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Lauren Alarie  Mechanical Engineer Yoga Student and Teacher, RYT-200 Pit Bull Advocate (@gigithepibble) Email for private yoga! βœŒοΈπŸ’›πŸΆπŸ•‰οΈ

"Feeling will get you closer to the truth of who you are than thinking."
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One of my favorite parts of teaching, other than sharing the practice and benefits of yoga, is connecting with my students after class. A student shared with me today that after doing yoga for the last couple months, she's finally able to reconnect with awareness in her body and truly listen to how she feels in her body. For her, she says it helps her sleep better at night and wake up feeling good in her body again. .
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I love hearing these kinds of testimonials. This awareness that putting yourself and your well being first isn't an act of selfishness, but rather a way to prepare yourself to better serve others and share your gifts with the world. It's a nice reminder of how truly grateful I am for this practice. πŸ™
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πŸ“Έ: @cavagnarophotography
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#selfcare #selflove #selfhealing #actofservice #gratitude #yoga #yogalove #yogateacher #alwaysthestudent #aimtrue #vibratehigher #prayertwist #revolvedlunge #parivrttaanjaneyasana #liveyourpurpose #radgratitude #truth

You might not be where you want to be, but you're not where you used to be. πŸ’™
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I'm making some progress in this assisted heart opener with my yoga wheel. πŸ€— Might not look like much, but this pose FEELS a million times better after consistent practice. Also, if you look closely, my fingers ARE more firmly scooted up my toes! Progress in inches is still progress! The same principles apply both on and off the mat. πŸ˜‰ #progressnotperfection
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#forwardisforward #workinprogress #propsareyourfriend #homepractice #yogalover #humpdayhearts #happyhumpday #dharmawheel #yoga #yogalove #kapotasana #pigeonpose

No mistakes, only lessons. No amount of effort is ever wasted. What's making you stronger today? πŸ˜‰πŸ’–
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#perspective #yogaoffthemat #vibratehigher #upliftconnect #yogagram #yogainspiration #transcendthebullshit #nevernotbroken

Couple of lovebirds and other animals at the zoo today. πŸ’• 🐘🐴🐞🐻🦍
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#sandiegozoo #okapi #okapisaremyfave #hubbylove #tribe

You don't have to believe everything you think. πŸ˜‰ Try not to get too wrapped up in everything you're thinking all the time. You are not your thoughts. .
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What YOU are tho, is the witness and the observer of your thoughts. You, your true Self, are the decision maker who chooses which thoughts to engage and which to let go. Sometimes it takes a step back, a moment to slow down, to find the space to observe your thoughts and natural emotions, and discern what course of action best suits your alignment and intention. You know your self best and what it is that you need. Trust your intuition, but take the time and create the space to listen to it first. It is from this space that you can tap into abundant flow, limitless energy, creativity, and love. πŸ’š
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Bring awareness to your thoughts and emotions, discern what it is that makes your soul happy, and set your course of action. 🏹
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And don't forget to have a happy humpday. You're already halfway to Friday. 😊
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#yogaoffthemat #yogalove #yogainspiration #unattachment #contentment #abundance #asana #yogaoutside #pinchamayurasana #forearmstand

Props to ME: I tucked my way to πŸ’― @purebarre classes today!! 😁
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My regular workout routine these days consists of mostly in-studio yoga, home yoga, and a LOT of barre classes. Pure Barre is the perfect compliment to my yoga practice as it strengthens and tones all the areas of my body I need most in my asana practice. The focused, isometric movements help build and strengthen my body awareness and form. And it always brings me way back to my elementary school ballerina days! .
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Thanks to the team at @purebarreeastvillage for having amazing instructors and a FABulous owner. 😘 I appreciate all your energy, support and passion for what you do. PBEV is my fave place to strengthen and heal my hamstring injury, and not to mention maintain dis "Pure Barre ledge"πŸ‘πŸ˜ Next stop, Club 250!! πŸ’ͺ
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#notapaidadvertisement #goalcrusher #LTB #100club #stickysocks #purebarrestrong #purebarreeastvillage #ledgelife #ifitdoesntchallengeyouitdoesntchangeyou #sandiegofitness #dontmindthedoghair πŸ˜…

My boys came through San Diego again! 🀘 #myfaves #diadelosdeftones #bothmeandmyphoneareokay πŸ˜‰

{{ABUNDANCE}} Working on that November flow on the road. πŸ™
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It's easy to cut corners to cheat ourselves, but we can flip that perspective and cut corners to reward and maintain ourselves too. It's about choices and working with the flow, whatever life gives you. I'm in Phoenix for a wedding and I could have just slept in and gone to breakfast, but that would have been skipping the "corner" all together. Instead I popped out of bed, moved my body with a quick 20-min flow, and now I'm ready to move on with my day and enjoy wedding festivities! (And still had time to go out to breakfast!) Instead of stressing over not having time or a studio for a full practice, I cut some corners (and rearranged the hotel room) to squeeze in some conscious movement. When we make even a little time for the things we enjoy and that keep our bodies healthy, you may find you've for a lot more time and energy for those things than you thought! Where can you make healthy choices in your day today? 🧑
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#healthychoices #abundance #yogagram #friyay #happyfriday #readytoparty #dancingwarrior #warriorflow #peacefulwarrior #yoga #yogalove #hotelyoga #yogaeverydamnday #aimtrue

Halloween success! I spotted the ever elusive Gigi-Girraffe! πŸ¦’πŸŽƒ
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#halloween #dogsofinstagram #pitbulllove #pitbulladvocate #adoptthecropped #adoptdontshop #shesagoodsport #gigithepibble

"Animals are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do." πŸ˜ƒπŸ’™πŸ
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🚨{SUB ALERT} Join me and my goatie friends this SAT 10/27 at 8a for Goatoga! ALL levels welcome! πŸ™ .
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We'll be focusing our intention on stress relief and mental clarity by moving our bodies and reconnecting with nature. (And petting some super cute goaties, obvi). .
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#humpday #midweekmotivation #sandiegoyoga #goatyoga #yoga #yogawithfriends #goaties #humbleyoga #flowyoga #getoutside #goyoga

Mindfulness training isn't about CLEARING your mind, it's about FOCUSING your mind. In yoga, we learn that we can use body awareness to cultivate mental clarity and inner calm, but this practice isn't limited to your mat. .
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Mondays can be particularly frenetic, so if at any point in your day today you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or stressed, take a moment of pause, take a few deep breaths, and try softening around your eyes and drawing your awareness down to the bottoms of your feet. πŸ‘£ Create some space for yourself to experience your body, your emotions, and allow your own intuitive wisdom to consider the situation. Turn off the monkey mind and cultivate a response rather than a reaction. 🐡 The more we can be present in our responses, the more we are empowered in making conscious choices in our actions. πŸ’—
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#monkeymind #chittavrittis #mindfulmonday #motivationmonday #makespace #vibratehigher #yogaoffthemat #yoga #yogalove #yogalife #yogainspiration #mindfuldifference #bepresent #enjoythemoment

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