meditation

What do you do the moment you wake up?

This week’s Tool for inner peace was inspired by a meditation class I took at the Movement Center with my Grinning Yogi Mentees! I love hanging out with these beautiful humans and couldn’t have been more jazzed to take a meditation class at this center!

The dharma talk reminded me how important the first few moments of my day are in setting the tone for everything that transpires from that point on. Taking a few moments to connect to breath and spirit before we do ANYTHING else is so critical in aligning with our Self instead of stumbling from one task to the next dragged by the external world. Let me know if this helps you find an ounce of innerpeace ✌🏽


#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #liveyouryoga#breath #liveinthemoment #beherenow#peaceofmind #peacecomesfromwithin

It’s impossible to worry and be grateful at the same time

“It’s impossible to worry and be grateful at the same time” — Silvia Mordini


A simple #toolsforinnerpeace to interrupt anxiety or excessive worrying  is to generate a list of things you’re grateful for. This shifts your thinking from lack to love ❤️ What are you thankful for today?

New Year's Resolutions that stick!

Happy New Year Friends! As I recap 2018, I thought I’d give y’all an inside scoop on my yearly practice. I have a solid mediation (my new goal for 2019 is 22 minutes each day) and write about the following journaling prompts inspired by an exercise I did many moons ago with alchemy of yoga teacher training.

1. What are my biggest accomplishment? These could be  personal, professional, or health + wellness
2. What are my favorite moments? Ideas: trips, relationships milestones, Personal Achievements, fun times
3. What are my intentions for 2019? What qualities do I want to cultivate in the upcoming year? Qualities could include courage, self love, inner peace, and/or confidence 
4. What are my goals for 2019? Keep them SMART:
S: specific M: measurable A: achievable R: realistic T: timely.
WRITE THEM DOWN + PLACE THEM IN AN AREA YOU’LL SEE THEM EVERYDAY!! A Harvard Business School study showed that when graduates wrote down their goals WITH a plan they were 10X more likely to accomplish them. 👊🏽
5. How do I want to feel one year from today? Let this be a free write visualization of where you will be, who will be around you and how will you see the world and yourself. .
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#toolsforinnerpeace #iampeacepilgrim#goalsetting #2018 #nye2018#newyearsday2019 #2019goals

Benefits of Meditation

This week’s Tools for Inner Peace is #meditation! I’ve provided a few different exercises, however my daily sadhana includes me sitting upright each morning when I wake up for 11 minutes meditating on these 4 questions:
1️⃣. What am I #grateful for? 
2️⃣. Who do I need to #forgive and what do I need to forgive myself for? 
3️⃣. What “I AM” #Affirmations would benefit me today? Then I repeat two or three with my inhale (I am) and exhale (adjective) until I believe them from the inside out. Right now, my affirmations are #iamcalm#iamcentered, + #iamconfident😁
4️⃣. Last but certainly not least, I ask for guidance from source, universe, God, Spirit, insert whatever resonates with you. I try to get as still as possible and VERY present and simply ask, “ God, what do you want me to know today?” Or “What intention would serve me today?” I sit and wait for my inner wisdom to speak and I take that nugget of insight with me. Sometimes I space and my intuition pipes up later in the day when a situation calls for whatever guidance I received earlier.TRUST YOURSELF — you have infinite wisdom within, all you have to do is listen. 👊🏽
These moments allow for me to clear out all the junk from yesterday and start each day with a fresh perspective and a deeper connection to mySelf. 🙏🏽

108 bows of gratitude to my teacher @inspiredyogagal for teaching me this tool

Prefer guided #meditations? @insighttimeris a PHENOMENAL meditation app that I’ve used for years ❤️ @mooji.official + #pemachodron are a few of my favorites teachers 🤗

4 Count Breathing

Here is a simple 4-count breathing exercise to help find a sense of peace and serenity within. #toolsforinnerpeace

If you're having trouble falling asleep, you can extend your exhale to 6 counts (if it feels comfortable for you). #pranayama #breathwork #breathe #peace✌️ #innerpeace #teachpeace #powerofnow 

Feeling Your Inner Body

This week's tools for inner peace video is inspired by #eckharttolle #thepowerofnow - one of my absolute favorite books that changed my perspective on life forever. Feeling the inner body is a technique to help us connect to the subtle energy field within us, a micro-step deeper into our Selves than our body.  

Eckhart encourages readers to feel their body from within. Try to NOT think about it & FEEL IT. The more attention we give to this frequency, the stronger it becomes. You can practice this technique in your #yoga practice, before you go to bed or for those first few moments when you wake up in the morning. This technique changes our tendency to judge everything we do and say TO acceptance and compassion towards the world around us. Try it out and let me know what you think!

“Your #innerbody is formless, limitless, and unfathomable. You can always go into it more deeply. If you cannot feel very much at this stage, pay attention to whatever you CAN feel. Perhaps tingling in your hands or feet. That’s good enough for this moment. Just focus on the feeling. Your body is coming alive.” - Eckhart Tolle