Normally, I would tell you to eat your vegetables instead of drink them. However, with an uneasy stomach all day, I’ve decided to give digestion a break so body and mind can focus on themselves and digestion can take a nap. I loaded up on ginger as it’s great for nausea. 
Kale, spinach, apple, carrot, ginger and lemon.  (at Roxanne’s Cafe)

Normally, I would tell you to eat your vegetables instead of drink them. However, with an uneasy stomach all day, I’ve decided to give digestion a break so body and mind can focus on themselves and digestion can take a nap. I loaded up on ginger as it’s great for nausea.
Kale, spinach, apple, carrot, ginger and lemon. (at Roxanne’s Cafe)

Afraid to practice dropping back from handstand? Here’s a good summer drill. Beat the heat and conquer that fear of falling! it’s full proof. All you’ll do is hit the water. 

Afraid to practice dropping back from handstand? Here’s a good summer drill. Beat the heat and conquer that fear of falling! it’s full proof. All you’ll do is hit the water. 

blackbirdkisses asked:

Oh goodness, i absolutely adore your blog! I want to start doing yoga and i figure i should start with a class or youtube videos, but do you have any advice for increasing flexibility? I'm kind of afraid to go to a class because i'm sure i'm not as "bendy." ): I know that sounds silly! I also just lovelovelove the picture of your forearm hollow back. I'd die happy if i could ever accomplish that someday. Haha. Anyway, have a lovely day and keep up the amazing work! xx

The great thing is, you will accomplish that one day! If you are saying you want it, there’s no reason it can’t happen.

Okay so, I have a friend who always says the same thing as you. 

For that mindset, my favorite quote is “Saying you’re not flexible enough for yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to take a shower.”

Yoga is a nonjudgemental practice, place, consciousness. If you go to a class and you’re not incredibly bendy…who cares? It’s your practice and you’re there to become more flexible in body and mind. To give yourself some time. To relax. To clear your mental chatter. To be in a loving and warm space. 

I encourage you to go to a class and not care about not being bendy enough because yoga is not a performance or competition. 

I love all your kind words and your enthusiasm. You sound like a passionate person and you should put that passion into yoga because YOU want to.

Sending love and light 

-Sophia

Round TRES ✌️👆 for #soulsistersmovement with #pinchamayurasana or #forearmbalance
I’ve been working HARD on dropping from handstand to forearms. This is the first one I actually nailed on the fly while just wingin’ it ;)
As for the song-I’ll be missin’ California in a week but so so so excited to travel. So ode to California

Alright! Round two for #soulsistersmovement with the starpose as #mayurasana !!! With this hot weather, I’m feelin’ all limber and stoked to play around.
Really been needing intense stretches in my neck lately so this did the trick. Shoving your elbows into your gut in mayurasana on an empty stomach is incredibly energizing! Fun fun fun #yoflow #yogance
@cuchira

fitnessfirstforeverx asked:

Hey :) I am so happy I found your blog today it is amazing yaaay! Quick question: do u recommend any dvds/youtube channels for yoga? Really trying to get into yoga properly but just don't know where to start :( thank u ♥

Yay! I’m so happy you’re here! 

I actually started off doing some yoga from Youtube videos. I liked Yogea Artflow on Youtube but I have heard good things about Yoga by Addrienne and Tara Stiles. 

However when people ask me where to start on their yoga journey, I will always recommend going to a real class. There’s nothing like it. There you can build a teacher student relationship, learn proper alignment and the ambiance is just nicer. In my town, there are countless free yoga opportunities like Yoga in the Park, donation-based classes and community classes so maybe research that :-)

Good luck and update me!

-Sophia

🔥Fire starts in my heart when I reach that place. Home again where I belong 🔥

I decided to jump on the #soulsistersmovement bandwagon! As an aerialist I couldn’t resist something as exciting as a #yoflow or #yogance
Always inspired by @cuchira

Anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm a college freshman and I used to go to the gym but now I cant do that. I wana start doing yoga since I am drowning in school work and stress. But I have no idea where to and how to start. I have danced ballet previously and I heard this could help me. But I honestly have no idea. Should I do yoga from youtube videos? But I dont know if I can trust these.. Please help! Thank you! :)

Yoga kept me so grounded throughout my school year last year! 

I think yoga is perfect if you used to like dance and you need balance and a time to de-stress. I actually started doing yoga from youtube videos. I liked Yogea Artflow on youtube. I’ve also heard good things about Tara Stiles and Yoga by Adriene but have never done those myself.

You can trust those videos. But you might find (like I did) that those videos aren’t enough. A class ambiance is really crucial. Especially being with your teacher so they can correct your form and such. In my town we have limitless options of free yoga. There’s yoga in the park, donations based classes, community classes, etc.

Do some research in your town and hopefully you’ll find something similar. But if you don’t, that’s okay too. These days with technology you can find a lot of great information and guidance!

:) 

"We are shaped by our thoughts. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."  An expression of truth, love and gratitude. A symbol of how external clutter is nonexistent when purity exists within. 💙🌀🌊

"We are shaped by our thoughts. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
An expression of truth, love and gratitude. A symbol of how external clutter is nonexistent when purity exists within. 💙🌀🌊