Do you believe in a power of intention? •
I found out that Mr Saturn resides in my 8th house. He is the Captain of my ship, described as a Slow mover, hence why I am a slow learner, not in the rush. Explains why I always feel humble and also doubtful and precisely why I have so much patience & appreciation for reality.
This also activates strongly in ancient based skills such as #yoga - no wonder I truly consider yoga teacher the best job in the #world.
I seem to be somehow blessed with nobility and this is why I keep manifesting hope every single day. •
Manifestation is essentially dreams in the process, dreams cooking, stirring and making. I am manifesting my dreams come true, powerful friendships, abundance, prosperity, passion, creativity, travel, connections and happiness.
Hoping to gain access to deep creative process, ideally trying to find a strong real creative thing meditated out of me, with a deep introspection, and a very profound creative outlet one day.
I need a possibility for growth, gaining something anything, so much more more than materialism.
In the meantime I am here, not only to help and to learn how to be, more kind, understanding, better version of me, someone that cares a lot. Surrounding myself in healing, of any kind.
What we do send out into the Universe will come back to us, so if you want happiness and abundance, make sure you’re putting that positive #juju out into the world. Ready when you are, Universe 🙃✨
Good morning Dubaians!! Have you taken your daily dose of yoga+kindness?
What do you expect from yourself?
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We all have expectations.
We have expectations of others, of life, and of ourselves, we have certain expectations of our physical bodies.
When we make our way to our yoga mats, we have expectations that our body will cooperate with whatever we ask of it.
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Our expectations bring us a certain level of comfort, and when our expectations are not met we experience a certain level of discomfort. As we move into forward fold we expect our nose to touch our knee and then we realize our nose has not touched our knee since we were children.
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Not meeting our physical expectations in our yoga practice can create judgment of our physical body. Instead of praising our legs for carrying us through the world, we judge the fact that our legs did not hold us steady in tree pose.
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This is the place our “work” begins, the work of releasing expectations.
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By releasing expectations, we release judgment and disappointment, eases our mind, creating more flexibility in body, mind and spirit. Releasing expectations allows us to put down the extra weight of burden that we sometimes carry to our yoga mats.
As we become more comfortable with releasing expectations, we become more comfortable with the person that we are. We begin to observe and accept every wonderful part and piece that makes up who we are.
Releasing expectations is one of the most beautiful gifts we can give to ourselves, bringing us into acceptance, into peace, and into love. C.Burke
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All you need is a flexible mind ... and a matt, enjoying the journey…step by step, moment by moment, breath by breath, pose by pose...
With enlightenment comes the realisation that the biggest threat to our existence isn’t death - it’s detachment from living.
There are few things worse than a half-interested and half-engaged life; the subconscious choice to be oblivious to the key pulses of who we are - be that the physical, mental, or emotional pulses, or a combination of all three.
This detachment from ourselves inevitably means a half-experienced and metaphysically “comfortable” life - which goes so incredibly against our nature.
Make the choice to engage in your life and get metaphysically “uncomfortable.” We’ve all got something, big or small, that we could change to do this - and most of us don’t have to dig very deep to find what it is.
Everyone, every single person who crosses paths with you has something to teach you. Open your mind and heart, stay silent and observe.
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n our daily life, we’ve all been stuck in a position when tension takes over, rendering us unable to move on. It’s as if we’re stuck in paralysis with a heavy weight on our shoulders. That situation is similar to a weight-bearing pose in yoga. Breath, focus and soon you’ll realise it’s not impossible to move on. When your mind is at ease, everything will be as well.
People get fascinated when they find out I’m an identical twin.
One question I get asked a lot is “what’s it like to be a twin?” - to which I always answer “well what’s it like not being a twin?” I don’t really know how to answer that, because I don’t know what it’s like to not have a twin.
She is always there and always has been there ! The girl just won’t leave me alone haha. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Even though we argue like any sisters/siblings do, I never have and never will complain about being a twin, there is definitely a weird sense of pride being a twin. Also it’s like being assigned a best friend at birth and then never having to look for one. Winning! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
8 6914 hours ago
Self-care has become a very lucrative business. Everywhere you look someone is trying to sell you something that will help you be a better version of yourself. Candles, creams, facial masks, so many things, and oh so many different sportswear brands out there at the moment promising better performance, better support, better something ... 🙄 self-care isn’t really about these things though. In reality you don’t have to spend a penny on self-care. Enough sleep is self-care and that doesn’t cost anything (you don’t need silk pillow cases to have a good night sleep). Taking the time to go for a walk or to read your favourite book, taking a bath or exercising (doing yoga in your living room 😜) - those things don’t cost anything. I’ve been using the same old pair of leggings for almost five years to do my exercise, and only last month for my birthday I received a new pair - you don’t need ten different exercise outfits to do exercise. Self-care is really just looking after yourself and finding some time in your busy daily schedule to have a well deserved break. Buying £50 scented candle won’t help you calm down if you don’t know how to sit down for five minutes and breathe. It’s nice to have nice things, but don’t get trapped into thinking that self-care costs. Focus on the time you spend on yourself, rather than the money.
19 47016 hours ago
This year has been wonderful.
There’s been few ups and downs, but I’m focusing on the positive and the magical moments that have happened. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So glad the year isn’t over yet as next few months are super exciting and there is sooo much to look forward to.
I could literally burst with excitement if I daydream too long about these upcoming events 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-2 weeks till my honeymoon adventure
-My sisters hen parties when I come back
-Christmas (98 days left!)
-My sisters wedding.
-Yoga Teacher Training! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“What a wonderful world!” - happy Tuesday!
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S u n s e t
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The art of fine-tuning our breath will help us find the balance between effort and ease. So leave your worries behind, focus on the now and don’t worry about what comes after. Breath and the asana will flow, everything will be at ease.
2 1423 hours ago
You can find space in your breath, between the inhales and exhales. You can find space physically in postures that you practice. You can find space between your thoughts... space is the place to be 😋
“Blood is thicker than water”. I personally never agreed with this saying. And I do get frustrated with people who tell me this whenever they find out about my personal family situation.
I believe friends can become your family and sometimes can be more loyal and kind to you than actual blood relatives.
And with age you create your own family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
However today (with a little help from google) I learned that this quote doesn’t refer to family ties at all, so I have been using the quote wrongly for all these years!!! The saying above actually comes from “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb”.
The original saying means that blood shed in battle bonds soldiers more strongly than simple genetics.
So now I totally agree haha! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So mantra for today; surround yourself with people who are good for your mental health, who lift you up and support you. Whether they are genetically related or not does not matter. And if your family is all these things count yourself very lucky! ☺️
Blinded by the sun ☀️🌿🍂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Quite excited for this week, I literally have no plans other than the usual 9-5 job haha. Evenings to myself. Bliss!
Wiggles with my main man. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Woke up today feeling tired and grumpy, just one of those Sundays...
Now sitting on my bed contemplating do I go for a run OR do I have a nap!? Decisions, decisions.
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When you spend enough time with a person and are sincere towards them eventually they end up opening up to you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Be sincere to your body. Spend time with your body... And it will also open up to you.
Video inspired by my talented sister @livingroom_yoga
7 1922 days ago
Feeling extra cute in this matching outfit 😌🙋🏼♀️ hi!
10 2343 days ago
Over last two weeks my handstands have improved so much. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am able to stay upside down and play for a lot longer! Love seeing progress. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here’s me playing in my concrete garden 🌿🍂
9 2493 days ago
Just out here 🌿🍂🍃🌾
20 2614 days ago
i want to apologize to all the women
i have called pretty.
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave.
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is the most you have to be proud of
when your spirit has crushed mountains
from now on i will say things like, you are resilient or, you are extraordinary.
not because i don’t think you’re pretty.
but because you are so much more than that ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- rupi kaur
15 2904 days ago
Real life, real time practice, not the most graceful start 🤣 but that’s how my practice looks like at the moment ... just breathing through these new postures that my body is finding, trial and error and all.
Keeping it real
I wasn’t sure about what to write today. I could have used this old photo and pretend that it’s just another normal day or I could share about what’s going on in my life. Instagram can make life look easy and it can give you the impression that everything‘s always great.
I had another anaphylactic shock today at work and the ambulance came and my mom had to close her shop to come and get me.
My coworkers were all so kind and immediately took care of the kids and I‘m better now, too. They gave me my epi pen and an infusion. I‘m still very weak and tired but I‘m better than a couple of hours ago.
I wanted to let you know what goes on behind those squares. I‘m getting some rest now and hope you’re having a healthy and beautiful day!
I just arrived on this magical island today and instantly felt something in my ❤️.
I read this that a friend had written about Santorini, and it made complete sense and I couldn’t have worded it better.
So here goes:
The Miracle of Santorini❣️
“This is an island that is synonymous with beauty and uniqueness,
An island where feelings are always at their peak,this is the island that separates you from your negative self.For it is only here where you can stand at the edge of Caldera and get rid of everything inside you that you do not need.
Do not fear, for the sea breeze will sweep away all the negativity within you and sink them down into the abysmal sea bottom. You will see them drifting away and vanishing into the clear blue sky of sincerity..”✨🌟☀️🌊
And so this was my intention and prayer this sunset.💚🧡☀️🙏🏻🔯