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Last week when we were teaching our retreat group in Ubud here in Bali we arranged a special treat for our yogis. A visit from a very inspiring teacher (and well known in the yoga world) who just happened to be teaching in Ubud at the same time as us. We invited him to share his wisdom and to guide, as well as lead us through our afternoon practice.
The legend that is Mark Whitwell from ‘The Heart of Yoga’ rocked up to our Shala at Ananda Cottages on his motor bike looking super cool! He would probably hate for me to call him a legend as he aspires to being a very unassuming ordinary human simply on a mission to inspire others to practice yoga.
Mark studied for two decades with T. Krishnamacharya, often referred to as the “father of modern Yoga” and teacher to B.K.S. Iyengar, B.N.S. Iyengar, Indra Devi and others.
We chatted about life in general and Mark reminded us that we are all already perfect, no matter how advanced our yoga practice or who we are (or think we are) or where we come from. There is a yoga practice that is appropriate for every person, regardless of age, health, body type or culture.
After a question and answer session, he then lead us all through a very basic breath inspired practice. He reminded us that Asana practice is the body moving with the breath, the inhale merging with the exhale, the strength in receiving and the strength of giving. Breath is simply all there is, the overriding principle of all yoga is to stay with the breath, as it provides the method for the practitioner to realize his or her highest potential.
Thank you so much @markwhitwell for facilitating, holding space for us and taking the time to share your teachings with us all, we were so uplifted after you left. We’ll be in touch to arrange a date to host you in the UK next year for sure 😊
Much Love 🙏🏼 @brigitte_riley_ @rosemary_paradiyoga
Photo credit @brian_riley_ 🙏🏼 .

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“The goal of yoga is to encourage us to be a little bit better than we were before. We become better by making an effort and by practicing patience. When we do this we will not see ourselves as beset by so many problems.” T.K.V. Desikachar
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#youareenough #itwillbeokay #yogahelps #yoga #sdyoga #downtownsandiego #theheartofyoga #yogateachertraining #yogaone #yogaoneteachertraining

Reading 'The heart of yoga' and reflecting about the meaning of yoga for me.
I found here some definitions that really fits to my understanding of what yoga is:
💠Yoga means change and movement
💠 Yoga means being present in every moment and action
💠 Yoga means to be closer to the Divine, anything Divine means for you

#theheartofyoga
#desikachar #yogaeveryday #yogalectures #yogabook

Autumn is a good season for reading📚🤓
#theheartofyoga
久しぶりに欲しい本が手に入ったので😊読書の秋🌾を愉しめそう。
来週の連休までの予習も兼ねて📖
グルガオンはリシケシよりもヨーガの本が少ないのが残念。
#グルガオン在住 #インド生活 #ヨガライフ #読書の秋 #ヨガ哲学 #ヨギーニ #ヨギーニライフ #クリシュナマチャリア #インドの本屋さん #ヨガの本 #tkvdesikachar #yogapholosophy #yogabook #indialife #gurgaon #yogini #yoginilife #yogateacher #krishnamacharya #readingbooks

"The ultimate goal of #yoga is to always observe things accurately, and therefore never act in a way that will make us regret our actions later." #desikachar in #theheartofyoga
When people ask why I'm in #mumbai I say I came to eat, shop and play. That's true, but I really came to observe. The #privilege and freedom to #travel affords me the luxury of being able to observe my #breath and my response patterns in novel situations - whether it's the challenge of breathing in a city where thousands of people live 400m from a government endorsed oil refinery, or breathing through vicious #media and family debates about the fledgling #metoo movement in #india and whether or not it's a controversial grab for attention on the part of every #survivor who has stepped forward to share #herstory.

I'm #grateful many things. For the time and beautiful safe spaces to #read and #write and #think. For the opportunity to sit with the #yogasutras in the home of this #philosophy. For the chance to deeply consider #ashtanga in it's truest sense - from the yamas to Samadhi. For the luxury of #selfcare in the form of fresh #coconutwater and a brand new #journal for my observations. I don't regret a single moment.

#yogaoffthemat #practiceandalliscoming #yogaeverydamnday

Stop being so hard on yourself, give yourself some grace, give yourself some patience, give yourself time, you are becoming you.

Everyday isn't pretty and full of accomplishments

I speak these words not only to you in my Instagram world but I speak them to myself.

I've been in a stuggle for quite sometime, in many areas of my life as a woman and as a mom. Fear of the unknown always wins.
But I ask myself, what is more scary, to take the leap and possibly fail or to live in a comfort zone prison never knowing... Forever working on un F'ing the mind
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#thoughts #oversharedontcare #unfuckyourmind #realtalk #growwiththeflow #balance #souldeep #yogasoul #spiritualawakening #mindbodysoul #theheartofyoga #thepowerofnow #thepowerofthemind #mindset #yogionherhead #oceanyoga #beachyoga #beautifulasanas #yogaphotography #sirsasana #inhaleexhale #meditation #yogisofinstagram #californiabeaches #minnesotayogi #inversionlove #namastebabes 🙏

What is the heart of yoga?

Sutra 2.3 - avidya-asmita-raga-dvesa-abhinivesah-klesah

This sutra defines the condition of humanity.
Ignorance, egoism, attachment, aversion and clinging to life. These are the causes of suffering.
#yogateacher #viniyogaofyoga #theheartofyoga

#Yoga retreat over... what a wonderful place @casalepundarika to delve into the heart of our practices!
Yoga as transformation: asana, #pranayama, #meditation and self inquiry.
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Un altro fantastico ritiro nella bella #Toscana... la pratica apre la mente ed il cuore!
#yogaretreat #tuscany
#italy #allweather #sunnydays #autumn #selfinquiry #transformation #deeppractices #yogapractice #stormy #yogaoutside #yogainthesun #asana #theheartofyoga #Macclesfield #tomeforyou #sole #ilsoledottobre #ilovetuscany #homeland #october #octobersunshine

Time for contemplation and diving deep into the Self. Yoga Teacher Training. ❤️ my job! #pamelahigleyyoga #theheartofyoga #733arts #yoga253

With some in the post, a couple by the bedside and a few lent out.. one can never have enough books on yoga!

Forever trying to balance life, goals and dreams.
It's one of the hardest things

Life goals: create a life that I don't need a vacation from, create a life where life, goals and dreams work as one to create my version of my best life 🙏

This photo reminds me of calm, I'm calm, truly authentically calm in this moment.

I thrive for this feeling, the feeling I have when it's just me and the woods 🌲
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#beadreamer
#dreamersanddoers
#calmheart #sirsasana #outdooryoga #outdoorasanas #yogainnature #theheartofyoga #beautifulasanas #lifegoals #beadoer #liveyourbestlife #believeinyourgreatness #mindbodysoul #yogisofinstagram #yogisofminnesota #yogaphotography #souldeep #headstandlove #mnstateparks #myminnesota #capturemn #namastebabes 🙏

Vata Dosha. Fall is vata season and it’s so important to stayed rooted and grounded. Energy without containment is chaos. The root chakra is the foundation of the subtle body system. The driving force to keep us grounded and safe. Being Vata I often feel ungrounded in the fall. But I ground myself with yoga poses and grounding foods.
Our personal path in life is only to walk our own. Not letting go of our dreams. Letting go of fear and trusting your intuitive wisdom. Trusting and going inside. Stillness and quiet #yogateacher #theheartofyoga #viniyoga

A fundamental ingredient of vinyasa krama practice is the use of breath to control or harness the mind.
Sit down, let your spine be straight and your chest open, your shoulders relaxed.
INHALE while opening your arms
EXHALE while closing your arms on your chest.
Pay attention to every part of your body.
If you like,while inhaling, you can imagine a shiny SUN inside your chest.
HOW OFTEN DOES YOUR MIND WANDER?
#vinyasa #vinyasakrama #vinyasayoga #krishnamacharya #pranayama #breathing #respira #healthyliving #motherhood #takeabreak #followyourlight #dontbeafraid #whoareyou #bodypower #bodyconfidence #spiritualbody #theheartofyoga #womenpower #trusttheuniverse #maternità #partonatural

Experience the deeply peaceful effects of Yoga Meditation.
This is a two-part instructional class in yoga meditation and the basics of yoga philosophy. You will learn the purpose of meditation, how to meditate on your own in a daily routine, and how you can apply it to your life.
The first class will focus on understanding our eternal identity, the nature of this world, and the nature of the body and mind. In the second class, we will review the techniques from the first class and answer any questions you have, and then we will talk about control, anxiety, and our natural position and function. The second class will be one week later, Tuesday, October 16, 7-9pm.
You can take these classes as often as you like. Handouts, meditation beads, and a meditation CD are provided for each new student. Teens ages 13 and up are welcome to these classes. 🚗 Location: Yoga Meditation Group (13740 Research Blvd, Bldg T, Unit 3, 78750) 🆓 Cost: No charge. Donations are gratefully accepted!
🙏🏼 Bring: An open heart! 👉🏼 RSVP IS REQUIRED at least a day ahead by email, text, or phone. info@YogaMeditationGroup.org 512-774-4964

#yoga #meditation #yogameditation #theheartofyoga #restyourmind #relieveanxiety #befulfilled #fulfillment #free #freeinaustin #austin #austinmeditation #atx #meditationinstruction

Photo credit: @themantraroombrisbane Thank you! 🙏🏼

Sutra 1.3- Tadadrastuhsvarupeavasthanam

Once the mind is crystal clear, we begin to perceive the objects of the world the way they are, our perception is no longer distorted. We see ourselves as we are #yogateacher #viniyoga #theheartofyoga

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