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Luis Alejandro Jimenez  Yoga Teacher | Acroyoga | Arm Balance Junkie

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius


Loving my time here in Bogota so far. I can’t wait to try some of the yoga studios around town tomorrow! DM me if your know of any cool Yoga, cultural, historical or nature spots around town! •

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Beyond the Asana with Simhasana (Lion Pose): Once there was an asura (demon) named Hiranyakashipu who disliked Lord Vishnu. Despite being a demon, Hiranyakashipu spent his entire life performing remarkable yogic austerities. One day he attracted the attention of Lord Brahma. “What boon do you want?”. “Give me immortality!” said Hiranyakashipu. “Not possible.” responded Brahma.
“Then let me not die during the day or during the night, inside or outside of a house, not on the ground, nor in the sky and not from any weapon ever created. Give me all the siddhis (supernatural powers) attained by the practice of yoga.”
“Done.” said Brahma.
Hiranyakashipu became drunk off his power and started to wreak havoc everywhere because he was so hard to kill. •
Ironically, Hiranyakashipu had a son named Prahlada who was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. One day, just before sunset, father and son began arguing.
“I am the supreme being! Where is Vishnu?”
“He is everywhere and in everything. He is in the firmament and in the depths, manifest and unmanifest.” said Prahlada. “Is he in this pillar here?” asked Hiranyakashipu pointing to one of the marble pillars of the house.
“He is, he was, and he will be,” said Prahlada.
Hiranyakashipu shattered the pillar and from it emerged Vishnu as a half-lion, half-man named Narasimha. Vishnu lifted Hiranyakashipu off the ground, threw him onto his lap in the doorway of the house (neither in or out of the house and neither on the ground or in the sky), at twilight (neither day nor night), Narasimha then clawed open Hiranyakashipu chest and killed him instantly (without any weapons). •
This gruesome story reminds me to always question my motives for practicing. Both father and son in this story had very strong yogic practices but what result did Hiranyakashipu seek? Power and control. What did Prahlada seek? Increased awareness of divine presence. I think both got what what they wanted. So why do you practice? •
#narasimha #vishnu ##simhasana #lionpose #lionsbreath #beyondtheasana #padmasana #lotuslegs #reverseridgetop #ashtangavinyasa #powervinyasa #menatyoga #hindhumythology #lordvishnu #lordvishnuavatars #yogaasana #yogisofig #yogastories

Intention of the day: "Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." - Carl Jung


#goinside #awaken #looknofurther #drishti #padangusthasana #toestand #toestandpose #bikramyoga #galavasanavariation #funkychairpose #utkatasana #squat #vinyasaflow #powerflow #carljungquotes #yogisofig #menatyoga #yogainspo #hipopeningpose #mulabandha #miamiyoga #yogawarrior #warrioraddict #yogasupps #gaiam

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” - T.S Eliot


Intention for today: Transcend old paradigms, conditionings and ceilings of limitation. I am capable of doing anything that I set my mind to! •

Do you know how far you can actually go? It amazes me sometimes when I see people give up so easily (i.e. on a goal, a difficult pose, a job, a relationship etc.) when they experience first sign of resistance, pain or inconvenience. I’ve never been one to give up. I’ve been in many situations (sports, relationships, life in general) where my mind wanted me to crack, wanted me to stop under the pressure but I knew that my body and my will power were strong enough to handle whatever I was going through. In moments like these I remember that a lot of my limitations are made up. My body and spirit are a lot stronger than anything that I’ve ever been through and I’m here today as a testament to that.


So I’ll ask again, do you know how far you can actually go? Have you stayed with something long enough to shatter old and limiting beliefs that your mind had conjured up? If you answered yes, then you know how transformative that experience can be. If you answered no, I challenge you to find that for yourself today! Use every opportunity today to observe and discover just how strong your really are and just how far you can actually go. •

#nothingistoofar #mindovermatter #evolutioninaction #perceptionisreality #nolimits #yogadandasana #yogidandasana #baddhayogidandasana #yogisstaffpose #boundyogapose #hipopening #menatyoga #ashtangayoga #vinyasayoga #powervinyasa #strengthandflexibility #yogasupps #warrioraddict #yogawarrior #yogisofig #yogainspo

“As you freely play, the importance is taken off who you think you are, leaving room to explore who you actually are.” - The Mayan Oracle •

In Sanskrit the word “Maya” means illusion which masquerades as reality. The word “Leela” means the divine play of self, the sport of God. •
If we identify only with the Maya (illusion of life) and overlook the Leela (play of life), the result will inevitably be suffering. If we can see the illusion around us and still maintain a playful attitude then we can obtain “Moksha” or complete liberation. •

Today I will walk with the remembrance that I am here to play with the everyday magic that is around me. I will embrace play as an essential part of life to find healing, liberation and joy. I will laugh and smile in the face of my daily stresses and transform them into adventure and wander. What are you doing today to be more playful and have more fun? #namaste #amen

#keepitfun #playfulness #mayaillusion #leeladivineplay #mokshayoga #karmayoga #kapinjalasana #vasisthasana #sideplankbackbend #sideplankpose #heartopening #backbends #vinyasaflow #poweryoga #skandayoga #livelifehavefun #stressisakiller #loveanyways #yogisofig #yogainspo #yogafitness #yogasupps #warrioraddict #yogawarrior #yogambassador

Water represents flow. It is a universal symbol for change and change is the only constant in all of our lives. •

Whenever I’m resistant to the flow of life, its lessons, the changes that it brings as well as its unpredictability, I am always met with an unnecessary amount of stress, pain and struggle. Today I surrender to the natural occurring flow of life. I choose to swim with the current as opposed to against it. I choose to see all of the naturally occurring circumstances in my life (the things coming in as well as all the things that are leaving) as being in perfect harmony with everything. There is no resistance today, there is only peace, harmony and flow #amen #om #namaste #flow

#water #universallifeforceenergy #teachingsfromnature #peaceandharmony #noresistance #swimmingwiththecurrent #happybecauseiknowgodiswithme #ekapadagalavasana #galavasana #sagegalavaspose #onelegarmbalance #yogainversions #yogaarmbalance #yogisofig #yogainspo #beachyoga #warrioraddict #yogasupps #gaiamyoga #brandambassador

If we walk a mile in someone else’s shoes then we understand why they behave the way that they do. •

We were all born babies totally open and trusting of life with lots of self worth and self esteem. If we or someone else is not that way now, someone along the line (parents, teachers, society and other authority figures) taught us otherwise but we can unlearn this negativity. •

Intention for today: I release the need to blame anyone including my self. We are all doing the best that we can with knowledge and awareness that we’ve been given. I refuse to judge or ridicule anyone until I’ve walked a mile in their shoes. #amen (Words by Louise Hay 101 Power Thoughts) •

#walkamile #nooneisperfect #unlearnthenegative #selfworth #selflove #selfesteem #louisehayaffirmations #101powerthoughts #marichiasana #marichiasanac #sagemarichispose #yogifeet #smiletodayisanewday #ashtangavinyasayoga #primaryseriesashtanga #seatedpostures #dontworrybehappy #yogisofig #yogainspo #warrioraddict #yogasupps #gaiam #gaiamambassador

“Just where you are - that’s the best place to start.” - Pema Chodron •

Insight from my meditation this morning:
Healing begins with an acceptance of what is, as it is. Once I accept whatever it is that I need to heal, I am capable of opening up to new and better opportunities in my life. By no longer resisting transformation, I am free to clear my suffering and help others with theirs. •

Today I choose to heal by accepting what is. I know that through the power of acceptance, my fears diminish and no longer have power over my life. I trust that the power of healing is inside of me and it begins with acceptance. I invite you to start where you are today, take a good hard look and accept all that there is in your life. Choose to start not from the past or from the future, start from where you are right now 🙏🏼 •

#healingthroughacceptance #startnow #whereyouareisperfect #accept #purvottanasana #eastsidestretch #reverseplankpose #heartopeningpose #ashtangavinyasa #ashtangavinyasayogaprimaryseries #beachyoga #miamiyoga #sunrise🌅 #goldenhourphotography #miamibeachyoga #yogisofig #yogainspo #warrioraddict #yogasupps #gaiamyoga

“When you know that you are only wearing the body, which can be destroyed- that you are the reality which activates the body (the spirit) and cannot be destroyed - how can you be afraid?” - Peace Pilgrim •

The inevitability of death has always humbled me. When I contemplate how all things eventually come to an end, I am automatically more focused on the now. For me death can be more than just physical. I can and have had experiences of releasing old identities and attachments to things I once believed. •

Seeing it’s transformative power, my intention for today is to welcome in the power of death. I acknowledge both physical and ego death to be a vehicle of liberation from old defeating habits, fears and limitations. By following through with my intention, I get to show up in a new way. I get to experience life from a new perspective and to me that is what life is all about. Growing and dying so that we may be reborn again with each day. •

#amen #newdaynewstart #rebornagain #freshnewstart #bharadvajasana #ashtangayoga #twistingyoga #vinyasapractice #yogabinds #bharadvajastwist #yogisofig #yogainspo #yogasupps #warrioraddict #warrioraddicted

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