This body. This breath. This moment.
I remember the first yoga class I took.
It was hard.
My body was this thing that didn’t feel like mine at all. It didn’t know how to do all of the things the teacher said. It didn’t know what it meant to feel good.
My breath was another part of me I barely recognized. It didn’t know how to soften the edges.
My mind felt like it was constantly raging with thoughts and observations and stories. It didn’t know how to be present.
It is with such compassion and tenderness that I look back on the version of me that bravely took the first steps on a life long journey of healing.
I am filled with joy and tears and hope every time I teach because I see that bravery in each and everyone of you.
It takes SUCH COURAGE to show up. And you do.
So, thank you. Your courage, your hearts, your energy means the world to me.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, yet the bamboo or willow survives by bending in the wind... #BruceLee. 🎋🎋🎋
As we tune into the subtlety of our practice and poses we notice that our body makes constant adjustments to stay in the poses. Here we learn to soften, be adaptable and go with the flow of life in order to find #grace and #ease.
Ontem uma aluna veio para a sala de yoga chateada pelo trabalho. Eu tinha planejado dar a aula com foco em alongamentos e abertura de quadril, mas percebi, que precisava de alguma coisa que exigesse mais concentração - postura de equilíbrio e posturas invertidas. Quando você tenta fazer #bakasana (postura da garça) é difícil de pensar em outras coisas. :-D No final da aula já dava de perceber mudança de humor. E hoje ela mandou mensagem, que tem algumas coisas positivas em negociação do assunto no trabalho.
Isso que o yoga dá pra você, não só trabalho corporal, mas uma chance de dar tempo para si mesmo, para parar os pensamentos negativos, acalmar a mente e soltar as emoções destrutivas, e com isso ganhar uma visão clara e calma da situação, para ter atitude leve e positiva, que atrai mudanças boas.
I call on the green mountain state
I call on all silence you make
Do you live inside, outside me?
As you speak through 10,000 leaves 🍃
Come find peace in the silence within you in a restorative yoga class 🙏🏼I'll be teaching at 5:30pm @wynwood_yoga let's live inside tonight.
🌺 Flor de loto, es una postura de yoga que consiste en sentarse con las piernas cruzadas y cada pie ubicado en el muslo opuesto. Los occidentales no estamos acostumbrados a esta postura. En la India es la forma de sentarse desde niños y esto hace que puedan mantener la flexibilidad. Nosotros nos sentamos en sillas, entonces, es lógico que no todos tengamos la flexibilidad necesaria y por eso esta postura no nos resulta tan natural. Para conseguirla hay dos opciones o practicar o quita todas las sillas de tu casa 😜
4 583 hours ago
Friday feels. ✨🕉🙏🏼✨Abundant and inspired is an understatement. 💙 I am beyond blessed to be living this life and following this path as a teacher and lifelong learner. I keep getting these little nudges from my intuition to teach topics that are speaking right to my soul. Not only my soul, but they seem to be resonating with exactly what my tribe is needing too. Today I decided on my way to the studio to focus on pelvic floor activation, something I want to be more aware of in my own yoga practice. It was totally different than most my classes that flow a bit faster, but always a good reminder to reignite the Mula Bandha. Then I had a brand new student tell me after my second class that she had no idea how I knew but that she needs to strengthen her pelvic floor to overcome health issues. It made my day! I just went with my gut and it worked! We also worked on using blocks to keep our shoulders lifted in our Chaturanga all week, and I had multiple people tell me how helpful it was. I literally thought of it half awake at 5 am with a sinus headache. Don't even ask me where these ideas are coming from!! It's been a fun week of inspiration and creation! Can't wait to keep it flowing and see where this year goes! Excited for our Power Up Your Practice workshop tomorrow to keep the inspiration high and the good vibes strong! 💙🙌🏼🙏🏼