The Natural Skin Collective (@naturalskincollective)

Q u i e t ~ Find your peaceful place and let your mind and body reap the benefits of silence.
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Jess Massey (@myopenflame)

I know it’s time for yoga, but my depression has really gotten in the way these past few days. I know, I know, that’s when I should hit the mat the most... but this is more of a not getting out of bed depression, so please don’t judge. But yoga is still on my mind and in my heart, and I will be back. I’ve just got to heal myself first.

Jess Massey (@myopenflame)

Trouble with sleep? That’s just the name of the game with me! Doing some quick yoga before bed calms body and mind, helping sleepy dreams to overcome my body with much more ease. This (part two of two) quick and easy flow is one I’ve been doing for a long time and I can’t thank Margo (I don’t know her insta handle) enough for bringing this set of poses into my life!!

Jess Massey (@myopenflame)

Trouble with sleep? That’s just the name of the game with me! Doing some quick yoga before bed calms body and mind, helping sleepy dreams to overcome my body with much more ease. This (part one of two) quick and easy flow is one I’ve been doing for a long time and I can’t thank Margo (I don’t know her insta handle) enough for bringing this set of poses into my life!!

Jess Massey (@myopenflame)

I had some chocolates to work off today! But my main focus is happiness and peace in my practice... I’m not quite there yet, but I’m slowly getting closer. Here’s to one more day pushing through!

Erica Willey (@erica.willey)

One day a week I choose to catch up on some rest. If there is one thing I love it’s sleep lol. #lazyday #sleep #dreaming #comfortable #cuddles #cozy #nap #restthemind

Jess Massey (@myopenflame)

Today reminds me of how far I have to go 😢 My body’s not perfect, but I still get up everyday and conquer my fears and face the world... whether I want to or not lol! Yoga gives me confidence. Yoga makes me fierce. Yoga gives me strength. What does yoga give you?

Jess Massey (@myopenflame)

I was so sore from cleaning yesterday, and tired from ECT this morning, and generally depressed today... so hitting the mat brought extra good vibes! It’s been a sad day, with The Vegas shooting and Tom Petty’s passing, too, so the world is not a generally happy place today either. I just needed to love myself, and love all of you. Bring some joy to the world today. Spread love and kindness. We need it.

Jess Massey (@myopenflame)

Vriksasana, Or tree pose, works my patience and concentration as it tries my balance. You need great posture for tree pose, which is something that I find I slouch on often (haha). I spent the day cleaning and organizing- including my meditation and yoga space- and I was *this close* to not practicing today, since everyone else’s challenges ended yesterday. But I did it! And I needed it.

Jess Massey (@myopenflame)

Today my back was really hurting.. could be because I cleaned out my closet! I did some yoga specifically to relieve my back pain and it went a little something like this!

Jess Massey (@myopenflame)

I'm a little late with my yoga post today, but better late than never! Everything felt tight today- tight hips, tight glutes, tight arms- you name it! Today's session focused on streeeeetching it all out since that's what I really felt I needed!

Jess Massey (@myopenflame)

My hubby was home to take pics today until my tripod arrives (yay!) so I actually have a photo today! I try not to think about where I once was in my practice, and how far I've fallen, almost back to beginner status, because getting on my mat is what matters. And I'm starting to do that again. I went through a pretty deep depression recently, and no coincidence that it coincided with my break from yoga. Coming back to my mat, back to yoga, back to breathing, back to stretching, back to strength, back to balance, back to meditation... it means coming back to peace for me. Day 3
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