This week I’m talking a lot about recording videos and how powerful they can be for the growth of your yoga brand and your yoga community.
If you’re not sure on what to post on social media, here are some ideas:
✨ A preview of your yoga classes,
✨ A quick introduction of your yoga teachers (if you run a studio) or your partners if
you organise workshops or retreats together,
✨ A space where you teach,
✨ Your mission and your BIG WHY,
✨ Your student’s stories,
✨ Your student’s video testimonials,
✨ Different yoga and meditation tips and hacks,
✨ Yoga poses break down (How to…),
✨ Most common student’s questions (Q&A),
✨ Interview with someone that inspires you,
✨ Something funny that has recently happened to you yoga-related,
✨ Invitation to your new classes, projects, contests, giveaways, etc.,
✨ And some aspects of your private life you feel comfortable sharing.
Gratitude comes from noticing everything around you, what you already have, the people in your life, and seeing a little piece of good in every single one of them. ✨ Shop online, FREE SHIPPING across Australia #theelementsco#balanceyourelements
Like a little seed pressed into the earth in the darkest of winter, here we are forced to feel everything until we feel almost like we're going to crack. But as we do, the ground softens in the coming spring, and we can release and grow. Such is the practice. There are hard times, there is release, there is always growth. After all of it, we come through the darkness and lift our head to the sun. The cycle goes on.
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❤️ AYURVEDA WEEK ❤️ Vata, pitta eller kapha?
Pitta er ild og vand (boblende) ✨ Der vil særligt være én eller to doshaer, som er mest fremtræden hos dig. Pitta-kroppen kan være middel, varm, rødlig, sensitiv, svedig, regelmæssig spisende, hurtigt sovende, perfektionistisk, aggressiv og jaloux. Pitta-kroppen har brug for AFKØLING ❤️ Milde retter og supper, som køler ❤️ Ingen kaffe eller stærke krydderier 🙏 Grønsager, frugter, nødder, mælk, kølende krydderier (dild, fennikelfrø, gurkemeje, koriander, mynte og rosmarin) og honning 🙏 Sødt, bittert og beskt er godt! Når pitta-kroppen og -sindet er i balance, vil du være passioneret, ambitiøs, fokuseret og målretter ✨ Læs om de andre to doshaer via @cathrineyoga.academy ✨ Kram ❤️ @cathrineyoga
Welcher Mensch willst Du sein?
Eine Frage, von #geraldhüther, die mich sehr inspiriert hat, und die sich nicht nur Yogalehrer stellen sollten. Was kann ich für andere tun? Wo liegen meine Stärken? Wir sind, auch rein evolutionär, keine Einzelkämpfer. Wir Menschen haben uns Kultur angeeignet, Gemeinschaft und gegenseitige Unterstützung! Wie kommt man dann auf die Idee, dass man (nur) alleine erfolgreich und glücklichsein kann? Ein Hoch auf die Gemeinschaft! Nicht nur Freunde & Famile, sondern auch Kollegen, Nachbarn, virtuelle Bekanntschaften. Unterstützen. Zusammenhalten. Fördern. Gönnen können. Berühren. Tragen & Getragen-sein. Mehr davon #bitte!!!💚🕉💚
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Day 3 is Side Crow or 8 Angle! These are both two of my favorite arm balances. Side Crow was one of the first arm balances I felt fairly stable in, and once I got side crow down other arm balances and twisting postures became more accessible! This doesn’t mean it’s an easy arm balance! It can definitely be a challenge. Can’t wait to see everyone’s side crows and 8Angles! 💕 🤸🏼♀️Balancing Hosts:🧗🏼♀️
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Poses by Day (we will be posting multiple variations for you to choose from!)
1. Malasana / Crow / Crane✔️
2. Dolphin / Pincha / Funky Forearm balance✔️
3. Side Crows / 8 Angle Pose✔️
4. L-Sit / V Sit / Firefly
5. Handstand (wall, shapes or headstand)
6. EPK 1 / EPK 2 / Splits side plank
7. Grasshopper / Flying (Crow, Pigeon, or Lizard)
1. Follow the hosts and sponsors
2. Post all 7 days using the tag #balanceresolutions
3. Tag a couple friends you want to fly with and repost this flyer!
4. Be kind, be supportive, be gravity-defying
Hello Zurich! Meet me at @planetyoga_zh February 16th for 2 Sattva Yoga workshops! One dynamic and activating in the morning, one meditative and feminine in the evening! Discover this powerful practice coming straight from the birthplace of yoga! Dm me to Book your spot now! 💙🙏
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Mediterranean vibes in this moments of cold weather 😊💛☀️💃🏽🎶👏🏽
Now that I got your attention :) I would love to invite everyone this week to my classes tomorrow Wednesday 7pm Dharma III intermedian and Friday 6pm wheel class! At @dharmayoganyc
Come practice with me, can’t wait to see you all in the mat 🙂🕉
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We set up a slack line at our destination wedding. 50% on the dance floor and 50% on the line 🤙 photo: @moorephotography
Two of the most powerful things I’ve learned from my physical yoga practice have both come from my FAILS.
The first lesson came from all the ‘failures’ that I’ve overcome. I discovered that I was stronger & more resilient than I realized. And that with each ‘fail’ I was actually learning & growing.
Take this very pose for example. I remember the first time I saw it & tried to do it. And I couldn’t.
But with each attempt I grew stronger, became more open. And then one day this pose did become accessible, and it’s been an enjoyable part of my practice ever since.
The second, and perhaps even more valuable lesson, came from all the ‘fails’ that I still have not overcome.
I learned that it’s OK. It’s 100%, completely fine to NOT be able to achieve everything I want to.
That there will be hundreds, maybe even thousands of postures & transitions that I will never access in this lifetime... and that is totally fine. 🙌🏼
That I will always be enough, regardless of what I can or cannot do.
That it doesn’t make my practice - or me - any less valuable. It just is.
I guess my point is, I know how easy it is to start comparing ourselves with all of these ‘perfect’ or ‘impossible’ postures we regularly catch sight of while scrolling through our feeds.
You may find that some will become a part of your regular practice while others may forever allude you.
And either way is 100% FINE.
Enjoy what you see, find inspiration where you will, but never forget that you are enough, exactly as you are.
Shapes by the pool at the beautiful @lapeerhotel ☀️
A few days ago @yogamattershq asked me to be part of a post they were putting together for ‘Blue Monday’ about what makes us happy.
As much as I hate to admit it I had to think.
Because the thing is mid-eating disorder you forget yourself, and a few years down the line you can’t remember what makes you happy outside of being thin. I think this you have to relearn - or at least, tune back in, and reconnect. And actually I think we have to approach it in a different way than the things that come to the forefront of our minds - because habitually the answers that now come up are skewered.
So instead I asked myself what am I doing when I lose myself most. What makes me forget about the eating disorder, being thin, and food? When do I expand out of that?
This was my answer:
The moments I lose myself; moving on my yoga mat; pushing myself at crossfit; quiet breakfasts in my favourite coffee shop between busy things; picnics on the floor of our little house.
Yesterday I saw a post that said I am a human becoming - not a human being. This is kind of what this feels like. What would your answer be?
The body benefits from movement and the mind benefits from stillness 😇😇 - Sakyong Mipham
In #ekapadasirsasana I remember my time when i started practing asanas in 2015, putting leg behind the head was easy as there was no particular dristi involved so head is up or down didnt matter, neither did the chest hunched or straight mattered and so the shoulders! I was still happy to do it anyway but when the later part came of lifting it up in #chakorasana I just couldnt find the connection to lift up and imagined how was it even possible! Hehe and three years later the connection has started building up slowly and consistently 🙏🏼😊😊❤️
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I’m aware that my instagram feed has become more of a ‘yoga practise diary’, ‘yoga selfies' or ‘the shapes that lina makes’.. 🧘♀️🤸 So here is another shape that I love - lizard pose to open up those tight hips! I have my back knee lifted so I could shift my weight forward and back to make this an even deeper variation.
But in all honesty, I’m always so happy to receive messages with questions about wellness, yoga or recipes that I make so keep them coming! Instagram is a funny place but there is this wonderful little community, people who are curious about their wellbeing and if you find this content somehow useful - my heart is happy! 🙏🧡