7-Day Challenge – Daily Self Check-In – Day 4

Today is day 4 of the daily self check-in challenge we’re doing this week. Today started out rough for me. I was feeling everything. I was so overwhelmed by the events in Georgia & Minneapolis. I was nauseated by the death toll from COVID-19. I was struggling to concentrate, struggling to focus, I felt like a zombie. I decided to take my own advice and close my eyes, take a few deep breaths & check-in with myself. What did I need today to take care of my overwhelming feelings and emotions so I could go back out into the world and help my clients?

I want you to do the same for yourself right now, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and ask yourself what you need to take care of yourself today so you have the strength to take care of others. The world needs good, kind, loving, caring people right now, but if you’re cup is empty you can’t help others in need. Change has to start with you! 

⁠What I needed today was meditation, so that’s my mindful tip of the day, meditate. Check out Headspace, Insight Timer, and Calm. There are thousands of meditations for whatever feelings and emotions you need to manage. You can meditate for 1 minute or 90, it’s your choice. If an app isn’t for you or isn’t available to you just close your eyes, wherever you are right now, place your hands on your belly and connect deeply with your breath. Scan your body from the top of your head down to your toes and allow feelings and emotions to come up without judgment. Allow them to come up without trying to manipulate or change them. Close with a few more deep breaths and open your eyes. Now you have information about where you are today. Care for yourself like you would someone you love, so you can become more balanced and centered, which will allow you to pour back into those around you. We NEED each other right now! Take care of you so you can take care of others 👯‍♀️

⁠I’ll see you tomorrow, be well ❤️

For the entire month of May I am offering new clients the opportunity to pay what you can for virtual coaching sessions in meditation, mindfulness, breathwork & yoga. Now more than ever we need to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves both physically & mentally. I’d love to help you through this incredibly hard time. You can sign up for your FREE consultation below. Be well & take care of each other ❤️

Book a session today! You may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com

7-Day Challenge – Daily Self Check-In – Day 3

Today is day 3 of the “7-Day Daily Self Check-In Challenge.” I’m doing this every day this week to help you remember to check in with yourself. A little self-inquiry reminder. So right now, I want you to stop whatever you’re doing and take a few deep breaths. Now ask yourself, how do I feel right now? Am I feeling any physical pain? Am I tense, tight? What about my emotions and feelings? Do I feel calm & collected, scattered, sad, anxious? What can I do right now to take care of myself? ⁠

⁠My mindfulness tip for today is to move your body. Move any physical or emotional stress, anxiety & tension out of your body via any type of movement that resonates with you. Movement is incredibly healing and we hold a lot of stress & tension in our bodies. We also hold a lot of emotional pain in our bodies as well. If you can’t do this exercise right now save this post for later and give it a try. 

That’s it for today, I’ll see you tomorrow, have a good day!

For the entire month of May I am offering new clients the opportunity to pay what you can for virtual coaching sessions in meditation, mindfulness, breathwork & yoga. Now more than ever we need to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves both physically & mentally. I’d love to help you through this incredibly hard time. You can sign up for your FREE consultation below. Be well & take care of each other ❤️

Book a session today! You may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com

Valentine’s Day

This is not your typical Valentine’s Day post. I don’t want to talk about romantic dinners, flowers & gifts, rather I’d like to discuss how you’re taking care of yourself & the ones you love & not just today but all year long. Love is awesome, but the way we see love presented to us on Instagram, in movies or TV shows & in advertisements may not resonate with us. It’s being shown to us through filters, lots of them. What does love look like to you? Love does not have race or sexual identity & it doesn’t need to be expensive or material at all. It doesn’t need to be screamed from rooftops, or posted on social media to be real. You can celebrate love for yourself, a significant other, friendships, pets, a stranger, it’s boundless. I’m asking you today, to shatter whatever preconceived notion you have about love & Valentine’s Day & extend whatever your TRUE definition of love is to everyone, including yourself! Take yourself to dinner, or don’t go anywhere & take a bath instead, read a book, whatever feels good to you. Let go of old losses, loves & pain. This is self-love too. Letting go of the past & embracing what the future has in store for you. Hang out with friends & show them how grateful you are for them. Play with your kids & pets, shower them with love. Spend the day with a family member, laugh & have fun. Take time to remember those who are no longer with you, tell their story, let it bring you warmth knowing you were lucky enough to have ever had them in your life. Smile at a stranger, open the door for them, compliment them. Even if they don’t reciprocate or say thank you, these small gestures could change the course of their entire day, you never know what someone else is going through. Of course if there is a special someone in your life celebrate them, but not because it’s Valentine’s Day, because you love them & enjoy spending quality time with them. Love who you love, how you love, and F everything else. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, only how it makes you feel, only how you make others feel & the impact you have on their lives, today & every day. Okay, I’ve said my piece. I hope you have a great day & an awesome weekend. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Book a session today! You may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com

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Stay Warm This Fall With Heat Building Sun Salutations

It’s the first day of fall and I couldn’t be more excited! This is my favorite time of year. Might have something to do with the fact that I am OBSESSED with Halloween. There is just something about fall. In Wisconsin where I’m from the leaves change colors and the air is crisp. It seems the world is filled with pumpkin farms and corn mazes serving hot apple cider, and I can’t think of a time of year I love more. It’s that time of the year for big comfy sweaters, hot chocolate, turning on the fireplace and of course adding in those yoga poses that build heat to warm up, right? Hahahaha 🙂 Let’s get started…oz8sfrszfj

 

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Yoga For Abdominal Strength (A.K.A. Core)

Who doesn’t want a nice flat, strong tummy, or core, or abdomen…whatever they’re calling it these days. We all want to look and feel good BUT there’s a lot more to having a strong core than just looking good. Let’s take a look at the benefits of abdominal strength and some yoga poses to get you that tummy you’ve always wanted.

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What Happens When We Meditate?

It has been said that we have anywhere from 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day and it could even be more. That’s insane! Our brain is beautiful, magical, wonderful, powerful, and its also…a liar! Think of all the silly things you think about during the day. “I’m fat, I’m stupid, I’m not good enough. I’ll never get this job, he/she will probably never call me again. My dad called 3 times, I bet something horrible happened to mom.” You know exactly what I’m talking about. We drive ourselves completely insane…over NOTHING! Some of these things are important for our survival; “Don’t touch that it’s hot, you probably shouldn’t walk down that dark alley alone, it’s dangerous.” These things keep us alive and safe. So how do we weed out the unnecessary thoughts and hold onto the ones that matter. Can meditation help?

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