movement

Happy Sunday! 🌈

Watch the video here

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I was worried of filming this in public about who might see and “judge” me. Then I remembered when you’re worried about how other people see you, they’re just busy worrying about how you see them 😂

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Thoughts are always going to be there. It’s about whether you give your power away to them or choose following through on what you’d love to do ❤️
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Put a song on and move your body today in any way it wants to move for 5 minutes. It doesn’t have to look good and there’s no right or wrong way 😉
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The most valuable physical thing we have is our bodies. Your body will appreciate every single minute you spend moving it. When you treat it well, it will give you 10 fold more 😉
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Have a gorgeous day! ✨
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Love you ❤️
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✨ I ALLOW ✨

Last week was one of those weeks that felt like a whole month happened in a week 😃

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✨ Celebrating You, 7 week online course I facilitate, started! We had our first call with incredible women I feel honoured to know.
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✨ My mum came to visit and joined the breathwork journey we held! She stayed for few days and we created a deeper sense of love and appreciation for each other 🙏🏼
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✨ 2 women reached out to me wanting to work with me.
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✨ Yesterday I held a Goddess Circle, workshop for women, an evening of letting go and reconnecting with yourself. I filmed this afterwards 💃🏽
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All this happened while I was ON MY PERIOD 🔴
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My life tends to thrive and opportunities seem to come to me while I’m on my period 😃 as I’m more receptive and allowing more. I basically don’t have as much energy to drive forward or even resist. It showed me I don’t have to be on my period to allow. I can receive and allow other times, reminding myself by saying, “I allow.”
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When everything is flowing, I notice my Ego sneaking in with doubt trying to gain control, telling me:
- This is too good to be true
- Remember last time you were in flow, it all went downhill from there
- You can’t manage all this
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Then I close my eyes and come back to my heart where I know I can have it all, so can you ❤️
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Love you 💛
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🔥 COME BACK TO YOUR BODY 🔥

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Video - https://www.facebook.com/isik.tlabar/videos/10160764192855300/

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Last week, I was on a podcast. We talked about so many things but one thing that stood out was how to get out of your head to come back to your body 💃🏽

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You might feel like you live in your head a lot, feeling frustrated with your body when you get ill. Or you might feel like you can’t trust your body, it’s not safe to be in your body so you’re better off making sense of things logically. 

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You have this beautiful vehicle, your body which allows you to move, feel all range of emotions, has a voice and it’s own wisdom. It remembers, it knows what it’s doing without us managing it, it’s truly a miracle.

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There are sooo many ways to come back to your body. I want to share few I use 🔥

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5RHYTHMS

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I’m super grateful I found this map of life really. It has 5 stages: flowing (like water), staccato (rhythmic movement), chaos (you loose your shit), lyrical (melodical I guess) and stillness (moving with stillness). You move your body through these phases, there is no choreography. You move through your emotions letting them flow into one another.

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5rhythms I go to nearly every Thursday - 

http://www.dancingtao.net/journeys/index.php?p=class1

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I realised 2 days ago this is amazing as well, Wednesdays - https://www.meetup.com/HOME-5-rhythms-ecstatic-dance/

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CHANTING

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I never got chanting up until 1-2 months when I started to get into it. I would have mornings where I wake up and feel deep loneliness. Chanting connected me back to myself within 5 minutes. It’s a powerful way to connect to your voice, your body and feel the vibrations move through your bodies. 

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Here’s the song I sing, Gayatri Mantra. Look up the lyrics and have fun ✨

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https://open.spotify.com/track/3fiZFD0BhU9LBGpkhxn4qJ…

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SENSUALITY

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This is simply, connecting with your senses, especially touch. One simple exercise you can do is to connect with the pleasure in your hands. Grab a pillow. Close your eyes and start caressing the pillow with your hands. Do that for 10 minutes without thinking too much. Have no expectations and see what happens 🙌🏼

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There is so much on this that it’s endless, here are some videos where you can learn about touch and wheel of consent by Betty Martin ✨

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https://bettymartin.org/videos/

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BREATHWORK

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We all breathe but not really. There are so many ways to do this but I lay down, take deep continuous breaths into my body. Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale without pausing in between. It’s an incredible way to let go of old emotions, old memories, old beliefs. You don’t even need to know what you’re releasing. Your body’s wisdom is working it’s magic ✨

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I’m holding a breathwork journey next Thursday in East London, come join! 😍 

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https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3449780

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There are so many more embodiment practices.. Yoga, contact improv, parkour, pole dancing, circus arts (silks, rope, trapeze etc), martial arts (ji jitsu, muay thai, kickboxing etc), working out etc. 

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Try out few things and see which one works for you 😍❤️ I know that I’m not a fan of sitting down meditation for example and never fully got into yoga, but I know that I love dancing as a way to meditate ✨

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Which ones do you resonate the most? How do you connect to your body?

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Would love to hear in the comment below 💜

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Have a gorgeous weekend lovelies 😘

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🎼 Olafur Arnalds - Only the Winds

I just had a mindblowing experience 💥

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This incredible humanbeing cuchira (on instagram), she expressed her art again, her movmeant class. Thank you for being you, your art, your love and energy.. She's so real that it brings out the realness, rawness in everyone ❤️

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At times I was on the floor, crying weeping, at times jumping moving around, connecting moving with others. I had a super honest time with myself, feeling everything I'm feeling, not pretending, just being with me.
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You can't be one way all the time. You have so many parts of you. You have ups downs. Sad, sexual, happy, expanded, joyful, liberated, stuck, angry, shy, contracted, its all you. Because you're human, raw and beautiful as you are. You have your darkness and lightness. The darker you can go, the lighter you can get. The lightest people I met are the ones who went into the depth of their darkness and they're beautiful ❤️
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I had moments where I was hugging myself and just felt pure love for myself. It's empowering you know, when you give yourself the love you always wanted from others, then you don't keep people around you responsible to love you. You don't resent them for not doing that. Because you're receiving all the love from you and if more love comes to you, its great its extra on top of it 😍
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She was saying in the end, Go into forest, what would you do if no one existed? Shout, scream, whatever. Do that. What if you always did what you wanted instead of what everyone else wants?
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As I'm writing this on the bus, I saw a sign says 'lighthouse'. It makes me remember, you know what you need. You're your own guide, your own healer. You know what to do for yourself. Allow yourself to feel it all, give yourself permission. When you go into the depths of that sadness, anger, shame that joy, whatever it is, you'll see that you're free and beautiful as you are✨
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Wishing you a beautiful weekend in this 'kinda raining but not really' weather 😃🌧
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Love you 💙
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