Today I was talking to a coworker about work related issues and he was rushing, because he had an appointment to go. He was like “I have to go!” I asked him why. “I have to go upstairs and go get a shot.” (we work in a hospital) I was like for what? He said “for my back.” I have talked to him about his back for months now and I told him to do yoga. I even told him about Shane from GotRom.com, who has been a lifesaver when it comes to trying to heal your back. But, instead he has chosen to take the easy way out.
It really amazes me that most people just want a quick fix that doesn’t last. All these pills just mask what you need to work on. Our bodies scream at us when we have issues, but we don’t stop to freaking listen to it. It is so frustrating when you know what can help someone, but unfortunately everyone has their own journey. We can’t push anyone to recognize what they don’t see. He even talked about surgery. Faceplant here. I said no. But, again his journey not mine, if that is what he decided to end up doing. I will forever say, yoga, eat healthy, weight lift, just stop for a minute to listen to yourself. We create our own reality. Namaste Yoga Healers.
I know it’s been some time since I posted on my blog. Life is always a roller-coaster as you all my know. I have been really tweaking and modifying were I want to go with my website, even to change my name a few times. Though I continue to teach at work, I decided I don’t really want to teach to the public at this time. I will eventually. But, I want to focus on providing cool YOGA t-shirts and possibly other yoga attire or tchotchkes in the future. In the mean time I am trying to develop a better quality site and promote Yoga to everyone, by providing them with cool YOGA attire that anyone can wear. Because YOGA is not about being a size 2 and VEGAN. So, my new site will now be called http://www.pridefulyogawear.com
I will probably still keep my blog up and maybe start putting educations pieces here. Not sure yet. To all my yogahealers continue to practice so we can all become collectively better human beings. Namaste.
I set off to start my business a few months ago and I couldn’t be more proud of myself and how I am sticking with it, even though life keeps throwing curve balls, like my Dad passing in June. It’s just been hard trying to keep focus and take care of my mom in the process. Harder on her than anyone else. But, a few days ago I finally got my homemade soy candles from my good friend @kaligirlkreations_25. I am so excited to feature these products. Never give up on your dreams. There will always be obstacles. Just flow with the river not against. Take a look. You can find these lovely candles on my product page. =)
The Tins are 8oz and the Fancy glass is 8.5 oz
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Good Morning Yoga Healers, today I had a coworker come to me, because she was having some kind of twitching on her eyes. She was all frantic and catastrophizing what it could be. She mentioned that she was at work really late last night and it started when she was on her way home. When she got home it seemed to spread to her arm and such. She is a doctor and she knew it wasn’t a stroke. Her husband didn’t seem to concerned about it. But, when she came to me I immediately could sense her anxiety and fear.
I’m like hold on. Stop freaking out and think you have “Myasthenia gravis” or something else. So, what I did was sit her down and told her I was going to play some “special tunes” I had and that I use on a constant basis if I feel I need to recenter or tune myself up. If you know anything about energy frequency you know that solfeggio is just a fancy term given for different energy frequencies. Google it if you are curious. They are amazing. It is basically all the sounds in the universe. Anyway, so back to the story. =) I had her close her eyes, take deep breath, and I started playing “mul mantra,” “om chanting,” and one with all the “solfeggio frequencies.” Unfortunately we could do this for to long, because she had to go do a group. But, she immediately felt some relief. Then after lunch I talked with her some more and I really think she was just dehydrated and overworked. She definitely agreed. I also decided to give her this new balancing crystal bracelet I just bought. She was so grateful. She started crying. I reassured her that she is totally fine and that it’s just stress. I told her just keep listening and relax some. Self-care is so important. We don’t do it enough. We think we have to be everything to everybody and we can’t. And if you need some help. download some solfeggio frequencies on youtube. And if you are in San Diego to to Old Town to Gum Saan in Old Town. They have amazing crystals, stones. And no I don’t get anything for stating their name. I just love that place.
Good Morning Yoga Healers, I know it’s been some time since I posted something. I am trying to do my best to at least post once a month to keep myself and everyone motivated in this journey we call life. In these past few months, I’ve really been trying to dig deep within myself to understand my life long struggle of weight and why I’ve always yo’yo’d. I just had a pretty profound conversation with my colleague who is a psychologist and I had a lot of light bulbs go off. (free therapy) lol Most of our issues in adulthood stem from our childhood and unfortunately or fortunately , however you want to look at it, we spend our entire adult life trying to understand why we do what we do. Why we over eat, why we over drink, we we hangout with people who do not help us be better human beings, etc..
In the conversation I just had, my colleague just told me that being overweight could be a way of hiding ourselves from the world. I was like “oh my gosh didn’t think of that.” A few years ago I actually made it to my goal weight and was so proud of myself. But, like most of us do, I went back to my old habits, of drinking and overeating. Guess what right back up to what I was. Now, I got all the excuses, new relationship, menopause, covid, death in the family, and just the world circumstances. So, why not eat and drink to cover up my feelings, right?
As I continue teaching yoga, practicing yoga, and meditating, I struggle with this feeling of not being in alignment with who I truly want to be. It’s been bothering me so much lately, but its so much easier to just have that immediate satisfaction of that drink, or that yummy food in order to forget about your reality for a moment.
Hello Yoga Healers. I had the pleasure to interview with Shane, From Gotrom.com. His program and teachings played a big role on improving my labrum tear, scoliosis pain over the last 7 years. He was someone I had just happen to come across on youtube when I was searching alternative ways to “fix” my hip and scoliosis issues. I bought his program and it is indispensable in my continued improvement. I am always talking about his techniques.
The initial onset of pain can be debilitating. Especially if it is something you have never felt before. If it is something chronic like my scoliosis or labrum tear, you may feel that nothing is going to make you better unless you take pain meds or do some kind of surgery that will “relieve” your pain. As I have been on this pain journey for many years, going on 6 plus years, I realize that pain is just FEAR and that FEAR manifests in our bodies with pain. That pain didn’t just show up with a labrum tear, scoliosis. It is an accumulation of years of not listening to our bodies. I never really, really, listened to my body until the past several years when my body finally said “fine lets just give you a labrum tear and stop you in your tracks.”
Finally when this happened it took 6 months, before I was able to slowly tam that fear/pain and really learn where and why it happened. I am still learning and working through my pain, but everyday I am finding something new that will help me release that fear, become stronger, and allow that “pain” to fade away. It takes alot of work on your part to really dig deep and find your answers. They are there, you just have to ask the universe to help you find the answers. Once you decide not to settle to be in pain, the universe sends you exactly what you need to start that healing process. It is surreal.
Don’t be afraid of your pain, figure out why you have it. When I say “pain,” it can be emotional, physical, or spiritual. It is different for all of us. Currently I am still in the process of healing my physical pain, but through the years I am come a long way. That has been through yoga, meditation, strength training, mobility work, journaling, acupuncture, chiropractic, and nutrition. You must incorporate the entire picture. Look at yourself and search within yourself what you need.
I just got the greatest compliment after the class I taught today. It was the first time this person ever took a yoga class. They said “man I feel high.” I was yep “yoga can do that to you.” Yoga and meditation is the most amazing modality to enhance and enrich who you are in so many ways. You just have to tap into it. My work for today is done. Namaste my Yoga Healers.
Good Morning Yoga Healers! I’ve been trying to post since Monday, but have been busy. Last Saturday my Fiancee and I went to Palms Springs with some friends of ours. Has anyone every been up the Tram? Well, let me tell you it was the first time back there in years. I had a few epiphanies while there. First its at 8516 feet, so its pretty high. I had no idea how I was going to feel and whether to walk all the way down, because that is the easy part, and how it would be coming back up. Everyone was hesitant. Finally I just told everyone lets go. If you are out of shape you are going to feel it. The last time I was there, we went down the walkway, which honestly is not that far down into the hiking area, but last time it took me forever to walk back up. This time it’s been probably 7 years maybe less. I honestly can’t remember. All I remember is I thought I was going to die and what was I thinking.
Well, this time I almost ran up the dam walkway on the way back up. One of my friends said, I will race you. I’m like sure. Let’s go. Well, I crushed him, my fiancee and his husband. =) And my hip, back, was great. I had a little pain, but I just went with it. On a scale of 1-10, probably about a 2.
On the way down the walkway there are some benches for people who need to rest. When I was going down I had seen 2 females sitting on one of the benches, who I assumed were trying to make their way back up. I overheard their conversation saying something about she was 49. As I walked past them I said “come on there is no stopping, you can do it.” They replied that one of the ladies had just had a hip replacement. To that I said “well no excuses we are the same age and I have a tear in my hip.” They seemed like they didn’t know what to say. They just giggled.
I was just being funny, but it just made me realize if you put the work in on healing yourself the sky is the limit. I was amazed at myself for honestly not having any issues with the altitude or my hip/back. I am proud of all the work I have done to improve my health and wellbeing. I am definitely reaping the benefits of being more athletic. That was my first of 3 epiphanies. The 2nd one I had solidifies my desire to spread yoga throughout the universe to the best of my ability. I enjoy talking to people who have lost hope with their injuries and feel that they have to stay on drugs forever, because of the pain or eventually have surgery. I will continue to encourage you to heal your body through incorporating a daily practice of yoga into you life and show you that surgery/drugs should always be the last resort. I know yoga can heal the body. I am living proof. Of course it’s not just yoga, but with yoga you eventually make other changes in your behavior that help you improve your circumstances. Food plays a big part on healing your body too.
Which leads me to my 3rd epiphany. The 3rd one is really always been a struggle for me and that is really learning how to eat for my body. I have always loved to work and be healthy. But, I seem to always sabotage my progress. That day after the hike, I ended up over doing it with cocktails and food. Which, also made me realize “what the f, Trish you have come so far, why did you just do that?’ Sure I had a good time, but I literally just got back on track with my nutrition/exercise routines other than just doing yoga. I went back to the gym, since it’s now open. I just can’t believe how much water retention I put on myself in just 1 day of “having a good time.” Now yes I am human, but I have always for some reason sabotaged my progress and I actually just figured out why. Growing up my parents used to call me fat. Yes, I know. But, looking back at my photos as a kid, no I wasn’t. I was always tall and broad shoulders. Not till about my senior year did I really start to be heavier than what I should. The heaviest I got was 225 in my late teens. I won’t go into the entire story. My point is I finally figured out why I sabotage myself and I refuse to do it anymore. My goal is to not only to spread yoga to others, improve my own practice to great levels of strength, mobility, and flexibility, but to finally learn what my body needs to really fuel progress in achieving my ultimate physique. So, yesterday I signed up with a nutrition coach who is going to help me achieve those goals. Stay tuned for updates. Today I have to send her pictures of what I currently look like. Of course it’s not horrible, but like anyone we all have body image issues. I know it’s not about the weight, but I want to feel as good on the inside and outside. If you are ready of a challenge and want to join me on my journey let me know. Just send me a quick email and we can support eachother. Namaste Yoga Healers. We got this. =)