On my throne 👑
Thanks for being the best yoga partner, life partner and best friend @acroyogajourney .
#mayyoufly @leighemily @aleksic_twins @inversionjunkie @karlylouphilips @kosusaofficial @meddyteddy @hoowomen @youphoriayoga @buddhibox @mala_mania @gomacro
Do you have a fiery passion 🔥for something but don't know how to get it started? 🤔Maybe people are telling you it's too big of a goal.. that it's very hard to achieve .. or maybe you have that self doubting voice creeping up inside listing all of the reasons why it won't work. 😧Well guess what.. I'm more scared of listening to those people telling me I'm not good enough and NEVER living out my fullest potential and you should be too! ✨Know that you are capable of any dream no matter how big or small.. maybe it will take a day, a month, or heck.. even years to accomplish but as long as you believe in yourself and don't cave into the self doubt and the haters, then you WILL SUCCEED! 🤗Have any of you ever felt scared of going after a big dream? What is your dream and what is holding you back??
Day 1 #FoldThis#uttanasana
So yeah. Here we go with #FoldThis I was the lucky one that got to kick this bad boy off. Yay me 😐. As you all know or maybe if you don't know, I really DONT love folding. It's like a form of medieval torture or dang close anyway. Let me tell you what I HEAR and my internal dialogue when I'm cued into this posture. 1. 'Bend at the hips not at the waist'. Say what? It ain't gonna matter where I bend at, this is gonna hurt 🙄 2. 'Allow your tummy to melt into your thighs.' GTFO!! I spend all this time on my mat to not have any melting parts. #fuggitaboutit 3. 'Let your hamstrings relax and open as you cram your face into your knees' (Not really but by this point that's all I hear) Look, my hamstrings don't relax, they don't even chill, much less take a few minutes off so I can pretend I'm oragami ok? Yeah, it's pretty bad right??😉 _
So, here are my tips for how to work into and through this asana. Stretch out, for 4 days 😂, thennnn take a deep breath, let your body fall open toward the floor, breath more, now breath again. Allow the weight of your torso to work with gravity. Weight should be on your heels, shift your hips forward over ankles and then allow the weight to evenly disperse over the 4 corners of your feet. I always think of trying to stay in an alignment that would allow me to stand straight up into Tadasana. Most important! Allow yourself the acceptance that if you have to bend your knees, you don't lose life badass points for honoring your body. It's ok to love this posture. It's also ok to hate it. Whichever happens to be your preference, remain true to you and your practice.
@onzie . Wearing 😍
Tonight we explore the Sanskrit word and theme of Samsara. A concept integrated in both Hindu and Buddhist teachings, representing the cyclical transformation of birth, death, and rebirth. A term often associated with "wandering through" any type of life transformation, and as we know, "not all who wander are lost"
Curious to learn more? See you very soon at my 6:15 Mindful flow @zazensf. Happy Monday all! 📿 #namaste#happymonday#samsara
🌀🐍🌼 Day 2️⃣3️⃣of #UntangleMe with @cyogalab 🔀 #BaddhaParivrttaVatayanasana 🌼🐍🌀
Getting a little wilder since we’re in the last few days of this #challenge so, approach this with an opened mind and have no expectations, you might get pleasantly surprised…. This pose puts quite the weight on the folded Half Lotus so, let’s start making sure we’re ok there and warm up the hips/knees throughly. Feel free to put extra padding underneath and, from a standing Half Lotus, bend the straight leg like you were squatting and rest (almost straight down) the folded knee onto the floor or crash pad. A good foundation or balancing distance would be when the base foot is slightly ahead and there’s a little gap between that heel and the back kneecap. Use your hands if you need to and, if you're ok at that point, on exhale, pass the opposite arm over the thigh and either put your hands in prayer (you’d be like doing Twist Interlock, only with the back leg in Half Lotus), or thread the arm under and lace the fingers (or wrist) behind you. Continue to revolve the torso more, making the sternum face the ceiling. Move slowly the gaze upwards and drop the shoulders away. At any point, if you feel you’re losing your balance, let go of the bind/twist and rest the palms down. The more your hips are on top of the back knee and the more vertical that thigh, the easier hold it (milder on that knee too). This is a tough one to crack so don’t worry if it doesn’t happen right away! More alternatives in store for tomorrow’s posts!!! For translation in several languages, follow these accounts daily!!: Korean: @cyogalab.korean
Brazilian Portuguese: @cyogalab_portuguese
Love #bedtimeyoga 🌙✨ ending the night with a #forwardbendtwist that felt incredible on my #lowerback 🌸✌🏻"This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play." ~Alan Watts
✨Life is only as good as your mindset. ✨Thanks to @shannon.algeo for a wonderful coaching session today and helping me reframe my current experience! Feeling refreshed and open to new possibilities! --- Today is another playful day of #asanawithintention and the pose is #standingwheel ! Thanks for getting me on my mat daily @tiny.kirsty @chelseasyoga and @joe_lizzzzzz_yoga ! Thank you to the always fashionable sponsor @jalaclothing #jalaholic#mayfaves
PC: @taralang ❤️ @girlfriendcollective 💕💕
~ Arm balances ~
These take lots of practice and patience! It can be easy to over do them and develop wrist injuries if the technique is a bit off. To avoid overloading the wrists it helps to activate the pelvic floor, transverse abdominus and the deep scapular stabilisers in order to lift up and decompress through the wrist joints. Poor form and hyper-extension or hinging through the wrists may lead to overload of the ligamentous structures and cartilage within the joint. What's also important is adequate warm ups, plenty of stretching and manual therapy to improve joint mobility and help reduce the likelihood of injury 🤗 #crow
There's no wrong way to yoga: Yoga is literally everything and anything it takes to care for you. Study you. Respond. And love | Join my class this Saturday 💗. More info on flyer to the right and website link above.
Songs are like tattoos
You know I've been to sea before
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away
And there is a song for you
Ink on a pin
Underneath the skin
An empty space to fill in
Well there're so many sinking
Now you've got to keep thinking
You can make it thru these waves #jonimitchell
The waves of the mind
Yours and mine
Flowing together all
As we find rhythm
Can we make a melody?
Day 3 of #FlipYourAsana is front #splits and/or a split legs inversion ❤️
I had fun with this one even though I was a little tighter than usual today 🙃
THIS, happening soon at @zealyogastudio 〰 Summer is a joy-filled, active, and bright time of year that encourages more playtime, travel, and freedom of expression. But with the longer days and hotter sun can come the potential to overdo, overheat, and deplete ourselves of our natural vitality + radiance. SO, in an attempt to support you in all your summer endeavors, I created this integrative workshop, drawing upon the healing practices of yoga and it's sister art, Ayurveda. One of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda is that our habits, routines, and dietary choices should ebb and flow with the seasons, and this is especially true during the intense, fiery summer season. Join me as we luxuriate in cooling practices and discuss ways to bring more balance, harmony, and health to the body + mind this summer. All the details and sign up info are at the link in bio 💎
We had an amazing Day 1 filming for our FREE 6-week online course--The Science & Practice of Yoga🌟we are filming another full class in the morning at 9 am @theyogaprojectstudios Fort Worth. I'd love for you to come be on the set! Thanks to everyone who came today 🙏 @txyogadave @catherinespann #yogamooc @freelifepeopleyoga
Feliz Lunes! (English below 👇)
Esta semana proponte mantenerte centrad@. Al despertar en la mañana sientate en la cama, respira profundo 3 veces, conectate con tu corazón y la armonia de la vida, inhala energia positiva, exhala preocupaciones y negatividad. Visualiza una luz blanca que te cubre de pies a cabeza, repite: "estoy presente, soy capaz, estoy en paz", y comienza tu día vibrando muy alto.
Al hacer esto le permites a tu cerebro programarse para un día tranquilo en el que estarás en control y centrado, las afirmaciones tienen una connotación positiva en nuestro ser, repetirlas todas las mañanas (te recomiendo en voz alta) elevan tu energía y refuerzan en ti el amor propio y tu seguridad. @meamoincondicionalmentecol
This week focus yourself on remaining centered. When you wake up in the morning, sit on your bed and take 3 deep breaths, connect with your heart and with the harmony of life, inhale positive energy, exhale all your worries and negativity. Visualize a bright white light that covers you from head to toes, repeat: " I am present, I am capeable, I am in peace", start your day vibrating high. By doing this you allow your brain to program itself for a peaceful day where you will remain centered and in control. Affirmations have a positive effect on our self, repeating them every morning (I recommend out loud) elevate your energy, empower you and reinforce your selflove.