Let’s be wildflowers,
Let our souls be scattered by the wind.
Let us grow, wild and free,
Tall and brave,
In the places that we dream,
In the places where our longings are filled.
Let us grow between the cracks of brokeness,
And we will make everything beautiful.
I got to spend the entire morning with one of my loves @thenomadicyogi_ ... and it was needed on so many levels! I struggle with my mental health, as I know so many do. The battle against depression resets daily and often I don't know how it's going to play out.
The last couple weeks I've been trying to be more and more mindful of creating environments for myself both internally and externally that support me mentally: putting good food into my body REGULARLY, taking 2-5minutes EVERY DAY to remind myself of what I'm grateful for, taking time to be creative with movement and art, and I work towards being independent in my finances and my schedule.
All of these things don't make the depression go away but they help me towards regaining control and getting back into a balanced life that I can find joy in and that I'm proud to have.
Then sometimes none of those things work at all and I have to battle it out with a friend wearing flower crowns and doing yoga in the forest 🌳 whatever I do though, I'm always working towards a better self, because I am determined to get better, get healthier, and become more resilient. So that I can in turn pour my energy out into this beautiful world ❤️🌎 💪🏼
Looking fab with flower crowns and beautiful @namastetics leggings is pretty key too... ➡️ #discountcode mollyatkin10
”I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.” ~ Gandhi 💗
A great middle splits tutorial with many props designed for beginners 🙏🏻 This one is really good, save it to use in your personal practice or rage a friend working on this! Thanks for sharing @hana_bladh#inflexibleyogis ・・・
1.open your legs untill you feel a slight stretch lean your legs untill you feel a slight stretch.Lean your body forward and come back up.keep you back straight. don't go too far.
2.Do the same process and put you hand on your.
head 10 times
3.raise your knees and straighten again let your heels drag on the floor. If it hurts.put sock on.
4.Relax your body completely.Feet up to the wall.
Legs down as far as you can .Relax into the stretch for 30 seconds. If you feel you can go farther without causing too much pain try to pull the legs down.
5.slowly lower yourself forward as far as you can where you feel comfortable (use the pillows under your legs) (Remember some people have hip joints that structurally cannot get into the middle for splits so donot force anything)
Don't feel upset.you gonna get better and better everytimes when to practice).Just Keep practing .Should warm up before you try this.efter gym workout or running.
Tag your friend and save if you think this tutorial is good for your splits practice.
'If you’re serious about
changing your life,
you’ll find a way.
If you’re not,
you’ll find an excuse.'
And since I know you're going to ask - my yoga mat is by @laviebohemeyoga, and they are currently having their Black Friday sale today 😍🙌🏼
Happy Friday loves! 💙
153 61576 hours ago
I’ve always wanted to be liked and loved by the people in my life, and I am, but I’ve also struggled with feelings of unworthiness or not being good enough.
Building an online persona has been a trippy experience. It gave me the chance to portray myself as a person that I thought everyone would like and love, even more than they liked and loved the real me.
As a person who has had many moments of wanting to be someone else, this ability to control how people saw me became intoxicating for a time.
Where I was weak, Gypset Goddess was strong. Where I was afraid, Gypset Goddess was fearless. Where I felt not good enough, Gypset Goddess always was.
It’s true, people do like and love Gypset Goddess, but the funny thing is that they never have ended up liking or loving her more than they do me.
When I would meet people who followed Gypset Goddess before they met me, their response 9 out of 10 times used to be this: you’re a lot cooler than I thought you would be.
For awhile this surprised me. How could they possibly like me better than Gypset Goddess (aka the better version of me)?
This kept happening until it dawned on me: Gypset Goddess was near perfect, and perfection is both unrelatable and boring. I thought that I needed to seem more “perfect” to be more likeable and loveable, but in fact, seeming more perfect made me less of both.
I decided to drop the facade and bring more of myself into my persona until they became one and the same. Instead of hiding my weaknesses and fears, I shared them.
A little bit of sharing turned into a lot, until I stopped hearing that I’m cooler than expected, and started hearing instead that I’m just as people imagined.
I created Gypset Goddess, because I thought that the real me wasn’t good enough or worth sharing, but the biggest lesson that I’ve learned is this: no persona that I could create is ever as cool, or as likeable, or as lovable, as I am already, just as I am.
The next time you’re thinking that you’re not enough, or wishing you could be someone else, remember this: you are already a likeable person, who is worthy of love, just as you are. Don’t change. 💗
PS my coat is faux fur 😊
217 80672 days ago
“What if our religion was each other?
If our practice was our life?
If prayer was our words?
What if the Temple was the Earth?
If forests were our church?
If holy water, the rivers, lakes and oceans?
What if meditation was our relationships?
If the Teacher was life?
If wisdom was self-knowledge?
If love was the center of our being” ~ Ganga White 🙏
Wearing @aloyoga, as always 😉
Oh, and Black Friday sale is here! Head to @aloyoga’s website! Everything is discounted! Some items are up to 60% off 😍
Thankful i found a quiet space to unroll my mat and spend time connecting with myself; clearing my head, working out the kinks, and reprioritizing my thoughts. I’m thankful for this practice and all that it has done, and continues to do for my mental health...especially at this time of year!
I’m also super thankful for this ultra soft and grippy mat from @werkshop in my favorite butterfly pattern. Did you know @werkshop is having their first door buster sale? Lots of new products, lots of amazing deals, and you can snag a mat like mine on sale too! With all the talk about big brands and conscious consumerism recently, i can 100% tell you this is a business you can definitely stand behind. Female run, all original art, US small business from someone who has worked her butt off to get where she’s at. Annnddd i was not paid for this opinion, nor is this a dig at any large brand. #teamwerkshop#thanksgivingoutfit