❤️All You Need Is Love!! ❤️ I love, Love & love these 2 acrobats who trust me to capture their stunts. The holiday spirit is alive & I can’t wait to share my favorite Christmas acro photos with y’all. 🎅🏻🤶🏻
acrobats: @highonyoga @murdoc305
I finally got a rod that’s not a broomstick 😂. Clip of my morning warm-up. There is so much to do with this thing! I love it.
I also wanted to share some thoughts with you fine people.
There is a lot of debate throughout the yoga community about what yoga is or is not. It’s very easy to get caught up in a strict mindset. We come out of teacher training and have a set list of ideas about the practice. What is or is not supposed to take place on a yoga mat. Note: I’m not talking about form. Form is extremely important for safety. Rather, I’m referring to the routine.
I learned so much from my teacher, but two of the most important game changers that have always stuck with me are:1)Anything can be yoga asana as long as you set the right intention 2) Question the things I’ve taught you and discover truth for yourself.
I understand that not everyone might agree with me here. But the way I see it is this: Yoga itself is a mental practice. A seeking to realize the purusa as separate from prakrti. The path of yoga deals first and foremost with the nature of the mind and consciousness. Patanjali himself only dedicated three of his yoga sutras to the mention of asana. Yoga as primarily postures is a purely Western idealization.
Asana has evolved with time. There are the earliest ideas of Hatha yoga. Followed by innovators such as Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S Iyengar who furthered the idea of postures playing a key role in yoga practice. Yogis found that mastery of the physical body was linked to mastery of the mind and senses. I have a deep love for traditional yoga but I also realize it’s evolution. Physical exercise is a science and science leads the way for new discovery. So who is the authority as to what can or can not be yoga? Yoga asana for me is strength, flexibility and mobility. My practice and teaching involves ways to improve all of those things. My classes will never be purely traditional. I’m adventurous and innovative. That’s who I am.
Is that to say I don’t have mad respect for yogis who prefer to stick to a more traditional guideline? Hell no. It’s about authenticity. Be you. Teach what resonates with you. [continued in comments].
(Illuminating the Mind)
When addressed skillfully, darker energies can be resolved and transmuted—to become powerful guardians of the dharma, supporting us as we find our way through the often turbulent waters of the psyche. —Lawson Sachter and Sunya Kjolhede, “The Mind’s Dragons”
just know, if we ever have to do some serious work together, I will be awkward, weird, silly or whatever I have to be to lighten the mood, belly laugh multiple times and it may be contagious 🤷🏻♀️ ⠀
everything can always be a little more fun, right ?!
continues with Wild Thing a.k.a. #camatkarasana
. Pictured here is @moraima_cp
our resident yoga instructor & photographer! 🦒
In her own words: “Wild thing is a lot of fun but most importantly it has helped to strengthen my shoulders and upper back. A lot of times when we have tight shoulders they are actually just weak and in need of strengthening exercises. Wild Thing also has the benefit of being a heart opener; keep your breath steady & picture an infinite expansion in your chest.” 🌴
¡Seguimos con #HolidayAsanas
y hoy nos toca La Cosa Salvaje! Aquí esta nuestra instructora de yoga y fotógrafa, @moraima_cp.
Moraima nos cuenta: “Hasta el nombre, La Cosa Salvaje, es divertido 😆 pero lo mas importante es que esta postura ayuda a fortalecer los hombros y la parte superior de la espalda. Muchas veces cuando sentimos los hombros apretados lo que pasa, en realidad, es que necesitamos ejercicios que fortalezcan esa área. La Cosa Salvaje también ayuda a abrir el corazón; mantén tu respiración estable y imagina una expansión sin limite en tú pecho.”
Clases everyday | Clases todos los días
Mon-Sat 8:30AM & 6PM
Sun 10AM & 6PM | The Yoga Loft | #Yoga
“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”
She was born to be free, let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her.
Day 2 of #ChristmasChakras
challenge (I already love my very first challenge 💥💥💥) and the pose of the day is the beautiful Goddess pose ❤️❤️❤️! You can be the Goddess Goddess 😍😍😍, or you can be the Kitchen Goddess 🤓🤓🤓! Or you can have your personal Goddess like Joyze @fake_taitai.
Slide for more ▶️▶️▶️!
The Sacral Chakra, Svadhisthana in Sanskrit is your passion and pleasure centre and it is located in the pelvic area. While the Root Chakra is satisfied with survival, the 2nd chakra seeks pleasure and enjoyment.
The gift of this chakra is experiencing our lives through feelings and sensations.
The second chakra is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection.
The energy of this chakra allows you to let go, to move, and to feel change and transformation occurring within your body. It allows you to experience this moment as it is, in its own fullness.
Affirmations of Sacral Chakra or Sanskrit name Svadhisthana are:
I love and enjoy my body.
I am open to experiencing the present moment through my senses.
I am passionate.
I feel pleasure and abundance with every breath I take.
I value and respect my body.
I allow myself to experience pleasure.
I take good care of my physical body.
I am at peace.
Day 1: Warrior II - Root ✅
Day 2: Goddess pose - Sacral ✅
Day 3: Boat pose - Solar Plexus
Day 4: Wheel pose - Heart
Day 5: Fish pose - Throat
Day 6: Child pose - Third Eye
Day 7: Headstand - Crown .
#instayogi #sacralchakra #chakrabalancing #yogaaddict #passion #chakrahealing #crazysexyyoga #yogini #goddesspose #yogagirl #yogaistheartofliving #yogafun #yogachallenge #igchallenge #igyogachallenge #igyoga #igyogis #yogateacher #igyogacommunity #yogafamily #yogafam #igyogafam #igyogafamily #myyoga #myyogalife #myyogajourney #myyogapractice #practiceyoga #practiceyogachangeyourworld
Единственный способ выйти за пределы смерти – это принять смерть. Тогда она исчезает. Единственный способ быть бесстрашным – это принять страх. Тогда эта энергия высвобождается и становится свободой.
Не противопоставляй ему ничего, чтобы его спрятать. Когда ты ему ничего не противопоставляешь, он просто уменьшается.
Страх будет, но тебе не будет страшно.
Боязнь подразумевает, что ты против страха – ты не хочешь, чтобы он был, а он есть.
Когда ты его принимаешь…происходит магия ✨
#practiceyogachangeyourworld #yoga #yogalove #healthylifestyle
I feel it’s time... to add my name to this profile.
Why did it take so long?
The reason is simple: as said I’m a reserved person with a normal life. I’m not popular and not used to social media exposure. I don’t wear eccentric clothes and I don’t do eccentric things. I’m a mechanical engineer, going everyday to the office, take my kids to school and sport classes. When I started my account my only aim was to feel free to express my artistic side, that is very strong in me, and that I had no chances to let free in my daily life... it was my exit strategy...
Probably I was scared to show my soft/sensitive side and to be judged for being much undressed compared to my daily rigorous -and often black- dressing (but here I’m still more dressed than my beach bikini 😜). I live and am from a rather small town, in Bari province, in the south of Italy. Just didn’t want my image to affect my family in any way. For me I had and have no problems.
Now I feel it’s time 😊 so...
my name is Caterina Patimo! Caterina, italian name, makes more sense now!
but I prefer to be called Katy, the way my family and friends have always been calling me. And you’re my friends.
Thanks for reading this long post 🙏🏻
#virasana #hipopener #split #befree #aesthetic #yogavideo #yogaoffthemat #yogaforall #yogaforeveryone #yogabeginner #beginneryoga #mondaymotivation #restorativeyoga #practiceyogachangeyourworld #yogapractice #flexibilitytraining #leanmuscle #yogaphotography #yogaathome #flexibilitytraining #photographyart #getflexy #yogamotivation #stretching #yogachallenge #yogagoals #ballerina
Non attachment does not mean indifference. It also does not mean just not being attached to things or people. Non attachment means not clinging to fixed ideas, not clinging to the way you think things should be but actually opening to the way things really are. That includes both what’s beautiful and also what’s ugly. And how to hold both. How to open up to the joys of being alive and also to the suffering that's inherent in being in a body.
Come practice! @yogacircledowntown
Tuesdays 7:35pm -Power Flow (Level 2/3)
Thursdays 7:35pm -Power Flow (Level 2/3)
Fridays 6:00pm -Mixed Level Flow
Saturdays 10:30am -Mixed Level Flow
Urdvha Prasarita Eka Padasana - Standing Split
#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogajourney #myyogalife #yogainspiration #yogadaily #practiceyogachangeyourworld #urdvhaprasaritaekapadasana #michaelstoneteaching
Practice makes perfect. Keep showing up, and eventually your body will show off.
I was going to write about flexibility and strength this week, but this morning took an unexpected turn so I chose to uncover and investigate some deeply felt hurts that I’ve left unaddressed.
I read @najwazebian
beautiful post this morning about letting go of hurt and pain, forgiveness of self and other, releases of self and other.
It takes tenacity and courage to forgive. It takes a strength larger than the pain to release. Though it might be easier to rage and cry and act out of vengeance, the person of integrity understands that hurting someone else because of the way you’ve been hurt adds nothing to the world. It only takes away some of its joy.
Today, this week, this next year, I am committed to releasing the grip of old wounds. I am committed to freedom. I am committed to integrity. I am committed to filling the world with more joy and more healing The actions and choices of one human will never deter me from my mission. Let’s lead by example.
What’s your mission this week?💖
#hearthealing #dancerspose #yoga4growth
Live for the moment & the mystery of... Everybody owns a scar
To show us how we got this far
'Cause we are who we are & we'll be who we'll be
Don't ever think you'll take away the fight in me
I want it.
Let’s open our heart ♥️ to this new week!
Happy Monday sunshines ✨.
Today I worked mostly on back bending and here’s a little transition I’ve included into my practice (before doing this I warmed up my body for about 40 minutes).
- the video is a little sped up 🐇-
Backbends used to be my favorite things to practice but since a few months, as I’ve been focusing more on inversions (especially on handstands), I’ve noticed my back became a little less flexible.
Does anyone experienced the same in their #yogajourney
I’d love to hear your thoughts 💭.
Buon lunedì SPLENDORI miei!
Ultima settimana prima di Natale 🎄...Come vi sentite a riguardo?
Io oggi ho sentito la necessità di focalizzare la mia pratica di yoga sull’apertura del cuore, per ritrovare amore e compassione dentro di me.
Nel video un pezzetto della pratica di oggi (velocizzato per farcelo stare qui😊). .
Non vedo l’ora di festeggiare questo primo Natale a casa nostra @ca_corniola
🏡 con le nostre famiglie ❤️ ed Aegon 🐶.
Voi invece come passerete questo giorno speciale?
#yogafam #yogapractice #yogalife #yogalove #vinyasa
#backbending #practiceyogachangeyourworld #yogini #yogadaily #letitgo
#yogacommunity #yogavibes #yogastrong #yogajourney #igyogacommunity #yogaaddict #yogapose #forwardfold #yogaflow
Seeking my invincible summer. 🖤
This truly resonates with me this morning as I return to my day to day life. Thank you @yung_pueblo
This morning, I woke up at 5am and decided to not push away the nudge to practice. Letting go of my fear of change for the better.
Somehow after only a week away I come home and see things so much more deeply. Slowing down makes moments so much more grand. Folding towels this morning and really was feeling them and seeing them. I know this may sound funny but so much I am somewhere else in the moment. Feels great to be in this yummy moment even if it’s a house chore it still is divine work.
Sending so much love to you all. 💓✨🌞 #meditationheals #beherenow #lettinggo
Rise & grind 😘
Week 5 of complexes.
10 double cleans
6 double presses.
When I started and the rounds were 4 I couldn’t finish the last round of presses without a break. Now, with 6 rounds I pushed through (literally) to the end. Feeling proud and strong on this Monday thanks to @sleepingtigerfitness
and dedication. What are you doing to start your Monday off right? 🤗
5 STRETCHES FOR YOUR BACK
sound on for singaporean english instructions!
This is how I stretch and release tightness in my back. Always love the use of block(s) in my practice, and I always say: it’s a good investment!
1. Upper Back 3-5min
Set up blocks in T- Shape: one in between shoulder blades & the other under the head.
2. Lower Back & Body 1min x 2
Lowest height of block under sacrum, pull one knee into chest, keeping shoulders down, then change leg.
3. Lower Back 1-2min
If you can go deeper, start increasing the backbend by adjusting the height of the block.
4. Supine Twist 2min x 2
Drop knees to the side and focus on breathing into the lower back. Keep thighs closer to you with feet and shoulders relaxed.
5. Reclining Butterfly 2min
Just letting the hips open, inner thighs stretch. And just completely relax :)
#foxyroxyyoga #yogaforbeginners #yogaforeveryone
#practiceandalliscoming #yogatips #yogatutorial #practiceyogachangeyourworld #yogaflow #yoga
Monday mantra: slow down.
Honestly, this has been my mantra for the past month or so.
I’m not sharing as much lately, but I’m processing a lot.
It feels like my body is the one communicating.
It’s kind of like slowing down allowed me to turn the radio to just the right station so the message comes through clear.
Then the little inspirational message from my tea bag said,
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” - Lao Tzu
Love little winks from the universe like that. Everything is right on time.
Come move as slow or fast as you need to. One breath at a time.
See you on the mat tonight at 6pm @ddysavannah
New Years Eve Restorative Yoga & Sound Journey
The incredibly talented Madeleine Grace and myself are deeply thrilled to offer a truly beautiful experience to our community this New Year’s Eve.
New Years Eve is a potent time to gather internal resources and reset for a new beginning. Restorative yoga allows the practitioner space to process life experience, release what no longer serves and inspire a new way of being. Sound has the ability to ignite internal healing by harmonizing body, mind and spirit. Journey into the center of Self through this powerful opportunity for inner connection and awakening. With the guidance of yoga facilitation by yours truly and soundscapes @madeleine_acrobadeleine
, fuse the worlds of yoga and sound and embody a holistic experience of recalibration.
, December 31st 7-9PM.
We’re planning to start this New Year off so, so right, and we want your unique energy mixed into the conscious clay of the night. We hope to see you on the cushion then.
Why are you here? 🤔
In sanskrit it's called Dharma or purpose. In Japanese it's called "ikigai" or reason for being. 🙏
We hear it all the time but how do we know what our purpose is if we do realize that we have one? ☝️
More than 5 years ago, I was in what I coined as "concealed depression." 😔
No one knew not even my close friends and family had a clue that I would be angry at God every night for practically everything - my job, my personal life, etc. 💔 -
I was in a constant state of comparing myself and my life to other people's which became detrimental to my well being. 🤢
Little did I know that it was a process I had to go through so I can share a journey that can probably inspire or help people who may be in the same situation. 🧚♀️ -
It started with my daily practice of yoga, self awareness, mind setting and adapting a lifestyle that cared about all other beings. 🙏 -
It may sound like an absolute transformation but I am still "evolving" everyday to refine my answer to WHY AM I HERE? 🤔
This is what I know for sure though, if you are in a challenging situation now, instead of focusing on what else could go wrong with your life, think about what is already right and what you can do to make it better 👍 -
It may be as simple as creating a meal based on the recipes online. Attempting to write a short poem for yourself. Practicing putting on make up from tutorials. 👄
And if you find yourself losing track of time because you have a tiny spark of interest in something again, then it may eventually lead you to your Dharma. 👀
Those small kitchen experiments on making vegan meals led to my advocacy now which is to promote more mindful eating habits and lifestyle. 🥗
Those 5-minute yoga for beginners sessions that I tried before led me to sharing to people that there is a holistic way to achieve what you want based on the lessons of yoga. 👌🏻
If you feel like you are wandering aimlessly, with no passion, no purpose, I probably know how you feel. But I believe you are bound for greatness. Just take one step out of your comfort zone and watch new doors open🤗
Let's make 2019 your best year ever.
Your biggest fan,
Playing with Pincha yesterday and those feet just did not want to come together 🤣🤣🤪
Happy Monday! Let’s dive right in. 💪🏼