Day 5 of #sneakystrengthyoga and I was kinda hoping and waiting for some twists. And boy did @samanthafaulhaber bring it with this one. It is hard to show the complexity of what is actually going on in these twists. But I started with accessing how my active hands-free twist looks like. Then I added in a move that Liselotte (@movementcenter) does a lot during her pilates classes and that really gets the ribcage swishing and swashing around. So, trying to move the actual ribcage side-to-side and in rotation instead of cranking from the neck or the obliques. And after that I was ready to try the twist. I used to really dislike twists. They always made me feel sort of icky and I never knew why. Until me and another yoga teacher started talking and she showed me how to rotate with core engagment and by using my thoracic spine to create this squeeze effect. It made all the difference. Trust me, active twists are waaaaay better for the health of your body. And you get to reap the real benefits instead of yanking on your discs and joints and maybe doing for harm than good. Thanks @samanthafaulhaber for this move! 💫 #humbleheartyoga#yogamedicine#speakyourtruth#yoga#yogini#activetwists#humane#holistictraining#sustainableyoga#functionaltraining#moveyourbody#retrainthebrain#goslow#livelifefully#selfcare
Have you ever noticed how often conflict with others arises when we take things personally? 💎When you do this, you might even feel under attack. Our meditations will help you learn to let go and stop taking things so personally. ✨If you’d like to reduce any conflict in your life, click the link in our bio to download our free meditation app. . Image shared from @manueldietrichphotography
Time for #soulfulsaturday! Here’s your message for the coming week. ——————— Honour and listen to your inner wisdom. Allow your soul to speak. You’ll be surprised by the answers and the guidance and the deep wisdom you receive. Find ways to tap into yourself that are unfamiliar - that can allow your inner wisdom to surface. Try freewriting; allow color and symbols to speak their unique language through you; or just point your camera at yourself and start talking. You’ll uncover a well of wisdom, of words and ideas that you never thought of before. You’ll surprise yourself with the innate wisdom that you have access to. But don’t keep it all to yourself! Share it. Share your words, your art, your gifts. Because now more than ever, we need to hear your wisdom; we need to see your light; so we may be reminded of our own wisdom, our own light...of love! Be YOU. Uniquely, unapologetically, YOU. ——————— Do let me know if this resonated with you. If you’d like some insights into any area of your life, I’d love to read the cards for you. Book a tarot reading with me - clickable link in profile - and let’s dive in!
As “victims” of abusers we are schooled to be passive, to “be the bigger person”, to “just ignore”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, I’m a firm believer in speaking plainly, & in dealing with reality. Here’s the reality for a typical survivor of this type of abuse reading this IG page: some utter loser has just spent months or years (or, God forbid, decades) mistreating you, lying to you, trying to manipulate & in many cases actually trying to destroy you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hopefully, you have now discarded the perpetrator & have educated yourself on how these abusers operate. Meanwhile the abuser will hop from target to target, like a malaria-spreading mosquito, and chances are they will be stalking you by now, and trying to convince others that you are “the crazy ex.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The abuser’s new targets will then be abused and see who the abuser really is beneath the mask (this usually takes 3 to 9 months), she/he will complain about the way they’ve been treated, the abuser will then also label that person “the crazy ex” — and so the cycle continues. So all the exes are crazy, huh? The common denominator here is the abuser. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even as this endless, toxic cycle continues whirring on, the abuser will be putting in major effort to silence you and prevent you from ever telling anyone else the truth about what the abuser’s like. They honestly think they have the right to prevent you from simply speaking the truth, and they will go to great lengths (claiming you’re insane, trying to manipulate the legal system to silence you, trying to physically attack you) to stop you from simply sharing your story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you maintain silence and swallow your words? Will you speak out? Either choice is perfectly valid and understandable, as long as the choice comes from YOU and you are not bullied into whatever choice you make. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "If
💥 Say what you wanna say, and let the words fall out. Honestly, I wanna see you be #brave - Sarah Bareilles What are you NOT saying? Where are you holding back? Where are you lying or withholding your true self? We're all doing it at some level. Whether to protect someone else's feelings or to avoid dealing with our dissatisfaction and making the changes required. I'm sure you've been in a situation where you didn't want to speak your thoughts out loud because it would actually then become a real thing. Well the truth is whether it's in your head or you put it into words the misalignment you're feeling is still having an effect. It's the low level noise keeping you from being in your joy. From sharing yourself authentically. So say what you want to say. Share your heart, desires and true feelings. You might be surprised what you receive back. Learn how breathing can free your expression! London workshop - April 27th ➡️Link in bio 💞