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Erika Eddington  Yogi, Florist, Reiki, Opera, Tarot ๐Ÿ”ฎ Libra Sun + Pisces Rising + Sagittarius Moon ๐ŸŒ’ 200 RYT ๐Ÿ•‰ Flower insta: @erikaeddingtonflowers

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Hands as stepping stones ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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Today I had a student ask me how they can better develop their practice because they're just not progressing the way they want to be. I totally understand their frustration and I still catch myself in this frustration. It can be discouraging when it seems like everyone around you is progressing so much quicker. But Everyone's body is different and has a different story, which means everyone's progress looks different. And that's okay! Unfortunately, there's no quick and easy, magic pill to make you effortlessly float around on the mat. You just gotta keep showing up to your mat and practicing diligently, whether it's at home or at a studio or both (I recommend both). Sometimes progress is quiet and sneaks up on you. One day you may suddenly notice you can reach a little further in a pose, maybe your heels are a little closer to the ground in downward dog, or maybe you just don't hate a pose with the same fervor that you used to. Keep breathing and keep showing up to your mat. Progress does come. Be patient with yourself and your body.
P.S. Often all we see is the person floating around on their mat and we don't see the time that they've put into their practice. I've been guilty of this shortsightedness SO many times.

Arm balances till my arms are bruised lol ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Found another cute lil waterfall

Devouring "Every Body Yoga" by @mynameisjessamyn and loving it. ๐Ÿ’— A little yoga lesson: Yoga has 8 aspects (limbs) and the physical poses (asanas) only make up one of those limbs. With all the limbs combined, yoga is a beautiful guide to living. Hence, why you hear people say yoga is a way of life. (The poses/asanas just happen to get the most attention in modern yoga.) Anyway, Jessamyn talks about the Yamas (the limb that reminds us of our responsibilities to others and the world around us). One aspect of the Yamas is Ahimsa (nonviolence). Ahimsa has always been one of my favorite parts of the 8 limbs. But she said the smallest thing that added a new layer and changed the way I think about it: "Be full of compassion...when approaching fellow beings and YOUR OWN BODY." ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ’— This idea of non-violence extending to our own body is such a beautiful and difficult concept. How often do we find ourselves extending compassion and non-violence to others, but then turn to ourselves and hurl negative, violent thoughts at our body?Sometimes I hear people say to "thank the body for everything is does for you." And the cynical side of me comes out and wants to roll my eyes. Cynicism aside, our bodies do so much for us. Let's all practice non-violence, patience and compassion toward our bodies. ๐Ÿ’—

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