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Falling In Yoga

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Are you aware of the mental benefits from yoga? I'm telling ya this is why yoga is so great! There is so much real-life application. it has helped me to be a better person.

Check out what I learned about life from falling in yoga!

Thank you to my yoga guru for teaching and believing in me ♥️ If you want to find more from her you can check out https://behot.com/

How Did You Die by Edmund Vance Cooke

Did you tackle that trouble that came your way

With a resolute heart and cheerful?

Or hide your face from the light of day

With a craven soul and fearful?

Oh, a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce,

Or a trouble is what you make it,

And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts,

But only how did you take it?

You are beaten to earth?

Well, well, what's that?

Come up with a smiling face.

It's nothing against you to fall down flat,

But to lie there -- that's disgrace.

The harder you're thrown, why the higher you bounce;

Be proud of your blackened eye! It isn't the fact that you're licked that counts,

It's how did you fight -- and why?

And though you be done to the death,

what then? If you battled the best you could,

If you played your part in the world of men,

Why, the Critic will call it good.

Death comes with a crawl,

or comes with a pounce,

And whether he's slow or spry,

It isn't the fact that you're dead that counts,

But only how did you die?

♥️ Sending you light and peace!

Higher Vibrations

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There are vibrations all around you. Think of all the things you are exposed to on a daily basis. Some are lower vibrations and some are high vibrations. When we only expose ourselves to low vibrations, that is what our body, our mind and our spirit expects. That is what we are content with. ⁠

Seeking higher vibrations allows your body, mind and spirit to tune in to the vibrations that motivate lift and inspire. As you seek higher vibrations, in time, you start to expect higher vibrations and are no longer content with the lower vibrations that do not feed you. ⁠

As you feel your life with exposure to high vibrations you live a more motivated and happy existence. ⁠

💗Thanks @lilmisslisajean for your insight on this topic. I love looking at life through the lens of making sure we get exposure to high vibrations and I love explaining it to my kids this way. It's like putting into words what I have always felt.💗

Yoga Asks You To Practice

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You can't force things in yoga. If you do it always ends up bad, trust me.🤣 Yoga asks you to practice, practice, practice. ⁠

This pose, chin stand, is the pose I will say I have practiced, practiced, practiced! It is the pose I have practiced the most in all of my yoga journey. It is the pose that challenged me the most in letting go of my ego, to learn to listen, to what I needed to do with my body. ⁠

Actually getting it down, and holding it at will the first time in class was euphoric! So happy that poses like this symbolize so much more to me than just a pretty picture. Thank you @behotyoga for all the beautiful lessons on the mat! ⁠

Death of Thoughts

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Dead man's pose, corpse pose or savasana - these are all names for this relaxing state that comes at the end of yoga. It's something you work for. It feels different doing this pose after yoga vs the beginning of yoga. ⁠It feels different because of the way your body can let go more fully after you put in the work to move and breathe and be so fully involved in your practice. ⁠

Trust me, it is the most rewarding pose in all of yoga. Don't skip it. Ever. You work for it. Enjoy it.⁠

PLUS here is the deeper level of this pose. Yes, you are able to relax and slip into a deep meditative state, BUT, more than the feel good, this pose has so much power to help you work through the mud in your life. It is called corpse pose because of the death that happens in this pose. As @lilmisslisajean puts it... Not the death of the being but the death of the thoughts of that being. It is a place to let go of the thoughts that are not serving you. ⁠

I love the symbolism of acting out what you are doing metaphorically. It's beautiful and inspiring to think that we have all that power sitting inside of us. To let go of thoughts that are NOT good for us. Now go and lay yourself down and put to rest what you need to let go of! Namaste'! 🙏🏼⁠

Let It Go

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Um what? Say it again @lilmisslisajean!
You guys in yoga today I learned about new research showing that the knots in a persons body automatically dissipate upon death.
Um what? Holy moly. I can’t even tell you how much I love learning about things like this. To learn that there is proof that it’s our energy and mentality that control the knots in our body. Wowza! Does that amaze any of you?
Goes to show how important it is to LET IT GO!
Yesterday, friends, I was around some negative energy and I soaked it up like a sponge and it stressed me out and I even began getting a cold sore from the stress. Where was all the stuff I practice all the time?
It teaches me we are all just trying BUT not to give up. The practice of letting stuff go in life serves us so well, stress turns into knots and we hold them. Decide to let it go. Decide to get out of the funk be it momentary or a long time coming. ♥️♥️♥️

Listen

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Yoga begs you to find more balance, literally and figuratively. ⁣

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Yesterday in my yoga class @lilmisslisajean talked to us about communication and how oft times we forget the listening side of communication. We see it show up in our conversations with others and we also see it show up in forgetting to listen to ourselves, our bodies & our spirits. She encouraged us to be quiet and listen.⁣⠀
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Being quiet allows for more reverence and awe. It allows the space we need for the messages that are for us. Such a great reminder. Thank you Lisa @behotyoga

I Found Yoga When I Was 29

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I was 29 when I found yoga. 9 months prior to finding yoga I had gotten in a car accident. My neck & back were so messed up that I couldn’t handle the regular noise my kids would make. Even the simple move of driving and looking side to side was challenging. I would wake up in the night from the pain. I iced, went to the chiropractor and rubbed all sorts of ointments on my neck. It was a long road. After nine months of care it improved but not back to normal. It still ached. 

It was then that I started yoga. I didn’t start it with the intention to help my neck. I just started because it felt good and I knew it was a great thing to do BUT what resulted for me was being able to completely return to pre-accident health. It was amazing. 

Since then yoga has always been a part of my life. I didn’t realize then all that it would bring me. It helps keep me young, it puts my body back in alignment if I am off, it has helped become less reactive, and more in tune and present to life outside of my own two eyes. It’s just kind of what makes me feel complete.

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Yoga is like that. Because it requires us to be present with ourselves, we also receive mind benefits (OR in other words LIFE LESSONS) in addition to physical benefits.

Because it has this kind of an impact Alo Gives started a program to help people find yoga at a younger age. This is thrilling to me! 

It’s a free scholastic program designed for the classroom or at home with fun 5-minute videos that introduce kids to the mental & physical skills needed for social and emotional learning. 

So you can just go to their website www.alogives.com to find a treasure trove of short videos to start introducing kids to yoga. WHAT A FANTASTIC RESOURCE! Thank you @alogives 

#alogives #yoga #yogaforkids

Grandeur

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⛰ Grandeur = splendor & impressiveness. 
When we are influenced by grandeur it permeates our thoughts and the things we choose to see. 👓 
Wearing @glyder & choosing to be woman living with a go and do it spirit 

Teach Your Children To Go Within

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🧘🏻‍♀️Today in yoga: “A wise leader once told me to teach my children to go within, because no matter what path they choose when they are older, they will find me within them.” - @lilmisslisajean .

This practice, in my opinion, cannot be recommended enough. To take the time to teach your children to sit with themselves, to be OK being there, to breathe & to pay attention to what they feel inside. .

I do this to help my children push the reset button. I know it will be helpful to them when they are older but I now have a new perspective that when they older they will find me there, within their quiet contemplations. .

Lisa for real, thank you for your messages in yoga. They cause me to think and contemplate & I love to think and contemplate.♥️

Life Figured Out

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I have a fierce desire to remind you that none of us have life all figured out. This yoga pose - yeah I figured that out, BUT it doesn’t mean I have all yoga poses figured out or all the rest of life figured out! 
That is why we are all here. We have stuff to figure out. AND it doesn’t do any of us any good to go around thinking that people - no matter who they are - have life all figured out. 
This is the beauty of life. The figuring out. This is what brings us real emotion and forces us to grow and gives us a desire to share and help others with the things that we do have figured out. 
So whatever you don’t have figured out right now, accept it as your next thing to figure out. You are not the only one going through what you are figuring out and you are not the only one figuring! ♥️ Sending love & reassurance that you can figure this out! 😘