This colour 😍 this juice 😍 this change of season 😍 #nofilter
: Samantha Fiona Lucas, @samanthalucasashtanga
“I stumbled upon Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga 11 years ago while going through a divorce and suffering from a deep depression. Though I had been practicing yoga already for a decade, this practice [in particular] resonated with me deeply. I soon made my first pilgrimage to Mysore to practice with Sri K. Pattabbi Jois and now Paramaguru Sharath Jois. Immediately, my depression started to lift and my thoughts about dying subsided. I kept practicing. .
Fast forward to June 2016, I was in a motorcycle accident and lost my right leg below the knee. In the hospital, I didn’t know if I would ever do another downward facing dog again. However, day two after the accident, I started to go through primary series in bed. I did what I could, breathing and moving what I could. I found I was able do so much more then my brain thought. If I didn’t do my practice, then I was a complete mess, emotionally and physically. The pain was too much to bear without practice. I continued to do what I could do. There were some very dark times. The depression crept in because a life-altering trauma takes time to process. I’m still processing, three years later, but the security of the practice gets me through. I am so lucky to have it as such a shining light that picks me up over and over again. I keep practicing! .
Samantha is a kpjayi authorized teacher who practices in NYC at Brooklyn Yoga Club with Eddie Stern. She teaches at her home studio in Upstate New York, in Sharon CT at The Studio and is again starting to give motivational talks around the US.
Announcing a new workshop Thursday October 11th!
I think the best way I can articulate the benefits of this workshop is to share what one attendee recently wrote me about their experience with it:
“I didn’t know what to expect from the group workshop I went to, but I’m so happy I decided to go! From this workshop, I was able to see my own family dynamics in a whole new way. I realized that since childhood, I’ve been shutting down my emotional needs and pretending the don’t exist. I realized that it’s ok to have emotional needs and that it’s even possible to get those needs met! This is a powerful, fundamental change for me, and in the month since the gathering, I feel so much healthier and more at ease within myself.”
Although the workshop theme relates to the struggles people experience with work and money, what I love about this quote is how it points to the deeper intention of this workshop:
To learn about and heal the fundamental relationships we have with ourselves, to our family, and more. And, equally important, to see more clearly how these relationships form the core of our relationship to work and money.
Click the link in my bio to read more and register.
Looking forward to this gathering!
#familyconstellations #familyconstellation #gratitudeeveryday #worklifebalance #brooklyn #greenpoint
#soulhealing #healingarts #innerstillness #ancestors #healingspace #familytherapy #worklifebalance #familybond #healingpowers #healingpower #nycwellness #highvibe #radicalselfcare #lightworker #shadowworker #healingjourney #lineage #higherpower #deeplyrooted #healinglight #highvibrations #healingenergy #healing #ancestry
Another amazing nature wonder...
An amazing world in a tiny labradorite (size 2x1cm)
Heaven sent a gift of Love, from up Above... Este pedacito de cielo llegó después de una larga preparación; para lograr ser mejor versión de mi misma como madre, cómo persona, para lograr la estabilidad física, emocional, mental y espiritual q necesitamos como individuos y como familia!! La llegada de un ser a este mundo es más que dar a Luz... Ha sido un reto como sanadora para poder trabajar día a día conmigo misma a liberarme de miedos, bloqueos y creencias sobre el embarazo, la lactancia, la maternidad, autoestima, equilibrio hormonal, salud física y mental, y me ha puesto a trabajar en la paciencia y la compasión!! Dar a Luz es solo el comienzo de una mágica aventura, que te llena de amor el espíritu entero y te da la fortaleza necesaria para crecer día a día!! #mybabyboy #heavenonearth #grateful #dreambig #citizenoftheworld #thisishome #unconditionallove #feelingblessed #loved #sanacion #healing #consultasonline #alquimia #healinghearts #letitgoletitgod #changelives #energyhealing #healingpower #thisislife #blessed #lifeisgood #lifeisagift #thetahealing #reikihealing #lovewhatido #espiritualidad #consultaespiritual #consultaonline #cancun #rivieramaya
"It will all work out in the end. You must keep faith in yourself, and leave the rest to God." ~Leon Brown 💛
Looks like I got pretty beat up from pruning my tree. This is the reason I always keep this #AllPurposeSalve
on hand. It’s key ingredient is Calendula which is perfect for healing minor skin irritations like these. #Calendula
is #antifungal #antibacterial #antiinflammatory
and can help soothe skin that is sore, inflamed, and itchy (like eczema and diaper rash).
It is easy to get caught up in the drama, pain, and suffering of life. I know I do it!
We get trapped in that cycle of worrying, not being able to move on and thinking nothing will get better. Then we even put ourselves in the trap of believing life is supposed to be hard - or nothing is worth it.
Yet we are actually here to enjoy life. It is okay to have great days and love your life. It is okay to learn lessons from the good things in your life.
Will it always be easy? No. Will there be hard days? Absolutely.
But you were not created to suffer and be miserable your entire life.
Instead embrace that you are to have joy and happiness.
That life can be fun. EVEN when life is hard.
In fact if you are not enjoying life when it is hard, it makes it even harder to get through.
Embrace the joy and see how much better everything gets!
I created a list of things that bring me fun and joy. I try to do at least one a day, and on really bad days I might do multiple of them. Here are a few of them:
Swimming, Board games, playing at the park (specifically on the swings) and laughing with my son.
What are some things that bring you joy? . .
#motivationalquotes #lifelessons #healing #soulnourishing #spiritual #spirituality #happiness #lifequotes #innerstrength #inspirationalquotes #growth #selfdevelopment #innerpeace #quotes #wisdom #guidance #healingpower #spiritualgrowth #innerwisdom #spiritualquotes #emotionalhealing #fun #joy
"The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it... 💖"
Pearls, represent purity and honesty, we should always wear pearls as a reminder that we deserve just pure and true love.
Rose Quartz: The stone of love
Moonstone: Connect us with our feminine soul.
Mala 108 beads.
Handmade with love and Aloha 🌺 ❤️
Cherry Quartz and Tiger’s Eye ✨💎 Tiger’s Eye maintains concentration and will enhance your motivation 🐯 Cherry Quartz diffuses negative feelings such as fear, jealousy & anger 💕 Wear these two Stones together for an incredibly strong healing power ⚡️
We are 11 days into this new moon in Virgo....who's feeling the work, the organization, list making....oh-my-get-your-shit-together energy ON TOP of the hello-old-demons-and-blocks-ive-never-cleared energy?
Read this small expert from my monthly newsletter....dig into the goodies this new moon energy still offers us up until the 20th of September
It's got lessons & blessings
It's got work & play
It's got the 'can you learn to do AND recieve'
Vi es all over it
Head to my IG story for the link to read my full September newsletter OR click the link in my profile and sign up to get it every new moon 🌑
Almost mesmerized by the lovely texturing happening within these healing stones. Stay tuned for them 👀
Do you or someone you love suffer w chronic pain, tension and stress? Message me to learn more how to Empower Your Body Mind and Gain the wisdom from your pain so it can process easily and RAPIDLY. Yes we can!! Schedule a FREE 30 mins clarity call w me at http://bit.ly/claritycallnow My clients learn how to TURN ON, their Rapid Healing System... yes we have one, and you can go from 9/10 pain to ZERO, in one session!!! Please share this info and let’s step fully into our power. Together we can create a lighter, freer more empowered planet, one empowered soul at a time... and join me Nov 29-Dec 1 for the Rapid Self-Healing Activator Training if you would like to empower others to rapidly release old wounds and align to their orgasmic and creative sacred essence of who we are. Together let’s rise! 🌟🌈💃🏼🕺🏻❤️🤩 TESTIMONIAL
“In my recent phone session with Michellle, I experienced the Rapid Release she spoke of by simply tuning into my body and developing a dialog with tension/discomfort and what it was trying to tell me. It generated several "ah-hah" moments about just how far back these complaints stemmed from...39 Years! ...and how to transform them. Being a teacher myself, I love how the Alva method arrives at the very same insights I pursue when I do my own self-inquiry or work with others. Yet the Method has its own unique way of seeking insights directly through the body and transforming pain into pleasure. I played tabla for 20 minutes after the session and felt some improvement. But this morning I played again and had the same or better dexterity right away, no warm up! My fingers felt more open and alive! Thank you Michelle!”Fernando Subirats, Tabla Master. #healing #healingstones #love #healingcrystals #meditation #crystalhealing #crystals #gemstones #healingjourney #healingenergy #healingstone #healingcrystal #healinghearts #healingjewelry #healings #handmade #healingart #energy #healingpower #healingfood #healingvibrations #healingprocess #balance #healinghands #healingfoods #spiritual #yoga #entrepreneur
Non ho mai apprezzato il colore dei miei occhi, da adolescente desideravo averli azzurri come il mare, consideravo il castano banale e non riuscivo a trovare nessuna particolarità nel mio sguardo.
Un giorno, all'età di 18 anni, mi venne una terribile ulcera corneale all'occhio destro...pus a non finire, l'occhio completamente bianco e ovviamente cieco.
Venni ricoverata e passai più di due settimane in un letto d'ospedale tra bende, iniezioni all'occhio (puntualmente mi imbrattavano di sangue il viso che manco nelle scene splatter più audaci😂) e tanto malumore, ripudiavo la luce e la compagnia di chiunque.
Erano stati chiari con me, non sembravano esserci speranze di ripresa e avrei sicuramente perso l'occhio; tra me e me valutavo già le possibili protesi immaginando un grosso smile al suo posto😂.
Fortunatamente, ringraziando gli Dei, ho una capacità di ripresa impressionante e questo mi permise di rimettermi in piedi, riuscii a recuperare la maggior parte della vista (inizialmente vedevo solo ombre, ero praticamente cieca) e a sbalordire i medici che gridarono al miracolo.
Questo episodio mi diede la possibilità di crescere, maturare e apprezzare ciò che mi era stato donato :) poco dopo tatuai il teschio sul petto per simboleggiare la mia ennesima morte e rinascita.
Ora, grazie a un gentile donatore (che porterò per sempre nel cuore, grazie a persone come voi chi subisce danni irreparabili può tornare a sperare) potrò effettuare il trapianto di cornea e continuare a vivere senza la preoccupazione di subire ulteriori danni alla vista.
In tutti questi anni ho avuto modo di riflettere e sono assolutamente convinta del valore dell'unicità che ci contraddistingue, e la mia unicità guarda caso risiede proprio negli occhi, qualsiasi sia il loro colore🖤
Apprezzatevi sempre e non date per scontata nessuna parte di voi :3 ●
#loveyourself #acceptyourself #browneyes #witch #witchesofinstagram #offtopiche #sardinia #warrior #healingpower #likeme #vsco #brunette #mediterraneanwoman #like4likes #vscoitaly #likeforlikes #vscocam #makeup #piercinggirl #photographywoman #photography #curlyhair #pagan
Been busy and haven’t been able to post in a while but I am still getting my daily water intake! It’s amazing how much better I feel and how much more energy I have!! What do you infuse your water with??
To quiet that chatty, busy snarky part of your mind so you can focus on the project at hand, experience fuller relaxation.
To subtly awaken your sense perception.
To decrease the intense pounding, heat and sharpness of pain from inflammation.
To support a deep sleep. “There is no such thing as miracle drugs. However, what CBD can do for the elderly has led it to be called a 'panacea for aging.' It lessens inflammation, protects the brain against the neurodegenerative diseases, and modulates the immune system. Also, it not only acts as a painkiller itself but enables other painkillers to work better, so you need less of them. But these are just the main brushstrokes.” By Faye Sakellaridis in The Healing Power of CBD”
Full article https://www.thealchemistskitchen.com/blogs/blog/126220419-the-healing-power-of-cbd
Learn more about using CBD in a workshop this Saturday 9/22 @mandala.yoga.center
- CBD and it’s Herbal Allies w herbalist Zach Clancy from @thealchemistskitchen
AWOKE - CBD Yoga Class Friday’s 9:45 at Mandala w @wavyjp
#healingpower #CBD #DeepSleep #AwakenYourSenses #lifeisgood #self
meat sales jumped 23% in the past year, and they're expected to keep booming! Swapping meat for #natural
alternatives is one of the easiest ways to contribute to protecting the #environment
- while also improving your #health
! Have you made the change? #FreshFoodAlchemy