The other day I walked into my yoga lesson as usual, and my teacher decided to go 'back to the basics'. Albeit, my energy was a bit frustrated at first, I yearned for the heat and vigour of the vinyasa sequences. The interesting thing that she taught me however, was that
For me, yoga is a daily ritual. It is what grounds me into my day because it is simply both a practice in mindfulness and a physical training. With this reminder from M.I., I found myself for the next few days, raising the internal question as I moved through my sequences, "how my foundation is?". Then I found this carrying over into the rest of my life.
"How is my foundation holding my chopping knife?"
"How is my foundation in communicating my needs?"
"How is my form and foundation while I run?"
Basics are not for beginners! No no, basics are for our training in life which we are always training for! When you think about this question, how do you imagine 'going back to the basics' could fit in more in your life?
When we transform though, there is no guidebook. When we shed off layers of skin, there is no warning sign of what’s underneath the layers, and when we quiet down, there is no volume notch to ease the transition. One day, there is just on and off.
Listen up restaurants and staff of restaurants! I, and all the other food allergic people out there, come to you, to enjoy a nice time (typically, we are secretly shitting in our pants, scared that you might contaminate our food, but we come to you because we want to be social, we want to enjoy life like 'the others' and we want to enjoy an 'experience' with our company, friends, partners, family etc.
Brown rice is an absolute ancient grain that as a complex carbohydrate (providing both yin and yang) it metabolizes and delivers energy-giving sugars slowly, over time rather than a fast boom like wheat that will send you into the ZZZ's within the hour. So how and why do I cleanse with it?
I like to call Kombucha the queen and Kefir-Water her little sister. Here are the few must-knows about both of these 'liquids of gold':
I am known for in fact not leaving my house, (under any circumstances) without having eaten my breakfast and taken a healthy sh**t... most importantly, I can not miss my 'pre-breakfast'. So what is this 'pre breakfast I speak of?
The second you have 'a break' what do you do? Look at your iPhone? Check Facebook, instagram, twitter, tinder, etc....Or do you stop, pause, listen to your breath and just simply...be?
The gut is so-to-speak our first brain. Whatever we put in our mouths, gets processed by our gut and signals how to handle the information...where to store things like vitamins, proteins, nutrition etc.
These aren't my dogs... but I sure ate up all the love they could give me and this is why:
we always need to go back to the basics. Basics are not for beginners. Basics are what help us continue our strongest foundation
What makes fear hold us back? Why do we get to that thick white line and stop like a speeding Cayenne Porsche slamming on the breaks at an all-of-a-sudden-turned red traffic light? We get so close, it just takes 1 foot step further, and screech, we stop.