When life gives you lemons...

I have learnt the most in the last 4 weeks than I have in a year. 
I went to Bali and delved into some deep self study. I removed myself from everything and really asked the question, "who do I want to be as a Teacher"? More importantly, "how do I want to spend my time on this planet?"

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Be Where You Are

You have listened to your souls calling. Those little nudges, the nigglings, the 'gut feelings'. They raise their head every now and then, saying "hellllloooo this is what you truly want"  but most of the time the Ego is too shit scared to do anything about it.

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F&#K "Getting Happy"

We are conditioned in the Western world to be "happy". Find happiness. Get happy. Like it's this permanent, tangible thing that we can work towards. And if we're not happy all the time, then something must be wrong with us. So we spend energy on worrying about why we aren't happy all the time and why we feel negative emotions. What's wrong with me? Why am I feeling like this

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You don't need to be flexible to do Yoga!

The absolute biggest objection I get from beginner Yogi's is "I'm not flexible enough". And I feel you. I really do. I thought the exact same thing when I started practicing. This limiting belief (plus others) is what stopped me from becoming a teacher for years! I have tight hamstrings, tight hips, and limited range in all of my joints. I can't get into a lot of asana's (poses) simply due to the way my skeleton is made. 

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Committing to Veganism

I've loved animals my whole life. I have two cats who I would die for. I have also eaten animals my whole life. It was just something I have always done and never really thought about it. I attempted to be a vegetarian a few times throughout my twenties but was still figuring out what my body thrived on and not and it just didn't work. Plus I don't think the intention was there. And that was it. Consuming animal products was just life. Until now...

 

 

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Travelling with Anxiety

The first thing that the mind thinks about when I go travelling is "I hope I can handle my anxiety overseas". This trip involved 9 flights (and I'm not the best flyer) and a complete change in my daily routine. Before and during the trip I practiced some things that I think were total game changers...

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