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I woke up this morning to be called a farce, a disgrace, superficial, a sheer contradiction to yoga, preoccupied with the exterior, blah, blah, blah. I am so sick of trying to prove myself to other people and fight back against harsh judgements. Maybe I just need to accept that I have never been someone to make other people feel comfortable, meaning, for whatever reason I have always pushed people's buttons just by being me. I'm pushy, meaning, I push myself, I push boundaries, I ask and ask of myself, of other people and of my world. I do not quit.
I don't have conventional views and I don't fit nicely in a box. I am not here to make you feel better about yourself by spouting affirmations and platitudes or telling you what you want to hear. I am here to challenge you. Yes we need to learn how to think kind and gentle thoughts about ourselves and our world, but we must also be brave enough to see the truth especially when it's ugly and unflattering. Yes, we must love and forgive ourselves and our world, but we must also break the chains of destructive behaviors and stop coddling the ego. I don't believe that we need to be spoonfed a baby version of spirituality that is easy to digest. I believe no matter where you are and what your life situation is you are yearning for the deepest and most authentic connection possible. I believe in your greatness and I will never speak to your smallness. I believe you are better than that. I see your potential, not your faults. I sit with positive expectation for the future, not the heavy baggage of the wounded past. I steel myself against the nasty storms but I keep a heart soft enough to sway with the gentle winds.
For me the spiritual path has always been an epic inner battle and I wanted to be my own Khaleesi. I was once a victim to the cruel world at large and I recast myself as the hero of my own life story. I knew that I'd need both to believe in myself and to practice with my whole heart. In other words, for me, it's about equal parts grace and grit, fire and water, fierceness and compassion. I am a walking contradiction. But aren't we all? 🙏

Day 10 of #fallintoyourheart is any variation of Dancer Pose or Natarajasana 💃🏼 I happen to have 2 photo bombers joining my space here, dancing in their own ways. Hubby dancing fingers on piano keys and Loki dancing in his heart while secretly hoping one of us will dance into the kitchen and grab him a snack. 😬🙌🏼Do you regularly connect with your inner dancer? I believe we are all dancers, dancing the dance of life. Some like to leap above the ground like a gazelle, some like to sway like grass in the wind, others like to tap toes, or bobble, shimmy, shake or wiggle, some like to take classes, others like to dance at home, some like to dance with just their arms, or just their legs or just their bellies. 🦋 The truth is that movement is for everyone, dancing is for everyone. Welcome your own unique natural expressions of Spirit. ☺🙌🏼💃🏼 Hosts 💃🏼❤💃🏼
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Day 5 of #GoddessYogaLove ❤️Sharing some of my favorite stretches to master Hanumanasana(Splits). Some of you asked me what kind of stretches/poses I have practiced when I shared my progress in splits.
These are just some of the stretches I usually do
Forward Fold (Uttanasana) to stretch the hamstrings. You can do any kind of forward fold, standing or seated. It also increases flexibility in your lower back. Remember to bend from the hips, not from the waist.
Reclining Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose (or Supta Padangusthasana) to stretch the hamstrings and inner thighs. Lie on your back, grab your big toe or foot, inhale and straighten both legs. Contract your quads to stretch the hamstrings. If you have trouble activating your bottom leg, start with your knees slightly bent.
Low Lunge (or Anjaneyasana) to stretch the thighs and groins and to open the hips. Get in the lunge position, one foot forward, knee bent, one foot behind you and your shin on the ground. Slowly shift your weight forward and your arms at your sides and your back straight. You should feel your hip muscles tightening. Hold for 20-30secs then repeat with the other leg.
Lizard Lunge to stretch the hip flexor. Come into a lunge position with your front knee bent. Keep you back knee lowered to the ground (or off the ground) allowing it to gently rest on the floor. Then bring both hands to the inner side of your front foot. Work your way to the ground by coming into your forearms and allowing your chest to move closer to the ground. You can use blocks to support your forearms if you cannot lower them onto the floor
Half Splits (or Ardha Hanumanasana) also called Runner's Lunge Stretch.This is a great stretch for the hamstrings.
Lower down onto one knee and step the other leg forwar between your hands and flex the foot. Straighten the leg as much as you can. Keep the hips squared and inhale to lengthen the spine and fold over the extended leg. Lengthen the spine and dread the shoulder blades down and back abs away from your ears. .
Other poses are: Pyramid, Pigeon ,Janu Sirsasana a, Upavista Konasana, Revolved Head-To-Knee ( Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana), Malasana, Frog and Butterfly.

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Sometimes it takes an injury to make you slow down, create new ideas and new mental pathways. ⠀

This week I've been dealing with a non yoga related injury on my hand so I haven't been able to do high planks, chaturangas and even downward dog at times. I decided to modify these poses to forearm variations. ⠀

It is 100% harder to do things on your forearms! For starters, I'm sure we can all agree dolphin is harder than downward dog 😂⠀
As for the knee to elbow in forearm plank, you've got less room to move so you really have to engage your core to stabilise yourself. ⠀

This has been such a learning curve and despite not being a fan of having to take a step back and resting my hand, I'm so glad I did ❤⠀

🎶 Nick Leng • Tunnels and planes •⠀

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