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«Breath is the King of the Mind.» ~•B.K.S. Iyengar ❣️🙏🏽🌞💫
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Identity creation: we all have identities we've created for ourselves. It can be a personality trait, the shape of our body, or a role we play in different situations (controller, organizer, clown, happy, depressed, etc). We hold on to these identities because we believe they define us - and if that identity is taken away, or threatened, all hell breaks loose.
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My blonde hair is an identity I've held onto, and I'm sure a lot of women can agree that it's a common identity! (What would you do without any hair?? Would you feel like yourself?)
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The last 2 months have been a bit of a mess for my hair. First, the roots were colored purple, then turned to red. I had to get a color correction, then hilights, and now my hair is 4 different colors, and it's falling out, even weeks later.
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I didn't want to leave my house. I was scared of what people thought of me. All I could think about was having patchy, weird hair! However, it's an identity I've had to let go of. Because, obvious lack of control of what's happened... and also, my hair doesn't define me. I'll still be me, except with a little more colorful and thinner hair. Letting go of an identity is scary, but you never want it to hold you back from growing and living your life.
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Have you ever experienced a time where you had to let go of an identity? Leave a comment below! (Or if you have any hair tips, because helllppp 🙊💇🏼) •
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Yoga is...listening to what your body is trying to tell you. 🙏🏻 Flash back to 4 years ago - my last year with my ex - I woke up every day feeling like crap. One day he finally said to me, slightly irritated, 'do you know every day you wake up and say you don't feel good?' It was a light bulb moment for me💡 My body had been trying to tell me for months that this relationship was toxic to me and I hadn't been listening. I woke up drained every day because the relationship was draining me. Even as a yoga teacher I had missed the signs my body was giving me because I hadn't been ready to accept the fact that my relationship with this person was over.
Our bodies know. They are constantly giving us feedback.
Yoga is an opportunity to tune into the wisdom inherent in our bodies.
The messages can be quite literal too - stomach issues? What in your life are you having trouble 'stomaching'?
Sometimes the messages are more subtle that we can only decipher through our intuition and a deep inner listening.

#yoga_is #yogathoughts #musings #ottawayoga

The impact of words is often underestimated and learning how to articulate reasonably is an ever ongoing process. Considering the 4 gates of speech helps to move around mindfully.
So ask yourself the following 4 questions before you break the silence: Is that what you are about to say
1) Truthful?
2) Necessary?
3) Kind?
4) The right time?
#yogathoughts #yogalove #practiceeveryday

Apparently 💁. But for reals... yoga is good for the mind and body. Get your bendy on tomorrow all day + everyday.

〰 When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace 〰 #yogathoughts and @vaca_santa leggings 💕

A jam packed class of yogis tonight @opendoorraleigh Y'all, this class was full of good energy and kind people who were brave enough to be kind to their bodies in the mirror and laugh about trying to keep their shit together in yoga (and life). I'm so honored to be part of this community and guide folks through their yoga. #yogathoughts #bekindtoyourbody #noneofusreallyhaveourshittogether #raleighcounselor #counselingwithkate

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Hey yogi tribe. You feel like sunshine everyday ☀️
#📷 @free_spirit_bailey

Breathe in. Release in hips. Let go of your odd and useless emotions. Don't be too hard on yourself. Feel your own freedom, your own generosity. Treat yourself with love everyday. You deserve it🙏🏻
#yogathoughts #yoga #yogaathome #yogaflow #hipsopener #yogaeveryday #justbreathebreathebreathe #prana

All obstacles are detours in the right direction. At any given moment we can transform our perceptions and choose to see things differently. Change your experience by looking through the lens of love rather than fear 🌸. #perceptions #universallessons #challenges #loveoverfear #beautifulthoughts #gratitude #meditation #meditate #heal #love #lifelessons #inspire #happysunday #illustration #joy #yogithoights #yogathoughts #highvibes

Apparently 💁. But for reals... yoga is good for the mind and body. Get your bendy on tomorrow all day + everyday.

☮️ I realized recently that I've been holding a lot of negativity inside of myself lately. It's come pouring out of me in ways that I'm not proud of despite all of my insane efforts to keep it locked up. I logically know it's not healthy to keep my emotions, thoughts, and just negativity in general locked inside of myself, but I just don't know what else to do with it. So I keep it locked tight in my chest and my stomach until I explode and it leaks out in an outburst or a mean comment. And then I feel ashamed of myself and also in pain because I hurt others as well.
Maybe this is why I've been so emotional, so anxious, and also so physically sick. I'm not healthy right now, in body or in mind.
Lately I've been trying to counteract this negativity and pain by saying only positive things out loud and trying to change my thought patterns. Of course journaling helps as well. I know that meditation would help - it has before, especially when I was going through a tough time. Yet something is stopping me and I don't know what.
Ps, I found out that this emoji (🙏🏻) is actually a high five hahahhaha and I've been using it as prayer hands.
That reminds me, humour helps too. Watch more funny shows and laugh at life and all of our silly mistakes.
#PeacefulYogiThoughts
#yoga #peace #wellness #health #mentalhealth #anxiety #calm #life #yogalife #namaste #survivor #growth #strength #thoughts #healing #love #yogathoughts #meditationthoughts #love

«Breath is the King of the Mind.» ~•B.K.S. Iyengar ❣️🙏🏽🌞💫
🎬💦 @f8underwaterphotography

-Attachment is the root of all suffering.- To people. To things. To the past. To the future. When you bind your happiness to things that are temporary, you create inevitable disappointment in your life. I am guilty of this. Guilty of losing moments, because I'm stuck thinking about the past or worrying about the future. Of feeling absolutely empty and worthless when people move out of my life. Of holding back, because I fear failure. Of unconscious self sabotage.
How strange it is to admit it. How vulnerable it makes me feel. But it also is extremely freeing.
And exposing the parts of me that need light is the only way to make them grow. To change.
And now.
I am detaching. And in doing so, also becoming more connected to my life. To what's important. To the present moment.
Breathe. And be here. Now.

Contemplating how to tackle the next projects I have coming up.... and wondering where I'll practice once the warm weather leaves us again 💙 ❄️ #elbowstands #backyardliving #freelancelife #iloveyousummer #whereisyourpark #yogathoughts #instayoga

These lovelies making shapes, making memories and making yoga. We ♡ you @natashaworsham @laurstirp @miss.bristol @vlamps

Lavender Love 💜

This weekend I wondered what is the difference between solitude and loneliness. In the era of extroverts, friends and followers, solitude refers to cutting off from people to reach one's self, to be conscious of one's thought, and grow. Solitude is a replenishment, to give then to others. It's the eternal absence of loneliness and the delicious feeling of sharing moments with just one's self. Meaning = no one is bothering you = #relax. Loneliness, on the other hand, is a disease.
#solitude #solitaire #solitarian #alone #alone #withme #myself #noloneliness #replenish #think #be #connectwithyourself #breathe #dare #share #leaves #breakthewall #heat #yogathoughts #yogaoutside #hide

Have you met our little arboreal friend? Thank you for this portrait and your reflections Michelle! ♡♡♡♡ • • • • •

@Regrann from @yogawitch - My #tbt to this chubby little bliss of beauty. It always makes me chuckle to see this in my home studio. I have no idea why. Maybe it's bc of the incense @kristenamaste burns by it. Maybe it's because it reminds me of @katefrichtl claiming the window spot for hpvf. Maybe it's bc of @flexyogaemily always knowing the kind of class I need that day. Maybe it's @margaretf1991 being gracefully aggressive, and all the other memories I have of #ytt being recalled all at once each time I see it - every sight, smell, laugh, adjustment, sweat, tear, and bit of love we all shared during that time. Maybe it's bc I can see the many roots in a tiny pot that are all part of a bigger picture. Maybe it's bc even though it seems to be outgrowing it's current but perfect space, Buddha buddy doesn't care bc it trusts itself and the universe around and within .
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#yoga #yogastudent #yogateacher #yogalove #yogalife #yogastrong #yogathoughts #flexfam #flexyoga #buddhaplant #roots #wooster #maybeitmeansishouldtakethis #isthatstillyoga #🤣 - #regrann

Beautiful last yoga practice for a little while I take some time to recover from surgery. It was one that's treasuring from the moment of bare feet, all throughout, till the closing breathe. Moving with awareness, functioning effortlessly. Rarities, folds meeting in half, even steven balances, inversions in pause, richness in bones, fresh content posture. Physically and emotionally open to receive and seal. 👁💫🙏
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