Love & Inspiration #42

Love & Inspiration #42

Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote

  • “Look within. Approach everything with devotion and gratitude. Stay at heart”. – H.W.L Poonja

 

2) Reading & Practice on Mindfulness

 

“Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.”

Mindfulness of breath is a simple practice that can transform our lives.

In this article, the great meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five mindfulness exercises to help you live with happiness and joy.

 

 

 

3) Serenity Prayer

  • The Serenity Prayer offers us simple, humble, timeless truths.  I first came across the serenity prayer in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five” back in high school, yet it’s most widely canonised within the 12 step / Alcoholics Anonymous program. It reminds us that acceptance is an active pursuit, that courage is required in order to make changes to ourselves, our habits, our lives, and that ultimately these possibilities are in our own hands

 

God, grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change

Courage to change the things I can,

And wisdom to know the difference.

– Reinhold Niebuhr

 

4) Mother Peace Round Tarot

Created in the 1970s, the iconic, significant and rich Mother Peace Tarot is a deck of tarot cards inspired by the Goddess Movement and second-wave feminism.  This deck has just invited itself in to my world in a myriad of ways.   I’m beginning and loving to explore it’s depths and symbolism.  You can try picking form the deck here.  If you do purchase this deck, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you also get this book “Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess Through Myth, Art, and Tarot” to more fully understand and appreciate.

 

“For over a decade, Motherpeace has been an inspiration and oracle for women all over the world. Motherpeace recovers the positive, nurturing peace-oriented values of pre-patriarchal times, and brilliantly combines art, history, mythology, folklore, philosophy, and comparative religion with an informed spiritual and feminist perspective.

Vicki Noble challenges us to celebrate our ancient peaceful heritage and to reclaim our right as a people to a life without war. The book is a vision of hope and transformation, made even more powerful by the vibrant pictorial images of the seventy-eight Motherpeace tarot cards.

Motherpeace shows how traditional myths and symbols can provide ideas and images for understanding the meaning and power of the Goddess for women and men today

 

 

 

5) Song on Repeat

Walking endlessly through the streets of San Francisco, training my intuition to respond to the “full body yes” that has space to arise in these moments of flow, led me to the gift of discovering this incredible musician, vocalist and producer.  I instantly fell in love with the ephemeral beauty of her creations.  This is my favourite song so far. .  Hope you like it!. 

 

 

So much LOVE & Blessings to you,

XOXO

Francie Love

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Love & Inspiration #41

Love & Inspiration #41

Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote

  • We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T.S Eliot

     

2) Poem

  • Hokusai Says – Roger Keyes

Hokusai says Look carefully.

He says pay attention, notice.

He says keep looking, stay curious.

He says there is no end to seeing.

He says Look Forward to getting old.

He says keep changing, you just get more who you really are.

He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself as long as it’s interesting.

He says keep doing what you love.

He says keep praying.

He says every one of us is a child, every one of us is ancient, every one of us has a body.

He says every one of us is frightened.

He says every one of us has to find a way to live with fear.

He says everything is alive –shells, buildings, people, fish, mountains, trees.

Wood is alive.

Water is alive.

Everything has its own life.

Everything lives inside us.

He says live with the world inside you.

He says it doesn’t matter if you draw, or write books.

It doesn’t matter if you saw wood, or catch fish.

It doesn’t matter if you sit at home and stare at the ants on your veranda

or the shadows of the trees and grasses in your garden.

It matters that you care.

It matters that you feel.

It matters that you notice.

It matters that life lives through you.

Contentment is life living through you.

Joy is life living through you.

Satisfaction and strength is life living through you.

Peace is life living through you.

He says don’t be afraid.

Don’t be afraid.

Look, feel, let life take you by the hand.

Let life live through you.

 

3) Mantra Music Meditation

This kundalini mantra, in Gurmukhi language is a Prayer of Peace and Protection.  Yogi Bhajan taught that this mantra should be chanted 3X in a row to create a field of protective energy.

You can download the full 23 minutes version here.

 

Aad Guray Nameh – I bow to the Primal Wisdom.

Jugaad Guray Nameh – I bow to the Wisdom through the Ages.

Sat Guray Nameh – I bow to the True Wisdom.

Siri Guroo Dayvay Nameh – I bow to the great, unseen Wisdom

 

 

4) Astro-Carography

Wanna know where to travel? Retreat? Settle down? Make money? Find love?

Astro-cartography is a fun and amazing tool to help you navigate your choices and opportunities with greater insight and ease.  You need to know your birth time and place.

Let me know if you try it.  I’d love to hear your insights!  

 

 

5) Spooky Halloween Thoughts

 

 

 

 

So much LOVE & Blessings to you,

XOXO

Francie Love

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Love & Inspiration #40

Love & Inspiration #40

Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote I’m pondering:

  • “The greatest danger in yoga, that by routine, is becoming mechanical and regimented. I find that the beauty of a mind-body discipline, such as yoga or qigong, is that it’s an endless process of discovery and surprise. This is often overlooked by students, driven by gain and strength and flexibility. I think that yoga, rather than a path leading to mastery, is an invitation to evoke mystery and a powerful, subtle, and unnameable energy that roams inside. A dedicated practice is like a rite of passage that guides one to sense, feel, and remember that which inevitably resists identification. I can testify that the further I travel into the inner processes of the body and mind, the more I realize I don’t know.” – Tias Little, Yoga of the Subtle Body

 

2) 5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age

  • The Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age – Yogi Bhajan

    1. Recognize that the other person is you.
    2. There is a way through every block.
    3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
    4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
    5. Vibrate the Cosmos. The Cosmos shall clear the path.

This week I had the opportunity to attend some Kundalini Yoga classes and it got my curious.  Unlike your typical Vinyasa Flow type Yoga practice, Kundalini is much more a breath and energy centered practice.  I started to do a bit of research and came across Yogi Bhajan –  Master of Kundalini Yoga and spiritual teacher to thousands – five principles which he called the Five Sutras, to help us navigate this time of transition that is being called the Age of Aquarius – the age of information, of growth and connection, of breaking down hierarchies.

 

3) My favourite Autumn Tea

A few years ago, my heart broke into a million pieces and I lost my voice for a 1.5 years.  As is often the case with life, my challenge has become my gift, and helping people to find their voice and connect to their song is becoming more and more a main passion and offering of mine. At that time I tried everything – ginger tea, salt water gargles, ninjaiom, medicated honey, steams, silent retreats….The thing I feel that works best for me, aside from working through the emotions and heartbreak,  when I get that slight tingle in the throat are these Organic Licorice Root based teas.  Yummm!

 

 

4) Yin Yoga Podcast Practice for the New Moon

New moon is coming up this weekend.  Are you feeling a bit more inner? Lower energy perhaps? More clear perhaps?

New moons are a great time to reflect, set new intentions, plant new seeds and get clear about how you’d like the new cycle to unfold.

Join us in the Jungle for this live-recorded class to help you melt away layers of emotions and stiffness held in your body’s connective tissues.

 

5) Music

Amazing and beautiful. Check out this powerful video. Deya Dova is musical medicine for awakening consciousness. 

 

 

So much LOVE & Blessings to you,

XOXO

Francie Love

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Love & Inspiration #39

Love & Inspiration #39

Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote I’m pondering:

  • “Sometimes the ‘wrong’ train can take us to the right place.”— Paulo Coelho

 

 

2) Book I’m Reading:

Ancient wisdom and perspectives,  and practical contemporary take-aways for healing, shared here in-depth by Alberto Villoldo, a classically trained medical anthropologist, who has studied shamanic healing for more than twenty years.

 

 

3) How to play the Infinite Game – 37 mins

I’m still thinking about this awesome talk

understanding the difference between a finite and an infinite mindset, and considering ways to adopt this exciting mindset shift to be able to see life more clearly through an infinite lens.

This is an excellent conversation to help let go of any competitive mindset, and inspire more resilience and more positive growth mindset for our businesses and personal lives.

 

4) Free Oracle App I’m Loving:

I LOVE receiving oracle cards as gifts, and this is the latest one that I’ve been getting into. 

Oracle cards are not meant to predict the future per se, but rather give you insight into the present moment – a fresh perspective to view a situation.

Have a try  – this one is great.  It’s easy to use, free, and online, and I find it’s very insightful!

 

5) Music

Sing along, stretch out your body, close your eyes and just be.

I’ve loved this class mantra – dub remix track for almost a decade.  

This is a quintessential yoga class playlist favourite for many a-teacher, and I know you’ll LOVE it too. 

 

So much LOVE & Blessings to you,

XOXO

Francie Love

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Love & Inspiration #38

Love & Inspiration #38

Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote:

  • “They who are steady in eating and in rest, and in their work, do their duty; they who, are steady in sleeping and waking, they will be able, training Yoga, to mitigate sufferings of their material lives…” – Bhagavad Gita 6:18

 

2) Celebrating Navaratri

Navaratri is an auspicious time in the Vedic calendar dedicated to honouring and celebrating the goddess energy within us all, male and female.

I’ve had the privilege this past week of sharing goddess mantras with my soul sister Lindsey Wise for 2 powerful Navaratri Yoga classes here in California, with Emily Perry at Bhakti Fest ,and Hannah Muse for Ygoa Church Santa Cruz, and have been feeling so much the forca feminina within.

Nava means nine in Sanskrit while Ratri means nights. This is a nine day celebration that is divided into three parts. The first three days are dedicated to the goddess Durga. Her warrior spirit cleanses, shifts, uproots, changes and transforms. Think of her as tilling the soil, prior to planting seeds.

The goddesses Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi symbolize these parts of life and Nature, while also being parts of our own innate Self. The three of them together represent our wholeness, the trinity of life, alive in and around us. These three goddesses also connect to Shakti, the goddess who gives the spark of life to every being, to Nature, and to existence.

lakshmiThe next three days of celebration are dedicated to Lakshmi. Her abundance, nurturing, and wealth offer nourishment and support to us on all levels of life.

Finally, we have three days dedicated to goddess Saraswati. Saraswati gives us knowledge, understanding, wisdom, creativity and artistry. She is the rasayana (or healing balm) if you will to close these nine sacred days of festivities. Together, these three goddesses bring wholeness, renewal and the life giving offerings of Shakti.

It is at this time that we can connect to these three goddesses most easily—inside of us, and around us. Because of this, Navaratri is considered a very sacred and powerful time of year—one that influences our inner and outer experience of life for months to come.

To connect with the goddesses more closely, make special offerings on your altar for them during the nine days. You can also dedicate your actions and intentions to them for greater communication.

from https://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/03/the-power-of-navaratri-inspiration-for-connecting-with-the-goddesses/

 

 

3) Pranayama / Breathing Technique:

Have you tried this yet?  It’s getting cold here in North America, so my friend suggested I try the Wim Hof breath.  Everyone and there cousin seems to be getting into Wim Hof  – the “ice man” and his method, so I decided to try it…

This video shares a really super simple practice, straight from the source – essentially it’s 30 x rounds of the fully belly-chest-head breathing, followed by an increasingly long retention.

What I discovered is that this particular Wif Hoff breathing method is simply a form of pranayama, which is one my main personal practices.  There are more than 50 known types of pranayama techniques, all with multiple positive benefits.  What I experienced right away in trying this practice, is what I often feel with my regular pranayama practice –   stress relief, increased clarity, presence, concentration and well-being.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

 

 

4) Learning a bit more about Positive Psychology:

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing, and an applied approach to optimal functioning. It has also been defined as the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive (Gable & Haidt, 2005, Sheldon & King, 2001).

I’ve always been fascinated by the human being, our behaviours, thought patterns, how both genetics and life experiences manifest in how we interface with reality.  I did my first University Bachelors degree in Psychology.  At that time, we learned a lot about when things go wrong…abnormal psychology, the brain and how to treat “problems”.

Once I started getting deeper into Yoga, what became more relevant for me, what how I could use the wisdom, knowledge and understandings of science and psychology theory to thrive more in each arising present moment – essentially how to be more happy and awake.

 

5) Mantra Music for the Goddess

We sing this mantra to the fierce aspect of the goddess, as we help to liberate ourselves from the ever-deep layers of the lower self, which can seem to come back more and more powerfully, especially when we thought we had already dealt with and integrated that aspect of our being.

 

 

Jay Shri Ma Kali Kali Ma Jay Shri Ma
Jay Shri Ma Kali Kali Ma Jay Shri Ma
Ananda Ma Durga Devi Jagadambe Shri Ma
Ananda Ma Durga Devi Jagadambe Shri Ma

So much LOVE & Blessings to you sweet one!

XOXO

Francie Love

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Love & Inspiration #37

Love & Inspiration #37

Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote:

  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. – Margaret Mead

 

2) Book I’m Reading

This New York Times bestseller is an easy-to-read, insightful and engaging guide to meditation as a rational practice that is informed by neuroscience and psychology.

 

 

3) Practice I’m getting back into:

I’ve been a fairly consistent journal writer throughout my life, and often think of my relationship to pen on paper as my most trusted therapist.  It feels really good, cathartic, insightful and space-making to get back into this as a daily practice.  Join me!

Morning Pages, known as “the bedrock tool of a creative recovery” are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing,
done first thing in the morning. *There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*– they are not high art. They are not even “writing.”

They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritise and synchronise the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page…and then do three more pages tomorrow.”

 

 

4) Music I adore:

Grammy-nominated for best world music album.  i LOVE this album and have listened hundreds of times at least.  You’ll love it. 

 

 

5) Movement that’s Inspiring me:

  • Global Climate Strike  – Sept 20-27th – Greta Thunberg’s inspired #climatestrike,#fridaysforfuture

What’s happening today is an incredible landmark planetary event: Over 4 million people have been protesting for #ClimateStrike  #FridaysForFuture ‬in163 countries, and counting…

 

 

I am experiencing a full body “YES!!!!” to this movement, and so grateful to everyone who is taking a stand, and to all those people like you and I who are becoming more and more open and curious about our own carbon footprint and personal responsibility, and what actual life changes we can adopt to help #bethechange.

This is an incredible opportunity for collective evolution to support the common dream.

6 ideas we can consider to support climate action:

1) Eat less Meat

2) Walk rather than drive

3) Avoid single-use plastics

4) Plant more trees 🌱

5) Make a stand – Share how important this is with local businesses and change-makers

6) Spend more time in wonder, awe, curiosity, and gratitude, remembering that we as individuals and as a collective and completely interconnect and interdependent

 

Hit Reply and Let me Know

Do you have other great ideas to take responsibility and support climate action?

? What is one thing you are willing to give up or change to help protect the future?

 

So much LOVE & Blessings to you sweet one!

XOXO

Francie Love

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Love & Inspiration #36

Love & Inspiration #36

Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote:

  • ““We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”― Anaïs Nin

 

2) Book I’m gushing about

Empowering, inspiring, practical.  Everything is Figuroutatable is simultaneously a mantra, a mindset and a life philosophy.

I am huge big fan of Marie Forleo and everything she creates.  I often credit her for helping me find, and keep finding my way as an entrepreneur and motivated, inspired human.

I cannot remember the last time I underlined and highlighted so much in one book.  She has so many great, memorable and incredible helpful one-liner philosophies, and I highly highly highly recommend this book or anyone, especially if you are at all feeling stuck in any area of your life.

Some of my fav and most practical one-liner highlights:

  • Start before you’re ready
  • Define your Dream
  • Progress over Perfection
  • Try it before you deny it
  • If it’s important enough you’ll make time for it, otherwise you’ll make an excuse
  • The truth of Can’t vs. Won’t

     


3) Enneagram Test – ~15 mins

One of the absolute best and most complete personality systems and “user-manuals” I’ve ever had the opportunity to study is the Enneagram. 


If you spend any length of time with me personally, eventually we are gonna start talking Enneagram, because I love it and think its the greatest thing ever. 


Through discovering and learning to understand  our “type” we can begin to know and understand ourselves, our core fears and motivations and how to bring ourselves into more self-awareness, balance, wellness and growth.   

Rather than being yet another box or label to put ourselves into it,  I feel that learning the Enneagram has helped me to, as my dear friend and Enneagram Expert Lubna Shareif describes, “step out of the box of who we are”. 

Read Lubna’s article – Why Learn the Enneagram, here, and even set yourself up for a consultation to be able to begin navigating this masterful system. 

and let me know what type feels resonant for you! I’m always curious and excited to learn more about my people!

 


4) Music

Rootsy, soulful, hip-hoppy, folky, traditional somehow, yet totally new.  I love the genre-bending tapestry of voices and creations of these beautiful sisters. I chose this song to share with you today, but I love pretty much everything I’ve heard from Rising Appalachia.  Check ‘em out!


5) Ayurvedic Self-Care Practice

I just started tongue scraping a couple months ago after one my super knowledgable Ayurvedic Consultant friends, had one look at my tongue and told me I was toxic! 


I knew she was sharing from a helpful and empowering place, so I gave it a try and haven’t looked back. 

Scraping our tongues everyday, according to the ancient sister science to Yoga of Ayurveda, can help give you a better understanding of your overall oral and general health, as well as stimulate internal organs and improve digestion.

 

Which Inspiration did you LOVE the most today?

Please REPLY and let me know!

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So much LOVE & Blessings to you sweet one!

XOXO

Francie Love

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Love & Inspiration #35

Love & Inspiration #35

Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote:

  • I think it is essential sometimes to go into retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences completely and look at them anew, not keep on repeating like machines whether you believe or don’t believe. You would let fresh air into your minds.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

2) Bodhisattva Prayer for All Humanity

  • Bodhisattva Prayer for All Humanity  – Shantideva, Indian Buddhist sage 700 A.D.

I love this prayer because it reminds me that we all carry within us the capacity to awaken, if we so choose, and that this awakening process is an ongoing, personal, continual and life-long journey.  It also reminds me that what matters is how we show up in the world, how we respond to life and its challenges, and in the face of challenges, its reminds me that we can help each other and approach the challenge with love and compassion rather than fear and anger.

 

“May I be a guard for those who need protection,

a guide for those on the path,

a boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood.

May I be a lamp in the darkness,

a resting place for the weary,

a healing medicine for all who are sick,

a vase of plenty, a tree of miracles.

And for the boundless multitudes of living beings,

may I bring sustenance and awakening,

enduring like the earth and sky

until all beings are freed from sorrow

and all are awakened.

 

3) 5 Love Languages Quiz

Understanding our own love language, and those of our loved ones, has for many, including myself, been a game changer.

I have a friend for example, whose husband came home every day from work, cooked her dinner, gave her a foot massage and yet they fought all the time because all she wanted was for him to ask her how she was, and about her day.  They were simply speaking different love language.

The premise of Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages is simple.  Each person gives and receives love in a certain language, and learning how to be more fluent in the love languages of yourself and your loved ones, can help you to better understand and express your needs thereby strengthening and enhancing your relationships.

The 5 Love Language are: Acts of Service,Physical Touch, Receiving Gifts, Quality time, and words of affirmation.

What are your primary love languages?

 

4) Music

 

 

 

5) Sneak Peak at some exciting Pure Flow Yoga News….

 

So much LOVE & Blessings to you sweet one!

XOXO

Francie Love

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Love & Inspiration #34

Love & Inspiration #34

Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote:

  • “At the core of our deepest longing is to be friends with ourselves, to hold and touch and dance and play with the pieces of soul that sparkle and form our true being”. – Matt Licata

     

 

2) Self-Compassion Guided Meditations 

Are you going through a challenging moment? Feel triggered? Dark moon and new moon, can be especially challenging times of the cycle for some of us. 

Self-compassion work is some of the most powerful way to access loving kindness towards ourself, and Dr. Kristin Neff offers us this incredible resource to help learn about self-compassion. 

I experimented with this particular “sooth soften allow” meditation mentioned above this past week when some old emotions resurfaced, and I found it valuable.  You may like to choose a different meditation to try.  Let me know what you think!

 

3) Mystic Mamma

This is my go to source to learn more about new and full moon astrology.  Hope you love it!

 

*NEW MOON* in Virgo brings forth healing, calling for purification so love can flow through.

We are in an age of healing ourselves and our planet, and that means awakening our collective mindset to a vibrational and energetic understanding of our universe.

We are each called to task and it begins in our body.

Her body is our body. We are not separate from Her. 

Our task is to feel, work through and release all that blocks love from freely flowing through us.

We have so much collective grief and trauma that we carry in our root chakras and in our womb centers.

 As we work with loving awareness to release the fear, the rage and the grief, we will begin to feel the regeneration and flow of our Life Force as it activates our creative powers.

Virgo reminds us that through our Earthly embodiment we become the Chalice.

She teaches us to ground into our Earth and offers her intuitive and discerning gifts to help us sort and map what is needed and what will serve the whole.

Her way is one of love, of caring and compassion for all living things.

 

4) Book I’m Reading

One of the topics we share in depth on our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is Trauma-informed Yoga teaching practice.  This area is starting to get a lot more attention in the Yoga world as we realise that it is highly common for people to experience the devastating and pervasive effects of trauma.

Trauma is a response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event, that can overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope, causing feelings of helplessness, a diminished sense of self and ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences.

In this powerful, informative and well-researched book, one of the world’s experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body.

 

 

5) Savasana Music

New moons are a naturally more reflective time.  I like to take this nature given opportunity to slow down and take time to go inward.  Pop on this playlist after a practice, or as your practice, and melt!  Do you have a favourite savasana song?  I’d LOVE to hear it!

So much LOVE & Blessings to you sweet one!

XOXO

Francie Love

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Love & Inspiration #33

Love & Inspiration #33

Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote:

  • “Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees”. – B.K.S Iyengar

 

2) Poem by Jeff Foster

Falling in Love with Where you Are

Dying to all
you think you know

Letting go of the image
of how life ‘should’ be

Sinking into the vast mystery
of the present moment

Embracing change and loss
as misunderstood friends

Falling in love
with where you are

This is the path
for those who know
there is no path

Only endless destinations
and never-ending beginnings

– Jeff Foster

 

3) Inspiring Talk from Russell Brand – 8 mins

In this short video, Russlee Brand gives a good and simple explanation on meditation  – how we are not our thoughts and feelings – and mantra and how it works to focus the thinking mind – like giving a child a yo-yo, so that we are not identified and controlled by the mind, so that we can be in higher service.


 

 

4) Music Playlist for Yoga Practice

I love practicing to music to help me get in the flow zone.  I made this 13 track playlist a couple years ago, and it stands the test of time. Put it on for background music, a gentle dance, or get some sun salutation movement medicine happening!

I’m brewing some new playlists too, so let me know if there are any standout trax that you’d like to hear more.

Click here if you wanna check out more music playlists from Francie / Pure Flow Yoga

 

 

 

5)🎧 Francie’s Interview with Daniela Garza Rois

“Devotion is my teacher…Before anything you are in life, put the word “devoted” in front of it. A devoted mother, a devoted sister, a devoted child…this way you know that everything you do in life in an offering, and everything that life brings to you is also an offering”.-  Daniela Garza Rios

Sweet Bubbly and wise, Daniela Garza Rois, celebrated Mandala Yoga Teacher Trainer, AcroYogi, Vedanti, Bhakti, and teacher at Bali’s famous Yoga Barn, shares with us all about:

  • Her Yoga Journey: Her mom as her first big inspiration, how Yoga found her, and her passion for sharing her unique Teacher Trainings
  • What is Mandala Yoga and how she uses this practice to dance with life and connect with the rhythm of Flow
  • Words of wisdom for the single parent – How becoming a Single Mom, challenged not only her morning practice, but also helped her transform the traditional concept of what it means to have family, to recognise that family and support is all around
  • Obstacles as tool for Self-growth – Self with a capital “S” – The harder the teaching, the thicker the blessing.
  • Acro-Yoga as a way to experience and understand how the body moves, by feeling meridians and anatomical planes
  • Bhakti Yoga – and what it means to be in devotion
  • Dharma Yoga & the 20 Value of Values – Why it’s important to follow your life’s purpose
  • Sacred space, and the power of having an altar, and working with nature and the 5 elements to help connect with and transmute emotions
  • Vedic Studies – Non-Dualism and her passion for studying Vedanta – the sacred teachings of Yoga from the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata – and the importance of having a experienced guide to unfold the teachings
  • Epic beautiful life wisdom Galore…

 

So much LOVE & Blessings to you sweet one!

XOXO

Francie Love

 

 

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