rivka ann ☾ @rivkayoga avatarrivka ann ☾

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Good morning other side of the world 🌎 arrived to our retreat space in Aljezur today πŸ”† get to meet our goddesses in just a few minutes πŸ€— so stoked to be on this journey. I’m thankful, I’m alive, I’m living 🌸 @kaylala88 thank you for calling me here for this experience 🌈
@aloyoga


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Praying to the sun πŸ”†πŸŒˆπŸ”₯ raise your vibration
@goddess_swimwear


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Okay you guys, your messages and emails in response to my stories blew me away! β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
I can’t wait to get a community going of so much raw human experience and sharing! Ftw?! You guys rock! πŸ–€
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Thank you thank you thank you for showing up! Xoxo
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PC by my favorite #nudeinnature photographer @balke64 peak his profile for some things we created that I’m scared shitless to post here πŸ˜βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸ½ β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
K nighty night πŸ’€


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Dropping down to forearms is serious business πŸ˜… πŸ’€β• Definitely can’t do this without a pillow, any tips how to do this more controlled and without using so much counter balance? @dylanwerneryoga @moderntarzan @fitflexjuli πŸ’ͺ🏽 Cleaning out my phone while I’m on da bus πŸ™ˆ & forgot to share this lil miracle from a few weeks back at @ascentstudio


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Portugal you’re so beautiful! β˜€οΈ seriously reminds me of San Francisco, all the colors, the busy liveliness and hills! 🌳

On a bus to our next place 🀟 can’t wait to meet you Retreat babes! β™₯️ thanks to everyone who have recommended places to check out and local tattoo artists! Can’t wait to show ya what I get πŸ™ŒπŸ½


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Why can’t every city have an out door adult playground like this one?πŸ’ My favorite place to play around besides the beach and my mat πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ Currently on my first flight from Denver to SFO making my way to Portugal 🌈 @glowyogaretreats


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Seasonal depression- It’s as simple as this- plants need sun to grow 🌱 We do too 🌞
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I had no idea what seasonal depression was or that I was being affected by it for years. I just thought, I’m depressed, something is wrong with me or sometimes I get sad. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
Sometimes I do just get sad because of life and all its uncertainty, but seasonal depression has to do with winter and your bodies affects of being deficient in vitamin D 🌞
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It affects most people living north or south of the equator, places that get lots of rain, heavy winters or are in general pretty cold. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
Summer and warmer climates allow us to feel comfortable in temperature enough to take off our hats and heavy jackets to let some sun light in. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
VD activates genes that regulate the immune system and release neurotransmitters (dopamine & serotonin) that affect brain function and development. Researchers have found VD receptors on a handful of cells located in regions in the brain- the same regions that are linked with depression. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
Deficiency of VD has significant medical and psychological effects. Every tissue in the body has VD receptors, including the brain, heart, muscles, and immune system, which means vitamin D is needed at every level for the body to function.

So basically take all the trips in the winter or rainy seasons to make sure you’re getting enough VD, or take supplements 🌞 πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ Just thought you all should know 😍
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Thanks @elizfreeman for enjoying the sun with me today and talking about all the weird things πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ 🌊


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Who can tell what song this is? ;) πŸ’ƒπŸ½ brings back high school memories πŸ€—
I leave tomorrow morning for Portugal πŸ™ˆ I’m going to miss flowing with @mynameiscub and my lil girl 🐺
But I’m so excited to go be a mermaid again 🌈 ✨ see you soon @kaylala88 πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ happy hump day babes!
πŸ‘™ @zaful


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I just wanna explore the depths of myself, this world, β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
l o v e β™₯️
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Photography by @mynameiscub xo


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Anything is possible, yes anything! Put your beautiful mind and wild heart to it for some time, you’ll see. πŸ”₯
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For everyone asking from my stories yesterday this bikini is from @goddess_swimwear πŸ§πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ


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I still look in the mirror and forget to be loving towards this human skin that I’m traveling in. Its a miracle, you’re a miracle. Taking for granted what we have and letting those outside thoughts that were never ours creep in and affect the perception of ourselves is easy. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
What’s hard is breaking down those walls that have been up for way too long and shedding those things you’ve let sit on your shoulders and weigh you down.
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I have to remind myself it’s a practice. It takes patience, consistency and compassion to fully accept and love ourselves. It takes clarity to see ourselves for all that we are.

@xinalani x @mynameiscub πŸ“·


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I hear you babes πŸ€— YouTube is coming along! Votes were about 50/50 flows & in depth tutorials so I’m doing both! Can’t wait to connect even more with you all! β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
🌻 Keep sending in your votes for locations on my last post! βœˆοΈπŸ—Ί 🌾 dancing in the tall grass in @aloyoga x πŸ“· @mynameiscub


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