Lol oh goodness this picture. It's not pretty. It's not picturesque. I'm sweating, panting, FIGHTING to keep my toes up and my knees planted into my triceps...but guess what, I fricking HELD this pose. And not for .2 seconds. I mean, my feet were held up solid for 7 seconds. And then my knees slipped out and I fell over and sprawled everywhere like a mess. I see so much that I want to improve on with this picture. However, I also really just want to take this moment to revel in the triumph I felt with getting my toes to float for just a little bit! Have I mentioned how much I love yoga?! #yoga#yogahealth#yogi#myyogalife#yogajourney trying to #babycrow#doyourhappything#bodypositive
Love is everywhere. Love is God. We practice yoga to experience God in our reality. And I believe love is the version of it. That should be our goal for all. Even if the journey could be confusing and complicated at times, we all are going to that at the end. And in the physical form love is situated in our Hearts♥️
Words cannot do today's experience any justice as we explored the old Incan Community of Machu Piccu. What a fantastic spot for #DYYBacktoBasics Day 20: triangle pose. The altitude is so unbelievable that I lost my breath just from holding this pose for a couple seconds.
Inversions workshop this Sunday at Invoke. 🤸♀️ Feb junkies is dedicated to strengthening your warrior foundation so you can go upside down with more confidence and less fear.👊 I will offer precise engagement and alignment cues that will build fortitude and self trust. We will open with pranayama to enhance inner vitality 💥 and the willingness to engage in something unfamiliar, within a safe and supportive environment. 2-4:30. Oh, and, bring a pair of socks 🧦 #yogainversions#virabhadrasana#asanajunkies
Spending this grey dreary morning dreaming of sunny days and when my body used to be mine!
Don't get me wrong, I have fallen head over heels in love with every good, bad, ugly and beautiful day of being pregnant.
With that said, between knee surgery and carrying this little joy bubble, I cannot wait for my body to be mine again. To workout as hard as my body will let me. To leave all my worries and frustrations in a puddle of sweat on the floor and have nothing left in me but pure joy and love for every part of my life. I know I have a long journey ahead of me and I am ecstatic for every milestone along the way!
Catching up with days 1 & 2
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Day 1 ✨Warrior Pose
Day 2 ✨Hollowback
Day 3 ✨Splits
Day 4 ✨Toe Balance
Day 5 ✨Inversion
Day 6 ✨Upward Facing Plank
Day 7 ✨Jumping Pose
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“Take a Time In!” When was the last time you did something just for yourself? When you gave yourself permission to be with yourself with no distractions. If you are like many people your answer may very well be never. These days any chance we have to be alone is filled with our “have to’s” like cleaning out emails, checking FaceBook and Instagram, catching up on office work, or completing even one of those many things on your growing to-do list.
What if there was a way to turn those “have to’s” into enjoyable, even inspired moments?
As davidji, my mentor and teacher would say, “Take a Time In!” This is what you need so that you can be at your best and be your authentic self.
Try practicing a 5-minute TIME-IN right now. Get comfortable wherever you are, not if you’re driving though! Sit in silence with your eyes closed and just watch your breath.
Take a Long Slow Deep breath in.
Watch the breath as it moves into your nostrils, observe it as it moves into the back of your throat, into your chest and into your belly.
Now slowly gently release the breath.
Feel it move from your chest to your throat, and release through your nostrils.
Follow your breath In and Out.
If you drift away from your breath to a thought, sound, or physical sensation, gently remember to come back to your breath.
Remember that having thoughts is OK and we all have a new thought every 1.4 seconds.
Slowly open your eyes. After connecting to stillness and silence, you are calmer, more aware and perhaps smiling as you think about the next item on your list.
About the author - Jim McDonell teaches Meditation and is certified through the davidji Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training program. Jim is the Business Manager for Essential Ayurveda.
Cannot wait for this 🤗 Benjamin has a great vision of bringing the powerful benefits of yoga and mindfulness to more young people in Wales. As someone who is familiar with mental health issues and has experienced how much of a difference these simple activities make, I am fully supportive! You'll have fun, learn some easy techniques to combat stress and anxiety and meet some beautiful souls 🙏 What are you waiting for?! Let me know if you'd like to join us, I would love to see you there! @rosieglowyoga @wellbeing1stwales