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Carla Jian Primero  Chicago Wellness Maven Mama promoting empowerment & community. Yoga + Fitness Instructor Holistic Health Coach 20% off @carbon38 use code CARLAJIAN

Major #womancrushwednesday on my friend, fashion stylist @talikogan. I briefly mentioned that I have a family shoot, and she went out of her way to check in with me to see what I was wearing. I totally forgot that I told her. Hello #mombrain! Like most moms, I took care of everything for our family shoot. Booked the photographer, location, shopped for Mason’s outfit, etc. I honestly didn’t have the energy to shop for myself.

Tali saved me from a lot of stress and time by pulling pieces that elevate my style. Mother’s Day is around the corner, if you want to make that special woman in your life smile as big as I am, book her a styling appointment with @talikogan!
Check this outfit out! ↔️ What do you guys think?!
📷: Kat of @deependimagery

Do you smudge? When I feel the need to clear the air, I burn sage or palo santo around my space.
Benefits:
✨ Clears negative and stagnant energy ✨ Aroma of sage can enhance mood and relaxation
✨ Purifies air and kills germs
Instructions:
Set an intention for your space, then burn and wave the smoke (moving clockwise) around doorways and corners of the room. What space of yours needs #smudging?

1 TREE POSE = 1 TREE PLANTED. This small gesture makes me feel part of something bigger. For every #yogisplantingtrees post of tree pose, @corepoweryoga donates $1 to @earthdaynetwork, which plants 1 tree! Ends on #earthday 4/22. Who’s in?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Post your tree pose AND tag me in your caption. I’ll repost your photo in my instastories! Don’t forget to use #yogisplantingtrees!
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@findyourprana @yogawithmar @lrgracelifestyle @altruisticyogini @cataldasana @julzchez @fitcityblonde Talking to you ladies! Love your yoga pics and hope you’re up for the challenge! 💋💚🙌🏽🌳
📷: @talikogan

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#farmersfridge #eathappier #sponsored

So excited that I’m now a @carbon38 ambassador! To celebrate I want to give you 20% off your 1st purchase so you can rock your favorite sweat to street look, then come to my class so we can take a cute sweaty selfie together 😅😅. @carbon38 has my favorite brands like @nike, @aloyoga, @spiritualgangster, and a ton more chic but functional designers. Use code "CARLAJIAN" to get your 20% off now! These shiny takara #leggings are a must have even if you don't work out! Link is in my bio to start shopping. 💸 You think I should get them in more colors?
#Team38 @teamc38

Who wants one of these PALEO EVERYTHING BAGELS and what would you top it with? If you eat #paleo or if you’re like me and are part time paleo, you will love these!
INGREDIENTS:
• 1 1/2 cups bulk almond flour
• 1/4 cup ground flax meal • 1 tbsp coconut flour • 1 tsp baking soda
• 1 tsp garlic powder • 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt (optional)
• 5 eggs (whisk in separate bowl)
• 2 tbsp ACV
@traderjoes everything bagel seasoning
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Mix dry ingredients then add eggs and ACV. Scoop desired amount (mini or full size bagel) dough onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle @traderjoeslist everything seasoning. Use your finger/chopstick to create the hole in the center. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Thank you to babe @jacqould for the inspiration to try this #bagel recipe!
@kitehillfoods spreads are a must! Share 👇 your go-to bagel toppings?!

Meditation Tips for Kids:
🙏 Make it part of a routine like brushing teeth. First thing in the AM or before bed work great! Stay consistent.
🙏 Let them pick out their own mat. Mason loves to roll out his @tribewestofficial mat that fit all of us!
🙏 Start small. 30 sec-1 min per year of age, then slowly increase time. We go for 3-5min.
🙏 We use @headspace, play a meditation song, or I’ll just guide him myself. 🙏 It’s not suppose to be perfect. Your kiddo may fidget or talk. Mason will sometimes move from his spot to my lap several times, but at least it’s a moment to disconnect from outside distractions and be present with each other.
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Have you tried #meditation with your kids?!
Hope this helps begins mindful family practice.
Swipe 👉🏽 through to hear Mason’s OM. #namaste

Anyone else live in leggings?! These @lululemon ones hug you just right, are high waisted, and the cutouts give it a little edge. What are your go-to #leggings? I’d love it if you share/TAG your favorite brands! 👇🏽🖤

4 Ingredient Gluten Free Rice Crispy Treat Recipe. SAVE THIS!
• 6 cups gluten free crispy brown rice cereal.
• 1 10oz bag gluten free marshmallows.
• 3 tbsp coconut oil.
• 1/4 cup (or more 😘) dark chocolate chips.
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Instructions: • Over low heat, melt coconut oil in a medium sized saucepan.
• Slowly add in the marshmallows to melt with the oil. Be careful to not brown the melted marshmallow.
• Remove from heat and stir in the cereal. It will be very sticky!
• Chocolate chips can be added in the mix or placed on top.
• Line a baking pan with parchment paper, and press the mixture evenly in the pan.
• Allow them to cool. Then cut and eat!
All my #glutenfree ingredients are from @wholefoodschi @wholefoods. Have a friend that avoids gluten? TAG them below 👇 or make these for them!

Yoga is so much more than the poses. It means “union”, and it’s the practice of the union between mind and body. There’s science based evidence that yoga can improve your life. Many of my students tell me that their doctor will suggest yoga/meditation. It’s inevitable that we will hold tension in the body but it’s also your choice on how we let it go. This doesn’t mean you have to know how to handstand or put your foot behind your head. •
Yesterday I taught a 60min restorative yoga session to my friend @andrealevoff and not once did I have her stand up. Find the yoga style that suits you! If you do #yoga, what’s your fave style?! Share 👇 #namaste #yogalife 📷: @mariaponcephoto

My #1 AYURVEDA DETOX TIP: Hot lemon water first thing in the morning!
💧 The warm/hot water stimulates the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—involuntary constriction and relaxation of the muscles of the intestine or another canal, creating wavelike movements that push the contents moving forward. I like to describe it as a warm up for your organs, kind of like how you jog before you run. 🍋 The lemon is high in vitamins and minerals, aids in digestion, clears skin, hydrates the body. I often ask for lemon wedges and hot water when dining out too. You can also add spices to give it some flavor.
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What is Ayurveda?! Ayurveda is a sister science of yoga, it’s a 5,000 year old healing system of mindful, natural, and holistic living that works to elevate physical and psychological wellbeing. Want me to post more #Ayurveda #detox tips?

Oversized leopard print and unwashed hair. Now all I need is to be back at @wachicago . #mood #takemeback #happymonday

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