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Melissa Mai Yoga Teacher & Studio Manager @humming_puppy
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Melissa Mai
✨SEXUAL TRAUMA✨

I speak of trauma often, to the sexual part of ourselves and our body. Sexual trauma is not limited to those who have been raped and abused, it is a collective trauma in our society. Not to neglect the obvious trauma to those that have been overtly violated, but the violation that’s often masked and underestimated is our lack of ‘connection’ and absence of ‘honour’ to this area of our body.

It is more important than ever to develop a sacred relationship to the body, to our genitals, to the act of sex. And to be open to the deep healing power of sexual energy. 
If we don’t feel & express the highest level of connection and worship to our bodies and hearts through the act of sex, how can we expect to be living and vibrating on our highest frequency? 
I’m leading a very special five night immersion into everything ‘woman’, late August this year in Queensland, Australia. A place for wild, tender, intimate exploration into sexuality, getting reacquainted with your body, using your voice, and embracing everything that it means to be a woman. Please Direct Message me if you want to be notified when applications are open online. ❤️
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✨sexual trauma✨

i speak of trauma often, to the s****l part of ourselves and our body. s****l trauma is not limited to those who have been r***d and abused, it is a collective trauma in our society. not to neglect the obvious trauma to those that have been overtly violated, but the violation that’s often masked and underestimated is our lack of ‘connection’ and absence of ‘honour’ to this area of our body.

it is more important than ever to develop a sacred relationship to the body, to our genitals, to the act of sex. and to be open to the deep healing power of s****l energy.
if we don’t feel & express the highest level of connection and worship to our bodies and hearts through the act of sex, how can we expect to be living and vibrating on our highest frequency?
i’m leading a very special five night immersion into everything ‘woman’, late august this year in queensland, australia. a place for wild, tender, intimate exploration into sexuality, getting reacquainted with your body, using your voice, and embracing everything that it means to be a woman. please direct message me if you want to be notified when applications are open online. ❤️
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Grey Hair.... You’ve arrived, and you can stay ❤️ Admittedly when I found my first grey hair a couple of years ago, I got my tweezers and plucked it out. Of course that ‘first’ became ‘many’, as my body takes its oh so natural course of ageing. Some long, some short, some wiry. The last time I plucked, I took out at least 30 strands of grey. I smiled in that moment, and said no more. No more denying that my hair is going grey. Choosing to allow the beauty of getting older begin. ❤️ None of my friends (my age) are really talking about going grey, maybe because it’s not happening to them at thirty yet? (Any greys girls?!) . I’d love to hear about your personal process with your body ageing and how you feel about it?
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Grey hair.... you’ve arrived, and you can stay ❤️ admittedly when i found my first grey hair a couple of years ago, i got my tweezers and plucked it out. of course that ‘first’ became ‘many’, as my body takes its oh so natural course of ageing. some long, some short, some wiry. the last time i plucked, i took out at least 30 strands of grey. i smiled in that moment, and said no more. no more denying that my hair is going grey. choosing to allow the beauty of getting older begin. ❤️ none of my friends (my age) are really talking about going grey, maybe because it’s not happening to them at thirty yet? (any greys girls?!) . i’d love to hear about your personal process with your body ageing and how you feel about it?
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Practise Yoga (& life) with patience, commitment, grace, and a hell of a lot of self love, and what is meant for you will come ✨💛💫
47 2,228 2 weeks ago
Practise yoga (& life) with patience, commitment, grace, and a hell of a lot of self love, and what is meant for you will come ✨💛💫
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HUMMING PUPPY FAMILY ❤️ Thank you for being the amazing human beings that you are... not only for all the love & care you bring to our studio and our community, but for everything you moved through this past year that has made you, you. This includes all of your struggle and insecurities, every hope, dream and fear. It is all of this, that makes you as beautiful as you are. You are all leaders in my eyes. You lead from your heart, you lead with your presence, you lead by holding space for our students to be seen, felt and heard. And you hold space for each other. You have no idea how safe and held I have felt by each of you this past year, and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you for making my role, my days, my weeks, my months, my year, nothing short of a dream. I hope you know how much you’re loved and appreciated. ❤️
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Humming puppy family ❤️ thank you for being the amazing human beings that you are... not only for all the love & care you bring to our studio and our community, but for everything you moved through this past year that has made you, you. this includes all of your struggle and insecurities, every hope, dream and fear. it is all of this, that makes you as beautiful as you are. you are all leaders in my eyes. you lead from your heart, you lead with your presence, you lead by holding space for our students to be seen, felt and heard. and you hold space for each other. you have no idea how safe and held i have felt by each of you this past year, and for that i am eternally grateful. thank you for making my role, my days, my weeks, my months, my year, nothing short of a dream. i hope you know how much you’re loved and appreciated. ❤️
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“Listen to me. Right now. You are not too much. You have never been too much. You will never be too much. The very idea is preposterous. Because you were born to be you. All of you. Not a tiny sliver. Not a watered down version with colours dulled and edges softened. No. You were meant to be every last pulsing - bleeding - loving - crying - feeling bit”. These words by Jeanette Le Blanc. 💥❤️👌🏼 A tribute to all the women that have ever been told they’re ‘too much’. You are everything but ‘too much’. And when you find your tribe, and your soul mates, every part of your ‘too much’ will be honoured, appreciated, and begged for. 
Don’t spend a single moment quieting your spirit, or toning down your enormous capacity to feel and to love.
Go only to those that find refuge in your flames 🔥🙏🏼
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“listen to me. right now. you are not too much. you have never been too much. you will never be too much. the very idea is preposterous. because you were born to be you. all of you. not a tiny sliver. not a watered down version with colours dulled and edges softened. no. you were meant to be every last pulsing - bleeding - loving - crying - feeling bit”. these words by jeanette le blanc. 💥❤️👌🏼 a tribute to all the women that have ever been told they’re ‘too much’. you are everything but ‘too much’. and when you find your tribe, and your soul mates, every part of your ‘too much’ will be honoured, appreciated, and begged for.
don’t spend a single moment quieting your spirit, or toning down your enormous capacity to feel and to love.
go only to those that find refuge in your flames 🔥🙏🏼
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Sometimes it doesn’t turn out how you think it will... Sometimes it turns out more heartbreakingly beautiful than you could ever imagine. ❤️❤️❤️
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Sometimes it doesn’t turn out how you think it will... sometimes it turns out more heartbreakingly beautiful than you could ever imagine. ❤️❤️❤️
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💫 To perform every action artfully is yoga... • Touch with care • Speak with care • Think with care.

Moving for @lululemonausnz , photo taken by @jamesandersonphotography 💛
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💫 to perform every action artfully is yoga... • touch with care • speak with care • think with care.

moving for @lululemonausnz , photo taken by @jamesandersonphotography 💛
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This pretty much sums up my 6 days in LA. 🐒💛🐒
71 2,332 3 weeks ago
This pretty much sums up my 6 days in la. 🐒💛🐒
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Are there any feelings that need your attention today? Any feelings that you’ve been avoiding?
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How willing are you to feel fully, deeply and truthfully, without trying to change or fix or move any of it?

To give your feelings space to breathe, to belong, right here in this moment.
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For me, today: I need, and choose, to make space for both fear & inspiration. ❤️
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Are there any feelings that need your attention today? any feelings that you’ve been avoiding?
~

how willing are you to feel fully, deeply and truthfully, without trying to change or fix or move any of it?

to give your feelings space to breathe, to belong, right here in this moment.
~
for me, today: i need, and choose, to make space for both fear & inspiration. ❤️
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This past year has been wild. As one of my best friends wrote me, ‘this brings a completion on a full year for you. Intensity, intimacy, passion, chaos, order, brokenhearted, full hearted, full human. All of it. Everything you could ever ask for’. And he is right, for the most part. Most of my journey this past year has ocurred inside. Beneath the skin of my body, through my insights and my denial, and in my unhinged breakdown and ofcourse in the slow beautiful re-emergence of what I’m still discovering. My reflections don’t seem to include any physical achievements, but there has been a hell of a lot I’ve needed to embrace and find space for inside my heart this past 12 months. It’s all very beautiful, it’s all very sensitive, and amongst all of it, I hold myself with the highest tenderness and reverence. Although this year is complete, I am not complete. I am just beginning. ❤️ ~ Wishing you all a beautiful new year... of all things real.
98 2,766 4 weeks ago
This past year has been wild. as one of my best friends wrote me, ‘this brings a completion on a full year for you. intensity, intimacy, passion, chaos, order, brokenhearted, full hearted, full human. all of it. everything you could ever ask for’. and he is right, for the most part. most of my journey this past year has ocurred inside. beneath the skin of my body, through my insights and my denial, and in my unhinged breakdown and ofcourse in the slow beautiful re-emergence of what i’m still discovering. my reflections don’t seem to include any physical achievements, but there has been a hell of a lot i’ve needed to embrace and find space for inside my heart this past 12 months. it’s all very beautiful, it’s all very sensitive, and amongst all of it, i hold myself with the highest tenderness and reverence. although this year is complete, i am not complete. i am just beginning. ❤️ ~ wishing you all a beautiful new year... of all things real.
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One look, smile, hug, or a few simple loving words can heal and open another’s heart. Today let us love simply, and many. 💛💫
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One look, smile, hug, or a few simple loving words can heal and open another’s heart. today let us love simply, and many. 💛💫
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✨You Are Worthy ✨

You are worthy of love. Not just any love: a love that’s tender, passionate, reverent, and above all, kind. You are worthy of feeling joy. The kind of joy that deeply touches your heart and brings you to tears. You are worthy of being forgiven, no matter what you have said or done. You are worthy, with your whole history, including every mistake, every self-sabotaging behaviour, every fear, insecurity, and every short coming. You are worthy of starting again, a full rebirth as often as you choose. You are worthy of taking up space in this world, in a room, and in someone’s heart. You are worthy of falling in love with yourself for the first time, or all over again. You are worthy of expressing the truth of your heart and the music of your spirit, in whichever way you dare to dream. It is never too late to reclaim your worth. 🙏🏼💫
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✨you are worthy ✨

you are worthy of love. not just any love: a love that’s tender, passionate, reverent, and above all, kind. you are worthy of feeling joy. the kind of joy that deeply touches your heart and brings you to tears. you are worthy of being forgiven, no matter what you have said or done. you are worthy, with your whole history, including every mistake, every self-sabotaging behaviour, every fear, insecurity, and every short coming. you are worthy of starting again, a full rebirth as often as you choose. you are worthy of taking up space in this world, in a room, and in someone’s heart. you are worthy of falling in love with yourself for the first time, or all over again. you are worthy of expressing the truth of your heart and the music of your spirit, in whichever way you dare to dream. it is never too late to reclaim your worth. 🙏🏼💫