5 things to remind yourself daily

I was surfing through my Instagram this evening and I came across this fabulous picture via @yogainspiration.

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5 things to remind yourself daily:
1.) I am amazing
Yes! I am amazing and I shine! I wake up everyday and shine my bright light to the world. I do it with confidence and wear it with pride. I design my own form of awesome and others deserves to see me.

2.) I can do anything
Of course I can! It’s my birthright. I was born to share my talents and if I believe I can then I can…

3.) Positivity is a choice
Just as I choose what I wear in the morning, I choose the thoughts that I think. I choose positive and loving thoughts over negative and fearful ones. When I think with a positive mind set, I create a life of miracles.

4.) I celebrate my individuality
I am a unique individual with a unique purpose. I own who I am and I wear my crown with pride. My crown is also like a hat. I don’t just wear one hat, but a few. Each hat that I choose to wear represents all of my uniqueness.

5.) I am prepared to succeed
I have all of the necessary resources within me to create a successful life. I am ready to step foot out into the world and share my gifts. Everyday I set a goal (or maybe 3 goals) and everyday I am successful.

Write these 5 things down and remind yourself of them daily. After writing them down, try writing your own unique belief such as a mantra, an affirmation or phrase that you can fully integrate into your daily practice. Post it on your mirror or your doorway and start believing all of these 5 great things about yourself.

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how you can bring these 5 reminders into your daily life.

Namaste,

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Moon Salutations: Gentle Sequence

Moon salutation: gentle version
Here’s a sequence to follow for moon salutations. This gentle version is a good base for learning the full sequence.
These are sequences handed down from the wise women of Kripalu Yoga Center who created these sequences in the 1980’s. I can credit Megha Nancy Buttenheim for her contribution and knowledge.

This is a graceful practice for connecting with the moon.

Blessings on you journey!

*Tadasana
*Standing lateral to the right
*Back to center
*Standing lateral to left
*Back to center
*Goddess
*Five pointed star
*Triangle right side
*Intense leg stretch right side
*Right foot in back, left foot bent front
*Five pointed star
*Goddess
*Mountain
*Lateral to right
*Center
*Lateral to left
*Center
*Goddess
*Five pointed star
*Triangle left side
*Intense leg stretch left side
*Left leg back right foot forward
*Tadasana

Do 2 to 4 rounds

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Note: this photo is not mine. It’s someone’s and they would appreciate its not stolen. I hope I can find the website. Namaste.

Toega!!!

Toega is such a fun activity to do with kids! I’ve always loved incorporating this into my kids yoga classes.
What’s Toega? Toega is yoga for the toes. Toes need some serious stretching sometimes. This is especially true considering we use are feet in many poses. Toega goes beyond stretching all ten toes in tadasana.
Stretch your toes. Very wide. Put your fingers between your toes. Open the toes wide.
Crayons are a fun way to do Toega as well! Get a few crayons and put them between your toes. Get colorful. Pick up the crayons with your toes. Get creative. Take a big piece of paper and start drawing with your feet. You may surprise yourself with what you can draw with your feet.

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