When you're tired. When you're feeling down. When you're frustrated and your worries make you feel like you might drown. Say these words to yourself because they are true. You are amazing. And the universe loves you.
We also love you 😉💜
SAVE THE DATE! Join us for a heart-opening yoga practice followed by a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary Open Heart. This event is donation-based with proceeds benefiting @emergency.ngo 🖤 Visit the @heartbeatsunlimited website for more info (link in bio)
Can you relate to this? Do you ever feel an incessant urging, like a weak infant hidden somewhere and crying for your attention? Or maybe yours shows up frustrated and pissed off that you’ve ignored her so completely.
Facing the dissatisfaction of how you’re living is debilitating. Doing something about it is terrifying. It opens up a whole can of scary worms:
How can I afford it? How can I leave without hurting them? What will my parents or children think of me? What if I fall flat on my face? What if I make colossal mistakes and end up broke, or worse, heartbroken? What if I regret it?
These questions could swirl around endlessly, long enough to keep you bound to an outgrown life, marriage, career, location, and social group, forever. Like until you die.
I come bearing news from the other side. It’s been difficult. Things didn’t go as planned. Some things produced less than I wanted and others cost more than they should have. Things took longer than they were supposed to; it was uncomfortable, and uncertainty became normal. I moved more in those three years than in the prior twenty.
I also fell head over heels into the sort of love I wasn't sure existed, passionate, tender, kind, and enduring.
My dreams of seeing the world and freeing women to embrace their souls' calling have materialized.
Was listening to the gnawing ache in my soul worth it? Absolutely.
As I emerged from the chaos, I saw the power of the choices I’d made settling into a new landscape. This new world is mine. It’s filled with that long-missing feeling of excitement to live each day, my way. It’s magical and so simple.
I do the work I want. I live where I want. I spend time with whom I want. I say what I want. I treat others the way I want to be treated. I do a thing called what I want 🦋 .
Dublin têm muitas cores e muitas formas de fazer você se apaixonar ❥ ❥ ❥
Acho que a palavra que melhor define a Irlanda como um todo é ~ Encontro ~ Dublin é como aquele ponto no caminho onde os encontros acontecem, sabe... pode ser o encontro consigo mesmo ou encontro com pessoas da nossa terra natal mas que nunca teríamos oportunidade de conhecer estando lá, e claro com pessoas de todas as partes desse nosso mundo imenso e estranho ... Às vezes vem uma onda de sorte ( e dizem que por aqui tem Muuitaa ☘️ ), e a gente acaba descobrindo abrigo no coração de uma dessas pessoas ♡ Basta um instante pro mundo deixar de ser esse lugar tão estranho pra se tornar um universo de descobertas... .
Practice done today at the very nice Yoga Studio at the Tierra Santa Healing House Spa, after teaching to a new group of inspired Yogis at the Faena Hotel, and after my three holidays off from practice. It felt GREAT till I had to start working on my backbends. Whoa! “What the hell happened today?”; I asked myself. It was not the normal tightness of having been off from practice. I knew this. Then it dawn on me that for the past couple of days all I have been thinking is to make sure I protect my heart. I guess that translated into my heart center to also physically close up my chest area like a clam, for it actually did. The mind-body connection could not have been ever so clear to me today. Moral of the story is that sometimes you’re damn if you do, and you’re damn if you don’t, so what to do? Have the humility to let go and surrender and have the faith to trust that no matter what or how much one could protect one’s heart, it all will work out for the best in the end, and if it seemed like it was not, then maybe it was a lesson passing through in the caravan of one’s life. “The Sufis have a saying: "Praise Allah, and tie your camel to a post." This brings together both parts of practice: pray, yes, but also make sure that you do what is necessary in the world.”-Jack Kornfield
—Day 19 of #30dayyogaliving is Ustrasana or Camel Pose 🐪 with @kinoyoga & @omstarsofficial
|| Find the ones who support your breath. || The Bay Area has become a special place for me over these past few years. I’ve found there another kind of home, with a small group of given and chosen family, and opportunities for extraordinary connections and personal exploration.
It’s a place and people that hold me in the ways that few can or do. Each time I’m there I’m reminded of the importance of finding one’s tribe, those people who want to, and will, support one’s breath—the deepest and most essential parts of ourselves.
And when I return, I feel more appreciative of the other people and places in my life that support me in the same ways.
Feeling much gratitude today for my little tribe, my homes, my place among the verdant greens.
Thinking about how dope this new visual is about to be and how excited I am to show you my Senegalese heritage 🇸🇳. #openyourheart Styled by @lartisane.shop
Artistic Direction by @mamytall
Film Director: @youngfresh221
Photo by @diiakus
"She held the moon
she held her own heart,
as if it was the only light that could guide
the darkest nights".
- Chrissie Piney.
@mariona_ventura wearing our Vishnu Bra and Purnata leggings. 🌕 #HolaShambhala
It's time for our annual kids art contest! Encourage the kids you know to create something and help them get it turned in by the Feb 9 deadline. (This is a great activity idea for kids - especially those who may be getting bored at home while many local schools are closed because of the flu.) This year, we will be celebrating 25 years of serving kids, so we would like that reflected in the art work, in addition to our annual "Open Your Heart" theme.
Click on this link to read more about the rules and cash prizes as well as the required entry forms:
What a precious privilege it is to be alive. Right here, right now🌌 heart openers and mind openers and cooking vegan yums all day💕
Have you stopped to feel the sun shine on your face yet, fam?
By the time I finish my yoga practice I am always starving! Am I the only one?! I’m currently obsessed with these yummy whey protein smoothies from @feelingupbeat to satisfy my cravings!
They are super healthy, made with real fruit, no added sugar and are only 150 calories.
What’s your favourite post-yoga snack? -