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Lauren Alarie  Mechanical Engineer Yoga Student and Teacher (RYT-200) Pit Bull Advocate (@gigithepibble) Peaceful Warrior in Training โœŒ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ๐Ÿพ

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength."
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One thing my dad has always impressed upon me since childhood is the importance of living in the moment and not letting fear or worry steal today's joy. (I was an anxious kid! ๐Ÿ˜ณ) Some days this lesson is easier to apply than others, but like everything else, it is a practice to keep coming back to everytime life throws something new at you. It is said that 'experience is the best teacher, but her fees can be high.' So today I am focusing on that which is in my control and doing a lot of #yoga for that which I cannot! ๐Ÿ™ #peacefulwarrior #daddysgirl #dadyoga #utthitahastapadangusthasana

Happy Father's day to all the dads out there and a special shout out to the best dad ever ๐Ÿ’™ #daddysgirl

"Time flies whether you're having fun or not. The choice is yours." ๐Ÿ˜„ .
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In yoga, at work, and especially at a trampoline park, you should be having fun! Because you deserve it! It's easy to forget, but keep it all in perspective. Life exists to experience it. Enjoy the ride while it lasts. ๐Ÿ™
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๐Ÿ“ธ: @ecvgnro
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#impermanence #ardhamatsyendrasana
#halflordofthefishes #trampoline #rockinjump #brunchdrunk #badyogi #yogalove #yogaplay #yogaeverydamnday #ladiesofbbc

"Art and love are the same thing. It's the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you." Date night. ๐Ÿ’•
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#submergence #wonderspaces #installationart #sandiego

Take control over your thoughts and inner dialogue. Your body can "hear" everything you're telling yourself. Instead of tearing your self down, build your self up! Try prioritizing and taking responsibility for your own healing and see how the world will start to shift around you. โœจ #selfcare #practice
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My classes this week:
๐Ÿ”ธTODAY, 6:15p Healing Yin Yoga @rvlyoga.
๐Ÿ”ธWED, 6:15p Vinyasa Yoga @rvlyoga.
๐Ÿ”ธTHURS, 5:30p Flow Yoga @chuzefitness .
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#healing #startswithyou #createyourstory #yogainspiration #yoga #yogalove #chakras #balance #yogaeverydamnday #awakening #rvl #yin #vinyasa #flow #sandiegoyoga #yogateacher #mondaymotivation #yogagram

Time is a series of moments. And sometimes those in-between moments are the ones that matter most, even just that space between breaths. .

Our yoga practice is an inward journey but often accompanied by external expression in the physical body. It's this physical form that is most subject to change and influenced by any number of external factors.
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About a year and a half ago now, I strained my left hamstring tendon. A few months after that, my right side as well. The pain changes day to day, depending on my level of activity. Some days it's just a nuisance, some days a constant aching and throbbing. XRAY shows nothing. MRI only shows tendonitis on the left side, but evidently nothing on the right. Its been a long, frustrating journey. I feel like I've been benched for so long and I want so badly to train like an athlete again. I take it easy, I do the conditioning, I do the stretches, I've tried massage, heat pads, ice, NSAID's, no NSAID's, you name it. Acupuncture has been the only thing that helps but the painfree "acu-bliss" only lasts a few short hours. I've been seeing a sports medicine practioner lately and my only next step is retrial of physical therapy. .

All I can do now is pay attention to this moment, not the series of moments in front of it or after it. My yoga practice continues to meet me where I am at in this moment, despite my physical limitations. I know I will find growth in patience and acceptance, although I feel as though I am MORE than ready to move on from this chapter. There must still be SOMEthing left to learn before I can release this pain once and for all, I'm just not quite there. Be patient, find acceptance, live in THIS moment. .

#practicewhatyoupreach #santosha

Isn't it crazy how we can be our own worst enemies and critics. One of the things that keeps bringing me back to my mat lately is the not just the asana practice of my physical body, but also the mental practice of reprogramming toxic thoughts. And it's not about just pushing out the darkness, it's about taking a step back to observe its purpose. If there's no reasonable basis, then think of its opposite. If there's something there, then maybe there's some work to be done. Shine a light on the darkest corners of you and you might be surprised. Practices like yin yoga and meditation are great opportunities to exercise the muscle of mental discipline and find some inner peace and calm. #buddhaknowsbest #balance #yinyoga #innerpeace .
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#yoga #yogainspiration #buddha #thinkwithintention #powerofthought #vibratehigher #progressnotperfection

"Balance is not something you find, it's something you create." โš–๏ธ.
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My theme this month is creating balance from your ROOTS up! The root chakra, muladhara, is the first of the seven major chakras located along the spine and is the most instinctual of all the chakras. It is only when you are supported and open from your roots, that you can begin your path to transformation and reach your fullest potential. ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’–
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My classes this week:
๐ŸšจSUB ALERT: TODAY, 4:15p Strength + Flexibility @mosaicyoga
๐Ÿ”นTODAY, 6:15p Yin Yoga @rvlyoga.
๐Ÿ”นWED, 6:15p Vinyasa Flow @rvlyoga.
๐Ÿ”นTHURS, 5:30p Flow Yoga @chuzefitness.
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#mondaymotivation #foundation #roots #muladhara #rootchakra #bakasana #crowpose #armbalance #yogainspiration #yoga #yogalove #yogaeverydamnday #rvl #sandiegoyoga

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