I’ve always found a creative outlet in movement. As a gymnast, and then as a cheerleader, and now as a yogi I will often find my mind coming up with sequences or transitions to try . . Apart from the exercise, apart from the mental quietude, the creative outlet that asana can provide is also beneficial. Did you know that exercising creativity is a natural mood booster? I mean, who doesn’t like that feeling of accomplishment, that joy that comes from being able to look at something and say, “I made that!” . . If you’re feeling down, get creative! . Creating shapes in @aloyoga 💖 . . #yoga#morningpractice#creativity#asana#yogagirl#yogainspiration
Yoga through spring, summer, autumn, and now winter. This practice and the skills it teaches you stay with you no matter what the season. It makes you both so much more aware of the passage of time, and so much more accepting that all that is consistent in life is change 💛 . #yogathroughtheseasons#thepassageoftime#theonlyconsistentischange
Press play ✨ Hey beautiful people I want you to join me for an intimate retreat next year, February in Bali 🌺one on one healing sessions, meditation, flower mandalas, yoga , hikes, adventures ... want more info - email me firstname.lastname@example.org ~ beautiful video collaboration with myself and @jaxon_roberts
The Hibiscus flower is held in honor around the world for its symbolism of delicate beauty, unity & peace. This beloved flower has a unique way of vibrating to the sacral and heart chakras. <3 Next time you see a Hibiscus flower, pause to embrace a moment of gratitude for the deep connection we share with nature.
🌞Good morning🌞Day 11 of the challenge @thelastyogi#TheLastYogi#thelastyogi#camel#camelpose May the force be with you 🙏😉 ・・・ Jedi trainers: @dwinnerxfit @kericyoga ... Pose list: (1) Warrior 1✔ (2) Warrior 2✔ (3) Warrior 3✔ (4) Triangle Pose✔ (5) Half Moon Pose✔ (6) Twisted Lunge✔ (7) Forearm Balance OR Dolphin Pose✔ (8) Side Plank✔ (9) Headstand OR Handstand✔ (10) Wild Thing or Upward Facing Bow / Wheel Pose✔ (11) Camel Pose✔ (12) Eagle Pose (13) Side Crow Pose (14) Goddess Pose ... May the Force be with you. Always.
Oh my f***ing god I did it! ‘Blink it and you miss it’ alert but for about 3 seconds I was able to take my head off the ground and bear all the body weight on my forearms! I embarked upon the yoga journey thinking it was all about flexibility, not knowing it was so much more about strength and balance. Its one of those poses that I never thought I would be able to do and it has taken me about 14 months to build the strength in my arms to come this far...Thanks to the honest #chaturanga flows and the #downwarddog !
Death. The passing of my cat, my faithful companion of fourteen years, hit me hard. It happened right before I left for our Nicaragua trip. He had been ill this last year and I think his body just gave out. I had imagined that he had repeatedly told Death to f-off, but it was his time and I had to let him go. Finding him unresponsive was rough. The trip to the ER was rough. Having to make that decision was rough. He was my first fur baby and losing him was the first time death had been that close to my life. I felt grief hard but I also felt peace. Peace that he is no longer in pain and that he had a full life at my side. We had so many good years together and a mutual understanding about the eccentricities of each other. He was special to me. I was his human. I was adamant that my love for him was undying but then I realized that Love, even, is allowed to be impermanent. I feel like his passing was making room in my life for something else. Our chapter has concluded. A new one has already begun. Let me live in the chapter of the now. The past is done and unchanging. I don't love him any less but it is now transmuted into something new. #grief#acceptance#newchapter#yogainspiration#warrior
We shared gratitude while walking between the steep rock headlands.
The unseen cliffs were dark spaces between us & ocean. Sea spray hung in the air, lit by the crescent moon and twinkling bay lights.
It was like a soft focus silvery screen picture set— after hours, in secret.
This place is ours- No one is here- We said. To the lighthouse we dreamt. the path meandered out to the point between heavy, unmoving slopes breaking the surf: calm on one side, wild, the other. I stood at the edge of the rope on the inside of safety watching the rhythm of the tide. The further I leaned, the louder the breathing. it’s breath was pungent.
We arrived to a locked gate that led to a tunnel that turned in the green, white, wet rock.
We sat to awe the skyline and it’s new additions. Eyed a big ship plowing through water. We guessed at its containers.
Beautiful people, beach, and spirit... what more do you ask for? —- Join us in 2018 our Yin yang yoga yoga teacher training! May, June, Aug & Sept Mexico! Details 👇🏻http://www.annieauyoga.com/yoga-teacher-trainings-2017-2018/
The Advent time is halfway through but it is still a good time to join the Youtube Advent Calendar, I specifically created for you, to get into the christmas mood...learn, grow, laugh and be inspired.... The Advent Calendar on Youtube: Vajra Tekpreet Kaur (my name is my channel!)
Recipe for Forearm Wheel 🌟🌟🌟 I rarely practice this heart opener but it felt like the right thing to do after all the forearm balances last week. Trying it cold at 9am was *interesting*, but after a targeted practice I felt a lot of opening in my upper back, shoulders, and quads. Here's what I did between 9am and 10am: 🌟🌟🌟 Child's pose, knees wide Child's pose with elbows out front on blocks - sink Puppy pose on floor Cat Cow Downdog 3 sun salutations Low lunge Low lunge with backbend Triangle (get into side body, open psoas by moving top arm back) Open back and quads on wheel Bridge Wheel pose Lower from wheel into forearm wheel (do this progression 3 times) 🌟🌟🌟 Day 1 of #TheTwelveDaysOfYogaChristmas with @elena_miss_yoga@kimterpstra_yoga@lancuks_yoga