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BREATHE

Just Breathe... And let it go. So, I'm going to be super honest right now.  I've been feeling a little heavy, a little under par, a little bit like I've been pushing too much and resting my happiness on the achievement of X. (Dammit, I thought I'd learnt this lesson one million times over). As the story goes, “ I'm not where I want to be, I want to be anywhere but here.” It's a familiar story that keeps playing over and over. And I'm guessing I'm not the only one. Who else forgets about the magic of the moment? And gets so caught up in chasing the next goal, object, achievement, move, or job that they forget to enjoy this one right here. Let it go. Let it all go. Let go of your expectation of having this job, that much money in the bank account, the lover, the house, the image, the car, whatever it is. Let it go and breathe.   The magic has always been in this moment right now. We are so busy living life through our minds, creating stories of how our life is supposed to be, what we are lacking and we forget how to be in the moment, how to enjoy the bliss and the incredible magic around every corner. So, if you are finding life a little like pushing cement up-hill. Ask yourself if you're feeling heavy, off-kilter, tight in the chest or just frankly not quite yourself. Then... L E T IT GO. And if, like me, you still don't immediately understand and remember what this means, try this:  Say, “I am letting go.” Breathe in. Breathe out. “I am letting go.” Breathe in. Breathe out. “I am letting go.” Do this, saying the words like you really mean them, until you feel a new energy wash over you, a new energy move through you, one of lightness, joy and bliss. Sometimes you may have to sit like this for 20 minutes. Feeling your breath & your toes. Trust me: it's magic, it works, and it's really worth doing to be in the moment. Love Danielle X

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Dreams Come True

Have you ever had a dream that's whispered from your heart? A dream, only you can feel & see? A dream calling you forward. A dream opening you to the magic of life. Because dreams come true, and we're a beautiful example of a dream bursting into the light. The ethos of Bowern is for you to connect into your heart and live the life of your dreams.  One of Bowern's dreams came true when the Duke and Duchess were photographed on Bondi Beach sitting on Bowern Yoga Mat's. The Duchess of Sussex sitting on her favourite Sportsluxe Bowern Yoga Mat. A reminder for you, it's ALL POSSIBLE. Dreams Come True. Whatever is calling you forward, answer it because the possibility of having your dream come true makes life exciting. Keep Believing in YOU. We do. Love The Bowern Team.  xxx  

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Open to the magic of NOW.

Do you ever get lost in your daydream? Waiting for tomorrow to be better than NOW. Do you want to feel ignited by something in the future and feeling so disconnected to yourself and this beautiful moment? It's time to take a few deep breaths, connect to you & the magic of now. Feel your heart open and the beauty of life open up before you. This is the inspiration behind The Rose, our first Artist Inspired Limited Edition Bowern Yoga Mat. We collaborated with the incredible Adriana Picker  who has spent her life's work drawing Australian botanicals. The Rose is the first of our Artist Inspired Series & a Limited Edition. There are only a few of The Rose remaining in Australia, if you have your heart set on one, it is best to order one NOW. Retail: $149.00  

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Expect More

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.”Forrest Gump had it right: life is a beautiful mystery.Just like dipping your hand into the box and unravelling a mysterious flavoured chocolate.Sweet, salty, gooey, or maybe a turkish delight flavoured chocolate that will have me screwing up my face in disgust and spitting it in the bin, questioning whether I ever want to put my hand back in the chocolate box.We can never truly know what tomorrow will bring.Yet we spend so much of our time planning, so we can predict what it will bring.A little insane, right?Maybe there's comfort in knowing where tomorrow leads or where you think it does anyway.Don't get me wrong; some planning is necessary, to work in with life's schedules etc etc. But do you plan so much that there's no room for the magic of the universe to weave in an unexpected surprise?We are so afraid of the unknown, so afraid of leaving a day free without any plans, that we plan so we can predict.And then we complain about the mundane day ahead.You see, the universe is purely responding to you.Giving you exactly what you want.Let me ask you this... do you wake up every morning and run through the day in your head before you've even rolled out of the covers?“Get dressed, eat some breakfast, walk out the door, catch a bus, pass the same buildings, go to a coffee shop, get a coffee, roll into work, log in, open your emails...”It's not even 7:03am and your mind has just run through the exasperated day ahead.How would you describe it? Same same, boring, disconnected, predictable, draining, lacking stimulation, robotic?Lightbulb moment: these are the vibes you give to the universe and... guess what?You get exactly what your mind asks for. You get the same as the energy you put out every single morning.So really, you should be thanking the universe.It's giving you exactly what you want! How's that for predictable?So, here's a little tip: start the day expecting more.Rise with a slice of gratitude and declare, “Something new and exciting is going to happen today!”Stay present every moment, open your arms to the day and expect the unexpected. And maybe, day by day you'll be uncovering these new and exciting things.You'll be attracting new and exciting people you never could have imagined meeting before.So from me to you...Start asking for more, expecting more from the universe.If you don't rise, how can the universe rise to meet you?And it might just take your breath away.x

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Good Vibes & Gratitude.

This post is for Y O U. The good vibes, you’ve been sending Bowern Luxury Yoga Mats and supporting our journey are about to be rebounded right back to you. I’m such a big believer in the more you give in life, the more you receive. So, to be honest, I’ve been blown away by the response I’ve received especially in the last year.So many people have reached out and shared their thoughts, dreams and also fears of walking a similar sometimes crazy roller coaster ride. Especially one that requires you to believe in yourself.  It has honestly been incredible few months, I have a feeling it is only the very, very beginning and also a high-five to get my ass into high-speed gear and keep going.It’s incredible what you can achieve, when you realise where you are is no longer where you want to be.There is also incredible power in gratitude, it’s like an instant switch from what it lacking to how awesome you are doing. I’m so grateful for everyone who has helped in some way. Words of wisdom, shared cups of tea, wine or introduced me to someone who can help on the journey.For the late nights, early mornings, words of enthusiasm. People close to me and others I barely know, you are all rock.THANK- YOU!So, on here, hopefully I can inspire you to walk a path true to you and you can follow this journey.. where ever it leads. For now, the sun is delicious, soak it up, grab your Bowern and head to your favourite outdoor spot.Nothing like some sunshine, salt water & yoga to brighten your day.

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