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ALLIE VAN FOSSEN  Yoga teacher, inspiration leader and podcaster. What turns me on: fresh inspiration, conscious conversation, sunkissed days & living my journey ⚡️

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This is my 'just breathe' face, when truthfully I'm thinking, HOLY FUCK this stretch is so intense! But real talk, today's new yoga video will include this stretch and many more to help strengthen + soothe your knee pain. And yes, if you're wondering, I do suffer from aggravating, holds me back from certain yoga postures knee pain (get it from my momma), so trust me, I feel you, I understand you, and it's my goal to help heal you!
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To start healing alongside me, find the class on @YouTube and read the full article + learn the sequence on @yogiapproved ⚡️

Oh man, can I get an AMEN! The not beleiving in yourself tragedy is what we like to call BEING STUCK over in @truthanddaremovement land. It's that space where the honey is so damn thick 🍯, the valley of fear, negative self-talk, and comfort is so wide, and the mountain ahead appears astronomically high.
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And the tragedy happens daily for me, because life, but simultaneously what happens is GETTING UNSTUCK. Putting one foot in front of the other. Releasing myself from the honey pot. And making the commitment to climb that damn mountain, even if I fall back down again and again.
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It's a daily grind and the sooner we can own it, the easier it will be to navigate the many peaks and valleys of this beautiful, uncertain thing called life. If you're ready to own it alongside me, come listen to today's newest podcast episode by clicking the link in our bio at @truthanddaremovement 🎧🎤

Your permission slip to simply DO YOU is waiting.... think sixty minutes of me-time on your yoga mat, a supported practice filled with props, an invitation to heal and soothe from the outside in. This is what today's yoga class is all about - a yin practice focused on creating health in the lower back. It's a beautiful opportunity to take time for you, giving way to the external world so that you can light up your internal world.
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And.... the music that accompanies our practice was created just for this, just for you, and with the intention to help heal, thanks to my talented friend @blqlab 🎸🎼
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Now go, spoil yourself for the next hour, and come breathe + bend on the mat with me! Class is waiting for you over on the @youtube channel 💫

Friday Feels ⚡️
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How's your day unfolding! What are your plans for the weekend! How are you planning to live your journey!
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My day, since you're wondering, has involved yoga class creating, a podcast interview with my online woman crush @melyssa_griffin, and hopefully catching the sunset with my husband! And this weekend is all about girlfriends, wedding talk, deepening connections, and continuing to co-create the @truthanddaremovement podcast!
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It's definitely a FUCK YES KINDA LIFE and I wouldn't want it any other way ..... ⚡️

We talk a lot about cultivating STRENGTH on the yoga mat, but why. Well, my morning argument with my husband is exactly why.
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We practice building strength because it teaches us to pause, breathe and evaluate how best to take the next step. Should I put my foot there, activate this muscle here, or soften more there. And all of this fine tuning of movement and breath isn't for nothing, it's so that when life off the mat happens (aka being a royal bitch to my sweet husband, then overcoming my need to be correct and apologizing), we can draw from our yoga practice to bring it back. Back to clear thinking. Back to owning our bullshit. Back to speaking with kindness. And in some instances, like today, back to your partner to apologize and offer a long, sweet embrace.
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If what I'm writing is resonating with you, then step on the mat with me and let's cultivate this incredible strength. A new video is up and waiting for you, go find it on YouTube 💕

Who's in that middle space with me? The grey, blurry, trying to figure this shit out space? That space where you vividly remember the starting point (the hard part), but can barely visualize the end point (where all is well).
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I imagine you're right there with me, because in a world that preaches PERFECTION yet never attains it, we all find ourselves here. And here can literally be anywhere - attempting to heal chronic pain in your body, turning negative self-talk into positive affirmations, mending a shattered relationship, or solving your lifelong acne frustrations (my current middle space).
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But what if instead of doing the norm when we find ourselves here, bitching and moaning, we do the exact opposite. This flipping the switch is what we jam about in this week's @truthanddaremovement podcast and so far, it's been such a hit!
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Come listen, join the conversation, and remember to subscribe ⚡️
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Picture inspo via the @letterfolk

You're WORKING for me bitch, says me to my mind. Ugh. Harsh. I know. But necessary.....
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Necessary because the quicker we can get our mind to stop calling the shots, the easier we can pave a path to create our journey, our version of success, our destiny. It's so damn simple, yet so hard when it comes to taking that next step, especially for us women.
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We think. We do. We think more. We do more. We walk in circles. We zig zag. We get distracted. We think. We do. We lose sight. We feel defeated.
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This is the typical scenario when the mind calls the shots. Utter chaos. Absolute confusion. So let's switch the scenario and ruthlessly say to our mind...
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You're working for me, not the other way around ⚡️
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Epic inspo via @birds.tweet & @tonyrobbins

This idea took me decades to understand, to constitute as necessary, and to seek out in my partners. Previously I valued the external, falling into abusive relationships of all kind - emotional, mental, and physical - not knowing that more existed. Man after man (and woman) would manifest into my life, wanting just my body and when mine grew tiresome, a new body was quickly found. A new body that replaced mine, as if that's even possible, because no one's body is replaceable, ever. This revolving door of emotions - loved, idolized, fucked, then left - continued to unfold until one special person appeared in my life.
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My husband, Myers.
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From day one he was different, wanted to engage in a higher way of thinking, living and being. He was so different that I left him only a few months in, completely uncomfortable with who he was and the familiarity that was missing. But he patiently waited, taught me an entirely new way of how to be, and for that, I'm forever changed.
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I feel blessed to know in every damn bone that I'm loved for my mind and my body instinctively follows, and that a higher way of loving is part of my life and felt in every conversation and embrace.
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So to my husband, thank you baby, I love you.
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And to the many women who are caught in the middle, loved only for your body, I urge you to know there's more, to seek that more, become that more, and to let your mind be kissed and your body to follow.

Continually learning how to be my greatest teacher, while remaining a forever student, digesting knowledge from those who inspire me, while offering teachings to those who want to learn from me. It's a forever unfolding process of bowing to those who came before, while remaining rooted in the lessons that lie within. And in this stage of my journey, it's time to elevate my learnings, get uncomfortable, invest further, dive deeper, and rise up higher. It's exciting, nerve wracking and all the feels that lie in-between.
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So tell me, how are you tapping into your personal teachings, while engaging in others too? How do you strike the balance between?
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#thejjcommunity #liveyourjourney

M A N I F E S T 🔮
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Yes, it's Monday again, so yes it's time to manifest. Currently in my let's make magical shit happen vortex.....
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Laughing endlessly with my girlfriends, having late night conversations, making timeless memories 💕
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Nourishing my body with bagels, red wine, and blocks of cheese 🍷
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Preparing for the Body, Mind, Soul Detox to open again, making space, creating content, doing the work ⚡️
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Flirting with the chakra system, diving deeper, researching further, committing to my journey 💫
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Brainstorming, inspiring, supporting and challenging myself alongside my business bestie partner (@carlbott)
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What's your magical making vortex look like? What are you manifesting on? Tell me in the comments below 👇🏼👇🏼

"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want" - @madonna
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It's as simple as that. Voice your desires. Practice willpower. Create your journey.

I call these..... BIG ASS GOALS ⚡️
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I write these out at least once a year and often times, I am the one laughing at myself. Like who are you to want that? And yeah right, you'll never be able to create that?
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This is when you need a friend, a person, a confidant to share your BIG ASS GOALS with. Someone who's on your wavelength, who gets it, and maybe can be part of it.
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Cue the reason we created the @truthanddaremovement podcast, to share our BIG ASS GOALS and inspire yours too! If you're seeking that someone to share with, come join us as we continue to live our truth, dare to change, and share the MANY moments in-between!

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