LOTUS pose. Try-it-out Tuesdays.

It’s Try-it-out Tuesday for the Carolina Girls in Action blog! This means that we’ll be engaging in something that is beneficial to our mental, physical, or and/or spiritual health.


From the desk of Karra:

Today, I decided to practice my Kundalini yoga poses, and amongst them was the Lotus pose.

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This one quickly became my favorite pose for many different reasons. Let’s talk about some of its benefits:

  1. This pose is known as the “destroyer of all diseases”. If you’re physically ill or in pain, I definitely suggest trying this pose out to ease some of the discomfort.
  2. Calms the mind and prepares one for deep meditation–stabilizing. Many of us walk around not really connected with our true purpose, and this pose helps to make that re-connection.
  3. Stretches multiple body parts at once, such as the knees, ankles, hips, spine, and upper back.
  4. Helps to create balance in your entire system.
  5. Helps to open the energy located at the base of the spine. This allows you to take that energy and redirect it so that you may “ground” yourself.
  6. Reduces stress, anxiety, and mild depression.
  7. A plus, would be that this pose actually helps to ease menstrual pain for women!

One of our favorite quotes says:

Learn to accept your current circumstances, instead of always trying to be somewhere — or someone — else. There, in the present moment, you may come to understand that you are whole and complete, just as you are. From that realization, you can bloom like a lotus flower.


What are you guys trying out today?

Shoutouts Saturday! w/ Jayla Breanne Parker.

Welcome back to the blog! It’s “Shoutouts Saturday”! This is the time where we put the spotlight on fellow Carolina BOSS Girls in Action! These are the girls and women across the states who are putting their dreams in action and making BIG moves.


Today’s spotlight is on miss Jayla Breanne Parker–a local actress, model, and photographer who is making BOSS MOVES!

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Jayla Breanne Parker–model

Regarding your passion for modeling , photography, and acting…where do you see yourself in the next 3 years?

♥Hmm in 3 years I see myself pursuing a masters in film or in an internship at Cartoon Network.

Among your works, which one is your favorite and why?

♥My fave work that I’ve done is a shoot done at the UNCG pool with my friend Savannah.

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Savannah, a friend of Jayla’s.

It was my favorite because I usually don’t have the resources to create the work that I constantly have spinning in my head, and that was the first one that really came to my vision 😊

How do you indulge in your passions while working and in school?

♥Well I study my passion in school as a media studies major. It’s got everything and can be everything so it’s easy for me to just constantly be working on school and passion because it’s basically the same thing for me. I just work little by little everyday.

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Jayla Breanne Parker–model.

What do you recommend for other young artists like yourself…how can they balance their love for art and their everyday life?

♥Don’t ever stop doing you. No matter what anyone says. It’s your life, not theirs! Show off your art! Build your platform! Be yourself and get very very good at what you do 😊

 

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Get to know Jayla Breanne Parker!

Instagram (personal): @bluejay_96

Website: www.jaylabreanneparker.wordpress.com

Thank you for sharing your bubbly personality and wise words with us today! You are an inspiration to the girls of C.G.I.A. and we wish you many more years of creativity, originality, and success! You are a BOSS!

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Work-it-out Wednesday! Stop Talking…Just DO it.

We say it at the start of each new month, right?

“Okay, this time, I’m gonna do it for REAL.”

Whether we’re talking about our health, bettering our relationships, going to school…again…It’s always the same spiel. And it stays as such. Just a spiel. Not our reality. You know why? Because at the end of the day—we don’t know what we truly want.

What? That’s not true.

I want to be healthy.

I want to be happy in my love life.

I want to graduate.

Okay, but what does that actually look like?


You want to be healthy. Fine. But what does that mean? What does being healthy mean to you? What do your meals look like each day? What do you do for exercise? What size pants are you wearing once you’ve reached your goal?

You want your love life to be a happy love life? What does that mean? Do you guys dance in the middle of the kitchen in your pajamas together at midnight? Good communication? Do you two work well together? Are you a stay-at-home mom and he brings home the bacon?

You want to graduate? Okay, so for starters, did you enroll? (And yes, I’m talking to myself right here.) What classes do you need to take to get that degree? Do you stay in touch with your advisor? What outfit are you going to wear under that cap and gown? What job are you going to have after you graduate?

 

Let’s stop—TALKING—and DO.

Picture that thing that you want and run after it full speed!


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After all this being said, it’s Work-it-out Wednesday for the blog, and my own personal goal for my health journey was to make small changes each week. The first small change? Simply walking 10 minutes a day. And of course today is the HOTTEST day that it has been in weeks. But whatever. I wrote out my plan and I’m sticking to it. I have my goals written down, and now all that is left to do is reach them!

 

–Kay.

The Somewhat Uncomfortable Topic.

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Let’s talk puberty!

Nooo don’t groan! This talk will be fun, I PROMISE.

So you were like 8,9,10,11,12,13 when something funny started happening to your body right? I mean all types of weird stuff. You started noticing that you had boobs—tiny ones or maybe a tad bit rounder ones—and then you noticed that hair was growing in all types of weird places.

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You might have had a growth spurt that made you a bit clumsy—in some cases, terribly clumsy.

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And then one day your tummy started to hurt or you felt a little too uncomfortable and OMG you were on your first period!

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Dis tew much 😦

The point here? It’s that you are not alone. You are not the only girl who has ever gone through any of this before. Puberty? It’s the norm.

You may have gone through it earlier than most girls, or later, or maybe it came around at the average time, but the big picture is that no one is more “special” or “cooler” than you are just because of their physical development.

Back when I was in middle school, it was a “bad thing” to be made curvy. Back then you were just considered “fat”. Currently, the “popular” trend is to be curvy. To sum it all up? Trends suck. When one thing is in, the other one is out. How lame.

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So. Lame.

Why can’t everything just be “in” at the same time?

Here at Carolina Girls in Action, we know that a trend doesn’t define how “cool”, “popular”, or “attractive” we are. At C.G.I.A. we know that everyone is unique and everyone is “cool”, “popular”, and “attractive” in our book.

 

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Yaaassss girl! Yaaasss!