Now I don’t mean that island, but I do love Jack and Kate! However my love of Lost is for another time.
When I’m talking about the island- I’m talking about your yoga mat! Everyone needs time to have their own personal retreat whether you’re really away from your house, yoga studio, family, school, pets etc. I’ve been talking a lot about this in the beginning of my yoga classes as one of my teachers Kathryn Budig has discussed this before. When you go to your mat; you have to change your focus. It has to change from your everyday routine to your mat. While that seems simple- we all know that it’s not.
So when you think of your mat as your own island- use the idea of a retreat to help you! When you’re on your retreat, life is calm, peaceful, lighthearted, fun, and energizing. Mark those feelings! Because when yoga gets hard on the mat and when life gets hard off the mat, you have to remember that place of steadiness and sweetness. The sukha and stira. Stira means focus and steadiness while sukha is translated into happiness, ease, joy and the lightness of life.
Unroll your yoga mat, light a candle, put your legs up the wall or do some reclined spinal twists! Breathe up into your chest. The front, the back, and all four sides of your heart center. Feel the sense of ease come over you and just remember- you’re on your island and you can always go back. Jack and Kate went back now didn’t they? Hehehe. If ya didn’t watch Lost- you won’t get that. Sorry! But the point I’m trying to make is that you can always go to that head space where you are free from distraction. All you have to do is try.
Moving on- I hope you’re having a nice week so far. I’m still battling the allergies or something. So I made this today!
1 large handful of organic spinach
1 handful of frozen organic cherries
1 scoop of vanilla soy protein powder
1 cup of almond milk
1 big scoop of Dark Chocolate Dreams (dark chocolate peanut butter!!)
SO freaking good. You have to make it!
Look what I have!
After I begged him to make me one , my friend Ed made me this! Sorry my photography is kind of lacking in talent. But I’ve seen Ed’s other work and you should totally check it out!! You can check out his website here.
I made these too- blueberry muffins- made with whole wheat pastry flour, 1 banana, almond milk, applesauce and oats- no dairy but 1 egg. I need to perfect them a tad and then I will post the recipe!
Ok, this post has taken forever because I’ve been distracted by Lady Gaga on HBO!
I hope you guys are having a great week and remember: You can always go back to the island.
Here’s little precious for you.