Blah blah blah bow pose... Please just tell me how cute my 😻 kitty is!!! She's the sweetest thing in the world and if you turn the 🔊 sound up you can hear her talking to the birds! 🐥 She absolutely loves grabbing some morning sun 🌞 in the garden with me and I am so grateful to have this ray of light in my life. 🌈 The third day of #Love4YourSpine is now pose. 🏹
✅15th Cobra pose or downward dog
✅16th Half Lord of the Fishes
✅17th Locust pose or Bow
18th Child pose / Upavistha konasana / Turtle
19th Camel pose / Extended Camel / Kapotasana
21st Wheel / Forearm wheel
Meet our Newest Ambassador and Yogi @yogimorgi !! 🌟 •Favorite Workout Brand:
I was actually introduced to the brand Varley while shopping at No.18 in Hoboken. Many clothing brands don't fit me well off the rack, but all the Varley items fit perfect! The design details are fashion forward but don't take away from the point of the clothing - which is to work out and move freely! •Favorite Workout: I was a personal trainer in college and I also taught group exercise classes, but my real love came when I found Yoga. It has become my way of life that I try to integrate into my day even when I'm not on the mat. •Toughest challenge you face with Fitness/Wellness:
Getting to class! Sometimes the hardest part of the workout is just showing up. There are so many things that pop up throughout the day that would make it easy to skip your workout. Your workout is self care, not just physically, but mentally as well. We all need that time to detox from our day and spend time doing something just for ourselves. •Wellness Mantra:
Be gentle on yourself! In yoga, the word 'ahimsa' translates to non violence. There are a lot of ways that can be interpreted, but one of the ways I practice it is by being gentle on myself and honoring what I need. Sometimes I need a quiet day by myself, other days I need an intense Level 3 class. Wellness is a way of living, and since we are constantly changing, I think it's important to not be hard on ourselves and be open to our changing needs.
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Day 03 #lovestruckasanas#toestand
"When we're looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles."
As a tree element personality, I can be rigid at times and very harsh on myself and others. The perfectionist in me can be foreboding and the only way for me to balance out is to reenergize in nature. Knowing my weaknesses has made me stronger and more capable of speaking my needs to those who love me and want to support me when I'm down. 🌳 In what ways can you relate to tree element people?
ℹ From Cara Hebert's "ELEMENTS: WHAT CHINESE ELEMENT AM I?" Wood is generous and expansive and cares deeply for others. As with bamboo, Wood is strong yet flexible and is a natural born leader. Its roots dig deep into the Earth, constantly looking to expand and push forward. However, Wood also needs moisture to survive. The characteristics of Wood are often associated with sensuality and patience. However, to balance this, Wood can also be intrusive and aggressive.
Strengths: ▫️Patient and understanding
▫️Warm, sociable, and compassionate
▫️Flexible and adaptable
▫️Stable and practical
Weaknesses: ▫️Doesn't have a good grasp of boundaries or limits
▫️Can be too passive
▫️Yields easily under pressure
▫️Can rely too heavily on others 📲 Full article: https://www.gaia.com/article/five-elements-find-your-chinese-element
I told myself for FOREVER that I would finally be happy with my body when I had abs and was at my goal weight.
I have abs and I’m at my goal weight and I’m not happy with my body.
Because in all reality, it isn’t about how our bodies look. It’s about the way we perceive ourselves, and what we define as valuable. •
If we constantly measure our worth according to our appearance, we will NEVER be at peace, because our bodies’ appearance depends on the day, how much food we’ve eaten, our hormones, the angle. •
I struggle daily to find value in building strength and endurance instead of weightloss and skinniness. Not easy by any means, and totally counter-cultural, but I am worth that fight.
On the days where I HATE my body (which are more often than I’d like to admit), and I feel like I haven’t made any progress, I just try to remind myself—who am I trying to lose weight for? Who am I trying to be skinny for? Why do I think my value lies in skinniness? WHY DO WE THINK ANY VALUE LIES IN SKINNINESS THROUGH SELF-SABOTAGE? Why the fuck do we do this to ourselves? •
We self-sabotage over and over. We refuse to take pictures to create memories because we hate our bodies. We refuse to wear certain clothes because we hate our bodies. We allow ourselves to ruin the fun of social events because we hate our bodies. We keep ourselves from sharing intimacy with a lover because we hate our bodies. Why do we do this? How do we stop the cycle? •
There are a few things I do to help remedy this fucked up behavior:
1. Take pictures of my body and post them because fuck it. I could tear this picture apart with criticism but I am choosing to ignore that voice in my head.
2. Meditate as I workout. I repeat to myself throughout my workouts: you are strong. You are capable. I watch myself workout in the mirror so I can watch my muscles work and remember that this is about strength.
3. I follow body-positive influencers for the ever-present reminder that every body is worthy, every body deserves love, every body is 🔥🔥
Do you struggle with this?? Surely I can’t be alone 😂 what do you do to love yourself and find your worth?