A while back, my oldest and dearest friend said to me “It sounds like you’re focusing a lot on your third eye chakra, but how’s your heart?” The exact chakra I gave myself a stick and poke tattoo of on my left wrist, yet had neglected the most. Little did he know - he sparked a journey of deep and painful, yet immensely rewarding healing. Ever since I have focused on my heart, everything else just comes naturally.
Yesterday was rough. After a wild journey on the astral plane then being shocked back into reality by my alarm for work, I cried. I cried while making breakfast, I cried at work, I cried at lunch. Lucky for me I am blessed to have a boss who understands me, who let me leave an hour early so I could grieve in peace. I went straight home. I sobbed the ENTIRE way home. I felt I was drowning in pain, and I didn’t even have a specific reason why. And that’s okay. I just allowed it to flow through me, knowing that in the morning I would feel lighter and more free. I went straight to bed and took a three hour nap then got up and took a nice hot bath, then did some yoga. And guess what? This morning, I felt lighter. So here I am. Raw, unfiltered and free, with a heart (and shoulders) more open than ever before.
#yoga #realtalk #grateful #gratitude #pincha #yoga #free #forearmstand #upsidedown #yogalife #yogalifestyle
“The practice of yogasana for the sake of health, to keep fit, or to maintain flexibility is the external practice of yoga. While this is a legitimate place to begin, it is not the end… Even in simple asanas, one is experiencing the three levels of quest: the external quest, which brings firmness of the body; the internal quest, which brings steadiness of intelligence; and the innermost quest, which brings benevolence of spirit.”
-B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
Are you interested in learning a multitude of ways to connect deeper with your spouse, bestie, lover, sibling, or just a fellow human being? ...well here is you opportunity to begin (or continue) your acro yoga journey. Explore the amazing synergy and healing power of acro yoga and partnered exercise this fall at Hot Yoga Wellness.
Meet your instructors Niko & Hue!
Niko Sofianos is a certified yoga, acro yoga and fitness instructor, former competitive gymnast, and passionate mover who brings a solid foundation of acrobatics conditioning to every acro yoga session. He is the founder of a musical movement culture called FIT HOP and can be followed at @niko_spartist_sofianos
Hue Nguyen is a certified yoga, acro yoga, and yoga therapist. She is a former national level competitor in sport aerobics and true lover of all movement. Hue offers a unique balance of strength and mobility to every acro session and can be followed @huenguyen111
They will be teaching the acro yoga primary series with some spice. Welcome to our Studio!
#acroyoga #hotyogawellness #hotyogawellnessconcord #hywconcord #hyw #yogastudio #yoga #namaste #breathe #balance #yogalife #peace #wellness #meditation #health #torontoyoga #toronto #yogapractice #yinyang #torontoyogastudio
✨Today is the Autumn Equinox, or Mabon, the day when the darkness catches up to the light and night begins to equal day. The sun sets earlier from here on out, temperatures begin to drop, outside play lessens and inside reflection and cozy time increases. We are halfway between the winter solstice (the longest night of the year) the summer solstice (the longest day of the year). For today, we have perfect balance.
The Sun also enters Libra today, the zodiac sign represented by the scales, the only sign not represented by a living thing. Scales=Balance. It is no accident that Libra rules this entrance into fall. She understands the need for rest after a busy and fruitful summer. She knows in all things there must be balance.
Do you see a trend here?
With work and perseverance, at the harvest we are able to reap the fruits of our labor. The scales were once used to weigh the crops after harvest. Beer and wine were released from their barrels and feasts were celebrated to honor all the work that it took to bring forth such bounty.
My favorite Libra tale involves balance of the heart and a feather. In order to gain entrance to the kingdom of gods, afterlife, heaven, one’s heart had to be in balance with the feather—which represented truth.
As we enter the darkness of the year, we will be faced with a lot of shadows. We inevitably have to do a lot of soul and inner work during this dark time of the year, both literally and figuratively. It is important that our heart remain in balance with our truth. The sun is not around as much to provide sustenance. We must find it inside, in the dark. It is a magical time of figuring out your dreams, your purpose, your path, what lights your inner flame. Your personal power source. The fall and winter is the yin. And then come spring we use the spring equinox to gain momentum again in the doing, the yang.
Take this time to restore, to take stock in what you’ve reaped and make plans for what you’d like to do in the future. You have worked hard. You have perhaps also played hard. Now is the time to reflect and make sure your heart stays in balance with your truth. It’s important to find the balance.✨
Day 22 of #YogaFeels
pose or #bakasana
I think this is the first arm balance we all give a try in our yoga classes. As a student is exciting to finally be able to do it, it gives you a sense of strength and boost your confidence to try other arm balances. As a teacher I love seeing my students when the nailed it the first time, even for a few seconds, their face of excitement reminds on my first time and how the journey and excitement never ends.
Since this is my "see you later Mexico" challenge, I decided to post this pic by the amazing Pablo Cruz taken at Mexico's City downtown.
First timer to one of the Hong Kong’s largest health and wellness festival event - IRIS: Your Escape ☀️My today’s experience won’t be this perfect and fruitful without my like-minded good friends who workout with me 🧘🏻♀️🙏🏻 #outdooryoga #yogalife
La puerta del amor, de las relaciones hermosas y satisfactorias, la puerta de la amistad, la puerta de los sueños, de los viajes, de las las metas por cumplir, la puerta del servicio, del dar y entregar, la puerta de la buena vida de la alegria del disfrute y la plenitud, la puerta de la abundancia...
porque la duda, la incertidumbre, la postergación, la pereza, la falta de fe, la pérdida de esperanza, las justificaciones... vendrán a ti por montones cada día.
Si tienes un sueño ese sueño te busco a ti porque sabe que a través de ti se puede manifestar. Tu sueño te sueña a ti y está ansioso porque puedas revelarlo al mundo tangible. ¿Cómo hacerlo? 👉🏻 CERTEZA.
Si tienes que tocar mil puertas, mil puertas tocarás, y la puerta se abrirá.
Nos cuentas? Qué puertas en tu vida están abiertas gracias a que tuviste certeza? 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻💜
#meditacion #meditar #coach #coaching #mentesana #felicidad #prosperidad #frases #frasesquemotivan #frasedeldia #hooponopono #espiritualidad #yogalife #yogaquotes #bienestar #reflexiones #namaste #positivismo #positivo #frasespositivas #pensamientos #mujerholistica #hoponoponolover #piensoenpositivo #yopiensoenpositivo #consciencia #coachenespañol #reflexiones #sabiduria #optimismo
TRUNK SHOW: TODAY! • WHEN: 9-12 TODAY (Saturday, September 22)
• WHERE: Scout Coffee on Garden St in SLO
• browse pre-made malas
• browse entire Monkey Mala inventory
• create custom mala kits
• place custom mala orders
• get help completing your mala!
This is an open event! No pre-registration necessary. All pre-made, hand-tied malas are $78. All custom mala orders are $78. All mala kits are only $30! (If you don’t know how to tie a mala yet, don’t worry, we have more workshops coming up soon! (Cash, credit cards & Venmo are accepted.) Bring your birth date, exact time & location if you’d like a brief, complimentary Vedic Astrology birth chart with any purchase. ✨🌿🌙
Buenos días💋Si los días son malos o buenos depende de ti. Vinimos a aprender, inevitablemente viviremos momentos dolorosos, desagradables o incómodos. Son sólo oportunidades para crecer y aprender, para cambiar. Cosas que se limpian de nuestro inconsciente y de nuestra herencia, que se manifiestan afuera. Siente lo que te pasa, exprésalo, llora y grita si duele y luego échale la pelea a esa mente que enjuicia y separa, y a la baja energía de la pena y la rabia. No pienses y si puedes, no digas nada. Como tu reaccionas el evento, es vital parar que no se vuelva a repetir 🌻#felizprimavera #felizsabado #sabadodulce #sabadomiamor #amarestodo #yogainspiration #yogapractice #yogaworld #yogalife #instalover #doglover
Look for a reliable brand when you buy Copper items. Cheaper alternatives could be mixed with metals that are harmful to your health. There have been instances of copper pipes being mixed with lead.
🤑 “Vou fazer medicina por dinheiro!”
Sem julgamentos e respeitando muito sua decisão (afinal cada um sabe de si), eu queria só te levar uma reflexão, num papo de amigo, pra gente pensar melhor nesse ponto, beleza?!
É claro que medicina hoje é uma das profissões com melhor retorno financeiro. E por isso, muita gente pode optar por ela. Natural, ok. E vc, meu amigo, foi um deles. Escolheu med por dinheiro. Passou no tão sonhado vestibular, enfrentou altos e baixos na facul e de repente, se tornou médico. Como ganhava muito bem, vc foi trabalhar em um Psf no interior e nos finais de semana ainda dava plantão.
No 1 mês, foi muito cansativo, mas quando vc se lembrava do dinheiro. Dava aquela energia pra continuar! Quando ganhou o primeiro salário, só alegria! Saiu comprando tudo o que tanto almejava. Os meses foram passando e o stress e o cansaço iam batendo, vc odiava estar ali, acabava não atendendo seus pacientes da melhor forma possível, sempre botando atestado, péssima relação com seus colegas de trabalho... mas no fim do mês, com o salário, vc pelo menos, dava uma animadinha
Mas com o decorrer do mês, toda fadiga, angústia, chateação com a vida voltavam. E o ciclo se repetia. Com o passar do tempo, vc foi percebendo que não tinha mais tempo para cuidar de si, viajar, curtir. Pq vc acabou lotando a agenda para conseguir ganhar ainda mais dinheiro. E o ciclo ia se repetindo. E a acomodação ia tomando conta e vc se esqueceu de algo primordial na medicina: o senso de RESPONSABILIDADE com o outro. Vc se esqueceu que existe inúmeras vidas (com grandes histórias, amores e afins) que precisam da sua atenção, dedicação, AMOR (porque sim), mas vc tá tão saturado de tudo e visando tanto o dinheiro que deixa passar as maiores e melhores consequências da medicina: o aprendizado com o outro, a gratidão e, inclusive, o dinheiro que vem sem peso, com facilidade, por estar fazendo algo que realmente te faz bem, principalmente, como ser humano! .
Pode parecer algo poético o que estou relatando. Mas não é. Eu apenas copilei, de forma breve, a realidade que muitos colegas tem enfrentado hoje em dia. Uma medicina rasa, que perdeu a real essência. 😥 até qdo?
On a lazy lazy Saturday evening.. a sudden wave of energy and I complete 30 suryanamaskars.!! Was quite a deal for me.. Happiness is your toddler imitating you 😂
While doing my breathing exercises, I felt the sweat roll down my neck and I had an evil laugh cause I remembered "Sweat is fat burning" 😜😂 #lazysaturday #fitnessfun #yogalife #exerciseswithbaby
Last few chances to practice with me before I’m off for some traveling:
Monday 9:10am OPEN @jivamuktinyc
Monday 5pm Jivamukti yoga @alonewyork
Tuesday 12:15pm @mindfreshco
meditation class @alonewyork
New schedule coming when I return!
💗see you on the mat
Takhle jsme zdravili slunce na Srí Lance... a zítra nás čeká pozdravů 108 🌞
Pojďme společně vzdát hold Slunci a jeho energii u příležitosti podzimní rovnodennosti.
Sestava 108 kol pozdravů slunci nám dopřává unikátní možnost prohloubení jógové praxe.
108 kol pozdravů slunci má výborné detoxikační účiny na celý náš organismus.
108 energeticky významných míst našeho těla se propojuje v jeden, získáváme jednotu a celistvost ve fyzičnu i spiritualitě.
Kdy: neděle 23. 9. 2019
V kolik 18:00 – 20:00
Kde: Studio Yogaholick, Slavíčkova 522/5, Liberec
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pojďme společně proplout od fyzické praxe k meditaci, od jedné ásany ke druhé, od dynamiky do klidu, od mnohého k jednotě. Neznáte jednotlivé pozice a jejich sled?
Nevadí, vše si nejprve ukážeme a pak se pustíme do vlastní praxe společně.
Celkem 9 sérií, kdy každá je oddělena krátkým odpočinkem, každá série obsahuje 12 kol pozdravů slunci. Samozřejmě nás v závěru čeká zasloužená řízená relaxace. Lekce vhodná pro začátečníky i pokročilé, pro muže i ženy.
Pro každého bez rozdílu pokročilosti nebo fyzické kondice.
#yogaholick #liberec #libereckykraj #turnov #igerscz #liberecgram #pozdravslunci #suryanamaskar #suryanamaskara #sunsalutation #cesko #jóga #yogatime #yogalovers #yogagram #instayoga #yogini #sunset #srilanka #srilankatrip #yogalife #yogadaily #dnescestujem #dnessportujem #joga #asana #sun #beach #yogaeverywhere
Rainy day vibes and a BIG congratulations to my handsome fella, @hacienda_tx.
HE WROTE AND PUBLISHED A POERTY BOOK📖🖋😍💕!!! It is so good, y'all.
Being an artist is relentless, hard work and this man, my man, uses all his spare time and resources to bring poerty, life and art into this sometimes cold world. I owe him my endless thanks for constantly reminding me that even our greatest achievements were at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and I know all this unrest continues to push us forward towards bigger and better things. As people, we will always gravitate towards that which we, secretly most love... I've even changed my lesson plan in yoga teacher training today to focus around this very concept. Embrace your affections, whatever they may be. Happy Autumnal Equinox and if you get a chance go show Rene some love on his page❤!
Saturday’s are for making soups, aren’t they? I’m in soup mode in a major way right now. Craving all things warm and nourishing. This #dairyfree
“Creamy” Cauliflower soups is made with a few simple ingredients and it’s super easy. Accessorized with a sprinkle of Za’atar and some micro greens (optional) it’s super cozy and really satisfying 😋link in bio 👆🏻
These last two days I’ve had this crazy energy! It’s like I want to do all the things and take a nap while drinking coffee! 😂 Is there something going on with the moons/planets?! Do you pay attention to this stuff and if you do .. do you have any cool apps I should know about? -
Also, I can tell it’ll be a BIG handstand practice today and tonight I’m going to my first Oktoberfest! 🍻 (Random, I know .. I blame the crazy energy 🤪)
Happy Fall Equinox🍂🍁!! .
Thanks to these amazing women we created so much magic this morning! They went through 108 Sun Salutations gracefully af!! The feminine DIVINE energy was so authentic & I’m so appreciative of that!! S/o to my bomb ass co-leads @yogasihnuu
for supporting flow & holding space alongside me this morning!! Thank you @Athleta
Georgetown & Community Lead Tiffany for the opportunity! .
Sending you all Love&Light on this beautiful first day of Fall💫
Sitting in a chair may sound very easy and comfortable ! But when you sit on an imaginary chair, it could be quite challenging. This asana is all about sitting on that imaginary chair. Utkatasana translates into an intense or powerful pose. This asana is also called the Chair Pose, the Powerful Pose, the Awkward Pose, and the Fierce Pose.
Utkatasana, Chair Pose, Fierce Pose, Hazardous Pose, Lightning Bolt Pose, Wild Pose in which the knees are hips-width apart, the knees are bent, hips are back, chest is forward, and arms are above head, in line with the ears.
You need just a little bit of determination to stay longer in the Chair Posture
Note: Consult a doctor before beginning an exercise regime
Strengthens : Vertebral column, Thigh, Calf, Ankle , Calves
Stretches: Thorax, Shoulder
Duration: 30 – 60 second
#utkatasana #yoga #asana #fit #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgirl #fitnessfreak #fitstagram #fitspo #fitnessmodel #yogainspiration #yogagirl #health #healthfull #healthfullstore #healthylifestyle #healthy #healthylife #instafit #instagood #instagram #yogalife #yogafit #yogagram #instalike #instafollow