Nina

You are seen. You are heard. You are loved β€οΈπŸŒΊπŸ™πŸ½πŸ•‰β˜―οΈ

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Day 20 No work means...
β€’sleeping in β€’laundry β€’watching movies while folding clothes β€’pizza with roommate β€’watch more movies β€’cuddles with Bruce β€’cleaning up β€’yoga before bed #yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl

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Day 19~~ Yesterday...
LATE POST: Waiting for road side assistance to help with my car battery after work.
My yoga was practicing being positive and appreciation. Being positive because I start thinking "great now there might be something else wrong. How much is it going to cost. Fuck!" Then appreciation because I live with friends who've become my brothers and sisters that will help me, no questions asked. When shit hits the fan they'll drop everything even their sleep and help.
Car trouble can really put your mood down. This was my situation yesterday. Thankfully I found a solution and it was fixed. #yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl

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Day 18~~
Monday movie night with my snoring dog on my lap and the hubs. Watching my favorite movie When Harry Met Sally. Ferrero Roche chocolates and wine on the menu. My yoga today is quality time with my favorite people. YES, my dog is treated like a human in my family #yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl #mondaymovienight #whenharrymetsally

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Day 17~~
As much as you show up for yourself show up for others. Just as much as you're going through shit days someone else is going through it too.
I spent the day with my friend and we held space for each other to just air out all the crap we've been carrying around. It's important to show gratitude for our friends that confide in us when they're vulnerable. Sometimes people need someone to truly listen NOT to listen to respond. We're so quick to cut the other person off when they're venting and say "yeah me too", "this happened to so and so" .πŸ™…πŸ»πŸ™…πŸ»πŸ™…πŸ» definitely not holding space for them. It's okay to comment but at times people just want someone to listen.
Be truly there for them. Don't try to get your point across. Unless of course they ask and need help.
Be a good listener
#yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl #vulnerability #listenmore

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Day 16~~ I forgot how good it feels to put on your favorite songs and sing in the shower.
It made me think of @jenpastiloff post "Which mantra are you choosing today? I'm garbage or I am enough it's on you". This year I've put work into truly embracing that mantra. It's been one of my biggest struggles all my life.
I can write books on the mistakes I've made as much as the next person can. I can also say I've learned a lot about myself in the process. I've shed layers of my childhood, letting go of the pain I held on to, the darkness I've kept hidden hoping one day it would disappear, the unworthiness I've felt.
I AM ENOUGH!! Fuck shame, fuck guilt, fuck the voice that says otherwise. Fuck the bullshit stories you make up about yourself. Fuck all the lies you believe.
We are enough. β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½#yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl

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Day 15~
Frustration was present before this side plank pic. Practice was done later than I'd like it to be. Rushing in the mornings is my least favorite thing. I try to avoid it but sometimes it happens.
I did sun salutations and pranayama. After practice I felt better and guess what? I ended up having time to do everything and didn't feel rushed. #yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl #notgoingtofakeit

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Day 14 πŸ™πŸ½πŸ“ΏπŸ•‰β˜―οΈ
Began reading this book today. #yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday #bksiyengar #lightonyoga @yoga_girl

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Day 13 🐾🐾 After a days work I came home to have friends over and the kitchen clean (thanks to the hubs)❀️. We watched Louis CK 2017 and laughed our asses off. Sometimes all we need is a big laugh and beers to share.
Flow and release. We've all been through so much this week and need a big laugh. Simply be happy and laugh til you can't breathe. It's what life is all about. Laughs and creating memories.
Of course pictures of Bruce intaking our energy. #yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl

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You jump, I jump. I'll never let go πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ @miggzcedeno #hurricaneirma2017πŸŒ€ #wesurvived #iaintscared #yeahright #bestfriendgoals

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Day 12❀️ Bruce finally met my brothers dogs Moomoo and Porter. They're staying over night since they still have no power. I'm glad I was able to offer them a cool place and a hot shower for the night.
My mom finally has power as well! Things are slowly but surely looking up.
My form of yoga today was listening to @yoga_girl podcast today on my way to work and going back home. Listening to her say to keep being vulnerable and share with people was empowering. To hold space for ourselves and others to share is important for us to grow. We don't have to put on a brave face all the time when we truly don't feel like it. Sit with the uncomfortable feelings because there's always a lesson. Something will unveil itself for you to see.
#yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday

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Day 11 🌺I feel very calm after visiting my family. They are without power but are doing well.
It's been an emotional week πŸ˜“. The #yogagirlchallenge has been the calm in the storm. Fear, anxiety and worry have taken over at times. Every time I stepped on the mat it was coming home to myself. I sat with these emotions instead of escaping them. I put my hand on my heart and felt it beat.
It brings me back home. It made me think of Elizabeth Gibert's book Big Magic ⏩swipe⏩. It's magical how your mind will give you a sprinkle of it when you need it. It's your intuition saying "don't forget you learned this" and brings it back to you.
Here's to not letting fear drive you
#yogaeverydamnday #yogagirlchallenge @yoga_girl

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Day πŸ”Ÿ A day late due to power outage but thankfully it's back. We survived #hurricaneirma πŸ™πŸ½. My family is safe and some are still with out power. Minor damages in my area were trees fallen and my back yard fence was tore up but some areas in miami were hit hard.
I had a quick 15 min stretch for back pain and legs up the all is amazing to relieve pain. Bending one knee at a time to your chest relieves tension.
I hope everyone is safe and next comes today's post..
#yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl

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Day 9️⃣ Safely home and having a giant sleep over weekend with my roommates and their families. Having so many people over has been extremely distracting from the news and enjoying each other's company.
Thankfully we have each other. I snapped this picture after taking a quick 15 min to stretch and breathe. I am so thankful for the people I live with. They truly are amazing people. We've been there for each other through out this craziness. We've calmed each other down, talked our fears through and most importantly love each other tremendously. Feeling loved and gratitude for everything. #yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl

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Day 8️⃣ M🌴AM🌴 is ready for Irma (at least I hope 😩). The winds are picking up this afternoon. Enjoying the last sunshine we will have before it hits.
Practiced some hip openers and have some yoga pose fail pics for you to laugh. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈwho said yoga had to be p e r f e c t? You've gotta laugh at yourself.
I look forward to practicing every day ever since the #yogagirlchallenge . It's been like riding a bike for me. Let the practice take you where it should. Isn't it what it's all about? Leave it at the mat. Pour it out. There's no judgement on the mat, no stares, no could've or should've's. Yoga opens up an awareness of what is going on within. The universe will hold you and will unwrap magic for you. Just trust and do ur best! #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl #vulnerability #yogafails #corestrengtheningistough

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Day πŸ˜‘7️⃣ 10 minute meditation today. The hubs took the pic thinking he took it I smiled. Deep breaths today. I was extremely moody all day. My anxiety was at it's highest πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈ at work in the midst of hearing warnings to evacuate, thinking if we're prepared, why must I work tomorrow, I should be home etc. I took 10 min to relax and center myself. It will all be ok. My family is ok, my dad who lives far away is safe, my mom and brothers are ok.
I get back to work and listen to Marc Anthony πŸŽΌπŸŽ€πŸŽΊπŸŽΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»Who can't cheer up listening to him? I felt better and relaxed. Everything is ok and if it's not you're not alone. You're ok. I've got my tribe at home.
In the words of Liz Gilbert Onward!! #yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl

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Day 6️⃣ here's an oldie but a goodie. I didn't have time to snap a current pic (phone died). Here in Miami we're getting ready for hurricane Irma. Working at the airport I saw firsthand how worrisome and frantic people are right now. I remembered one of the challenges in the last #yogagirlchallenge was random act of kindness. I seized the opportunity today!! I went to buy lunch on my break and the guy behind me was a foreigner trying to order a drink and counting every cent he had on the counter. The cashier was giving him a face and not helping him. I approached the guy and asked him how much does he need he pointed at his $1. I then gave him my $1 and asked if he has food to eat. He said yes I just didn't have enough for drink.
Moral of the story sprinkle kindness everywhere. If you can help, help ALWAYS @yoga_girl #yogaeverydamnday βœ¨β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½πŸŒΈ

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#Repost @sophiabush (@get_repost)
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Text 'RESIST' to 50409 to tell your senators that you #DefendDACA and expect them to do the same. It sends a fax directly to their offices. #FloodThePhones #HereToStay
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If you are a #DACA recipient, your work permit is still effective. If it expires before 03/05/2018, submit for renewal before October 5th.
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Please share this information. All is not lost. We will defend you. We are a nation of immigrants. We are in this together. ✊️ #DaughterOfAnImmigrant #IStandWithDreamers

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Day 5️⃣ I really enjoyed the vinyasa flow with @beebosnak!! I felt like she was speaking to me in this practice. Halfway through the practice into child's pose she said it's a symbol of devotion. Bowing down to the ground and connecting to our intuition.
Thank you thank you thank you. βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸŒΈ
#yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl @oneoeight.tv

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Day 4️⃣ @yoga_girl #yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday
Practice a low and slow on @oneoeight.tv with @ivykamineryoga
I really enjoyed the winding down practice before bed. Moving slow and gentle to open up with deep ujjayi breathing.
Frustration crept up because I am not flexible. It is easy to listen to the voice in your head. With each inhale and exhale I remembered yoga is a practice there is no perfect practice, perfect flow, perfect pose. Practice not perfection. β€οΈβœ¨πŸ™πŸ½

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Day 3️⃣ Attended a yin yoga class this morning. So much was released in 60 min. As @yoga_girl has said so many many many times; Yoga is not about the handstand, poses, mantra to follow, etc. Yoga is to look inwards and peal the layers off.
Losing my uncle has been unbelievably difficult BUT his loss has only been teaching me lessons. In this pain I've had to take a step back and look at the reality we all run away from. We all die. We all leave this body. It's a rude awakening. Appreciate it all; everything.
Thank you Thank you Thank you Tio

#yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday. #savasana #fetalposition

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Day 2️⃣ Meditation ✨🌜
When you create distance within yourself you learn to use your thoughts instead of letting your thoughts identify you.
#yogagirlchallenge #yogaeverydamnday @yoga_girl

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Day 1️⃣In the words of @yoga_girl podcast today; this phrase stayed with me all day "Find clarity through opening up and sharing". Here I am sharing. ✨There isn't enough time in the world to spend with the people you love. Spend your time loving them more and arguing less. Say more thank you's and give more hugs. You don't know if you'll ever get the chance again. β€οΈπŸ™πŸ½ #gratitude #yogaeverydamnday #yogagirlchallenge

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#Repost @yoga_girl (@get_repost) ・・・
This momma still has some yoga in her! @kategaborphotography captured this yesterday, sleep deprivation and all... Tomorrow is the start of the #yogaeverydamnday challenge! The challenge is simple: practice yoga every day for 30 days. I originally planned this challenge for when I would be home in Aruba, knowing well how much easier it is for me to get on my mat every day with @island.yoga - an actual yoga studio - as my office and home. Now that we changed our travel plans and are staying in Sweden for another two weeks I'll be doing half of the #yogaeverydamnday challenge in Stockholm which is my all-time most challenging place to practice! The combination of living in a studio apartment and having to leave baby to get to a studio makes it super hard for me to take actual classes here (and rolling out the mat means moving furniture around and getting daddy+baby out of the house). SO! A super challenge it will be and I think it's good this way. We're all in the same boatπŸ˜‰
The challenge begins TOMORROW! Every day, get on your mat. Set an aim for what a practice means to you - I suggest going for a solid hour practice at least - but be kind and gentle with yourself on days when nothing works and all you get is five minutes breathing in child's pose. Capture a photo of or from your practice/your mat or a photo of something that's inspired you that day and get real about how you feel in the caption. In every post, tag @yoga_girl #yogaeverydamnday and #yogagirlchallenge (so I can see your posts - the #yogaeverydamnday tag is just so big I don't want posts to get lost!). One lucky winner will win a spot in one of my retreats at @island.yoga in Aruba next year!!!β˜€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒΊ (pretty good motivation eh?!)πŸ€— and ten winners will win subscriptions to @oneoeight.tv πŸ’ͺ🏼 (practice online with me at www.oneoeight.com on the days you can't get to a studio or when you want some extra motivation!). ARE YOU GUYS READY??? Repost his photo to announce to the world that you are starting the challenge! And tag your yoga buddies in the comments section! I'm so excited for this. Need it so badly. Yoga every damn day... It's time❀️ #yogaeverydamnday

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πŸ₯‘πŸŒ³ A beautiful avocado tree with a beautiful story. β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ ✨✨A friends grandmother planted the tree a long time ago and in 2010 her grandma passed away πŸ™πŸ½. After her passing the tree started to give more avocados year after year. I'm so happy @cry_r0d94 shared her story with me.
#mothernature #fruitsoftheearth

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#Repost @towbeast (@get_repost)
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Look at this majestic beast #bruce #dawg #dog #perro #guaoguao #woof #mustlovepits ❀️🐾🐾

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πŸŒ•πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜πŸŒ‘πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ”Eclipse 2017

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#Repost @cleowade (@get_repost)
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There is nothing wrong with being mad as hell. Love yourself, your neighbor, your community, your country, and your world enough to be outraged when hatred is present. Love can be mad but it is never hopeless. It gets to work every single day. What does your work look like? The work on yourself? The work on your family? The work in your community? Let's get to work. I love you.

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W I L D 🌸 H A I R 🀞🏽#frizzyhair #thickhairdontcare #wildhair

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#Repost @109world (@get_repost)
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Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU ❀ We are so pleased and humbled to share with you guys that we won the KIND Foundation July cause! And it is all thanks to you!!! We are extremly grateful for all your votes to this great cause, the 10K grant allows us to be able to do more good in this world and we are extremly grateful for that! @kindsnacks donation to the #109children campaign will mark an essential milestone ensuring we have enough funds to continue supporting our efforts to have a sense of normality that they can depend upon, a safe space to learn and express themselves, and ensure they learn skills – at different levels – that are needed for them to rebuild their lives.

Again, thank you for helping us be the game changers! Kind actions, thoughts and energies helps so much and today they also resulted in means to do more. WE LOVE YOU πŸ’™πŸŒŒ On our website you can also make a direct donation to our work if you feel inspired to πŸ™ But to celebrate this, let us all commit to make a KiND action today - smile to a stranger, help someone out or treat yourself with something that lightens up your soul 🌟

#109world #youhavethepowertochangetheworld #109children #grateful
I am so happy to share that the organization I reposted last month won!!! It's a beautiful cause and deeply connect with them!!
The first mission they did was for my mother land Nicaragua. They brought clean water to a village that had nothing. It's a cause close to my heart!! Very proud @109world!!

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Happy late birthday dinner @darealeddy πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ’—

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