Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ask and be open to receive *)

The other day I was talking about being grateful…
Today I'd like to talk a bit more about being open to receive, because when we are grateful we are constantly receiving gifts from the universe. It's easy to forget to appreciate what we have, and what we are given on a daily basis. There are two types of receiving: 

1) free receiving: what is constantly given to us, which we have the choice to see or not. 
2) intentional receiving: what we set an intention to receive and intentionally ask for support on. 

I know that in my life I often forget to see what I have and I keep asking. It's important to step back and see when this is happening.
You need to be ready to receive and see what the universe sends out your way becuause if you are not open you might miss the universe's unique message to you, and therefore feel stuck. I share this beacause I am often in thise space of inability to see, so I constantly have to remind myself, "Bibi stop before you undo all the work you have done so far by listening and staying open."

Never shut down to life, the universe is there to support you, you have to be ready to step in and be willing to take on the responsibility to live up to it. It takes commitment, devotion and love.

Your role is to be clear in the goals you set for yourself, keep them alive, and be open to see the constant support and guidance you are being given..

We have come into this universe  with a unique talent to give to the world. We are therefore supported by the universe and provided with the right tools to facilitate this talent to manifest. It is our duty to be open and receptive to see the opportunities given to us to use the tools, and to train ourselves to learn to use our tools! 

The practice of yoga helps us unleash the blockages that are within in and that keep us bound to our limitations. Through the practice of yoga we are able to move inwards and unlock, release all that is holding us back from expressing our unique talent. 
These limitations can be symptoms of fear, jealousy, stiffness in the body, improper digestion, poor relationship with ourselves, anger...just no name a few..

What is limiting you from manifesting your unique talent?
how can you manifest some of these talents?

Friday, June 7, 2013

I am grateful, are you?

Good morning lovely shiny beings :)

This morning I woke up extremely grateful to the universe. I always do my gratefulness practice first thing in the morning, it's such a simple yet effective way to remind myself of how much I have in my life, and how much possibility and growth there is around me!

It's a very simple practice you all can take on as well! All you need is a pen, a paper, and an open heart to see what is good. I have found that even in dark times, if I make the effort to look I can still find 10 things I am grateful for, and when I sit down and look for them, all the sudden my world brightens up and I see so much potential,  so much light, so much love, I get exited to be alive and to be part of this breathing, evolving beautiful world!

That being said, here is how you do it:
1. Set aside five minutes in the morning to write down 10 things you are grateful for.
2.  Take pen in hand and let it flow :)
If you want to get fancy with this you can:
light  candle, find a meditation corner in your house and choose a nice cushion to sit on when you do this.

I'd like to share what I am grateful for today, because there have been so many amazing changes happening in my life, and I am so grateful, so I want to share the love :)
Here we go :)

I am grateful for you dear universe, you rock!
I am grateful for these amazing opportunities that are coming my way
I am grateful for you universe
I am grateful for your never ending willingness to let me start over and see the light
I am grateful you support me
I am grateful for all the positive changes that have been happening in my life in the past months
I am grateful for all the people you have sent me on my path
I am grateful for the amazing husband you sent me :)
I am grateful for the amazing team of friends that work to support me and my dream come true
I am grateful for the constant inspiration you provide me with
I am grateful for abundance that you are providing me with
I am grateful for the manifestation of my dreams coming a reality step by step
i am grateful for all the loving people that surround me
I am grateful for the amazing guidance I receive through my teachers
I am grateful for the loving community I am part of
and last but most important:
I am grateful for the family I was born into, because they taught me to believe in my dreams, to believe in love as the most important thing in life and to always have faith.

I am grateful.

I love every single one of you.

I invite you to be grateful too and see the abundance that will add to your life!
..and share the love…comment below…I'd love to hear what you are grateful for.
Bibi :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Raw Linguini

Raw 'linguini'
Can be done with carrots or zucchini your pick
this recipe serves 2 hungry people :)

-1 bunch carrots or 3 large zucchini
- 1 avocado
- handful of black olives
- 1 spoon of mila
- 1 or 2 leeks
- balsamic vinegar
- 2 generous tbls pesto
- 1 handful walnuts

- slice up the leeks 
- prep a pan with leeks, a slash of oil and cover the leeks with water, let simmer until all the water is soaked up…i like to brown my leeks a bit :)
- peel the carrots/zucchini with potato peeler
- boil or steam the carrots once peeled for about 5 minutes so the consistency is a little softer and easier to 'roll' up on your fork
- cut up the avocado in little squares
- add all the ingredients together and mix it up with the pesto!

You are ready to serve!
To make that nice circular shape you can use a fork, or if you are like me…clean your hands and get dirty..:)

Enjoy, and let me know how it went…send pictures, comments...

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Unleash your Joy

Building a loving, joyful relationship with myself has been my quest for years. Lately I have been struggling to feel joy without depending on my partner to fulfill my need for it. After reflecting on this situation I have decided to regain full responsibility in making sure I am doing what I need to do to feel joyful.

The most important relationship you will ever have is the one with yourself and if you don’t work on building and improving this relationship, chances are that you will not be too Joyful. Be kind and loving towards yourself and make an effort to start seeing yourself as your own best friend because the moment you do so, you will realize that there is no friendship more valuable then the friendship you have with you own self.

I've noticed that being in a relationship can sometimes pull me away from really being committed and responsible of taking care of my own personal needs and joys. I noticed that I had been allowing myself to rely on 'him' and expect 'him' to give me joy. This only caused harm to my partner and I because it gives space for blame and frustration. This to me was a clear 'inner alarm' that I must reestablish my relationship to myself and my idea of joy.

I had a revelation:

Committing to doing my best to make the 'perfect moment' happen right now, is crucial to maintain a state of joy. Instead of sitting around waiting for it all to 'fall into place', I am now going to actively create the opportunity to feel joy in the moment.

By making choices that align with what Joy means to me.

Let's define joy:
"The Emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying"
What is joy to me?

-feeling physically engaged
-doing new outdoor activities in nature
-being outside in the sun
-being in company of inspiring people
-saying no
-feeling free to make my own choices

Yesterday I took my first step towards my new outlook in life. I took a moment to check in with myself the night before and this is what I asked myself:

If I owed no one any explanations, what is one thing I would do?
Go to the beach alone.

The plan:
Go to the beach, be in the sun, close to the water, in silence.
So Saturday morning I went to the Rockaways, with no expectations. When I got there people surfing and there was a hut with some surf boards and wet suits. I heard a voice deep inside me say: "Bibi wouldn't it be so cool if you rented a board and surfed?"
So that's exactly what I did, and how did it feel?
Freaking amazing!!!!!!!!

I felt:
I felt joy, and I was not relying on anyone else to feel it!

I think you also can and I also think you should allow yourself to be joyful.
“Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Who are you relying on for joy?
What is your definition of joy?
What is limiting/stopping you from experiencing it?
What is one step you can take today to give yourself permission to be in a joyful relationship with yourself?

Take some time to look within and find your answers…
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Unleash your joy :)

Friday, May 31, 2013

Saving your inner shine

One of my favorite topics of practice is Trishtana, or 3 tools the practice of yoga gives us to draw our attention within. The three tool are: drishti, asana, pranayama.
I was spending some time with me nephew a few weekends ago, we spent the evening playing with his fort and soldiers. As e was busy 'attacking the bad and protecting the good guys' I was thinking about how I could get him to think about yoga in a fun, understandable way…this is what we came up with:

Dristhi , or the gaze, is like the guards guarding the entrance of the fort, or the body.
Pranayama, or the Breath, is like the soldiers that go into the fort, to unlock the gates for the treasure, or the 
Atman, aka the shine, waiting to be unleashed.

Asana, or the shape the body is placed in, is the fort within which the treasure (shine) is hidden. 
The soldiers are on a mission to unleash the shine.  The work they do depends upon the guards (so their focus, or concentration) and the agility of the soldiers(the even, steady, victorious ujayi breath). The stronger the structure of the fort ( body) the easier the work for the soldier to reach the treasure, because the fort won't collapse. 

Through yoga we cultivate a strong yet supple  body. Its a constant graceful search for balance between sthira and sukha...a search for equilibrium:

"The word, Sthira, means more than just firm. It translates as stable, resolute, changeless. Sthira speaks not only of challenge, strength, endurance and fortitude but also vigilance, the ability to be pay attention, to be present. It is the opposite of agitation and refers to both physical and mental stillness: a controlled, fully engaged body and a focused mind. The word Sukha translates as pleasurable, joyful, agreeable, easy, comfortable, happy, prosperous, relaxed. It is the opposite of discomfort, suffering or pain (duhkha). Here we bring in the principles non-violence and self acceptance. We nurture ourselves by doing something that feels good."

In this harmonious balance we are able to  create the opportunity to search within…
to unleash our shine!

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Reset your Rhythm: Practices to Relieve Stress and Restore Energy

Hi everyone :)

This is for all of you who experience fatigue, stress, and overwhelm…It's time to stop and Reset!

This call is about learning how to work with your body's natural rhythms instead of fighting them.

No matter how long your rhythms have been unbalanced, this is bound to change.
No matter how sick you are, resetting and restororing rythms is always available. Its a matter of commitment and willingness

So are you ready to commit?
Join me for this FREE call:
Reset your Rhythm: Practices to Relieve Stress and Restore Energy
Tuesday June4th
Call in number: 1-213-342-3000
Access code: 8505160

Why you should be on this:
-Get you and your unique body get back to, reestablish your inner rhythm.
-Help your body shift and find its natural balance and innate wisdom

-Daily actions that will remove burdens from your body
-Add things that will help your body heal more quickly and make you feel better!

-tools to relieve stress, and restore energy.

Its about making a choice:
Revolutionize what your eat, when you eat, and how to eat

Are your ready?
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