My internal dialogue: "How hard can it be to do a headstand on a paddle board? I do headstands all the time! ...Okay, so far so good. Just prop your feet up...Nice! This is easy. Just gotta straighten the legs out...aaaaannndd NOPE. Plug your nose! Fffffffffuuuuuuuu"
I have cellulite. I have a bit of a tummy. I have love handles. I have worry lines, etc. Working out + practicing yoga consistently has helped me to feel healthy, but still I have things that need “improvement”. A few months ago I would be hyper focused on these things, saying “I hate my legs, I’ve been doing X,Y & Z to change them but it still doesn’t look good” or asking others “can you notice ___ in these shorts/shirt?”. Saying I love these things about my body is a lie, because I don’t love them. I don’t look at them and say “omg, YES! Cellulite is my favorite. I wish I had more”, but I no longer hate these aspects of my body. I’m learning each day to just be okay with them. We all have things we don’t like about ourselves, but why? Why are we so hard on ourselves? Because more often than not, other people do NOT care. And if they do, then surround yourself with better people. Eventually I think I’ll learn to love every aspect of my body, but until then I’m okay with being okay with it. Thank you body. 🙏🏽Thank you for allowing me to do all the amazing things I want to do, but still giving me so much space to continue expanding. I am grateful for you. 💛
#Oahu #hawaiilife #hilife #podcast #yogisofinstagram #holistichealing #yogisofinstagram #body #bodyimage #slowly #building #a #better #mindset #slowlybutsurely #building #a #healthier #me #loveyourself
Noon Vinyasa with Sammi
6 pm Hatha with Sedona
New 7:30 pm class begins in Oct!
Life gets boring if you constantly look at it from the same perspective. Change it up. Keep it Fresh. 🙌🏻
June 17, 2016 🦋 September 19, 2018 🎶 tunes by @differentsleep
("Next Time I See You")
and I have something brewing for you @yogainspirednj
The space between where we stand and where we want to be is often measured in fear.
Fear energy is so elusive and effective at stopping us in our tracks. We call it procrastination. We call it perfectionism. We say we don’t have the time or the energy or the right tools. We don’t know enough, we’re not good enough, not …you get me.
Letting fear stop us is certainly an option, we’ve all done it. How about practicing the opposite, for far more interesting results? Lean into our fear by doing what scares us as much as is humanly possible. Then attune our curiosity to what happens along the way. Leaning into fear will bring knowledge, growth, and more opportunities!
Song: Royals @walkofftheearth
#yoga #headstand #headstandvariation #partneryoga #ffear #practiceandalliscoming #yogaeverydamnday #igyogis #igyoga #shakti
Working on a #headstand
P.s. this song pastel pain by @londrelle
is empowering as hell!
It was her habit to build laughter out of inadequate materials. ~ John Steinbeck~
Playing outside with some headstands and forearm splits (not photographed). Doing yoga outside my house not in a studio always makes me a bit self conscious. I live in a very close neighborhood so sometimes I get nervous. I’m really proud of myself for stepping outside of my comfort zone to be able to listen to the sounds of the bugs, breathe fresh air aaaaand listen to the marching band practice down the road 😂✌️ •
#yogini #yogaoutside #deckyoga #headstand #onebreatheatatime
Después de acompañar a mi hijo en su desfile aca en Viña y caminar 4 kilómetros acompañandolo como cientos de papás, vale la pena así les juro que es así, un #sirsasana
a la vena jajaj patas pa arriba y deshinchar los pies.
I had one of those moments in class the other day where I surprised myself. I went to kick up for my headstand away from the wall (which I’ve never been able to do without assistance so I didn’t think I was going to get up) but I kicked harder than I was expecting and almost went all the way up and over. I was able to catch myself and hold it for a second before coming back down. It’s one of those moments that’s hard to describe but I was so excited because I didn’t think I would ever be strong enough to do that on my own. I didn’t realize how much stronger I’ve gotten and can feel my hard work really starting to pay off. I’m also starting to get rid of some of the fear that has been preventing me from really trying any inversions. I know it’s still a process and I have a lot further to go, but I’m looking forward to seeing what else I’m capable of. I took this video after class so I was pretty tired but I wanted to document my progress. I know it doesn’t look like much, but the fact I can hold myself up away from the wall, even if it’s just for a few seconds, feels like a big step for me. I think it just goes to show that you are so much stronger than you realize and capable of doing so much more than you think, if you really put in the time and effort. Don’t ever let fear hold you back. I can’t wait to see where I go from here 🤸🏻♀️
Nothin' like a little change in perspective to shift it all 💚