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We were never taught how to keep our hearts safe. We learnt from picking up the pieces Over and over again.. . We learn everyday from the people we love the most. These are the ones you give your heart to, or pieces of what's left. Don't be mistaken - it is still your responsibility to keep it safe, not anyone else's. Remember that when all else fails, when your hearts is, again, shattered into a million or more pieces, it is you there, down on your knees, picking up the broken pieces. Remember that you've pieced it back together many, many times with your own hands. Remember that the next time you give these pieces to someone, tell them.. Tell them to be careful with the pieces. Tell them that its been broken so many times and that it is really fragile in every sense of the world. Tell them that it need that much more care, love, and concern. It needs to be consistent, It needs to be genuine And it needs to be honest.. Tell them again, how your hopes and dreams are wrapped within these broken pieces. And how with the cracks, it'll never be perfect. It will always be broke, it will always be difficult to love, but it'll be worth it because you are, even if only to yourself. You are worth all the love that you need even if its difficult and so much more than most people can give But you won't do it You dont believe it yourself How could you ever be worth this much trouble. You'd never believe that somewhere out there someone would fight everything and everyone just to get to you. Just to get in and pull you out someday and make you feel and know that you deserve to be happy Every bit of it, you deserve. They'll fight Even if it means fighting you Helping you put those demons in your head back in their place where they belong. Someday Maybe the demons will fear hear Someday When a thing doesn't work according to your plan, the only thing you need is surrender.. And I surrender to my creator. The universe.. Namaste . . #namaste 🙏🏻 #writerscommunity #writingismyfreedom #yogisofinstagram #motivatite #keepcalm #letitfree #letitgo #kurmasana #tortoisepose #udeservebetter #freesoul #brokenangel #bali #retreat #balilife
Contemplating if I really should have eaten that much?....#hermiethoughts
Taking it slow and steady like a tortoise. 🐢
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Practising PRATYAHARA which means WITHDRAWAL. Drawing my attention back into my body. I can’t think of a more apt symbol for Pratyahara than a turtle withdrawing into its shell. Kurmasana (tortoise pose) is an intense forward fold that shuts out sensory distractions and quiets the nervous system. Your mind and senses pull inward when you experiment with tortoise-like patience in this pose. This pose and Pratyahara brings your mind back from external fixations to inward revelations. For example, take our self-image, how we want to present ourselves to the world. How do I look? How do people see me? How do I want to be perceived? This kind of behavior exhausts a lot of our energy throughout the day. Pratyahara, as a practice, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take care of ourselves or that we shouldn’t embrace beauty. It means to be aware of how much attention we give the outer image and to reduce the energy wasted in creating it. It helps us stay rooted and secure in our own bodies - helps us make conscious choices and decisions. Withdrawal from all external distractions and stay connected to who you are. Practice safe! ❤️ #kurmasana #tortoisepose #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogacommunity #pratyahara #ashtangayoga #iloveyoga #innerpeace #meditation #yogajournal
Salad gang🐢🐢
Kurmasana 🐢 feeling of connecting with your inner world. Teknőspóz 🐢 a belső világodban való elmélyülés... Ez a tartás próbára teszi az erőd és a stabilitásod, valamint az elméd és a tested nyitottságát is. A mozgás során a csípő és a medence mélyéből kell mozognod. Gyakorlás során hagyj időt és teret a testednek, hogy megnyíljon. 🧘‍♀️💚 📸Photographed by @bence_ngy . . . #yoga #kurmasana #practice #tortoisepose #vinyasaflow #mindfulness #calm #strength #flexibility #balance #energy #igyoga #instayoga #yogapractice #fitness #streching #keepmoving #breath #beactive #innerpeace #challenge #withmydaughter #jóga #fitness 💗
Over here like, “Will I get the flu?” because there is one sick kid at home. So: ✅@seventhgeneration disinfectant on errrrythang ✅popsicles and Gatorade for the babe ✅matzo ball soup for babe and mama ✅elderberry syrup as a preventative for mama because I will try anything ✅positive, flexible attitude for mama so babe can rest happy #wegotthis 💪🏽 . . . . #fortworth #fortworthtx #yogisofinstagram #tortoisepose #almost #blackgirlyoga #sistersofyoga
Tips on kurmasana from David Robson 😄 . https://youtu.be/M6F9zp2xsYE . David and Jelena will be at Purple Valley for a 2-week intensive, March 16-29, 2019. Come! . @davidrobsonyoga @vesic_jelena . #kurmasana #tortoisepose #ashtanga #ashtangayoga #primaryseries #vinyasa #sapta
TORTOISE SERIES || leg behind the head with other leg in extension. When I run into regular aquaintenances who follow me on social , they are either enthralled by my yoga postures or find them difficult to look at as they view some of the positions as extreme. I need to explain that this is 20 years of developing my body’s capabilities; strengths, weaknesses and ranges of movement to be able to perform these asanas with a level of comfort and hopefully grace. So The intention is and I hope these pictures show what the body can do with a mindful and committed practise and an attitude towards learning and constant improvement. And if you have zero interest in yoga, then maybe they will just prove to be something a little different to look at. #onestepatatime
Working toward Tortoise 🐢🐢🐢 #tortoisepose #onebodystudios #yogasunday
Kurmasana or Tortoise Pose is a yoga asana. Sanskrit: कूर्मासन; Kurma – Tortoise, Asana – Pose; Pronounced as: Koohr-Mah-Sah-Nah. Kurmasana or the Tortoise Pose resembles a tortoise that withdraws into its shell when threatened or agitated. The name comes from the Sanskrit words ‘kurma’ meaning tortoise and ‘asana’ meaning pose. Practicing the Kurmasana enables you to draw inward and cut out the clutter of the outside world. It will give you a euphoric feeling of connecting with your inner world..... https://www.stylecraze.com SPECIAL THANKS: . . ❤️Model: @missphing ❤️Pants: @dharmabumsactive ❤️Pre-order: @yogabyjoyetc . . #yogabyjoyetc #etccustomerreview #yogapants #yoga #yogaposes #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #yogagirl #yogafit #yogaeveryday #yogapractice #yogaeverywhere #yogaasana #yogatime #yogalife #igyoga #forwardbend #tortoisepose
I’m late again for #giveyourselfasanas . Here’s a throwback to sunnier times, a different country, shorter hair and a regular ashtanga practice. 🌞💁🏼‍♀️ 〰️ I’m a 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢 (cute right?). Otherwise known as #kurmasana . I could probably focus more on lengthening in the front of the body, drawing the chest open and closer to the ground looking back at this image. But y’know I think it’s ok. ✨ 〰️ I bloody LOVE a forward fold and try to do them pretty much every day. If you’re feeling a bit tighter in the hamstrings/backs of the calves (it’s early in the morning and your bones are feeling awkward, you’ve been training for a marathon, it’s winter and you’re feeling creaky, you’re newish to stretching in this way etc etc) BEND YOUR KNEES YO!!!! I cue this over and over again. 🦵 Bend the knees and draw the chest towards the thighs to create length and space in the spine. From here you can work on straightening the legs, without losing this elongation. It feels GR8 and even if you’re pretty ‘flexi’ it never hurts to begin with slightly bent knees and then move in from there. 👌 〰️ This day’s theme was self-reflection. Haven’t had a lot of time for that of late - and also find that an anxious mind can get trapped in circles if you self-reflect too much (oh hey overanalysis) 🌚BUT I’ve got some time this weekend to pause. And to go to class! 🧘‍♀️❤️ Teaching has definitely taken over my own practice right now, so I’m excited to move and flow tomorrow. I also haven’t practiced this asana in so long, I think it’s time to bring it back. 🐢 〰️ Awesome hosts 🎄 ✨@lisaasana@saskia.yoga@eli_lifestyle_@sarka.yoga@lifesjourney.yoga 〰️ Festive sponsors 🎄 ✨@inspiritcollective@chicmoda.sport@narabellabrand@merubeads@re3life@vayumudra 〰️ . . . #littlewaveyoga #forwardfold #tortoisepose #ashtanga #primaryseries #yogabythepool #yogapracticenotyogaperfect #yogateacherbrighton #brightonyoga #sussexyoga #yogaabroad #movementculture #reflection #hamstringflexibility #hipmobility #spinefocus #goinwards #breathe #givemeyoga #ASAP #yogastudent #flowtime
Tortoise pose..... Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.
Holiday lights twinkling, The Nutcracker playing, days shorter, and later night at the studio= self assessment video. It’s all a practice... Vid. Part 1 of 2 #headstand #sirsasana #tortoisepose #kurmasana #boatpose #navasana #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogateacher #keepworking #asana #holidayyoga #yogainversions #yogastrength #yogaselfpractice
Day 52 of 53 Kurmanasana Tortoise pose Like the tortoise, you experience pratyahara in this pose by drawing the limbs of your perception—your eyes, ears, skin, nose, mouth, and consequently your mind—into the shell of the limitless landscape within you. Lisa Walford (photo: @jadefrost_xx #kurmanasana #tortoisepose
#gallerianjoulukalenteri n luukku 5 on eteentaivutus 😊 Ennen kammoksuin tätä kilpikonna-asentoa, koska siitä tuli klaustrofobinen olo: pelkäsin jääväni vangiksi oman kroppani alle 😂 Nykyään tämä on yksi lempiasanoistani, vaikka asennosta pois könyäminen onkin yhä hankalaa ja hupaisan näköistä 🐢 #joogagalleria @joogagalleria #yogamom #yoga #tortoisepose
T O R T O I S E . I always put off trying tortoise pose because I felt a bit afraid . And now it's come my way at YTT... our teacher helped me get into position (I'm not able to go this deep on my own) . I understand why I felt afraid to try it, being in this position feels like a lock down and at first all I experienced was discomfort, feeling stuck and wanting to get out . But I took a few deep breaths, closed my eyes and surrendered... and with that, the feelings of discomfort started fading away as I moved my entire focus into my inner world and found tranquility . . Lesson learned: life is easier when we surrender, trust that things will be okay, and stop fighting against what is happening to us . . My tortoise pose has a long way to go, but I'm proud that I faced my fear with calm 🙏 . . . #tortoisepose #kurmasana #turtlepose #sensewithdrawal #pratyahara #pratyaharayoga #yogaforthemind
Day Four of #BeCreativeYogi is a Tortoise Pose Variation! Or maybe a baby tortoise?! 🐢😋 Anyone want to meditate on my shell? Thank you to our lovely hosts and sponsors! ♥️ Super Hosts ♥️ 1. @ninayoganow 2. @yogamand 3. @beccarez 4. @yogaflw 5. @cassydoesyoga . . ♥️ Amazing Sponsors and Prizes ♥️ 1. @arcfitnessproject ➰ one yoga mat . 2. @yodogyoga ➰ one cute yoga strap 3. @diamondfitusa ➰ one cute outfit 4. @anakielskincare ➰ skin care products . 5. @merubeads ➰ beautiful japa mala 6. @sofico_yoga_handmade ➰ meditation kit and yoga bag . 7. @treelanceyoga ➰ cute tank top 8. @choksports ➰ leggings #yoga #tortoisepose #babytortoise #checkoutmyshell #yogachallenge #animalposes #igyogis #igyogafam #yogacommunity #yogaforhealth #dailypractice #stretch #healthebody #healthemind #namaste
Yoga is a good medicine for sick #tortoisepose #kurmasana #myyogapractice #iloveyoga
Kurmasana. For me it’s an “I love to hate” pose. You? It’s a challenging pose to work toward, and to get into and out of! The very picture of mindfulness. It takes all that yoga is: calm, presence, patience, breath, grace, and the absence of ego. And like everything in yoga, Kurmasana has health benefits: 🧘🏽‍♀️It improves the functioning of the digestive and respiratory systems 🧘🏽‍♀️It relaxes your neck, head, and shoulders 🧘🏽‍♀️It stimulates your abdominal organs and eases flatulence 🧘🏽‍♀️releases tight knots in lumbar and sacrum areas of your body 🧘🏽‍♀️It improves memory by increasing blood flow to the brain 🧘🏽‍♀️ lengthens the spine and opens your shoulders 🧘🏽‍♀️improves posture and is good for those suffering from cervical disorders 🧘🏽‍♀️helps you breathe well and makes your body flexible and toned Kurmasana: love or hate?? . . . #kurmasana #tortoisepose #vinyasayoga #essentialoilseducation #essentialoilsmom #wellnesseducation #chemicalfreefamily #hathayoga #yogaforrealpeople #everydayyogi #meditatingmama #livingwellness #essentialoilwellness #oilyyogi #naturalwellnesstips #thismomentmatters #naturalhealthandwellness #yogainstructor #philly #vermont #chestnuthillpa #burlingtonvt #montgomerycountypa #waterandrockstudio
Kurmasana. For me it’s an “I love to hate” pose. You? It’s a challenging pose to work toward, and to get into and out of! The very picture of mindfulness. It takes all that yoga is: calm, presence, patience, breath, grace, and the absence of ego. And like everything in yoga, Kurmasana has health benefits: 🧘🏽‍♀️It improves the functioning of the digestive and respiratory systems 🧘🏽‍♀️It relaxes your neck, head, and shoulders 🧘🏽‍♀️It stimulates your abdominal organs and eases flatulence 🧘🏽‍♀️releases tight knots in lumbar and sacrum areas of your body 🧘🏽‍♀️It improves memory by increasing blood flow to the brain 🧘🏽‍♀️ lengthens the spine and opens your shoulders 🧘🏽‍♀️improves posture and is good for those suffering from cervical disorders 🧘🏽‍♀️helps you breathe well and makes your body flexible and toned Kurmasana: love or hate?? . . . #kurmasana #tortoisepose #oilymomlife #essentialoilseducation #essentialoilsmom #wellnesseducation #chemicalfreefamily #chemicalfreelifestyle #yogaforrealpeople #everydayyogi #meditatingmama #livingwellness #essentialoilwellness #oilyyogi #naturalwellnesstips #thismomentmatters #naturalhealthandwellness #mompreneur #badasswoman #yloilsforlife #philly #vermont
You all are soo creative! I’m loving all the festive, fun photos from day 1❄️ #wewinterwander . . Today for day ✌️, we are getting unique like a snowflake ❄️ Have fun with it and show us how unique you are 🙌 I tried to create a snowflake shape in #tortoisepose I can’t wait to see what you all come up with☺️ . . . Hosts @smashletics @kt.grant @samanthamilk @romolovesme @awwjoaww @hakuna_asana and me 🙋🏻‍♀️ @yogizee_ . Sponsor @namastefitlife 💙 . . . . #uniquelikeasnowflake #namastefitchicks #namastefitlife #yogaeveryday #yogagirl #yogaposes #yogafun #decemberyogachallenge #snowflake #kitchenyoga #yogascavengerhunt #scavengerhunt #dailypractice #floridayogi #yogisunited #strongyogi #yogainspiration #yogisofinstagram #igyogachallenge #makingshapes #yogashapes #yogaoffthemat #movement #movingoffthemat
The root to all diseases is an unhealthy, unstable state of mind. It’s not the lack of physical exercises nor it is poor diet. It starts with your psychological state. The more you can clear off your mental block, the better off you’ll be. Come practice with me in this beautiful, cosy studio @finebodypilates to uncover what it takes to have a healthy mind ecehhhh ... 🤪 • • #yogagirl #yoga #stopdropandyoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspiration #yogisofinstagram #yogi #hijabiyogini #hijabi #hijabista #almostflexibleyogi #yogaeverywhere #yogateacher #yogini #namaste #yogajournal #practiceandalliscoming #ashtangi #ashtanga #primaryseries #mysoreashtanga #hatha #vinyasa #suptakurmasana #kurmasana #tortoisepose #yogaclass #pilates #finebodypilates
Sound on 🔈, Hilarious!! Dot got a little bit too close to Dash, and Dash didn’t like it. He made a sudden stop and hand signaling Dot to stop following him and go the other way 🤣🤣 • • #sulcataivory #ivorysulcata #ivorytortoise #sulcatatortoise #sulcata #torto #tortoise #gianttortoise #pet #pets #mypet #tortoiseofinstagram #tortoiselover #tortoiselove #tortoiselife #petsofinstagram #pet #turtlecute_insta #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #reptilelove #reptile #tortoisegram #tortoises #tortoiseshell #tortoisepose #tortoiseforum
Yes I have knee problems and need to obstain from any pressure - pure rest is recommended. But I found a way to adapt to my current physical condition. So I'm indulging into this practice of mine - full of handstands, forearmstands, cobras🐍🐍🐍 and boats. Something very interesting happened today 🤓 I can come into this pose with arms on the ground under my knees ( #kurmasana #tortoisepose #upavisthakonasana #seatedwideleggedforwardfold )✌and I felt ✳️for the first time ✳️ that it was feasible to do✅. I came into it quite easily and could hold as long as I wanted - without forcing my body✅ into holding. This seemed tough a couple of months back when I started working on flexibility. I literally felt it (and had to spend so much time on coming into it!) 🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸 I haven't had long practices for about a month - so maybe it happened thanks to muscular memory and well-rested (from stretching) muscles. First time I see real progress in my stretching. So maybe, resting is a really good idea??😉😉 Happy Practice All! I'm so glad there is this community here. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏 🔸🔹🔸🔹🔸 #yogatime #yogadaily #instayogi #yogi #yogini #handstandpractice #chesttowall #yogapractice #practicevideo #yogavideos #yogaaddicted #yogastrong #igyoga #yogaflexibility #yogastretching #flexibilitygoals #igyogalove #yogaprogress #YogaEveryBlessedDay #PracticeAndAllIsComing ✔️ I'm writing this post on the plane (and will post upon landing) - travelling to Thailand for a few days, first time travelling with my yoga mat!☺️
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