“My heart is open to give and receive love.”
The holidays are so full of love, family, laughs, and smiles. With all of that also comes with an ocean full of emotions! Yoga has always helped me channel my emotions in a positive way.
I figured with Thanksgiving this week it would be the perfect time to host a yoga challenge for anyone who wanted to spend a few minutes for themselves each day to breathe and practice some beginner heart opening poses.
We started today and there is still time to join! Drop your email address below, or connect with me on Facebook and send a message so I can add you to my private Facebook group AKA virtual yoga studio. 🙂
OR you can go direct to the link to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1523182091331400/
See you there!
We all have that voice inside our head that tries to hold us back.
It reminds us of our limitations and tells us to play it safe. It doesn’t want us to make any waves so we keep our real feelings to ourselves. It tells us that if we try then we will fail. That we’re not good enough. Maybe it tell us that if we do something for ourselves that we are being selfish.
That nagging voice won’t go just away, but you can make the choice not to listen to it. Look inward to the centered space inside of you that is pure energy. It’s the source of light that connects all of us. Feel its warmth and its brightness. This light is always there inside of you. Don’t hide it with your fears and doubts.
Today, let your light shine.
Let your limitations melt away because no one but you sets your boundaries. Keep your heart open to being inspired. If something moves you then pay attention to it. Take a few minutes to daydream and let your mind wonder to places it hasn’t been for a while. Where does it take you?
The best gift you can give to yourself is also the best gift you can give to the world. Let your light shine.
“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
– Nelson Mandela
I’ve been a yoga girl for over a decade now and it’s helped me on so many different levels. I’m an anxious person…always have been! Even as a kid I’ve always reacted to situations with super strong emotions that easily overwhelmed me. Yoga helps me to calm down, refocus and get centered.
However, something in me has shifted since I endured two months of bed-rest when I was pregnant with the twins. I was stuck on my back for SO long. I couldn’t do all of the things that I loved doing as a stay-at-home mom. I couldn’t grocery shop or cook for my family. I couldn’t run around or swim with my son. I get teary eyed thinking about the nights I spent in the hospital and my son crying to me on Facetime because he wanted mommy home to snuggle with him.
So naturally, once I had the twins it was like this feeling of being released from a cage and now all I want to do is MOVE! I still need flexibility, but I have a really hard time BEING STILL. Kind of important for yoga, right?
Enter PiYo! This exercise program has built a bridge between what I love about Yoga and my need to be constantly moving. Not to mention it’s introduced me to muscles that I never knew I had. It’s a perfect combination of yoga, pilates and cardio.
So I’m sending out a call to all my yoga rebels out there! Who wants to add a little PiYo to your practice? Comment below for more details