Day 2 of this juice cleanse almost done... and I'm beat. Puppy snuggles and sleep are in order. 😴
Off to sleep... But before I go, what do all of you want to see on here?! One of my favorite humans @jadealectra and I have been discussing this lately. What inspires you? What can we all give to better connect us all? Make this platform more meaningful. What do you want to see on such pages? Challenges, more truthful shares, at home flows, day to day life posts? I've fallen away from my social media recently, lost some interest and passion in it... but I don't want to leave it behind because I truly love the connections I've made through it (i.e. I met @jadealectra on IG 😊). Let us know. Why do you follow, and what do you want to obtain by doing so? ❤️❤️❤️😴
Lets talk about weights. I have never been a gym rat, mostly just because I can never seem to commit or enjoy spending time going to one. This is another big reason as to why I practice so much Yoga, I love doing it. Recently though, i’ve been incorporating weights into my Yoga practice, and the change i’m seeing in my body is super satisfying. Even as an example in this video, my shoulder strength that the weights have built is making my forearm like press ten million times easier. I feel safer, more aware, and much more in control while practicing. My bad right shoulder feels more stable, and the muscle the weights are building are keeping it more engaged and protected. @corepoweryoga incorporates Yoga Sculpt classes into their schedules, and i’ve been adding a few of them a week to my practice. The added weight really isolates and trains specific muscles in the body. The class also incorporates wide armed push ups and other physical workouts that we don’t tend to get in a regular Yoga class. While I still love my daily Vinyasa flows, switching it up and adding this to my routine has been so much fun. I’m actually enjoying having weights in my hands and have no intention of taking them off of my schedule. #spon. - On another note, hope you all had an incredible holiday (if you had it off). Spent the day doing Yoga (surprise 😁), and now going to hang with the pups and enjoy amazing food before jumping into a 3 day juice cleanse tomorrow. I'm super bad at actually finishing them but doing it with friends so hopefully we can keep each other committed haha.
“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity." - Paulo Coelho - Just a nice reminder to start the day. ⭐️ 💫 Off to morning Yoga. Making shapes with @jadealectra
"If we do not push ourselves enough, we do not grow, but if we push ourselves too much, we regress. What is enough will change, depending on where we are and what we are doing. In that sense, the present moment is always some kind of beginning.” - Taking time to hit the pause button, breathe, and disconnect from the hustle & bustle of daily life is so important. Come into the present. As i’ve mentioned in the past, keeping my brain calm and quiet is one of my biggest struggles. If I don’t take the time to hit my mat at @corepoweryoga, it isn’t long before OCD, stress, and anxiety starts to get the best of me. Keeping my mind in check is probably the main reason I practice Yoga. Through growing, learning, connecting, and meeting other like minded individuals at @corepoweryoga, my life has greatly improved. Yoga has given me the tools and strength I need in order to stay mentally healthy. I highly recommend starting a Yoga practice if you battle similar issues. Checkout a class @corepoweryoga, meet a community full of supportive people, and reap the benefits of this incredible practice…. it’s totally worth it! I promise. :) #spon - 📷: @jadealectra
Throwback to this photo and caption from Valentine's Day a few years ago. Sitting in the same place as I write this, still feeling the same feelings, but just a little older, another pup, new amazing friends, and so much more growth and understanding of my life... and I'm completely okay with that. (Old post from 2014 below) 🙃❤️ ・・・ Getting super romantic at home.... by myself. To be honest, I genuinely had completely forgotten that it was Valentines when I woke up this morning. Maybe it's because I am sickly single, or just 23 and incredibly selfish. Who knows...but what I do know is that when I finally did realize it was Valentines, I had a day to reflect on how much love and gratitude I have in my life. I am so blessed to have an amazing group of family & friends, and couldn't be happier to have you all in my life. Blah blah blah. Here's to you. Cheers and Happy Valentines day! :)
I've been thinking about making my page more aesthetically pleasing recently. More pretty pictures. Higher quality shit. (Which I may do)... But then I get home after an awesome day of hiking /Yoga and something about hanging with the dogs and recording flows is just too much fun. Plus, while the pictures may be pretty the truth is that my living room and the studio are the places that see my practice the most. 🙃
Here's a picture of @jadealectra and I. The day I fell to the ground and she came to help me and during the process a guy with a camera took a picture of it happening. She automatically struck quite the pose in this moment. This was also a day when we saw each other, in physical form. This doesn't happen anymore. Today, on 2.8.17 Jade Alectra sent me money via Venmo with a descriptor stating "This is to maintain our friendship." - We are now paying each other in order to sustain this failing relationship. If you have any words, advice, way for us to connect, or support to offer.... PLEASE HELP. In the meantime, I'm going to send her some dough to keep her in my life. #introvertproblems - Side note: if you're not watching our insta stories... you're late to the game bro.
Alright Monday... you got me. Work ✔️ Yoga ✔️ Random life shit ✔️ Bed... soon to be ✔️- After I find a new TV show to binge on. Started Black Mirror last night but not sure about it. Nothing seems to beat The OA yet for me right now... 🙃
Because after a long work week and not having much time to hit the mat, getting upside down on your coffee table after a glass of wine seems like the appropriate way to begin the weekend. 🍷🙃
"Don’t worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?"
After an awesome day hiking in Malibu and then taking an incredible Yoga class... why not end the day with a little home practice session? 🙃And hey!! Daisy, the oldest dog out of the bunch decided to make an appearance tonight. 😁 - Also, side note since Monday is right around the corner... As some of you know, hitting your mat with a full time job can be challenging. If you are like me and have a work schedule that tends to fluctuate and requires a significant amount of your time, I’m sure you know how tough getting to a Yoga class can be. This is a huge reason why I have been a practitioner at @corepoweryoga now for over three years. They have a wide range of classes and studios that always allow me to find a class that fits my schedule. My home studio even has a 10PM class that I can take after a super late work night! The convenience of this has been a great factor in how I have stayed devoted to my practice. If you have a similar work life and are looking for a space to practice, I highly recommend checking out @corepoweryoga. #spon
Flash back Friday to one year ago exactly, when I was able to practice Yoga amongst incredible wildlife and this view. As lucky as I have been to travel and see many locations around the world... I must say Africa stole my heart. There truly is something magical about that place. #fbf - What is your go to dream destination of 2017?
I get a lot of messages about where to start a Yoga practice. If you're looking for a wonderful space, checkout @corepoweryoga! They have studios all across the nation and offer a free week of Yoga. It's where I started my practice, completed my teacher training, and still hit my mat everyday. This community has honestly changed my life. I've met incredible friends, my brother (@brandonosborneyoga) started his practice there, and is now an awesome yogi and full time instructor for @corepoweryoga. If you're looking for a positive, safe, loving, and uplifting space to grow mentally and physically... this is the place to go. #spon - Also, side note. Just realized I can finally like comments!! Yay. I didn't think I would ever get this update!! 😂
Daily core work routine before I hit my mat. I like getting my core up and running before my practice. 🙃 - I get a lot of messages about where to start a Yoga practice. If you're looking for a wonderful space, checkout @corepoweryoga! They have studios all across the nation and offer a free week of Yoga. It's where I started my practice, completed my teacher training, and still hit my mat everyday. This community has honestly changed my life. I've met incredible friends, my brother (@brandonosborneyoga) started his practice there, and is now an awesome yogi and full time instructor for @corepoweryoga. If you're looking for a positive, safe, loving, and uplifting space to grow mentally and physically... this is the place to go. #spon
"Life is here to break your heart over and over again until you realise that heartbreak is life too. And then your heart can no longer be broken. Or fixed. And you stand naked in front of life, moment by moment, knowing that whatever happens is totally okay even in the midst of perfect devastation, which, of course, is devastating perfection. This is freedom beyond the speaking of it." - Jeff Foster
When you're 2 glasses of 🍷deep and immediately decide that your coffee table is the best place in the world to do a handstand.