We passed by this mural many times and when I left the Sacred Valley for good I finally got a photo of it. This is the most beautiful mural I’ve seen in Peru. I’m not sure what it is about it that pulls me in. What feelings do you get from it?
@Regranned from @jeanadreed - So what's yoga & what isn't yoga?
Is this "Instagram worthy" snapshot of me in a dress, next to a lake, in a yoga pose, yoga?
Yes & No.
Yes, I am doing Urdhva Dhanurasana, which is a yoga pose. No that's not all yoga is to me.
The majority of people will see yoga from one side, the physical side, and for some that's all yoga ever is to them. What I see when I look at this photo is 6 months of opening my heart, twisting, practicing, falling, cussing, and self love to get to this point in this pose. It's all the sweat I've poured into my yoga towel, all the poses I've practiced a hundred times to get my heart to open enough, all the chaturanga's I've done to strengthen my upper body to hold this -- it's my entire practice. Of course you wouldn't see all that from a photo. I don't ever want someone to look at a video or photo I post & think badly about themselves because they are not where I am. It's so easy to downgrade ourselves when we have a million things to compare ourselves to in the palm of our hand at any given moment. Don't. Comparison is the thief of joy. Just because someone else is beautiful, doesn't take away from your own beauty or self worth. My point is, don't compare a snapshot of someone else whether it be their life or their practice, or their whatever to your own. You don't know whats behind that photo. And that's what a big part of yoga is for me. Letting my ego go, loving myself, and loving others. Yoga means union. So yes this is yoga & no this is not yoga. It depends on what side of the camera you're on & what yoga means to you.
#yoga#yogmeansunion#yogi#yogisofinstagram#yogaeverydamnday#yogaeverywhere#yogavsnotyoga#itsallyoga#yogateacher#yogastudent#yogajourney#progressnotperfection#ahimsa#satya#yogaismorethanposes#yogainthecommunity#selflove - #regrann
“Cuando nos aferramos agresivamente a nuestras propias opiniones, por muy válida que sea nuestra causa, simplemente estamos añadiendo más agresión y violencia a nuestro planeta, y por tanto aumentando su dolor. Cultivar la no agresión es cultivar la paz.” Pema Chödrön #ahoramasquenunca#ahimsa#amor#noreacción#respetar#escuchar
Do you wake up & connect straight to your phone? Why not wake up & connect to yourself instead? Your body, your breathe, your feelings?
Wake up, sit up straight in a comfortable cross legged position, close your eyes & check in with yourself, how are you feeling, what are you grateful for? Take some deep breathes, through your nose to your belly, belly to nose. Set your intentions for the day. Drink some water & get your body moving. Yoga first thing gets rid of any tension gathered through the night & starting the day right will have an impact on how the rest of your day goes. Social media is just another means of blinding us, we panic when our battery is low, but what about our inner charge, our own energy? It's time we reconnect! Tune into yourself, listen to your body, it already knows what it needs. We have a magical little gift called intuition, use it ☺️
Have a lovely weekend everyone ✌🏽💥#yoga#selflove#yogaeveryday#ahimsa#healing#liverpool#yogaliverpool
NO HAY GATOS VULGARES
Era la brillate escritora Colette la que aseveraba que no había gatos vulgares. ¡Cuánta razón tenía!. Incluso el gato más callejero, es digno, pausado, elegante y armónico en su caminar. Cada día aprendo más de mi gato Emile y no dejo de observarle y seguir aprendiendo. Es una fuente de inspiración, además de que tiene un poder especial para despertar mi ternura y afecto. No lo puedo ocultar, me gustan los gatos; no necesitan ser tigres ni leopardos ni guepardos ni pumas para tener su propia y llamativa prestancia, sus movimientos fluídos y su asombrosa capacidad de percepción y reacción. Cuando paseo por El Retiro, me fascina contemplar con detenimiento a los gatos yendo de aqui para allá con su paso lento y majestuoso o cómo se tumban boca arriba para que el sol bañe sus cuerpos elásticos y resistentes, tan relajados como lo pueda hacer el yogui más entrenado.
Y mientras observo a Emile, que está ahora a mi lado mirándome desde sus ojos ambarinos, recuerdo lo que decía sobre los gatos Theophile Gautier (al que me enseñó a leer mi madre desde niño): "¿Quien puede creer que no hay alma detrás de esos ojos luminosos?"#yoga#meditación#ahimsa#gatos#almas#serenidad#equanimidad#respira#paz#gatunos #
Diesen Sonntag ist es soweit, am 22.10.17 starten wir mit unserem ersten veganen Brunch in der Buttermelcherstraße 11-15. 👨🏻🍳👩🏼🍳❤️🥖 Es erwarten euch süße und hezhafte Leckereien🥐🍰 wie No-egg-Scramble, fluffige American Pancakes🥞, hausgemachte Aufstriche🥑, super leckere Zimtschnecken, frische Früchte sowie Acai-Bowls 🍓🍌und noch vieles mehr zum Preis von EUR 19,90 inklusive eines Orangensafts.🍊 Reservieren könnt Ihr von 10:00 bis 12:30 und 12:30 bis 15:00 Uhr.
Wir freuen uns sehr auf euren Besuch und eure Reservierung unter
euer Team von Emmi´s Kitchen
Finally got the go ahead to start doing yoga again a few weeks ago (I broke my elbow in June), but I finally took advantage of it this past week during work travels. So out of practice, but proud of myself for squeezing in three classes/hotel room sessions this week and taking modifications when I needed to. 🙃🐒💕
Intimately connected at every breath, we shall bloom splendid, radiant, defiant and divine with nature. We are individuals from all around who choose to thrive in harmony as sentient beings for we know that deep down our intimate connection and interdependence can never be broken. ⚛️ We are determined to heal reality with pure conscious love. ❤️We will spread fresh, powerful, positive, peaceful, sustainable, resilient and vigorous vibes and knowledge across existence so that every soul may fully enjoy the greatest wonders and mysteries of life while enjoying free will.💓 We believe in equal rights for every sentient being regardless of species or ideology. 🌐
We decide to devote our lives to restore and strengthen ecosystems throughout our beautiful universe, as we gladly shine hope with plenitude across the cosmos so that we may inspire others to take the leap into our brighter future in the making.
We choose to embody the divine, as responsible, informed and peaceful agents of the necessary disruptive change needed to reverse the damage that our planet has been suffering.
We envision global cooperation to stop future damages to our fragile natural balance. We stand strong against planetary harm.
Biodiversity is a gift worth nurturing and we will protect it with love and consciousness. Together we will conquer our current limitations. We are the Big Bang, the original energy of the universe expanding together as the unstoppable force against greed, pollution, sickness and ignorance.
We take a firm and definite stance against indifference and violence. ☮️ Life can truly be a mesmerising experience and our collective awakening is fortunately beginning to acknowledge the beauty in every life form.
Expect our next big moves, we are here to change the collective consciousness. History is in the making as millions of souls decide to live in harmony with all others. 💚
We will clean and detoxify our minds, bodies, souls and ecosystems to welcome the new era of unconditional love and abundance for all.🌱 The best is yet to come.
Love will always conquer fear. Together we will thrive. 🙏 #ahimsa#sustainability#universalpeace#weareone
the day of saturn (shani) ~*
"saturn rules contraction, limitation and detachment. It helps us to consolidate our needs and resources and to see through the illusion of worldly existence. we are offered tough lessons by saturn, who provides obstacles that lead us toward humility, surrender, service and truth."
•• happy saturn-day ❁⋆
I don't eat meat, this is a personal and very much a moral choice. It has been an integral part of my identity. I chose this for myself as a 3-year-old when I watched Bambi🦌 I don't believe animals were put on earth for our exploitation and use. For me eating the flesh of a living, feeling being is unimaginable. I am not trying to be high and mighty, I eat cheese now and then I am in no way perfect, but I try to do my best. Many close to me disagree or in fact enjoy meat products, I don't disrespect them for that. Yet if I strive to live my life from a place of love and non-violence (or as is known in the yoga world Ahimsa अहिंसा) there is no place for meat. Meat is murder, that has become a vegetarian tagline that people laugh at but it's true, you're not eating beef, you're eating a once breathing cow🐄 This isn't a rant or a judgement or a conversion campaign, just some commentary on something I feel deeply about. When I look at my sweet little potato Caesar I feel so much love. A love that extends to all animals meaning consuming, wearing or using products tested on them is not a part of my life "Animal cruelty is one of the most unfortunate and barbaric demonstrations of human being manipulating ill conceived notions of "power" over other species." ~Ian Somerhalder 🐅🐄🐫🐘🦍🦃🐈🐇🦏🐓🐐🐖 #animalrights#love#iansomerhalder#vegetarian#guineapig#ahimsa
Jamming to this while I potter around and smudge the house 🎶After a few long weeks of working hard, playing hard, and having strangers file in and out of our apartment viewing it for auction, the energy in here is crazy🌪 Also practicing #ahimsa , reminding myself that it's alright for the brain to take awhile to slow down. Just breathe and it'll all be good 😎
Don't get upset with people or situations, both are powerless without your reactions. .
Learn to not be reactive and you can change your life. .
Yoga, meditation and breathing techniques will help you to become more mindful and you will find your thought patterns beginning to change and shift away from those reactive thoughts and actions. .
Staying calm in the midst of chaos is one of the best things I have learned. Sure, I still get upset from time to time, I'm human. But those times have become so much fewer and further between and for that, I am so grateful. .
Being peaceful is truly a choice. .
I choose to be peaceful.
I choose to be grateful.
I choose to be happy.
I choose to not be reactive.
✌🏼💕🕉 . . .
hi allow me to introduce my brother @ilhamabdhika project!! in this week he will sell vegetarian rice box at campus event, short story we share info via chat about vegetarian and he wants to enter the message in his box, and we choose the sentence "Make Everyday Earth Day"
meaningful right?! 🤔😁
so reminded me!! when I choose to be vegetarian,
I never intend to be vegetarian, by itself the pattern was formed within me. initially I was interested in AHIMSA, its meaning is very deep.
gradually I began to eat less animal protein, and I started to commit to make vegetarian part of my life!!
vegatarian for me is not just a lifestyle but more than that
vegetarian is a self-training, vegetarian teach me to scrape the attachments that have been tied up in me. vegetarians teach simplicity, teach me to love myself, respect and appreciate every life form in this universe.
I AM VEGETARIAN FOR MAMA EARTH 🌍🍀💚
Muita sorte chegar na capital francesa justo quando tá rolando a FIAC (Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain). A cidade tá o máximo, várias intervenções por toda parte! A galera moderninha de humanas fica como?! 😍
P.S.: A terceira imagem não tem a ver com o evento, encontrei na parede de uma das estações da linha 1 do metrô. Intervenção ativista tá valendo também. 🖤 #VeganAsFuck#ALF#Paris#SpreadTheWord#Olhares
"It's about aligning your actions with your core beliefs." Just listened to this great podcast on veganism! If you are curious at all give it a listen. It's called 'from the heart: conversations with yoga girl, peace, love, and veganism with James Aspey.#ahimsa#love#compassion#thoushallnotkill#thoushallnotsteal
Coreano delicinha da noite 🥗 Macarrão de arroz com legumes e shitake ❤️ muito bão!
De entrada teve mandú de legumes (guioza) que adoramos 🌱
Parece ser fácil de fazer em casa esse prato. É do restaurante @restaurante_burgogui
Friday night dinner 😎
Spaghetti with Avocado Pesto and cherry tomatoes, and a side of salad with super greens, grilled asparagus, and strawberries. The dressing was a mix of lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and black pepper.
Peach juice and hot, green tea to accompany :)
There are so many reasons for human behavior, and they range from gruesome to saintly. Without clarity, self -reflection, and discernment our capacity to live together is lost, but not beyond reproach.
Beyond criticism, cognitive bias, and Sweetwater - Compared To What
All human beings are fallable. It is among the most basic things in life that makes us really equals. All of us need correction, but the mind always wants to be right. To humbly acknowledge the ways we fail to love each other and ourselves is painful, but it is the beginning of the process of healing and choosing to act, think, and speak with wisdom and compassion. Click the thingy to see the full chart of cognitive biases we all have, and get busy with the process of moving towards kindness, compassion, and truthfulness. I'm doing my best, so if I am guilty of causing you harm in any way, please forgive me.