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  • How spontaneous are you? Does your heart leap and truly go with the flow? Are you free spirited ! I realize that I tend to be generally more cautious as I determine every action with its consequence unfolding like a dramatic story in the chambers of the mind😂. However these past few days in Montenegro encouraged me to be more spontaneous and playful 💕 With the patient encouragement of @ashvinder_kaur and @dblexander , I managed to swim in the dark waters of the Kotor bay at 2am under a full moon starlit sky- something that I have never ventured to do! So I ask the question- how freely do we all live and love? How spontaneous can we be to live life a little! Of course most of us organized folks will find this quite difficult and challenging. I realize everyday that it can actually be a lot of fun, not to plan, not to over think of every move, not to build high walls! Given that every choice comes with consequences, here’s to living life to the fullest and making wiser choices and having a little spark of unexpected joy on the way. What about you? Are you a naturally spontaneous person. Leave some advice, a comment perhaps on how I can be more impromptu and unrestricted in my daily choices ? 📸 @dimasfrolov Outfit @lululemonme
  • How spontaneous are you? Does your heart leap and truly go with the flow? Are you free spirited ! I realize that I tend to be generally more cautious as I determine every action with its consequence unfolding like a dramatic story in the chambers of the mind😂. However these past few days in Montenegro encouraged me to be more spontaneous and playful 💕 With the patient encouragement of @ashvinder_kaur and @dblexander , I managed to swim in the dark waters of the Kotor bay at 2am under a full moon starlit sky- something that I have never ventured to do! So I ask the question- how freely do we all live and love? How spontaneous can we be to live life a little! Of course most of us organized folks will find this quite difficult and challenging. I realize everyday that it can actually be a lot of fun, not to plan, not to over think of every move, not to build high walls! Given that every choice comes with consequences, here’s to living life to the fullest and making wiser choices and having a little spark of unexpected joy on the way. What about you? Are you a naturally spontaneous person. Leave some advice, a comment perhaps on how I can be more impromptu and unrestricted in my daily choices ? 📸 @dimasfrolov Outfit @lululemonme
  • 515 47 13 hours ago
  • Peace out summer! ✌🏼✌🏼 Until next year...
Currently headed home from the beach to prepare for our first day of school Monday. 😭 I can’t say I’m ALLLLL tears, a little routine in my life makes me happy. 😁 And it also means pumpkin spice is in my near future... 😍 Who are my fall lovers out there??? 👂🏼
P.S. the ocean/sunset go PERFECTLY with Blue Haze @aloyoga! 💙😍 #sponsored
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Photo: @maddiesmith1015
  • Peace out summer! ✌🏼✌🏼 Until next year...
    Currently headed home from the beach to prepare for our first day of school Monday. 😭 I can’t say I’m ALLLLL tears, a little routine in my life makes me happy. 😁 And it also means pumpkin spice is in my near future... 😍 Who are my fall lovers out there??? 👂🏼
    P.S. the ocean/sunset go PERFECTLY with Blue Haze @aloyoga! 💙😍 #sponsored

    Photo: @maddiesmith1015
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  • This is a handstand. This is not advanced yoga. It’s not yoga at all, actually.
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That’s not to say handstands aren’t yoga, because they certainly are and can be. Let me explain: This posture wasn’t part of a serious, larger practice in service of sadhana. Quite the contrary it was performed for the exclusive purpose of a photograph. Peak spiritual!
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But that hasn’t stopped Instagram culture from propagating the bullshit nonsense that shitty gymnastics is somehow advanced yoga. It’s not.
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Understand there is no hierarchy in asana, no system of more or less advanced or spiritually refined poses.
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A handstand practiced without a searing, clarifying inward gaze is just shitty gymnastics and moves you no closer to the true purpose and work of the yoga. The same is true of any posture.
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So take heart if you can’t perform all the plainly ridiculous postures you see yogabros performing on this and other platforms, because they could be assholes while you’re doing the real work of the practice in Child’s Pose.
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Wearing @tenthousand.cc. Use “JRYOGA” to get 20 percent off.
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#sponsored #betterthanyesterday #handstand #handstandtraining #yoga #ytt #menatyoga #mensyoga #yogaguys #handstandpractice #advancedyoga #vinyasa #yogalove #inversions #yogapose #yogaposes #yogachallenge #yogasana #yogapractice #mensfitness
  • This is a handstand. This is not advanced yoga. It’s not yoga at all, actually.
    .
    That’s not to say handstands aren’t yoga, because they certainly are and can be. Let me explain: This posture wasn’t part of a serious, larger practice in service of sadhana. Quite the contrary it was performed for the exclusive purpose of a photograph. Peak spiritual!
    .
    But that hasn’t stopped Instagram culture from propagating the bullshit nonsense that shitty gymnastics is somehow advanced yoga. It’s not.
    .
    Understand there is no hierarchy in asana, no system of more or less advanced or spiritually refined poses.
    .
    A handstand practiced without a searing, clarifying inward gaze is just shitty gymnastics and moves you no closer to the true purpose and work of the yoga. The same is true of any posture.
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    So take heart if you can’t perform all the plainly ridiculous postures you see yogabros performing on this and other platforms, because they could be assholes while you’re doing the real work of the practice in Child’s Pose.
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    Wearing @tenthousand.cc. Use “JRYOGA” to get 20 percent off.
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    #sponsored #betterthanyesterday #handstand #handstandtraining #yoga #ytt #menatyoga #mensyoga #yogaguys #handstandpractice #advancedyoga #vinyasa #yogalove #inversions #yogapose #yogaposes #yogachallenge #yogasana #yogapractice #mensfitness
  • 2,762 59 15 August, 2019

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  • Day Six: Bennu Bird in my twenty years of yoga practice and my 500 hr ryt this has never come up. It really is mythological. Bennu is said to mean “rise” or “shine” and that this bird’s cry marked the beginning of creation and of time making it the god of time where hours, days, nights, months and years were derived. Interesting. And I am still catholic ✝️ #jesus .
🦅🦆🐥🐧🐔🐦🐤🦚🕊🦜🦢#BirdsOfAFeatherWERKtogether we have partnered with the ommmazing @WERKshop to give you 7 days of feathery fun!
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🕊So ruffle those feathers, and join us as we take flight exploring the different bird shapes this practice has to offer! 🕊️Hosted by:
@limberginger
@clarissa_mae_
@cassandra_mccoy
@silver_cloudss
@moonchild.yogini
@tommasina_yogini
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🕊️ Sponsored by:
@WERKshop
@Liforme
@Malaprayer
@KnockAround
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🕊️Pose Line Up:
Crow ✅
Pigeon ✅
Heron ✅
Flamingo or Bird of Paradise ✅
Pincha or Peacock ✅
Bennu Bird ✅
Eagle
*Any and all variations, or modifications are welcomed!

#teamwerkshop #igyogafam #yogachallenge #yogachallenges
  • Day Six: Bennu Bird in my twenty years of yoga practice and my 500 hr ryt this has never come up. It really is mythological. Bennu is said to mean “rise” or “shine” and that this bird’s cry marked the beginning of creation and of time making it the god of time where hours, days, nights, months and years were derived. Interesting. And I am still catholic ✝️ #jesus .
    🦅🦆🐥🐧🐔🐦🐤🦚🕊🦜🦢 #BirdsOfAFeatherWERKtogether we have partnered with the ommmazing @WERKshop to give you 7 days of feathery fun!
    .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    🕊So ruffle those feathers, and join us as we take flight exploring the different bird shapes this practice has to offer! 🕊️Hosted by:
    @limberginger
    @clarissa_mae_
    @cassandra_mccoy
    @silver_cloudss
    @moonchild.yogini
    @tommasina_yogini
    .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    🕊️ Sponsored by:
    @WERKshop
    @Liforme
    @Malaprayer
    @KnockAround
    .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    🕊️Pose Line Up:
    Crow ✅
    Pigeon ✅
    Heron ✅
    Flamingo or Bird of Paradise ✅
    Pincha or Peacock ✅
    Bennu Bird ✅
    Eagle
    *Any and all variations, or modifications are welcomed!

    #teamwerkshop #igyogafam #yogachallenge #yogachallenges
  • 5 1 6 hours ago
  • I haven’t been posting very much lately.
I’ve been busy taking a lot of classes with a lot of different teachers☺️ I’m loving it 💕
  • I haven’t been posting very much lately.
    I’ve been busy taking a lot of classes with a lot of different teachers☺️ I’m loving it 💕
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  • Sirsasana Yoga - Godrevy Cornwall UK 🇬🇧
  • Sirsasana Yoga - Godrevy Cornwall UK 🇬🇧
  • 14 2 6 hours ago
  • Expandirme es un acto incómodo, se denotan todo tipo de pensamientos de inadecuación cuando me quiero estirar, ya sea emocional o físicamente. 
Es cuando aparecen preguntas en mi cabeza que me quieren boicotear, como: ¿Quién se cree que es para querer brillar, expandirse o crecer?.
Pero entiendo que el #Universo me hace sentir incómoda no para molestarme, si no para que logré expandirme, para sacarme de lugares en donde no pertenezco, o donde no voy a tener un crecimiento personal.
Yoga NO solo es #Flexibilidad, pero si he aprendido algo al momento de las asanas de estiramientos, porque me duele elongar en ciertas ocasiones, hay momentos en que logro estirar un poco más el músculo y me surge incomodidad, pero por eso practicó #Ahimsa, y hago lo que puedo. Pero los logros ahí están, se dan poco a poco. Así mismo pasa con la expansión personal. El Universo me recuerda que vaya por más, la vida es limitada en tiempo que no me gane el #Miedo, así le doy la #Bienvenida a la incomodidad que se llama #Crecer. Porque en #Yoga trabajo dentro del #Mat y el resultado lo veo reflejado en mi vida.

Día 0️⃣3️⃣ #InternacionalYogisOfMystery #ArmBalance #LizardPose #YogaChallenge #Yogini #YogaAddict #TattoGirl #MoonGirl #Gypsy #UtthanPristhasana
  • Expandirme es un acto incómodo, se denotan todo tipo de pensamientos de inadecuación cuando me quiero estirar, ya sea emocional o físicamente.
    Es cuando aparecen preguntas en mi cabeza que me quieren boicotear, como: ¿Quién se cree que es para querer brillar, expandirse o crecer?.
    Pero entiendo que el #Universo me hace sentir incómoda no para molestarme, si no para que logré expandirme, para sacarme de lugares en donde no pertenezco, o donde no voy a tener un crecimiento personal.
    Yoga NO solo es #Flexibilidad , pero si he aprendido algo al momento de las asanas de estiramientos, porque me duele elongar en ciertas ocasiones, hay momentos en que logro estirar un poco más el músculo y me surge incomodidad, pero por eso practicó #Ahimsa , y hago lo que puedo. Pero los logros ahí están, se dan poco a poco. Así mismo pasa con la expansión personal. El Universo me recuerda que vaya por más, la vida es limitada en tiempo que no me gane el #Miedo , así le doy la #Bienvenida a la incomodidad que se llama #Crecer . Porque en #Yoga trabajo dentro del #Mat y el resultado lo veo reflejado en mi vida.

    Día 0️⃣3️⃣ #InternacionalYogisOfMystery #ArmBalance #LizardPose #YogaChallenge #Yogini #YogaAddict #TattoGirl #MoonGirl #Gypsy #UtthanPristhasana
  • 2 0 6 hours ago