guess what? I DON'T CARE. (#extrabasic) . Drinking wine, lazing in the sun with the cool mountain air after an epic day snowboarding? That's what lights me up. . I plan on continuing to stay in that light and keep following those vibes. It doesn't matter what day of the week it is. . Mondays and Saturdays are the same for me, now. They're all the best day to keep working toward the things that set my soul on fire. Because what I love and what I do are the same. . Now what's your excuse?
I made them sweat in a yin class and took a picture to prove it! 🤷♀️ They showed up and did the work. They showed up to build this community. They showed up to share this practice and their love. 👏 As a teacher, it's one of the most beautiful things to witness. As a practitioner, it doesn't always feel that way. Its messy and challenging. But after all the classes I've taken, I've never regretted showing up. 💥 Also, it's part of our bingo game to post a picture with the whole class. And I want my sticker 😅 #ddysav #KICKASSFEELGOODYOGA
I've never been a 9 to 5 girl. I wake up some mornings at 4 am ready to go. And other days, I can't be bothered to be productive until 4 pm. ⏰ I never understood why Fridays had to be the best day of the week because we get off work. What if I want to work on Saturday and take off Friday? 🛌 DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO! 🤷 I used to beat myself up over it, though. Wondering why I couldn't get on the same schedule as the rest of the world was seemingly on. 🤦 I don't now, though. Like all women, I'm cyclic and I've learned to move with my personal rhythms. It all always gets done. And the more I trust myself, the easier it all becomes. 🙆 My heart is full when I work on Sundays and share my love of crystals with an incredible group of women. My heart is full on Friday evenings as I furiously type away a new post. And my heart is full on Wednesday, when after teaching in the morning I take the afternoon to myself. 💃 Everyday feels like the weekend when you spend them doing the things you love. It's what being a #bossbabe is all about.
Who needs rose colored glasses when you can smell majenta and pink peonies? . I'm just going to stay in this dreamland a little longer & I want to share it with you. . Honestly, I could get all deep and philosophical about the meaning of life. But I'm really enjoying just living life right now. The simple pleasures, the big vacations and even the frazzled transitions.