You showed up 💪🏼⠀⠀
You came, so what did you come for?⠀⠀
Showing up is the hardest part, so when you get there, don’t give up. Yes, it will be hard. Yes, it will be frustrating. Yes, you’ll probably want to say ‘f it’. You may even ask if it’s worth it.⠀⠀
The answer is yes. It will be all of those things but it will also be worth it, because even if you don’t get the result you’re looking for, you still showed up and you’re getting something out of it. We always get something, even it’s not clear what it is 💛
8️⃣ ступеней йоги⠀
🔑Средства, необходимые для поиска ключа к собственной душе, заложены в восьмичастном исполнении йоги – аштанга-йоги. Первые две ступени – направлены тренировки чистых помыслов. На следующих четырех ступенях, происходит совершенствование личности и обретение контроля над телом – своеобразная подготовка к последующим двум стадиям духовного путешествия для достижения высшего состояния сознания.⠀
⏳«Яма» означает «смерть», и тут речь идёт о смерти эго, оно не должно укреплять и расти. Черты личности, которые надо развивать йогам: такие, как правдивость, непривязанность, предельная сдержанность в проявлениях желаний и гнева и т.п.⠀
⏳«Нияма» — нормы социального поведения, рекомендованные йогам, такие как скромность, чистоплотность, самодисциплина, постоянное изучение йогической литературы. Суть — в увлечённости практикой йоги, без которой не будет заметных успехов.⠀
⏳«Асана» — выполнение удобных статичных поз. Но не стоит ждать, что взятые в отрыве от остальных ступеней, асаны окажут глубокое, целостное воздействие на организм и личность занимающегося.⠀
⏳«Пранаяма» — управление жизненными «ветрами» с помощью в первую очередь дыхательных упражнений. Пранаяма даёт контроль над умом.⠀
⏳«Пратьяхара» — достижение способность «забывать» тело, ограничивать обработку умом поступающих от него сигналов (начальные навыки медитации).⠀
⏳«Дхарана» — сосредоточение ума. Это крайне целительное состояние для любого человека — разгружает эмоциональный фон. Дхарана дарит новое измерение жизни, открывает тайну природы, функционирования собственного ума.⠀
⏳«Дхьяна» — глубокая медитация. Обычно описать опыт Дхьяны можно лишь как «блаженство», т.к. словами сложно описать эти ощущения. Внешне человек, погружённый в Дхьяну, глубоко спит. Дхьяна приближает человека к переживанию его «души», глубже чем ум.⠀
⏳«Самадхи» считается естественным, физиологическим и психологическим гармоничным состоянием человека.⠀
📌Сохраняйте себе, чтобы не потерять⠀
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"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience" - Ralph Waldo Emerson🌿
Finding patience in my practice can be challenging sometimes. I quite often become preoccupied with what the final pose should look like rather accepting and celebrating my current reality. Vashistasana is one of many such poses, even though I see great (although minimal ☺️) progress. ➰
So here's to patience in our practice, and compassion for ourselves. With effort, practice and patience, like nature, progress will be made in all areas of life 💗 Happy (Vashistasana) Thursday everyone! .
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Wheel pose used to be one I struggled with before having the arm strength to lift up into it, but I’ve finally reached a point where it’s easier and where I simply love the feel of it! The lengthening of the spine, the strength of the arms holding you up, the release of the neck, the heart opening ... all of it feels wonderful! 💚💙💚
What poses are the ones you look forward to in your practice?
True colors. I love this page from @natgeo
. It struck me as this is our world. And it’s so beautiful. There is no black and white here. We are all shades in between. There are so many similarities, and I believe they outweigh the differences. We are the same. We are different. To be accepting of both is true love. ⠀
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” ⠀
Jimi Hendrix ⠀
“When you think you need it, the outcome becomes very important. When you the rest in the peace of who you are, when you know you’re going to be ok no matter what, that’s when you’re in the space to receive what it is that you desire.”
on Episode 028 of Dharma Talk
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🕉️ Ripenso spesso alla mia prima lezione di yoga e a quella spiacevole strana sensazione di essere un tronco di pino dolorante🌲 che tremava per la fatica come una foglia al vento😨.🍃🤣😁😂 Eppure interiormente ero piena di gioia e sentivo una leggerezza nuova ed incomprensibile🦋🌻🌈🌟 come se tornassi a casa. 😍❤️ Tante resistenze, percezioni e sensazioni sono cambiate, ma la consapevolezza che non si arriva mai e che c'è sempre da ascoltarsi, capire, imparare e migliorarsi non mi abbandonerà mai. Con la serena accettazione che questo comporta.🌈
In questo cammino ciò che ti arriva non giunge per una qualche magia💫, superpotere👼, miracolo o per una particolare preghiera rivolta a divinità hindū. Ma attraverso una trasformazione lenta e a volte impercettibile che parte da dentro🐣🐛🦋☄️. Il punto di partenza di ogni possibile cambiamento.🎯 Perché il miracolo siamo noi e lo compiamo nel saper usare gli strumenti che il cammino ci offre. 🌟🕉️🌟 #shantisundariyoga #yogabrescia #yogaeverywhere #yogapose #āsana #ekapādaśirṣāsanavariations #parsvabakasana #handstand #happiness #yogaaddiction #freedom #changepointofview #growth #motivation #travellingthroughtheword #arequipa
Oh sweet mornings ☀️
“Sometimes we forget how magical it is just to wake up in the morning. Take a breath. Wiggle your toes and open your droopy eyes. Take a moment. Be present. Give gratitude first.” 🌻
Day 20: Tree Pose
Tree! Another well known asana! This posture strengthens the leg, ankle, & spine; stretches the groin, inner thigh, chest, & shoulders, improves your sense of balance, & reduces flat feet!
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From mountain pose ground into your left leg distributing your weight evenly through your left foot. Take your right foot to your ankle, calf, or thigh (knee joint is a personal preference. We are fine with it, if that’s where you feel most comfortable. Stay mindful of your lifted leg to ensure you’re not pressing to deeply into the knee joint). Hands at heart center, finding your drishti or gaze! Hips squared to the front of your mat, toes of the lifted leg pointing down, externally rotating the hip of your lifted leg. Press your lifted foot into your standing leg, & standing leg in your your lifted foot. Lengthen your spine, pull your shoulders away from your ears, hang tight, & breathe! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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Pa-schi-mo-tta-na-sa-na or seated forward bend. Also one of my least favorite yoga poses, so I make sure to teach it in class (bc I sure as hell don't want to practice it alone at home 😥) I had interesting experience in class today. As usual I started out with a brief meditation. "Check in with your body -- how are you feeling today?" And the student spoke up and asked "What does that mean?" Loved hearing that because 1) ask me things that don't sound right to you 2) it reminded me that we are all at vary levels of contact with ourselves. Beginner students end up teaching us teachers a whole lot. 👨🏻🏫
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It's been raining HARD nonstop since late last night, and I couldn't be happier. 🤗
Rain is my absolute favorite element. 💙
It washes away worries, stress, troubles. It's cleansing and always is a sign of renewal and newness.☔ It couldn't be more appropriate for what's happening in my life right now. .
.Stick with me guys, there is a lot of exciting news coming (again) about what's going on in my life. This rain.... it's perfect. The Universe is really freaking amazing. 🙏💕
with @yogaandchaigirl @bluesuntara @livinleggings @bethanysmithyoga
hosted by @aloyoga @alo.moves
💦 The deep blue 💦
Her power always astounds me.
Calming & restorative.
Fierce & wild.
The best expression of yin & yang.
See you next week Byron, you beauty. 💕
Pic: By the amazing @saxonkent
I have a love/hate relationship with a dolphin pose 😅😅😅
Self-care has become a very lucrative business. Everywhere you look someone is trying to sell you something that will help you be a better version of yourself. Candles, creams, facial masks, so many things, and oh so many different sportswear brands out there at the moment promising better performance, better support, better something ... 🙄 self-care isn’t really about these things though. In reality you don’t have to spend a penny on self-care. Enough sleep is self-care and that doesn’t cost anything (you don’t need silk pillow cases to have a good night sleep). Taking the time to go for a walk or to read your favourite book, taking a bath or exercising (doing yoga in your living room 😜) - those things don’t cost anything. I’ve been using the same old pair of leggings for almost five years to do my exercise, and only last month for my birthday I received a new pair - you don’t need ten different exercise outfits to do exercise. Self-care is really just looking after yourself and finding some time in your busy daily schedule to have a well deserved break. Buying £50 scented candle won’t help you calm down if you don’t know how to sit down for five minutes and breathe. It’s nice to have nice things, but don’t get trapped into thinking that self-care costs. Focus on the time you spend on yourself, rather than the money.
You can find space in your breath, between the inhales and exhales. You can find space physically in postures that you practice. You can find space between your thoughts... space is the place to be 😋
Real life, real time practice, not the most graceful start 🤣 but that’s how my practice looks like at the moment ... just breathing through these new postures that my body is finding, trial and error and all.
Bare with me whilst I figure this one out 🤣🤣
Through my practice I have learnt that my body can only gradually accept certain postures, I have to proceed gently, and with time I have learnt to breathe more easily in more advanced postures such as this King of The Dancers variation you see in the video. Regardless of my flexibility (as you can see one of my sides is more flexible than the other which is normal) I try to focus on maintaining a link between my breath and my body - as my body moves the breath moves, so the breath and the body become one movement and one process. There is a natural elasticity in our bodies that is enhanced as we breathe during our practice - so I always try to focus on my breathing, and I don’t force anything, to me it is much more important to focus on the way a posture and the breath feel like rather than what the posture looks like.
PS I sped up the beginning of this video to try and make all of it fit into one minute.
🕉 Paripurna Navasana
In Sanskrit, “paripurna” means entire, full, or complete, “nava” means boat, and “asana” means pose; hence, the English name: Full Boat Pose. Despite the effort and many actions involved, finding stability in this posture can help calm and align your body, mind, and emotions.
Benefits of Full Boat Pose: •Tones and strengthens your abdominal muscles •Improves balance and digestion •Stretches your hamstrings •Strengthens your spine and hip flexors •Stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands, and intestines •Aids in stress relief •Improves confidence Chakras
Paripurna Navasana helps open, activate, and balance the following chakra(s): •Solar Plexus (Manipura Chakra)
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