I’ll never forget what Seane Corn said regarding asana when I had the pleasure of taking a class of hers at Yoga Journal Live a couple of years back. The overall message was that the differentiation of the beginner versus advanced yogi does not lie in whether one can touch their toes, but whether one can come to, and sit with, their edge in the pose, in stillness and with focus. It was a message that resonated with me big time, because as a teacher and a student I feel it is so important for practitioners to understand this about the practice. Yoga is not about whether one can put their foot behind their head and it’s not just about the poses. Asana is to yoga what a tomato is to a salad - it is merely a part of a sum, not the sum itself. .
Редко читаю посты под картинками, на это не хватает усидчивости и терпения, - отчасти, поэтому, сама много не пишу. Но недавно тут прочла идеальный по размеру текст от @anikoyoga о творчестве в йоге. И, что удивительно, несмотря на мои, зачастую несхожие с мыслями этой прекрасной йогини, взгляды, я про себя согласилась с ней на все сто!
Особенно мы, Айенгарщики, мы ведь со временем практически утопаем в свойственной нашей традиции доскональности, требовательности и структурности. Это вовсе не плохо, напротив; но☝️это база, которая должны быть отправной точкой для творчества в личной практике и в преподавании. Кто сказал, что нужно годами шпарить эту базу без отпуска и выходных? Увлекаясь, мы часто забываем о том, что все в жизни вариативно, субъективно - нужно экспериментировать, проявлять чувствительность, осознанность. Иначе, кроме как опытным путём, не добраться до сути. #айенгара#йогаайенгара#йогаспб#yogapic#iyengaryoga#yogapractice#yoga#осознанность#творчество
I am enough!
I was going through my Instagram last week and I came across some photos where I remember thinking I looked fat and not as attractive as I wanted to be. Looking at them now I think, “girl, you was fine!” In that moment I realized that I needed to give myself more credit. Everyday I do my best to be the best version of myself. I wake up early, I run, practice yoga, meditate, eat as healthy as I can, I work hard at my job, etc. Even after all of that, I look in the mirror sometimes and I think, it’s not enough. Well, I’m here today to tell you that IT IS ENOUGH! I AM ENOUGH! It took me some time to realize this, but I am so glad I did.
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✨M E D I T A T I O N✨ Finding stillness within. Breathing. Listening. Noticing. Diving deeper. Meeting my true self. Visualising. Asking questions. Finding answers. Staying quiet. Staying still. Finding peace. ✨🧘🏼♀️✨
When you’re in a pub but you’re a yoga person so you can’t just sit like a normal person 😂
I’m back home after a fun weekend in Manchester with my favourites @swampy167@ameliacaffrey and @madebyelliot 💙💙💙
I saw the word thinspo yesterday for the first time in a long time - and yet I don’t think that its absence is really an accurate representation of what’s going on. It’s just that the word has almost become taboo - and instead we’ve replaced it with things like Fitspo and abspo (totally made the last one up) because they’re more acceptable in our society - or at least ideals we are able to hide behind.
I still think they can be damaging
But if they are always there how can we distance ourselves from them? Well here’s the thing - you can choose. As hard as that idea might seem to grasp at first and as annoyingly simplified as it is, you can. And YOU are the only person who can do that. You can choose whether or not to interact with that thought and those ideas. You get to choose to let go of those things that make you feel crap. You do .
And it doesn’t have to happen overnight. Maybe even at first it will be a layer of feelings: discomfort at embracing the new but also a happiness as you focus on things that make you feel alive. Can you notice the two?
Does that make sense?
If you want to make a change, you have to do the work. Nobody else can do it for you. It might be really hard and you might want to give up a thousand times over, but passion and determination will prevail. So start small and chip away at it. Or go big. It’s all up to you. 📷 @floraliephotography ————————————————
SUPTA BADDHA KONASANA (SUPINE BOUND ANGLE POSE)
- Meringankan rasa sakit akibat menstruasi
- Membuka dada, abdomen, tulang pinggul, paha dalam dan selangkangan
- Memperdalam pernapasan
- Bermafaat untuk kesehatan ovarium dan kelenjar prostat
- Mengatur tekanan darah
- Menyehatkan ginjal
Duduklah dalam posisi Dandasana. Tekuk lutut ke samping tubuh dan satukan telapak kaki. Gunakan belt di sekitar sakrum/ lower back, diantara lutut dan seputar kaki. Bisa juga menggunakan bolster di tulang belakang dengan jarak 10cm antara bokong dan bolster. Atur belt supaya tidak terlalu kencang.
Dorong lutut ke arah tulang pinggul dengan jarak yang masih cukup nyaman dari lutut dan pinggul. Tempatkan kedua telapak tangan di samping dan turunkan punggung dan kepala. Biarkan lengan terletak disamping tubuh dengan telapak tangan menghadap ke atas. Untuk merasakan perengangan yang lebih dalam, tempatkan tangan diatas kepala.
Pejamkan mata, biarkan rileks selama 5-10 menit selama masih nyaman. Pastikan telapak kaki tetap disatukan, masukkan tulang ekor untuk menjaga punggung bagian bawah. Untuk keluar dari posisi ini, dekatkan kedua lutut dan bergulinglah ke samping kanan. Tekan kedua tangan ke bawah untuk mendorong kembali ke posisi duduk. Atau letakkan tangan disamping badan dan bangun perlahan kembali ke posisi duduk dengan menggunakan telapak tangan. Jika diperlukan, letakkan lipatan selimut dibawah kepala, untuk membantu sehingga dagu tidak melekat pada dada ataupun terlalu mendongak.
Bagi yang bermasalah dengan tulang belakang, gunakan balok di bawah lutut.
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Non si può essere infelice quando si ha questo: l’odore del mare, la sabbia sotto le dita, l’aria, il vento.😎.
i want to apologize to all the women
i have called pretty.
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave.
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is the most you have to be proud of
when your spirit has crushed mountains
from now on i will say things like, you are resilient or, you are extraordinary.
not because i don’t think you’re pretty.
but because you are so much more than that ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- rupi kaur
17 36911:39 AM Sep 14, 2018
Even though my face is super serious here haha I am feeling super happy and extra loved tonight after spending the night with my girls... everyone needs a girly night sometimes 💕
20 3799:38 PM Sep 13, 2018
“When you release expectations, you are free to enjoy things for what they are instead of what you think they should be” - Mandy Hale
Something to think about... Happy almost Friday!
24 3726:37 AM Sep 13, 2018
It’s only been about 2 weeks but I am really enjoying myself posting yoga pics on Instagram. ☺️
It’s fun being creative, which isn’t something I get to do on day to day basis with an office job. The account has also motivated me to do yoga more which is a huge plus.
28 3694:30 PM Sep 12, 2018
Don’t forget to stretch both sides kids! 😌
21 36610:33 AM Sep 12, 2018
Little stretch from last night interrupted by my boys haha.
Forever grateful for those two.
18 3096:14 AM Sep 12, 2018
I started listening to @deliciouslyella Podcast this morning and I love that at the end of the first episode she introduced the question “What is one practice you live by?” Ella herself gave a very inspiring answer of “Power of Optimism” which is definitely something more people should apply to their daily lives. “Cup half full” is always a better outlook on life than “cup half empty”. Focusing on the good and on what you do have rather than the bad or what is missing. Good mantra to hear on a grey Tuesday morning!
It’s so hard to just pick one practice as there can be soo many that you live by.
On a personal note, one practice that is very important to me and something I and my most important relationship have benefited hugely from is “communication” - talk about anything and everything, no matter how big or small, be open and be honest. Sometimes it’s harder than it sounds, especially when you struggle to make sense of your own feelings and thoughts.
And I have been very lucky to have a person I can say anything to and I know he won’t judge or laugh at me.
And I have had days (many days) where I just expect him to read my mind without having to communicate which is an impossible expectation to have haha and I’m sure I will have those days in the future and I will have to be reminded again to say things out loud.
It’s a learning curve, but the more you do it the better you get at it and it becomes a habit of your daily routine. Just like anything else in life.
So communicate to the best of your ability, when you go home tonight tell you significant other, parent, sibling or a friend what is on your mind or in your heart ☺️
I’m looking forward to listening to other Deliciously Ella episodes and hearing what other practices people try to live by. I’m sure I’ll be inspired to implement some into my own daily routine ✨
16 34511:21 AM Sep 11, 2018
Persist until you succeed...
18 3486:57 AM Sep 11, 2018
Using the shoes for extra grip... Nice little tip @jessicaolie gave during her class on Saturday at Sweaty Betty Event. Thanks!!! .
I clearly need to work on my camera angles... oops.
16 3531:11 PM Sep 10, 2018
“Always believe something wonderful is about to happen” .
Monday is the unspoken enemy of people who totally enjoyed their weekend... and that’s probably a lot of people. I am definitely one of them.
Monday morning is the most dreaded moment of the week. A lot of us might be struggling with the idea of having to wake up early and go to work.
But treat today (and any other day) with positivity and spirit that something wonderful will happen today. Your outlook on the day can totally transfer your mood and your day. Happy Monday!
22 3407:00 AM Sep 10, 2018
It’s all about balance...
23 3831:27 PM Sep 9, 2018
Sunday morning walks with our baby.
My handstand practice isn’t where I would like it to be. So it’s something I’m currently practising a lot. I am sure a lot of people feel that way in their yoga practice. But something I was told yesterday and really resonated with me was “believe that you are where you are meant to be, even if it isn’t where you would like to be”.
25 3739:21 AM Sep 9, 2018
The sun is shinning and the sky is blue... Happy Friday!! I feel super productive cause I already walked my doggo and squeezed in a morning workout, beauty of being able to work from home. ☀️💛
21 3269:45 AM Sep 7, 2018
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Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success. -Shiv Khera