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She may be quiet
But she's a warrior
And her prayers
Can move mountains.
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#yoga #catholicyogi #collegeyogi #fishpose #fishposevariation #catholicquotes #god #shesawarrior #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #beagoddess
I am astounded.
It is the year 2017, and I am still having my body type and eating choices torn apart.
Last week, I ran into a guy I knew from campus at my local Target.
After a short conversation about our campus dining centers, he felt it was necessary to pick through literally EVERY item in my cart and inform me what was a carb, sugar, or protein. 
Essentially, he told me that I don't live a healthy lifestyle despite my activity level and food choices.
Not that this should matter, but I would like to clarify that almost all of my food was organic.
There were definitely some carbs in that cart, but last I checked you actually do need carbs in a balanced diet.
And oh yeah, I had a bit of chocolate and cookies in there, but you know what, I like to reward my healthy eating with a cookie or some chocolate here and there. There is nothing wrong with that.
He was there buying discount Easter candy, but I honestly could care less, I only say it to point out the hypocrisy.
I am a 5 foot 6 125 lb girl who is healthy.
I really don't need anyone's opinions on my diet except my doctor's. 
I have been blessed to never have an eating disorder.
But this is not true for everyone.
1 in 10 people suffer from an eating disorder.
And if I had been one of those people, I might have put everything in my cart back on the shelf and then proceeded to skip a meal.
And that is not okay.
I now find myself questioning some food choices at my dining center. 
And that isn't okay either.
After the incident I went home and enjoyed my organic cheese puffs and a delicious Milano cookie.
But that isn't the point. 
The point is that a guy felt the need to tear another person down without even considering the serious consequences.
Yes, by normal standards he was out of line and just overall very rude.
But people doing things like this can be so damaging.
I pray I am the only girl he has ever done that too, especially since his girlfriend stood there and watched the whole thing happen.
I hope he has never made her feel bad about the food she eats.
People deserve so much more than that.
Please, think about how we treat one another.
I am astounded. It is the year 2017, and I am still having my body type and eating choices torn apart. Last week, I ran into a guy I knew from campus at my local Target. After a short conversation about our campus dining centers, he felt it was necessary to pick through literally EVERY item in my cart and inform me what was a carb, sugar, or protein. Essentially, he told me that I don't live a healthy lifestyle despite my activity level and food choices. Not that this should matter, but I would like to clarify that almost all of my food was organic. There were definitely some carbs in that cart, but last I checked you actually do need carbs in a balanced diet. And oh yeah, I had a bit of chocolate and cookies in there, but you know what, I like to reward my healthy eating with a cookie or some chocolate here and there. There is nothing wrong with that. He was there buying discount Easter candy, but I honestly could care less, I only say it to point out the hypocrisy. I am a 5 foot 6 125 lb girl who is healthy. I really don't need anyone's opinions on my diet except my doctor's. I have been blessed to never have an eating disorder. But this is not true for everyone. 1 in 10 people suffer from an eating disorder. And if I had been one of those people, I might have put everything in my cart back on the shelf and then proceeded to skip a meal. And that is not okay. I now find myself questioning some food choices at my dining center. And that isn't okay either. After the incident I went home and enjoyed my organic cheese puffs and a delicious Milano cookie. But that isn't the point. The point is that a guy felt the need to tear another person down without even considering the serious consequences. Yes, by normal standards he was out of line and just overall very rude. But people doing things like this can be so damaging. I pray I am the only girl he has ever done that too, especially since his girlfriend stood there and watched the whole thing happen. I hope he has never made her feel bad about the food she eats. People deserve so much more than that. Please, think about how we treat one another.
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And here you are
Living
Despite it all.
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It's been a hot second since I've done any inversions.
But my pinched nerve kept me mainly on my feet for about 3 weeks.
This morning I tried some handstands and it wasn't acting up.
I don't want to push things, but I'm glad that pain was only temporary.
Anyway, here's the beginning of trying to figure out pincha πŸ˜…
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #forearmstand #pinchapose #pinchaprogress #poetry #rupikaur #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #beagoddess
. . . And here you are Living Despite it all. @rupikaur_ . . . It's been a hot second since I've done any inversions. But my pinched nerve kept me mainly on my feet for about 3 weeks. This morning I tried some handstands and it wasn't acting up. I don't want to push things, but I'm glad that pain was only temporary. Anyway, here's the beginning of trying to figure out pincha πŸ˜… #yoga  #collegeyogi  #catholicyogi  #forearmstand  #pinchapose  #pinchaprogress  #poetry  #rupikaur  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation  #beagoddess 
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Not everyone believes in her
And not everyone supports her,
But her God goes with her,
And that's what sustains her.
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Needed this quote today πŸ™πŸ»
I can find strength in myself, because I look for it in him.
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #cobrapose #morganharpernichols #catholicquotes #godisgreat #aimnhigh
I'm heading back to campus! I'm teaching a Finals Week Flow at @stnorbert for students on May 8th to restore mind, body and spirit during final exams. Can't wait to give back to the community that gave me so much! #finalsweekflow #snc #collegeyogi #stopdropandyyoga #yogaeverydammday
It's amazing how quickly this school year is coming to an end.
It seems like only yesterday I was trying to move everything into my dorm room and getting lost on campus.
Now, I'm almost done with my freshman year, and once again I'll get to repeat the process of orientation.
I've learned a lot this last year though.
I've learned what I need in friendships.
I know who I am, and what type of people I want around me.
I know what I love.
I lost who I was and found it again within these few short months.
My how time flies...
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #aimnhigh #humbleflamingopose #freshmanyear #springsemester2017
It's amazing how quickly this school year is coming to an end. It seems like only yesterday I was trying to move everything into my dorm room and getting lost on campus. Now, I'm almost done with my freshman year, and once again I'll get to repeat the process of orientation. I've learned a lot this last year though. I've learned what I need in friendships. I know who I am, and what type of people I want around me. I know what I love. I lost who I was and found it again within these few short months. My how time flies... #yoga  #collegeyogi  #catholicyogi  #aimnhigh  #humbleflamingopose  #freshmanyear  #springsemester2017 
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Love her
But leave her
WILD.
@atticuspoetry .
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See what I did there? πŸ˜‰
And my hair is still swinging πŸ’πŸΌ
I drove home (a 5 hour drive one way) this last weekend to start moving things out of my dorm.
It was wonderful to see my family and watch my boyfriend play baseball.
There is truly no place like home 😌
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #wildthing #wildthingpose #atticus #poetry #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
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The world offers you comfort.
But you were not made for comfort.
You were made for greatness.
-Pope Benedict XVI
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My friend jokingly asked if there was an "eagle fish pose".
Thus, this post was born. 
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #fishpose #fishposevariation #eaglepose #eagleposevariation #eaglefishpose #popebenedictxvi #popebenedictxviquotes #catholicquotes #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
Day 2 of #twistoutthetoxins! I never even knew that this kind of twist was a thing in headstand! It was so weird to transition into it, definitely forgetting which leg was which when it was time to come out of it. I feel like i might have bad form in this though unless my entire torso was supposed to twist that far. Either way it felt great after a nice detox flow and was yet another new thing i learned this week! Tips and advice appreciated #headstand #yogachallenge #stillnotflexibletho #collegeyogi #blackyogis
Day 2 of #twistoutthetoxins ! I never even knew that this kind of twist was a thing in headstand! It was so weird to transition into it, definitely forgetting which leg was which when it was time to come out of it. I feel like i might have bad form in this though unless my entire torso was supposed to twist that far. Either way it felt great after a nice detox flow and was yet another new thing i learned this week! Tips and advice appreciated #headstand  #yogachallenge  #stillnotflexibletho  #collegeyogi  #blackyogis 
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I am still learning what it means
To find freedom in this body.
Day by day
I have to remind myself 
That freedom is in acceptance
And not change. .
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#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #camelpose #camelposevariation #aimnhigh #acceptanceletters #bodypositivity
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Please do not 
Mistake sensitivity 
For weakness.
-AnaΓ―s Nin
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I'm so excited to drive home tomorrow.
I will get to see family, move some stuff back home, and watch my boyfriend play in two baseball games.
So glad it's almost Friday πŸ™πŸ»
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #aimnhigh #warriorposevariation #anaΓ―snin #sensitive
Here is a little over 3 months progress on my forward fold.
The picture on the left is from today and the one on the right is from January. 
It's amazing how practice can show a difference in even the simplest poses.
Thank you @jessicaolie and @letsstartyoga for the help along the way in helping me elongate my spine and increase my flexibility.
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #forwardfoldpose #aimnhigh #madeforyoga #beagoddess #letsstartyoga
Here is a little over 3 months progress on my forward fold. The picture on the left is from today and the one on the right is from January. It's amazing how practice can show a difference in even the simplest poses. Thank you @jessicaolie and @letsstartyoga for the help along the way in helping me elongate my spine and increase my flexibility. #yoga  #collegeyogi  #catholicyogi  #forwardfoldpose  #aimnhigh  #madeforyoga  #beagoddess  #letsstartyoga 
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"What are you going to do
With all that dark?"
Find a way to glow in it. 🌟
@amandatorroni .
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This lovely human commented on a post of mine a couple days ago.
I thought I'd send some love toward the writer of such beautiful words ❀️
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #lizardpose #lizardposevariation #madeforyoga #beagoddess #amandatorroni #poetry
I just wanted to share with the world how much I LOVE this outfit πŸ€—
My three favorite brands: @mandukayoga @wildmovementspnw and @aloyoga 
Now to slam the internet with yoga pictures, not just me enjoying yoga clothing...
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #yogaclothes #wildmovements #beagoddess #madeforyoga
Stressed about school to the max, but running real quick helped a tad.
#runnersofinstagram #runninggirl #running #practiceandalliscoming #love #girlswhorun #fitfam #fitfam #fitness #fitgirl #peace #namaste #nikeβœ”οΈ #progress #yogagirls #tattooedyogi #collegeyogi #college
Doing handstands in the library is the same as doing homework right!? πŸ€”
Doing handstands in the library is the same as doing homework right!? πŸ€”
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I am redefining beauty.
Not with grace 
But with strength.
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Another pose inspired by @jessicaolie
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #nonameyogapose #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #madeforyoga #beauty #strength #letsstartyoga
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I wish I could show you
When you are lonely or in darkness
The astonishing light
Of your own being.
-Hafiz
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And back to school today.
I get days where I feel like I have hit a plateau.
I have been able to do very little shoulder stretching for the last week due to my pinched nerve.
I'm nervous of aggravating it more.
Today I was feeling down about myself because I feel like I'm making no progress. 
I just have to keep reminding myself that practicing everyday changes me little by little.
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #lowlunge #lowlungevariation #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #hafiz
. . . I wish I could show you When you are lonely or in darkness The astonishing light Of your own being. -Hafiz . . . And back to school today. I get days where I feel like I have hit a plateau. I have been able to do very little shoulder stretching for the last week due to my pinched nerve. I'm nervous of aggravating it more. Today I was feeling down about myself because I feel like I'm making no progress. I just have to keep reminding myself that practicing everyday changes me little by little. #yoga  #collegeyogi  #catholicyogi  #lowlunge  #lowlungevariation  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation  #hafiz 
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Stop hating yourself
For everything you aren't.
Start loving yourself
For everything you are.
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Pose inspired by @jessicaolie 
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #letsstartyoga #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #madeforyoga #nonameyogapose
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She found herself 
Over a long and treacherous road
And the more treacherous 
The road became,
The more of herself
She found.
@atticuspoetry .
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Enjoying the last couple hours of my vacation 😌
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #seatedpose #heropose #heroposevariation #atticus #poetry #madeforyoga #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
Some tarts and coffee with my sister to end the Easter Weekend β˜•οΈ
Now to work off all that Easter food and some yoga πŸ™†πŸΌ
#yoga #collegeyogi #easterweekend #tarts #coffee #sistersister
So happy to have spent such a wonderful Easter with my family 😌
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #ᴇᴀsᴛᴇʀsα΄œΙ΄α΄…α΄€Κ #easter
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A Catholic is a person
Who plucked up courage 
To face the incredible 
And inconceivable idea 
That something else
May be wiser than he.
-G.K. Chesterton
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Happy Easter! 🐣
Christ has risen ✝️
I hope everyone is spending a wonderful day with their family.
Remember the reason for the season and blessings all around.
#yoga #collegeyogi #boatpose #boatposevariation #easter #eastersunday #gkchesterton #catholicquotes #catholicyogi #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
. . . A Catholic is a person Who plucked up courage To face the incredible And inconceivable idea That something else May be wiser than he. -G.K. Chesterton . . . Happy Easter! 🐣 Christ has risen ✝️ I hope everyone is spending a wonderful day with their family. Remember the reason for the season and blessings all around. #yoga  #collegeyogi  #boatpose  #boatposevariation  #easter  #eastersunday  #gkchesterton  #catholicquotes  #catholicyogi  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation 
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Your magic requires
No destruction to uncover,
No annihilation 
Or systemic reduction.
You were always more than enough.
You were,
Always.
@tylerknott .
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I slept in today for the first time in forever. 
All the good feels πŸ€—
And one more day until Easter! 🐣
#yoga #collegeyogi #highlunge #highlungevariation #easterseason #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #tylerknottgregson #poetry
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You deserve 
To be the person
You were meant to be.
@atticuspoetry .
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Finally on Easter Break 🐣
I love spending this time with my family and the people I love.
Have a blessed Friday ❀️
#yoga #collegeyogi #boatpose #boatposevariation #atticus #poetry #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #easterseason
Safe to say Organic Chemistry is my favorite class and lab this semester. Made glowy things.
#organicchemistry #lab #college #collegelife #glow #science #sciencemajor #biologymajor #labdays #yogagirls #glowinthedark #awesome #yeahscience #fyeahscience #cool #peace #love #namaste #fun #luminol #collegeyogi #undergrad
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I ask not for lighter burdens,
But for broader shoulders.
-Jewish Proverb
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Sometimes basic stretches are the best.
I'm so glad tomorrow is the last day of school πŸ˜­πŸ™πŸ»
Happy Easter week everyone ❀️🐣✝️
#yoga #collegeyogi #catholicyogi #sidestretch #catholicquotes #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #easterweek
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Having a soft heart 
In a cruel world
Is courage,
Not weakness.
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#yoga #collegeyogi #pigeonpose #kingpigeonpose #pigeonposevariation #softheart #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
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Raise your words,
Not your voice.
It is rain that grows flowers,
Not thunder. -Rumi
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#yoga #collegeyogi #goddesspose #goddessposevariation #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #rumi #rumiquotes #poetry
Just some thoughts...
Recently I've been thinking a lot about change.
With my first year of college almost under my belt I'm looking at who I was a year ago.
My values are still very much the same, but there are small things about myself that are different.
I feel more at peace with my life.
I have always said I love myself, but for the first time I'm actually taking the time to do that.
I am taking care of my body and soul.
And now I am transferring to a new college, which is a HUGE change.
I'm in this weird place where I'm ready to move on, and yet I want to make sure I enjoy every minute I have left on this campus.
Time will pass regardless, and change will be here soon enough...
#yoga #collegeyogi #straddlepose #straddleposevariation #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #change
Just some thoughts... Recently I've been thinking a lot about change. With my first year of college almost under my belt I'm looking at who I was a year ago. My values are still very much the same, but there are small things about myself that are different. I feel more at peace with my life. I have always said I love myself, but for the first time I'm actually taking the time to do that. I am taking care of my body and soul. And now I am transferring to a new college, which is a HUGE change. I'm in this weird place where I'm ready to move on, and yet I want to make sure I enjoy every minute I have left on this campus. Time will pass regardless, and change will be here soon enough... #yoga  #collegeyogi  #straddlepose  #straddleposevariation  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation  #change 
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"Put your head up," he said.
For you are a lion.
Don't forget that
And neither will the sheep.
@atticuspoetry .
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I ran around campus for part of the morning trying to find withdrawal papers.
Who knew transferring could be so hard? πŸ˜…
#yoga #collegeyogi #butterflypose #butterflyposevariation #lion #poetry #atticus
Day 10 and the final day of #AbAsanasChallenge is toe taps.
Oh my stiff calves 😭
Took me a couple seconds to realize I should go up on my toes, but I got there πŸ˜‚
Nowhere near perfection, but it's all in the journey πŸ™πŸ»
Speaking of journey, here is a pic at the end of the challenge to show my ab changes.
Music: @mumfordandsons 
@the_southern_yogi @natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @freckled_yogi @ab_asanas @aloyoga @tinydevotions @questnutrition 
#yoga #collegeyogi #toetaps #abwerk #mumfordandsons #abprogress
Day 10 and the final day of #AbAsanasChallenge  is toe taps. Oh my stiff calves 😭 Took me a couple seconds to realize I should go up on my toes, but I got there πŸ˜‚ Nowhere near perfection, but it's all in the journey πŸ™πŸ» Speaking of journey, here is a pic at the end of the challenge to show my ab changes. Music: @mumfordandsons @the_southern_yogi @natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @freckled_yogi @ab_asanas @aloyoga @tinydevotions @questnutrition #yoga  #collegeyogi  #toetaps  #abwerk  #mumfordandsons  #abprogress 
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I am aware that I am less
Than some people prefer me to be,
But most people are unaware 
That I am so much more
Than what they see.
-Douglas Pagels
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Day 9 of #abasanaschallenge is lolasana step ups.
This is one of my favorite ab workouts from @ab_asanas 
Not only does is it great for your abs, but it's also a great way to start off my practice by stretching my ankles and toes while including some arm strength.
@the_southern_yogi @freckled_yogi @bohemian_heart @natashaswinter @aloyoga @tinydevotions @ab_asanas @questnutrition 
#yoga #collegeyogi #lolasana #lolasanastepups #abwerk #anklestretches
. . . I am aware that I am less Than some people prefer me to be, But most people are unaware That I am so much more Than what they see. -Douglas Pagels . . . Day 9 of #abasanaschallenge  is lolasana step ups. This is one of my favorite ab workouts from @ab_asanas Not only does is it great for your abs, but it's also a great way to start off my practice by stretching my ankles and toes while including some arm strength. @the_southern_yogi @freckled_yogi @bohemian_heart @natashaswinter @aloyoga @tinydevotions @ab_asanas @questnutrition #yoga  #collegeyogi  #lolasana  #lolasanastepups  #abwerk  #anklestretches 
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I am emerging
Timidly,
One step at a time.
But nothing will ever again scare me
Into taking steps backward.
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Day 8 of #abasanaschallenge was headstand crunches. 
Unfortunately I'm a bit too unsteady at this point to do crunches.
I'm still working towards balancing.
But, keeping a headstand is plenty of ab work, so I chose to do this variation inspired by @jessicaolie instead 😊
@the_southern_yogi @bohemian_heart @natashaswinter @freckled_yogi @aloyoga @ab_asanas @tinydevotions @questnutrition 
#yoga #collegeyogi #headstand #headstandvariation #abwerk
. . . I am emerging Timidly, One step at a time. But nothing will ever again scare me Into taking steps backward. . . . Day 8 of #abasanaschallenge  was headstand crunches. Unfortunately I'm a bit too unsteady at this point to do crunches. I'm still working towards balancing. But, keeping a headstand is plenty of ab work, so I chose to do this variation inspired by @jessicaolie instead 😊 @the_southern_yogi @bohemian_heart @natashaswinter @freckled_yogi @aloyoga @ab_asanas @tinydevotions @questnutrition #yoga  #collegeyogi  #headstand  #headstandvariation  #abwerk 
Quick day 8 of #HollysHandstands with @upsidedownmama 
This girl has to graduate next month, so less yoga... more homework! 
#tattooedyogi #tattooedgirls #yoga #yogagram #yogaeverydamnday #cardio #drills #beautiful #country #midwest #illinois #spring #saturday #inversionjunkie #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #fitgirls #blueskies #peace #love #namaste #agniyogakitty #collegeyogi
Day 7 of #abasanaschallenge was tiger pose crunches.
I chose to do them in plank form.
Not only does this exercise tone my abs, but it also works my skinny little arms πŸ˜‚πŸ’ͺ🏻
Pants: @flexilexi_fitness 
Bra: @aimnsportswear 
@natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @the_southern_yogi @freckled_yogi @aloyoga @ab_asanas @tinydevotions @questnutrition 
#yoga #collegeyogi #plankpose #plankvariation #tigercrunches #plankcrunches #aimnhigh
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Why is condemnation
So quick in our veins
And compassion
So sluggishly slow?
-Ann Voskamp
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Day 7 and the final day of #liberatethyself is headstand.
I chose to do my own variation.
I'm so sad this challenge is over, I learned more about myself and what I can do through it.
That was my liberation.
Live softly upon this earth friends πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ
@urbanyoga_sarah @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @krisblunt @theyogacouple @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga 
#yoga #collegeyogi #headstand #headstandvariation #headstandstaglegs #aimnhigh
. . . Why is condemnation So quick in our veins And compassion So sluggishly slow? -Ann Voskamp . . . Day 7 and the final day of #liberatethyself  is headstand. I chose to do my own variation. I'm so sad this challenge is over, I learned more about myself and what I can do through it. That was my liberation. Live softly upon this earth friends πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ @urbanyoga_sarah @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @krisblunt @theyogacouple @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga #yoga  #collegeyogi  #headstand  #headstandvariation  #headstandstaglegs  #aimnhigh 
I'm so proud of her πŸ€—
I'm so proud of her πŸ€—
And here's my day 6 #liberatethyself sage balance pose failure!
If you can't laugh at yourself and learn when you fail,
How will you ever celebrate success?
@urbanyoga_sarah @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @krisblunt @theyogacouple @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga 
#yoga #collegeyogi #yogafails #sagebalancepose #failure #success #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
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You
With hands full of earth
And your head full of rainfall.
How many hearts
Do you hold in your own?
-Shinji Moon
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Day 6 of #liberatethyself is sage balance.
Wow, I never thought I'd be able to do this pose.
I actually almost considered not doing this challenge when I saw that this was one of the poses.
I'm so glad I did. 
Everyday I am learning something new about myself, and taking risks is the best way to grow.
@krisblunt @theyogacouple @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @urbanyoga_sarah @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga 
#yoga #collegeyogi #sagebalancepose #shinjimoon #risks #armbalance #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
. . . You With hands full of earth And your head full of rainfall. How many hearts Do you hold in your own? -Shinji Moon . . . Day 6 of #liberatethyself  is sage balance. Wow, I never thought I'd be able to do this pose. I actually almost considered not doing this challenge when I saw that this was one of the poses. I'm so glad I did. Everyday I am learning something new about myself, and taking risks is the best way to grow. @krisblunt @theyogacouple @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @urbanyoga_sarah @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga #yoga  #collegeyogi  #sagebalancepose  #shinjimoon  #risks  #armbalance  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation 
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The truth is like a lion.
You don't have to defend it.
Let it loose.
It will defend itself.
-St. Augustine
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Day 6 of #abasanaschallenge is crow pose.
Abasanas has actually really helped me develop this pose.
I've come a long way with those one. 
Maybe I'll post a progress picture later...
@the_southern_yogi @natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @freckled_yogi @aloyoga @ab_asanas @questnutrition @tinydevotions 
#yoga #collegeyogi #crowpose #staugustine #staugustinequotes #catholicquotes #truth #truthquotes #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
. . . The truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself. -St. Augustine . . . Day 6 of #abasanaschallenge  is crow pose. Abasanas has actually really helped me develop this pose. I've come a long way with those one. Maybe I'll post a progress picture later... @the_southern_yogi @natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @freckled_yogi @aloyoga @ab_asanas @questnutrition @tinydevotions #yoga  #collegeyogi  #crowpose  #staugustine  #staugustinequotes  #catholicquotes  #truth  #truthquotes  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation 
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In spite of everything,
I still believe people 
Are really good at heart.
-Anne Frank
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Day 5 of #liberatethyself is revolved standing big toe pose.
However, this a variation I've been meaning to try for a while. 
Hopefully, I will someday get this off the wall πŸ€—
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To liberate myself today, I realized I need to let go of tension.
Not just in my body, but my mind and soul too.
Those things I feel I HAVE to do.
Knowing when to rest, even if I wish I could keep working toward my goals.
And the hardest thing of all, to forgive others.
Those grudges and tensions that rest in your heart and body only hold you back.
Let go of those who have hurt you and the ways you can hurt yourself. 
Find healing in a fresh start.
@krisblunt @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @theyogacouple @urbanyoga_sarah @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga 
#revolvedstandingbigtoepose #yoga #collegeyogi #variation #annefrank #healing
. . . In spite of everything, I still believe people Are really good at heart. -Anne Frank . . . Day 5 of #liberatethyself  is revolved standing big toe pose. However, this a variation I've been meaning to try for a while. Hopefully, I will someday get this off the wall πŸ€— . . . To liberate myself today, I realized I need to let go of tension. Not just in my body, but my mind and soul too. Those things I feel I HAVE to do. Knowing when to rest, even if I wish I could keep working toward my goals. And the hardest thing of all, to forgive others. Those grudges and tensions that rest in your heart and body only hold you back. Let go of those who have hurt you and the ways you can hurt yourself. Find healing in a fresh start. @krisblunt @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @theyogacouple @urbanyoga_sarah @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga #revolvedstandingbigtoepose  #yoga  #collegeyogi  #variation  #annefrank  #healing 
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Loving is scary,
Terrifying,
And you will tremble.
Don't let anyone tell you
It's not worth it.
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Day 5 of #abasanaschallenge is lotus hip lifts. I think that's right...?
I had a lovely evening going to yoga class and then doing my own practice.
However, I also discovered I have a pinched nerve in my right shoulder from handstanding.
It looks like there will be no inversions for a little while 😒
@bohemian_heart @the_southern_yogi @natashaswinter @freckled_yogi @aloyoga @ab_asanas @tinydevotions @questnutrition
#yoga #collegeyogi #lotus #lotuspose #lotushiplift #abs #poetry #tylerknottgregson
. . . Loving is scary, Terrifying, And you will tremble. Don't let anyone tell you It's not worth it. @tylerknott . . . Day 5 of #abasanaschallenge  is lotus hip lifts. I think that's right...? I had a lovely evening going to yoga class and then doing my own practice. However, I also discovered I have a pinched nerve in my right shoulder from handstanding. It looks like there will be no inversions for a little while 😒 @bohemian_heart @the_southern_yogi @natashaswinter @freckled_yogi @aloyoga @ab_asanas @tinydevotions @questnutrition #yoga  #collegeyogi  #lotus  #lotuspose  #lotushiplift  #abs  #poetry  #tylerknottgregson 
Day #5 of #AbAsanasChallenge! Today is  #lotuslifts. This was challenging for me because I have really short arms, but I managed! πŸ˜‚ . . .
Hosts:
@the_southern_yogi
@bohemian_heart
@natashaswinter
@freckled_yogi
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Sponsors:
@aloyoga
@ab_asanas
@questnutrition
@tinydevotions
Day #5  of #AbAsanasChallenge ! Today is #lotuslifts . This was challenging for me because I have really short arms, but I managed! πŸ˜‚ . . . Hosts: @the_southern_yogi @bohemian_heart @natashaswinter @freckled_yogi . . . Sponsors: @aloyoga @ab_asanas @questnutrition @tinydevotions
Day #4 of #AbAsanasChallenge! Today is  elephant trunk holds. I've never tried this pose before, but I love it! I'll definitely incorporate this into my practice more!
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Hosts:
@the_southern_yogi
@bohemian_heart
@natashaswinter
@freckled_yogi
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Sponsors:
@aloyoga
@ab_asanas
@questnutrition
@tinydevotions
Day #4  of #AbAsanasChallenge ! Today is elephant trunk holds. I've never tried this pose before, but I love it! I'll definitely incorporate this into my practice more! . . . Hosts: @the_southern_yogi @bohemian_heart @natashaswinter @freckled_yogi . . . Sponsors: @aloyoga @ab_asanas @questnutrition @tinydevotions
Day 4 of #abasanaschallenge is elephant trunk pose.
I remember the first time I held this pose in a class.
It was pure magic πŸ€—
Please excuse my hunched shoulders, and the hilarious expression on my face πŸ˜‚
@natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @the_southern_yogi @freckled_yogi @aloyoga @ab_asanas @tinydevotions @questnutrition 
#yoga #collegeyogi #elephanttrunkpose #funnyyogafaces #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
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Never apologize for being unique,
My god,
The homogenized should be
Apologizing to you.
@atticuspoetry .
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Day of 4 of #liberatethyself is L-shaped handstand.
I held this VERY shakily for half a second, but here it is 😊
Beginning to learn how to handstand was a HUGE step for me in my yoga practice.
Not only did it help with strength and awareness of my body, it also helped me gain confidence.
Often times, my greatest enemy is myself.
@urbanyoga_sarah @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @krisblunt @theyogacouple @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga 
#yoga #collegeyogi #handstand #lshapedhandstand #handstandprogress #inversions #inversionprogress #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #poetry #atticus
. . . Never apologize for being unique, My god, The homogenized should be Apologizing to you. @atticuspoetry . . . Day of 4 of #liberatethyself  is L-shaped handstand. I held this VERY shakily for half a second, but here it is 😊 Beginning to learn how to handstand was a HUGE step for me in my yoga practice. Not only did it help with strength and awareness of my body, it also helped me gain confidence. Often times, my greatest enemy is myself. @urbanyoga_sarah @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @krisblunt @theyogacouple @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga #yoga  #collegeyogi  #handstand  #lshapedhandstand  #handstandprogress  #inversions  #inversionprogress  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation  #poetry  #atticus 
Had to give a lil shoutout to my girl @gracegabrielle for surprising me with this rad new yoga mat!!!!!!
After my morning practice I took some time to reflect 
Ya know there were tons of reasons for me to run from this business/lifestyle & not believe that I could succeed in it
I mean I was about to be spending money (that I didn't have) on shakes (that I didn't think I needed) and a workout program (that I thought I would never use) 
I knew absolutely nothing about health/fitness, so why would anyone take me seriously?
I knew I needed a change in my life but I never thought I would be living the life that I am now
THIS RIGHT HERE IS WHY I STUCK WITH IT
Not for the free yoga mat, but for the GRATITUDE I receive from helping others!
When I saw the support + community that came along with these "silly" shakes and programs, I couldn't NOT commit
I had to prove not only everyone else wrong but also myself wrong 
Now here I am πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
Building my own tribe and receiving weekly bonus money for simply doing WHAT I ENJOY - helping others live happy, fulfilling lives 
I don't talk about the business side of this company a lot but I would be selfish if I didn't talk about this opportunity 
I've said it once and I'll say it again
If I can do this. You can do this
The only people who can't are the ones who give up
Had to give a lil shoutout to my girl @gracegabrielle for surprising me with this rad new yoga mat!!!!!! After my morning practice I took some time to reflect Ya know there were tons of reasons for me to run from this business/lifestyle & not believe that I could succeed in it I mean I was about to be spending money (that I didn't have) on shakes (that I didn't think I needed) and a workout program (that I thought I would never use) I knew absolutely nothing about health/fitness, so why would anyone take me seriously? I knew I needed a change in my life but I never thought I would be living the life that I am now THIS RIGHT HERE IS WHY I STUCK WITH IT Not for the free yoga mat, but for the GRATITUDE I receive from helping others! When I saw the support + community that came along with these "silly" shakes and programs, I couldn't NOT commit I had to prove not only everyone else wrong but also myself wrong Now here I am πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Building my own tribe and receiving weekly bonus money for simply doing WHAT I ENJOY - helping others live happy, fulfilling lives I don't talk about the business side of this company a lot but I would be selfish if I didn't talk about this opportunity I've said it once and I'll say it again If I can do this. You can do this The only people who can't are the ones who give up
Day 3 of #abasanaschallenge is eagle crunches.
I just want to say this is by far one of my favorite poses from the @ab_asanas ebook.
Graceful and kills your abs πŸ˜‰
Pants: @aloyoga @natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @the_southern_yogi @freckled_yogi @aloyoga @tinydevotions @questnutrition
#yoga #collegeyogi #eaglepose #eagleposevariation #eaglecrunches #abworkout
"I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us." ✨Peter Pan✨
Wearing: @altaregoapparel use code party_pancake for 15% off!
"I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us." ✨Peter Pan✨ Wearing: @altaregoapparel use code party_pancake for 15% off!
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Stay soft.
It looks beautiful on you.
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Day 3 of #liberatethyself is standing split.
This pose always scares me.
It tests my balance, strength, and flexibility
I'm not particularity good at multitasking πŸ˜…
But this was good for me.
Do the things that scare you.
@urbanyoga_sarah @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @krisblunt @theyogacouple @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga 
#yoga #collegeyogi #peakpose #standingsplits #staysoft
. . . Stay soft. It looks beautiful on you. @nayyirah.waheed . . . Day 3 of #liberatethyself  is standing split. This pose always scares me. It tests my balance, strength, and flexibility I'm not particularity good at multitasking πŸ˜… But this was good for me. Do the things that scare you. @urbanyoga_sarah @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @krisblunt @theyogacouple @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga #yoga  #collegeyogi  #peakpose  #standingsplits  #staysoft 
My expression for day 7 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #parivrttasuryayantrasana or #compasspose. 
Technically, today is #ekapadasirsasana or #footbehindtheheadpose, with the end goal really being #feetbehindtheheadpose (yes, feet as in plural of foot EEEK!), but I'm still focused on getting my leg as far up and behind my shoulder as possible, so I thought I'd share my compass pose instead! 
It's always helpful to try these intense, bend-y, contortion-like poses after warming up with a few sun salutations or a full vinyasa practice!

@aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana
#fthisishard #aprilfails .
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#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogi #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogalife #yogagirl #practiceandalliscoming #collegeyogi #collegeyoga #campusyoga #yogateacher #yogainstructor #parivrttasuryayantrasanapose #compass #sundial #sundialpose
My expression for day 7 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #parivrttasuryayantrasana  or #compasspose . Technically, today is #ekapadasirsasana  or #footbehindtheheadpose , with the end goal really being #feetbehindtheheadpose  (yes, feet as in plural of foot EEEK!), but I'm still focused on getting my leg as far up and behind my shoulder as possible, so I thought I'd share my compass pose instead! It's always helpful to try these intense, bend-y, contortion-like poses after warming up with a few sun salutations or a full vinyasa practice! @aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana #fthisishard  #aprilfails  . . . #yoga  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogi  #yogalove  #yogachallenge  #yogainspiration  #yogaeverywhere  #yogalife  #yogagirl  #practiceandalliscoming  #collegeyogi  #collegeyoga  #campusyoga  #yogateacher  #yogainstructor  #parivrttasuryayantrasanapose  #compass  #sundial  #sundialpose 
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Teach me this music
That flows beneath your skin.
@atticuspoetry .
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Day 2 of #liberatethyself challenge!
Today's pose was the splits, which I clearly can't do yet, but practice makes perfect 😊
@urbanyoga_sarah @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @krisblunt @theyogacouple @kosusaofficial @buddhibox @ilovegurus @purequosa @youphoriayoga 
#yoga #collegeyogi #splits #splitsprogress #splitspractice #poetry #atticus #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
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You are altogether beautiful,
My darling,
There is no flaw in you.
-Song of Songs 4:7
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Day 2 of #AbAsanasChallenge is side plank.
I thought this quote was perfect for a Sunday!
Not only that but along with it being my mother's birthday today πŸŽ‰ I also have a choir concert.
All the good feels today 😊❀️
@the_southern_yogi @freckled_yogi @natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @aloyoga @ab_asanas @questnutrition @tinydevotions 
#yoga #collegeyogi #sideplank #sideplankvariation #abasanas #biblequotes #sundayfunday #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
. . . You are altogether beautiful, My darling, There is no flaw in you. -Song of Songs 4:7 . . . Day 2 of #AbAsanasChallenge  is side plank. I thought this quote was perfect for a Sunday! Not only that but along with it being my mother's birthday today πŸŽ‰ I also have a choir concert. All the good feels today 😊❀️ @the_southern_yogi @freckled_yogi @natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @aloyoga @ab_asanas @questnutrition @tinydevotions #yoga  #collegeyogi  #sideplank  #sideplankvariation  #abasanas  #biblequotes  #sundayfunday  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation 
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I am struck
By how sharing our weakness and 
Difficulties
Is more nourishing to others 
Than sharing our qualities and 
Successes.
-Jean Vanier
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Day 1 of #liberatethyself is pyramid pose with prayer hands behind the back.
This pose made me officially realize that I need to work on shoulder openers.
I have very small shoulders that easily collapse, so I don't like to focus on shoulder openers.
But I now realize that in order to liberate myself I need to face what is holding me back.
And my right shoulders have been holding me back for a while.
We know what's gonna be in my practice in the next couple of weeks πŸ˜‰
@urbanyoga_sarah @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @krisblunt @theyogacouple @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga 
#yoga #collegeyogi #pyramidpose #pyramidposevariation #prayerhands #shoulderopener #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #aimhigh
. . . I am struck By how sharing our weakness and Difficulties Is more nourishing to others Than sharing our qualities and Successes. -Jean Vanier . . . Day 1 of #liberatethyself  is pyramid pose with prayer hands behind the back. This pose made me officially realize that I need to work on shoulder openers. I have very small shoulders that easily collapse, so I don't like to focus on shoulder openers. But I now realize that in order to liberate myself I need to face what is holding me back. And my right shoulders have been holding me back for a while. We know what's gonna be in my practice in the next couple of weeks πŸ˜‰ @urbanyoga_sarah @elena_miss_yoga @brittlynnyoga @krisblunt @theyogacouple @kosusaofficial @ilovegurus @buddhibox @purequosa @youphoriayoga #yoga  #collegeyogi  #pyramidpose  #pyramidposevariation  #prayerhands  #shoulderopener  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation  #aimhigh 
Day 1 of #AbAsanasChallenge is boat pose.
Thanks to @ab_asanas I'm actually finally able to hold a straight legged boat pose.
That was one of my goals when a first started yoga and here I am now 😊
So these were a couple of boat poses I do weekly as part of @ab_asanas 
The picture is to see my abs progress from the beginning to end of the challenge πŸ’ͺ🏻 (I wish they had an abs emoji...)
@the_southern_yogi @freckled_yogi @natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @aloyoga @tinydevotions @questnutrition 
#yoga #collegeyogi #abasanas #boatpose #straightleggedboatpose #bicycleboatpose #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #aimhigh
Day 1 of #AbAsanasChallenge  is boat pose. Thanks to @ab_asanas I'm actually finally able to hold a straight legged boat pose. That was one of my goals when a first started yoga and here I am now 😊 So these were a couple of boat poses I do weekly as part of @ab_asanas The picture is to see my abs progress from the beginning to end of the challenge πŸ’ͺ🏻 (I wish they had an abs emoji...) @the_southern_yogi @freckled_yogi @natashaswinter @bohemian_heart @aloyoga @tinydevotions @questnutrition #yoga  #collegeyogi  #abasanas  #boatpose  #straightleggedboatpose  #bicycleboatpose  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation  #aimhigh 
Day 6 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #adhomukhavrksasana or #handstand. 
It only seemed fitting my #aprilfoolsday post for the #aprilfails challenge be my biggest fail of all!

I've fallen out of my handstand more times than I can count - just like I am in this picture (always to the right for some reason!). Slowly but surely, with loads and loads of practice, I've been catching more and more hang time. Even so, one day I'll feel major progress, and the next I won't be able to hold my handstand for more than a second. I appreciate the ebbs and flows, the progress forward and the inevitable step back. No matter where I am on any given day, I'm just enjoying this yoga journey! ✨

@aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana
#fthisishard #aprilfails .
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#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogi #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogalife #yogagirl #practiceandalliscoming #collegeyogi #collegeyoga #campusyoga #yogateacher #yogainstructor #handbalance #handbalancepose #handstandpose
Day 6 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #adhomukhavrksasana  or #handstand . It only seemed fitting my #aprilfoolsday  post for the #aprilfails  challenge be my biggest fail of all! I've fallen out of my handstand more times than I can count - just like I am in this picture (always to the right for some reason!). Slowly but surely, with loads and loads of practice, I've been catching more and more hang time. Even so, one day I'll feel major progress, and the next I won't be able to hold my handstand for more than a second. I appreciate the ebbs and flows, the progress forward and the inevitable step back. No matter where I am on any given day, I'm just enjoying this yoga journey! ✨ @aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana #fthisishard  #aprilfails  . . . #yoga  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogi  #yogalove  #yogachallenge  #yogainspiration  #yogaeverywhere  #yogalife  #yogagirl  #practiceandalliscoming  #collegeyogi  #collegeyoga  #campusyoga  #yogateacher  #yogainstructor  #handbalance  #handbalancepose  #handstandpose 
Day 5 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #sirsasana or #headstand. 
The key to feeling comfortable in my headstand was 100% perfecting the alignment of my base. It made such a difference in my practice. 
First, in order to ensure your elbows are the proper distance apart, bring each hand to clasp your opposite elbow. Then release your elbows, bringing your hands together, fingers interlacing. Bring the crown of your head down just in front of your clasped hands - there's your base!

From here, tip toe your feet closer to your head, and play around with engaging your core to lift one or both feet off the ground. As your work to find your balance in this inversion, your legs may wobble and splay from the side to side. Ultimately, the goal is to form a straight line from the crown of your head to your toes. I always like to make the process of getting there fun and playful. ;) @aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana
#fthisishard #aprilfails .
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#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogi #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogalife #yogagirl #practiceandalliscoming #collegeyogi #collegeyoga #campusyoga #yogateacher #yogainstructor #headbalance #headbalancepose #headstandpose
Day 5 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #sirsasana  or #headstand . The key to feeling comfortable in my headstand was 100% perfecting the alignment of my base. It made such a difference in my practice. First, in order to ensure your elbows are the proper distance apart, bring each hand to clasp your opposite elbow. Then release your elbows, bringing your hands together, fingers interlacing. Bring the crown of your head down just in front of your clasped hands - there's your base! From here, tip toe your feet closer to your head, and play around with engaging your core to lift one or both feet off the ground. As your work to find your balance in this inversion, your legs may wobble and splay from the side to side. Ultimately, the goal is to form a straight line from the crown of your head to your toes. I always like to make the process of getting there fun and playful. ;) @aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana #fthisishard  #aprilfails  . . . #yoga  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogi  #yogalove  #yogachallenge  #yogainspiration  #yogaeverywhere  #yogalife  #yogagirl  #practiceandalliscoming  #collegeyogi  #collegeyoga  #campusyoga  #yogateacher  #yogainstructor  #headbalance  #headbalancepose  #headstandpose 
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You are beautiful
Because you let yourself feel,
And that is a brave thing indeed.
-Shinji Moon
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#yoga #collegeyogi #runnerslunge #lungestransition #lowlungetransition #shinjimoon
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I'm still learning 
To love the parts of myself
That no one claps for.
-Rudy Francisco
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All of my teachers decided to have tests this week.
I also promised to go to yoga class with my friend today, which was wonderful.
However, I didn't have time for my own personal practice.
So here's another picture from my really good practice yesterday.
I was looking at one of my backbend pictures from this summer, and I'm just so proud of my progress. πŸ˜ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ»
#yoga #collegeyogi #backbends #wheelpose #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #selflove #yogaprogress
. . . I'm still learning To love the parts of myself That no one claps for. -Rudy Francisco . . . All of my teachers decided to have tests this week. I also promised to go to yoga class with my friend today, which was wonderful. However, I didn't have time for my own personal practice. So here's another picture from my really good practice yesterday. I was looking at one of my backbend pictures from this summer, and I'm just so proud of my progress. πŸ˜ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ» #yoga  #collegeyogi  #backbends  #wheelpose  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation  #selflove  #yogaprogress 
Day 3 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #gandabherundasana or #chinstand. 
Let me start by saying I'm genuinely TERRIFIED of chin stand. Is it just me or does it just not seem natural?! Well, of course, balancing on your chin shouldn't seem natural - that's not really what this pose is about since it's an arm balance. Your chin should not be bearing the brunt of your weight! Regardless, nothing about chin stand feels good to me. 
I played around with lifting one leg and then the other... I even challenged myself with a little hop. I'm not to the point of feeling any real transfer of my center of gravity, but that's so, so, so completely ok with me. I'll continue to practice and push myself and celebrate the many, many yoga #bloopers I encounter on my way!

@aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana
#fthisishard #aprilfails .
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#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogi #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogalife #yogagirl #practiceandalliscoming #collegeyogi #collegeyoga #campusyoga #yogateacher #yogainstructor #formidableface #formidablefacepose #chinbalance #chinbalancepose
Day 3 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #gandabherundasana  or #chinstand . Let me start by saying I'm genuinely TERRIFIED of chin stand. Is it just me or does it just not seem natural?! Well, of course, balancing on your chin shouldn't seem natural - that's not really what this pose is about since it's an arm balance. Your chin should not be bearing the brunt of your weight! Regardless, nothing about chin stand feels good to me. I played around with lifting one leg and then the other... I even challenged myself with a little hop. I'm not to the point of feeling any real transfer of my center of gravity, but that's so, so, so completely ok with me. I'll continue to practice and push myself and celebrate the many, many yoga #bloopers  I encounter on my way! @aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana #fthisishard  #aprilfails  . . . #yoga  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogi  #yogalove  #yogachallenge  #yogainspiration  #yogaeverywhere  #yogalife  #yogagirl  #practiceandalliscoming  #collegeyogi  #collegeyoga  #campusyoga  #yogateacher  #yogainstructor  #formidableface  #formidablefacepose  #chinbalance  #chinbalancepose 
Day 2 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #titibasana or #firefly. 
Start in a semi-wide-legged standing forward fold facing the short edge of your mat. Try to work your shoulders underneath your legs, bringing your palms to the ground behind your feet, fingers pointing forward. Work to create a shelf with your elbows! Play around with shifting your center of gravity to bring your feet off the ground. 
The end goal - the dream yogi expression! - is with legs straight and extending up. Even on my best day, I'm not there yet. I need to work on getting my legs to rest farther up my arms, and I need to bring my elbows in closer together to find my #chaturanga alignment. 
As seen here, at any given moment, I'm about to plop onto my butt. Can you see the sheer determination on my face? Someday I'll get to my version of my dream yogi expression. Until then, I'm happy to continue practicing and working towards a stronger expression. πŸ™πŸΌ @aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana
#fthisishard #aprilfails .
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#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogi #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogalife #yogagirl #practiceandalliscoming #collegeyogi #collegeyoga #campusyoga #yogateacher #yogainstructor #fireflypose #tittibhasana
Day 2 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #titibasana  or #firefly . Start in a semi-wide-legged standing forward fold facing the short edge of your mat. Try to work your shoulders underneath your legs, bringing your palms to the ground behind your feet, fingers pointing forward. Work to create a shelf with your elbows! Play around with shifting your center of gravity to bring your feet off the ground. The end goal - the dream yogi expression! - is with legs straight and extending up. Even on my best day, I'm not there yet. I need to work on getting my legs to rest farther up my arms, and I need to bring my elbows in closer together to find my #chaturanga  alignment. As seen here, at any given moment, I'm about to plop onto my butt. Can you see the sheer determination on my face? Someday I'll get to my version of my dream yogi expression. Until then, I'm happy to continue practicing and working towards a stronger expression. πŸ™πŸΌ @aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana #fthisishard  #aprilfails  . . . #yoga  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogi  #yogalove  #yogachallenge  #yogainspiration  #yogaeverywhere  #yogalife  #yogagirl  #practiceandalliscoming  #collegeyogi  #collegeyoga  #campusyoga  #yogateacher  #yogainstructor  #fireflypose  #tittibhasana 
Day 1 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #parsvabakasana or #sidecrow. 
To come into a supported side crow, start from a toe squat, and twist your torso to the right. Place your palms on the ground, close in towards your body. Ensure your left elbow makes contact with your right knee and your right elbow connects to your right hip. Play around with transferring your weight into your hands, maybe lifting one foot off of the ground. From here, you can take any number of leg variations! Make it fun!

I adore both #crow and #sidecrow, but some days it just doesn't click for my body! I try to celebrate my yoga #bloopers just as much as my major breakthroughs and successes. It's all a part of my yoga journey. ✨

@aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana
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#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogi #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogalife #yogagirl #practiceandalliscoming #collegeyogi #collegeyoga #campusyoga #yogateacher #yogainstructor #bakasana #crow #crane #crowpose #cranepose #sidecrowpose
Day 1 of the F*** This Is Hard: April Fails Challenge is #parsvabakasana  or #sidecrow . To come into a supported side crow, start from a toe squat, and twist your torso to the right. Place your palms on the ground, close in towards your body. Ensure your left elbow makes contact with your right knee and your right elbow connects to your right hip. Play around with transferring your weight into your hands, maybe lifting one foot off of the ground. From here, you can take any number of leg variations! Make it fun! I adore both #crow  and #sidecrow , but some days it just doesn't click for my body! I try to celebrate my yoga #bloopers  just as much as my major breakthroughs and successes. It's all a part of my yoga journey. ✨ @aumyogaannarbor @fthisishard @smirkasana #fthisishard  #aprilfails  . . . #yoga  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogi  #yogalove  #yogachallenge  #yogainspiration  #yogaeverywhere  #yogalife  #yogagirl  #practiceandalliscoming  #collegeyogi  #collegeyoga  #campusyoga  #yogateacher  #yogainstructor  #bakasana  #crow  #crane  #crowpose  #cranepose  #sidecrowpose 
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At the beginning
There was nothing but love and stardust.
My heart yearns to begin again.
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So many backbends and heart openers today.
And all the good feels with how beautiful the weather has been! 
#yoga #collegeyogi #camelposevariation #backbends #heartopeners #poetry #atticus #springhassprung #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
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You will never influence the world
By trying to be like it.
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Lots of backbends today. 
Wow, has this pose progressed for me since I first tried it about a month and a half ago πŸ‘½
I also really love this outfit. 
Just throwing that out there.
#yoga #collegeyogi #backbends #alienpose #wheelposevariation #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
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Sometimes,
The night wakes in the middle of me
And I can do nothing 
But become the moon.
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Well, after I found out I could hold a handstand, I just did inversions for the rest of my practice.
Turns out my forearm stand has a looong way to go.
Still trying to move off the wall.
But I'll take this for now 😊
#yoga #collegeyogi #forearmstand #inversion #inversionaddict #aimhigh
. . . Sometimes, The night wakes in the middle of me And I can do nothing But become the moon. @nayyirah.waheed . . . Well, after I found out I could hold a handstand, I just did inversions for the rest of my practice. Turns out my forearm stand has a looong way to go. Still trying to move off the wall. But I'll take this for now 😊 #yoga  #collegeyogi  #forearmstand  #inversion  #inversionaddict  #aimhigh 
Oh my gosh.
So this happened today πŸ™Š
I officially held a handstand for 7 seconds.
That may not seem like much, but this is amazing for me.
Thank you to @ab_asanas for helping me build up my abdominal strength to get here.
Keep striving πŸ’ͺ🏻
Sports bra: @aimnsportswear Music: @mumfordandsons #collegeyogi #handstand #inversion #inversionprogress #handstandaddict #mumfordandsons
Oh my gosh. So this happened today πŸ™Š I officially held a handstand for 7 seconds. That may not seem like much, but this is amazing for me. Thank you to @ab_asanas for helping me build up my abdominal strength to get here. Keep striving πŸ’ͺ🏻 Sports bra: @aimnsportswear Music: @mumfordandsons #collegeyogi  #handstand  #inversion  #inversionprogress  #handstandaddict  #mumfordandsons 
"Keep showing up" πŸƒ
"Keep showing up" πŸƒ
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You've felt it, haven't you?
Those feelings that seem 
To get so big in your chest,
Like something is so beautiful
It aches?
-Heather Anastasiu, Glitch
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#yoga #collegeyogi #wheelbarrowpose #shoulderstand #shoulderstandvariation #wheelbarrowposevariation
#pinksweeps #pinkmotivation #madeforyoga
We walk in grace
And gradually learn to dance.
-Lewis B. Smedes
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Today was a rough morning.
After a 2 hour and 45 minute concert last night which I had to sing for parts of I was pretty tired πŸ˜…
But I did get up, and I'm ready to take on the world πŸ’ͺ🏻
#yoga #collegeyogi #warrior3 #madeforyoga #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
We walk in grace And gradually learn to dance. -Lewis B. Smedes β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Today was a rough morning. After a 2 hour and 45 minute concert last night which I had to sing for parts of I was pretty tired πŸ˜… But I did get up, and I'm ready to take on the world πŸ’ͺ🏻 #yoga  #collegeyogi  #warrior3  #madeforyoga  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation 
Good way to end the day😊 It's finally starting to feel like spring and I couldn't be happier #letsstartyoga
Good way to end the day😊 It's finally starting to feel like spring and I couldn't be happier #letsstartyoga 
Do small things
With great love.
-Mother Teresa
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#yoga #collegeyogi #cowfacedpose #hipopeners #dosmallthingswithgreatlove #motherteresa #motherteresaquote #catholicquotes
I am learning every day 
To allow the space 
Between where I am
And where I want to be
To inspire me
And not terrify me.
-Tracee Ellis Ross
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It's amazing how I can have plans and my body always knows. Enter
I got on my mat today intent on working on heart openers.
But as soon as I went into a low lunge I realized my hips were needing some love.
I spent my whole hour of practice today slowly opening up my hips.
It was perfect.
Always listen to your body.
#yoga #collegeyogi #hipopeners #heropose #progress
I am learning every day To allow the space Between where I am And where I want to be To inspire me And not terrify me. -Tracee Ellis Ross β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” It's amazing how I can have plans and my body always knows. Enter I got on my mat today intent on working on heart openers. But as soon as I went into a low lunge I realized my hips were needing some love. I spent my whole hour of practice today slowly opening up my hips. It was perfect. Always listen to your body. #yoga  #collegeyogi  #hipopeners  #heropose  #progress 
✨🎊 Sending HUGE congratulations to our Saturday deskie, @olivia_horowitz, for her decision to attend #Purdue next year!!! πŸ˜πŸ–€πŸ‘πŸ’› We're simply glowing with pride and excitement. ✨ Catch Olivia at the desk today from 10:15-2:15 πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» to congratulate her in person...and then hop into Ira's workshop at 1:30 to spread the love near and far!! πŸ’—βœ¨πŸŽ‰
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#blackdogfam #blissedout #doghouse #blackdogyoga #creatingcommunity #onebreathatatime #climbeverymountain #fordeverystream #followeveryrainbow #tillyoufindyourdream #graduation #purdueuniversity #purduebound #collegegirls #collegeyogi #congratulations #celebrate #movinonup #spreadlove #igyoga #LAyoga #yogisofinstagram #independentyogastudio #givelove #getlove #ontopoftheworld #purduepride
✨🎊 Sending HUGE congratulations to our Saturday deskie, @olivia_horowitz, for her decision to attend #Purdue  next year!!! πŸ˜πŸ–€πŸ‘πŸ’› We're simply glowing with pride and excitement. ✨ Catch Olivia at the desk today from 10:15-2:15 πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» to congratulate her in person...and then hop into Ira's workshop at 1:30 to spread the love near and far!! πŸ’—βœ¨πŸŽ‰ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #blackdogfam  #blissedout  #doghouse  #blackdogyoga  #creatingcommunity  #onebreathatatime  #climbeverymountain  #fordeverystream  #followeveryrainbow  #tillyoufindyourdream  #graduation  #purdueuniversity  #purduebound  #collegegirls  #collegeyogi  #congratulations  #celebrate  #movinonup  #spreadlove  #igyoga  #LAyoga  #yogisofinstagram  #independentyogastudio  #givelove  #getlove  #ontopoftheworld  #purduepride 
And don't you see,
Spring is coming.
And don't you see,
Your heart is healing.
-m.n.//March
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Thank you sock in helping assist me toward that standing split πŸ™πŸ»
#yoga #collegeyogi #splits #splitsprogress #standingsplits #standingsplitsprogress #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
The wild and the tame
Wrestle in me;
Neither win,
Neither want to.
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I got some night practice in the studio today which was wonderful.
Yoga doesn't always have to be structured.
Sometimes it's just flowing with what you feel your body needs.
Now, to work on this new pose I didn't even know I could do πŸŽ‰
#yoga #collegeyogi #lowlunge #lowlungevariation #flipdatgrip #pinksweeps #pinkmotivation
The wild and the tame Wrestle in me; Neither win, Neither want to. @tylerknott β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” I got some night practice in the studio today which was wonderful. Yoga doesn't always have to be structured. Sometimes it's just flowing with what you feel your body needs. Now, to work on this new pose I didn't even know I could do πŸŽ‰ #yoga  #collegeyogi  #lowlunge  #lowlungevariation  #flipdatgrip  #pinksweeps  #pinkmotivation 
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. Brian Tracy.
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#tattooedyogi #tattoogirls #blackandwhite #pinchamayurasana #lularoe #lularoeleggings #fitfam #fitness #fitgirls #yoga #yogafit #yogagram #yogaeverydamnday #strong #balance #beast #irishyogi #collegeyogi #peace #love #namaste #loveyourself #quotestagram #agniyogakitty
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. Brian Tracy. ************************* Awkward shapes and thangs. ************************* #tattooedyogi  #tattoogirls  #blackandwhite  #pinchamayurasana  #lularoe  #lularoeleggings  #fitfam  #fitness  #fitgirls  #yoga  #yogafit  #yogagram  #yogaeverydamnday  #strong  #balance  #beast  #irishyogi  #collegeyogi  #peace  #love  #namaste  #loveyourself  #quotestagram  #agniyogakitty 
Still pretty wobbly, but getting closer everyday πŸ˜ŒπŸ™πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻
#yoga #collegeyogi #headstand #inversion
Never mistake my love for weakness.
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Yoga class last night was FANTASTIC.
The teacher was just amazing and I felt so good afterward.
Maybe I should actually attend more frequently πŸ€”
#yoga #collegeyogi #downwardfacingdog #downwarddogvariation #love
Never mistake my love for weakness. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Yoga class last night was FANTASTIC. The teacher was just amazing and I felt so good afterward. Maybe I should actually attend more frequently πŸ€” #yoga  #collegeyogi  #downwardfacingdog  #downwarddogvariation  #love 
Home is where 
You fall in love with 
Yourself.
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All the studio times are taken up so it looks like I'll be attending yoga class tonight.
Hoping to learn some new stuff πŸ€“
Always remember that every change in life is an opportunity to learn something new.
That is my biggest mantra in life right now.
#yoga #collegeyogi #bindedsideanglepose #tylerknottgregson #poetry
Home is where You fall in love with Yourself. @tylerknott β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” All the studio times are taken up so it looks like I'll be attending yoga class tonight. Hoping to learn some new stuff πŸ€“ Always remember that every change in life is an opportunity to learn something new. That is my biggest mantra in life right now. #yoga  #collegeyogi  #bindedsideanglepose  #tylerknottgregson  #poetry 
Do your best to challenge yourself every single day.  You will grow in ways you could have never imagined.  And be kind to yourself along the way. πŸ•‰
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#yoga #yogainspiration #yogaaddict #yogapants #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #headstand #asana #meditation #collegeyogi #plantbased #plantpower
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⭐The Yoga Club at #SDSU is hosting the first annual 
Yoga Festival 
There's going to be free yoga classes, health food and drinks, and yoga brands like #tortugiactivewear
Will be there with our new spring/summer collection❣
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⏩12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
⏩Located on Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (ENS) 700. From 55th Street you will be able to turn eastward onto Aztec walk.
⏫drop by our booth and we will be giving 10% OFF to all college students! We Hope to see you there! ⏬
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#sandiegolocal #sandiegostateuniversity 
#collegelife #collegeyogi #sdsuyoga
#traveltortugi #vsco #vscoyoga #vscotravelΒ  #travelphotography #travelingyogiΒ  #yogawear #yogaclothes #crueltyfreeclothing #onepiece
#veganclothing #yogalifestyle #womanfitness #igyoga #socalyoga #layoga #igyogafam #californiayoga #sandiegoyoga #sandiegofitness #usayoga #onelove
. ⭐The Yoga Club at #SDSU  is hosting the first annual Yoga Festival There's going to be free yoga classes, health food and drinks, and yoga brands like #tortugiactivewear  Will be there with our new spring/summer collection❣ . ⏩12 p.m. - 3 p.m. ⏩Located on Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (ENS) 700. From 55th Street you will be able to turn eastward onto Aztec walk. ⏫drop by our booth and we will be giving 10% OFF to all college students! We Hope to see you there! ⏬ . . . . . . #sandiegolocal  #sandiegostateuniversity  #collegelife  #collegeyogi  #sdsuyoga  #traveltortugi  #vsco  #vscoyoga  #vscotravel Β  #travelphotography  #travelingyogi Β  #yogawear  #yogaclothes  #crueltyfreeclothing  #onepiece  #veganclothing  #yogalifestyle  #womanfitness  #igyoga  #socalyoga  #layoga  #igyogafam  #californiayoga  #sandiegoyoga  #sandiegofitness  #usayoga  #onelove 
Bandannas make great capes πŸ’₯
Bandannas make great capes πŸ’₯