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Liz Arch  Founder of Primal Yoga. Under Armour Athlete. Empowering women who have experienced domestic violence and trauma. www.purpledotyogaproject.org

http://www.lizarch.com/

I became really interested in gut health a few years ago after suffering from major gastrointestinal issues. My symptoms included not only digestive issues, but also brain fog, mild depression and anxiety. The gut is considered our second brain and it's our Gut Brain (Enteric Nervous System), not our actual brain that makes 90% of the body's serotonin (a crucial mood balancing neurotransmitter).
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My journey to healing my gut included eliminating inflammatory foods, assessing nutrient deficiencies and supplementing my diet with crucial vitamins and probiotics. .

I take probiotics daily to keep my gut in check. And I'm so happy to be working with @smartyhealth in my mission of gut healing! One of the perks of my job is the opportunity to align with health conscious companies that are making a positive impact on the world. The SmartyPants adult probiotic is AVA-certified vegan and allergen-free. And for every bottle sold, they make a 1 for 1 nutrient grant to Vitamin Angels that goes directly to moms and children in need.

I'm under a pressure cooker of
deadlines and responsibilities
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Surviving on very little sleep
Everything is on the line
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Oddly, I am calm
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These tools
They work
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Breath
Movement
Trusting my gut
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Some patterns still remain
Procrastination, yes
Always a work in progress
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But panic is past
No longer trapped
in my body or mind
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Fear is a whisper
No longer a shout
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Courage is my compass
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I am guided
This I know
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I am grateful
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@underarmourwomen

Sundays are for smoothie bowls. πŸ™ŒπŸ» Healthy fats + superfoods got me smiling and high vibing! Spinach, almond butter, mango, almond milk, banana, and @livevegansmart vanilla protein topped with gluten free granola, coconut, cacao nibs and bee pollen. Healthy fats + superfoods got me smiling and high vibing! ✨

In honor of Earth Day, I’m giving away @yunibeautybrand's no-rinse Flash Bath with neem leaf extract, aloe vera, and a blend of essential oils. It’s earth-friendly, biodegradable, and helps to conserve water. πŸ™ŒπŸ» 🌎 Our planet is currently under assault. Global warming is real. Climate change is real. Today, on Earth Day and every day forward, let your voices be heard. Take a stand and resist the powers that be that would put profit over our planet. Support earth-friendly companies and products. Vote with your dollars and take a stand with your choices. Our world depends on all of us.
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To enter the giveaway, simply comment below with one way small or large that you help protect our earth. Giveaway winner will be announced on Monday, April 24th.

Setbacks. I've had so many of them and I'm currently experiencing one now in the form of a torn meniscus. Physical injuries used to spiral me into panic, fear and mild depression. Physical movement is how I make my living, so fear is a normal response. I remember a time not too long ago, where I thought I would never be able to handstand again...yet here I am handstanding with ease after two torn elbow ligament injuries.
The point is this. Switch your focus from "Why me?" to "What now?" Focus on the solution, rather than the problem. Complaining keeps you mired in misery. Focus on what's good. Focus on what you have, not what you've lost. Focus on rebuilding, training smarter, and moving forward. Make your comeback greater than your setback. πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
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To play upside down with me, join our online community at @oneoeight.tv. I'm always cooking up new classes and creative flows to share with you. www.oneoeight.com. Use code LIZARCH when signing up. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

i am a brutally soft woman. -Nayyirah Waheed

I'm thrilled to be leading a very special 5-day Primal Yoga Immersion at @1440multiversity July 30-Aug 4th, where we will explore the relationship between yoga and martial arts within the framework and philosophy of self-healing and the Chinese Five Elements. Each day, we will work with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. Throughout, you will experience creative, out-of-the box movement, yoga, breathwork, meditation, qi gong practices, and philosophical discussions.
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Register before May 15 to receive a special 20% off discount using discount code LOVE1440. πŸ‘‰πŸΌLINK IN MY BIO to learn more about my program and discover the beautiful new state-of-the-art 1440 campus tucked away amongst miles of forest trails and majestic Redwood trees.πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ
. *NOTE - this is NOT a Teacher Training. If you are interested in getting certified in Primal Yoga, I'm leading a teacher training Oct 20-29th at @yogarajwla in Los Angeles. More details on my website www.lizarch.com

Here's a photo of me in a swimsuit. πŸ‘™Sometimes you just gotta own that shit. πŸ˜šπŸ˜‚#couldntcomeupwithacaptionsoooo #aintnoshameinmygame
Photo by @robertsturman

"There is no greater threat to the critics and cynics than those of us who are willing to fall because we have learned how to rise." -@brenebrown
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My trauma was my greatest gift because it taught me my resiliency and gave me the courage to rise out of the shadows of shame and step into the brilliance of my light. I still have moments where I stumble - we all do - but that will never stop me from moving forward.
If trauma healing calls to you, there's still time to sign up for our 3-day @purpledotyogaproject Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training May 5-7 at @yogarajwla in Los Angeles. Learn life-changing tools to help people heal from trauma and access their greatest strength and resiliency. Link to sign up in my bio. ✨

Faith wishes you all a happy, healthy Easter! Instead of processed sugar and chocolate eggs, she's delivering flowers and @livevegansmart to all the neighbors! 🐰🐢🌸

Trust and surrender ✨

Tap if you're impressed that @kate_berlin was able to hold me up, while I balanced a bird on my bun. 🐦😜

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