To be responsible is to be free. To give responsibility to somebody else is to be a prisoner. – Osho

The more I accept responsibility for the things that are happening in my life the happier I become. It seems paradoxical at first, but not accepting it is to play the role of the victim. Life is not ‘happening’ to me, it is the universe and I in a great dance. 

Note: The @shamabrazil yoga onsie is back! I accidentally tagged the wrong page in the last photo of me wearing it, so please follow these peeps to get your own yoga clothing of the future! :)

To be responsible is to be free. To give responsibility to somebody else is to be a prisoner. – Osho

The more I accept responsibility for the things that are happening in my life the happier I become. It seems paradoxical at first, but not accepting it is to play the role of the victim. Life is not ‘happening’ to me, it is the universe and I in a great dance.

Note: The @shamabrazil yoga onsie is back! I accidentally tagged the wrong page in the last photo of me wearing it, so please follow these peeps to get your own yoga clothing of the future! :)

Here is a great core-strength handstand drill to do at the wall.

1. Place a foam block or a rolled up towel between your legs and give it a good squeeze.

2. Place your hands facing the wall shoulders distance apart.

3. Spread your shoulder blades apart, draw them down your back and firm your outer arms in. Don’t let your elbows bend.

4. Fix your gaze between your index fingers. Do not look back at your feet.

5. To get up kick your heels towards your bottom, shift your weight towards the fingertips and move your butt towards the wall.

6. Now lift and lower your legs keeping your inner thighs squeezing around the block and your hips anchored back towards the wall to create a pivot point. Those of you with tight hamstring will have to keep your knees slightly bent.

7. Keep smiling. :)

#FlashBackFriday This is an old photo taken by my friend Leelu Morris on the beach in Malibu just about the time I was beginning to teach. It is fun to look back and reminisce about how scary it used to be to get up in front of a room full of people and teach yoga. Thank God those fears are behind me now. It just goes to show that if you confront your fears (a few thousand times or so…in my case anyways, haha) they eventually go away. :) Which fears are you trying to let go of? #FearlessFriday

#FlashBackFriday This is an old photo taken by my friend Leelu Morris on the beach in Malibu just about the time I was beginning to teach. It is fun to look back and reminisce about how scary it used to be to get up in front of a room full of people and teach yoga. Thank God those fears are behind me now. It just goes to show that if you confront your fears (a few thousand times or so…in my case anyways, haha) they eventually go away. :) Which fears are you trying to let go of? #FearlessFriday

"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart" — Seneca

Thanks @theyogidr for inviting me to the gratitude party! Here are 3 things I am grateful for today.
1. My healthy body. This is a big one, and I think about it every day. 
2. My boyfriend Josh who takes my breath away daily. :)
3. Watermelon. I know I am a little late to the game on this one, but wow! I can’t stop eating it all of the sudden. Move over Coconut Bliss bars, I have a new obsession!

"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart" — Seneca

Thanks @theyogidr for inviting me to the gratitude party! Here are 3 things I am grateful for today.
1. My healthy body. This is a big one, and I think about it every day.
2. My boyfriend Josh who takes my breath away daily. :)
3. Watermelon. I know I am a little late to the game on this one, but wow! I can’t stop eating it all of the sudden. Move over Coconut Bliss bars, I have a new obsession!