What I’ve been up to lately. *sneak peak* :)

 

Hey guys! Just wanted to take this chance to catch you all up on what I’ve been creating lately. Mostly I’ve been spending my time not spent teaching yoga, working on product for the etsy site I’m opening super super¬†SOON!

Woke up early yesterday and got going on some new patterns. Toasted Ezikiel sprout grain bread with organic hazelnut butter and strawberries, and coffee!

Got to work with a fun fabric I found last weekend.

Sneak peak of some cotton pouches I’ve been working on for the store!

That’s all for now, have a great weekend!

xo

Elizabeth

 

 

Sack lunch #1: New job edition!

So to preface this post, you should know I’m a BIG fan of the “sack lunch”. Anytime I’m leaving the house for more than a few hours, you can count on me having a brown paper bag full of snacks haha. And stowed away in my little hot pink backpack no less! (hey it worked for me in grade school, so if it ain’t broke, why fix it?)ūüėČ

Anyway this sack lunch was for Thursday (yesterday), and the first day of my new teaching job at Forest Grove Health and Fitness!¬†Delicious, filling and always vegetarian.ūüôā

-Veggie wrap:

  • Ezekiel sprouted tortilla
  • 1oz goat cheese
  • mixed greens
  • green bell peppers
  • bean sprouts

-A container of strawberries and cherries for dessert!

I love eating and I’m always so hungry, so I couldn’t imagine leaving the house without food.ūüôā But there is something physiologically to be said for providing your body fuel consistently throughout the day. If your diet is clean and natural, eating throughout the day will only help to stimulate your appetite and metabolism, and (if that’s what you’re going for) help to balance the body’s weight.

From my experiences, when I eat small, nourishing snacks throughout the day, my mind is my alert, I avoid headaches, I’m able to focus and my body is much stronger.

Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth

What’s for dinner #1 Caprese salad

Caprese salad, toasted baguette with olive oil, and a glass of wine.

-Caprese salad:

  • fresh basil
  • sliced fresh mozzarella
  • sliced tomato
  • cracked black pepper
  • sea salt
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • drizzle of balsamic vinegar

-Baguette from the Grand Central Bakery next door, warmed in the oven and dipped in olive oil.

-Glass¬†of 2-buck-chuck (my go to wine, suspend your judgements until you’ve tried it haha)

**Not pictured: five all natural coffee ice cream

So delicious, and under $10 for two people.ūüôā

Be well!

Elizabeth

You’re already a yogi. You, yes YOU!

“Doing yoga” isn’t just about twisting up in to a sweaty pretzel, or sitting in meditation for hours (not to de-merit those efforts, but they are impractical for most). “Doing yoga” isn’t about feeling pressured to buy the latest-greatest yoga gear, or be thin, or to “be the best” or “win” (which is generally viewed as counter-culture). To truly practice yoga, is to take the time out of your busy schedule for you. To disconnect from angst and stress, and reconnect with the breath, and the self.¬†

When you look at yoga from this perspective, it’s easy to see that you’ve probably been practicing yoga your whole life, and didn’t even know it! Look at you, you little yogi!

  • When you pause the work day to take a breath and stretch, you are practicing yoga.
  • When you lose yourself in a beautiful song, you are practicing yoga.
  • When the sun kisses your face, and you feel warmed from the inside out, you are practicing yoga.
  • When you cry out of joy or laughter, and smile through pain, you are practicing yoga.
  • When you share a meal of wholesome ingredients with the ones you love, you are practicing yoga.

You are your yoga, the physical practice of Yoga Asana (yoga poses) is simply a tool to help you along your way!

So that’s where I come in. I want to teach you how to use these tools for yourself!¬†A lot of yoga instruction can be linear in spirit; straightforward, with little room for personal expression.¬†¬†But this is about yoga for¬†everybody.¬†Every body, regardless of shape, natures predispositions, gender, age, weight, experience level, emotional baggage or self-doubt. Through the practice of yoga and the study of the breath/body connection, I have changed my own body and life. I know with the tools of yoga, you can do the same! Even if you never touch your toes, or stand on your head, you will quickly notice the benefit of simply loving and caring for your body, and your mind.

As I prepare for the next few months ahead, I feel a sense of abundance and faith in the Universe. Being surrounded by such positivity has been grounding and inspiring. For every person that reads my blog, or like the Facebook page, know that I come bringing sincere love and adoration. Thank you truly, for your support, and know that in sharing yoga with you and others I am getting to live my yoga. You are giving me the gift of fulfillment, and for that I am grateful.

Be well, and Namaste, Eliza