My kinda day with my friend @michelleloulan ♥️ Spent the day together which ended in a sleep over and then she gave me a taste of @meshyoga technique which I’m now obsessed with. She’s also the first person I followed on Instagram when I started my insta journey. Her strength, flexibility, beauty and grace inspires me. But more so, thank you for being such a good friend and comforting me when I cry, taking me shopping and eating all the good food. ♥️
🙏❤️📿Day 1️⃣4️⃣ of #ForTheLoveOfYoga with @cyogalab 🔀 Lotus or #Padmasana in #Headstand or #Sirsasana variant📿❤️🙏 This #inversion is more challenging than it looks, even if Headstand and Lotus are comfortable… just watch out for those last few inches where the kneecaps try to find the triceps and say hello to your core/upper body strength. Or say goodbye and prepare those butt cheeks for landing…. but, before that happens, keep reading for a minute: when you fold the legs in Lotus (if you can’t, do a Half Lotus/Half Crow kind of pose), guide the knees towards the back of the arms, pulling the navel in and, very importantly, maintaining the spine as straight as you can, for as long as you can. It’ll get to a point where you no longer will be able to do so and you’ll have to round, in order to tuck the legs into the chest. Keep engaging the hip flexors, press the arms down and lower the knees only to a point where you can still ‘recover’ and ‘undo’ the movement with your low back, like a scorpion about to sting with its tail. If you let impatience drive in the front seat, you’ll pass that ‘recovery line’ and, once you do that, your butt will find the ground before you’ll finish that thought. It’s better to NOT lower/not tuck all the way in, but ‘unroll’ and return back up because, that way, you’ll be gaining strength and muscle memory. Little by little, you’ll be inching your way down, until you’ll touch one day. Also, avoid putting extra weight on the head trying to get the touchdown. Practice both Lotus crosses (or Half Lotuses) and, for those not convinced about this, wait up for tomorrow’s alternative where we’ll work that hip flexibility and our balancing skills in a different way… Some extra padding right under the butt/legs can be a good idea, especially if you’ve never tried this before! Happy #practice !!! For translation in other languages, follow and check out daily these accounts⬇️⬇️⬇️
We were trying to take a quick photo without getting into trouble with the security guard, then we saw the security guard trying to secretly take a photo of us without getting into trouble with us. 😆 📸
@miguel_hand_balance . . 為免給保安人員帶來麻煩,我們嘗試快速完成拍攝,之後我們發現保安人員不怕我們麻煩,還偷偷為我們拍下照片 😆 📸 @miguel_hand_balance
Standing splits. Strength, balance and flexibility combined.
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We can do this, you and me. I know it’s hard and messy now. But everything is on its way. ❤️.
Another tool of change? Diversifying what we see when we scroll through these little squares. Prioritizing the voices of those who are rarely prioritized. This westernized, corporatized, monopolized yoga world would have you believe that you have to look like me to be welcome in this space. Nope. Nada. False, harmful, and not at all what yoga is. I did this earlier in my stories, but I want to do it again in a more public and permanent way. These are some of the radiant yogis/spiritual beings of color who enrich my feed, my heart, and my life: .
@chelsealovesyoga, @ericarasconyoga @daughteroftheuniverse @alex_elle @bahayogi @hippie_heathen @_kariooo @katrinamarieski @wildmysticwoman @diannebondyyoga @tiaja.tazhe @rachelleknowles @rosieinspace @dade2shelby @deandreyoga @yogawithsasha .
Thank you for you. 🙏🏼 Art is by @revelatori
I am SO excited to announce that I’ll be joining Waylon Lewis and @elephantjournal for an Elephant Academy session in February - that will focus on something I love - Instagram and Instagram stories! ⠀
If you haven’t heard of Elephant Academy, it is a three month mentorship that focuses on writing and living mindfully. Through online learning, and hands-on experience working with Elephant’s 10 million readers a month- participants learn social media, journalism ethics, writing & editing.
Join the Winer 2018 apprenticeship by December 17 for a $150 discount! If you’re ready to take a leap and change your life and our world for the kinder, you can apply here: https://goo.gl/35osFE #elephantjournal#elephantacademy ⠀
📸 Throwing it back to a time when the world wasn’t covered in ❄️ at Untermeyer Gardens with @alexiss.morgan_
Wearing all @amariactive
I’ve been asked a lot how I keep my hair long and healthy. I grew up in south east Asia using oils on my skin and hair. So I’m going to do my favorite giveaways this Christmas season of all my favorite products, because it’s a way for me to give back to all of you.
I’m giving you and your favorite friend, two bottles of my favorite oil for hair growth. - Rosemary and Argan oil from @radhabeauty ♥️ .
To win: • Must be following me (@rebekahletch & @radhabeauty )
•Tag your friend in the comments below and tell them how much you love them. .
• That’s it!! .
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Hey there 👋🏽 just a random fact but as you might have already noticed I always practice in my kitchen when I do yoga at home cause I actually feel like this is the heart of the flat. It always feels like all the good vibes of all the beautiful people and things that have been hanging or happening in there are just surrounding me and recharging my batteries ✨ aaand btw I’m still super in love with my new @heyhoneyyoga workout tights hihi ⭐️! #heyhoneyyoga
My yoga practice keeps me sane 😂, healthy 🤸🏻♀️ and injury-free 💪🏼. What about yours?.
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#12DaysOfCore Day 5: hollow back.
Well, this is as much as my back will open. I opted for a forearm stand.
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Happy Birthday B.K.S. Iyengar (and also Todd)! Unfortunately, B.K.S. is no longer with us, but his spirit lives on, and the impact he has had on the world is eternal. He is considered to be one of the greatest Yoga teachers of all time, and he is also one of the primary individuals to popularize Yoga in America. B.K.S. has written many books, including two of my personal favorites — Light on Yoga and Light on Life. Further, he has touched countless lives either directly or indirectly, including mine.
Before he passed, B.K.S. said that he hopes his ending is someone else’s beginning. He understood that Yoga is always evolving, and he understood that America will be the place to revolutionize Yoga; to take Yoga to the next-level. B.K.S. has kindly delivered Yoga to America, and he has left the future of the practice in our hands.
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I wish you all the best; a life of success. Love more, fear less, and stay blessed. 😇
One of my resolutions for 2018 is to shop less.
It's not that I'm a shopaholic (I'm not on that level yet) but I look at the things I've got, the clutter and feel like I lost my common sense.
Ironic considering I loathed the Shopaholic character created by Sophie Kinsella. I couldn't understand how someone could be so irresponsible to land herself in debt from shopping and why that behavior was glorified. Back then I barely shopped. That was probably why I had that mentality.
Over time, I had more disposable income and the value of my buys increased. What I could not afford and could only look on at while growing up, became accessible. Too accessible. I derived a temporary high from new things but I didn't like most of what I got. An item is much more attractive when i dont have it. It's the same now.
I have tons of stuff unwrapped, unopened. I still have lipsticks from my Korea trip x years ago because I bought 30 odd lipsticks. The logical step is to get rid of everything unwanted but I live with a hoarder and though I feel no attachment, I'm lazy af. My general non-attachment shall be an issue for another post.
Conclusion is don't browse, don't buy. Grow $$$. Need to get down to doing homework. 就这样
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Day 14 of #naughtyorniceyogi4#yogachallenge with hosts @gabriella.dondero, @victoria.arvizu, @laurasykora and sponsor @aloyoga➡ #tittibhasana
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Happy Fridays eve fam! We’re almost there...loving this inspiring post from @heatherlynnfit and she quotes “your insecurities are liars, silence them, don’t listen to them. You are worthy of love and forgiveness. You are worthy of everything you desire.” @iambrillyant ❤️ #yougotthis#beautiful#motivation
It might be cold, but this galaxy blueberry bowl topped with warmed peanut butter is everything ❄️🥜🙌🏻