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Stories, quotes and more to inspire your practice and daily life

hanumanasana

Hanumanasana Mythology Hanuman is also known as Maha Vira. Vira means courage and Maha means great. So he is the great courages one. Hanuman was born Anjaneya, the son of Anjana, his mortal mother, and Vayu, his father, Lord of the Winds. Hanuman was a mischievous...

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Finding Courage

Finding Courage In order to build courage we first have to understand what it is So what is courage? “Courage; taking a leap of faith; overcoming fear and accepting risk” I love this quote by Brene Brown "I want to be in the arena: I want to be brave with my life. And...

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Abhaya hridaya mudra

Abhaya hridaya mudra Courageous Heart Mudra A beautiful Mudra to help release fear or self doubt. Place this mudra over your heart centre to connect to your higher self. To practice this mudra cross your arms in front of your chest. Inter lock the little fingers,...

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The story of Astavakrasana

"It's not what's you have on the outside that glitters in the light, its what you have on the inside that shines in the dark." Anthony Liccione   The past weekend I had a lunch date with one of my favourite people. While we were talking about the book I'm writing...

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2015…. THE YEAR OF YOU!!!

As we head towards 2015 I keep hearing about all the New Years Resolutions people are going to make. More often than not those resolutions slowly fall one by one as the year progresses. Either because it was not really in line with the persons core beliefs or because...

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Be the light

"If you are the light, you cast away the darkness" ~Lee Man Hee With all the reports of Bill Cosby in the news the past week it has brought to the forefront the issue of abuse. Unfortunately these stories are far too common. Within the yoga...

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NO SHAME. NO BLAME

"I am not what happened to me I am what I choose to become" C.G. Jung I feel so humbled by the response I received from my last blog. It was a tough one to write and out of misplaced fear I had a moment of doubt before posting it. But I knew it was something I needed...

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It may not be easy, but it will be worth it

7 years ago I stood in a hotel room looking in the mirror thinking you’re fat, you’re disgusting, you’re worthless. I wondered what’s the point? Who would actually care if I were dead? I don’t think I was was seriously considering suicide but I did think about how I...

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Traveling life lessons

"If you stumble and fall don't worry or give up just get up and move again cause its the falling that teaches all of us" Shanghai has been an interesting and challenging time. The jet lag, constant noise, the pollution, the language barrier, having your atm card...

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Feeling beautiful

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder." ~Salma Hayek   Seeing this picture and the others from the photoshoot for the first...

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Santosha

I wanted to clarify I posted my blog yesterday not because there was anything 'wrong', there wasn't, or because I wasn't 'ok', I am, but because I wanted to show that I still have ups and downs, I still have doubts. The difference now is how I deal with them. I read...

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This is Me

The Paintbrush I keep my paintbrush with me, wherever I may go In case I need to cover up so the real me doesn't show I'm so afraid to show you me, afraid of what you'll do Afraid you'll laugh or say mean things, afraid I might lose you But if you'll be patient my...

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INSPIRING QUOTES

INSPIRING QUOTES