The Shadows of This Life

Here’s some Emerson for you this evening all about the getting out of your own way and getting out of your own head. If you’ve got nasty little gremlins in your consciousness talking trash and making a mess, let them know in no uncertain terms that it’s time for them to take a hike.

This design is totally inspired by a stunning piece of art I found on this equally stunning blog, Pony Gold. Pay PG a visit for some new inspiration.

Ralph Waldo Emerson quote standing in ones own sunshine

Without Judgement

Do you consider yourself to be a “spiritual” person? If this quote by Swami Kripalu is to be believed, then I hope we can all someday consider ourselves to be “spiritual” people:

without judgment

Do you remember the last time you looked in the mirror and took in your own radiant awesomeness without judgement?

Why not make a pilgrimage today?

“Yo, body, I’m really feeling you, I’mma let you finish, but…”

(I’m too busy / there are more important things / I’ve just got to get to these other things first / etc.)

Sound familiar?

As the winter closes in, be sure you’re really taking the time to listen to your body. What does it need from you? An extra rest? Some quiet time reading a book? A good laugh with friends? More dark leafy greens? A brisk walk around the block?

It’s telling you in its own way. Be sure to pay attention.

Go within.

within my own body

Get Grounded

Stand up and energetically plant your feet down into the floor beneath you. Close your eyes and try to feel all “four corners” of each foot: the ball of the foot on the big toe side and the pinky toe side, the inner and outer edges of the back heel. Now take a step — very slowly — while keeping your attention on the soles of your feet. Now take another. And another. Very slowly and deliberately, feel each foot planting into the earth.

Maybe speed it up. Can you maintain your focus even at a quick clip?

The average person walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps a day. That’s three to four thousand opportunities to mindfully connect your body to the earth and get grounded, every single day.

Check out this affirmation by JoyThruYoga.com about planting down, getting grounded, and feeling all the good stuff:

I am grounded | MIndBodyPlate

Two Steps to Your Perfect Bikini Body

TGIF and Happy August 1st, everybody! Summer may be coming to a close, but it’s

NOT TOO LATE

to achieve your

BEST BIKINI BODY EVER!!!

These two miracle steps will unlock the bikini body you’ve been waiting for:

two step bikini body | Mucha | MindBodyPlate

Inspired by Alphonse Mucha and rendered by your very own SKF of MindBodyPlate