Learn to Bend!

While talking to a friend this week it really made me realize the importance of going with the flow in life. We need to LEARN to bend so we don’t break. It takes time to learn how to be flexible and just let things be but once you embrace this idea, life becomes a little bit easier. You can plan and plan to the very last tiny detail but things don’t always go as planned.
In my life I try to stay positive and make the best out of every situation. If you can go through struggles and keep pushing forward you’re on the right path. Be proud of yourself for that! It’s hard to keep truckin’ when you feel angry, upset or defeated but life keeps changing and moving on…and so can you! I challenge you all to let go of those hardships today and start to LEARN to bend ~:-)

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” – Tom Robbins

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I’ve been practicing more back bend poses lately. Here’s my attempt at the Pigeon pose! Still needs a little work but I’m learning to bend more and more each day…physically and mentally 🙂

So Grateful!

Last Tuesday was my birthday and I not only had a great day but a wonderful week! I was presented with little surprises all week long and I am so grateful to have amazing people in my life. It’s gives me a sense of peace to know how much I’m loved. People are put in to each one of our lives for a reason… You decide what that reason is. Everyone you meet is a part of your life journey. I’ve realized more the past year that certain people are in your life to open your eyes, whether it is to teach you more about yourself, help you when you are in need or just to brighten your day!

I’ve learned a lot of things from myself as well through yoga practice. One of them being I’m not as strong as I’d like to be! My flexibility and balance is improving but my strength is taking a little longer. A tiny bit of patience should do the trick. My brother got me an amazing birthday present, which is a gift certificate to a yoga studio. I can’t wait to join! It’s hard to concentrate doing yoga in a house with two other people and a curious pup. Some studio time will help greatly!

So I encourage you to take each experience you have with another or yourself as a life lesson… You learn, hear, see, feel, & experience something new every day ~:-)

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” —Anais Nin

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Arm Balance Crazy!

Good Morning All! I just realized today I haven’t written a blog in about a month! Time sure does fly and I’ve noticed the older I get the faster time moves. If only we could stop the clock! It’s realizations like this that make me think how important it is savor every moment and live life to the fullest. I’ve been struggling lately with the fact that I still haven’t found a permanent (Not temp) job that I love and still living at home at the age of 24. My birthday is next week and it feels like just yesterday I was 18 years old, heading to college. The only worries I had in the world were to pay my rent, do my homework and figure out what bar to go to that weekend. Haha. Oh, the good ole’ days! Everyone’s life progresses differently and the universe has a plan for each one of you. I’ve decided to embrace the challenges and learn from my experiences. Everything always seems to fall into place as it should…. Have patience, faith and an open mind…Always.
On a side note, I’m finally getting more comfortable with the Bakasana arm balance! My balance and arm strength is improving greatly. I’ve still been attempting the balance pose I previously posted about, which is taking more time to get comfortable with. I’ve been experimenting a lot this week with different arm balances and head stands…. Hopefully more pictures to come! I’d love to hear your stories and comments.

“Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.” -Max Ehrmann

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