Slaychella '18

Friends and I landed in LAX and drove to Indio, California for the second weekend of the Coachella Music Festival this past weekend. I can happily and proudly say I attended Coachella at least once in my life.

Enjoy the bomb pics we took and you know I had to whip out some Yoga moves as well. 

 
There was a whole lot of glitter, sun, water, walking, photo opps, admiration of others' styles and of course the performers. I was psyched for Daniel Caesar, Kygo, SZA, The Weeknd, Post Malone, Beyonce, Miguel, Cardi B, Portugal. The Man, Odesza and Eminem. No one disappointed. Thank goodness for Yoga poses & stretches throughout those three 7+ hour days. 
Day 1: I found this head chain at Claire's around the same time I got my lil hands on Fenty's Freckle Fiesta! 

Day 1: I found this head chain at Claire's around the same time I got my lil hands on Fenty's Freckle Fiesta! 

 

The Art Installations were definitely unique. My favorite were; The Lodestar and Spectra

Lodestar by Day

Lodestar by Day

Lodestar @ Night 

Lodestar @ Night 

Spectra

Spectra


My Day 1-3's

 

 

What made my experience at Coachella thee most fun was going with one of my best friends Ralphy, his sister Adriana and her friend Sabrina. Talk about good vibes.

Ralphy is a seasoned Coachella goer, so he hooked it up from the car rental, food, dranks, goodies and air bnb booking. Can't forget to give him credit for all the awesome photos and videos he took. Follow his IG @pixbybanx & @antoniobanx


Day 2 aka Beychella 

I found this Lollapalooza bathing suit and it went well with MAC's Matte Royal lipstick and had to go in with their Glitter Brillants "Iridescent White" as highlight.

 
Day 3...Sunday the Lord rested, but we sure didn't
Day 3: I wanted a more laid back look, dressed it down with a denim skirt (thanks le tote), my Feminist shirt, Quay shades and Stila's Fiery Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. Had to re-apply just once after eating some pizza.

Day 3: I wanted a more laid back look, dressed it down with a denim skirt (thanks le tote), my Feminist shirt, Quay shades and Stila's Fiery Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. Had to re-apply just once after eating some pizza.

You know I HAD to 

#YogaEveryZamnZay


Until next time Cali...

 

[Namaslay]

I bow to thee. I bow to the divine in you. I honor the sacredness and equality in us all.

Daily affirmations...Motivational posts...Inspirational quotes...Are they effective?

I don't see why not. There's so much literature (check out the self-help, positive psychology, self-improvement, etc at a bookstore/library) banking on the theory of its effectiveness. 

Let's begin with our own thoughts. You know, the conversation you have with yourself (we all have these and no you're not abnormal because of it). For the most part, we all have our own perception, opinions and thoughts of our self. *Think self esteem. 

Now, if a fly were to hang out in the walls of your mind and thoughts...what would it hear? Are those conversations with yourself; positive/neutral/negative?

I recall a patient tell me he thought the very worst of himself the second he woke up...every day. How do you think the rest of his days played out? Not great.

From that meeting, we began experimenting with his first thoughts to himself. For him, he felt it was silly, pointless and perhaps a juvenile recommendation from his therapist. But alas, he began detangling his negative self-talk and replacing it with either neutral and later positive self-talk. I literally "prescribed" him to come up with daily affirmations. Guess what? Over some time, that initial thought of thinking he was "useless" and "lacking a purpose in life" first thing in the morning happened less and he began feeling better about himself!

Some people write quotes/affirmations on post its, have it tattooed, and others (like myself) like to receive it via text (Shine text!) and via my social media feed. 

If you enjoy daily motivation, positive quotes, inspirational photos...TIY will be posting Daily Motivation during the week via Instagram. Follow my IG page @trueimage_yoga and get in on the fun. Who said there's such thing as too much inspiration?