Day 3 ~ #backtoschoolbasics Yoga Challenge. "You don't grow in your comfort zone." Do you realize our kids step out of their comfort zone every year they start at school? Every time they join a new sports group? Meeting new teachers/coaches and making new friends. We have the comfort of going to work everyday and seeing the same friends we have for years. When is the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone? When is the last time you did something for the very first time? Standing Forward Bend and Half Standing Forward Bend. Forward bends lengthen your spine calming the nervous system and releases the fight or flight mode. I know you haven't joined this yoga challenge because it's out of your comfort zone, even though it benefits you and your kiddos. Only you can decide when stepping out of your comfort zone will be worth it to you. But I guarantee that yoga is worth it. Check out @simplyamandap for a moderation to support your hamstrings!
I think it's safe to say that the past 6 months has tested just about every emotion I have 😲😭😃🤔😔😡😬😦😱😫 . ☠Closing the doors on my massage business was one of the hardest/ complicated things ☠Stress and anticipation of what the future holds ☠Losing my uncle who was the closest Father figure I had in my entire life ☠Heartbreak over family issues . Through it all I have this overwhelming feeling of hope and eagerness for what's N E X T. As challenging obstacles keep popping up into my life, I find myself consistently working on ME. Digging deeper into PD 📚, relying on God, helping others in areas I've already been through, practicing more yoga and being mindful of what my thoughts are so I can journal about them. These all fill me up so I can keep being the best Mom, wife & friend I can be . You don't have to have your ish 💩 together or have all the time in the world to be happy. Focus on the blessings instead of what's not going "right". After all it's not o u r plans it's G o d s plan #godsplannotmine #christianfaith #womenempoweringwomen #powerfulwomen #whatsnext #iamembrace #yogahealsthesoul #workingoutismydrug #blessedmom #blessedbeyondmeasure #enjoythejourney #embracethestruggle #behumble #bethelight
This is how I feel after leading a children's yoga class 💓🌼🌸🏵🌻 It brings me so much joy to know that I have brought some peace, calm and fun to little people's lives. I'm looking forward to teaching my Wednesday classes today! If you have a primary school aged child, bring them along to our 4:30pm class at Active Mind Body, Caringbah. Link in Bio. #yoga #thatyogafeeling #feelgood #bliss #thingsthatmakemehappy #yogahealsthesoul #happywednesday #childrensyoga #yogaforkids #staryogaforkids #staryoga #activemindbody
You are the sky; everything else is just the weather. - Pema Chodron. For Tuesday evening 6:30 Sattva Flow with Kristie and 7:45 Y12SR Yoga for 12 Step Recovery with Dania. #jcyoga #jerseycity #jerseycityyoga #jcheightsyoga #jcheights #sattvaflow #y12sr #yogaheals #yogahealsthesoul
Eagle pose 🦅. Set your gaze #dristi above your horizons. Squezzz you inner thighs and press your elbows one into another to create compression in the lymph nodes. 👈🏼these were some alignment queues for the pose. To me, eagle pose is so representative of our live, when it sometimes gets challenging and can twist us from all different angles, but regardless how challenging it may get we can always find some softness and some peace, we can practice faith in the process and that even challenging twists can pass, we can just simply breathe... 🙌🏼 🙌🏼 🙌🏼 #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogateacher #yogapreneur #enterpreneur #abundancenow #yogastudent #yoganyc #yogadmv #thepowerofnow #yogawisdom #yogahealsthesoul #yogapassion #lovemyjob ❤️ #iamenough #lovemyself #selflove #selfcare #xyw #abundancemindset #lisanichols #marisapeer
Day 2 ~ #backtoschoolbasics Today is a double pose! The first two in Sun Salutations. Mountain Pose - stand with your feet parallel, toes forward. Deep breath in as your being your hands to heart center. Feel your feet grounded on the floor. Grounding helps you, and your child feel safe and balanced. Exhale. Upward Salute- inhale as you reach your arms above your head to upward salute. This stretch helps relieve anxiety and fear. Today, we will be reading a book about making new friends, other feelings we can use our breath to help us, and stretching it out on a rainy day! Watch my story for details ♥️ can't wait to see your poses today! Don't forget to check out @simplyamandap for example and instruction as well!
Felt good to finally roll my mat back out..body went through a drastic change and currently still is! Yesterday was the first day I finally had the strength mentally and physically for it! Letting this be a fresh start to a new journey!
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.... . . . . . . Love urself first 💕🌸 . . #yogapractice #yogahomepractice #loveyourself #yogaposeoftheday #headstandvariation #excusemybananaback #yogaeverydamnday #yogaforlife #yogahealsthesoul
Yoga is the space where flowers blossom #yogamagic #yogamagic #yogateacher #privateyoga #privateyogaclass #privateyogateacher #yogasadhana #morningsadhana #yogahealsthesoul #santoriniyoga #santoriniyogaretreat #santorinisecrets #santoriniexperts #santorinilove #santorinigreece #santoriniyogaholiday #santoriniwellness #santorinistyle #🧘♀️ #🙏 #🕉 #🏵 #yogashchittavrittinirodhah #yogafrateful #yogapeace #yogalife #yogagrateful #wonderful_santorini
This fly gym workshop will always have a special place in my heart ! A beautiful young lady had a breakthrough and I got to be apart of it, we all did. My heart is still swollen, I'm tearing up thinking about it. Thanks ladies you are all amazing keep believing you can do Anything I mean Anything you want or dream @crayola_byrne @mrs.lauren.ahart #flygym #flygymworkshop #trufusionsummerlin #trutribers #aerialyogis #believeinyourself #breakthrough #yogaheals #turnicantintoican #yogasetmefree #yogahealsthesoul #yogahealstrauma #cbdawareness #cannabisheals #cervicaldystonia #tarlovcyst #chronicmigrainewarrior #chronicpainwarrior #yogimedic #yogateacher
Forgiveness... . Lately the word forgiveness kept popping into my head. We need to remember that life is much like a classroom, think of it as school. We’re all here for our own specific journey and that journey can have bumps and all sorts of learning experiences. When we hit those bumps and make what we sometimes think are mistakes, we always shall remember to forgive ourselves and that there’s a valuable lesson behind every bump that we can embrace to move forward once we forgive. We are never too old, we are just always learning! . It took me awhile to forgive myself for some paths I have taken but I realized the only person who can make me happy is, well, ME! . Take a few moments today to express forgiveness to yourself or another. Use the SvaBhava Mudra (wings of the heart / essence of the heart) below to seal this forgiveness into your heart space. This mudra combines the qualities of embracing yourself along with a feeling of your own words beyond our human attributes. . ✨ Much love to you and keep sparkling ✨ . #mindfulmonday #forgiveness #selfhealingpower #energyhealing #yogahealsthesoul #svabhavamudra #wingsoftheheart #essenceoftheheart #sparkleon
MONDAY VIBES 💗 Nicht’s ist entspannender als das anzunehmen, was kommt. • Danke liebe Lisa für deinen wundervollen Post😘 • #repost @lisastampfer • #tayofashion #fashionformovers #stretch #yoga #yogalife #yogini #yogagirl #fitgirl #trusttheyoga #yogahealsthesoul #practice #enjoythelittlethings #doyoga #yogaeverydamnday #spiritualgangster #onzie #deutschland #österreich #schweiz #namaste #yogaaustria #thankful #danke #sweatlife #feelgood
Day 1 ~ #backtoschoolbasics yoga challenge! Seated Meditation ~ take a seat ♥️ sit in a chair with feet on the floor, or sit on the floor with feet crossed. Lengthen spine and keep head neutral. Meditation helps regulate mood and helps relieve stress and anxiety, amount many other benefits! Breath ~ Taking deep breaths help to slow your energy, putting you on a calm and relaxing state, reduce anxiety, and increase energy levels. * Use a pinwheel to experience mindful breathing with your little one. Take 5 deep breaths when you are feeling overwhelmed. Each breath will spin the sparkling wheel around and around, creating a calm Ness both physically and visually. @angieoc1234 @simplyamandap
SWIPE to see my progress. I want to share my journey. At my peak I weighed 160lbs and never thought I'd lose the baby weight after my youngest son was born. I'm 5'2 and felt horrible. I was so depressed that no matter what I did the weight would not come off. To make matters worse I started dealing with chronic pain that became unbearable. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and my depression amplified to a level I had never experienced. My doctor put me on gabapentin and later lyrica which only made my weight worse and in turn made my depression even worse. A year ago I made the decision, because of the horrible side effects of prescription medication, to come off everything and go all natural. I added shilajit and medical cannabis to my daily lifestyle. I took vitamins and added meditation and yoga. My entire life has transformed and I'm the healthiest I've ever been. I lost the baby weight and have energy again. My chronic pain is manageable. If you are struggling, just know you're not alone. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I have been there. I know the deep seated pain, physical, emotional, and mental. I am here. I want to help you heal. I did it and so can you! #helpingothers #loveothers #fibromyalgia #fibro #cannabis #cannabisheals #cbd #cbdoil #cannabiscommunity #yogaheals #yogahealsthesoul #yogaforlife #meditation #meditationheals #shilajitbenefitsforwomen #shilajit
You give this world good energy, and always remember...”The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” #beatpeace #carlawest #carlawestfitness #asics #asicsza #asicssa #asicsfrontrunner #frontrunner #yoga #photoshoot #rfnd #rfndphotography #photography #photographer #beachphotography #beachphoto #beachwarmup #stretching #runner #athlete #blogger #yogahealsthesoul #blessed
It's not necesseary to be perfect when you r searching for your own balance..just stay on the way...thanksto👉@barisiscanyoga . . . #yoga #yogalover #doyogamakeartbemagic #yogaeverywhere #yogapant #yogaaddict #yogadaily #yogaturkey #yogaeverydamndayday #yogaeveryday #yogaasana #handstand #hallowbackhandstand #doyogachangeyourworld #yogahealsthesoul #yogaheals #doyoga #letyourlightshine #yogajourney
💓💖💕💙💚 Tomorrow evening 6:15pm set aside some time for you @alohactive Yin yoga bliss, essential oil, lowering cortisol levels by slowing movement down essentially losing weight in the long run. The weight of a busy mind and the weight of the physical body storing fat reserves because we are starving ourselves of breath, stillness and safety. Take your body out of Doing mode! And into Being mode, from there, watch your life transform into something a little more magical, spacious and plain beautiful. When we slow down, ironically we get to fit more into our luscious lives. How? By getting present and seeing all there is to see... hearing all there is to hear... sensing all there is to sense and all other phenomena 💓💫🦅 so I’ll see you there 💓#yinyoga #losetheweight #getstill_gethonest #sensesawakening #awakeningtonow #noosayoga #alohactive #yogahealsthesoul #freespirit
I had a beautiful opportunity to teach yoga to these amazing #dubaiyogis last night with @fitnessindxb @yogaindubai @eventshubdubai at @lemeridiendubai for the "Pursuit of Happiness" event with @sujithstory 🙏😊🧘♂️ Thank you for coming out last night and bringing all the #positivevibes See you all again next time 🙏😍 . . . #thankyou #honoredtoteach #yoga #yogaindubai #dubaiyoga #dubaiyogateacher #yogini #yogi #yoginfinity #fitnessindxb #yogafit #yogaforathletes #dubaiyogalife #yogainspiration #yogalife #yogilife #igyoga #yogisofinstagram #mydubai #fitness #behappy #behealthy #loveyoga #yogaisfun #practiceandalliscoming #yogahealsthesoul #yogajourney #yogajoy
"I’ve had anxiety most of my teenage & adult life. I had medical tests & scans as a teenager after complaints of a shortness of breath & tightness in my chest, but it wasn’t until I was 24, when a holistic doctor told me it was stress borne anxiety, that I finally understood & began the journey to solving my issues" . . Meet Victoria @yogafitbelfast sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words ❤ . . "I remember attending sales meetings in work, trying to hide what felt like a tonne weight on my chest. I tried to look calm & collected despite not being able to catch a proper breath in an hour. I was also incredibly unconfident & hated public speaking. I battled through more sales calls and meetings than I care to remember, with a trembling voice and beetroot red face . With the stress and pressure of it all, I partied hard to forget, which only escalated my issues . Around that time, I went to a few yoga classes on a whim. I didn’t realise until after a few weeks that my breathing became easier . Then, 3 days into a holiday and pissed at my then boyfriend, I found I needed to do yoga. I literally couldn’t do without it. It soon became my go-to way to handle any stress or issue that I faced in my life. My parents' divorce, relationship issues, work stress, whatever it was, I turned to yoga . . It was my secret weapon to handle anything life could throw at me, and bit by bit, things got better . I trained as a yoga teacher in India this year and now take classes regularly. I love it. I can't believe how confident I’ve become! . Life has never been better and it's all thanks to the peacefulness, inner calm & confidence that yoga brings" . Victoria 🙏
This week has been an emotionally turbulent time for me, with extreme highs and extreme lows. My Kundalini Yoga practice helped me with grounding through chanting mantras, as well as connecting with the Earth by simply meditating in nature with my palms on the ground. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've been taking part in a manifesting circle held by my beautiful friend, manifesting queen @crystallightblu who I met at a retreat in Bali in 2015. When I entered the circle I was hoping to manifest and heal my relationship with money, and whilst I did manifest an additional income stream, I manifested something else unexpected and a lot more powerful for me at this moment in time: the opportunity to forgive. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After having spent a wonderful weekend with people who fill me with joy, I was contacted by two people with whom I previously engaged in very toxic and destructive dynamics with. At first I was absolutely furious (I know, not very yogic ;) ) and went right back into victim mode: "Why are they coming back now that I'm so happy? Poor me and boohoo and why won't they just go away!" ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What I have now come to realise, is that this is exactly the reason they have reappeared. Although I felt I had done a lot of releasing work around both of these people, I was still holding on to some resentments and feelings of victimhood for what they had "done" to me. There is a saying: "Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die." ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We create our own reality and I am now setting the intention to forgive myself and every single person I hold resentments against. Forgiveness is not for the other person, they don't even need to know you have forgiven them. Forgiveness is for yourself and will create the space for more of what you DO want to come in. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Is there anyone you need to forgive? Do you have any forgiveness rituals that work particularly well for you? ⠀
Truth bomb right here 🙌🏽 Let your healing be holistic... mind, body, and soul #healersjourney #healing #mindbodysoul #holistichealing #holisticcoaching #nurtureyourbody #nurtureyoursoul #limitingbeliefs #raiseyourvibration #yogahealsthesoul #mentalhealthmatters #healyourheart #walkwithin
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT "Rage, rage against the dying of the light!" ~ Dylan Thomas 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 #dylanthomas #rageagainstthenight #yogawarrior #yogawarriorgoddess #yogaspirit #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #warrior3 #yogahealsthesoul #yogainspiration #yogaatthebeach #nomatnoproblem #yogabeforethestorm #wherethereisdarknessthereislight
This little lady Misha made her way into the world on Wednesday the 8th of the 8th 2018... aka infinity day! She weighs 2.18kg and is 45cm long.. my little baby girl #yoga #yogaislife #yogaisfun #loveyoga #fortheloveofyoga #yogaistheartofliving #yogaisart #yogaisawayoflife #yogaisajourney #yogaisalifestyle #yogafit #yogaeverydamnday #yogalife #yogaholic #yogainspiration #yogafitness #instayoga #yogisofinstagram #yogalover #yogadaily #yogahealsthesoul #yogamom #yogini #yogalove #yogasouthafrica #pregnantyogi #pregnantyoga #trotsafrikaans
☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️ Follow, follow the sun And which way the wind blows When this day is done ✨ Breathe, breathe in the air Set your intentions Dream with care Tomorrow is a new day for everyone, Brand new moon, brand new sun ✨ So follow, follow the sun, The direction of the bird, The direction of love ✨ Breathe, breathe in the air, Cherish this moment, Cherish this breath Tomorrow is a new day for everyone, Brand new moon, brand new sun ✨ When you feel life coming down on you, Like a heavy weight When you feel this crazy society, Adding to the strain Take a stroll to the nearest waters And remember your place Many moons have risen and fallen long, long before you came ✨ So which way is the wind blowin', And what does your heart say? ✨ So follow, follow the sun, And which way the wind blows When this day is done 🎶 “Follow the Sun” - Xavier Rudd ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️ ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️ I came across this song the other day. I was looking something else up and it caught my eye. Some things fall into your lap at the perfect time. I hope it reaches the ears of others who need it too. Life has not been easy lately. The past couple of months, especially this last month, have been really hard. I’ve neglected myself and coped with life in negative ways. It’s so easy to busy yourself and avoid your feelings and emotions. Life is more comfortable that way. This week I have brought myself back to my mat. I’ve taken the time to breathe and feel and flow. I need to love myself again. Maybe you do too 🌻
"Yoga became a salve that I could generously apply to the wreckage & climb my way out of a long standing deep mess" . Meet @stephaniesnyderyoga Founder @lovestoryyoga sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us ❤ . . "I fell into yoga a few times in college, hungover & confused. After college I moved to Utah to be a ski bum for a bit & fell into a few more yoga classes. The Universe seemed to urge me on this way until I found myself living in San Francisco in my early 20's. Everyone in SF does yoga & it was hard NOT to fall into a class . SO I did . . It was when I was 'hittin bottom' with drugs & alchohol & the partying had become more necessary than it was fun. Things were falling apart quickly. So although most of my late teens & early twenties are kind of a blur, I do remember one defining yoga moment during this tumultous time: a Savasana that led me to today 🙏 . After practicing sporadically, it was in that particular Savasana when I experienced a profound sense of well-being -- for about 10 seconds & then the crazy came back. But those seconds changed everything. From that point on I knew there was something in the practice that would save me. After all, 10 seconds of calm inside twenty years of crazy will change a girl . . From there a lot of good & hard stuff happened at the same time. I clung to the practice & it has been a steady companion ever since . . I had no intention of teaching yoga when I signed up for my first (of many) trainings. I didn’t have an amazing practice or know what the sutras were, I didn’t meditate & wasn’t a vegetarian. I wasn’t doing yoga everyday but when I did get to a class there was something in me that was awakened . I signed up for an Ashtanga based training & loved it. It changed my life. The beginning of a new life. I didn’t know it then but that part of me that was waking up was my #dharma . YTT was a crucial step toward living an authentic & fulfilling life🙏 . . Why Love Story Yoga? Yoga is the greatest love story of all time. It's where we fall back in love with ourselves, our gifts & limitations. Where we fall in love with our life - sometimes messy & sometimes amazing but always worth it" ❤ Stephanie
Wishing this beautiful soul a Happy Birthday and counting down the hours until we road trip to another yoga festival 🎊🎉 #yogaeverydamnday #yogisisters #yogahealsthesoul #yogainspiration #travellikeagirl #tribevibes #eatmoreplantsdomoreyoga #birthdayshennanigans #birthdaycelebration #yogaeverywhere
Today yoga pill from @kelsijoyyoga ✨LEARN TO LET GO✨ ・・・ "We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." ➖ Joseph Campbell . This picture was taken just shy of one year ago. Time flies!! Don't get stuck in your ways. ✨Be open. Let life happen... Everything happens for a reason and in its perfect timing... And, I bet you, it will ALL be better than your Wildest Dreams!✨ . 🌟Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things!🌟
“ Peace is a daily, weekly, monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowing eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures”. John Fitzgerald Kennedy. #peacewithinus #peaceofmind #omshanti #yogahealsthesoul #jcheightsyoga #jerseycityyoga #jcyoga #jerseycityheights
"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." ➖ Joseph Campbell . This picture was taken just shy of one year ago. Time flies!! Don't get stuck in your ways. ✨Be open. Let life happen... Everything happens for a reason and in its perfect timing... And, I bet you, it will ALL be better than your Wildest Dreams!✨ . 🌟Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things!🌟 . . . #yoga #yogaindubai #dubaiyoga #dubaiyogis #dubaiyogalife #yogainspiration #yogalife #yogachallenge #yogaislife #yogaisforeverybody #practicyogachangeyourworld #yogachangedmylife #yogahealsthesoul #yogafit #yogainstructor #yogi #yoginfinity #yogini #mydubai #mydxb #fitnessindxb #worldyoga #globalyoga #worldofyoga_feature #igyoga #yogisofinstagram #letgo #liveyourbestlife #enjoythelittlethings
🌱 When I stop struggling I float, this is the law 🌱 #boatpose #navasana in the amazing , beautiful and powerful #benares #india 🙏🌟🇮🇳 . . . #yoga #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogahealsthesoul #yogaforlife #yogapose #yogachallenge #makingmydreamscometrue #yogainspiration #yogaforgrowth #yogaforpeace #summervibes #holliday #instadaily #instayoga #progressnotperfection #yogafun #happiness #peace #namaste
This is what yoga is about – you want to bring your body to such a state of ease that you do not even know whether your body exists or not. You cannot forget the parts of your body that hurt right now. You can only forget what is at ease. To bring the body to such ease, you must breathe slightly deeper than normal, and over time, in any asana, if you are in the perfect posture, your breath should become normal. #shuddhi . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yogazone #yogateacher #yogaheals #yogainthemountains #yogaposes #yogabody #meditation #yogaforbeginners #yogaphotography #yogalessons #yogameansunion #yogamind #yogameditation #yogaforlife #yogahealsthesoul
For a cancer patient or survivor, the soul needs healing as well as the body. Join us for Yoga Warriors this week on Wednesday, August 7 at 10:30am and Thursday, August 8 at 5:45pm. Classes are at our Little Rock location and open to all cancer patients, survivors and caregivers of all skill levels.
"It was after I was raped & attempted suicide, when I reached my lowest point, that #yogasavedmylife " . . Meet T’lark @howling.yogi sharing her story with us. These are her words ❤️ . . "Growing up I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder & bullied to tears 4/5 times a week. My incredible mother introduced me to yoga at this time & taught me what it is to love myself & try not to worry about the perceptions of others . I didn’t practice religiously my whole life, until was raped by an ex boyfriend & hospitalised for attempting suicide after the rape. I hated my body, felt weak, angry, sad, severely depressed & experiencing PTSD . . While in hospital a nurse led a morning yoga practice. I loved it & realized I couldn’t give up on myself. I loved how it brought people together & gave me a support group, a tribe that helped me to grow & blossom. I stopped looking at the negative & learned to focus on what felt good: the breath, fun, play. I learned to love my body again for it’s strength, not my looks. Yoga gave me the ability to control my mind & body... & that gave me freedom . I left hospital & continued to work on myself everyday with my practice. It was a long journey, I won’t lie, it wasn't easy, like everything worth fighting for in life, it takes work; but through practice I taught myself how not to give up & come back to what truly served me . . I learned a new way of thinking. I stopped focusing on trying to get that pose or trying to be as strong or as beautiful as the next person & started focusing on what made me feel good: on my breath to heal my anxiety; on finding the fun in my flows & the playfulness I thought I had lost . . I now feel blessed, as a certified teacher to help others on their journey 🙏 . Yoga gave me a sense of empowerment. I want to share my story because I want to be an advocate for women & anyone who has struggled with abuse, trauma or mental illness. Life isn’t perfect, I work on myself physically & mentally daily & yes of course I still struggle, don’t forget we are human, but I hope I can shed some light on this incredible practice & remind everyone: you are not alone ❤"
Deep Breaths are like little love notes to your body 💕 Within you there is a silliness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat yourself at any time and be yourself💕💕 Sky above Earth below Peace within 💕💕💕 #blessed #happysunday #yoga #class @lafitness #gym #breath #love #peace #mind #body #soul #spirit #energy #abundance #personalpower #truth #wisdom #grace #happy #flexible #grounded #yogahealsthesoul #ifeltinlovewithtakingcareofmyself #selflove #gratitude #health #fitness #beleiveinyou
It is with great pleasure that I announce to you that I followed a nudge, and followed a dream.....and now my reality is shaping! Next venture for Cindy? Yoga teacher training with @pranapiloga!! I’m so excited and honored to be chosen for a scholarship to help make my dream come true❤️ Having others believe in my abilities only helps to strengthen MY faith in my abilities. I can’t wait to delve in, learn, and pay it forward with yoga. ❤️🧘🏻♂️🧘🏻♀️. . . . . . #namasteॐ #singlemomstrong #weightlossjourney #gettingfitat40 #yogahealsthesoul #payitforward #pranapiloga #knowledgeispower #knowingyourworth #selfcare #flexibilitythroughyoga
Balancing like a boss 🤸🏾♀️ @kensynfit in Muse seamless set.
Finding balance between things is a life long practice. Being in pain 24/7 and enjoying life is my personal struggle. Right now I have decided to turn inward and find myself after all the trauma I have been through, my teacher training @trufusion gave me great tools to work with. So excited to meet myself every time I grow. After years of hating my life I'm happy, healthy and love who I am 😁#truself #betruetoyourself #believeinyourself #remembertobreathe #remembertolive #yogisofinstagram #yogagirl #dancer4life #yogahealstrauma #yogahealsthesoul #yogaheartsjourney #myjourney #findingbalance #cannabisheals #cannabisculture #cannabiscommunity #thc #cbd #cbdawareness #chronicmigrainewarrior #chronicpainwarrior #cervicaldystonia #tarlovcyst #trutribers #trufusionfamily #yogimedic #setmedic
I am SO inspired by my yoga student Barb @thepeoplesyogapdx ❤️ Only 3 weeks out of a hip replacement and she was back in my vinyasa class today!!! What a testimony to the power of yoga and attitude!! Barb you are amazing!!! #thepeoplesyogapdx #thepowerofyoga #yogahealsthesoul #attitudeisachoice #shesapowerhouse #yogabugrealestate
She didn’t specifically say yoga, BUT we know it replenishes the soul so come in this Saturday am! 915am Unheated Power Flow with Heather 1030am Gentle Flow with Anissa #saturdayoga #powerflow #gentleflow #replenish #replenishyoursoul #yogahealsthesoul #yogaforeverybody #thatmeansyoutoo
"Namaste" finished 😃 Watercolor and ink on paper, 29x42cm . . #yogahealsthesoul #yogapainting #findkindness #mindfullness #namaste #watercolorandink #aquarelle #akvarell #sognefjorden #meditasjon #paintingheals #portrait #retrato #portrett #blekkpåpapir #yogaart #inkonpaper #watercolorclub
"What does a Kundalini Yogi look like? Confident." @tiagaprem Traditionally Kundalini Yoga teachers and practitioners wear white and cover their head and hair with a turban to protect and contain their energy. When I first began teaching I felt I had to abide by these rules, however I didn't feel authentic and truly myself. I began to experiment with teaching wearing other colours and not wearing a turban, and found my energy felt as protected and contained, through other methods such as chanting the Adi Mantra. I don't believe in dogma and I believe that we are our own guru's. Our souls know what is right for us. How can I teach others to follow their "Sat Nam" if I am not embodying mine? Whilst I have the utmost respect for Yogi Bhajan's teachings and the teacher's and practitioner's who feel connected to wearing white and a turban, for me it simply doesn't resonate. On the rare occasion that I do, I do it because it genuinely feels right in that moment. I believe that Kundalini Yoga is so much more powerful than what we display externally, and I strongly disagree with the idea that is sometimes pitched that we are more "advanced" practitioners if we wear white and a turban. In my experience, that is simply not true. Some of the Kundalini Yogis I respect the most have also chosen to go against the grain here and it does not in any way affect their practice. Wearing white and wearing a turban does not make you a Kundalini Yogi, if only it were that easy. Showing up for your practice consistently, treating others with kindness and respect, and sharing what you know to uplift others are some of the things I have learned from the teachings 🙏❤️
A little yoga in the park 🧘🏻♀️❤️
I survived a stroke last summer. Didn't know if I would drive or even walk again. This is no ordinary "driving in my car on a sunshine-y day picture" With the love and support of my family and amazing community, I bounced back. I also attribute my miraculous recovery to my amazing doctors and being active (through the years: tennis, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, yoga, running, martial arts) and eating *somewhat* healthy since childhood. Take a moment today to thank someone or yourself for taking care of you #gratitude #grateful #strokesurvivor #braininjuryawareness #innerstrength #lovemyfamily #yogahealsthesoul #yogahealstrauma #badassmomma #hustlingmama #momsuperpowers #doctoraspatient #mompreneurlife #doctormom
My future is looking bright, darkness is in my past. Today is the best present I am giving myself ! #warrior2 #chronicpainwarrior #chronicmigrainewarrior #tarlovcyst #yogimedic #yogagirl #yogaeverywhere #yogahealstrauma #yogahealsthesoul #cannabisheals #cannabiscommunity #bepresent #loveyourself #leadnotfollow #makingtimeforme #yogi #yogainstructor #yogasetmefree #trutribers #aerialyogis #setmedic #cervicaldystonia
Today we will explore the journey and bring awareness of how our practice brings balance. I'm going to get a little geeky on the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. See you at 8:30AM #geekyoga #yogajourney #yogahealstrauma #yogahealsthesoul #yogaistherapy #yogaeverydamnday #yogaandmeditation #parasympathetic #a vintage #localfirstarizona
"I’ve suffered from anxiety/social anxiety & my yoga journey began when I was at my worst" . . Meet @katie_eats_apples sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words ❤ . . "My yoga journey started about 5 years ago. I had struggled with many things In my life: but balance & self image issues seemed to take the cake . . I was about 40 pounds overweight & couldn’t touch my toes. The weight gain made me want to hibernate & hide from the world, which in turn caused my anxiety to spiral. I hated the idea of a gym or any kind of cardio, & thought yoga seemed simple enough, I might as well try it . . Honestly, I started yoga as a way to lose weight & gain flexibility- that was it. I began with ten minute YouTube videos & eventually progressed into doing my own self led practices. Overtime it became an everyday ritual, & any day I didn’t practice, my body & mind paid for it . . Yoga for me started with the goal of having physical & external changes, but it transformed me just as much (if not more) mentally, spiritually, & emotionally as physically . . After 5 years the love for myself & my yoga practice has grown immensely- so much in fact I decided to take my practice to an even deeper level & become an RYT200 teacher, & I graduate this August . . I’m so incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to take time to move, breathe, & be still, and I hope to now take all that I’ve learned to help anyone that feels the way I did five years ago: because everyone is deserving of self-love & feeling self-worth . . Practicing Yoga has taught me that even though our lives and thoughts can spiral out of control, we can always come back to this moment in front of us: Be here, now & breathe & be grateful for it . . Yoga saved me & helped pull me from such a dark place in my life. I just want to be able to share that with others that need it" 💕
When you know you’re about to kill your class so you take a selfie and the Himalayan salt lamp by the speaker gives you the perfect devilish tint 👌🏼👹 but honestly I am so grateful for @jbyrivermark family. I grew up as a teacher in this room! After this class a student who knew me before I was teaching (just working front desk) gave me the nicest compliment about how proud she is of me and my growth as a teacher over the years and how she can barely even recognize me. I wanted to cry, because the change that has happened over the last three years not just as a teacher put as a person is well, overwhelming to some times see. When I went through #YTT I was in a horrible place, more then toxic relationship and hiding from my real self. Yoga has changed my life and continues to every time I step on the mat, as a teacher or student (always a student btw). With out yoga I could have never healed, and grown in the way I have. I am forever grateful #likealotus #yogahealsthesoul #yogaislife #yogateacher #yogastudent #evolution #love #yoga #vinyasaflow #sanjoseyoga #bayareayoga #yogainspiration
"Life pitched curveball after curveball, & I was striking out. Drinking, drugs, anxiety, depression--I succumbed to all of it" . . Meet @dannipomplun yoga teacher, yogi misfit podcaster and @movewith coach sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are his words ❤ . . “Life is a journey that is crazy, unstable, unpredictable, and tough . . If you asked me 3 or 4 years ago if I ever thought I’d be a yoga teacher, I’d laugh at you then blow some smoke in your face . . But here I am, teaching yoga full-time, running workshops, leading teacher trainings, and traveling to teach yogis across the US . . Before yoga there was drinking, drugs, anxiety, depression--I succumbed to all of it. Met with an ultimatum from my roommate, it was either do something constructive & restorative with myself, or move out . . Yoga & meditation entered my life because I didn’t have a choice. I didn’t go to classes and keep up with the practice because I wanted to, I did it because I HAD to. On my own terms, I let yoga into my life after noticing the physical, mental, and emotional changes from within . . Yoga never cared that I was hungover from the night before. It never judged me for my past, and held me up with every pose. It has been a practice that is there for me whenever I need, be it in times of happiness, injury, exhaustion, non-stop tears...it’s been there . . This practice we do, we don’t do alone. We come to our mats and dedicate the time for ourselves to better ourselves, which betters the people we interact with 🙏 . . Asana after asana, breath by breath, we foster a community of mutual love and respect from which we grow from, nurture each other, and support each other. And that’s what I love about this practice.”
Today's focus will be on the breath. Something as simple as breathwork can bring anxiety levels down tremendously! As Rumi has quoted before..."patience is a way out of anxiety". So why not be patient with yourself, drop and sigh for an hour with me. #yogaheals #yogahealsthesoul #yogaforeverybody #yogaistherapy #yogaforanxietyandstress #yogaforanxietyanddepression #yogaevertdamnday #justbreatheyoga #breathworkhealing #avontage #yogainphx #whatsgoingonphx 🌵 #localfirstarizona
YOGA HEALS THE SOUL 🙏🏻#yogalife #yogagirl #yogaeverydamnday #yogahealsthesoul #healthybodyhealthymind #capetownyoga #yogateacher #ashtanga #vinyasa #ahimsayogacapetown #yogaheals #yogatherapy #loveyourself #breath #inhale #exhale #namaste #omshanti ❤️🙏🏻
Fly into the weekend like🤸♂️🐦 . . #fitflowfly #fly #flyingsidecrow #yoga #yogi #yogini #loveyoga #yogalove #yogaisfun #yogilife #igyoga #yogisofinstagram #yogainspiration #followme #yogainstructor #worldyoga #dubaiyogis #dubaiyogalife #yogaindubai #dubaiyoga #mydubai #fitnessindxb #homeshala #practiceandalliscoming #practicyogachangeyourworld #yogachangedmylife #yogahealsthesoul #yogajourney #yogafit #yogajoy
Your back can be incredibly affected by a transplant. Lack of movement while under anesthesia, lack of movement due to recuperation, time spent in the hospital bed, as well as edema from the surgery creating extra weight, all contribute to a tight back which may end up as chronic back pain. Join me for a yoga series at Yogamour, 1 Wormans Mill Court, Frederick, Maryland Saturday’s August 8- September 15, 2-3:30pm #yoga #yogafortransplant #back #backpain #yogafortheback #yogaheals #yogahealsthesoul #yogahealsbodytrauma #frederickmd #frederickyoga
"Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to g to fit broken pieces together." B.K.S. Iyenger My 1st Yoga Challenge of 2018! #JourneyToDhanurasana With beautiful hosts ♥️ @natashanoel001 @mintyogini @sakshiguptayoga And generous sponsors 🔹@juruyoga @kosha_yoga_co @yourbondhu @liquidoactive @earthrunners
Yoga is a personal experience. Practice it in your own way ✨ // @activefityoga in Dash seamless leggings
Dubaians love yoga❤️ and this is the magic of our yoga community !with✨@kelsijoyyoga ・・・ Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered. ➖Osho . . . I've got a thing for the people who are undeniably themselves. The ones with messy hair, and even messier souls. The kinds of people who wear their hearts on their chest, and have passion in their tears. I've got a thing for those people who laugh at their own jokes, and rejoice in their own success. It's the people who fight for what they believe in and never let their spirit settle that are the ones for me. I'm obsessed with all the people who have the strength to remain soft, and let their fire burn hard. These are the type of people I'm in love with. These are the type people I want in my life. These are my people.
"Before there was yoga in my life I was a mess. I was a black hole. Sucking in & destroying anything that got close enough to me" . . Meet Nicolas de Villada @yoginicolas sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are his words ❤ . . "My life has never been the same since teacher training. Because of Yoga I now feel strong enough to be there for myself & also for the people that matter for me. . There's so much evil in this world, so much suffering and pain. Sometimes I can get caught up in it. I'll let my guard down and break down crying as I watch children being pummeled by wars & starvation. I can just imagine the suffering they are going through . . That's one of the reasons I practice. I wanna be the best version of myself. I don't want to take this life for granted, & I don't want to grow old and realize I've contributed to the problem more than to the solution. . Yoga is about finding that balance between effort & surrender. Their is always room for improvement but I feel confident in my ability to produce effort in things I do . . I’ve fallen so many times in life. I’ve been told and have experienced some pretty unpleasant things. I’ve lost family members to mental illness & drug addiction. My mom won’t even talk to me to this day. I struggle with feelings of not being good enough. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed & just wanna disappear. I feel so hard sometimes that I wish I could just numb it all away . . Yet the more I practice & meditate the more I realize that I can challenge these thoughts & feelings. Not by ignoring them or drugging them out but by acknowledging them & meeting them head on. Going through them & seeing what’s on the other side . . If your struggling it’s okay. I struggle everyday. Reach out and talk to me or someone about what’s going on. By acknowledging the big bad wolf we diminish its power and influence over us! ❤️"