Mountain Hippie Healthnut.

*Name Change Alert*

We’re switching things up over here because I like to keep life spicy. I’ve updated the blog and Instagram name from One Dreamy Yoga Flow to Mountain Hippie Healthnut.

This has been a thought of mine for a while now because I felt I wasn’t resonating with the old name, which many of you might not know that I came up with around 2012.

The new name, Mountain Hippie Healthnut, incorporates my lifestyle of adventure, activity, and overall wellness. I’m really excited for all the projects that have come out of this blog and a lot of items that are currently in the works! To get you as excited as me you can look forward to the following content in the coming months:

  • Featured influencers & amazing people
  • Weekly posts dedicated to specific Yoga poses & Barre Moves
  • Adventure Guides
  • Crystal & Gem Series
  • More ‘What I Eat in a Day’ posts
  • Favorites Series
  • Good Vibe Stuff (obvi)
  • And more!

If there is anything particular you would like to see, let ya girl know!

Let’s get rowdy up in here fellow mountain hippies & health nuts.

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How to Prepare for a Morning Work Out Class.

I’m not going to lie, I am one of the worst about getting up in the morning for working out. I claim to be a morning person but when it comes to working out in the morning, I am not that type of person!

Low and behold, I am trying to turn over a new leaf. So whether you are trying to hop over to your gym, tie on your sneakers for a sunrise jog, or getting into an early workout class then we’re in this together.

With anything, a morning work out can be made easier with some helpful tips and tricks. I’ve compiled a few different things that normally help me roll out of bed a little easier before the sun has started to shine.

  • Set out your work out clothes. If you already have them laid out, it is much easier to slip into them instead of spending time picking out what you’re going to wear.
  • Even better, wear your work out clothes to bed. I do this all the time and I am not ashamed one bit.
  • Recruit a buddy early on. This is probably one of the best tricks because you don’t want to let the other person down and now you have a reliablity partner to make sure you show up.
  • Set up a routine that is easy to stick to and not intimidating. If you’re signing up for 5AM CrossFit but you’ve never hit up a CrossFit workout before or you’re aiming to run 6 miles and you’re not in shape to run 1, then you’ll more than likely talk yourself out of a work out that doesn’t sound enjoyable. Find fitness routines that spark interest and a little be of excitement maybe; Hot Yoga, Zumba, Sunrise Hikes. Start simple and then expand the horizon.
  • The night before, prepare a quick healthy snack before you leave the house. A workout on an empty stomach is no bueno, so prepare a protein bar or piece of fruit you can munch on your way.
  • Prepare your breakfast in advance as well. You’ll probably be in an early if you’re coming home between your work out and work so have a healthy meal ready so you’re not scrambling.
  • Set an alarm with a tune that will pump you up to get out of bed. The normal alarm sound is lame and super unmotivating. Set up an alarm that will blast some Sia or Beyonce. A tune that will get you jazzed to start your day off on the right foot.
  • And most important enjoy your workout once you’re there!

Namaste.

Dharma, Karma, & Life’s Journey.

What is your calling? What are the things in your life that bring you contentment, happiness, and joy? What makes you feel you’re living your life to the fullest?

In Hinduism, dharma signifies behaviors that are considered to be in accord with Ṛta, the order that makes life and universe possible, and includes duties, rights, laws, conduct, virtues and “right way of living”. In Buddhism, dharma means “cosmic law and order”, or true nature of the universe.

In my own terms, I like to describe dharma as your life calling. Today I wanted to dive into dharma more, as well as karma and kriya as well as some personal news. Karma, which you might be most familiar with, is almost like a law of attraction or force of reasoning. And Kriya is flow.

“Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung

I’m going to go a little more personal in today’s blog post since I have some major life news I’d like to share. I’ve recently listened to Sahara Rose’s episode ‘The Difference between Karma, Dharma, and Kriya” from her The Highest Self Podcast recently and it’s really resonated with the stage of life I’m currently in. I highly recommend this podcast if you have not already checked it out.

Sahara explains that if you aren’t living towards your true dharma, then life will continuously give you tiny hints in order to try and push you in the right direction. If you are not working towards your life’s true purpose then karma will play a role in providing you with hints.

I’ve moved quite a bit in my life so far, more than most, and will be soon moving again here in a couple weeks. Life has presented me with an opportunity that I believe is guiding me back in line with my life purpose. As sad as I am to be leaving the city of San Francisco, I am really excited for my new transition into Colorado. This was not an easy decision for me, as I absolutely love the city I am currently living in, I’ve felt that this next transition was falling into place too easily to be ignored.

Karma had played a roll in placing the pieces just right to guide me into this next life step. Over the last couple weeks, decision were easily being made that could have had a major impact on the course of my life. And I ultimately feel that the stars are aligning in a way to guide me in the direction I need to be going. I’ve been packing this last week with moments of sadness knowing my time here is ending, ultimately by my choice to move on to another chapter in my life. Deep down I feel this is part of my dharma but it is also freely to know that if it is truly not, I have the choice to change it. Life is a journey we create for ourselves, and we have the capability to live this life how we please.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you currently are living out your dharma or are in the path to living your dharma. Do share with me in the comment section!

Namaste, loves.

P.S. I also encourage you to check out my San Francisco Favorites page, which has all my prized memories captured. I’m continuing to add more daily before I depart on my next life journey.

Resolutions.

Fresh year, fresh me. Happy 2019!

I hope you all had a wonderful new year celebration. I can’t believe it is already the new year! My last year was amazing, invigorating and challenging at times. I was pushed to new limits and leaped head first into new adventures. I welcomed a new lifestyle in a wonderful city and began my journey into yoga teacher training. And this next year will be even more fabulous!

My word for the next year is bold.

I plan to be more confident in my decisions and who I am. This last year brought many changes into my life and I have a feeling that this next year will entail some more. I love change and new beginnings, which is why I am one who highly enjoys the transition of the years. I’m very much a planner and get giddy over the idea of setting goals and intentions for the next 12 months to come. I find there is great value in writing them out and sharing them with others to provide another level of commitment.

“Comparison is the death of all joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday” – Girl, Wash Your Face

2019 Intentions: 

  • Set a morning routine of movement, meditation, reading, and relaxation before “getting ready”.
  • Get outside & enjoy nature more.
  • Read 24 books.
  • Travel to at least 3 new places.
  • Try a new adventure or challenge at least once a month.

I’d love to hear the intentions your setting going into this new year! Share with me in the comments or I encourage you to write them out, even if only for your own eyes, in a journal, on a napkin, or even in your notes app on your phone. Then check back in with what you had written each month to see if you’re staying committed to what you wrote or reevaluating if those intentions have shifted.

I enjoy setting a couple different intentions for the year but even just one intention that you feel you can commit to can provide an impact in changing your life.

Namaste loves!