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Victoriaโ€ข22โ€ขHealth&Fitness๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒฑ  LIFTโœ–๏ธYOGAโœ–๏ธHEALTHY EATSโœ–๏ธTRAVEL ๐Ÿ“Currently: Yoga Teacher Training in India โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Vote for me under best Euro Blog ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ

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Yesterday's cacao, banana, peanut butter smoothie bowl by the pool ๐Ÿ˜โ˜€๏ธ Woke up this morning with a tummy ache and head ache, feeling absolutely exhausted and sore everywhere ๐Ÿ˜” Pretty sure I have heat exhaustion from yesterday sun bathing, already took two hour long naps and it's not even 2pm ๐Ÿ™ˆ I feel like this whole journey has made me hyper aware of my body. If I were to feel like this at home I'd probably make myself push through and ignore the symptoms, but now I'm learning to give myself rest if I need it ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Take care of yourself guys ๐Ÿ’• #wmsyoga

Thought of the day ๐Ÿ’• We're all looking for that one defining moment, that one second where everything "clicks", that revelation where the issue we've been struggling with solves itself and we emerge as a bigger and better person. In reality, that hardly ever happens. We're all students of life, all we can strive to do is better ourselves with baby steps each and every day ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ #ytt

Having the most amazingly relaxing Sunday after a hectic week ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Napping in the sun, swimming in the pool, sipping on iced tea and munching on fresh salad ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ It feels so good to lose track of time and enjoy the simplicity of doing nothing at all โ˜€๏ธ #happysunday

Day 20-something (I don't even know anymore) ๐Ÿ™ˆ All I know is that I'm not leaving here an amazing teacher ready to share my limitless knowledge with the world. I'm leaving here a student, ready to share what others have taught me but more importantly open to continuously learn more. This whole thing is only the beginning of my journey ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ #ytt

Always on the hunt for iced anything to cool down ๐Ÿ˜ These were homemade iced teas ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ (oh and a sneaky lil raw brownie in the background there ๐Ÿ™‰) #treatyoself

Vinyasa class this morning ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Feeling so good after a morning flow โ˜€๏ธ Although it's easy to get caught up in the things you can't do, poses you still struggle with, it's so important to focus on the little victories as well. Over lunch we all started talking about little improvements we've made, no matter how seemingly small they are, be proud of all and any progress you make. #tgif

Had the most beautiful lunch out with my other half @wholesomestef ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Even though we've been in India together for the past 3 weeks, we're often surrounded by lots of people and busy going from one class to the next, that we haven't had that much time to just sit down with good food and talk. Not gonna lie, having a break from daal and potatoes was another huge highlight ๐Ÿ˜ We shared a pumpkin almond salad & green smoothie bowl with iced soy lattes oh and a sneaky vegan walnut brownie for dessert ๐Ÿ™Š #ytt

Learn to make self-care your priority ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ I hurt my back a few days ago, stupidly enough it wasn't even when pushing myself in class, it happened when taking a picture of my back-bend ๐Ÿ™„ I continued on with classes normally, and yesterday finally realised that it was getting worse and I should probably chill out. I took it really easy, going veeeery slow on the forward bends, focusing on keeping my back straight rather than going deep. I still sweat buckets in ashtanga, still worked my muscle to get stronger, still gave my all, but became hyper-aware of my limits. Taking care of yourself doesn't have to throw you down in a rut, it doesn't have to be all or nothing. Understand your body, take time for it, work WITH it rather than AGAINST it. You're your most precious asset, treat yourself with nothing but care, caution and love ๐Ÿ’•Oh and I woke up feeling 100% better so just goes to show, sometimes it's better to take a day off rather than pushing yourself til you're out for a week. #ytt

We talked about the nervous system today in anatomy class, and how in today's world we tend to live with our sympathetic nervous system running more than it needs to. Having this system constantly activating (when we're in times of stress) inhibits digestion and proper liver functioning. To properly digest our food, we must activate our parasympathetic nervous system, which can be done by doing deep diaphragm breathing. Before your next meal, take 10 deep tummy breaths, relax your system and prepare your body for churning your nom noms (in this case all of the carbs: potatoes, bread & hummus ๐Ÿ˜) #tipoftheday

I've always had so much trouble meditating, my mind would always be racing, my bum would hurt, I'd start making mental lists, stressing out that every second I spent meditating was a second lost to get shit done. Even just a 10 minute mediation would feel so long. Tonight we did a 1hr meditation in class, starting with 30 minutes of non-stop humming, 15 minutes of giving & receiving energy and 15 minutes of relaxation. And you know what? It was absolutely painless. It's crazy how you actually can do absolutely anything if you focus and let all your presuppositions behind. If that realisation is the only thing I get out of this entire journey, hell that's enough for me ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ #ytt

The jeweller at this random little shop in Rishikesh served us the best chai in the world and told us: "intelligent people should focus on two things: eating good food and learning to relax". Well said sir โœŒ๐Ÿฝ #India

Today was probably one of the hardest so far. I already woke up feeling exhausted, sore and weak, and left our morning vinyasa class frustrated at myself. On top of that, everyone was really on edge, and since vibes are so contagious in group settings, negativity started spreading like wild fire. Everyone feeling like they're not progressing, not learning enough, classes aren't strict enough, there isn't enough structure etc. But I have to say I was quite happy with how I dealt with it all, and realised that when I make the effort to explain the positives to those around me, I make myself feel better in the process. It all goes to show that you always have the potential to flip situations around. With every challenge there is an opportunity to grow and learn. You may not see it now, but weeks, months, maybe years down the line, every difficult situation will have taught you something of value. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ #namaste

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