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Ignite your SENSES through the ocean.  

The FEELING of sea breeze caressing your face and warm fine sand through your toes.

The VISION of endless turquoise water with the reflection of the sun hitting the waters surface.

The SOUND of waves rushing up towards the beach.

The SMELL of the fresh air with a hint of salt.  Ahh, breath in the ocean. 

This is just the experience one needs to FEEL the pulse of life.

xo

Ash

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I have been running so sweaty my whole life
Urgent for a finish line
And I have been missing the rapture this whole time of being forever incomplete
Ever unfolding
Ever expanding
Ever adventurous
And torturous
And never done
– Alanis Morisette (lyrics from her song, Incomplete)

 

I’ve been kicking it old school lately by busting out some old CD’s.  I came across Alanis Morisette’s 2008 album “Flavors of Entanglement”.  I can remember buying this album just before a past boyfriend and I parted ways and this album helped me gain empowerment and strength during that time.  Alanis’ whole album goes through the journey of moving on from a relationship (I believe the album was written about her break up from Ryan Reynolds).

The songs are raw and real – she sings about plenty of heavy negative stuff as well as finding your feet again and new-found happiness.

The final song on the album is called “Incomplete” and it’s full of insightful and optimistic messages. 

You may be getting over a breakup, frustrated at not getting that job promotion you deserved, or in just some sort of rut, and hopefully this song can remind you to look at the bigger picture of the issue at hand.

I’ve found a beautiful acoustic version of Alanis performing it…

xo Ash

Sun-SalutationTaking just a couple minutes out of your day to complete the 12 step flow of poses called Sun Salutations could be more beneficial than you realize.

Just complete the 12 poses in a flowing manner.  Start the 1st pose with a deep long INHALE then a deep long EXHALE during the 2nd pose and continue to flow through each pose using this breathing pattern.

If I have minimal time, I’ll do a set of 3 and sometimes I continue doing it longer.

It does the body good.  How do you ask?

Sun Salutations allow you to balance your mind, body and spirit back to their healthy equilibrium state.  So any kinks or imbalances that you are feeling emotionally, mentally or physically, can be improved by these simple moves.

MENTALLY – It wakes up your senses, making you feel more alert and ready to take on the day’s challenges.  If you feel like you are experiencing mental overload at work for example, it is a great way to turn off for a few minutes and then go back to the task with possibly  a fresh perspective.

EMOTIONALLY – It relaxes and calms your emotions.  The power of the breathing technique can be very uplifting.  It releases beautiful endorphins that are known to improve a bad mood.

PHYSICALLY – stretches the muscles, improves your flexibility and is a full body workout in one.

Let me know if you gain any other benefits from Sun Salutations.  I’d love to hear them:-)

Xo Ash

*Just reminding you I am not a professional in the yoga field, these are just my personal thoughts and learning’s from this exercise.