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Sandrine Bridoux  « Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff » 🇫🇷 Yoga Teacher My Yoga Book 📚 #YogaSculpt ⬇️ Mon Cahier Yogasculpt aux éditions Solar

If you want 2019 to be your year;
Don’t sit on the couch and wait for it.
Go out. Make a change.
Smile more. Be excited.
Do new things.
Throw away what you’ve been cluttering.
Unfollow negative people on social media and in real life.
Go to bed early. Sleep well (and don’t necessary wake up early...).
Be fierce. Don’t gossip.
Show more gratitude.
Do things that challenge you.
Be bold & brave.
Let go of that idea that there is something else ‘you should be doing’.. _
When you work, work.
When you play, play.
Whatever you do, be there totally.

You can eat the kale.
Drink the lemon water.
Take the supplements.
But if you don’t deal with the shit going on in your heart and head you’re still unhealthy.
’Your Diet is not only what you eat.
It’s what you watch, what you listen to, what you read, the people you hang around.
Be mindful of the things you put into your body emotionally, spiritually and physically..´

Your competition isn’t other people.
Your competition is your ego.
Most people, consciously or not, believe that they are worthy only if they are or have something.
We learn at an early age not only to measure ourselves but, sadly, to look down upon those who fail to measure up to it…including ourselves.
Our world loves to compare and compete and measure success based on the accomplishments of others.
But comparison rarely bring any joy into our lives. Instead, it makes us miserable.
There is only one competition that we should focus on:
Are we fighting for the things that matter? & Are we becoming better people than we were yesterday?
And if so, why would we concern our minds with the temporal success of others when we have so much growth left to accomplish in ourselves?

2 0 1 9 —> ... ?
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
Change can be hard sometimes but nothing is as hard as staying stuck somewhere where you don’t belong, and we cannot become what we want by remaining where we are.
So, as I always say in Class: « If you are not happy where you are, MOVE, you are not a tree.. »
I still don’t know where 2019 is gonna lead me but deep down I know & I can feel that 2019 is gonna be a year of change and I’m ready for that.

Hello 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣!
My advice for this new year to live a (W)/(H)ealthy life::
First of all, your job is to take care of your body, brain and health.
What you surround yourself with matters.
Surround yourself with better people, food, information, energy, diversity, and ideals.
You’re only as strong as the environment around you.
If you surround yourself with champions, movers and shakers, healthy, hardworking, honest and knowledgeable people, you’ll become one too. (It’s easy to eat healthy when the healthy restaurant and organic market is next door.)
Take full ownership.
There are things that are not in your control but you can always prepare for the best and for the worst.
Bad things will happen, you can’t control that, what you can control is your attitude.
Take full responsibility, suck it up and do the right thing.
Do the work. 
The only way you can let your talent out is doing the work. It will not be glamorous, it will not bring you the results right away, it will not make you any better or worse but eventually, it will get you where you want to be with your work.
It takes time, you’ll sweat but that’s how you’ll earn respect from others and most important from yourself.
You get what you focus on. If you victimize yourself and always blame others it continues. If you constantly complain, you only find more ways to complain. If you focus on eating healthy, you eat more veggies, drink more water, start moving ect...
You can’t focus on everything but focusing on nothing will get you nothing you want.
Write down your life principles.
Develop your personal protocol and follow it in order to lead a life without regrets.
Once you have your list of non-negotiables your life becomes more aligned and meaningful.
Last but not Least;
Do it for the love.
For the love of mastery, for the love of self-discipline. Views, likes, statistics can be altered.
Do it for the love, not for the likes.
If you don’t care about getting the credit, you do it for the love of the craft, when you stop caring about the credit you will feel incredible fulfillment just creating, expressing yourself and letting ideas out into the world. ⚡️🌍

Yoga or the Art of not giving a fuck::
In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things.
I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things.
And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference.
Chances are you know somebody in your life who, at one time or another, did not give a fuck and went on to accomplish amazing feats.
Perhaps there was a time in your life where you simply did not give a fuck and excelled to some extraordinary heights.
I know for myself, quitting my previous job and telling my boss that I was going to start teaching Yoga ranks pretty high up there in my own “didn’t give a fuck” hall of fame. Fucks given? None.
Just went and did it.
The point is, most of us struggle throughout our lives by giving too many fucks in situations where fucks do not deserve to be given.
But, NOT GIVING A FUCK DOES NOT MEAN BEING INDIFFERENT; IT MEANS BEING COMFORTABLE WITH BEING DIFFERENT.
WE ALL HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF FUCKS TO GIVE; PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE AND WHO YOU GIVE THEM TO.
When we’re young, we have tons of energy. Everything is new and exciting. And everything seems to matter so much. Therefore, we give tons of fucks.
We give a fuck about everything and everyone — about what people are saying about us.
As we get older, we gain experience and begin to notice that most of these things have little lasting impact on our lives. Those people’s opinions we cared about so much before have long been removed from our lives.
We realize how little people pay attention to the superficial details about us and we focus on doing things more for ourselves rather than for others.
Essentially, we become more selective about the fucks we’re willing to give.
This is something called ‘maturity.’ It’s nice, you should try it sometimes.
Maturity is what happens when one learns to only give a fuck about what’s truly fuckworthy.
That being said,
NAMASTE ♥️🙏🏼

Take a step back - Observe - & Listen
When you stop talking and use your ears more, you become more aware of what's happening around you.
You start see things clearer than anybody because you're out of the circle, you're simply in the shade and you're not being distracted by all the light directed at a certain part of your life, a group of people, or conflict.
When you're a quiet audience, you can observe everything,
and when you do, sometimes you might get negative emotions or quickly build judgements about a certain topic you observed (which is not a really healthy thing) but you still have to experience that and let it flow through you without having too much impact on you.
Experience it and learn from it, and without any judgments, you have to accept it whatever it was.
Sometimes you just need to distance yourself to see things clearly.

Speaking of Mental Health...
If you think that things were always easy for me, please read this.. ⤵️ ____
10 years from now my life was a big mess and I was in a very bad place.
I was just recovering from Depression.
Due to many reasons I wasn’t talking to my family.
Had no boyfriend & a very few friends.
I was just graduated from Law School, and was convinced that because of my lack of experience I wasn’t able to find a job in the law field but only an internship.
I left Montpellier (my hometown) for Paris with barely nothing. Only 3 suitcases.
My whole life in there.
I stayed at a friend’s apartment in Paris with the intention to find an internship in a company.
Finding a paid internship was very necessary as I did not have any money and did not want to stay forever at my friend’s place.
I was very scared of everything and completely lost in the city.
But as I was just recovering from Depression (and still very fragile), I just did not want to back to that place of darkness again , so I forced myself to not let myself go down.
Depression is not just being Sad, it’s a big thing and trust me, it’s a Nightmare.
Anyway, I still don’t know how I made it, but I found the strength within me to fight and never give up finding something in the law field, and this, despite the economic crisis of the time.
And two weeks later, I did find an internship.
But then, 3 days before starting this internship, I found much better:
I found a job.
A position as a legal advisor in the Energy field.
That job shifted everything and put me back on track.
And ever since I started this job, my whole life changed, I was mentally (& financially) doing OK and everything went back to good & « normal » again.
I used to think that this Job saved me, but in fact it did not, I saved myself.
I saved myself because I wanted to.
When you decide something and when you really want something, you can find the power and strength to make it work.
No one will come and save you, you have to be your own hero, pick yourself up, and believe in yourself. 🙏🏼
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#realtalk #mentalhealthmatters

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Last #Yogasculpt Classes of 2018 in Paris will be:
- Wednesday Dec 26th at 6pm
- Thursday Dec 27th at 7pm
- Saturday Dec 29th at 11am
- Sunday Dec 30th at 11am
Whether you are a beginner or a experienced yogi, those classes are for you.
Classes will begin with a fun and challenging vinyasa sequence and transitions into a breakdown of different balances and Inversions.
You will learn how to get in (and out) of these poses safely.
This is a supportive environment where you can ask questions, experience coming into these poses for the first time, or just explore your edge.
You will learn how to maximize your practice with less effort and more effectiveness to create more ease on and off the mat 🙌🏼

Throwback Las Week Hiking w/ this 🐻& spending 2 days in Nature 🌿..
Being immersed in massive landscapes has a great ability to make our problems feel a little smaller and bit more manageable.
Nature can help us focus on other things, and get us out of our heads, it reduces anxiety, changes our mood, allows us to disconnect, improves creativity & helps us to feel reconnected to ourselves again 🙏🏼
V Grateful for this magical place.

Tree Posing With The Trees 🌲🌿

Hier était le dernier cours de #Yoga de l’opé #ibishotelsmove,
Opé qui m’a permise sortir de Paris pour enseigner et surtout de rencontrer de nouvelles personnes, et j’ai vraiment apprécié l’expérience.
Merci à tous les yogis qui sont venus pratiquer avec moi hier soir.
Et un grand merci à l hôtel Ibis d’Avignon Sud pour l’accueil 🙏🏼.
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[About Last Night...Swipe Up] ✖️
We live in an imperfect world and things happen that make us uncomfortable, squeezed and stressed out.
And NOBODY is immune.
When things get stressful, the tendency is to tighten up, freak out from fear, and run.
FEAR has been said to stand for:
Forget Everything And Run.
It takes practice to relax and stay calm in the heat of the moment.
But Yoga is a great practice to stimulate intense feelings in a safe environment and breathe through rather than react to.
Practice Yoga, Practice your reaction.
You are stronger, smarter, and greater than whatever comes your way...
Slow Down & Transform F.E.A.R into
Face Everything And Rise 🙏🏼

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