Yoga Mantra of the Day: Peace Comes from Within

Today I am making a double post. I wanted to share a peaceful mantra of the day that I felt was a soothing Thursday wish for all my yogi followers. Please use, share and inspire. All my design quote mantras are made as my #karmagivingback project where I design for the you & the world to use and inspire from.

Peace Comes from Within

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Ego + Yoga = Life Lessons

When I started doing yoga my ego was almost bigger than the classroom. It at times was difficult to get myself in through the door. I loved watching myself in the mirror (on the good days), when my body gave up on the ego & let me enjoy the postures with the right form but not with the right intention. At times I struggled & almost injured myself because I wanted to become better than my body allowed me to be. When I started to realize that it was not  my body who was straining myself but my ego – I slowly started making progress with my balance, breathing, mind & body.

If I didn’t get these ego “aha” moments I would probably have become injured and strained myself from yoga and maybe even lost the passion for this amazing life journey yoga has brought me.

At this point in my life I have still yet crossed a ego path of being pregnant and physically straining myself from being able to do some of my favorite asanas. I am physically not able to do the things that I used to be able to do and I am standing by a cross road of learning another life lesson of letting it go. I am in the midst of learning how to enjoy yoga with a more simple form – forming a deeper understanding of what the “simpler” version of yoga will do to deepen my connection with my body, mind & spirit.

So – to end this note of today “ego” I am now asking you to step out of my way.

Namaste.

Ego kindly step out of the way for my

Just me.

Tuesday & Back in Office Shape!

This week I have decided to get back in office shape. Just for the past month and a half I have felt very unproductive work-wise and I can just feel how I need to get back in office shape. At times I find it difficult to keep myself creative, inspiring, productive & disciplined. It is easy to press that snooze button in the morning & having the mind tell you “rest today & start tomorrow”.

However, I have decided to take on another project as my online business has made me a little burned out & drained out of ideas and inspiration. I think my personality is that I am a marketing project starter. I love starting new projects and to plant seeds and nurture them for a little bit to see them grow. But once it is about to sprout I get bored and twist & turn my way to look for new ventures to nurture for sprouting. Help me & keep your finger that I can take this new project to a new growth level – and make it  grow into a beautiful inspiring sprout!

Psst….I did manage to get the online business going with marketing it to turning into a google traffic engine – last month we had over 2,000 visitors – now the business just need to turn into a profit maker.

The Yoga Soul is back in writing, being inspired & full of energy!

The Yoga Soul is back in writing, being inspired & full of energy!

Working at the office with my new project! Even got my hair going this time - I am usually with no make-up & stretching myself in my yoga tights:)

Working at the office with my new project! Even got my hair going this time – I am usually with no make-up & rather stretch myself in my yoga tights reading the yoga journal:)

Beautiful Butterfly Flutters & New Life.

So I haven’t fully revealed that I got blessed with carrying a new little life! My little Peanut is now 18 weeks and is slowly showing itself through the growth of pushing out my belly. This little life at times shares some beautiful butterfly flutters. I cannot describe the feeling of joy I have at times, the sense of magic a life brings us & the deep connection it brings you to your partner.

It takes two to tango as they say, and I am soo blessed to have my beautiful husband, father-to-be & best friend to tango with me together to the sound of a new life, which I look forward to share with for the rest of my life.

18 weeks with my little Peanut slowly showing itself by pushing out the belly.

18 weeks with my little Peanut slowly showing itself by pushing out the belly.

The Happiness Project.

Today I went by the store and found myself in the book isle….hm….I do own a kindle and I stopped buying paperbacks so I am not sure what I was doing there. Right in front of me this yellow book shines. I have read about Gretchen Rubin and her Happiness Project and find her inspirational at times. I sometimes visit her blog to find inspiration about how and what she is thinking about happiness. She is a former lawyer so I figured she does her research & justifies her findings before she write her stories/posts.

Happiness have become such a “big” thing both through television, the internet & social media – where everyone is in search for the happiness “fix”. I personally believe that happiness is a state of mind we find ourselves in during special moments – the feelings of happiness comes in burst rather than finding itself as a being constant feeling.

I still yet will be reading the book to see if Ms. Gretchen Rubin found the secret formula of increasing her happiness through her own joyful Happiness Project. Once I am done reading the book I will share an update with you of my own interpretation of how she defines Happiness & also if she successfully increased her daily joy.

 

The Happiness Project unconsiously found itself in my shopping cart. Let's see if I can find the secret formula of adding joy to the mix.

The Happiness Project unconsiously found itself in my shopping cart. Let’s see if I can find the secret formula of adding joy to the mix.

@beachyogagirl January Challenge on Instagram

So I am starting this new year by joining the @beachyogagirl challenge on instagram. The last one I tried to join was a inversion army challenge and that didn’t go very well – I only lasted for 3 days or so…..I am not as flexible as I want to be:) The @beachyogagirl challenge is much easier. The first day starts with a Bikram “inspired” move – the dhanurasana. I used to be pretty good in doing the dhanurasana but I haven’t done it for a little while because I got the gift of carrying a new little life in my belly! My little Peanut is today 16 weeks in belly-life. So the dhanurasana was made in bed just so that the little Peanut could comfortably join in:)

Now Peanut & I am off to enjoy some Ashtanga for this new year! Aloha!

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New Start & New Beginning

I created the quote of every day being a new beginning not too long ago – so today I created something a little different as I know that I have a hard time myself with setting my goals, achieving them, reaching for them & setting the bar. And with today as being a new day of the new year – most of us mentally decide that we are going to restart/refresh ourselves for the new beginning. I have a tendency to set the bar a bit too high and failing, which I believe is not a good way to start a year. So this year I have decided to take small baby steps in setting my goals & by that I hope that I will be able increase my success rate of not failing.

Happy New Year to You All Yogis! May this year bring you joy, inspiration & content! I am looking forward to a new year of new beginnings with all of you in this wordpress yoga blogosphere!

Set Your Goals on a Reachable Level & You will Increase Your Future Successes + Happinesss.

Set Your Goals on a Reachable Level & You will Increase Your Future Successes + Happiness.