Someone’s breath. That heavy breath
How can I see through that?
Though I can’t understand your breath
It’s alright I’ll hold you
It’s alright if you run out of breath
No one will blame you
It’s okay to make mistakes sometimes
Because anyone can do so
Although comforting by saying it’s alright
Are just words .. #breathe#sing#beautiful#song#Lovemyself#loveyourself
When we practice mindfulness or meditation we think that we need to achieve a certain 'state' or feel relaxed, or this or that.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
There is no right way or wrong way to go about it.
We have to let go of any expectations.
"Empty your cup" ... Why?? you may ask.
Mindfulness is about allowing whatever you're thinking, feeling and sensing.
To be present with your current experience, whatever it is. To observe it, stay with it, cradle it within you.
Without wanting to change it or wanting it to be different.
To allow your sadness, your worrying, your frustration, your joy to express themselves,
All the while you stay in awareness of them, without judgment and with self-compassion towards yourself and you being human.
"Falling Awake" :)
Would you just turn/push away a sad or joyful child who needs your attention?
No. Then you don't need to do that with yourself neither and turn/push away something you're thinking/feeling/sensing.
Use the Beginner's Mind ... taking a fresh non-judgemental perspective towards your life in this very moment, and this moment, and this moment.
Mindfulness in Relationships and Work talk and workshop on 28th January
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Wayne is a mindfulness coach, psychotherapist in training and workshop facilitator with a background in psychology. He has provided support and guidance to people experiencing stress, anxiety and other forms of distress in life. He organizes mindfulness courses, self-awareness and stress management talks, guest speaking at events and workshop facilitation for corporate groups such as HSBC, Hilton Malta, Farsons, MiddleSea/MSV and other local NGO's.
Wayne’s compassionate and empathic approach is at the heart of his work, as he truly believes in the human potential to bring more self-supporting skills and self-acceptance in your life. ~
Get in touch on or [email protected] for more information. ~
listen to the words of anyone who will speak, ask questions, allow their words to change you (if & when it feels right), challenge every answer, remain standing when they disagree, hold your truth & your live & your gut instincts woven into your skin - listen to any word every person chooses to say, but do not lose the magical ability of a voice that knows no bounds.
How incredible is the vagus nerve! The longest of the cranialsaacral nerves, it tells our brain about what's going on in organs like our heart, gut and lungs and plays an incredible role in our overall wellness. It's a MASSIVE part of our parasympathetic nervous system (your rest and chill out response). Even more fascinating is it's link to heaps of other nerves like eye contact and smiling - the body actions that connect us to others and bring about our happiness. Poor vagal tone is linked to chronic inflammation, insomnia, PTSD, anxiety, panic disorder, IBS, depression and so on. Think about how depression can be caused by social isolation - this is the vagus nerve! Yogis may not have known about the science of it (and I'm no expert, believe me!) .. but they were SO onto it when they recommended your exhalation be longer than your inhalation. They certainly would have known it slowed your heart rate and the associated effects of this. Good, healthy vagal tone is clear if your heart rate slightly increases when you inhale and decreases when you exhale (you can test this yourself). So slooowwwww and deeeep breathing from the diaphraghm (think belly breathing not chest breathing) with a longer exhalation (think about the long aaaaaah sound we make when we ease into relaxation) is the secret to slowing down our heart rate and blood pressure and thus stress and anxiety and a whole heap of other health problems. And if you think about its link to facial nerves and human connections like empathy and love and nurturing, maybe smiling at the fellow yogi before class help tone each other's vagus nerve too! So when you are told to breath and smile in the yoga room (or anywhere) there's a whole incredible nerve response behind these simple, everyday actions that really do have a massive impact on our health. 😁
The Yoga Love Dare challenge with @yogawithdavina
Day 6 Nourishment
“My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same. We are one”
I am one to try and help others in any way that I could. It took some intense times in my life for me to realize it is KEY to truly take care of oneself. To share your love with someone, you must understand how to truly love yourself. Be able to honor how beautiful, amazing and wonderful YOU truly are.
I filled my day with hammock yoga, tasty eats, more yoga and all the loving people!
Sending some loving hugs to @yogawithdavina and @kathrynlsmith thank y'all for guiding me through practice today. 🙏🏼💜
I realised whilst driving earlier today, (thinking about a gazillion things and mentally responding to emails and texts & re-writing to do lists for the 100th time in a week) that I post all about my product, but i haven’t actually given any info about me or how R&R came about, so here it is...So I’m Rachel, I live in Sydney Australia, however originally from UK and my inspiration for R&R came mid last year after I’d been soul searching for my ‘passion’. Something I could do without injuring myself, (like I have so many times I’ve lost count through body pump, boot camp classes etc) other than being a Mum to my almost 3 year daughter Riley whom I love and adore, but felt like something was missing for me. Then BOOM 💥 I started making candles for myself and just loved it, then made a few more for friends and before I knew it R&R Candles was born and named after Riley and I, but also a play on ‘R&R’ as what’s more relaxing than a candle?! I love what I do and put 100% into each batch and item and am super proud of what I’ve achieved so far and know the best is yet to come, so watch this space and if you’re in Sydney, contact me to arrange to come round and check them out or put in an order 😊 #randrcandles#sydney#sydneymums#botany#botanybaymums#thisisme#hi#hello#intro#love#passion#work#hobby#dowhatyoulove#dowhatmakesyouhappy#brand#randr#smile#happy#breathe#breatheinwithlove#boss#bossbabe#beyourownboss#believe#believeinyourself#daretodream#makeithappen
It's a gorgeous snowy day at the barn ❄️I'll be the first to admit I'm missing the warm sun, but this is so pretty.
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😱¡El idol sorprendió a todas sus armys subiendo a Twitter "Breathe" de la famosa cantante Lee Hi!✨
"Breathe" fue lanzada en el 2016 con el álbum “Seoulite” de Lee Hi. Este tema fue co-compuesto por Jonghyun de SHINee, quien también escribió la conmovedora y emocionante letra😢💔
Recordemos que Lee Hi cantó esta canción en los “32nd Golden Disc Awards” en memoria del querido Jonghyun, quien falleció en diciembre del 2017😞
Anoche, Jungkook publicó un clip de él mismo cantando suavemente la canción sin ningún tipo acompañamiento o pista musical👏🏻😍
¡¡Les dejo el clip en la galería, K-lovers!!🎧
Whether you are a new yogi trying to build a foundation of strength in your modified vinyasa before advancing poses or you are a regular practitioner with sore muscles or suffering joint pain... knowing how to modify your vinyasa is so helpful if it’s something you do regularly in class or at home.
In class teachers may just say, “and vinyasa” without really taking the time to break it down for those who need to modify.
So I hope this helps you to find ways to modify yours so when you need to do so in class, you can without scrambling around trying to keep up with the class as you figure out what you’re supposed to be doing.
Remember modifying doesn’t mean you don’t get the same benefit as everyone else, because you do! You are just lightening the load on your joints and making it a tad easier on your muscles. Stay humble, enjoy the journey, and embrace where you are now! Honor your body, always.
Only had a minute to work with, so it was a little fast of an explanation.
Here is a short break down:
-Forward fold with bent knees. Keep connection with thighs and lower belly. Keep length in spine.
-Plank with knees on ground and lower into modified chaturanga. Elbows stay pressed into your side.
-Lower on to the belly before inhaling to low cobra. Shoulder blades pressing into eachother, keep shoulders rolled down back.
-Move through child’s pose, fold toes under, and up into downdog.
-Down dog with bent knees. Shoulders away from ears, space for neck to move. Lengthened spine, spread your fingers!
Hope this helps!
Wearing @aloyoga spring! You can get early access if you sign up to their newsletter 🤗