TVOSM backtrack 🎧
@Regranned from @nats.yoga.creative - To be creative is to let little pieces of your heart go and place them in each project you make 〰️ Pat Bravo 🖤🖤🖤 It’s no secret I’m low on artistic talent, but in yoga I feel like my creativity is on fleek 💁♀️ I LOVED being the yoga half of this little collab with @thevoiceofskylermorgan who I’m so honoured to say, added his awesome music making talents with his song A Lighter Step ✨ I find the tune is so upbeat and positive which is just the message I try to convey with my yoga 🖤 Thank you again Skyler 🙏, this has been fun and fab and I’m loving how it turned out 🖤✨🖤✨🖤 Oh, and just btw, it was a solid -6C with a wind chill feels like temp of -12C when I recorded this little flow completely unplanned but I had to keep it moving to ward off the frost bite 😂❄️❄️❄️
If you're a yogi that wants a backtrack for a vinyasa DM me🎹
#wellnesswednesday guys! This is one of my favorite ways to warm up shoulders and core. Especially when I don’t feel like jumping right into movement. It’s the slow and steady heat builder before I start movement. Make sure shoulders, hips and heels are aligned. The real benefit comes if you can draw belly in without rounding the upper back. If you can keep belly wide and lifted, legs super engaged, upper back engaged but not lifted and collarbones wide then you are strengthening core without shortening and tightening chest. Most people round the upper back which exploits and tightens chest muscles (and essentially re-inforces the ‘hunched over a computer’ posture) so use your legs, core and upper back more. You will still be strengthening and warming up shoulders/chest without collapsing heart/upper chest. Boom! Give it a try. Report back. Or tag me if you post so I can 👀 -And Id love to know- what’s your (insert air quotes if needed) favorite core warm up?
Accadono cose straordinarie, ogni giorno la mia pelle migliora, il mio respiro si sblocca, sto imparando quanto il nostro corpo sia in grado di autorigenerarsi.
E poi lo yoga ti porta fuori da quel sistema di dipendenze che ti rendendo uno zombie delle abitudini quotidiane,che ti ancorano al passato e alle paure.
La strada della consapevolezza è lunga, ma nel frattempo sto incontrando delle persone che mi resteranno nel cuore 🧘♀️
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Straight handstands are probably my least favorite to practice, but one of the most important. 👍 and sometimes, even when I practice, I fall out of a handstand. It's normal, and part of the practice. Nothing is perfect!
#upsidedowniscomingtotown with @kinoyoga @upsidedownmama and sponsors @umstuff @omstarsofficial
Круче утренней #yoga , может быть только вечерняя на #sunset 🌅
Интересный факт : многие думают, что Индия это сплошь и везде йога - это не так. Это больше распространено наверное у туристов, приезжающих сюда. Ни разу не встречала индуса занимающегося йогой на ГОА 🇮🇳Возможно в паломнических городах их много, но все таки я считаю, это неким мифом. Если я не права - подправьте.
finally got to my mat, which means time to catch up on
Day 2 is #forwardfold
I’m not waiting till the New Year. My resolutions start NOW 🌱
First up: discipline
When discipline leave our lives, focus and grit aren’t far behind.
When I was practicing hot yoga, I was at the top of my game. I was focused, committed, organised, and strong. Why? Getting on your mat in a hot as fuck room, holding poses for a minute+ each, and putting in an effort regardless of whether or not you *feel* like it takes DISCIPLINE.
It seemed like that discipline oozed into the rest of my life, leaving me efficient, capable and steady irl all the time. I was able to contribute to my community in meaningful, purposeful ways. And I found that I was having tons of fun along the way!
Since then, I’ve studied different styles of yoga, some that fall on the spectrum of only doing what feels good. I get the point of this approach, really I do. But for my personality, it just doesn’t lend itself to echoing positive effects into the rest of my life. I noticed the more I explored the feel-good approach, the more lethargic, disempowered and well, lazy, I got. I backed down from challenges on my mat. I nurtured self-indulgence and let pity-parties run free. I let every discomfort be an excuse to try something new. Different. Something with good feels.
The major problem with this approach is that it seldom leads to growth, understanding or resilience.
Maybe life affects yoga, maybe yoga affects life. I’m not sure how that relationship works, but what I DO know is that I need consistency, routine and commitment in order to be my best self.
This year, I had walked away from my yoga. For months. Why? Because it didn’t “feel good.” And my mental and philosophy heath suffered for it.
So my early Christmas present to myself, and jump start to crushing 2018 is discipline. Regular, consistent practice starting where it all began: the hot series.
@satya_studio - thanks for the inspo sister. @yourfitnesscairns endless gratitude for the space
Yoga does more than calm you down, and make you flexible. It is a trifecta of honing the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. At Prana we are dedicated to develop a greater self-awareness, a deeper sense of clarity and meaning, and a stronger mind/body connection. If you haven't already, visit our website for our weekly schedule, and take a moment to vote for "Top Choice Yoga Studio in Edmonton". You'll be entered to win a "Top Choice Award" prize draw for $2,000 cash! @topchoiceawards
Also, check out our 12th Annual Candlelight Solstice Celebration, on December 20 from 7:30 P.M. TO 9:45 P.M. Let's move thrlugh the darkest part of year through warmth and candlelight.
Yoga Stone Rush 🧘♂️😳
As the bus pulled away from the stop and we passed by One Yoga (@oneyogavictoria) I looked up to see all the glowing faces in the window mingling after the epic experience of Open Heart, Open Hips with my teacher Eoin (@blissology). 😇😊✨
Amidst the joy I had cultivated in my heart from releasing the Shadow and opening up to inner Light, there was also envy that I wasn’t there. I had to rush out at the end of practice while I glowed with a yoga stone to make it to work. I even missed being apart of the group photo above. A fraction of my heart felt resentful I had to hustle to be somewhere I really didn’t want to be. And that it even fucked with my Savasana. While lying in the sacred rejuvenation of corpse pose my mind flittered from cosmic expansiveness to earthly feelings of worry of whether I’d make my bus. 🌌🚌😩
I tried to shove the feelings of worry away. “Fuck off and come back another time,” I thought. But this only exacerbated it. In the end I named the feelings arising for me: Anger, Resentment, Worry, Fear. And then accepted the inner turbulence that was my state of being at the moment. 😡🙏
While riding the bus my nervous system eventually settled and I was able to settle into an enjoyment of the yoga glow that permeated throughout me. A state of acceptance and loving kindness washed over me. 😊❤️
At this moment I feel so grateful to Eoin, Insiya, the One Yoga Tribe, and everyone who participated in the classes this weekend. We all brought our full presence and open hearts forth to create a truly transformational experience. 💗🧘♂️🧘♀️✨
En esta temporada de festividades y mucho movimiento, te recomendamos que apliques estos consejos para mantener la calma y que reine el amor y la paz en tu mente y corazón. Coméntanos cuál actividad te funciona más.