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Teacher training open house is on Wednesday, February 6 at 4 p.m.
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My January goals and intentions were set around cooking. Attempting to learn to like cooking, to get better at it, and to challenge my notions of what I can do in the kitchen.
I took that challenge on the mat for my yoga teaching theme this month as well: if you treat your yoga class like a recipe, what happens?
This is what we’ve learned:
1. The recipe is important. The order and steps that you take to open the body and strengthen the body will adequately prepare you for deeper or more challenging postures.
2. Skipping steps in the recipe is like throwing food in the oven without preheating it - it’ll turn out bad for you (if not now, in the form of injury in the future).
3. Doing advanced postures without mastering the basics is like cooking with shitty ingredients. It won’t end well.
4. Unlike cooking, the end product is actually the least important part of your time on the mat. Much more important is the process you go through to get there.
One more week left of cooking in the studio - come play!
Tonight - 7pm @spirityogastudios
Friday - 9am @spirityogastudios
Tuesday - 9am @spirityogastudios
Wednesday - 7pm @spirityogastudios
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Good morning! Are you ready for a great day?
Yoga safety 🤔
There’s not much talk about safely performing asanas on here - just more show and tell.
When teaching language is so important. A friend of mine attended a class of a well respected teacher, who instructed the words “push through the pain” in backbends!!!!!!!! For someone who is quite new to yoga followed the teachers instructions and now has a back injury!
There’s debate, if you can instruct and not show anything you are a good teacher. I think otherwise, a teacher should be able to perform the asana to know how it feels in the body, what muscles are being engaged and if required to show people how to get into the asana, you’ll be a bit stuck if you can’t actually do it. Then there’s argument you must be hands on to be a good teacher and not stay at the front of your mat. In my opinion, there are too many hands on teachers trying to adjust people with no idea about the complexes of the body, and just want to push and pull you until the asana looks perfect. I received a semi dislocated shoulder last year by a teacher doing just that, pushing me into a position I wasn’t ready for and I could actually do.
Yoga is supposed to be a journey. Build foundations before trying to achieve more complex things. Even in the trapeze. The trapeze can be a more “funner” way to approach yoga but at the end of the day, it’s still a yoga class. If people do not have the strength, I personally will not be teaching things to just make it entertaining and allow someone to fall on their head. We are dealing with a complex thing, the human body needs to be understood, and they only person who can truly do that is you.
Oh I love using chair to do yoga!😍especially do wheel pose!! Different feeling👍🏻can do many poses!!Try for sure!!!
🔷This time we look at how to use a YOGA CHAIR :: What you say? Chairs are for sitting - who uses them for yoga? YOU! (Well, hopefully, after you read this tutorial 😉). I have used chairs in classes with every level :: from beginners to advanced practitioners alike! There is something for everyone here!
You can buy a designated ‘Yoga Chair’ but they can be pretty expensive. My yoga chairs are just retro-fitted vintage folding chairs from a card table set. I removed the back cushion for more versatility.
▪️ This is one of my favorite uses for a chair so I have a ton of ideas! Notice in my pictures that you can use the chair in a lot of different directions. Feel free to use a blanket to cushion the metal bar.
2 WHEEL VARIATIONS
▪️In the first, you use the chair legs to help you press from the ground - super useful if this is a challenge for you or your students! In the second, the back of the chair acts as support for your upper back. ‼️ Notice that my feet are on the legs of the chair. this keeps it from tipping over so is VERY important!
▪️I show 3, but there are loads of other ways you can use the chair as a tool to get into the pose or as a support for body weight to fly without full weight bearing.
▪️The chair is an excellent way for new students to be supported in standing poses & for ALL students to gain better alignment.
▪️ Notice again how versatile the chair can be in enhancing your folds! Leaning over the back rail of the chair helps to lift the hips to create more space.
▪️💤 Use the chair to elevate the legs or support the body weight in plow or shoulderstand
🔷 Ok, that should give you a few options to play with! Be curious & creative. Adding a new prop to your practice can keep it fresh & help your body adapt in new ways
❤️ Let me know what other props you want ideas for! Save the posts
Pl⬇️ For outside observers, sometimes yoga seems so f*** serious, so that from the outside, it may seem that there is no space for fun. However, it is surprising, that the more seriously we treat the practice, the more enjoyable and joyful our everyday life becomes. Just what usually torments us, we learn to let go in practice. Only then we can call this practice #meditation
Dla postronnych obserwatorów, niekiedy joga wydaje się tak cholernie poważna, że z zewnątrz może się zdawać że nie ma miejsca na zabawę. Zaskakujące jest jednak to, że im poważniej traktujemy praktykę, tym przyjemniejsze i radosne staje się nasze życie codzienne. Poprostu to co zwykle nas męczy, uczymy się puszczać w praktyce. Wówczas taką praktykę jogi możemy nazwać #medytacja
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Interested in learning more about hand balances? Join @markdas
here at #VikasaYoga
19-22 Feb for a 4 part workshop series! Open to all levels!
Checkout the breakdown of this exciting workshop!
Workshop 1 | The Handstand Trinity - Discover how to get into a handstand accurately, stay in it confidently, and get out safely. Explore exercises for injury prevention, learn how to develop strength, build trust, and make friends with your inner monkey.
Workshop 2 | Arm Balance Ancestry - Embrace a systematic approach to unlock a wide range of arm balances. Learn about the foundational components and explore arm balances from a movement perspective. Gain an understanding of how each arm balance naturally progresses into the next.
Workshop 3 | The Movement Matrix - Explore non-linear movement patterns and learn how to efficiently transition between different inversions.
Workshop 4 | The Handstand Revolution - Experience the sense of freedom unique to hand balancing. Learn a variety of handstand entries, holds, and head positions. Develop the ability to continuously evolve your practice. To join, it is recommended that you are able to kick up into a handstand against the wall.
For more info or to signup, click the link in our bio or visit https://vikasayoga.com/vikasa-workshop-series-the-art-of-balance/ .
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"We rise by lifting others."
I love the mornings, that's why for the longest time I taught Body Pump classes at 6am because you have some much day left ❤ But after I retired from teaching, I would end up hitting snooze 2 or 3 time, whichjust makes you groggy. 😴 I mean, if no one was waiting on me, why not just push my workout till later (or the next day)?
When I started working with a coach (and a sisterhood of other amazing women) and found out most of them would "virtually" check in on each other every day, I was in awe. THIS was exactly what I needed. A team of women waiting for me to SHOW UP.
Not only did this push me to show up for them, but I also showed up for MYSELF. 💪
So if you've been looking for SUPPORT and a community of other like-minded women (who will help you SHOW UP for yourself), drop your favourite emoji below. ✨
Bali Asthanga Yoga Retreat with Denisa Sengerova! Denisa will be in Bali May 6-19, 2019. It will be amazing! 🙏🏻🧡More information ➡️ https://www.shala.cz/bali
Now mangoing down with tip toe pose :) in flip flops.. well one flip flop. 😊
- How do we recognize the Doshas?
The qualities of Vāta are: Dry, Light, Cold, Rough, Subtle, and Mobile.
The qualities of Pitta are: Oily, Sharp, Hot, Light, ‘fleshy-smelling’, spreading, and liquid.
The qualities of Kapha are: Oily, Cold, Heavy, ‘clay-like’, and stable.
How we see or interpret these qualities is part of the subtlety and assessment practices of Āyurveda.
Which qualities seem to predominate in ourselves? How do they affect our health and our lives in positive or negative ways? Which qualities are predominating in the foods that we eat? These are the kinds of questions that we would look to in Āyurveda.
Want to know more about the Doshas? Link in bio to check out Tantrika Blog’s latest entry.
For Lakshmi Rising graduates:
300 Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is coming up from June 2 - 29, 2019 held @thesanctuaryattworivers.
Use the code YOGALOVE when registering to receive $108 off of your tuition fees. .
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Yoga é uma corrente filosófica com preceitos que a humanidade está muito carente. É fundamentado por oito passos de transformação. Estes passos são descritos como a "Árvore do Yoga", são eles:
Yamas - são as raízes, preceitos éticos. Como você se relaciona como os outros e com o mundo.
(não violência, verdade absoluta, não roubar, conservação da energia, desapego)
Niyamas - é o tronco, código de conduta. Cuidados com o alinhamento e purificação do próprio ser.
(purificação, contentamento, disciplina, auto-estudo, entrega)
Asanas - é a força e estabilidade dos ramos, práticas físicas. Posturas corporais que promovem bem-estar, conforto e estabilidade.
Pranayamas - são as folhas e sua capacidade de absorver a energia. Prática e controle da respiração.
Pratyahara - são os botões das flores, conservam a energia para desabrochar no futuro. Técnica de retenção dos sentidos.
Dharana - é a força canalizada para o florescimento. Técnica de concentração.
Dhyana - é a fragrância das flores. Meditação.
Samadhi - é a doçura dos frutos. É a grande iluminação, o objetivo do Yoga.
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This looks different for everyone. What is on your road to happiness? The human experience asks us to engage with all sorts of different feelings. This is part of the fullness of life, part of the gracefulness of life, part of the expansiveness of life. Feeling it all - the good and bad - is on my path.
A practice for container stretching: Journal about every “bad” emotion and un-bad them. You might find how much you have been judging yourself, how much you have been fragmenting yourself, how much you have been creating separation and discord. These are parts of yourself that are asking for attention. Inner children acting up because they need attention, want love, want to be heard and seen. These little children are not bad, they will continue to do their thang if we don’t acknowledge them, their use, value, divinity and right to be there. Remember, self care is the best care. Read more on my blog here: www.juliandevoe.com/blog #seekthetruth
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Janusirsasana aka head-to-knee-pose
But please don’t focus on getting your head to your knee! Let your goals in the asana be:
🌟 to continuously open hip of bent leg
🌟 to continuously lengthen spine from base to crown of head
INHALE = lengthen spine
EXHALE = open hip + fold forward
* think inching forward like a caterpillar: slow and steady!
🔹 Pictured here is my ‘good side’.
With how I sleep and sit, my left hip is way more open than my right.
🔹 Swipe left to see my ‘bad side’.
Notice I use a block under my knee to support the leg and prevent any twisting in the knee (never a good thing - knees don’t twist!).
After a number of breaths in the asana, I will feel my hip open and eventually remove the block. 🙏
Warm and flexy hamstrings? Place at block at the sole of your foot to have further to reach. ✌️
PS. The sloth is holding a heart that reads ‘Take your time’. How cute is he?! ☺️
has brought me so much joy this past year! Even when dealing with extremely challenging & exhausting obstacles, I have this little splash of color to look forward to and to appreciate. I am blessed! Thankful for this amazing tribe and community! 🦋🌈
What can we say... we really love our logo!! Forever thankful to @danyalee
for making our 🦋 come to life. Of course we blame you for all this #flowandflyswag
🌈 We can’t get enough ✨
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🔥💯💦Flow & Hang with Nic and Court is tonight. Come to @courtney_sturm
‘s 6PM Power, hang out at @vault_bar
after. Can’t make it to class, no worries. We still want you to hang. See you tonight.
The biggest obstacle to doing anything is the perception of time.
Making celery juice is so easy — and it really doesn’t take much time — but it’s the steps and the perception of how long those steps will take.
So how do we correct our perception so it’s reality?
ONE - you could time yourself. How long does it take from getting the celery out to cleaning the juicer. Depends on how much you juice but for me to juice 5 bunches, it took me 16 minutes. Try other things, like those push ups or stretching, or whatever it is you keep wanting to do but keep putting off because “you don’t have time.”
TWO - sometimes time is an excuse for fear. “Feel the fear and do it anyway.” Believe it or not, humans self-sabotage A LOT. Because what if they do what they said they we were going to do and IT WORKED?! What will people think? Who might we upset? People might think we’ve changed.... with this one, you just gotta weigh it. Which do you want more? To feel good? Or to keep the peace with others who might be jealous of your success?
THREE - be honest. Reframe your excuse and label it correctly. Did you really not have time? Or did you choose to do something else? Or maybe you just didn’t want to? Maybe you chose to watch Netflix instead of make your juice or do your pushups. Be honest with yourself and let go of the story that keeps coming up.
Because the truth is, we make time for what’s important to us. And everything else gets pushed aside (on purpose). 🌟
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🤱 Hey, I’m handstanding here!
👶 Hey, I’m eating Goldfish crackers here!
🐶 Hey, you guys be careful!
Yoga-Mom life... A whole new kind of flexibility and play, isn’t it??
Tag your mom friends for a laugh today 😂
when least expected
wake and shake me
from sleeping through
the good news of knowing
I’ve come full circle
and now choose
peace and love
over doubt and defensiveness
Thank you, Ubud
for your quirky sense of humor
and thank you for asking
I still want to be here
I see the wisdom in your welcome
#fullmoonfeels #wildheart #welcomehome #jetlagged
We cultivate happiness by practicing Present Moment Awareness. Mindfulness of the present moment produces happiness. It frees us from the past and the future. It allows us to experience the present, a time few people ever experience, a foreign country few people ever visit.
Master Hsuan Hua says that when we are angry or sad, we are “taking a vacation in hell.” His point is that only we can send ourselves into misery; no third party, no god, sits in judgment on us.
His use of the word “vacation,” is not only humorous but also enlightening: nothing is permanent, not even anger and sadness.
So our first job every morning is to cultivate happiness in order to insulate ourselves from the dharma realm that lacks those qualities.
We cultivate happiness by practicing Present Moment Awareness but happiness alone cannot insulate us from falling into the tenth dharma realm. A church-going, animal-killing, gun-loving, war-monger bigot may be happy. But those who engage in mean-minded activities have no mindfulness.
Thus we understand that the cultivation of happiness requires the cultivation of mindfulness. Acts of cruelty are easy for those who lack mindfulness because they see animals or foreign people as being “others” who are outside their scope of caring.
Nothing is outside the scope of caring for those who are mindful.
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According to emerging research, we're better thinkers when we're feeling awe. I feel like I’ve become living proof of this phenomenon.
In 2015, I boarded my first plane in 15 years. Traveling had never been accessible to me, mainly because I just never made it a priority. I had hundreds of excuses, no money, no time, too much work etc. Since I took that first step four years ago to make exploring a priority, I felt a shift in the core of my being.
Panoramic views, brilliant colors in the skies, remarkable human interactions, great works of architecture, art, and music—they all have the power to evoke feelings of awe. Despite their differences, each of these things defies the scope of our day-to-day experience, challenging our comprehension and even our sense of reality. In contemplating them we may feel small, insignificant, and yet incredibly connected with the world around us, in touch with something greater than ourselves. Time seems to expand as we are immersed in the present moment, detached from our normal, mundane concerns.
Awe also has different visceral effects than other positive emotions. Most positive emotions are arousing, engaging the “fight-flight” sympathetic nervous system to help us actively pursue our goals. But awe has the opposite effect, reducing sympathetic influence on the heart and keeping us still—which suggests that awe’s function does not center on moving toward the material objects or people we desire but staying present in the exact moment we occupy.
There is a magic to that. ✨
Nella pratica Yoga, diventiamo consapevoli della nostra tendenza a trattenere tensioni emotive in diverse parti del corpo, tuttavia le anche meritano particolare attenzione in quanto associate in modo intenso al bagaglio emotivo di ognuno di noi. 🧘 Qual è il rapporto tra simbologia e anatomia di questa zona così importante del nostro corpo? Scoprilo nel nuovo post sul nostro blog! E per aiutarti a “sbloccare” le tue anche, noi di Chandra abbiamo selezionato cinque asana che ti aiuteranno in questo scopo. Scopri tutti i tips per eseguirle al meglio, link in bio! 🙏🌙🧘💓Namaste
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