Day 3 of #innerwork challenge with @werkshop@vesic_jelena and @davidrobsonyoga is Dhanurasana, or Bow Pose. The dogs loved this one 🐶 🤣 (swipe!)
Before being given this pose in my Ashtanga practice, I thought of this asana as more of a lengthening, stretchy pose. I had often seen it cued towards the ending “cool down” part of a Vinyasa class. Now when I do this pose, I experience it differently (especially in combination with the preceding Parshva Dhanurasana! 😅). I really feel this in the quads, as I actively work to lift my legs while pressing feet, ankles, and knees together. Also, at the time relaxing and opening in the upper back and chest, AND still trying to breathe!!! #sthiramsukhamasanam
So #innerwerk : here’s to experiencing things differently throughout the course of our lives- yoga poses, relationships, tastes, options... As we grow, change, and learn, our perception shifts and we experience the world around us differently. That’s why it’s important to be open-minded, flexible, and continue to try the same and new things. 🙏 #yoga#perspective#perspectiveshift#yogachallenge#ashtanga#ashtangalove#ashtangi#yogini#bowpose#dhanurasana#dashchund#dashchundloveattack
Non-attachment and active listening, what does it mean to you? To me it means listening to others, being engaged in a conversation with someone, without allowing what they say to impact you. Without judging either what they’re saying or how it makes you feel. It’s simply allowing the conversation to be whatever it is. It’s not letting negative or hurtful words to suck you into their sticky web. .
During my meditation today my mind kept coming back to water. To be like water. In this case to be like it when listening to another person. Allow the tide to flow in with their words and then shift the tide out, sending any negativity back out to sea where it will dissipate and change its molecular structure. .
Do all things with love & intention 💗
🎶 by Jens Kuross, “Spiraling”
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This is what my practice looked like this morning 😥 After I turned the camera off, I had an emotional breakdown. I tend to do this thing were I don't allow my emotions to affect me mentally, so I store them in the body instead. I'm still working on learning how to consciously let go of things that are not in my control. Some days I feel stronger than others, but some days, I fall apart. I'm only human after all. In this unraveling, I get to rearrange myself. Getting rid of what I don't want, and only allowing space for the things I do want. I am not ashamed of these moments even though I can be hard on myself sometimes. I know I'm doing my best every single day, even if my best varies from day to day. The lows are just as important as the highs, because in these lows is where we learn how to rise. Namaste 🙏🏼 #practiceandalliscoming#awakenthedivinewithin#yoga#mysore#ashtanga#yogi#ashtangi#lifeofayogi#emotionalrelease#ashtangiproblems#kapotasana
What motivates you continuously to practice yoga? Is it yoga buzz after the class, or to Keep you body in shape, or something else...?
Whatever that is, that’s YOUR yoga, not somebody else’s yoga
Class Schedule for Thursday, 25th January
✅ 6:00am Power Yoga with Krissi
✅ 9:30am Yin Yoga with Bryce
✅ 5:00pm Power Yoga with Anna
✅ 6:30pm Ashtanga Yoga with Nadia
I was humbled today in my private practice with Elizabeth and I soaked up every bit of information she offered. This lesson can be applied to other aspects of life, like when I can tell someone that I don’t understand their culture, what it means to be LGTBQ, or what a Dreamer faces day after day. I’m saying, “I don’t know, but I want to understand,” that’s the space for learning and then applying the information as an advocate.
Seek authenticity. know your values.
Don’t let the world make you bitter.
Don’t let competitiveness and comparison misguide you.
Do your best every day.
Be aware of over glorifying someone.
Or you may end up disappointed. Trust the god and guru within you.
It’s already there.
Don’t seek it on outside.
Don’t judge. Be compassionate. Forgiving. Loving.
Accept the guidance. From darkness to light. To the best version of yourself. To your higher self.
And walk your own path.
Love yourself. Evolve.
Not sure how to say this other than I’m feeling fat. I gained some weight because I’m not practicing as much as I used to and that kinda does something to my ego. I know I’m not “fat” but I just don’t feel as good as I used to. Even my emotional levels don’t feel normal. I’ve decided that I need a schedule for myself. And even though I hated routine I remember how great my body felt when I was in one. I used to be so good about keeping my routine to. I couldn’t really think of a New Years resolution but I think staying on a routine is going to be mine this year.
I never do this.
I usually post these in my story. One, because I’m so critical of myself and I don’t want to look at it in my feed everyday and two, because I don’t have to chance reading any rude comments... but #newyearnewme 🤣 lol jk, but really, I promised I would be more myself on here, so here I am.
Messy hair, covered in blankets in comfy @aloyoga, with my new uke singing one of my favorite songs.
I’m aware I’m not the best singer but I really don’t care. I can’t be the best at everything I enjoy doing.. I’m human.
I love playing the ukulele and I love singing, even though sometimes I sound like a walrus. 🤷🏼♀️ Not all of us can sound like Cristina Aguilera, am I right?
Anyways, enjoy, goodnight and happy Sunday 💕
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Sometimes I think we get so wrapped up in the things of this world. We want to be the best, have the best, look the best, feel the best. We expect nothing less than perfection—in ourselves, in the people we love, in the things we do. And we spend so much time chasing this ideal that we forget to slow down and remember how ‘enough’ we truly have and are.
We’re chasing, running, fighting against everything trying to make sense of our purpose and identity and goals. And sometimes we dizzy ourselves in circles, so much so, that we forget it’s okay to not be the best or have everything figured out. It’s okay to just be, to slow down, to take it one day at a time. We’re not supposed to be perfect—we’re human. But I think, sometimes, we forget that. I think, sometimes, we try to shoulder everything, take on everything, be everything instead of remembering that Jesus has already carried our burdens for us. And there’s nothing that we can do or say to undo His never-ending love for us.
And that’s the funny thing about faith, isn’t it? We think it gets easier. But the truth is, no matter how ‘good’ of a Christian we try to be, it’s still hard as hell to trust, to let go, to let Him.
But God sees your mess. He sees the days you wake up with doubt, the nights you drown your mind with self-hate. He sees your mistakes and moments of failure. And yet, none of those things ever change the way He feels about you.
You are His child. And no amount of doubt or mess will change that.
He longs for you to reach towards Him. To take comfort in His word. To trust, even when the world is spinning in circles. To let go of what you can’t control and know that at the end of the day He’s fighting for you. And you never have to battle alone.
- words from @_marisadonnelly
that spoke so much to me, I had to share. Read the whole article on her fb page. ❤️
Wearing @aloyoga and these are my current fav color leggings 💕
What you think is a blessing is sometimes a curse and what you think is a curse often turns out to be a blessing. Life has a funny way of working out sometimes. Surrender is the magic element in so many situations. There is so little we can actually control and so few of our plans that come together exactly as we imagine.
I’m still trying to make sense of some things I’ve gone through over the last year. I’m still processing. I’m a slow processor of emotions and experiences and not everyone likes that. Some people expect me to be all ready to turn the page, learn the lesson and move on in just a few breaths. But I like to dive deeply and really understand what things are about. If it doesn’t make sense I’m not going to just shrug my shoulders and move one, I’m going to keep digging until I find what I’m looking for. Sometimes the truth is so simple that I miss it. Sometimes I need to sit with that pile of dirt and just feel it like I’m playing in the sand. It may take me some time to get clear, but when I do finally come to a place of peace and resolution about something it lasts.
There are things I’m ready to turn the page on and thing I’m just yet not ready to turn the page on, lessons I haven’t learned. I am not interested in skipping over. I want to really understand at the deepest level. This seeking I believe is perhaps what makes me a yogi more than anything else. Not the poses or even length of time I’ve devoted to practice, but the sincere, earnest, overwhelming desire to seek the true light and be immersed in the total presence of externality. It’s why I started the practice and why I keep coming back.
Day 17 #30dayyogaliving with @angeliqueyoga on @omstarsofficial is Upavistha Konasana. Keep practicing for this month of yoga! Photo by @ifilmyoga