I AM You Studio

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    I believe. I believe in myself. In my integrity. In my quirks. In my essence. In my intellect. My curiosity. My athleticism. In my faith in myself. In my faith in others. In my values. In my work ethic. I believe in who I am because I AM. I believe in me. I believe. #RETOX

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    Your life can change in a split second. We have all heard it.. but don&rsquot stop reading here, because rather than preach to you on the known, I would rather collectively ponder with you from Hong Kong on the perhaps less pondered, and more unknown.

    Many months ago a NYC I.AM.YOU.er emailed me letting me know she had moved to Hong Kong, and was desperate to bring some I.AM.YOU. yoga, philosophy, music and sweat to her new side of the world. We brainstormed and schemed, and ultimately she passed me the contacts of a lady I had never heard of that could have potential interest in collaborating. I emailed her. She emailed back. Then I called her. And let me tell you – it was rough. I had had a horrible week, she likewise was stressed and overwhelmed, and the call was, well…. Less than stellar.

    Yet I decided to take one more moment after the call and follow up, and her the same, and from there the most incredible series of days in Hong Kong were planned out, all for her foundation and event, MAYYA+MOVEMENT, I.AM.YOU., and you.

    I could have easily hung up the phone, forgotten about our interaction, and written her and Asia off. But I decided to take one more moment to apply one more bit of effort, and from there an incredible movement, expansion, and friendship has resulted, as well as a love for Hong Kong.

    It really only takes a moment for you to change, change your you, your life, your world.

    Sometimes we may not want to expend the energy, do not see the purpose, and feel lackluster about pursuing intangible dreams in our future. Yet if we internalize the power of each moment and the latent possibilities just waiting to arise, we will never hesitate to take one more moment…. Because there we will truly find, create, and bask in the change.

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    The Yoga of Trick & Treating

    I&rsquove tricked myself into idiotic things. My boyfriend doesn’t love me. I’m fat. I won’t succeed.  And I&rsquove tricked myself into amazing possibilities. I will succeed. We will all be friends. Our love is infinite.

    Yoga has taught me how to differentiate between, and control, the two.

    They say in yoga, &ldquoyogash chitta vritti nirodahah.&rdquo  Or we become whole by stopping how the mind turns things around in the wrong way. We become happy and successful and hot by stopping our mind from tricking ourselves, our perceptions and our actions, into something undesirable.  That is the whole point of yoga.

    When your are living in a world that you don’t like, where things are not going well and you do not feel ecstatic, they say that your energy is getting blocked up in the sides channels of your body.  Yoga works to cure this.  The poses are meant to act like a wrench banging on a pipe, in this case on your muscles through to your energetic channels, to move your energy to the center, where there are no tricks. The breath is meant to massage the thoughts to the center line of you as well.

    Together, these crucial yoga tools are used to train the entire entity of you - tangible and intangible – into achieving and living your wildest dreams.  Like this you can continually create your ideal world and ideal you. Full of treats, not tricks. Happiness, not misery.  Hotness, not doubt.  And love and kick ass sekness all around.

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    Don’t let yourself get stuck. Move the energy inside to keep your body, mind & life going how you want it to outside.

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