What to do when you don’t have a yoga mat!

Well here I am in France, I forgot to buy a yoga mat and I can’t understand a word the instructors are saying so I decided to skip the studio for now and practice at my hostel.

Only thing is I forgot my mat. For one I didn’t have the energy to lug around a mat nor did I want to take the chance of leaving it in France.  So I went ahead and left it back in Detroit.

Every time I travel I make sure to find the nearest yoga studio so I don’t skip a beat in my practice because to me it literally is my food, my medicine and my sanity.

Shit and after a 8 hour flight, a four hour train ride and a whole lot of frustration I needed to practice right away. Right away before I lost my damn mind.

So I waited until everyone cleared out the room this morning and I grabbed my towel, laid it out on the floor and hit child pose.

So yes, the moral of the story is….grab that damn towel and practice! You don’t need a fancy mat to practice your practice and you damn sure don’t need to go without your practice because you forgot your Lulelemon at the crib.

If it was warmer here and there was some damn grass I would have practiced in nature (it’s the most comfortable.)

Other thing you can do when you have forgotten your yoga mat and you don’t want to practice bare or on the grass….do all standing postures. Standing postures  are about 85% of your practice anyway so go for it!

Peace.

 

(NEW) Podcast Review.

Don’t We All Just want to be Happy?

Two weeks ago I started to listen to the UK  podcast called “Zestology” with Tony Wrighton. The show focuses on living with positive energy, vitality, motivation, health, confidence, great sleep and more.

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I listened anxiously hoping to find tools that would lead me to a little more balance as we are heading into the middle of the semester. Things are picking up and energy is spreading pretty thin. I kept hope alive as I scrolled through all 87 of Tony’s podcast.

Every one caught my attention so I started from the introduction and worked my way up. Zestology focuses on shows that literally motivate you to live in balance. Nothing is easy but with a few tips we are guaranteed to move in a upward direction.

One of my favorite episodes talked about the “7 Secrets of Happiness” with author Gyles Brandreth. Brandreth highlighted the everyday challenges that people all over the world face, rather it was work stress, school stress, family stress or stress that just comes from the lack of having something you want in this life.

“I can not only be expanding your life but I could be also extending your life by seven to ten years,” Brandreth says as he starts to share a few of the seven secrets with the listeners.

The first secret included “be a leaf on a tree,” – free flowing, unique and strong. Be attached to a larger growing organism. Second secret included compassion and passion, compassion among others and having passions that motivate you and radiate you. “Essentially you need a passion to sustain you, when things go wrong,” or in general. Brandreth went on to talk about the other secrets to a beautiful happy life.

I enjoyed this podcast among the other episodes. They all had a wonderful tone that kept me interested and motivated. I recommend anyone who is interested in gathering happiness tools to listen to this.

I have always wanted to start a podcast especially over the last couple of months. I am tuning in to a lot of different shows to gather ideas on tones, themes and etc.

I will continue to keep up with Zestology, because its simply beneficial to my everyday life.

Take a listen on Spotify and tell me what you think.

 

 

 

Convergence Journalism

If you would like to read more of my articles that I publish for class, please click on the links provided below. Leave comments and share!

Lab 1 (First Idea):  “Dealing with Racial Stereotypes”

Lab 2 : Many Places, Many Places! Where are OU Students From? 

Lab 3: “Prison Activism in the 21st Century”

Caption Practice: “Organic Farm Stand at OU” 

Lab 4: “Feature on Juliet Oppenheim”

Lab 5: Audio- “What’s happening to note taking in the 21st Century?”

Lab: Simple Digital Story

Lab Reflection on Podcast: (New) Podcast Review 

Lab 7: “Food Deserts and How to Make a Difference”

Final: Beat Assignment

Thank you,

ElevateDailyy.

+Night Melodies+

Spooky Black “Without You”

One day my lover and I were chilling in the car before we embarked on one of our wild nights in the city of Detroit. He requested that he be the DJ for the night, of course I looked like “nothing can really top my choices,” but I handed him my phone with a smirk.

At first I was worried (he has wonderful taste in music – but he also likes Lil B haha.)

Anyway lol

What he turned on blew my mind  right away. The song sounded really familiar to my ear. I had previously heard this song chopped and screwed from one of my favorite DJ’s. I turned it up!

I am a super fan of slow mo, chopped and screwed and mystical music that takes me to cloud nine. This was the song of my dreams….well one of the songs of my dreams.

I looked in his eyes and you’ll know one why soon as you press play.

Ya’ll don’t need to know what happened next…

Enjoy.


A little about Corbin Smidzik better known as Spooky Black.

Spooky has major r&b influences.  From Saint Paul, Minnesota he is not only killing the game solo but he also kills it as a member of the hip hop/r&b collective the Stand4rd. Spooky Black Soundcloud has put him on the map especially with the hit “Without You,” produced by him back in 2014. If your anything like me you were shocked when you heard his voice and then matched it with his face….but you get over that part pretty fast once your in the zone. He chops it up and literally leaves you playing his music fifty times in a row. He has a fan in me!

we got this.

wnq-astrology

To all people.

To all parts of the Earth, may peace manifest into every corner of of our hearts and our spaces.

Protection over our spirit and our mental.

We are witnesses of our reality that we try to shape positively in our daily lives.

May we elevate and never have to suppress our happiness.

We are light beings and we walk as such.

We attract abundance in the most gracious, humble and honored way and we receive what we put out.

We waste no words on negativity and we damn sure don’t accept it.

We rise, heal and become more powerful.

Never doubt it.

Image: http://wnq-astrology.com/ 

LOGO on deck!

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Peace and Love everyone, here is ElevateDailyy’s new logo, I want to know what you think of the concept.

As a lot of you may know I am a lover of the eye of protection…this isn’t quit the Egyptian Horus Eye but it will be used for some of the same purposes.

This logo represents ELEVATION, hence the half triangle at the top. The bottom half triangle represents “as above so below.” We must elevate from the crown to the root and to the root to the crown in order for us to elevate in balance.

Hope you enjoy.

Please comment below.

on and on and on and on.

You caspiraln find me the sky.

Cloud 39.

Right to the right.

Two eyes closed, only one needed to see.

Right in alignment capable to be free.

To find the freedom in just walking with the Earth.

Not judged. Not polluted.

Stripped of the past.

What is the future?

Not having to ask this question because only now is needed to be.

I know it’s a difficult science experiment we living.

Day by day stacking…climbing…clawing even.

I tell you though trying to solve the biggest mystery we have ever laid our naked eyes on will take many lifetimes, many kalpas, many s’aiyes to solve.

But what if that’s just what it needs to be. It needs to be a mystery in order to live on.

Everyone wants to know what this life thing is about but not take the time to look outside for clues, enjoy the mysteries.

Enjoy walking the Earth connecting your sole receiving messages that carry you to the next phase.

Unlocking with ease, with gentleness.

 

are you? are we?

Lately I’ve been thinking about this experience we are having as spirits.

Are we really living or are we just existing?

Day by day most of us practice the same routine and may switch it up a bit but overall its usually the same.

Work. Eat. Sleep.

Nhighow you definitely are a few levels up if your able to rise and do you 100% everyday. It seems to take a lot of escaping the fears that are embedded into our souls to be able to let go and live. You are in the 5% of the worlds population who may really be living out their highest physical life.

Lets work on it.

Let’s each take out a pen and piece of paper and write down how much of the things we do every day is what we actually want to be doing, how much of it is routine and also incorporate what is it that we would much rather be doing (be REALISTIC.)

Look at that list.

How does it make you feel?

If your disappointed, don’t be.

We are all beyond capable spirits, think about how much work it takes to just be alive. So why not be all the way alive! Be so alive that every day you are able to do exactly what you want to do organically with not a second thought.

Create that life for yourself.

We can both work on living our fullest potential both spiritually and physically every second of the day.

I need to, too.

It’s not magic but take a chance.

 

KEEP GUCCI FREE!!!

I love BIA.

I mean who the fuck wouldn’t!

She sliding through from Boston.

Puerto Rican swag, hard bars that match beats that go BANANAS.

BIA is signed to Pharrell’s label “i Am Other” and distributing through RCA Records.

She continues to influence the trap game effortlessly.

Take a listen especially to this “Gucci Comin Home”

well rested bihhhhhh.

This is how you don’t lose sleep over BULLSHIT…

  • you don’t let shit reach your soul unless deemed worthy of soul touch.
  • you protect yourself at all cost.
  • no matter what situation comes into your path, you are the controller of your right now.
  • you take time to yourself more than you actually think you should.fuckthebs
  • you give the same amount of energy that is being reflected to you back so therefore you don’t give to much or not enough (shit we even right.)
  • you stay hydrated.
  • you stay occupied with creative shit.
  • don’t text him/her first (had to slip that in)
  • stay walking with your protectors and spirits and never lose sight of them.
  • stay massaging yourself with coconut oil.
  • express your emotions.
  • write “fuck that shit” a million times over until you completely don’t fuck with that shit.
  • do you.
  • masturbate.
  • give yourself hella credit just for waking up and being bomb as fuck.
  • touch your hair, massage your scalp.
  • dance in the mirror and grope yourself.
  • burn some money sometimes..remind yourself this shit ain’t real.
  • on the flip side though GET THIS MONEY!!! then proceed to give thanks.
  • fuck a few times in scorpion pose.
  • pay your bills on time.

INTERMISSION – Shit getting crazy huh? I’m listing you up with ways to improve your sleep and not lose sleep. Thank me later.  

  • spray paint a vagina on the property of Trump.
  • bathe in rain water, steep with rain water then collect more rain water.
  • get as weird as you possibly can every day.
  • spend only a hour a day on social media…the rest of your precious life shall be spent stunting in reality.
  • don’t explain yourself to nobody.
  • let the body enjoy its pure form…butt ass naked with no materials covering our hearts.
  • don’t text the ex.
  • don’t run after him or her…I mean shit if you gotta run which can make you possibly loose breathe and die then wtf is the point? there isn’t one! BYE.
  • embrace your skin and if you chocolate take a bite out yourself for me.
  • acknowledge your innerG and never back down.
  • don’t be on no sucker shit EVER IN LIFE.
  • never feel guilty for doing you…being you and loving you.

…and these are some of the ways we will never lose sleep over bullshit. 

THE END