Wherever you go, there you are 🕉 "As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out of present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action." 🔹Eckhart Tolle
De boom is een balanshouding; hij leidt tot evenwichtigheid en een betere concentratie en zorgt voor lenige beenspieren. De been- en voetspieren worden in deze houding intensief gebruikt. Door op één been te balanceren kun je het lichamelijk en geestelijke evenwicht vergroten. Het is een houding waarbij je je leert concentreren en je een prettig gevoel van kalmte geeft. #yogaeverydamnday#treepose#shooting#getonyourmat#yoganl
#YOGAWITHSPOONIES day 2 is #treepose & the topic is #brainfog
Brain fog is all too real for me right now. I'm trying to study for exams for a Master's in Finance & Economics at LSE. I know I know, such a geek 🤓 Even with my brain working, it's at the very limit of my intellectual ability. I can literally feel the gears turning in my head trying to get to the solution 😂
Generally it seems that this sneaky brain fog comes on when you're extra exhausted. This makes it rather tricky when I'm trying to make heads or tails of all these Greek symbols (yep, apparently numbers get abandoned in maths 🤔) & in doing so using up a LOT of energy that I only have a limited supply of (that pesky #spoontheory again 🥄). So of course I get exhausted & then on comes the brain fog, which means I have to exert more energy trying to work out what's going on & the vicious cycle continues.
On top of that, my brain doesn't work like it used to. Any of my friends will tell you I have - or had - a freakishly good memory (much to their annoyance at times 😂) but since my body had a complete meltdown last year, my brain function just hasn't returned. Even with all the brain food & Omega 3. I'm currently looking into Lipid Therapy to try to help restore this, with the help & guidance of the very kind @thehealingyogi; more on this another time.
So I'm trying to compete with brain fog + brain fail... A disastrous combination for financial econometrics I must say!!
Nevertheless, my ways of dealing with it remain much the same as always - the classic "before I got sick" - which basically all fall under KitKat's slogan; Have A Break.
- Go on a walk
- Get some fresh air
- Don't beat yourself up about it (easier said than done, I'm the first to admit this 🙇🏼♀️)
Side note: I should probably stop quoting biscuit/cake adverts in my posts. No, I'm not sponsored by @mcvitiesng or @kitkat, just an advertiser's dream 💭
Who are you grateful for today?
I'm grateful for this angel @supyogini. She guided us through our #supyogateachertraining all weekend, nurturing our minds & bodies with knowledge and amazing health food 🌸
If you get the chance go say hi and take her class @soulfulyogaandsup, GA
Three months have passed since I decided to cut alcohol from my diet as a part of a thirty-day cleanse. With the exception of a couple glasses of wine and one crazy Amazing Race NYC trip, I’ve been alcohol-free. I never considered myself a big drinker, but like so many gals (and guys) I know, I liked my wine! And when you live on a Caribbean island where every day is a weekend day, it’s not difficult to find a reason to enjoy a couple-few glasses. After three+ years of island life, I was excited to reap the rewards of eliminating this stuff from my system. Within the first week of ditching the grape juice, I gained mental clarity, I lost body fat, and my energy level dramatically increased. All of this, while incredible, was to be anticipated. What was surprising was how much more fun I was having without my beloved wine. My Sunday brunches to cure my Saturday-induced hangovers were a thing of the past. This left so much extra space for activities(insert Step Brothers meme here)! In the past three months, I have engaged in more creative child-like activities than I have in my entire post-adolescent/adult life. Even more exhilarating is the fact that my work has become more enjoyable and fulfilling while I've become more productive. The increase in focus, energy, and alertness that I gained by removing alcohol from my diet provided a little fine-tuning for my perspective on life. Whether I’m hiking, practicing yoga in the park, planning the next big shift in real estate, or writing short stories with my soulpartner, I am experiencing all of it with a new sense of awareness now that my old sense of normalcy has shifted. This isn’t to say that booze is evil or that I’m not excited about trips to Wine Country. I will, however, choose cartwheels 🤸♂️ over clubbing; and the only shots I’m taking are on the court 🏀. Life’s a balance, and I’m grateful for the humbling lessons I continue to learn through living yoga both on and off the mat.
The pose of one pointedness, of balance.
I'm throwing it back today. Back to 5 years ago, when I was living in Italy and was in the thick of my Panic Disorder. Do you know what it feels like to die... multiple times a day... everyday? That's Panic Disorder. My anxiety was so bad that it caused a terrible ulcer/colitis. During this time period I could hardly get out of bed most days because of the pain was so bad. I had so much constant anxiety. When was my next panic attack going to strike? Did I have a safe place to lay down and breathe while I felt like I was physically dying?... But on rare occasions I would force myself out of the house despite this pain, (with my boyfriend at the time) with a need to explore. And not just any kind of exploring, but the stuff that scared me most (heights). Because I refused to let the panic attacks control my life. I refused to succumb to the fear (and I was also super stubborn). Yoga was the beginning of my journey towards healing myself seven years ago when I started. This picture really represented to myself, my balance within the struggle of regaining my mental health. Diligently fighting for me. Fighting to feel normal again. Towards finding the inner peace within (even in the most chaotic of times). We all have the capacity to heal ourselves. I know I did with the help of yoga, meditation, biofeedback, and many other beautiful healing modalities. I stand here today, no longer suffering from Panic Disorder, in retrospective respect for my younger self for being so persistent in my quest to heal. Now I wish to share my story of struggle+healing with others, and to help them in their healing journey as well. We're all in this together. Namaste.
Repost our awesome teacher @travellingyogi4u This is a variation of Vrksasana / tree pose. Tree balancing new moon comprised of gnana mudra or gesture of knowledge/wisdom
Tree Pose, known as Vrksasana in Sanskrit, is a basic yoga pose used to promote balance and centering. The Sanskrit name comes from the words vrksa meaning tree, and asana meaning pose.
The Tree Pose strengthens and tones the leg muscles, ankles and feet as well as the groin, inner thigh. It opens up the muscles of chest and shoulders as well as stabilizing core musculature, especially of the hips and spine. Start your Monday off right: 930a All Level Flow with Cris • 12p Gentle & 130p Basics led by Steph • 4p Hatha & 530p All Level Flow & 715 Hatha by Kirsten. 🌱
This Challenge is such a Great Idea 💡💡💡💡💡💡
I love Riddles and Clues and Detective work 🕵️♀️😍🔍
#SolveTheYogaClue CHALLENGE DETAILS!!!
Just like in the board game Clue, there is one right answer. But instead of "Professor Plum with the revolver in the study", we may have the yogi doing "Crow pose with the strap in the living room." Each day the hosts will give a "clue" and post a photo with some example guesses. The photo will contain three things:
Our task is to do the same and have fun!
Start with a good Foundation 🕵️♀️🕵️♀️🕵️♀️🕵️♀️🕵️♀️🕵️♀️
I'm having a nice Cuppa with my Book in the Kitchen because my most important Foundation
of the Day is a good Cup of Tea and Breakfast ☕️🍳 Books are the Foundation of Wisdom and Knowledge as well as Imagination and Curiosity and they keep me up on your Toes (quite literally here 😊)
Tree Pose is the Foundation for Core Stability, Balance and Focus and the Tree itself is a Foundation for Mother Earth's Magic.
@allykborn @phdyogi and @throwin.shapes
@omgiyoga @gomacro @yogisurprise @dontmesswithganesh @samudrakala @infinitystrap @earth_meets_water