underbara du.
rachel, 24, beach bum, yoga teacher, island girl. i think... there is always two sides to every story (sometimes three or four, but that usually means there is tequila involved). as to life. it's not black or white, it's black and white and hopefully pink and sparkly inbetween... you can teach yoga and still love to party. meditate and ignore your spending problems. be vegan and eat too much chocolate. have a swedish passport and live in the caribbean. you can do anything, as long as its you.

the beat of your heart is the rhythm of your soul.
underbara du -
wonderful, you.
underbara du.
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We lost our baby today. Sgt Pepper. Our first puppy. Our best friend. He got sick very suddenly a few days ago and passed away today, just like that. Might as well have been a car crash with me in a hospital getting operated on. This all feels too familiar. 

Overnight he became blind and severely anemic. No one knew why. Yesterday he was ok, struggling in darkness but wagging his tail, eating well, alert. Today all of a sudden he couldn’t stand up. Pain. He just couldn’t breathe anymore and now neither can I. I didn’t even get a chance to reflect over what was happening and he died on the veterinary table, not calmly and in peace but with both of us sobbing into his fur screaming no no no no NO. There was nothing peaceful about it. It was absolutely horrible. 

Life keeps throwing me into hell this year. Over and over again. I feel numb. There is space between me and what has happened and I can’t understand it. Maybe I’m in shock. I don’t know. One week ago we were running through the forest and paddleboarding and swimming and now he is buried in our backyard. I put daisies on his grave. I miss you so much my little peppermint man. You gave us four years of absolute joy. Unconditional love. Stability. Friendship. You were the glue that brought me and Dennis together and now the whole world feels broken. Please come back to us. I’m not ready to let you go. I’ll do anything. Bad things come in three so now that my best friend, grandmother and little baby have gone in just a few months does it mean it’s over now?? Or are there more catastrophes knocking on my door before the year is over? I’d like to know who’s running this show because I don’t know if I want to be part of it anymore
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LOS ANGELES! The sign-up link for the big LA yoga event goes live… NOW! Get your tickets here:
 http://bit.ly/1lhXihG 


πŸ’œSuper excited to see you all August 24! I’m expecting lots of hugs and happy California faces☺️😘 #love #yoga #losangeles #yogaeverydamnday
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My hearts
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An ass is an ass is an ass. What is up with the ass hysteria in the world right now?? Why is everyone obsessing over butts? Why is everyone squatting? When did having a perfectly round, big behind become the number one priority in people’s lives? The question is: Who gives a shit about asses?? Oh yea, that’s right… Shit does. Shit gives a shit. THEY ARE CALLED GLUTEUS MAXIMUS AND WE SIT ON THEM WHEN WE GO TO THE TOILET. This is what most of the fitness world and people from all over are focusing their attention and hard work on. Also, incidentally, posting mean comment over. I don’t get it! There are so many more important thing to worry about than butts. So many. There is war happening in the world. Children dying in Gaza. Starvation. Sadness. Death. Also, luckily, there are rainbows. Peace. Life. Friendship. Butterflies. Puppies. Newborn babies. Miracles. Love, in so many shapes and forms. I would say that on the big list of things worth spending time on in this life, butts don’t even make the cut. 


If you are more worried about the size of people’s asses than you are of your own ability to be kind, well then, frankly, you’re an ass.


Let’s spend the rest of the day being kind to each other now, shall we? Alrighty then. Carry on.
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Find your bliss.




#yogaeverydamnday #love #bliss #happy #smile #summer #lake #nature #inspiration #motivation #bikini #girl #hippie #sunset #body #love #life
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Cherry, beet, lemon, kale, cucumber, apple juice! This one was delicious. Day 4 of the juice cleanse and I’m feeling great. Just made some cinnamon almond milk that I’m going to drink in a bit to change things up. Recipes are on the blog! blogg.amelia.se/yogagirl πŸ’πŸŒ±πŸ‹πŸ



#juiceheads #yogagirljuice #droppingbeets #life #juice #juicing #health #healthy #raw #happy #color #green #greenjuice #vegan #smile
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There are so many reasons to be grateful. To be happy. To be content. Find them. Focus on them. Appreciate them. Before you know it, you will find a reason to be happy no matter what life puts on your path. Even in darkness there is light. Especially in darkness, there is light. The very purpose of darkness is for us to notice the temporary absence of light and to realize that the light has actually been there all along. Without light darkness could not exist. Sometimes our eyes just get a little cloudy and we can’t see our surroundings for what they are.

See the light and the light will come to you. Find a reason to be happy, no matter what life throws at you. 


You’re going to be ok.



#love #light #happiness #contentment #grateful #life #joy #smile #happy #ok #letgo #yoga #peace #spirit #one #hippie #boho #gypsy #girl #photography by @mikaelgfoto
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Hello there, Aruba. I’ve missed you! Love practicing yoga with this view in front of me…😍😍😍



#firstsunsetinsolong #aruba #sunset #love #sun #island #color #sky #yoga #beautiful
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Lovelies! Sending out the newsletter in one hour! For this edition I’m sharing my favorite highlights from our wedding, a 90-minute yoga playlist that I’m practicing to a lot right now, a delicious vanilla chia seed pudding recipe and a vinyasa tutorial. Lots of good stuff! Go to www.rachelbrathen.com to sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already!πŸ˜Šβ˜€οΈπŸ˜˜β€οΈEnjoy! #newsletter #yoga #love
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