#AffirmYourTrueSelf 💙I DESERVE TO BE HAPPY 💙
I deserve to be #happy. Because I choose to be happy...i choose to let go things that make me sad and I live in my little sunny and bright world..full of laughs and smiles..!! Happiness is a way of life...so when you get to choose, choose the right one! Choose your happiness! The prettiest thing you can wear is your #smile ! 🙏💗 Hosts
• They (your students) don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care•
This is something that one of my teachers said during my TTC (and I believe he’s continued to say it to subsequent TTC batches) and I’ve always found that it’s the perfect summary of what being a yoga teacher means: it’s now about showing off how many advanced and flashy poses you know, or about bragging about how much philosophy you’ve memorized. Your students won’t care about that (and actually may reject you because of that) until they know how much YOU care about THEM. Seems simple, but I feel like sometimes this may be difficult to apply to real life, and when the connection is lost, it’s a slippery slope.
My yoga classes may not really be the kind of class you’d join in the Western world. Most of the time there’s no silence. Students talk. We joke. I tease them. Achievements are heavily praised (by peers) with rounds of applause. Fails are also cheered on, as students encourage each other to try again, sometimes spontaneously walking up to somebody else’s mat to help them. .
In a sense, I guess it’s more of what is usually labeled as a “workshop”, than a regular yoga class.
I could probably try and enforce silence, create a more zen environment, and focus on a harder, more strict practice. But that wouldn’t be me caring. That would be me wanting to steer them in the direction of my preference, and I don’t think that’d be useful or necessary. Instead, I navigate their needs adapting my teaching style to the dynamics of the group.
At the end of the day, it’s not really about what fancy poses they learned or not, but about how they experienced the practice that we did together. And I thoroughly enjoy watching them progress and grow closer to each other, like one big yoga family. .
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It's been a while since I last hosted!I'm extremely proud and excited to be hosting alongside two very talented and knowledgable yoga teachers, Milena and Susan! 🎉Challenge Announcement 🎉
Starting in 7 days time!!!
#ElementsOfFirefly running from 22nd - 31st of October.
Do you want to learn #Firefly or #Tittibhasana? Have you always wondered why your firefly might not fly so high or perhaps it's one of your favourites and you want to go deeper? Then join us for 10 days where we will help you build on your knowledge and foundations of this spectacular pose.
We will deconstruct its elements into individual parts, build strength and flexibility to help you learn, refine, or deepen YOUR FireFly!
To participate and be eligible for one of the amazing prizes from our sponsors-
1. Follow and tag all hosts: 🌌 @susanbishopyoga
2. Follow and tag our amazing sponsors: 🚀 @blossomyogawear
3. Repost this poster along with hashtag #ElementsOfFirefly and tag 3 friends to help us spread the word
4. Be sure your profile is set to public, post daily (photo or video) we are not looking for perfection we are looking forward to your efforts and tag all hosts so that we know you are playing along.
5. Spread some love and support in the gallery💕💕💕 Daily Lineup:
Hip openers and hamstring stretches
More hip openers and hamstring stretches
Stages towards Compass pose
Stages towards Elephant trunk pose
Stages towards half fire fly half crow
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#Spoopyoga Day 4 #CamelPose
Not my most impressive pose or hoop combo, but can we talk about how pretty Lilith is? She ripped down the tire swing and is now just jumping and hanging from the rope. Whenever I hoop, she plays. What a pretty lady and what a great way to start our day :) Thanks @hoopyogi
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Anyone who knows me and has followed my practice would know that this pose has been so challenging for me and, reaching this far feels like such an amazing achievement for me.
Bird of Paradise (Svarga Dvijasan) is a standing balancing pose which incorporates hip stretching, hamstring lengthening, core and back strengthening and heart opening.
Tips to get into the pose:
1. Start in Warrior II on the left leg. Bring right leg forward slowly, keeping the bend in the left knee. Bring right arm parallel to left arm. Take left arm and place shoulder under the leg and carry your right arm behind your back to form a bind.
2. Transfer your weight onto your right foot, grounding through your toe mounds and try to keep your toes spread.
3. Keeping your hands locked in your bind, start lifting your body up, using your bind to life your left leg.
4. Find your balance and most importantly, breathe
5. If you can, extend your left leg opening it out to the side and open the chest. (I’m still trying to achieve this final step. Actually got it for a few seconds 😁) Hope the post wasn’t too long. Let me know what poses challenge you and I can incorporate them and my tips to help you.
There was a time when only men practiced yoga. Then a time when women were expected to only do things like the splits and not a handstand. Then of course the time when we didn't have a say in much at all. And slowly through decades voices were found, spoken, and finally heard.
I bow down to all of the women who fearlessly broke through expectations and paved the way (and those that continue to do so). And while I realize the movement isn't gender specific it sparks my inner feminist and I feel the need to share. I'm not as brave in telling my story as many of the people have this week, but I'll find a quiet voice in #metoo
After basically only wearing a uniform or workout clothing for...well a long time, I am finally starting to find my own style. It changes almost daily but I love being able to explore my individuality and mix things up 💋👀👓