Feeling ALL the gratitude today!
I brought back Colombian Cacao and am making a Cacao elixir to have a mini cacao ceremony for my family after dinner to share our gratitude and love 🙏🏻✨
On this day of Thanksgiving I want to take a moment to send heartfelt wishes for a joyous holiday season. I also want to thank you for being a part of my journey and for allowing me to be a part of yours.
It is such a joy to share yoga and healthy living with you. I am grateful for and inspired every day by those who show up from all walks and stages of life on their mats to practice whether it is to let go of stress, to gain strength, to reconnect with themselves, to better connect with others, to find peace, joy, healing, and the present moment.
I am also grateful for all those who support me behind the scenes and those I am fortunate to collaborate with through speaking, writing, and video production.
May your holidays be filled with health, abundance, community, and lots of love.
From my heart to yours,
Certified Yoga Therapist ~ IAYT & E~RYT500
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1 96 minutes ago
Thank you all for being part of our yogi family. Don’t ever lose sight of what’s important in life ✨✨✨
1 56 minutes ago
🏋🏻♀ Fitness Meets Yoga : day 4🧘🏻♀
iPad & @bulldogyoga Giveaway 📣
Today we’ll learn the basics of the side plank with side crunches followed by a #yoga flow and pose to release your obliques. —
Go to -> @itsdesifit
Start in a side plank position with your right elbow down and your left hand behind your head. Bring your left leg up toward your shoulder and tap your left elbow, keeping your torso stable and your waist lifted. Lengthen your left leg back to the starting position.
YOGA FLOW @martina_sergi : downward facing dog > warrior 2 > reverse warrior > extends side angle > triangle > revolve triangle > repeat on the other side (hold each pose 5 breaths)
YOGA POSE: parvritta janu sirsasana. Ground your sitting bones to the floor, extend your side body towards your foot. You don’t necessarily have to grab it. Keep chest open and shoulders de from your ears. —
-Follow us: @itsdesifit , @martina_sergi, @martina__rando
-Follow our sponsor @bulldogyoga
-Use the hashtag #fitnessmeetsyoga
- Tag us in your photos/videos for today’s poses ❤
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60 200614 hours ago
Tried this variation of upward facing dog for the first time. Requires strength on fingertips (not only fingertips) if u hold that posture for 5 looong breaths, especially when the floor is slippery and especially when u have one foot on top of the other 😋
Wearing @vimmia_active .
New mantra: Don’t be intimidated by the time it takes to achieve my dreams. The time will pass anyway, so might as well spend it building my ideal reality. 🙌🏻
PS. I’m giving you exclusive early-access to @aloyoga’s Black Friday sale. For 25% off full-priced items, just head to their site and enter code “SELFLOVE” to shop! 😍
30 343316 hours ago
Change is one of the most challenging concepts to embrace.
In theory of course it is easy but in practice,maybe not.
We are so used to this fixed identity of ourselves that when the season changes, and it is time to embrace the new, it always stirs one up.
The last two years have been super challenging for me, to be on the road, to leave behind a lot of things, people, friends, my city that I associated with my sense of self.. to totally embrace the unknown was constantly stirring me up.
My biggest practice has been to let go of control and trust that the Universe has my back, to trust in the Unknown, to trust that what is yet to come is better than what was.
The most powerful practice has been to stay present to what is.
And this is where all the Mindfulness practices on the mat are constantly helping me off the mat.
Taking the Yoga beyond the mat, onto my life.🙏🏻☮️💖
35 22824 hours ago
One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to happen in life. And with that, she realized the only control she had was how she chose to handle them. So, she made the decision to survive using courage, humor and grace. She was the Queen of her own life and the choice was hers.” ~ Queenisms™
Let’s face it. Stuff is going to happen. Life is going to happen. But we get to choose how we respond. And, in many cases we get to choose to impact life through the daily actions, words, deeds and choices we make.
Here’s to choosing more joy, more happiness, more love and more fulfillment in the coming year.
Wearing @noliyoga 💕
8 26253 hours ago
Transformation from last year to this year. Both Pictures taken in Koh Phangan with 14 months apart.
My Fibromyalgia was in complete control of my mind and body. Fear and pain both stoped me from exercising and doing the things I loved. I gave up on myself. I didn’t have a balanced healthy diet and to be honest, at the time, it was the last of my worries. I was on 5 different medications I had to take throughout the day, everyday.
THE BIT IN BETWEEN✨
I took a massive step in my journey to recovery when I accepted I was not in control of my own mind. I started Yoga and everything changed. I began noticing dramatic results in my body and mind set almost instantly. Once I started building up muscle to support my hyper mobile joints, I was able to move freely again. To be honest I became a little bit obsessed with yoga... but now you know why. If you were able to dramatically reduce my pain and make me a happier, stronger and more positive person.. I’d be obsessed with you too!! I am so excited with my results and I really want to help other people find results like this when they start yoga! This is what drove me to become a Yoga Instructor. Which brings us to Thailand this year:
NO MEDICATION, FIT, HEALTHY, HAPPY, POSITIVE, STRONG 💪🏼🙏🏼❤️
I still get in a lot of pain sometimes, it comes in waves, but at least now I’m in control of it. And I can cope without meds. Which was my number one goal!!