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Ellie  Seattle ☔️ Yoga Teacher🧘‍♀️ Plant Based 🌱 @YogaClubBox ⬇️

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☀️ Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ☀️
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Who else feels like they need to post a super cool, unique pose each time?
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Who else feels the pressure of social media to get into these crazy binds, bends and twists to make their page seem more interesting?
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Who else sometimes sacrifices alignment for a cool shape?
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I’ve injured myself more than once during the aforementioned task... 🤦🏻‍♀️
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I’ve started to take a branch out lately from my usual home practice. Taking different styles of yoga than used to. Styles that I’m more of a beginner in. Bikram and ashtanga, mostly. They are similar and different in their own unique ways to my Baptiste training (which is a hot vinyasa style power yoga) and my personal practice, which focuses on long holds and deep bends. It’s been really good for me to break out of my shell and start putting myself in uncomfortable situations. Lots of times, these styles make me frustrated because I’m not “perfect” at them yet. I can’t even make it through a full primary class yet! .
My point is, that I’ve been growing even though I’ve been stagnant in what is “Instagram worthy photos.” I’ve been growing more inwardly, learning to accept what is and surrender to the moment, than getting my feet closer to my head in scorpion. And I’m okay with that 👌🏼 .
What had had you growing lately? Tell em about your journey below 🌈✨🌻
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Wearing @aloyoga on bottom and @montielactivewear on top 💙🖤
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#urdhvamukhasvanasana #upwardfacingdog #updog #aloyoga #beagoddess #montielactivewear #heartopening #openyourheart #openyourheartwithellie #yogaforlife #yogagirl #seattleyoga #hotyoga #ashtanga #yogateacherlife # #practiceandalliscoming #yogalife #namaste #yogini # #iloveyoga #yogajourney #yogacommunity #igyogafam #letthewheelsturn

✨Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it ✨ ~Ram Das
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Happy Friday, party people! I’m over here on my Tuesday just easing back into my week. I love helping people find what weed they want for the weekend at work! I’ve got three classes this weekend, so check below if you’d like to come practice with me! What are your plans for the weekend? Are you off work or are you like me and have your break on the week days?
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Saturday 12:15pm @beluminousyoga SF
Sunday 8:30am @twistyoga in Shoreline PF
Sunday 12pm @twistyoga in Shoreline Kids .
Wearing @dharmabumsactive 💜
On my beautiful new @supportedsoul mat 💛
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#handstand #handbalance #inversion #inversionjunkie #getupsidedown #flipyourperspective #dharmabums #supportyoursoul #yogastrong #strongisthenewskinny #strongnotskinny #myyogapractice #letthewheelsturn #yogaeveryday #yoga #yogisofig #yogaplay #yogababe #seattleyoga #seattletogis #fitnessmodel #fitnessgirl #fitnessfun #fitnessinspiration #fitspo

~Do things for people not because of who you are or what they do in return, but because of who you are 💞 .
I teach a kids yoga class every Sunday at @twistyoga in Shoreline. I have a pretty regular group of 10-12 year old girls who come. This week I talked to them a little about kindness. We went around the circle and said something we like about ourselves, then something we liked about the person across from us 💜 Then, I asked them how it made them FEEL. My intent was to help them understand than being kind is a gift to yourself as well as to the other person. .
But one girl said something that stayed with me... she shared that a guidance counselor at her school told her to NOT be so nice to people or they’ll walk all over her. I was shocked to hear that’s what this school is teaching the kids 😨 and honestly, a little angry 😡 I told her that you’re nice to someone for YOU and that’s her true self arising, and to honor that. I’ve been nice to people me whole life, and maybe been a doormat for some years, but that had nothing to do with me being nice. It has to do with me being codependent. It has to do with my own insecurities and my need to please others. I’ve learned and healed from that, and I’ve learned that I can still be kind without letting people take advantage of me. I hope this sweet little girl can also learn to balance that, and that’s maybe what her counselor meant to say 🙏🏼
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Twinning in @aloyoga with my babe @twistedgalpal 👯‍♀️
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Also, Happy Valentine’s Day! Holiday posts are reeeeeeally super my thing, but I do want to share this nice photo that I took a while ago if @sensi_squad and I 💚💚💚 I hope you all are having a happy love day, whether you’re celebrating with a loved one or with self love 💗
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#bekind #kindness #beyourself #betruetoyourself #seattleyoga #seattleyogis #yogagirls #yogababe #aloyoga #beagoddess #yogabody #yogastrong #practiceandalliscoming #acroyoga #partneryoga # #namaste #yogapose #yogajourney #myyogajourney #myyogalife #yogadaily #balance #healthylifestyle #vegansofig #veganyogi #plantbased #veganlife

⚜️Happy Mardi Gras ⚜️
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The day has come! Mardi Gras is here! After all this typing about it, my phone still doesn’t recognize either ‘Mardi’ or ‘Gras’ as words 🤣 I’ve gotten a lot of ‘Marci Graz’ though 😂
For the last day of #MardiGratitude we have king pigeon pose 👑 We’ve made it to the last day of the challenge and it’s been so much fun! I’ve loved all your creative and lovely posts 💜💚💛 Thanks so much for playing with us 😘 .
I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday and catch lots of beads and moon pies 😆😋 I def miss my time in the South during this holiday, but I’m so grateful I have my Instafam that I can virtually celebrate it with!
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💜Hosts💜
@be.richyogi
@zoe.the.yogi
@elliegriffinyoga
@kristacasaleyoga
@melissyogi
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💚Sponsors💚
@yaya4yoga
@sweetlouddesigns
@neworleansyogaapparel
@malaprayer
@shopduellona
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Wearing @aloyoga 💙💗
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#kingpigeonpose #ekapadarajakapotasana #herospose #backbend #heartopeners #openyourheart #aloyoga #beagoddess #letthewheelsturn #mardigras #happymardigras #yogisoginstagram #yogisofig #yogafun #yogalove #yogalover #iloveyoga#yogaforlife #yogainstructor #yogainspo #fitflexyfam #fitnessfun #fitnessgirl #yogastrong #balancedlifestyle#healthylifestyle

~being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage .
Valentine’s Day is almost here 💘 Give your special someone (or yourself 💁🏻‍♀️) the gift of a single @yogaclubbox 🎁 It’s the perfect gift for the special yogini on your life and it’ll be such a wonderful surprise 🌹 Tag your love to give them a hint of what you’re getting them! Click the link in my bio to get your favorite lover/friend/mother/daughter the gift of athleisure wear this Love Day ❤️🖤
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I’m wearing @sadhanaclothing and @thefreeyoga from my @yogaclubbox .
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#valentinesday #yogaclubbox #yogavibes #vday #athleisurewear #yogawear #yogapants #sadhanaclohing #thefreeyoga #loveyourself #selflove #selflovechallenge #yogadaily #myyogapractice #compasspose #hipopener #sidebend #letthewheelsturn #doyouyoga #yogspiration #yogainspo #yogateacher #yogalife #yogapractice #fitnessmodel #fitnessgirl #fitflexyfam #yogaphotography

Spring is an amazing period of renewal, and as is about to explode with its colors and scents we encourage you to gently awaken your bodies with us!
Nothing fancy, just gentle stretches to get you moving and finally flowing. #awakenmefebruary will run from February 26- March 3. Get outside, feel the fresh air, and get ready to bloom with...
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Hosts:
@tiffanyblackham
@elliegriffinyoga
@itsmyoga
@yogawithadriana
@norayogini
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Sponsors:
@liforme
@dharmabumsactive
@mymalanecklace
@yogaclubbox
@khromaherbs
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For those of you we would like to plan ahead, here's the list of poses:
Day 1_puppy/child pose
Day 2_cat/cow
Day 3_downdog/3 legged dog
Day 4_warrior 1/low lunge
Day 5_triangle
Day 6_wild thing
Day 7_flow all the poses together
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To be eligible for the prizes you should FOLLOW all hosts and sponsors, TAG all of them in each post, USE #awakenmefebruary and set your profile to public, so that we can see your posts and enrich our beautiful gallery!
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#yogachallenge #igyogachallenge #februaryyogachallenge #yogagirl #yogafun #yogapose #padmasana #lotuspose #makingshapes #practiceandalliscoming #yogaeverydamnday #yogalife #dailypractice#yogateacher #yogateacherlife #namaste #practicemakesprogress #yogajourney #yogaeverywhere #iloveyoga #trusttheprocess #balance #yogacommunity

What makes your heart sing?
Do more of that 💃
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Here’s to the moments where life seems to stand still.
When you’ve left the rest of your life behind and there is only this moment.
It feels like you’re flying.
It feels like you’re falling.
It means so much and nothing at all.
This moment that we’re always catching the tail end of.
Come back.
Return.
Allow yourself to slow down.
Take a deep breath in.
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Dancer pose is day 4 of #MardiGratitude 💛💚💜
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💜Hosts💜
@be.richyogi
@zoe.the.yogi
@elliegriffinyoga
@kristacasaleyoga
@melissyogi
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💚Sponsors💚
@yaya4yoga
@sweetlouddesigns
@neworleansyogaapparel
@malaprayer
@shopduellona
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Wearing @aloyoga 💙💗
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#dancerpose #natarajasana #dancerspose #heartopener #backbend #openyourheartwithellie #beagoddess #yogainnature #beachyoga #onebreathatatime #trusttheprocess #myyogajourney #yogateacher #observer #bethewitness #mindfulmovement #movingmeditation #mindfullifestyle #doyouyoga #myyogalife #asana #makingshapes #fitnessgirl #yogainspo #fitflexyfam #iloveyoga

Trees are here before us🌲
Trees will be here after us🌳 .
Tree pose is our shape for day 3 of #MardiGratitude 🌲 The beautiful oak trees along the route inspired this asana. Seriously you guys, those live oaks are freaking insane. My dad had one in his yard when I was growing up. It was hundreds of years old. The city gave him a plaque protecting it from being cut down 💚
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Sometimes these trees grow so big that their branches start to grow into buildings and things so they have to trim the branches, it’s such a shame, but at least they save the tree. It’s SO SAD when they have to cut them down. You can almost sit next those kind of trees and let them tell you stories of the past. They’re just beautiful. And often, they’re decorated in rouge beads that have been thrown at the parades. Sometimes they leave them there and it’ll be July but you’ll still see gold beads dangling from the limbs.
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💜Hosts💜
@be.richyogi
@zoe.the.yogi
@elliegriffinyoga
@kristacasaleyoga
@melissyogi
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💚Sponsors💚
@yaya4yoga
@sweetlouddesigns
@neworleansyogaapparel
@malaprayer
@shopduellona
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Wearing @aloyoga 💙💗
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#yogapose #treepose #vrksasana #balance #balancedlifestyle #healthylifestyle #beagoddess #aloyoga #yogabythebeach #funinthesun #yogadaily #yogaeverydamnday #dailypractice #yogajourney #yogaeverywhere #instayogi #yogspiration #practiceyogachangeyourworld #igyogafam #vinyasa #veganlife #plantbased #veganyogi #halflotus #padmasana #yogamotivation

~be the kind of woman who lifts other women up 👯‍♀️
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My bad ass babe @twistedgalpal and I shot all over downtown Seattle today and it was so great 😆🏙📸 She’s such a strong and lovely human and we had so much fun! I absolutely LOVE meeting up with my Instafam and this one was super special 💞
My anxiety used to be so bad that this kind of thing would have been impossible for me a few years ago. I would have let my nervous nature get the better of me in every social situation, so I just learned to avoid them after a while. .
Having a regular yoga practice eventually helped me get over this paralyzing anxiety and gave me the tools to cope with it in healthy ways 🙏🏼 In all reality though, @twistedgalpal is such a funny sweetheart that I couldn’t imagine being anxious around her anyway! .
Do you have a bestie that you made fast friends with? Tag them here 💕
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Sporting mostly @aquaburns and a lil bit of @Aloyoga on a beautiful @liforme mat 🖤
Wearing my mala bracelet by @yourbondhu 💚
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#aquaburns #aloyoga #beagoddess #yogababes #yogagirls #downwardfacingdog #urdhvamukhasvanasana #camelpose #ustrasana #backbend #heartopener #liforme #letthewheelsturn #yogaforlife #cityyoga #yogaoutdoors #fitnessfun #fitnessmotivation #yogspiration #yogainspo #doyouyoga #acroyoga #partneryoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogacommunity

For Day 2 of #MardiGratitude we have Warrior 1, or bead catching pose 📿 The funny thing about beads is that they’re like a bunch of little bullets when they hit you (unless you’re skilled enough to catch them!) Not as bad as a piece of Double Bubble, but almost 🍬 Those suckers can take your eye out of your not careful! Also, pray your Moon Pie doesn’t get stepped on better you can reach it!
Also, people can get pretty aggressive when trying to get beads for their kids so you have to really be careful you don’t get knocked into by hella drunk people. Tis the season 🍹🍸🍷🥂🍻
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💜Hosts💜
@be.richyogi
@zoe.the.yogi
@elliegriffinyoga
@kristacasaleyoga
@melissyogi
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💚Sponsors💚
@yaya4yoga
@sweetlouddesigns
@neworleansyogaapparel
@malaprayer
@shopduellona
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Wearing @aloyoga 💙💗
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#mardigras #yogababe #yogachallenge #igyogachallenge #yogafun #warrior1 #virabhadrasana #hipopener #beachyoga #heartopener #openyourheart #shineyourlight #aloyoga #beagoddess #fairhopeal #yogabythebay #yogastrong #strongisthenewskinny #yogabody #letthewheelsturn #doyouyoga #letsstartyoga #dreadlocksgirl #yogisofinstagram #yogalove #yogalover #yogaforlife

~it’s up to you to bring your own sunshine ☀️
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Even though I’m not in the dirty south anymore, I lived there for about 20 years growing up. From the ages of 5-25 I spent going to parades with friends and living the moon pie life (although I never flashed 😂) it’s weird to think about a holiday hat only part of the country celebrates, or even knows much about tbh 🤔 It’s another excuse to party and eat good food, so I’m not complaining 💚💜💛 Today we have Happy Baby for day 1 of #MardiGratitude to represent the baby inside of King Cakes 👑 🎂 If you don’t know, King Cakes are circular pastries with icing and sprinkles on top. They’re fucking delicious and iconic in the South. There’s a little naked baby inside that represents good luck to the person who finds it stuffed in their slice. I’ve also heard that the person who finds it has to buy he next cake so I’m not sure about how lucky that makes you 🤨 Anyway, before I was vegan I LOVED King Cakes! One year, my mom even mailed me one across the country!
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💜Hosts💜
@be.richyogi
@zoe.the.yogi
@elliegriffinyoga
@kristacasaleyoga
@melissyogi
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💚Sponsors💚
@yaya4yoga
@sweetlouddesigns
@neworleansyogaapparel
@malaprayer
@shopduellona
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Wearing @aloyoga 💙💗
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#mardigras #happybaby #celebration #aloyoga #beagoddess #dreadlocklifestyle #yogagirl #practiceandalliscoming #feeltheyogahigh #yogahigh #hipopener #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #yogainnature #yogaart #yogamodel #yogaartist #yogaphotography #flexibility #yogalife #iloveyoga #benddontbreak #myyogalife #yogacommunity #instayogi #stopdropandyoga #yogalover

~what good are wings without the courage to fly 🕊
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So it’s the last day of #LetsBowYogis and we have come full circle ⭕️ all the way back to bow pose. This one seems to get a little easier after you warm up, and it’s one of those that I never fully felt comfortable in 😂 That being said, I absolutely adore it and hope you’ve gotten to like it a bit more!
I feel a lot more open in my upper back and shoulders after this week of opening my heart. .
This is also the last day I’m in Bama. I’ll be hope in Seattle tonight and it’s very bittersweet. I’m really happy to be getting back to my love, my kitty and my home, but I’m so sad to leave my mom and step dad. We all just have such a lovely connection and I’m sure we’ve spent many lives before this together 👣 I’m so excited to come back in the summer to get the rest of my teeth fixed (although I’ll get 2 done here in Seattle in the meantime- PLEASE DM me if you have a recommendation 🙏🏼)
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💝Bendy Hosts 💝⠀⠀
@belleyoga.tokyo⠀⠀
@appyyoga ⠀⠀
@elliegriffinyoga⠀⠀
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🎀Fabulous Sponsors 🎀⠀⠀
@perfectbalanceworld⠀⠀
@bohohill ⠀⠀
@elliegriffinyoga (Guide To Backbending)⠀⠀
@inspiritcollective⠀⠀
@sashka_co⠀⠀
@narabellabrand ⠀⠀
@merubeads⠀⠀
@matcha.now⠀⠀
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Wearing @aloyoga on bottom & @liquidoactive on top 💙
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#bowpose #dhanurasana #heartopening #openyourheartwithellie #heartopener #beagoddess #aloyoga #liquidoactive #iwearliquido #tattooedyogi #feeltheyogahigh #yogapose #makingshapes #justbreathe #onebreathatatime #yogisofinstagram #yogisofig #veganlife #vegansofig #fitnessmotivation #fitflexyfam #letthewheelsturn #yogaeverywhere #sofayoga #yogabody

~Things aren’t always as they seem 🌤
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Thanks so everyone who so sweetly replied to my stories yesterday. If you didn’t see them, I had some problems at the dentist. I go to the dentist when I’m visiting my family because I don’t have dental insurance and my sweet mama is kind enough to pay for cleanings. This time, my usual dentist, who I’ve been going to for YEARS, was booked so I went to my moms dentist. They took some X-rays and found out I literally had a mouth full of cavities! It bothered me because:
1) I floss and brush EVERY DAY
2) I’ve been asking my other dentist about these spots for at least 2 YEARS and he said they were just stains and not to worry. .
So now I’m stuck with 11-12 cavities due to my acid reflux destroying my enamel and at least a $3k bill of dental work. .
It’s not even the money or the time I’ll have to spend getting this fixed, it’s the betrayal of someone I trusted. All the times I had been betrayed by my father, by lovers, by my brother, all came up. All the feelings I hadn’t let go of yet surfaced yesterday in that dental chair. I wept. It was so fucking hard to deal with, but luckily it arose. A part of me healed yesterday (and luckily my mom was there for comfort). .
These little triggers release pent up emotions in us so we can feel them and let them go. I’m choosing to see this as a gift 🙏🏼
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Day 5 of #LetsBowYogis is pigeon pose. Totally lol’ing cause I was supposed to post this yesterday but accidentally posted today’s pose, Wheel, instead 😂
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@belleyoga.tokyo⠀⠀
@appyyoga ⠀⠀
@elliegriffinyoga⠀⠀
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🎀Fabulous Sponsors 🎀⠀⠀
@perfectbalanceworld⠀⠀
@bohohill ⠀⠀
@elliegriffinyoga (Guide To Backbending)⠀⠀
@inspiritcollective⠀⠀
@sashka_co⠀⠀
@narabellabrand ⠀⠀
@merubeads⠀⠀
@matcha.now⠀⠀
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Wearing @aloyoga on top and @perfectbalanceworld on top 🖤
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📸: @sensi_squad

Welcome to #mardigratitude 🎉🎉🎉
In New Orleans, we celebrate Mardi Gras for several weeks in February. This weekend coming up is the most festive, full of multiple parades each day and lots of partying and fun! Mardi Gras is a celebration of family, fun, and all the things we love about life.
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All of the hosts have something in common: we love New Orleans and yoga. This yoga challenge is our way to combine our passion for yoga and our city! The challenge is super simple. Each day, post a picture of the pose of the day in celebration of the Mardi Gras spirit. Then use our hashtag, #mardigratitude to connect all of us!
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💜Hosts💜
@be.richyogi
@zoe.the.yogi
@elliegriffinyoga
@kristacasaleyoga
@melissyogi
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💚Sponsors💚
@yayaforyoga
@sweetlouddesigns
@neworleansyogaapparel
@malaprayer
@shopduellona
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💛Poses💛
Day one - Happy Baby
Day two - Warrior 1
Day three - Tree
Day four - Dancer
Day five - King Pigeon
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Make sure to repost the flyer and follow all hosts for inspiration and follow the sponsors to be eligible to win prizes.
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#yoga #yogadaily #yogaeverydamnday #yogalife #practiceandalliscoming #dailypractice #yogagirl #yogapose #yogi #practicemakesprogress #yogababe #iloveyoga #yogafun #trusttheprocess #yogacommunity #yogateacher #myyogalife #stopdropandyoga #yogachallenge #igyogachallenge #yogainspiration #practiceyogachangeyourworld #igyogafam #yogamotivation

You are the whole ocean in a single drop 💧~Rumi
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Day 6 of #LetsBowYogis is wheel pose, urdhva dhanurasana. 🌟Realizing now that I got my days mixed up 😂😂😂 Today is actually pigeon pose and it’s day 5 but somehow this one got posted 🙊 Welp, too late now! I’ll post my pigeon tomorrow!
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To me, urdhva dhanurasana is one of the king of all asanas 👑 this epic posture is pretty much just dhanurasana upside down, which I think makes it a little easier to get a deep bend. You get the opportunity to walk your hands and feet closer together, which is hard in bow because there’s no traction to work with.
Alignment here is crucial to keeping your joints and muscles safe for years to come 👩🏼‍🏫
Here’s some things to remember:
1️⃣ Feet are at 12 o’ clock. None of this noon thirty or even half past 3:00 stuff I see going on. If you have to point your toes outward, you should be bending our knees MORE! Then, spin your inner thighs to the mat and push the floor away with your feet for more lift in your hips.
2️⃣ The goal is to get your shoulders over your wrists. You’ll also need to actively spiral your triceps inward to your face.
3️⃣ Always press up into wheel on an inhale. This will help protect your low back and keep your spine super healthy!
🦋I hope all this helped a bit! For more tips, check out my eBook on backbends, Open Your Heart (link in my bio 😘)
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💝Bendy Hosts 💝⠀⠀
@belleyoga.tokyo⠀⠀
@appyyoga ⠀⠀
@elliegriffinyoga⠀⠀
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🎀Fabulous Sponsors 🎀⠀⠀
@perfectbalanceworld⠀⠀
@bohohill ⠀⠀
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~the most important pieces of equipment you will need for doing yoga are your body and your mind 🌟
I hope you know how powerful you are. Beyond the limits of your mind, the possibilities are endless. Pick up that brush and paint your world 🎨 it will get hard. Know that nothing worth reaching is easy. Don’t be afraid to put in the time. Have faith in yourself and watch how you blossom 🌹
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Thunderbolt is our pose for day 4 of #LetsBowYogis ⚡️It’s like a kapotasana without being limited by how open or closed your shoulders are. The trick to this one is lifting the heart and and back. This helps you bend mostly from the cervical spine and upper back, taking the focus off your low back which tend to crunch here 😬
Remember to pull your low belly in and up to protect the lumbar spine and go back on an inhale. .
Want more backbend tips? Get my eBook #OpenYourHeartWithEllie 💞 use code LETSBOWYOGIS FOR a discount (link in bio) 💜
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~what I can’t do doesn’t concern me, I’m far more amazed with what I can do
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Today for #LetsBowYogis we’re working on low lunge. This bend not only opens the shoulders, it also opens the hips. You get a killer heart opener in, plus you awaken the whole front of the body.
That’s the thing with backbends.
You’re working on strengthening your back muscles, and OPENING the front of your body. You’d be surprised at how opening your hip flexors can deepen your bends. .
This is one pose where I not only saw a lot of physical opening start to happen, but emotional opening, too. It was hard for me to be vulnerable in this shape and to just breathe through it. When my heart starts to pound and I feel choked.. it was one of the first poses that I learned to be uncomfortable with discomfort. I began to learn to breathe through it all. .⠀⠀
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Everything you want to be is already inside of you 🕯
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Today I’m using my yoga strap from @narabellabrand to keep my shoulders rolling inward. My hyper mobility in this area can cause problems over time, and I’m working on retraining them in heart openers rn 🙊
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This is a great prep for dhanurasana, bow pose, because it helps to open the shoulders and the thoracic spine. Work your shoulders down your back here, especially if you have your chin on the mat. Feel free to place your forehead on the mat, too 😊🌟
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Day 2 of #LetsBowYogis is puppy pose 🐶 .⠀⠀
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Everything you are seeking is seeking you 👁
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Welcome to the first day of #LetsBowYogis 🎀 During this challenge we’ll compare our first dhanurasana to our last! We’re only ever in competition with who we were yesterday 💜 This one of my first bends of the day without a whole lot of warm up. It’s stiff but I felt deep in it. I’ll compare this bow to another that I take on the last day 👣👣👣
I’ll share some secrets from my eBook, Open Your Heart: A Guide To Backbending, during this challenge. I’ll be giving away one copy to a winner at the end of the challenge 🤘🏼🌈 If you just can’t wait tinged yours, I’m giving everyone who plays with us 15% off during the challenge. Use code LETSBOWYOGIS to save! The link is in my bio 🤑
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This one requires a lot of shoulder opening as well as backbending. Work opening your shoulders in puppy pose, cow face pose, thread the needle. Check out my stories for a more detailed overview 🙃🌈🌸
Another lesson I learned in bow is to bend by lifting the heart up towards the sky. It’s easy to crunch the lower back here, so be careful! Bend on an inhale to protect your lumbar spine.
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Always go slow in backbends and remember to listen to your body! Listen for your body telling you to back off and honor it 🙏🏼
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✨I am enough✨
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Earlier in the challenge I spoke about arm balances making me feel strong. I never considered myself strong (even bough as a kid I was obsessed with rearranging my room and would drag my dresser and my bed around every few months 🤷🏻‍♀️). In fact, I always had what I’ve heard called, “imposter syndrome,” in which I always feel like I’ve worked my way into places without the necessary skills and surely soon I’ll be discovered 😬 Sometimes it comes out when I’m insecure in my teaching or other work. It’s always a story, though. It’s always so recognizable now because it uses the same dialogue to enter my thoughts: “I’m never good enough, why would now be different?”
“Maybe this isn’t my thing after all.” “People don’t like me and they’re just pretending to.”
“I don’t deserve this.”
It’s never ending.
This pose makes me realize that I am enough and I am worthy.
This pose shows me my strength and reminds me hat hard work pays off.
This shape reminds me that I do have what it takes to succeed in life.
What helps you remember?
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Day 7 of #YogisAffirmation .
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On my @mamarooyoga yoga mat 💕🙏🏼
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For the very last day of #CrystalClearYogis we have savasana, or corpse pose. .
For savasana, I chose a howlite turquoise to work with, as featured in my beautiful mala from @merubeads 📿
Howlite turquoise is a lovely stone that activates the throat chakra, which I most often feel unbalanced in. It is also great for reducing stress, anxiety, tension and even anger. It is gentle and soothing and calms the energy around you. .
I’m also on my @pranamat for some extra relaxation! A few minutes (or 20!) on this baby is enough to get me feeling good for the day, or to wind down after a long day. The hundreds and hundreds of little lotus petals use accupressure to ease tension in your muscles for quicker and deeper surrender. Use me code ELLIE10 for a discount on your own @pranamat 💙
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Wearing my cute af @toesox from my latest @buddhibox 🖤
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What if you devoted more time to loving yourself? That is what our February #buddhibox #selflovechallenge is all about. As a community, we can become more conscious and elevate our energy to understand that we are enough. We are deserving of pure love and February is the perfect month to set this intention for ourselves.
The challenge is super simple. Each day in February, challenge yourself to do something that demonstrates self-love. It can be anything. It can be a yoga class, a bath, reading a good book, going for a hike, cooking a delicious meal for yourself, booking a massage, etc... anything! The point is to make self-care a priority and seeing how it positively impacts our lives. Can you do something to promote self-love every day in February? It is the shortest month, why not try? Post an IG story or photo with both the hashtags #buddhibox #selflovechallenge and tag @buddhibox so I don't miss it! The sponsors will be giving away prizes each week.
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✨I am free✨
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What is freedom to you? Everyone has a different interpretation of it, but I think there’s one similarity deep down in all of our desires to be free. We all want to BE in a way that in unaffected by the outside world. .
When I was younger, freedom was about not doing anything that society wanted me to do. I’d rebel in the most ridiculous ways- often in ways that didn’t serve my higher self. .
Years later, my definition of freedom has changed 😂 Now, freedom to me is the ability to remain equanimous, it is the ability I have to not let the outer world affect what I do. Or example, just because I’m worried about what one person might think if I do something, it won’t stop me from doing it if I know it’s the best thing for me. .
Part of this freedom is that we have to align with our higher purpose. We must be in tune with our Divine nature, or the things we want to say and do with this freedom can hurt others. That is the trick! One can be free, but if there is no wisdom behind it, they’re ultimately doing more harm than good to themselves and those around them. .
We MUST remain true to our inner selves, our Divine Light within, to make this freedom work. It’s like a downward facing dog. You don’t do just ONE dog and say it’s done for your life, or even just for that practice. You keep recreating, realigning, always setting back up. .
Stay true to yourself, keep loving yourself and realizing that you have ALWAYS had this freedom and wisdom inside of you. It’s up to YOU to access it with an open mind and an open heart 😘
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Playing in skandasana for day 6 of #YogisAffirmation 💕
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Feeling like a ninja in @onzie 🖤😎
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Day 6 of #CrystalClearYogis is Utkata Konasana, or goddess pose.
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Goddess pose requires a strong core as well as lift from the crown. For this shape I chose amethyst and citrine.
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Amethyst to help raise the vibrations of my crown chakra, helping to lift me up into the reams of the Divine. I often chose to work with amethyst when I need guidance from my spirit guides. It’s wonderful for working on trust with the universe’s energies, too. Amethyst helps me see that I may not understand the bigger plan, but to let go and surrender anyway. .
I also feel a lot of creative energies in this pose as I use my core to keep my foundation strong. I chose citrine to help open and balance my solar plexus (third) chakra, which is located right above my belly button. Citrine can also help heighten self esteem and increase overall happiness, both of which are goddess qualities in my book. .
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Wearing @dharmabumsactive 🌈 .
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