Yes, our Christmas tree is still up. I refuse to take it down since my sister did an incredible job at it— I still cannot stop turning off the lights and lighting it up. My dad is complaining though lol whatever! Not taking it down until the tree literally starts dying. Anyways, back to topic. I’ve been practicing my handstands a lot lately. And with each time I find stability and strength up there, the longer +seconds I am finding myself up there again and again. I owe so much to my yoga practice. It’s been the 1 thing that’s been keeping me strong and not falling apart. It reminds me that no matter how many times I do fall down – I’m capable of getting back up. Shout out to @bnlove.yoga because your practice inspired me! Xo
I am surrounded by strong women who work hard and persist for the good of others. I am surrounded by strong women who put their emotions and desires on hold to reinforce the important people in their lives. I am surrounded by strong women who are willing to get hurt if it means standing up for values of equality, honesty, and truth.
I am surrounded by strong women who show their strength in ways that inspire me to give back in my own way. .
To the strong women in my life, I honor you. #strongwomen
I still remember the first time I told someone that my sibling was gay and got the response, "that's a sin." It was from someone I'd considered a friend. That person has changed their mind since then, as more and more people in both of our lives have found the courage to come out, and she's probably forgotten that she ever said it. But I never did. That one comment in 6th grade changed my entire understanding of what my sibling, and all LGBTQI+ individuals, deal with on a daily basis (and so much worse). 🏳️🌈
My sibling, @nelson_ki, is one of the bravest people I know. They are a social worker in the Bronx, NYC. They choose every day to stand up for themselves, their pronouns and identity. My sibling has always been one of my biggest role models. Who's yours?
First day of the moon cycle left me feeling 😵. To all the full time teachers out there, i salute you! 👍 I had to chug painkillers and gallons of ginger tea just to be a halfway decent human. 😅 How do you guys survive a whole day of teaching? If anyone has a good remedy to ease the pain, please share it with me. I'm open to trying anything at the moment! 💗
Day 11 of #GracefullyStrongYogis3
#IgniteYourLifeChallenge with @myinnerfire @byoganow @malaprayer @doterra
THIS IS THE MORNING FLOW I WANTED TO POST BEFORE 😂Morning practice in the park against a huuuuge wind. In fact you can see me loosing my balance at the end of the video 😂 however I keep going on with my practice with a smile on my face! I am human and I loose balance a lot if times during my flow especially in the wind and when my eyes change direction like in warrior 2 to reverse warrior. What are you struggling with in your practice? This video is a little faster than my actual flow to fit more of it in the 1 minute allowed on Instagram. Have a great day and enjoy your life as much as possible 🙏
Morning practice in the park against a huuuuge wind. In fact you can see me loosing my balance at the end of the video 😂 however I keep going on with my practice with a smile on my face! I am human and I loose balance a lot if times during my flow especially in the wind and when my eyes change direction like in warrior 2 to reverse warrior. What are you struggling with in your practice? This video is a little faster than my actual flow to fit more of it in the 1 minute allowed on Instagram. Have a great day and enjoy your life as much as possible 🙏
Some days you wake up and feel like it’s not going to be the best day of your life.
Sometimes things have happened the day before, that keep spinning around in your mind. Sometimes you have a day to come with things to do that you’re not looking forward to. Nobody wakes up everyday with a smile on his or her face. But we can try to make a happy day out of everyday, and in Pelan Pelan 🌞 that’s just a little bit easier 😉 #pelanbali🌴#yoga
It is still crazy to me how much what we think about effects our lives. I remember a time, though I can barely believe it was me, when I literally tortured myself. I wasn’t skinny enough, I wasn’t successful enough, my clothes weren’t cool enough, my hair was too curly....the list could go on and on. These thoughts took over my mind and I felt like I was drowning. It was as though someone had their hand on my throat and I couldn’t fight it.
I can’t even relate to that place that I found myself in back then. The practices of yoga and meditation helped me accept who I was on such a surreal level that I don’t feel like the same person. I can’t tell you how to get from a-> b, but I can tell you to just try closing your eyes. Feel the breathe breathing your body. Make a list of everything you’re grateful for and let it keep growing. Keep on going until you have more that you’re grateful for than not.
Over the past several years, I have found myself caught up in 'becoming' someone and creating an identity for myself. I began to lose sight of the ever present desire to explore who I already am and why I am actually here.
From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank my fellow practictioners and @wearejared guides/teachers for showing me the path and allowing me to surrender to the search. It isn’t about becoming someone but instead realizing who I already am, at my essence, and what I have to offer to others.