#inversionexcursion 2.0

February 16, 2015 — Leave a comment

It’s as if the #inversionexcursion has been resurrected! I can’t help myself, I love me some inversions ;)

#inversionexcursion is back and it’s starting TODAY!

I’ll be honest though, this time things are a little different.

First off, this is lasting three months and it’ll have more structure.

First month will be headstands, second month will be forearm stands, and third month will be handstands.

I’ll be doing inversion warm ups every day, sometimes repeating warm ups, sometimes trying new ones.

The purpose is to build core strength and muscle memory.

The two are both extremely helpful when incorporating inversions into your practice which is the purpose of #inversionexcursion.

First week I’ll practice for at least 15 minutes, second week will be at least 30, third week will be at least 45 and the last week will be at least an hour.

I have a crazy few months ahead of me for other reasons that I’ll get into in a future post, so I might have to adjust those rules as all my crazy plans start to take action but this is pretty much the idea for now.

I’ll be posting weekly updates on here but if you’d like a more thorough update, I’ll be posting more on instagram using the hashtag #inversionexcursion.

Also, feel free to join in! the more the merrier! not to mention, inversions keep you young ;)

Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not 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? ~ Rumi

Be Love

February 12, 2015 — Leave a comment

I hadn’t ever heard anyone say this until I started doing yoga.

When I started my yoga teacher training, I noticed the studio selling shirts and tanks stating “Be Love” on them (of course I bought one).

When I did my 100 days of self love after reading the book Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, I told myself “I am love” every single day.

This has become deeply engrained into my practice.

I am love.

I am love.

I am love.

It’s been a life changer.

Of course without yoga I may have never stumbled across it but I did.

It’s such an essential part of yoga and empowering yourself.

Be love.

Be love.

Be love.

As my tenth commandment, there could be no better way of finishing this off.

To be love isn’t just to love yourself.

It’s to give only love.

receive only love.

exist only in love.

Everything you do, every action you take, only in love.

Next time you’re feeling sad, lonely, or purposeless, remember you are love.

You exist because of love.

You have a purpose and your purpose is to be love.

You are here to love and to receive love and to live in love.

Be Love.

Nobody is perfect.

That’s the great thing about being human.

BUT I must point out the power this has.

Practice what you preach.

We all have our opinions.

We all have our beliefs.

Yet we have this tendency to tell others what we think they should do or the decisions they should make when we ourselves wouldn’t take that advice.

I myself am guilty of this.

But I do my best not to.

If I give advice on healthy eating, I do my best to eat healthy.

If I give advice on yoga poses, it’s only the instructions I follow myself.

No one is perfect, but it’s no excuse to not be mindful of your words and actions.

As the saying goes, “The only person you should try to be better than is the one you were yesterday.”

to practice what you preach is exactly that:

practicing every day to live your truth.

So follow your heart.

Find your truth.

Live up to it as much as you can.

This is how you create your purpose.

This is how you empower yourself.

Practice What You Preach.