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In order to succeed you have to be ok with failing (and falling - in the case of handstands) a million times. You have to be willing to be a beginner time and time again so you can continue to learn new things. It's not going to look pretty in the beginning and it's not going to be perfect when you start. .
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I really enjoy learning new things and I love the beginners mind. This 'game' of walking up and down the cubes/blocks is a new one for me. Every time I fall I learn something new and I get back up. Every time I get back up another insight. This is the process. It's both fun and laborious. Pleasure and instant gratification is easy to come by, but satisfaction only comes from putting in the time and the effort. This is what our society needs more of - to teach our youth the value of dedicating their lives to something, whether it be surfing, music, martial arts, yoga or whatever. Developing the patience and perseverance needed to succeed will bring the satisfaction and self esteem very much needed in today's world. Happy practicing πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ€˜πŸŒŽ.

I really don't know where I would be if I hadn't found Yoga - or perhaps more accurately - if Yoga hadn't found me. Today we celebrate #internationalyogaday all around the world 🌎 and reflect with gratitude and respect on the blessings that have been given to us by our teachers, and this beautiful tradition gifted to civilisation by the ancient sages of India. .
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Since time immemorial humans have been seeking to understand this universe, our place in it, and the way to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. This is a universal search and it is for this reason that Yoga has continued to spread from the fringes to the mainstream of society. Now, more than ever, we need Yoga - not just as a fitness regime, but as a lifestyle that gives us the tools to discover the innate potential for self-discovery, empowerment and liberation that lies within each and every one of us. .
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Om shanti shanti shanti πŸ•‰πŸ™
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πŸ“· @sigismondiphotography πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Creating some new ways to flow πŸ˜ŽπŸ€”πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

If you want to reach your #goals then you've got to keep your head down and concentrate on the process, no matter how long it takes. I come across this obstacle regularly in my own practice and I see it often with students. There have been so many times when I used to plan my trips to Mysore in India, and I would be envisioning all the great things that would happen in my practice. But inevitably, along the way, one thing or the other would hinder those plans and things would be what they were - not the way I thought they would be. I was reminded of that this morning when a student expressed a similar feeling about how she had hoped that this month in Bali would produce certain results, but now things have come up and there are other obstacles to take care of. 🌟
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This is something we all have to face in our practice, in our training and our lives. There are times when we feel like we have hit a wall and we are not making any progress anymore. When these doubts arise we have to return to enjoying the process; put in our best efforts and let go of the attachment to the results. πŸ™
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This applies on the macro and the micro level. A good example of that is when I'm going for a two minute handstand and my forearms are on fire πŸ”₯. If I keep looking at the clock then my mind is preoccupied with the seconds ticking away, and all I can think of is whether I will make it. But if I just stay with it, and go into every sensation and keep my head down, then the alarm goes and I've made it. .
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Remember it's always about the journey. 🌈

It seems these days that flexibility (the ability to move a joint passively through a range of motion) gets a bad rap, as mobility (the ability to move a joint actively through a range of motion) becomes more popular. I definitely agree that this emphasis is a positive thing, as is the current trend of emphasising active flexibility (moving against gravity without the assistance of an external force - like your hand or your teachers hand) and end-range control. It's a great counter balance to the popularity that Yin Yoga (passive stretching) gained in the 2000's. Adding in these elements makes it much safer to perform many of these postures we do in Yoga, whereas there are many naturally flexible people who lack the core strength, balance and coordination to safely progress through the more advanced postures. .
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With all that said, there cannot be any denying that flexibility is still important, and is a big advantage when trying to do things like backbends, pressing up to a handstand or stalder presses. It also feels really good to stretch passively and can be very therapeutic and calming for the nervous system when used in the right way. .
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In this video I'm using a little bit of all those techniques. πŸ‘ŒπŸ½I hope this post makes you think a little about what areas you need to focus on to bring balance to your practice. πŸ™

After my surf this morning I felt the need to make sure my shoulders stay open - with a little assistance from @deepikamehtayoga πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ 🌟

Focus β€’ It's becoming harder and harder in our world to really dive deep into something. There are so many choices, so many distractions, so many different inspiring people to follow. Yet the irony is that most of the people that we are inspired by have spent thousands of hours dedicating themselves to developing their own unique talent. We have to put in the time. When the alarm goes off in the morning, and that voice in your head tells you it's a good idea to sleep in, you have to get up anyway. When you're feeling lazy and don't want to practice, you have to win that battle and do the practice. It doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't have to be long. It just has to be done. That is what builds confidence and momentum and creativity begins to flow and changes start to happen. .
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Every morning when you wake up invest some time in yourself. Write down your thoughts and your goals. At night before you sleep go through your day and visualise the day you're going to have tomorrow. Stay focused on your own life and make it all that you dreamed it could be. 🌟
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πŸ“· @miguel_hand_balance πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

"Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright" πŸ¦…this line said by Morgan Freeman in the movie Shawshank Redemption is a powerful reminder - You are that bird and I am that bird. Our feathers are too bright to be kept in a cage. In order to realise our full potential we have to set ourselves free or be set free. πŸ¦‰

Head over heels and heels over head in πŸ’ #goals #acro #love @deepikamehtayoga

ŚramaαΉ‡a (Shramana)... according to some theories there was once a time in ancient India where people had become tired of simply following the rituals of the fire πŸ”₯ worshipping Vedic culture. They wanted their own direct experience of reality, and out of this arose the ascetics and seekers known as ŚramaαΉ‡as, who performed physical austerities as a way to find liberation. I like to imagine these wandering yogis as the ones who first started to develop all the different yogic breathing, meditation and asana techniques. .
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The Buddha, as we know, was once a Brahmin (Hindu priest caste) and left that to become a ŚramaαΉ‡a - but after fasting nearly to death πŸ’€, he ended up regarding such extreme self-austerities and self-mortification as useless for attaining enlightenment. After that he taught the 'Middle Way'. Later, Devadatta, a cousin of Buddha, caused a split in the Buddhist sangha (community) by demanding more rigorous practices. .
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More than 2000 years later and I still feel like those debates are relevant today. Modern day yoga practices are often leaning towards the side of austerity and even self-mortification 😱 and the advocation of the middle path is just as relevant today as it was back then. .
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πŸ“· @sigismondiphotography

Place this salt in water and bring it here tomorrow morning". The boy did. "Where is that salt?" his father asked? "I do not see it." "Sip here. How does it taste?" "Salty, father." "And here? And there?" "I taste salt everywhere." "It is everywhere, though we see it not. Just so, dear one, the Self is everywhere, within all things, although we see it not. There is nothing that does not come from it. It is the truth; it is the Self supreme. You are that, Shvetaketu.
You Are That.
Eknath Easwaran, The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit....✨ .
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Morning meditations from my mat.... πŸ™

On my trip to the US in April I filmed a series of online classes/tutorials for @yogaanytime and the first class is now available. If you click the link in my bio and/or use the code 'ROBBERDS' you can get a free 30 day trial. .
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I made this series with the intention of sharing the Yoga practice with a few different ideas in mind. The first being for all those home practitioners who may never get the chance to practice with me. The second for all the students that I've met over the years who would like to continue practicing with me. This series contains a combination of tutorials and 'practice along' classes. I explore a variety of themes from Sun Salutations, to jump backs, arm balancing, backbending, hip opening, and much more. A lot of what I share in this season compliments the Ashtanga practice but would be useful to teachers and students from any tradition. .
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If you sign up let me know and give me some feedback on what you would like to see more of. πŸ™

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