gesticulate gesticulate

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J Elissa M  Professional dancer & yogi...just trying to make her mark on the world 🕉🌎 Trust the journey 🙏🏼✨🇺🇸/🇨🇴 🙆🏼 Sweat w me at @ltasky @sltnyc & @alonewyork!

Today is day 1️⃣ of #SummertimeCore and @jennyclise_ is walking us through Navasana or Boat Pose. She has broken down all the basics for you but I have added some options to advance like jumping through to Navasana. You can lower down to Ardha Navasana which I call Canoe by pressing your lower back into the ground but keeping your shoulders and legs lifted. Even reach your arms overhead for some extra core shake. Show us how you play with Boat Pose! ⛵️🛶🚤
If you would like to be eligible to win an awesome prize from our sponsor @aloyoga, make sure you follow all the guidelines as outlined in the flyer post! 🙏🏼Check out all your hosts for their flows: @gesticulate @jennyclise_ @ciel70 @thenortheastyogi 🎥👉🏼 @sfreneenyc .
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Feeling the love with all things @aloyoga and bringing you two opportunities to practice with me! This Sunday evening I’ll be teaching Yin Yoga at @alonewyork. Visit the link in my bio to sign up. And if you can’t make it or live outside the NYC area, you can practice with me from home with the #SummertimeCore challenge starting this Sunday. It is a 10-day challenge designed to support your home practice and strengthen those abs for summer. Check out more info in the flyer post on my feed. Hope you will join me! Happy practicing! ✨🙆🏼‍♀️✨
📷👉🏼 @sfreneenyc 💕Wearing @aloyoga .
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Beautiful yogis!! Summer is a time of 🔥🔥🔥 and we are helping you bring the heat with some major #SummertimeCore ! We hope you join us in this 10 day challenge from July 22nd-31st for core building poses as we talk about both building up to and how to use the core effectively! 💪🏼✨ To enter:
1. Repost this flyer
2. Follow all hosts and sponsor
3. Post each day of the challenge with us.
4. Make sure to tag all hosts and sponsors and turn your profile to public so we can see!
HOSTS:
@ciel70
@gesticulate
@jennyclise_
@thenortheastyogi

SPONSOR:
@aloyoga
PRIZE:
1 winner to receive $100 to @aloyoga + a free 6mo. subscription to @alo.moves
Challenge poses:
1. boat pose
2. plank pose
3. side plank
4. chatarunga
5. Bound lizard
6. Triangle
7. Dolphin
8. Headstand
9. Toe taps
10. Handstand
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We rise by lifting others!
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Been struggling with my purpose lately. It’s not that I have lost who I am, I have forgotten why I’m here. Identity can be a strange thing because on its own it doesn’t amount to much. “I think there fore I am,” Descartes declared. Great! I can say “I am” but what AM I ALIVE to do? I am a believer that we are already fulfilling our purpose at every moment but it’s only with a little hindsight that we figure out how it all comes together. It’s only after the fact that we find meaning in life lived. So for now, I help one person at a time, one moment at a time. In a yoga or fitness class. At work. On the street. Helping others one *gesture* at a time and seeing where it takes me. WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS. ✨🕉✨
🙆🏼‍♀️Posando con @raanpeac 📷👉🏼 @cuentohistoriasconectomundos .
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Just humbled by all the yogis that have come to take my Yin Yoga class at the @alonewyork studio! Most of them are trying Yin Yoga for the first time and leaning into that discomfort of trying something new. I’m not going to lie, Yin Yoga is hard and can be uncomfortable as it not only requires physical stamina but mental stamina to go deep and become still. But it is only in stillness that we can put our daily lives into perspective, especially in this crazy city of ours! #loveNYC. Come practice with me every Sunday evening at 6:30pm at @alonewyork. When you sign up your first week is free! Have questions? DM me or comment below. 🙏🏼✨
#aloyoga #aloyoganyc 📷👉🏼 @sfreneenyc 💕Wearing @aloyoga .
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First flow in the new apartment and I’m immediately stepping into tuck handstand as well as floating into crow! A fresh, new space can be magical yet I have to remind myself it’s all about perspective. At any moment we can open our eyes and see new, breathe new air, feel our bodies as if for the first time. Sometimes it’s just about noticing what’s there without taking it for granted. ✨✨✨
🙆🏼‍♀️Wearing this month’s @ellieactivewear box! Check out their monthly subscription box that’s a great treat for yourself or surprise for a yogi you know. 🏄🏼‍♀️Practicing on @infinityyogamats .
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DRISHTI: the Sanskrit word for gaze. 👁✨👁 That could be literally looking at something or maybe it’s mentally focusing on something. You must have drishti to keep a calm, steady mind. It’s not about stopping your mind from thinking but rather it’s about skillfully steadying your focus on one thing. Sometimes we feel good when we exercise or play sports. It’s because all our attention is intently honed in on one thing. No room for all those wild thoughts of past and future. Sometimes we get very still and focused. That is meditation. This is sometimes the hardest drishti to maintain. Sooner or later your mind will stray off into the distance. When you become aware of it, lovingly, and without scolding yourself, bring your drishti back. If you have nothing else to focus on, your breath can be your anchor. Thoughts on a Thursday....
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Wearing @blackmilkactive by @blackmilkclothing 🖤
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Sometimes I worry that I can’t survive the whole whirlwind of life. Then I remember, I AM the whirlwind of life. Nothing to shy away from. All the possibilities of being! Remember that. Life is not happening to you; YOU are making it happen. 📷👉🏼 @julieahotz 💕Wearing @liquidoactive .
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Life is a game where you get to make the rules. There’s no right or wrong answer to what path you choose to take, but with such open parameters, CHOOSE SOMETHING! We navigate life by honing in on our purpose and values. What are they for you? I’m reflecting on my own purpose and values...would love to be inspired and hear what you value most in life! 💕Wearing @flexilexi_fitness 📷👉🏼 @sfreneenyc .
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When will our efforts feel like enough? When will we finally feel accomplished? What is keeping us from our happiness? I don’t have the answers but I know that when we sit quietly with ourselves we start to understand intuitively the inner workings of our lives. My favorite way to put it: the quieter we become, the more we can hear. Come practice yin yoga with me tonight at the @alonewyork studio. This meditative practice will let you slow down and stretch your connective tissues. A great practice for mind-body recovery. See you tonight at 6:30pm at the studio on the second floor of the @alonewyork store in SoHo (Spring and Mercer). 💕Wearing @aloyoga 📷👉🏼 @sfreneenyc .
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Change is just energy moving through you. When we resist change we try to trap the energy inside ourselves, but there’s always a reason why it needs to move. Open your hands and soften your heart. Let the stale air leave you and create space. Space for what? Who knows. And that’s why change is so scary. But your growth is inevitable whether you free your hands or not. So, do yourself a favor...let go! ✨🙏🏼✨
📷👉🏼 @sfreneenyc 💕Wearing @fitrebelapparel .
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