jessierae413 The most welcome of surprises arrived this evening. A dark cloud rolled in, flooded the thirsty desert ground, lit up the night sky, and rescued us momentarily from the scorching heat. I don't know if people in other places appreciate or gawk at the wonder of a thunderstorm... The way it makes the air smell and causes everything to look like glitter. It is genuinely one of my favorite things. Wish I could stop time in these moments. So rare as they are. 3d

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jessierae413 This place is becoming my favorite. I could dance forever. 4d

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jessierae413 I've been pretty anxious lately. I'm in a transition period with a lot of things up in the air. I recently made some hard decisions and decided to stop making excuses and start chasing my dreams. I met someone last week (ironically the person I am training to replace me). She unknowingly has been pouring inspiration into me... Sometimes it's the most unexpected people at the most unexpected times who push you towards achieving great things.
The thing I love about urdhva dhanurasana is it reminds me that I am both flexible and strong. Sometimes life requires you to be both. To flux and flow as my girl Lights says. We have to bend when things get shady and don't go as planned, and stand firm when pushing towards our goals... never allowing ourselves to break under the pressure. As much as I love feeling strong and flexible, (and Lord knows I love a deep backbend) sometimes the best part is working through the asana to feel to the rush when you come out of it. I think life is much the same. Sometimes you got to power through to get to that rush.

So here's to being strong, bending, and feeling the rush. Thanks urdhva dhanurasana for reminding me. Cheers.
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jessierae413 Getting creative and bendy at Hot Pepper today with @upsidedownyogi. 1w

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jessierae413 Moments and color combinations. 2w

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jessierae413 Had the pleasure of seeing @samhuntmusic perform for the first time tonight. What a blast. Thanks @meggypreston9 for the birthday gift. Photo credit belongs to the talented @thestevenalan. 3w

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jessierae413 I'm going to be an auntie! Sweet Ruby Lynn. 3w

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jessierae413 Let me tell you, taking pictures of yourself doing poses like this is not an easy task.... A million and one takes and my arms are shot! At least I got a sweet #crow for day 7 of #SPRINGINTOJIVA with @thejivashop. #yogaeverydamnday #bakasana 4w
  •   inalandcalledphoenix Crow variations are my favorite. Nothing makes me feel stronger than some good crow work! Looks beautiful Jess! 4w
  •   amdiaz03 RIGHT?! 4w
  •   sweetpea_yogini If you don't have anyone to take your picture, I like to take a video so I can screen shot it! Much easier and you don't have to do it so many times! @jessierae413 beautiful Bakasana birthday twin! 4w

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jessierae413 Last one for the day! Day 6: Spring Cleaning with @thejivashop. I read somewhere the state of someone's home reflects that which is occurring internally. Over the past year or so I've tried to adapt a minimalist mentality. Clearing out anything I didn't consider to be either useful or beautiful. I have found it's helped me breathe a little deeper and think a little clearer. I chose headstand along with some others for several reasons. This is one of my favorites, and a pose I practice constantly. Each time I do it, I feel stronger and more confident. It's been a pose that hasn't come as naturally as many others... It's taught me a lot of focus, patience, and forgiveness. My roommate @sheadodson can vouch I spent many a night falling over attempting this. Cheers to self discovery and doing more of what you love, and forgiving yourself when you fall. #SPRINGINTOJIVA #headstand #springcleaning #yogaeverydamnday 1mon

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jessierae413 Day 5// Easter Day: Rabbit Pose with @thejivashop. Some poses feel oh so good. This one happens to be the bomb after an intense backend, and I have a backbend addiction. Me and rabbit pose are pals. #SPRINGINTOJIVA #rabbitpose #yogaeverydamnday 1mon

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jessierae413 Day 3 of #springintojiva with @thejivashop. Where better to do a baby #grasshopper than in an arcade at your friend's birthday! Thanks @sheadodson for the pic. You're a gem. 1mon

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jessierae413 A little behind on my yoga challenge... Day 2 of #springintojiva with @thejivashop is a act of kindness. Last night we had small group at a favorite pub of mine called the Harp. Sometimes the best thing is free dinner and a drink, and sometimes you need to surprise your bestie with just that. #RAK 1mon
  •   sheadodson Your bestie would love to budget in #RAK erryday. 1mon

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jessierae413 I decided to take a leap and participate in my first yoga challenge today with @thejivashop. My tree's swaying in that beautiful nighttime air. #treepose #SPRINGINTOJIVA Thanks @mtraficano for the . 1mon

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jessierae413 In my element. This much style is in the job description right? 1mon

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jessierae413 This friendship is serious. 1mon

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Normal Jessie Preston
  •   sirryanrussell Reading "essential"? 1mon
  •   jessierae413 @sirryanrussell I can't remember which book I snagged this quote from. I recently read two different stories about people taking off into the wilderness to find themselves and enlightenment. 1mon
  •   sirryanrussell Post those books. That quotes probably widely used but the book I mentioned is really good 1mon
  •   jessierae413 @sirryanrussell What's the author of "Essential"? I read "Wild" and "Into the Wild". 1mon
  •   sirryanrussell Ah those are both really good! 1mon
  •   sirryanrussell "Essentialism" by Greg Mckeown 1mon

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jessierae413 I love these kids. 1mon

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jessierae413 Cat lady 2mon

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jessierae413 My fitting St. Paddy's Day attire. @guinness "Every girl should have a little (or maybe not so little) black drink" 2mon

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