What is it really that we all looking for Love Companionship Understanding Answers The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow Is it ever enough Are we ever satisfied Does it ever feel complete If so, does the feeling ever last
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A healthy body, mind, and soul is rarely an accident and more often than not premeditated. Hard work and dedication breed amazing results... 💙
"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." - Dalai Lama
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade. -Tom Peters
One of life's biggest ironies is how often people complain about their circumstances, yet rarely do anything about them. It's not that they don't have good intentions, or the desire for change. It's the change that is scary and risky. Even when we're unhappy with our current situation, we are familiar with it. Change is just so unknown!
For this reason, we often miss opportunities, even when they are staring us right in the face.
Carolyn Adams-Miller, author of Creating Your Best Life List, says that when we engage in a well-planned risk, even if it's scary, we immediately gain confidence, progress toward goal accomplishment and an increase in our life satisfaction. Even when the risk doesn't turn out exactly as hoped, we still benefit. We learn that we can handle whatever curveballs life throws at us, and increase our resiliency (the ability to bounce back after disappointment). Together, these experiences increase our inner strength and lead us to be more willing to try new and different experiences in the future. And isn't that what makes life exciting
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But miracles still happen, even if we don’t think they do. – D.E. ✨
Excerpt from my upcoming book:
“I remember sitting in church as a little girl, listening to the minister give his sermon, and thinking, “There has to be more to this stuff that no one is telling us.” As soon as I got old enough and learned there were other religions, I started looking into many of them, trying to find my place. I soon realized that none of them answered all of my questions, so I never really felt like I found my spiritual home. .
Then I found yoga.
When I started doing yoga, I realized that everything I had been searching for outside of myself was actually within me all along. This was a huge turning point in my life and one that helped me slowly overcome addictions and other issues. For years, I had tried to get back to that spiritual place that I, somewhere, deep down, remembered. I used alcohol and drugs to get there because it was the only way I knew to alter my state of mind and tap in to different ways of being. .
I almost died--a few times--trying to get there.“
Even though I may not stay perfectly on the path everyday, I’m no longer ruled by my addictions and that’s a huge victory! .
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What doesn't treat you gently shouldn't hold your attention. Gentle is the way through. The word that fuels all things S.U.S.T.A.I.N.A.B.L.E.
Anti Aging Benefits Of Stretching & Yoga
With the anti-aging benefits of Stretching, the list is long of living a life that includes Stretching and Yoga as we age.
10 BENEFITS OF STRETCHING
•Increase Muscle Flexibility
•Improve Joint Mobility
•Calmer Nervous System
•Greater Ability To Focus
•Improve Athletic Performance •Empowerment Through Stretching & Yoga•
A consistent Stretching or Yoga routine of 2-3 times a week, will help you gain and maintain your agility. Stretching helps to lengthen your muscles, which improves your muscle and joint range of motion. This is Total Empowerment Through Stretching & Yoga!
If you are a baby boomer and age is catching up, Stretching & Yoga will make your life much more enjoyable because you will be able to avoid stiff muscles and joints unlike your peers who do not stretch. You will be more mobile, agile and suffering from less pain associated with aging and stiff body parts. These anti aging benefits from stretching regularly are priceless. Benefits that money can never be able to buy.
You are doing something truly empowering when you incorporate Stretching & Yoga as a part of your everyday lifestyle. You will surely enjoy the pleasures and anti aging benefits from a regular Stretching & Yoga Routine. Most people do not stretch enough, even though stretching & Yoga can be performed by anyone at any age, unless there is some physical restriction to stretch.
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[Part 6 of 6:] “Very similar to my yoga teaching, I want to make sure that reading my writing is a place where people can feel ‘whole in their brokenness’. In yoga, I want to hold a space where my students don’t feel like they have to feel super thin and spiritual and everything is positive and nothing is the matter. I want people to come to the mat knowing that we are all dealing with things, we all have our own journeys. I’ve touched on some very tender topics throughout my writing career and I want people to see that and realize, ‘wait a minute, other people are dealing with these things too; I’m not the only one who has these emotions.’ That is definitely where there is a huge overlap between my writing world and my yoga world, because I always want to make sure that people feel that they have that space to feel whole in their imperfections, that it’s not just themselves with those imperfections - because, man, we all have them. Big time.
I feel the biggest thing is that it’s okay for you start yoga for the superficial reasons. It’s one of the first things I try to tell people about my own yoga story - because mine went in such a profound direction, I think it would be very easy to for people to think, ‘oh, it’s always been profound for her.’ The reality is, I went in for a good stretch and it built from there. You can start for any reason; just let it unfold naturally. Maybe for 10 years, it will be nothing too special and then right when you need it to be more profound, that’s when it will shift.
I genuinely believe the timing is perfect in all things, even when it doesn’t feel perfect. It’s something I always remind myself, even when it doesn’t feel that way. I have to have faith that the timing is actually perfect. Usually it is in retrospective and we look back and realize why everything happened the way that it did.” - @thatabbyrose ✨
Thanks for sharing your beautiful journey with us, Abby! Click the link in our bio to read her entire story on our website! ✨🙏 [ www.theselfstories.com ]
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The community you build is the same team you will change the world with. I’m just getting started and it’s been nothing but a dream! It’s funny some people want to reach success or the top by themselves. I want to take every person with me! Let’s march together ❤️
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I asked Amber "Now you tell me, which one looks like me Left or right" That little girl in the middle shared a Happiness beyond compare. She went through things but she never let anything knock her down. Years ago, I thought I needed to leave that girl in the past. So I did, I shoved everything down and I became to serious to even know what Happiness was. I thought I was healthy and I really thought I was happy. The more I grew the more detached I was from myself, the more the smiles turned into upside down frowns. I was siked into thinking that I should be upset about the things I had to endure instead of just forgetting them and living my life. Over the last year I did some reconstructing. It wasn't easy. It was hard as fuck. I went out of my comfort zone and guess what I found myself. Look at me in the face. That little girl has never left me. Fuck all the hiding!! I set myself free!!
Good evening omies 🔮
So excited for the challenge to start tomorrow!! Up first we have #straightup legs in #pincha
Can’t wait to see all your lovely posts. .
#ThankfulForPincha // Nov. 19-28
Join us as we invert our way into Thanksgiving and the holiday season with 10 days of our favorite pincha variations, as well as sharing what we’re most thankful for🤗
If pincha isn’t in your practice just yet, feel free to do any inversion accessible to you!
@happyyogishop — my mala bracelet
@yobaby_hk — my outfit
Rules to play:
🍂 Follow both hosts & all sponsors
🍂 Repost this flyer and tag some friends to play along
🍂 Make sure your page is public so we can see your posts
🍂 Tag #ThankfulForPincha in each of your posts
🍂 Honor your body & have fun!!
Day 1: Straight up 🍁
Day 2: Eagle legs
Day 3: Stag
Day 4: Tuck
Day 5: Straddle
Day 6: Frog
Day 7: Lotus
Day 8: Hollowback
Day 9: Scorpion
Day 10: Yogi’s choice
Even worthless bushes,
are invaded by a nearby sandal tree.
makes everything around it,
a likeness of its self.
Can’t help but post a bunch of natarajasana photos because I’m so happy that I was able to accomplish the flipped grip this year. That and pincha mayurasana are the two goal poses that I’ve practiced often over the past 11 months and made huge leaps and bounds in, and it does feel great. Yoga certainly isn’t about just making pretty shapes, but it’s still fun when you work hard at something and see it come to fruition. 🕉
To those of you that voted to keep daylight savings in Cali 🖕🏼. Dark at 5 o’clock.
Oh well it won’t stop me from getting in a good #sundaystretch with this @everstretch looped strap. Bring it on Monday!!
[Part 5 of 6:] “One of the things I was able to spend more time on after leaving my preschool teaching job was writing - something I’d done and loved my entire life. But now, I noticed that my writing was coming from a more authentic place… Because of yoga world and my Saturn Return, I found that I was writing from the heart a lot more. I was not writing to please anybody and I was not writing to get an audience. I credit yoga for this, because yoga is all about not worrying about how a pose looks. Your focus is more on, “I’m doing it because I need it.” Likewise, if you are in a class, you’re not doing the pose just because the instructor tells you to do it; you are doing it because it serves and it feels right. I really credit yoga with getting me to write not because someone told me that this is how I’m supposed to write or because I think it will get me attention or anything like that, but to really write from my heart.
My writing blossomed under that. Since I quit preschool teaching, I was able to publish four books total; a collection of poetry, a collection of essays, and two fiction books. On top of that, I have an additional two fiction books that I’m hoping to get published within the next five years.
It’s been a very prolific time, writing for websites, and even just writing for my blog, That (not this) Abby Rose. It’s one of my favorite things to do because I feel like that’s where I get to be the most authentic and bleed out onto the page whatever is in my heart or in my mind.
I think one piece that always stands out to me the most was an article I wrote for The Huffington Post which was titled After Your Father’s Death: A To-Do List for Myself. It was basically a list of 10 things to do after my father’s passing. The Huffington Post featured it on the Women’s page and I burst into tears when I found out that they were translating it into multiple languages. I think it’s always those raw pieces of writing that always stick out to me and those are always the ones that I often know other people resonate with the most.” - @thatabbyrose ✨
If you can’t wait to read the rest, head to the website (link in bio)!