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Thursday, May 7, 2015

May #YogaEveryDamnDay Challenge

May Yoga Collage

Day 121: Child's Pose-Balasana.

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Day 122: East Stretch Posture-Purvottanasana.

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Day 123: Bow Pose-Dhanurasana.

My beautiful Mother in Law demonstrating the variation.

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Day 124: Sphinx Pose-Bhujangasana II.

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Day 125: Wheel Pose/Upward Facing Bow Pose/Backbend-Urdhva Dhanurasana.

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Day 126: Easy Seated Pose (Variation)-Sukhasana.

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I had to go to the hospital on Thursday, May 7th for a non-Yoga related problem. After my visit with the doctor, and even after he gave me the all clear and that I was fine, he told me to stop my practice for a while. He didn’t say for how long though. Only that I should follow up with another physician and that they would be able to better assess if I could return to my practice. So for the remainder of the month, I reluctantly refrained from my passion until I could be seen by someone else in June. I have never been so tortured in my life! I took the opportunity to deepen my meditation practice, which was lovely, but it certainly didn’t fill my Yoga void. I hope I can start back up soon, and when I do, I’ll be picking right back up in my Yoga challenge where I left off.

Stay tuned for a follow up post next month!

Namaste.

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To see the previous months’ Yoga challenges, check out these links below:

January, click HERE

February, click HERE

March, click HERE

April, click HERE

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9 Month Dreadiversary

9mo Dreads

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For those currently hating the loopy phase…this is my favorite dread in the 2 pics below. (Yes, I have a favorite.)

It is my fave BECAUSE it was my loopiest. It was always the easiest to find.

Fave dread progress

Love your loops!!!

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Finally found a place to permanently keep the key to my essential oils cabinet. Might as well put my babies to work.

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Another progression pic from earlier this month.

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Moved back into the RV, and just like usual, my hair starts down, and gradually works its way up, lol!

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But this is how I wear it 99% of the time these days. Up, Up, Up!

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Dreads getting ready for the Snow, and the very next day, Dreads enjoying the Sun. Ya gotta love Colorado.

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Flowery dreads! My girls made me pirty.

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And I found this wild child yesterday. The way it’s blunting is cracking me up!

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On this special day, my Dread babies turned 9 months old!!!

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Wow! The underside never ceases to amaze me! I wish they ALL looked like this right now!

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And as my dreads turned 9 months old today, my dreaded bangs turned 3 months old.

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9 Mo Dreads Progression Collage

Thanks for reading!

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April #YogaEveryDamnDay Challenge

April Yoga Challenge Collage

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Day 91: Pigeon Pose-Eka Pada Rajakapotasana.

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Day 92: L Stand Pose-Ardha Sirsasana.

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Day 93: Revolved One-Legged King Pigeon-Parivrtta Eka Pada Rajakapotasana 2.

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Day 94: Sage Forward Bend A Variation-Utthita Marichyasana A.

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Day 95: Half Bound Lotus Twist-Bharadvajasana II.

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Day 96: Tree Pose (Variation)-Vrksasana.

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Day 97: Half Lotus Toe Balance-Padangustha Padma Utkatasana.

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Day 98: Tripod Balance/Clown Pose-Sirsasana Dwi (2) prep.

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Day 99: Baby Grasshopper Pose.

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Day 100: Iron Cross Headstand-Mukta Hasta Sirsasana C.

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Day 101: Crow Pose-Bakasana.

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Day 102: Standing Side Stretch-Parsvakonasana.

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Day 103: Spinal Twist in Half Lotus-Ardha Padme Matsyendrasana.

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Day 104: Noose Posture-Pasasana.

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Day 105: Thread the Needle Pose/Dead Pigeon Pose-Supta Kapotasana.

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Day 106: Sideways Crow Posture-Parsva Bakasana.

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Day 107: Camel Pose (Variation)-Ustrasana.

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Day 108: Corpse Pose-Savasana.

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Day 109: Toe Stretching Head Beyond the Knee Pose-Janu Sirsasana C.

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Day 110: Gheranda Pose-Sukha Gherandasana.

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Day 111: Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose-Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana.

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Day 112: Upward Bow Headstand Pose-Urdhva Danurasana Sirsasana.

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Day 113: Warrior 3 Pose/Airplane Pose-Virabhadrasana III (variation)

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Day 114: Cobbler's Pose-Baddha Konasana.

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Day 115: Standing Half Bow Balance-Utthita Ardha Dhanurasana.

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Day 116: Eagle Pose-Garudasana.

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Day 117: Handstand/Full Arm Balance-Adho Mukha Vrksasana.

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Day 118: Half Bound Lotus Forward Bend-Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana.

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Day 119: Boat Pose (Variation)-Navasana.

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Day 120: Crescent Moon Pose-Anjaneyasana.

 

I have been incorporating my Essential Oils into my Yoga and Meditation practice, and since doing so, it has turned my Yoga practice upside down. Sometimes even literally. This month, my oils gave me the courage to tackle some more challenging poses that I usually am not a fan of (see Days 100, 101, 106, 117 to know what I’m talking about). I have been practicing Yoga for over 6 years. In all that time, I have never gotten up the courage to try some of the more difficult…and downright scarier looking poses. I really do attribute my newfound inner strength, focus, mental balance & bravery to my Young Living Essential Oils. I try to incorporate a different oil(s) every month into my practice.

Here is the one I picked and how it has helped me this month:

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After spending 2 weeks packing up our house all by myself, cleaning the heck outta the house-with Lauren’s help, moving back into the RV-with my Husband, The Barbarian & Pip’s help, then UN-packing the RV all by myself…the ONLY thing I have needed this month…and especially for Yoga…is to be more Grounded. It is for exactly what it says it’s for. GROUNDING*. With everything that this month has put me through…and there’s even more that I haven’t even gone into yet, that’s all I needed. I have been diffusing it EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I swear it is the ONLY reason I am still sane. And it grounded me enough to try those 4 advanced poses I mentioned above, too. This oil, hands down, is easily my pick for oil of the month. If you don’t have some, GET SOME. I’m serious. You guys know I don’t ever tell you what to do. It is THAT amazing.

If you are interested in learning more about Young Living Essential Oils, please contact me at: essentialoils@BohoHobos.com. If you would rather not contact me, but want to go ahead and sign up, or purchase essential oils, you can go HERE. I don’t think you’ll need my member #, but in case you do, it is 2173554. To read some amazing essential oil testimonials, click HERE. You will have to register, but it is free.

I am still LOVING this challenge! I can’t wait to compare pictures at the end of the year. I hope you are all doing well, and if you are interested in joining our Yoga For Every Body group on Facebook, you can join by clicking HERE. It is for all levels…from “I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m interested” to “I own a Yoga studio”. Head on over there and introduce yourself! We love making new Yogi and Yogini friends and finding new inspiration!!!

To see January’s Yoga Challenge, click HERE. For February’s, click HERE. For March, click HERE.

Namaste.

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*The information contained on this website is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information represents what I, an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, have chosen to do to take charge of my own personal health and that of my family.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products. Information found on this site is meant for educational and informational purposes only, and to motivate you to make your own health care and dietary decisions based upon your own research and in partnership with your health care provider. It should not be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis or courses of treatment.