Sheep, sheep, sheep, it’s time for art, art, art! Submit your “Spooky in the Studio” themed #fanart for the second #Bendy art contest. Details can be found at bendyart.com. #BATIM
1,8491515 August, 2019
Fitting in a little morning training session before my virtual workshops today 🤩 To be honest, I was feeling kind of stiff, but after doing a more thorough warm-up, these kicks felt almost decent! Moral of the story: WARM-UP 💯
Video featuring one of my moms amazing quilts 😍 (on the wall behind me)
🎉ONE YEAR PROGRESS!🎉 Ahhh check out this awesome backbend progress made by @andreapicollo_ 🤩 Andrea started on my Targeted Back Flexibility online training exactly one year ago, and here’s his result! I know I often post the fast progress that students make, but this is a really good example of what most people could realistically accomplish in a year with a comprehensive flexibility program (and some hard work, of course). Andrea even liked the training so much that he decided to add a leg flexibility program 💯 Great work, Andrea! And I look forward to seeing even more progress 😃
For info on this type of training, head on over to the link in my bio! 💛
Getting Stronger with Eccentrics: Part 2
Earlier this week I posted a super slow freestanding handstand push-up. While that's a fantastic way to quickly increase your bent arm pushing strength it is also an advanced variation.
The same principles can be applied to increase your strength in push-ups, inverted press or a handstand push-up at the wall.
Move slowly. Pause for up to 5 seconds at various points. And focus on maintaining a solid body position.
Note: I am using a yoga block to ensure that my forearms stay vertical as I lower down.
Stretching CEU class in the books!
This stretch was only intended to take the shoulders barely off the table for a nice pec stretch. However, my partner was super flexible so the instructor snapped this pic of us modifying the stretch so she could feel it. Coming back to work with some fun stretches for my toolbox! #bendy
Yoga has been a mixed bag for me this year.
On Jan first I walked into the studio, I taught at, to find friends crying in the restroom.
Apparently, Newport Beach police had just served an eviction notice in response to the owners failure to pay rent..
Those who understand, or have been in business, know there's always more than what meets the eye..and boy did this ever prove to be true.. The next five months was a roller coaster ride. Friends, teachers and associates were leaving left and right, some returned and many others found themselves locked into law suits. None more public than the incident involving myself, Dennis Rodman and the infamous 200 pound crystal .(The true story never made the news circuit yet may be heard in my highlights under "truth be told").
Glenn, the owners of Winston Jewelers did send reporters my way so I may share the truth. I sat down instead of being in the dance video workshop I had paid for, and spoke to channel 5 and 11 (sister stations). Those networks never aired the truth as well I never received compensation for the crystal or classes and commissions owed me..😥 Eight and a half months later, the doors have finally closed for good on this yoga circus. It happened last Thursday night, August 15th.
I've spent and continue to spend a lot of time reflecting on this situation. When you have a wound, it's good to open it, air it out to find out what it's feeding on.
One of the things I feel for me is my previous connection to the media industry. I've spent a good portion of my life making a living in the this industry.. For the past decade, I no longer watch TV and recommend others turn their televisions off as well.. It's not the medium itself that I have issue with but rather how it's mostly used to fuel fear.. Making people feel less than or fearful often causes them to buy things they really don't need. Instead of working through those fears and finding solutions which we are all capable of doing.. Is it irony the lies were spread about me so publicly through this medium; a source I so willingly helped fuel?
Taking time to turn things upside down so as to see them more accurately once again..😋😂🌻💜🌹🙏🦋🦉
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Imagina dónde estarías si no tuvieras #miedo . Sin miedo a perder, sin miedo a las opiniones de los demás, sin miedo a pasar pena, sin miedo a lo desconocido, sin miedo al fracaso, sin miedo a ser rechazado, sin miedo a soltar, sin miedo de estar solo, sin miedo a cometer errores, sin miedo a que se burlen de ti, sin miedo a que te malinterpreten y sin miedo de ser capaz de valerte por ti mismo - Nicky Verd.
Te imaginas? Yo sufro muchos o quizás todos ellos. Gracias a haberme encontrado con cada uno de esos miedos de frente, hoy soy un poquito más libre. Me doy cuenta que estoy un poquito menos paralizada 🙏
Porque perdí y encontré una enseñanza. Porque me criticaron y entendí que yo también critiqué a otros y estoy dejando de practicarlo. Porque pasé pena y logré reírme de la situación. Porque me asomé a lo desconocido y me sorprendió positivamente. Porque fracasé y gracias a eso la vida me llevó a otro lugar más parecido a mí. Porque me rechazaron y noté que yo me estaba rechazando a mí misma. Porque solté y ese espacio atrajo muchas cosas nuevas. Porque me tocó estar sola y aprendí a verme como una amiga. Porque cometí errores y no pasó nada, aprendí a no reprocharme. Porque se burlaron de mí y aprendí a perdonar sin que me pidieran disculpas. Porque me malinterpretaron y aprendí a expresarme mejor y más cariñosamente. Porque ahora confío que soy capaz de valerme por mí misma.
Todo eso sigue y seguirá en proceso, a veces entro en pánico, me paralizo, vuelvo a confiar, me reinicio, respiro 😁 ahí vamos💫 ya le he agarrado el gustico y menos el sustico.
Gracias @gcaribay por alentarme, tomarme foticos tan lindas de #yoga y compartir nuevas aventuras
4 SPOTS REMAINING FOR @cirqfit training in Beirut, Lebanon; September 28/29! This class is for multi-level class designed for aerialists and fitness instructors who would like to teach aerial hoop in a safe and engaging manner. Link in their bio, @skyfitlb! ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #aerialhooptricks