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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Give it a try, whispered the heart.



#goodnight #heart #love #listen #befree #breathe #inspiration #life
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Instead of focusing on the negative I decided to share the positive! Got sent thousands of beautiful videos on Snapchat and decided to share screenshots of the love on Twitter. I feel you. I feel you all! This is a beautiful example of the duality of social media I wrote about yesterday. I think the universe just wanted to prove a point. We’re doing good, people. Keep loving. I love you! Come join the cuddle fest on Twitter @ rachelbrathen xo🙏💜 #keeploving #socialmedia #lessons #love #unite #share #love
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I am so sick of bringing this subject up. I do once again because I simply can’t stand the comments on here about Ringo’s weight and I feel I have to say something or I’m going to explode. “FEED YOUR DOG YOU CRUEL FUCKING BITCH” is not something I feel ok seeing on my feed. I don’t care what people write on here most of the time. You can call me ugly, fat, say I’m a hypocrite, point out details about my life that you don’t agree with, say my skin is bad or my face looks wrinkly, I have cellulite, terrible taste in clothes, I’m stupid, dumb, a bimbo… Write me all of this. I don’t care. And these are things people write all the time, mind you. Sometimes I even get classier comments like “you’re a motherfucking whore” and even that does not bother me. Random people saying random shit feeling brave hiding behind a screen on the internet. Whatever. But I cannot shake this feeling right now. Write things about my baby and I feel VIOLATED. I want to yogi-kick you in the face. I get so angry. And then I get sad.

Ringo is an Italian Greyhound. Google the breed. Their most prominent feature is their ribcage which is huge so no matter how much we feed him HIS RIBS ARE ALWAYS SHOWING. He eats breakfast and dinner every day like every other loved dog with treats and snacks and cheese snuck from my dinner plate in between. There is no need to call PETA. We love him more than fucking anything in the whole world. FROM NOW ON EVERY SINGLE PERSON COMMENTING NEGATIVITY ON HERE WILL BE BLOCKED FOREVER. Even you “well meaning folks” who like to drop by just to write a line about how “yoga girl is so great but she REALLY should do more charity work” screw you all from now on. If you don’t fucking accept me the way I am ,100%, as is, you can get the hell off this account. I’m on a blocking spree so keep your hands in check if you want to stay in this community.



And yes I know this is not very “yoga” of me. But guess what. It’s very HUMAN of me to once in a blue moon lose my shit over people telling me how to live my life on the daily. I get sad, too. I feel, too. Most of you guys I fucking love so much I can’t even explain but some of you people just made me cry. 

I’m tired.
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I am not teaching in Amsterdam my lovelies but I am blogging and practicing and drinking tea and biking around the city with Ringo in a basket. Also at this moment reading poetry on Snapchat. It’s called #yogagirlpoetry and it’s a thingggg. Come listen @rachel_brathen💜. Better internet connection and new poem tomorrow. 

Going to Utrecht. Let’s go drink wine together!? Will share when I’m there. I love you all with such force it’s almost scary. Someone just sent me a snap that made me cry. It’s powerful, this social media. It’s crazy and can be vicious and deceiving but if we use it in the right way it’s motherfucking incredible. It can make us feel and stir shit up and move mountains if you do it right. So do it right!! Don’t scroll past celebrity after celebrity photoshopped into perfection. Don’t obsess over models and fitness professionals and people in yoga poses that are only here to feed their own ego. Don’t look at Instagram and then at yourself and not feel ok. Don’t let a rectangular piece of technology tell you how to feel about who you are. Just don’t! Use this shit for GOOD THINGS and be inspired and give yourself a hug and tell people you love them. Share and connect share and connect feel how we are the same we feel the same we hold the same beating beautiful heart and we are all vulnerable and that’s a magical thing. I fucking love you. I hope you feel it and that you love you, too. xo. going to bed see you in the morning🌼

#excusemyfrench #but #holyfuckthereissomuchloveicantcontainit #breathe #feel #love #you
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Me and my baby! @ringo_thegringo I love you. And I love this photo from our Open Your Heart retreat this weekend! I’m sharing all the playlists, book tips, poems and everything else from the retreat on the blog today so stay tuned (sorry it took a while☺️). blogg.amelia.se/yogagirl 🙏

And I’m so happy you’re following our adventures on Snapchat now!!!! Having so much fun sharing (@ rachel_brathen). Will keep snapping throughout the day - off to Amsterdam now so see you there, world!💜 #love #traveleverydamnday #dog #baby #blackandwhite #happy #hug #snapchat #share #life
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Answering a billion questions on Snapchat right now!!! Sharing them all in “My Story” follow me @ rachel_brathen 💜

Keep asking, I love these questions!! (and @dennisfromsalad is randomly buying luggage online I’m booored🙈). So far I’ve talked about handstands, skin care, my zodiac sign, Ringo, traveling, I’ve spoken Spanish and shared my height, tips for new yoga teachers, advice on letting go, why I hung out with tiny horses today and more. What else do you want to know? Shoot! Find me on Snapchat!☺️ #xo #newsocialmediafave #love #questions #share #horse #beautiful #countryside #fall#happy  (at SNAPCHAT Q&A!)
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Coziest studio ever! Had so much fun chatting with the girls about pain and yoga and transformation today. Many of you have sent me emails asking about my upcoming book, the tv stuff we’ve been doing and more so…

Wanna ask me a question? Ask me anything and I’ll answer directly to you on Snapchat!!! Post your questions in a comment here (try to keep the sentence short enough to fit in a Snapchat caption) and I’ll film my answers for you. Follow me @ rachel_brathen and ask away!!!❤️😍💜 #love #snapchat #qa #question #answer #studio #svt #tv #etthärligareliv #happy #yoga
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Looking all fancy today at SVT (Swedish Television)! Filming with @mandyschulman and @hannahwidell this morning and everybody’s favorite little man @ringo_thegringo got to join in too☺️🐶



Hair and makeup by @kokotosanna I haven’t looked this much like a princess since the wedding thank you😍🌸🌟 #love #tv #hair #makeup #film #life #hello #happy  (at SVT)
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Sometimes the only way to surface is to go through the fire. Don’t be afraid to sit with your pain. Feel it. Every moment of doubt, of insecurity, of heartache is an opportunity for you to grow. It’s the universe nudging you in the right direction, unveiling the things you have been clinging to that it’s time to let go of. Even trauma can be turned around and made into something valuable. Especially trauma. Be thankful for everything that comes your way - even the difficult things. There is a reason you are in this right now. Step into the fire. Don’t shrink back. 

Your light shines brightest in the darkest of nights.




#love #fear #live #letgo #breathe #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #beach #purpose #inspiration #life