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Not all paths are created equal.

Not all teachers/coaches/mentors are created equally.

This is not to discourage or discredit anyone from teaching, only to encourage individual retrospection in to what has impacted us most in creating long lasting change and what has not.

When I first became interested with the handstand my only strategy was to kick up until I was blue in the face. As I took more workshops I started to take some of the drills from various teachers and implemented them randomly and practice sporadically. I made some gainz but it all seemed so exoteric and outside my scope of knowledge.

My aim in teaching handstand is to debunk this immediately. All it is weight shift. Stable base of support ➡️ move the center of mass ➡️ stable base of support ➕ Controlled center of mass = balance.

Unquestionably my greatest period of progress was when I used the gymnasticbodies online training program for a period of three consecutive months. I went from 10-30 second holds without an understand of what I was trying to do up there to consistent 60 seconds holds with a clear understanding of what I was trying to accomplish and how to train it. They made the process simple and all I had to do was put in the consistent effort.

One thing I took from this experience is that being specific is of the utmost importance if you are trying to accomplish something specific.

Being vague about my goals and my execution of these goals is a sure fired way to fall back into old patterns which yield old results. I can occasionally see progress at times by employing old patterns. I can can see progress while still using stale old motives, seeking out validation and evidence to prove that I am no longer as I once was. But these wins feel fleeting at best. Circling around my goals feels like avoidance. Meeting them head on feels in alignment with what I value most.

It was very disheartening yesterday to go to my favorite hometown beach and it be like a ghost town.  This beach normally has tons of people practicing yoga at sunset, tourists and natives combing the beach, splashing in the water, and playing in the sand.  Before making it to the water you could smell the dreadful stench of red tide.  We were only out a short while as  @johnwlees photographed some of the shoreline, but the smell clung to us.  The miasma wrapped us in it and made it difficult to breath.
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My heart is saddened for all the wildlife we've lost and for all the residents of the gulf beaches who can no longer enjoy their homes as they once did.  The stench crept 10 miles inland during the week and the whole area is awash in death and decay.  Hopefully, our government and citizens will start to work towards a plan to recitify our waste and destruction of our beautiful beaches.  In years past, red tide lasted a month at most; we're on month 5.  The loss is too much to bare.
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Day 4 of #GetYourArmBalanceOm🕉 is flying pigeon. .
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🕉H O S T S:
@shannonfofannon
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@zumbayogi
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🕉S P O N S O R S:
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@gocleveryoga
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@enjoyingthejourneywithoils
@confusedgirlla .
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PC: @johnwlees 💖

🍂Day 5 of #YogisHeartNature is FISH POSE (Matsyasana) 🍂
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Today in my 5:45 am class, I asked my students “who is feeling 100% alive this morning?” and not a single human raised his or her hand — which is what I expected that early in the morning 😅
However, after class was over, a lady came up to me and said, “when you asked that question at the beginning of class, I actually was feeling SO alive — so many great things are happening in my life that my whole body and being is just BUZZING! But when you asked the question and no one else raised their hands, I was too afraid to raise mine.” My response: GIRL OWN IT! If you’re feeling ecstatic, happy, ALIVE — own it fully. I would have the same response to someone if they weren’t feeling that way too — OWN your feelings always.
Also — I’m super present right now to the fact that my words, simply me asking that question, created the hindering and hiding of this lady’s aliveness — it literally dimmed her light.
My words not only create MY reality but they affect every human who I speak to. 😳🤯 what will you use your word to create today???
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@yogi_liza
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@unifyogi
@cathydoesyoga
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Yoga Method - Intelligent and creative ways to sequence towards peak postures. Working towards #danurasana in this series. Here is the peak pose and the closing poses of said series. Two videos. 1st) #upwardfacingbow in the ropes wall. And 2nd) #childspose / a #twist / and #adhomukhavirasana all in the ropes wall too.

Repost from exactly one year ago (I wonder how my headstand has progressed- will have to take a video):
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In my yoga world, I know there are some who don't see me as a real "yogi"
I actively avoid organic food (not sustainable), I don't think chakras are a real thing, essential oils won't cure what ails me (but they do smell pretty), I don't like touching or other people invading my personal space (including assists 😐), I focus on anatomy and function rather than feels, I don't believe in any higher power or levitation or enlightenment, I am immediately skeptical when anything is described as "the ancient practice of..." because I know, in truth, not many things actually are.
#yogachallenge2018 #ibendsoidontbreak #septemberyogachallenge
#yoga #makingshapes
#igyogafam #strong
#armbalance #yogaeverydamnday
#yogi #brisbaneyoga #brisbaneyogi #yogachallenge #rainbowhair #igyogafamily #igyogachallenge #myyogalife #thisyogalife #igyoga #igyogi #purplehair #introspection #balance #flexible #yogisofinstagram #yogilife

When I practice this, I always remember your class @taggyoga ☀️

Happy Thursday ❤️
#redrockcanyon

งานถ่ายไม่มีช่างกล้อง..ต้องตั้งถ่ายเอง😅😁✌ ปล.คิดถึงๆช่างภาพส่วนตัว 😊
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#yoga #yogapose #yogafamily #yogapants #yogachallenge #yogaphotography #yogaforhealth #yogaforlife #yogaeveryday #yogaeverydamday #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #yogi #yogateacher #โยคะ #igyoga #igyogi #yogagirl #ammyyoga #yogalove #iloveyoga #lovebody #yogaforhealth #yogafun #yogaart #bestrong #yogatime #yogathailand #ครูโยคะ #โยคะครูแอ๊ด #fammely

Day 4 #autumntwists
Arm balance twist - #grasshopperpose.
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You are AMAZING! 😘
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Thank you to everyone who commented on my post yesterday. You truly helped me solve my existential IG yoga crisis. 😘 So many wise words were shared, and I love you all for that. Here are some of my biggest takeaways:
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We too often let numbers define who we are ... age, height, weight, IQ ... or in the case of Instagram, likes and followers. But these are just numbers, nothing more or less, and they in no way determine who we are or what we’re worth. For example, at close to 40 years old I feel younger, stronger, and more full of life than I ever remember feeling. (This grasshopper pose is proof of that!) So if you’re letting some number define you, I pray you’re able to stop, because you are so much more than a number.
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My other big takeaway - real connections are possible through social media. I already knew this because I’ve been lucky enough to form real friendships with some authentic and incredible people on this platform. What they reminded me is that if I ever become frustrated by numbers (which it still bothers me that I do, but I guess it’s also natural that it does), I need to focus on the people I’ve met here; they’re worth more to me than any number of likes or follows.
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So, my existential IG yoga crisis is over. I feel silly that I even had this crisis to begin with, but I’m overwhelmed by the love I received. All of you, and the ability to support each other and form true friendships, are what IG yoga is for me. ❤️
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Twisty hosts:
@shiziks
@marastina
@shylasvsyoga
@indira.yoga .
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@liquidoactive
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#dragonflypose #parsvabhujadandasana #maksikanagasana #twist #twistedpose #twistitout #autumnyoga #yogaoutdoors #yogaoutside #yogamomma #igyogalove #yogaforhealth #yogaforlife #yogaathome #igyogini #yoginisofig #yogisofig #igyogi #igyogamom #igyogareality #realitynotperfection

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