Alyssa Mak | GRACE x STRENGTH@alyssa.mak

💕 LOVE • HOPE • FAITH ✞
🧘🏽‍♀️ Christian Yogi // Trauma Sensitive Yoga
✞ Co-Founder @graceXstrength
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📍Sydney

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Stress is one of the biggest killers in our society. A UK study showed that there were more suicides on Monday than any other day of the week.
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I wanted to share what happened last Friday. As some of you may know I was struggling to sleep for a whole month due to eczema, hives and general itching. Many people told me it could be due to stress but I just didnt think I was stressed. The funny thing is that sometimes we get so used to stress we don’t even think it is really there. Because we forgot what it feels like to not be stressed.
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Rewinding back to friday night I was in the car wih @lovejosephineyoga , she drops me home after a long day and told me to get some good rest. Told me that I have had a lot going on the past few weeks and told me to take it slow. I started to wonder, if people around me can tell I am stressed, it must be really affecting me.
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That night I went to bed, half dreading to sleep again because my itchiness tends to react midnight. I said a prayer, I prayed to the Lord to lift away the burdens I’ve been holding on to. Anything that I am not aware of that needs to be surrendered to Him. After that prayer, it was the first time in a month I slept through the night!
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Thank you for all your prayers and those who have even private messaged me to check up on me :) It meant a lot to me! The lesson here for me was to learn to let go and allow Jesus to take on my burdens. Stop taking on everything as if I am supposed to fix it all ❤️
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📸 @hazzykh
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#portraitshot #faith #blog #faithblog #blogger #bloggerstyle #rest #bestill #trustGod #photography #prayers #sydneyblogger


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// Finding balance //
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Lately I have been balance between time with family and work. Work usually takes priority but that shouldn’t be the case. So I have been eating at home more to spend more quality time with my parents 😊
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What are you trying to balance in your life today 😝 Please share with me! Tag me in your captions or insta stories 😊😊
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#balance #findingbalance #stories #yoga #faith #faithblogger #blog #yogapose #eightangle #armbalance #balancingpose #yogabalance #travel #yogi


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Not a yoga photo. I do have a life outside of yoga. Hehe. I love MMA.. and started snow boarding as well. I’m not really great at any if them but hey that’s how everyone starts off! If anything, I am one of the most uncoordinated people.. you know one of those clumsy friends who knocks everything over? Yep that’s me!
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Remember you don’t do something because you are good at it. You choose to do something and just commit and work hard at it :) hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard 😉👊🏼
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#snowboarding #notyoga #blogger #travel #snow #sport #workhard #quote #mma #trainhard #traveller #travelblog


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Was inspired by @yogawithbriohny to look into the difference between change and transformation. The more I read, the more I understood how I can create a meaningful and lasting shift in our lives and mindset.
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CHANGE relates to where you have come from a past and how you want to move away from that. You have changed for the “better” or you are now “smarter” or “richer” than before. The amount of change is limited and restricted because it is a constant comparison to how you were and where you want to be in comparison to it.
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TRANSFORMATION doesn’t look at the past and does not compare your future to your past. It is simply a shift in mindset with no restrictions to create whatever future you wish to see.
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“Change fixes the past, transformation creates the future.” - The Primes
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📸 @hazzykh .
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#foodforthought #thoughts #quote #comparison #transformation #change #changeforthebetter #blog #blogger #faith #yoga #yogapose #travel #travller


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Yesterday was probably one of the worse nights sleep. I never imagined how itchiness can be such a plague 😔 Yesterday I received my blood test results and was told that I need to do an ultrasound to check my slight liver inflammation to see if it is the cause of my itchy skin. The worse is that I need to wait another week to see results (and probably still not know the cause) This means that in the mean time, I will be constantly sleep deprived, itching til the AM every night. Even my drowsy antihistamine is not knocking me out to sleep anymore because the itchiness is too unbearable.
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I’ve become quite frustrated that I cannot wakeup early to do my workout, I am hating sleep time because it is when my skin reacts the most. Something that is meant to restore my energy has now become a nightmare i dread each night.
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My only time I feel most present and calm is on my mat. These few days I have been practicing yoga again and I lie on the mat at the end with such peace - it’s my happy place. Finally no itching.. I actually fell asleep on the mat.
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I love that on my mat I dont get affected by external factors because I am so focused on the practice. I guess it’s time for more mat time 🧘🏻‍♀️
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BUT PLEASE PRAY FOR ME 😢🙏🏻
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📸 @hazzykh .
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#yoga #mattime #sharing #blogger #faithblog #yogablog #wellness #yogaflow #graceflow #travel #yogi


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Lately my health has not been that great. Maybe it is due to overcommitting and my body hasn’t been responding well. I haven’t been able to fit my yoga practice into my schedule, my eating times are all over the place, my immune system has gone down hill, causing skin allergies, hives and eczema has been keeping me up all night.
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I don’t want to disappoint anyone so I try to do everything but I realised that when my health is not in check, eventually I get nothing done. So I have decided to take things slow, will only choose a few things I prioritise the most and focus on them and do them well! To some people it might look like I’m being lazy and slacking off in other areas of my life, but to me, I know clearly which ones are more important and I am learning to let go of what some people might think of me. Who cares anyways? The ones who really care will understand me and those who don’t care.. 🤷🏻‍♀️ won’t matter. You can’t please the world. Look after yourself so that you can have the ability to serve more people 🙇🏻‍♀️ .
REMEMBER: you can’t pour from an empty cup 😊
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📸 @hazzykh .
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#health #wellness #yoga #backbend #blogger #sydneyyogi #travel #traveller #travellingyogi #lookafteryourself #selflove #yogablog


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I love waterfalls. There’s just something about them that makes me speechless 💦
And then there’s @___sein there bobbing her head out of the water 🤪
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#backinbali #bali #travel #waterfall #traveller #travellingyogi #yogini #blogger #blog


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Back in AUSTRALIA 🙈 Must say, I have been homesick 😝
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This trip to west timor and bali has been quite memorable! Cannot wait for more doors to open and see how God continues to transform lives in the most miraculous ways. Missing the kids at @roslinorphanage already!!❤️
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#handstand #backbend #yoga #inversion #roslin #kupang #bali #travel #traveller #blogger #blog


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Back in Bali ☀️ Enjoying that last little bit of our trip. Stopping over to relax and being in awe of God’s creation 🌾
[Swipe 👈🏼 for more photos]
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#ricefield #bali #travel #traveller #travelblog #travellingyogi #ricepaddies #nature #greenery #travelphotography


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The past 5 days at Roslin Orphanage has been such a blessing :) The most memorable part is hearing Pa Budi share how he founded Roslin without any plans or knowing where and how to do it. He just took in children one at a time, simply with a heart to serve, and one door at a time, God opened doors and revealed His plans. It is so beautiful when we learn to walk by faith. Because of Pa Budi’s obedience and faithfulness, he is able to build up the next generation ❤️
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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” ❤️
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#roslin #roslinorphanage #scripture #orphanage #travels #travel #blog #beautifulchildren #love #faithfulness#obedience #faith #hope


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Inspired by @angielamyoga to do this pose - as she calls it - “wonder woman’s landing pose” 🤣
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YAY I am off to bali with @roxy2foxy today for or @saltandglow work trip!!! ❤️ Check my stories for the next ten days!
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📸: @hazzykh .
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#yoga #yogapose #wonderwoman #photography #travel #travellingyogi #traveller #sydney #sydneyyogi #yogaeverywhere #blogger


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