Woo what a crazy week it has been! I miss #yoga so much and feel like a 90min savasana couldn’t calm me down 😜🌺
I just moved to the SF Bay Area and am looking for a new home, car, yoga studio and everything in between! Well thank gods & goddesses for #stopdropandyoga ! 
This was taken at a beautiful marina, overlooking the bay and taking a moment to just breathe. Wild thing - because that is exactly what life has been, wild! At the end of it all, the only thing I can do is open my heart and let go…. 
Thank you @veganyogiunicorn, @_dday_ & @sookton for the yoga nomination! 😘
I call out @bubblebutyogi, @radhika_yoga  & @lindsalish! 
Peace & namaste!

Woo what a crazy week it has been! I miss #yoga so much and feel like a 90min savasana couldn’t calm me down 😜🌺
I just moved to the SF Bay Area and am looking for a new home, car, yoga studio and everything in between! Well thank gods & goddesses for #stopdropandyoga !
This was taken at a beautiful marina, overlooking the bay and taking a moment to just breathe. Wild thing - because that is exactly what life has been, wild! At the end of it all, the only thing I can do is open my heart and let go….
Thank you @veganyogiunicorn, @_dday_ & @sookton for the yoga nomination! 😘
I call out @bubblebutyogi, @radhika_yoga & @lindsalish!
Peace & namaste!

Yummy zucchini pasta in peppered avocado sauce, with broccoli and red bell peppers. 
I never invested in a mandolin slicer, although I’m sure it’s totally worth it. Instead, I found a simple peeler but with what I call ‘teeth’, that is light and easy to maneuver. I use it for making pasta, salads, decorations. Totally worth it, and a must for #raw preparations!

Yummy zucchini pasta in peppered avocado sauce, with broccoli and red bell peppers.
I never invested in a mandolin slicer, although I’m sure it’s totally worth it. Instead, I found a simple peeler but with what I call ‘teeth’, that is light and easy to maneuver. I use it for making pasta, salads, decorations. Totally worth it, and a must for #raw preparations!

The best breakfast ever - #smoothiebowl! For those days when you want to eat something fruity, sweet, light & fiburous, but still filling! 
I blended banana, raspberries, strawberries, a bit of mango, coconut water and pinch of anti inflammatory tumeric. 
I love mine with crunchy yummy granola on top, with an addition of #superfoods super healthy hemp hearts. Grab a huge spoon & dig in!

The best breakfast ever - #smoothiebowl! For those days when you want to eat something fruity, sweet, light & fiburous, but still filling!
I blended banana, raspberries, strawberries, a bit of mango, coconut water and pinch of anti inflammatory tumeric.
I love mine with crunchy yummy granola on top, with an addition of #superfoods super healthy hemp hearts. Grab a huge spoon & dig in!

We left the best for last! Day 20 of #YogaHarvest is #Nourishment 💗
It is so important to take time, energy and proper knowledge to find the optimal nourishment for oneself. And that nourishment can come in various forms, as we can nourish various aspects of our being. Our emotions, our mental state, our spirit, and our body all need to be cared for! 💚

Of course, the first thing that comes to mind with this theme was the bodily nourishment, the foods! And although there are so so many delicious options on the menu, I choose this green nectar as the perfect example of nourishment for my body. I feel rejuvenated, refreshed yet still light after drinking homemade fresh squeezed juices. They are a natural medicine you can prescribe yourself every day 😋!

I used pineapple, green apple, spinach, carrot, ginger to make this fabulous goodness! Though the color is #raw, the taste was amazing, promise!

We left the best for last! Day 20 of #YogaHarvest is #Nourishment 💗
It is so important to take time, energy and proper knowledge to find the optimal nourishment for oneself. And that nourishment can come in various forms, as we can nourish various aspects of our being. Our emotions, our mental state, our spirit, and our body all need to be cared for! 💚

Of course, the first thing that comes to mind with this theme was the bodily nourishment, the foods! And although there are so so many delicious options on the menu, I choose this green nectar as the perfect example of nourishment for my body. I feel rejuvenated, refreshed yet still light after drinking homemade fresh squeezed juices. They are a natural medicine you can prescribe yourself every day 😋!

I used pineapple, green apple, spinach, carrot, ginger to make this fabulous goodness! Though the color is #raw, the taste was amazing, promise!

🙏Beautiful souls! Today is day 18 of #YogaHarvest, the fall yoga challenge that invites you to reap the benefits of your practice, like fruits of your work. The word of the day is ⭐️PRESENT⭐️

More than any other benefit, yoga almost instantly awards the practitioner with an acquired sense of presence, which awakens a consistent sense of self. 

⭐️”Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”⭐️
I love this phrase. We may spend years not fully experiencing being present. In yoga, the awareness slowly starts to grow. Our sense of presence starts to awaken, and appear more and more often…Until, one day, we are finally living in the moment. Every moment, the good, and the bad, the lonely and the fulfilled, because each moment is equally valuable. 
⭐️This is an active practice, and it takes time, patience, concentration. However, this yogic practice of being present is the foundation for much deeper things. Meditation. Connection. Deep contemplation. Happiness…. And many more states of being we long for, cannot appear nor be maintained if we are not present. 

⭐️Any asana may bring us to feel present and connected with ourselves, some stronger than others. The breath is the tool to explore, and so are the internal movements and energies in our bodies. More balanced and open, conscious we are, the easier is to become present.
⭐️I choose reaching pigeon, because the hip opener makes me feel grounded and activates my 1st chakra which is always undernourished. And although grounded, I am still reaching high up to the sky, and beyond, always reaching for that perfect balance and sense of presence. 

⭐️This is the very last pose I will be sharing with you this wonderful challenge! Thank you for being present on your mat, day after day, even if we are worlds away! (That rhymed 😜)
Check my co hosts @veganyogiunicorn, @rima_danielle and @yinandjuice who will present the next day’s theme! Sponsors are @compassionatepaws @balancedguru @vyu_apparel @hawkcouture. 
Love and namaste!

🙏Beautiful souls! Today is day 18 of #YogaHarvest, the fall yoga challenge that invites you to reap the benefits of your practice, like fruits of your work. The word of the day is ⭐️PRESENT⭐️

More than any other benefit, yoga almost instantly awards the practitioner with an acquired sense of presence, which awakens a consistent sense of self.

⭐️”Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”⭐️
I love this phrase. We may spend years not fully experiencing being present. In yoga, the awareness slowly starts to grow. Our sense of presence starts to awaken, and appear more and more often…Until, one day, we are finally living in the moment. Every moment, the good, and the bad, the lonely and the fulfilled, because each moment is equally valuable.
⭐️This is an active practice, and it takes time, patience, concentration. However, this yogic practice of being present is the foundation for much deeper things. Meditation. Connection. Deep contemplation. Happiness…. And many more states of being we long for, cannot appear nor be maintained if we are not present.

⭐️Any asana may bring us to feel present and connected with ourselves, some stronger than others. The breath is the tool to explore, and so are the internal movements and energies in our bodies. More balanced and open, conscious we are, the easier is to become present.
⭐️I choose reaching pigeon, because the hip opener makes me feel grounded and activates my 1st chakra which is always undernourished. And although grounded, I am still reaching high up to the sky, and beyond, always reaching for that perfect balance and sense of presence.

⭐️This is the very last pose I will be sharing with you this wonderful challenge! Thank you for being present on your mat, day after day, even if we are worlds away! (That rhymed 😜)
Check my co hosts @veganyogiunicorn, @rima_danielle and @yinandjuice who will present the next day’s theme! Sponsors are @compassionatepaws @balancedguru @vyu_apparel @hawkcouture.
Love and namaste!

Mmmm…. This ice-cream was sooo good guys! I found a secret to making my own ice cream, quick & easy! Well, there’s a catch - I don’t make it from scratch! Shh.. Don’t tell! 😋 
I bought my favorite #vegan vanilla ice cream (@so_delicious) for the base, and I made 2 flavors. 1.FLAVOR: I added frozen organic strawberries - more berries means healthier ice cream! 
2.FLAVOR: raw cacao powder + peppermint extract = choco mint! It takes less than 5min in @Vitamix & you’re good to go! 
Topped with chocolate chip cookies & more berries. A treat to die for!

Mmmm…. This ice-cream was sooo good guys! I found a secret to making my own ice cream, quick & easy! Well, there’s a catch - I don’t make it from scratch! Shh.. Don’t tell! 😋
I bought my favorite #vegan vanilla ice cream (@so_delicious) for the base, and I made 2 flavors. 1.FLAVOR: I added frozen organic strawberries - more berries means healthier ice cream!
2.FLAVOR: raw cacao powder + peppermint extract = choco mint! It takes less than 5min in @Vitamix & you’re good to go!
Topped with chocolate chip cookies & more berries. A treat to die for!

New day, new word, new opportunities to flourish and progress. For day 16 of #YogaHarvest @veganyogiunicorn has introduced the word #Growth! ☀️
For me, life is always about taking the next step, changing for the better, movement and fluidity. I try to learn my lessons from each & every situation, specially the hard ones. It’s the difficult moments that often offer the best chance to grow! 
When faced with challenges, whether emotional, mental or physical, we can either allow them to overcome us, or find stability and ask ourselves : Why am I in this situation? What can I learn and how am I going to become better after this? 
Yoga had been an amazing growth experience for me! How about you? Where do you find your growth? 
Love to #ahimsaalliance ladies @rima_danielle @yinandjuice @veganyogiunicorn & sponsors @balancedguru @vyu_apparel @compassionatepaws @hawkcouture !

New day, new word, new opportunities to flourish and progress. For day 16 of #YogaHarvest @veganyogiunicorn has introduced the word #Growth! ☀️
For me, life is always about taking the next step, changing for the better, movement and fluidity. I try to learn my lessons from each & every situation, specially the hard ones. It’s the difficult moments that often offer the best chance to grow!
When faced with challenges, whether emotional, mental or physical, we can either allow them to overcome us, or find stability and ask ourselves : Why am I in this situation? What can I learn and how am I going to become better after this?
Yoga had been an amazing growth experience for me! How about you? Where do you find your growth?
Love to #ahimsaalliance ladies @rima_danielle @yinandjuice @veganyogiunicorn & sponsors @balancedguru @vyu_apparel @compassionatepaws @hawkcouture !

This is what happens when you let nature do it’s work! Proof of #organic sweet potato right here. I left it sitting next to my stove for a day or two too long… 

Once reading comments on the research that showed a McDonald’s hamburger and fries looking identical after 80days (you know the one I’m talking about?! Google it if you don’t), someone said they would rather eat food that doesn’t spoil to that which does. My reaction was 😯😮?!

Foods going bad or sprouting or growing roots is proof of life!!! Our digestive system can’t process foods with long shelf life and tons of preservatives. Even a kid knows that (another excellent video you can find online, a school project by a girl that compared organic vs. non organic by showing how the later doesn’t sprout!). Eat organic fruits & veggies as much as possible!

This is what happens when you let nature do it’s work! Proof of #organic sweet potato right here. I left it sitting next to my stove for a day or two too long…

Once reading comments on the research that showed a McDonald’s hamburger and fries looking identical after 80days (you know the one I’m talking about?! Google it if you don’t), someone said they would rather eat food that doesn’t spoil to that which does. My reaction was 😯😮?!

Foods going bad or sprouting or growing roots is proof of life!!! Our digestive system can’t process foods with long shelf life and tons of preservatives. Even a kid knows that (another excellent video you can find online, a school project by a girl that compared organic vs. non organic by showing how the later doesn’t sprout!). Eat organic fruits & veggies as much as possible!

⭐️Day 14 of #Yogaharvest si Compassion! 💗💜

This is a theme I am very passionate about. Compassion isn’t, in my humble option, really taught in modern day life and western culture. It is a principle that may sound natural, but is challenging to practice. 

⭐️We are constantly in competition with others, and ‘the winner’ is the one that is ‘better’ (whatever that may mean). More often than not, we choose to feel superior to others, which automatically disconnects us from another being. It’s a form of a defense.

⭐️Compassion requires us to separate from that desire to be ‘better’, or to be indifferent, or disconnected. It requires emphaty. It requires heart, care, love. The point is to feel compassion towards every living being, not just the ones we personally give preference to. Thus, compassion also means no discrimination.

⭐️There is a very particular personal practice that I have chosen to follow, and that is #ahimsa or non-violence. It’s been 12y since I adopted it, starting by not eating animal products. 

⭐️Ahimsa is an essential part of yoga, the first Yama in the astanga path outlined in yoga sutras by Patanjali. It is obviously important to all your hosts, that’s why we are called #ahimsaalliance ☺️. @rima_danielle @veganyogiunicorn @yinandjuice  
💗According to yoga philosophy, ahimsa is the base for compassion. 
⭐️No matter your path, there are so many ways to practice compassion 🙏 Compassion means that when you encounter suffering of any kind, you want to stop it. It means helping the one that needs it. Truly understanding what another is experiencing. Giving protection to the weak or dependent. 

⭐️Not surprisingly, I have chosen a heart opener 💗. So many asanas work the heart chakra - guess why?! Open heart isn’t just about ‘love’. Open heart sees all with the same eyes, and treats all with true equality. 
Be compassionate. Towards yourself, other humans, other living entities, and Mother Earth. Then your heart will flourish and know peace. ✌️

⭐️Day 14 of #Yogaharvest si Compassion! 💗💜

This is a theme I am very passionate about. Compassion isn’t, in my humble option, really taught in modern day life and western culture. It is a principle that may sound natural, but is challenging to practice.

⭐️We are constantly in competition with others, and ‘the winner’ is the one that is ‘better’ (whatever that may mean). More often than not, we choose to feel superior to others, which automatically disconnects us from another being. It’s a form of a defense.

⭐️Compassion requires us to separate from that desire to be ‘better’, or to be indifferent, or disconnected. It requires emphaty. It requires heart, care, love. The point is to feel compassion towards every living being, not just the ones we personally give preference to. Thus, compassion also means no discrimination.

⭐️There is a very particular personal practice that I have chosen to follow, and that is #ahimsa or non-violence. It’s been 12y since I adopted it, starting by not eating animal products.

⭐️Ahimsa is an essential part of yoga, the first Yama in the astanga path outlined in yoga sutras by Patanjali. It is obviously important to all your hosts, that’s why we are called #ahimsaalliance ☺️. @rima_danielle @veganyogiunicorn @yinandjuice
💗According to yoga philosophy, ahimsa is the base for compassion.
⭐️No matter your path, there are so many ways to practice compassion 🙏 Compassion means that when you encounter suffering of any kind, you want to stop it. It means helping the one that needs it. Truly understanding what another is experiencing. Giving protection to the weak or dependent.

⭐️Not surprisingly, I have chosen a heart opener 💗. So many asanas work the heart chakra - guess why?! Open heart isn’t just about ‘love’. Open heart sees all with the same eyes, and treats all with true equality.
Be compassionate. Towards yourself, other humans, other living entities, and Mother Earth. Then your heart will flourish and know peace. ✌️

Whole organic grains were a staple in my diet growing up. They are common in Europe, specially in colder climates in the winter. They are chewy, nutty, satisfying, often rich in plant based protein, fiber, and various vitamins, minerals. There are plenty of gluten fee options, and for those that don’t follow a strict GF diet, or are not gluten intolerant, I definitely recommend barley - it’s delicious and one of my favorites. To make a meal light, add your grains into fresh raw veggies and make a rich salad! Dressed with balsamic, liquid aminos, lime and pepper.

Whole organic grains were a staple in my diet growing up. They are common in Europe, specially in colder climates in the winter. They are chewy, nutty, satisfying, often rich in plant based protein, fiber, and various vitamins, minerals. There are plenty of gluten fee options, and for those that don’t follow a strict GF diet, or are not gluten intolerant, I definitely recommend barley - it’s delicious and one of my favorites. To make a meal light, add your grains into fresh raw veggies and make a rich salad! Dressed with balsamic, liquid aminos, lime and pepper.