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The Year of INFINITY

2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 8 or INFINITY

What does ^^^ mean? In angel numbers, 8 means a year of infinite abundance and prosperity for you and everyone. If you create space within to be an open vessel for the universe, you will receive many wonderful ideas. “You will have the courage to take a leap of faith to put these ideas into action. These projects will inspire you to work harder than ever . . . yet it will be joyful work for meaningful projects, which will create great blessings and abundance for everyone involved.” –Doreen Virtue

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Yup, that’s right! Buckle up yogis & yogini’s we have a blissful year full of opportunity ahead of us. But how do we create this space within to allow these blessings into our lives? We need to dump out our trash- duh! You know, old habit patterns and ways of thinking, oh and those damn expectations that we so easily grasp onto. When we practice yoga and meditation we are clearing and cleaning out this trash to create more SPACE to receive higher blessings. You can’t fill up an overflowing gas tank, right? Got it??? Good 😉

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SO! Lightworkers, the big question now is- what is it that you’re going to manifest?? Because I promise you, whatever thoughts you project out into the universe is exactly what you’re going to get back. Scary? It could be. Exciting? Definitely! This is why we have a regular daily spiritual practice- so we’re ready for whatever challenges come our way. Not only that- but so we concur them and learn to view everything in a positive bright white light!

Now, how do we manifest a life of our wildest dreams?

3c7de048c73de4d52b08da6a42d2154dSTART HERE:

  • Think abundance
  • Envision yourself thriving
  • Write down your dreams, wishes & desires
  • Make a vision board
  • Be creative & get crafty
  • Set intentions
  • Make affirmations
  • Create a space for healing
  • Surround yourself visually every day in this space of healing.

If you want guidance on how to approach any of the above, reach out to me via Facebook or E-mail. Also… dare I give away one of my big announcements for 2015? Maybe just a hint-

Stay tuned for our #lightworkers community to soon make an online presence.

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The universe is always watching so if you can remain consciously UPlifted into these higher ways of thinking the universe will have your back. So dream big everyone. Our planet needs lightworkers and to be saturated in higher vibration now more than ever before. Together we will: “reveal, heal, resolve and evolve.” -Katherine Austin (my teacher & owner of Karma Yoga)

Blessings,

xoLex

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SUNDAY MEAL PREPPING

If I’m being honest prepping all of my meals for the week isn’t a usual for me, but since nutrition is something I am focusing on improving in 2015 I figured why not start now???

Rather than setting resolutions I set goals and never give up achieving them. I am a thorough believer that if you fail to plan you plan to fail. Speaking from experience there’s no way I could’ve stuck to the workout programs I’ve completed without planning my support accountability groups. Likewise, I know consistent healthful nutrition is key to success body, mind and spirit. I’m on a Paleo kick avoiding wheat, gluten, dairy, processed foods, etc. because when I intuitively listen to my body (and a food sensitivity test I took) I know these foods are harder to digest and drain my energy.

This 2015 I’m focusing on balance! Portion control with the guidelines from the 21 Day Fix is how I’m doing it. Want to join me? fill out the contact me form or reach out to me via email, fb, or Instagram. I would love for more like-minded people to join my support groups so we can hold one another accountable.

Back to meal prepping… I questioned myself while cooking why it is I’ve never commuted the fully prepping out my weeks and I realized it’s because most prepped meals I see people posting don’t excite me… At all. Lol. Eat your baked chicke with lemon juice all you want but this girl needs some spice and variety in her life. So that’s exactly what I did, with simplistic recipes too. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/260/57533696/files/2014/12/img_2638.jpgFrom left to right: Tuna with Greek yogurt, eggs, peppers and onion loaded with paprika, black pepper and crushed red pepper. Overnight oats with banana, cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Measured, washed and chopped romaine lettuce, grapes and spinach. “Fried” rice with egg whites, chicken, peas, cauliflower, broccoli, garlic and Brags Liquid Aminos. Lastly sautéed garlic mushrooms! Not pictured are measured Bison patties spiced and ready for grilling. Delicious right? I will alternate between the bison with mushrooms and romaine with the fried rice for dinner. I will on occasion have a glass of wine or a piece of dark chocolate and adjust my intake accordingly. Wanna know what else? There’s ZEROS guess work with any of this. I’m simply following the portion control containers by Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix. I will also continue my Insanity Max 30 journey and my regular yoga practice. I’m excited to enjoy my meals this week, lean out the next couple months and cook up a storm of new things next week. Stay tuned…

XoLex

Wellness Accountability Challenge Requirements

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Yayy I’m so excited to announce that myy January 1st Challenge is now LIVE! That means that the spots are readily available to snag. As always, I like to keep these groups small so we can remain FOCUSED on reaching our goals. Did I mention if you’re involved in one of my challenges you have the option each month there after to continue in my challenges if you so choose! On the left you’ll see all the goodness included during my challenges whereas the graphic on the bottom left dives into the extra goodies I throw in completely optionally.

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Below you’ll find a video breaking down the 3 requirements in order to join my FB accountability groups:

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Leave a comment, msg me on Facebook or -mail me with any and all questions! Looking forward to kicking ass this new year and becoming a healthier & happier version of myself. It’s never too late to start. 🙂

xoLex

My Life as a Beachbody Coach

Before I dive into all about myself as a bb coach, let me answer a much more broad and commonly asked question.

Q: What does a Beachbody Coach Do?

A: Beachbody Coaches share with others products they are using themselves that they truly believe in and know get results from their own personal experience. They also provide support, accountability, and motivation to their customers and help them get the best results possible.

What Does A Beachbody Coach Do?

Above is the short version. If you’d like a longer version and a more in depth explanation directly in relation to my career as a bb coach, keep on reading!

So What Do I do as a Beachbody Coach?

Being a Beachbody Coach goes beyond my career. It’s a lifestyle I live and breathe each and every day.  On top of being a coach, I’m also a yoga and meditation teacher striving to provide all-around lifestyle wellness. My ‘job’ is so personal to me. I think it’s because out of all things Beachbody provided myself as a customer (before I became a coach) the accountability group I was in thanks to MY coach is what truly played the biggest role in my success. Having so much support each and every day while being surrounded with like-minded people kept me on track with my goals. My dream of being healthier and fitter than ever didn’t just fizzle out like it has many many times before through efforts of other workout/diet regimens I tried on my own numerous times. Being a part of a team with this company is unique and nothing short of inspiring.

If you’re wondering what my life’s like now as a coach, why I became a coach and where I see my life going I highly suggest watching the video below:

If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to send me an email or ask a question below, I’d love to hear from anyone with feedback regarding beachbody or joining an accountability group.

xoLex

Coaching Tip Tuesday: Devote a minimum of 15 minutes every day to personal development.

You have to show up for yourSELF before you can show up for anyone else.

Coaching Tip Tuesday2There are countless ways to engage in personal development, whether you decide to pray, practice yoga, meditate, read, journal or watch inspirational videos, etc. the most important thing is that you commit to some sort of PD each and every day:  consistently is key. Personally, I prefer starting my day with personal development before anything else (after brushing my teeth of course). This sets a productive tone of positivelty for the rest of the day. Although I recommend personal development to everyone it is especially vital if you’re a coach or apart of our #freetobefit team. For coaches, I highly recommend participating in the Coach Training Academy that’s on your beachbody coaching homepage. If you’re interested in more information regarding this shoot me a comment or e-mail! Everyone’s PD is different, and that’s okay, even if the type of personal development you engage in is different each day, that’s okay too- what matters if that you take time, every single day to take care of yourself, improve yourself and make strides towards growth!

For example: My own personal development consists of daily prayer, meditation and yoga- more recently I’ve expanded this to researching/acting on improving marketing and branding. Mondays are the National Coach Calls, so that is my personal development on that day. Either way, I hit my PD in the mornings with a cup of tea right after my workout + shower. Don’t be intimidated by my lengthy list of what I do for PD. It’s a huge part of my life but it hasn’t always been so lengthy- my PD started small and yours should too!

I’d LOVE your feedback on what you do for personal development. Do you consistently have something you work on, on a regular basis? If you don’t- what sort of personal development intrigues you- even if it’s something other than what I’ve listed? DO share and let me know what sort of PD peaks your interest.

xoLex

DECEMBER 2014 BEACHBODY BOOTCAMP

As some of you know, every 1st of the month my team runs a beachbody bootcamp where we come together to keep one another accountable for our health & fitness goals. If you want more information on our monthly (you can join late) beachbody bootcamps click HERE. So, you might be wondering what program I decided to commit to this December. I choose…

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As a yogi of course I love this program. The fusion between pilates, yoga, cardio and dynamic movements keep your body guessing and mind off everything else going on in your life while doing PiYo. I decided to commit to this program this December because with all of the hustle & bustle during the holiday’s I know I’m low on time, have cold joints, and a fluttered mind thinking about shopping, family events, parties, the new year, etc. Not to mention all the temptation to overindulge in poor food options and alcohol. With PiYo, most of the workouts are about 40 minutes, you’re improving joint mobility, building muscle and muscle flexibility with these low impact workouts.The emphasis on the breath is one of my favorite parts of PiYo . So if you’re interested in following my journey through PiYo this december definitely check out my instagram and Facebook that’ll contain daily updates! If you’re interested in participating with my PiYo Bootcamp or wanting to participate with another one of beachbody’s programs/supplements this December be sure to drop a comment below, visit HERE to fill out a form to join or simply email me at lexiannwellness@gmail.com

We have all tried different diets, taken off weight, put it back on, started new workout programs, quit them, joined gyms, stopped going, etc. This challenge right before the new year is meant to get you grounded and on track.  My team gives you the support that you need to make a lifestyle change and reach your full potential, why wait until January 1st? If you are ready to commit to change reach out to me. I am so looking forward to seeing everyone’s awesome results this month and can’t wait for mine, good luck!

Below you’ll find the descriptions of each workout on the program:

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 PiYo Reviews:

My Friend and fellow coach, Patrick 🙂

Why I listen to Mantra 24/7

When I wake up, when I drive, when I meditate, when I cook, when I eat, when I work, when I teach and when I sleep I play mantra. Okay, so it may not be exactly 24/7 but it sure is close! Why? This is a funny question as I type it because I feel as if you truly want to understand the why, you must learn by experience and saturate yourSELF in mantra.

hsmantras“Mantras are not small things, mantras have power. They are the mind vibration in relationship to the Cosmos. The science of mantra is based on the knowledge that sound is a form of energy having structure, power, and a definite predictable effect on the chakras and the human psyche.” ~Yogi Bhajan

My teacher’s teacher dives into the power of mantra in the video below. I absolutely love his perspective, especially on the bridge between contemporary music and mantras! Take a look:

Because I’m curious… Respond to the following questions with a comment below:

  • How do you use mantras in your daily life?
  • Do you have a favorite mantra?
  • Do you listen to mantras during the day?
  • What is the most profound thing you have experienced during chanting?
  • If you have any questions about mantra leave a comment below!
  • Do you have questions about mantras in Kundalini Yoga – their pronunciation, where they come from or what they mean?

xoLex

How Often Should I Meditate?

3 minutes a day is better than 31 minutes once a week.

Did you know, that in as little as 3 minutes you affect your circulation, blood chemistry and electromagnetic field while performing a mantra meditation or kriya? For example, 3 minutes of breath of fire is equivalent of 20 minutes of long deep breathing. Lets be honest, we want the biggest bang for our buck and TIME. We’re all busy and sometimes the ego mind takes over, making excuses as to why we don’t have time to meditate. Again, this is the ego mind talking. Yes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes seems like a long time but 3 minutes? I think our ego can loosen up to that idea. It only takes 3 minutes to completely shift your consciousness and uplift yourself. When we take this time to take care of ourselves, everything else in our lives will take care of themselves! Plugging in our navel center first thing in the morning, again only for 3 minutes- will affect our inner strength, power, outlook and give our body the fresh oxygen it craves.

I’m so passionate about 3 minute meditations because I know how doable they are! First thing before leaving the house:

3 minutes Breath of Fire!

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3 minutes Cat Cow!

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3 minutes Sat Kriya!

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Maybe you try a combination of a few listed above. Dedicate yourself to 3 minutes a day for 40 days to change a habit. Today a friend and I are holding one another accountable for 40 days of Sat Kriya. My experience this morning is what inspired me to write this blog post. I felt so refreshed afterwards, I felt so good about myself and honestly couldn’t stop smiling. I’m excited for these next 39 days, every single one of them. If you’re curious about Sat Kriya here’s an excellent video to learn how and why we do it:

“The greatest reward of doing sadhana is that the person becomes incapable of being defeated. Sadhana is a self-victory, and it is a victory over time and space. Getting up is a victory over time, and doing it is a victory over space. That is what sadhana is. And when you do a sadhana  in the sangat, you enrich yourself in multiple ways.” -Yogi Bhajan

Sat Nam,

xoLex

Date Your Best Friend or Don’t Date AT ALL

Simple enough, right? Not so much. Often we find ourselves in relationships (contracts) that either stop and start, go on longer then they ‘should’ or similar relations repeat with different people. Why is this? Because spiritual contacts do not end until our Soul learns and grows from them. So ask yourself next time you’re questioning your involvement with someone, “What is my Soul learning here?” If you’re not sure, what can you do to discover more clarity?

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My best friend and I had this conversation the other day and it came up again in an Introduction to Kundalini Yoga Workshop days later. Coincidence? I think not. Often our lower three Chakras become out of balance or even depleted. As householders in society, often shifts take place whether it’s a relationship, job, perspective, whatever! These changes effect the energy in our body and certainly play a role in our behavior. To give further insight of this energy in terms of chakras (energy centers in the body) our root chakra is our foundation- home, boyfriend/husband, etc. Our sacral chakra is our creative energy and sexual emotion. Our Solar Plexus is our power and inner strength from our core. When these lower chakras are out of balance we reach outside ourselves for happiness- i.e., a man/woman particularly someone who’s not necessarily going to grow spiritually with us. SO what do we do?

SAT KRIYA: Not only does Sat Kriya heal and regenerate every organ and cell in your body but it moves the kundalini energy upward along your spine. This Kriya heals mental and psychological imbalances- deep work! Continue reading for directions on how to perform this kriya below.jaya-sat-kriya-sunset

Preparation:

1)     Sit on your heels in Rock Pose (Vajrasana).

(Alternate: Rock Pose is the preferred posture but if you are unable to sit in Rock Pose, you may sit in Easy Pose.)

2)     Stretch your arms above your head so that they are perfectly straight, no bend in the elbows, upper arms hugging your ears.

3)     Interlace your fingers and extend your index fingers, pointing upward.

(Advanced students: If you’re not a drinker or smoker and have never taken drugs, you may try extending all the fingers and placing the palms flat against each other.)

4)     Close the eyes and roll them up to the Brow Point.

5)     Inhale slightly to begin.

The Exercise:

1)     Powerfully chant Sat, squeezing the navel back towards the spine.

2)     Chant Nam as you relax and release the belly (breath will come naturally).

3)     Repeat: Squeezing the navel in on Sat; releasing on Nam.Squeeze, release. Squeeze, release. Keep going at a moderate pace.

To Finish:

1)     Inhale deeply and, with the breath held in, squeeze the Root Lock. Draw the energy up your spine to the top of your head and even to the tips of your fingers. Hold about 8 to 10 seconds. Exhale.

2)     Repeat: Inhale deeply, hold, squeeze, then exhale.

3)     Inhale deeply and then exhale completely out, apply the Root Lock and also the Neck Lock. Hold a few seconds and then release everything.

4)     Lie down on your back in Corpse Pose (arms at sides, palms facing up). Deeply relax for the same amount of time that you did the exercise.

Times:

One minute is good for beginners to get the hang of things. Three minutes is a good starting point for regular practice. Gradually work up to 7, 11, 22, or 31 minutes in one sitting. By the time you reach 31 minutes, you’re in self-mastery territory! And some lucky folks do Sat Kriya for 62 minutes!

Surround Yourself with Those who Uplift you

yogi_bhajanYogi Bhajan said, “Keep up and you’ll be kept up.” But what if you’re put down? Remove yourself from these toxic energies. I know, I know. It’s much easier said than done- trust me, I learned from experience. But I promise you, when you immerse yourself with other light leaders such as yourself the opposite will fade away from your life. These like-minded will bring ease & joy into your life. You’ll find yourself effortlessly inspired to approach all interactions in life with loving consciousness. The clarity I’m finding by personally surrendering to divine alignment is opening myself up to be a vessel for ancient teachings to speak through me in order to give back to others.

xoLex