What are you building?

Hey Community :)

How are you feeling today?

  • Do you ask yourself this often? Daily? I know I sometimes don’t! What? Isa? You!? I know, I know!

    • With traveling, working at different hours, moving apartments, different spaces. It can be unsettling at times. My way of working with these ups and downs? Keeping my body, and mind in focus.

    • Building my foundation. What is important to me everyday. What I Can create and build whilst doing everything in my power to be there for my team, and serve my community.

Ayurveda Today:

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I am feeling a HUGE amount of VATA today in my body! Wow. Cracking, and dry dry dry! Why!? Needing to take care of this. So I will be working on balancing this by following advice that I got from a Chopra Course I took on Ayurvedic Doshas, highly recommend trying one of these in your daily practice if you may be feeling the same way.

Need more information about Vata, and the Dosha’s? You’re in luck. I made a post about them a while back, I’ll link it here for you to check out!

So let’s continue!

Many individuals with Vata-influenced lives love variety, but need the framework of a regular routine to remain stable and grounded while pursuing and enjoying that variety.

Some things I have considered for my life, I have linked a few references from the program, because they are the best.

  • Going to sleep before 10 PM, this is huge for me right now.

  • Maintain a regular daily routine

  • Follow a Vata-Balancing diet

    • warm beverages, and simple food

    • avoid alcohol, caffeinated beverages, and chocolate

      • No more coffee this week for me! Oh man. Really? Yayyy.

    • avoid raw or gas-forming vegetables (broccoli family) and large beans (black beans, pinto bean, etc.)

  • breathing sessions, and meditations in the morning

  • moderate exercise – not to the point of exhaustion

    • I particularly love walking in nature and practicing yoga, or going to the gym

  • abhyanga self-massage with cured sesame oil

Today is a regrouping day for me. Feeling under the weather (super gloomy and rainy outside), and giving myself the morning to regenerate, clean my body, and check in on me :) These days I love because it’s gives you time to reflection

Living abroad can be challenging at times… So,

Here are my Travel and Living Abroad guidelines:

To start the day..

Be Rested.

  • Make sure your space gives you the ability to sleep and take care of your needs. Need that steamy shower? The view? The space to stretch in the morning?

  • Make sure you wake up energized, what does that mean to you?

Nurture your Body.

  • What is the food you are putting into your Temple?

    • I say this lightly but honestly because it is important and will impact you at the end of the week.

Move and Discover.

  • Find ways to move your body and creative outlets, outdoor live music? Cool old movie theater?

  • Art galleries?

  • Yoga or Meditation groups nearby?

  • Are you on Meetup yet? If not, and you’re curious to see what opportunities are around you… Link is here.

Figure out your Transportation.

  • Nothing is worse than not knowing where or how the transportation works in a city. Take a minute to get a grip on this. IT will help you in the long run.

    • Do they have Bike Apps?

    • What’s the local Applications for buses and trains?

    • Is calling a Taxi simple or should you install FreeNow? Lyft? Car2Go parking space? (just a little biased, haha).

I hope these tips come in handy to you! Send a comment below if you found this useful or want to know more.

Ritually (aka Isa)

Skin, our temple

Our body is our temple.

And sometimes we can really hurt it, or not pay enough attention to it.

One of them being the care and love for our Skin.

The largest organ we have that protects us from diseases, infections, and hold us all into one being.

I have for a while been the type of person trying to get out of this pattern of picking my face. Just one small black head, and then 3 minutes later I have ‘attacked’ my precious skin. Leaving it red and open to infections.

I have slowly been changing my products, one cleanser, one serum at a time, to see if I can give my skin what it deserves. Some Tender Love and Care.

I posted a story on my Instagram

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This has been my experience and maybe it relates to you. So if you have any advice or tips! Please share! I am curious and growing!

Happy happy Sunday to you all,

Isa

What is your crazy?

Good Morning Community!

I was asked this question by Neo Moreton from UrbanOM/Byond. Did not know what to answer at first. So first I asked, Good or Bad Crazy?

It was an open question, see what I responded, how was my reaction… I thought that I had totally misunderstood the answer… but thinking further… it is pretty straight forward.

My Inner Tiger.

This is my crazy. How does a tiger act when it’s on the hunt? When it’s having fun with it’s tribe? When it’s protecting its cubs?

I ROAR with Power.

Full of Energy.

Dancing with Passion.

Loving unconditionally.

I say and feel this deep in my body. I hope you can feel it too.

My question to you today…

  • What is your spirit animal?

  • What is capturing your attention right now? OR has always caught your attention?

  • Did you ever get told you were like a certain animal?

  • What can you learn from it’s way of being?

I have definitely asked all of you at least once before, and if I haven’t, now you’re tagged.

This is a fun exercise that I just really like, if you need support figuring out your animal:

Here are some websites that I recommend looking at if you need some inspiration, they check your zodiac, birth date, and maybe you may find something that relates to you!

Tiger Spirit Animal

When Tiger comes to you as a Spirit Animal treat this with the utmost respect. Tiger will teach you patience – when to move, when to remain still and in the end experience a successful “hunt”. Tiger will not let you plan things willy-nilly, nor will he let you procrastinate when the Path is already clear for that next great leap.

Additionally in terms of spiritual growth Tiger offers you incredible strength. Sometimes the Universe uses tests as learning tools. These can weary the spirit of the traveler but Tiger stands ready to lend a powerful paw that keeps you going. Tigers are known for their amazing bursts of energy in the wild, and you can tap that for any challenge you face.

People with a Tiger Spirit Animal often yearn for adventure, and they can stare down a statue! There is little that can stand in Tiger’s way when it wants something. The caution here is avoiding a selfish agenda. This typically happens early in the spiritual relationship. As you mature with Tiger, that temptation comes under greater control. In the meanwhile use a chrysoprase crystal to help.

If your spirit animal is a Tiger your relationships and sexual expressions are very intense. You love fully and have a strong desire to parent. Female tigers revel in their motherhood roles and keep their young close for lessons.

How to take care of this inner self? How do I take care of and listen to my inner animal?