T R I K O N A S A N A
Trikonasana, triangle pose, is amazing for aligning the legs and freeing up any tension in the spine. In sacred geometry, the triangle symbolises harmony, balance, and grace. Here's some alignment tips to help you find balance in the bod so you can mirror those sensations of equanimity in the mind:
1) With the front foot facing forwards, press into both the ball of the big toe and the ball of the little toe to activate the arch of the foot and create a solid foundation.
2) Check that the front knee is inline with the leg to protect the joint.
3) Engage the thigh of your front leg to bring stability to the knee joint, if you tend to hyper-extend you may want to keep a slight micro bend in the front knee.
4) The back foot is at a 45 degree angle. Press into the outer edge of the foot and engage the whole leg to maintain integrity in your foundation.
5) Balance the pelvis so that the back hip isn't shooting up high into the sky and front hip drooping down too low. Activated legs will help keep the hips as level as feels good for YOUR body.
6) Keep the upper body in line with the legs. If this means you lift the torso higher and reposition the hand to the upper shin rather than the foot or toe, EMBRACE THE CHANGE ✌️ 7) Shoulders stacked on top of one another so heart space is open and free.
8) Activate the core and lift up with your top arm as you look towards the finger tips.
9) Try to keep the chin close to the shoulder as you look up to activate stronger neck flexors rather than straining micro muscles at base of skull.
Have a play around with those for starters. Any questions drop a line below and we can work on your pose together 🙏🌞
October 15, 2014 the day I made the choice of life over death. Sobriety vs Alcoholism. Today I celebrate 4 years without a mind or mood-altering substance entering my body. If you know me, you know I don’t like sharing this part of myself publicly. However, this is for people wrestling with an unhealthy relationship with drugs or alcohol. I want you to know that I understand how overwhelming the choice can seem. It took me three tries for sobriety to finally stick, but I can assure you that once the choice is made and with the proper support from a community of like-minded people, that life on the other side is so much more enriching. ⠀
I was hesitant to post about this milestone because there is a negative stigma attached to someone in recovery. Hence my silence on this topic, but I want to be an example to people that someone who is sober can be trusted, can live a fulfilling life, and can be successful. And If you had no idea that I was sober, does this new information impact your idea of who I am? Hopefully not, but I understand if it does. My sobriety is such a monumental part of who I am, it is so deeply tied into my moral fiber that I feel it’s only appropriate to share about it publicly. If not to inspire, then to stoke a conversation around the topic of social complacency⠀
From my point of view, and this isn’t always the case, but drugs and alcohol are tools used to keep our society numbed, checked out, and uninvolved. Our drinking culture is normalizing alcoholic and addictive behavior. The fact that so many abuse alcohol and drugs (including prescription pills) to be more social is alarming. Think about parental drinking culture (drinking while caring for children), sip and spell, yoga and booze, company events serving booze, Open bars at weddings, free drink tickets as raffle prizes, the number of alcohol or pharma sponsors at sporting events…etc. One of the first things offered in social gatherings is alcohol. Honest connection with other humans is hard and it might seem easier to numb and hide behind the substance, but the connection is way more meaningful and pure when it’s a sober one. Being sober is difficult, its brave, and it’s responsible.
On Sunday it’s my birthday and as another year draws to a close I begin to reflect and look back over what’s been • what I’ve learnt • how I’ve changed • and where I am now 💫💫 I never followed the plan my parents had for me, the plan I set out, the conventional education route, the expectations of my peers, or the targets my employers wanted 💫
I took a huge detour. A path I never thought I would travel and a path I wouldn’t want anyone else to 💫
It wasn’t ideal. It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t perfect. But it got me to here today. 💫
The struggles i faced have taught more than an degree ever could. I now know what brings me meaning, purpose, connection and love. Dragging myself through the dark mud of my teens and 20s have moulded me body, mind and spirit to me today, at my healthiest and happiest 💫
No longer do I give myself expectations or even consider following one of someone else. I show up as I am, flawed, messy, imperfect and live using my heart to lead my head because she’s never given up on me. ever. ♥️ #thingsilearnfromyoga #practiceyogahealyourworld #heartopener #myrecovery #embracethegloriousmessyouare
EN/RU 🔸 TO BE GROUNDED 🧘🏾♀️ What does it mean?
We often hear this expression, but not everyone understands it.
So basically it means “to be present”.
When we are not grounded, we kinda live on autopilot. We are not here in the moment. We are living our lives without really living them. Most of the time we concentrate on future tasks or regret about past events. We are too much distracted by fussy world around.
When we are not fully present in the moment, our lives become a sequence of endless responsibilities without feeling sincere happiness.
When we are grounded, we are aware of every moment of a day and our role in it. We pay attention to our relatives and friends, we appreciate their presence. We feel the beauty of the world and feel vibrations of nature.
When we develop trust to our lives and consciously participate in living, we become grounded. We don’t react with strong emotions on this world, we just consciously reply from the calmness.
Are you grounded?
БЫТЬ ЗАЗЕМЛЕННЫМ 🧘🏾♀️ Что это значит?
Мы часто слышим это выражение, но далеко не все понимают его.
По сути это означает «быть в настоящем».
Когда мы не заземлены, мы будто живём на автопилоте. Мы не присутствуем в моменте. Мы живем без реального проживания своих жизней. Большую часть времени мы концентрируемся на будущих делах или же сожалеем о прошлом. Мы слишком отвлекаемся на суматошный мир вокруг.
Когда мы не присутствуем полностью в моменте, наша жизнь становится лишь чередой бесконечных обязанностей без истинного ощущения счастья.
Когда мы заземлены, мы осознаём каждый момент нашего дня и свою роль в нем. Мы внимательны в нашим родным и близким, и благодарны их присутствию. Мы ощущаем красоту окружающего мира и чувствуем вибрации природы.
Когда мы развиваем доверие к жизни и осознанно принимаем в ней участие, мы становимся заземлёнными. Мы не реагируем бурными эмоциями на происходящее, мы просто осознанно отвечаем из состояния спокойствия.
А вы заземлённые?
#navetnaya_aboutyoga #begrounded #consciousliving #happinessisachoice #yogaoutside