I’m working on being kinder to myself. On putting myself higher on my list of priorities. Giving myself space to rest. Seeing my own beauty. Loving myself not because I have accomplished, or worked, or created... But just because I am. I am worthy of love. You are too. So worthy. So, so worthy. Now, a little louder for the people in the back: I AM WORTHY OF LOVE! I am. You are. We are. Write it in the comment section. All caps. Go.
(he splashed me first!!) Want to join us, right here? We have a few last-minute spots open for our last retreat of the year: November 29-December 4! Join us in paradise for swims in the bluest ocean, yoga, magical sunsets, deep heart healing, meditation, amazing vegan food and adventures with a group of people that will become your family - for life (truth!). Email email@example.com to sign up💛🧡💜 #yogaretreat#healing#aruba#love
Life tip: give less fucks about what everybody else thinks. Give more fucks about what YOU think. Care more about how YOU feel and spend less time worrying about how you’re perceived. People see you through the lens of who they are - their judgment of you is a reflection of them, not you. Also, spend more time saying fuck. Because, why the fuck not🥳😉 #beyourself
Have felt super anxious these past two days. It’s all in my head, of course. In reality everything is more than fine. That doesn’t make what’s in our heads any easier to deal with, though. So. Go-to recipe to relieve anxiety as follows: 1. TURN OFF YOUR FUCKING PHONE! It’s all bs. None of it is real. What’s in front of you, around you, within you is real. If there is one thing that makes anxiety worse it’s scrollng through social media or drowning in your inbox. So turn. It. Off. 2. BAKE SOMETHING! Or cook something. Make something. Use your hands to build or create or make food art (or make love!) - immerse yourself fully in something that involves the use of your hands. Today I baked carrot muffins, made chickpea burgers and piped(!) vanilla meringues (I burnt the meringue). It didn’t matter. I cooked. I did not look at my phone or think about my inbox the entire time. 3. MOVE YOUR BODY. Any possible way you can. It literally does not matter how you do it as long as you do. I turned my favorite song on repeat and danced like a crazy person for 9 minutes and then I did some spinal waves and be single heart opener. The whole thing took me less than 15 minutes. Immediate result? Joy. 4. GO OUTSIDE. I did this while moving but putting this as a separate point because, so important. And it works. Take a few minutes to breathe fresh air or look at the sky and feel the rain or the sunshine. Nature vibrates straight to our core... We don’t even have to do anything to receive it. Just spend time outside. Recharge. 5. SHARE WITH SOMEONE. Tell someone how you feel! Open up about something, even ignored it’s just for a minute or something small. Thousands of people do it in our community group on Facebook every day and it WORKS. I’m doing it right here. Telling you I have anxiety lessens my anxiety. Share to a degree that feels safe and balanced for you. You can do step 5 right here in the comment section below. Do it now! Then, begin at step 1 and turn your phone off. Create, move, step outside, share. Deep breaths all the way through. It’s just a moment or a string of moments and THEY WILL PASS. That I promise. x
It’s family podcast day!!! In today’s episode both the husband @dennisfromsalad and my mom @shama_persson join me on the show for a chat about family dynamics, getting along with your mother-in-law, how we differ when it comes to raising the baby, whether or not we will actually make it through a half iron man race, Dennis crying as he crossed the Iron Man finish line (and almost crying on the show when telling the story) and more❤️ Link in bio or go to yogagirl.com/listen to tune in! #yogagirl#yogagirlpodcast
feel your feelings. every damn day. Today my throat is still sore but my back is a thousand times better. My mind; calmer. My heart... Beating. Always beating. Realization of the day: It is entirely possible to feel strong and weak at the same time! Full of life and also tired. Motivated and in need of inspiration. We can exist in both realms, all at once. So. I’m going to go pick up baby from daycare now, put her down for her nap and then make a plan for the rest of this year. This afternoon I dive back into our teacher training. What are you doing today? Are you listening? Resting? Moving? Share. x
😭😭😭 When you’re home resting in the middle of yoga teacher training because your throat back and head is sore and you’re wallowing in your own misery feeling awful and then your teacher trainee group sends you this😭 I am really, really bad at being sick. I’m bad at letting myself feel low, or be in pain, or be anything other than 100%, 100% of the time. But yes, it is what it is and my body needs me to stop right now. I am very lucky that it’s week 2 of our training and @lara.heimann is here to teach anatomy and movement and to be her amazing self as usual so actually, it’s not that big a deal that I’m home to rest. It’s just... I’m very, very bad at resting. I beat myself up about what I’m missing, or that I’m disappointing people, or I think of all the things I could be doing. Today I spent all day on the couch watching Peppa Pig. It’s been ok (ok aside from hanging with Luni I seriously hate it because I feel useless, who are we kidding). I still feel super low and I’m very aware that I haven’t been able to kick this cold because I simply haven’t had a chance to stop for a long time and now it’s showing up in my body. There is a big emotional connection here for me, having a hard time slowing down and feeling so uncomfortable being still. Sometimes I wonder, if I didn’t have yoga, where would I be🤔🙈 (I envision myself as Phoebe in that “what if” episode of Friends where she is a stock broker and has a heart attack)😂 Anyway. I feel like I’m in a weird space right now because I don’t have any answers. I don’t know to be any other way than the way I am. I meditate and practice yoga and swim in the ocean and spend time with my baby and drink wine with my husband but also, I’m always working. I’m always moving, fixing, thinking, creating. I get fired up about everything. I want to make everything happen, right away. Even when I’m still, I’m not really... Sometimes to the expense of my health. How to be otherwise? I don’t know. Help! Should I start smoking weed? Serious question. All the stoners I know are so good at being chill. @supermodelmomma1 tells me I need CBD oil but maybe I just need to book that vacation🤷🏼♀️ ok... done venting. Love u. x