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I realized today where I am at. I am here.

My friend @susannkind told my this today as she was telling me about her gratitude to be in such a beautiful place. I found the simplicity of this statement so profound and beautiful.

When we stop for a moment to understand that we are here and nowhere else, and appreciate this simple truth, we can stop trying to be somewhere else. You can only be here. Know that and you know the truth.

Photo by the amazing @icreatelife_
Flyer, the amazing @ambrasana

Καλημεραααααα πανέμορφε κόσμε.. •Νο meditation, no life.. Know meditation, know life• "Osho" #yogainspiration #yogamindbodysoul #yogachallenge

Tag your yoga buddy 😍 @yogabeyond

"Initiate giving. Don't wait for someone to ask. See what happens- especially to you. You may find that you gain a greater clarity about yourself and about your relationships, as well as more energy rather than less. You may find that, rather than exhausting yourself or your resources, you will replenish them. Such is the power of mindful, selfless generosity. At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift... only the universe rearranging itself." -Jon Kabat-Zinn ✨

#forarmfriday Using the wall to deepen your practice, my hair always in my way😂
Splits ,Forarm stand ,backdrop with the wall ,chinstand.
Have a nice weekend 💚
My yoga mat @chanmaya_yoga_
My Yoga top @prana .
#practicemakesperfect #iloveyoga

So many things to reflect upon... like did you know that in most people the distance from fingertip to fingertip, when the arms are stretched out straight, is the same as their height? Or that the size of most people's feet is the same as their forearms? (I wonder how many of you just put your foot on your forearm? 🙃) As a yoga teacher I am always assessing body types, constitutions and proportions. These all make a difference and are very important to factor into a person's practice. In essence, one size does not fit all and it's important that we adapt not only the postures to fit the person but also the principles (within reason of course) of Yoga. .
Leave a comment below if your feet and forearms are the same size and/or your wingspan is the same as your height... I'm curious 🤔. .
📷 @paumarchantc 🙏

I write about self-reflection because:
1) It's natural for me. I'm an introspective dude who was further programmed when childhood traumas placed me (not the responsible parties) into psychoanalysis. Gets one thinking - what's my problem? But what would be truly useful is, here are some tools for dealing with your situation.
2) Self-reflection is sorely lacking today — even in yoga-land — where sometimes doing yogic practices becomes a blanket under which one hides from reflection. Like, I know know esoteric mantras or have a good backbend, but don't show up as promised.
3)The paradox that reflecting on thought and self is on the path to transcending thought is the essence of yoga and also a mindfuck. It's almost like, learn how to use it so you don't have to. ———————————————
The above was meant to be a prologue to simple point about self reflection. Sorry. I was thinking of the most common self-reflection metaphor, a mirror, and remembered an old saying from one of my first yoga trainings: "Too good is no good." In this case, to have the ability to reflect is important, but to reflect means to look. Stay with me here. ———————————————
Imagine that you looking at the mirror is light hitting the mirror — the energy you put into the work. If you are too good at self-reflection i.e. the light is so bright that it's harsh, then the reflection will be obscured, as useless as someone who does not even think to look. So in addition to being willing to self-reflect, the ability to see clearly, to see that each awareness is indeed a small victory that can mitigate suffering. ———————————————
To work for balance through Asana, some need strength, some flexibility, and some even to learn to be willing to try, which means that some may need to lighten the effort without losing the force. As always, body is vehicle to understand mind and self-reflection is no different. So I write this because if like me it's so easy for you to analyze that it becomes a harsh glare upon the mirror of your mind, then one, you are not alone, and two, you may not need the flashlight to walk the woods at night. Perhaps feeling the ground at a slower pace will provide as much direction.

Why can't there be more love ❤️ in this world #saddenedbythenews

Got to Phuket at 6 o'clock.. at the beach splashing in the water by 7 o'clock 🌊
Mermaid life is my fav 😍
#travel #thailand #mermaidlife


Day 10: Pincha mayurasana

• "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does no serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson •

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Oh just doing some yoga poses with my mini while at brothas' football practice. They were playing the yoga challenge and called me to help finish the game since they couldn't hold each other up. Tada!!! And there you have it... a sloppy yoga pose with my girl. #fitmom #fitmomlife #fitkids #yogafun #yogachallenge #minime #motherdaughter #partnersincrime #killintime #momlife

Day 5 of #StripDownAsanas is a fold with Seated Forward Fold. ✨
This challenge has been one of the most hard yet freeing that I've done in a long time. Yogaing in my birthday suit was too far out of my comfort zone (I filmed in my office 😹) but even just stripping down to my nudes was shedding a layer of insecurity and really looking at this body for all the jiggle, muscle, & everything in between.

It's empowering to see how poetic the human body can be when it's pushed into poses that may not always come easy at the first attempt. And even more empowering to know that there is a yoga community here with open arms to embrace, encourage, and inspire through the difficult poses & the emotions they bring up.

Thank you to all the yogis & friends who have DMd, txt, or sent a note of love. Your words of love have been so amazing. 🖤
Follow along w/ the poses here:
Day 1✨ Favorite Heart Opener
Day 2✨ Favorite Inversion
Day 3✨ Favorite Bind
Day 4✨ Favorite Hip Opener
Day 5✨ Favorite Fold
Day 6✨ Favorite Balance Pose
Day 7✨ Favorite Standing Pose
Day 8✨ Favorite Seated Pose
Day 9✨ Favorite Split Variation
Day 10✨Yogi's Choice 🌸

#namaste #yogachallenge #gingeryoga #instayoga #yogachallenge #yoga #igyoga #yogainspiration #practiceandalliscoming #yogapractice #yogaeverydamnday #yogagirl #yogababe #yogaaddict #yogajourney #instayoga #yogaflow #benddontbreak #bendyyogis #yogafamily #workoutmotivation #yogafun #altaregosister #seatedforwardfold #paschimottanasana

Prayer hands may look simple or easy to some, but for me they represent an incredible amount of progress. Until recently I had never been able to do them & although I'd still like to be able to expand my shoulders more & work on wrist flexibility to get them higher, I'm proud of myself for making it this far. Even as you look ahead to tomorrow's goal, be proud of yourself for where you are today. 🙏🏼✨ #yogaeverywhere #prayerhands #motivationalquotes #yogagirls #teekigram #teekigirls #teekipants #yogainspiration #yogapants #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yogaposes #yogastrong #yogisofig #yogadaily #yogisofinstagram #yogaeveryday #yogiintraining #yogajourney #igyoga #yogafit #yogafun #veganyogi #plantbased #fitnessmotivation #fitspo #healthjourney

👑👑👑 My challenges are still matching up for day 6 of #MermaidYogaQueens with #queenpigeon. I think this is my favorite mermaid pose. I feel strong and happy and loved today. It's really is a Happy Fri-yay!! 🎉

Hosts: @sdharamr @yoginiinheels @yogibabecakes
Sponsors: @have_a_fruitday @happyyogishop @merladybox

Happy Friday! You find me here this Sunday in between these #brew tanks 🤣

#yogistakeflight DAY 5: eight angle 🌞
I actually find eight angle to be one of the easiest arm balances for me! that being said I also tend to have very open hips.
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I like to start from dandasana & then give my leg a little cradle to open my hip. then I work my leg over my shoulder so my hamstring is on my tricep. it's a nice little prep stretch.
from here, you can transition to eight angle by pulling in the extended leg and cross your ankles. then lean forward and press into your palms to lift (focusing on those chatauranga arms) and begin to extend your legs, focusing on the place where your leg contacts your tricep and on engaging your core.

We are made of the same stuff of the stars, planets and universe - that’s pretty f$cking cool. #seekthetruth

Host nya keceehhh, yukkss ikutan @bebydebear_
@Regrann from @uc.yoga - Hey Y'all Inversion Lovers !! #InvertYoHips is coming to bring you some hip opening fun while being upside down 🙌🙌 .
💥💥💥💥Starting August 21-28💥💥💥💥
In this 8 days challenge, we will focus on handstand but feel free to take it on headstand or pincha if handstand is not in your practice yet. All levels and all kinds of props welcome 😉😉🙌🙌.
Pose line up :
Frog Legs
Butterfly / Diamond
Hosts :

Generous Sponsors :

To be part of the challenge and eligible for the prizes :
1. Repost this flyer and tag some friends to play with us.
2. Follow ALL hosts and sponsors
3. Tag hosts and sponsors in all your photos / videos ( new photos / videos only please )
4. Make sure your IG profile is public so we can see you.
5. Be supportive, show some love and encourage other participants .
Most importantly, have fun and honor your body at all times 😊👌
#upsidedowneverydamnday #fitmom #yogafit
#yogamama #yogalife #yogalove
#igyoga #wehandstand
#igyogis #strongisthenewskinny
 #yogisofinstagram  #igyogaindonesia
#igyogacommunity #handbalance
#fitgirls #handstandjunkie
#handstandeverydamnday #yogachallenge #augustyogachallenge #handstandchallenge #hipopener #feeltheyogahigh #wearyourmat #handstand

Happy Friday My Dear Yogis! 😊 🙌👏Your pictures and progress is absolutely AMAZING 😍Welcome to all the new dancers and thank you, thank you and thank you to all of you for weekly sharing your beautiful and inspiring progress with me. Join me to congratulate 🎈 this week nominees, this could be you next week and remember... Be happy! 😉
1) share your #natarajasana next Thursday, 2) use the hashtag ‪ #JuevesDancingShiva‬ and 3) mention/tag me for a chance to be featured! 😉 .
Hope everyone have a very happy weekend 🌺See you next Thursday 🙏🏻

Feliz viernes mis queridos Yoguis! 😊 🙌 👏 Sus fotos y progreso es totalmente EXTRAORDINARIO 😍Bienvenidos a todos los nuevos bailarines y gracias, gracias y más gracias a todos ustedes por compartir tan lindo e inspirador progreso conmigo cada semana. Celebremos juntos los nominados de esta semana🎈; la próxima puedes ser tu y recuerda... Sé feliz! 😃. .
1) comparte tu postura del bailarín el próximo jueves,
2) usar la etiqueta # juevesdancingshiva y
3) agregarme/mencioname en la foto para poder tener el chance de ser seleccionado! 😉 .
Que tengan un súper feliz fin de semana. 🌺Nós vemos el próximo jueves 🙏🏻
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#yogachallenge #yogacommunity

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