Don’t ever assume you can’t do the thing - no matter how big or small.
Learn to ask for it. Learn to believe in yourself. Do the work, believe you deserve it, and go for it.
I often get asked “how long it took me” to do various poses in yoga. My answer is often the same : more than a decade! But, that doesn’t mean I didn’t try and do some version of the same pose in the very beginning of my yoga journey. Because, I always believed I could when it came to making shapes, and I put in allllll of the hours and practice and “work”. That mindset translates to everything. How we practice yoga (or do anything) is how we approach life (or do everything). I approach new shapes and poses with an open mind, belief, and laughter. That allows me to do the same with challenges in life.
How do you want to approach life? Want to change your approach? Practice that desired approach with a “challenge” pose on the mat. You will get there 😘 And, it will change your life in the learning 💘 📷: @missalyssaq 🙏💖
9 424 hours ago
I keep returning to this moment. As surreal as a memory is, I want to steep in it, bathe in the slanted light, lay my body against the cold floor and burrow myself into its quietude.
Shalita con calor navideño ❤️
Se respira mucha unión, mucho cariño. Todas esas intenciones de amor que compartimos en cada práctica. Toda esa vibración que elevamos con el canto de cada mantra. Cada risa y cada lágrima, cada respiro y cada caída. Todo forma parte del camino.
Aunque no sepas bien lo que el Yoga es, aunque tu primera aproximación a la práctica sea por curiosidad, para sanar un dolor de espalda, porque te lo contó un amigo, porque está de “moda” y quieres probar, porque te lo recomendó el médico, porque quieres explorar tu fuerza física o porque estás en búsqueda; cuando practicas con intención y constancia te llevas contigo todos los regalos sutiles de la práctica 🧘🏼♀️🧘🏻♂️
Conócete más ❤️ Practica Yoga
Om Namaha Shivaya 🙏🏻
3 84 hours ago
Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose). Scroll Right to Left to see the muscular anatomy of this pose ⏪⏩
Benefits of Bridge Pose:
Stretches the chest, neck, spine, and hips
Strengthens the back, buttocks, and hamstrings
Improves circulation of blood
Helps alleviate stress and mild depression
Calms the brain and central nervous system
Stimulates the lungs, thyroid glands, and abdominal organs
Helps relieve symptoms of menopause
Reduces backache and headache
Reduces fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia
Rejuvenates tired legs
Relieves symptoms of asthma and high blood pressure
Therapeutic for hypertension, osteoporosis, and sinusitis
0 14 hours ago
Want to spread some Christmas cheer AND make a difference in the lives of people in need?? I am taking a few personal days next week and plan to get out in our community and give a little out to help others that have been effected by Hurricane Michael. You may not be able to be with me but you can help! Mail me some gift cards in any amount and I will distribute them in our area to random locals! Even a little goes a long way and reminds the area that they are not forgotten! DM me for my address and send them out soon..I get so many asking how to help and this may be a great way! Walmart, Publix, Lowe’s, Home Depot are some of the top of my head that are open in the area. Let’s do this together and spread some BIG love to the south! ❤️
#yogalifestyle#yogalife#yogajourney#yogachallenge#yogaeveryday#yogainspiration#yogapractice#yogatherapy # #inspire#makeadifference#bethechange#pleasehelp
1 134 hours ago
As I take on the title of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist in Training, I’m offering free yoga therapy sessions in your own home for those in the Indianapolis area. Yoga therapy is not meant to fix or change you, but to facilitate awareness and acceptance. No yoga experience required. Direct message me if you’re curious and would like more information. #yogatherapy#phoenixrisingyogatherapy#pryt
We invite you to join this BRAND NEW training! Previous trainings have been focused on food and lifestyle; this training is all about yoga! We’ll apply the Ayurvedic principles of balancing the five elements and three Doshas through the practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation. You’ll learn how to evaluate your students and clients Dosha and identify imbalances. You’ll learn how to use Ayu-Yoga (Ayurvedic Yoga) to help your students manage, heal, and prevent disease. 💚This training is designed to help yoga teachers expand their personal practice, add a medicinal component to their tool box for clients and students, and help teachers grow their private client base and book of business. The healing arts are needed now more than ever. Ayurveda combines with yoga in a way that offers the intuitive and effective care our communities crave. 💕 Please join us us for this exciting three day experience in learning and healing. Details:
Saturday-Sunday January 5-6th 12-6pm & Friday Jan 25th 12-6pm Aim: Ability to evaluate students dosha and teach dosha balancing yoga, pranayama, and meditation in private or group setting. Weekend Content:Fundamentals of Ayurveda...Basic food and lifestyle guidance, Asana per dosha, Pranayama per dosha, Dosha balancing meditation, Teaching techniques: tone/touch/cadence ☺️ Day 3 Content:
Practice teaching and Ethics and Business 101 ❤️Investment: $349. Required text: Your Life is Medicine. CEU: 26 hours with Yoga Alliance. Register Now: www.fullcircleyoga.com (events) Link on profile page 😘 @fullcircleyoga
@danasnook and I can’t wait to see you in January at our introductory workshop!
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@beth_knudson and I are back at it again. We are bringing our introductory workshop, “Making Peace with your Body and Food” back to @anewlifeyoga.
Diet culture is a 60 million dollar industry convincing you that your body is wrong and you have to change or control it.
Beth and I going to help support you if you want to do things a different way this year.
Rather than trying to control your food (which we know through research fails 95% of the time) we will introduce you to the idea of connecting with your body and listening to what it needs again.
The workshop is 3 hours with a combination of discussion and gentle yoga. This is a safe space for all bodies and abilities.
DM if you want the link to sign up. Early Bird Special is running now for $65.
1 54 hours ago
"I can't fully explain why the less I have, the more connected I feel."—one woman's story of finding her happiness through owning less and living more will inspire you to kick your material habits to curb. Link in bio.
Please follow me: -@yoga_information_ig
1 334 hours ago
Twisting - Скрутки 🐉
The twist imposed on the spine and the whole trunk exercises the muscles, makes the spinal column more flexible and stimulates the spinal nerves. It also has a strong influence on the abdominal muscles, alternately stretching and compressing them as the body twists from one direction to the other.
Most of the spinal twist asanas enhance the energetic flow in the region around the navel. This nourishes organs such as the pancreas, kidneys, stomach, small intestines, liver and gall bladder, relieves associated disorders and rejuvenates the tissues generally. These asana is also related to third chakra, a plexus of major energy channels, supplying the whole body. These asanas therefore have a strong effect on total health and vitality.
On the emotional and psychic levels, controlled twisting and untwisting represents a means of managing the knots and problems we encounter. They give insight and inspire a systematic approach to untying the tangled knots of life. ▪️🔶▪️
🐉 Скрутки позвоночника и всего туловища, тренируют мышцы, делают позвоночник более гибким и стимулируют спинные нервы. Это также оказывает сильное влияние на мышцы живота, попеременно растягивая и сжимая их, когда тело поворачивается от одного направления к другому.
Большинство асан на скручивания спины усиливают энергетический поток в области вокруг пупка. Это питает такие органы, как поджелудочная железа, почки, желудок, тонкий кишечник, печень и желчный пузырь, снимает связанные с этой областью расстройства, и омолаживает ткани в целом. Эти асаны также связаны с третьей чакрой - сплетением основных энергетических каналов, снабжающих все тело. Поэтому эти асаны оказывают сильное влияние на общее состояние здоровья и жизнеспособность.
На эмоциональном и психическом уровнях осознанное скручивание и раскручивание тела представляет собой средство управления узлами и проблемами, с которыми мы сталкиваемся в жизни. Они дают понимание и системный подход к распутыванию запутанных психо-эмоциональных узлов. ⛔️Глубокие скрутки противопоказаны при грыже и протрузии позвоночника! В данном случае скрутки должны быть в пределах естественной физической амплитуды.
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⁉️LOOKING TO CHALLENGE YOUR TREE POSE⁉️
Tree is an awesome pose to begin challenging glute med stability on the standing leg while improving balance. ✅
Here’s a progression I like to follow to make sure we hit all planes of motion in the hip...flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal rotation, & external rotation. 🔥
Start off with the beginning poses and progress as you can! 👊🏼
VIDEO BREAKDOWN 🎥
1️⃣ Tree w/ Heel to Ankle (ER)
2️⃣ Tree w/ Foot to Shin (ER)
3️⃣ Tree w/ Foot to Thigh (ER)
4️⃣ Modified Hand to Big Toe (ER)
5️⃣ Extended Hand to Big Toe (Flex)
6️⃣ Extended Hand to Big Toe (Abd + ER)
7️⃣ Dancer Prep to Dancer (Ext)
8️⃣ Chapasana to Half Moon (Ext)
9️⃣ Standing Pigeon (Flex + Ext)
🔟 Modified to Full Eagle (Add + IR)
Let me know how your standing hip feels after 😏
18 23018 hours ago
🌿🌴Decontraction in this elevated lush jungle view 🌿🌴
Where is you favorite place to practice ? 👇
Follow @surfinyoga 🧘♀️🏄♂️
📸 : @yoga_ky
77 621522 hours ago
⁉️DIFFICULTY WITH YOGI SQUAT OR DOWNWARD FACING DOG⁉️
More than likely your ankles have something to do with it ✅
The most common mobility restriction being ANKLE DORSIFLEXION...meaning pulling the toes closer towards the shin. 😩
If your unable to bring the heels to the mat sometimes it’s extremely difficult to get get the full benefits of the pose. ❌
So today I’m showing my some awesome drills to lengthen, strengthen, and create mobility. 👊🏼
VIDEO BREAKDOWN 🎥
1️⃣ Runners Lunge with Block
2️⃣ Side Lunge to Pyramid
3️⃣ Toe Balance to Forward Fold
4️⃣ Heel Lift to Downward Dog
5️⃣ Downward Dog Walks
6️⃣ Seated Ankle Circles
Try it out 😘
"This morning, in my happy place, making shapes in the St Lucian sun ☀️
I’ll be spending the next few days here at @thebodyholiday doing something that I often talk about but probably don’t do quite enough.
Life can get noisy sometimes and it becomes too easy to forget about the basics. So this week I’ll be taking a little time to step back & check in with myself.
To meditate more and clear my mind, to take care of my body with nutritious foods and massage therapy. And to nourish my soul with some much needed self love.
Because sometimes we forget that if we don’t take time to care for ourselves, we won’t have the ability to care for anyone else.
So if you’re reading this now, I hope you’re reminded to do the very same. 💜” Words by @riva_g
Tag someone who needs some #selfcare 🤗
Follow @surfinyoga 🧘♀️🏄♂️
35 20692 days ago
One thing I’ve noticed is that a lot of Yoga classes like to focus on a lot of “hip opening” or “hip releases” that only seem to work the hip in ONE or TWO directions. “Hip opening” as a phrase or as a general theme for a class, I find, is a little vague because it perpetuates this idea of “opening” that is associated with a lot of External Rotation that you see in poses like - Lizard, Butterfly, Pigeon, Warrior, Half moon, Frog….
The hip moves more than 2 ways! And moves across 3 different planes.
Just to understand what we are working with - the hip joint is where your femur (thigh bone) meets the pelvis (hip bone). More simply, your legs are connected to your pelvis by your hip joint.
The head of your femur (thigh bone) fits inside a deep socket or cup in your pelvis called the acetabulum to make your hip joint, which is a 'ball and socket' joint. And the hip joint consists of an articulation between the head of the femur and the acetabulum (basically the socket or cup) of the pelvis.
Motion of the hip can take place when the femur and pelvis move in relation to each other.
So to move the hip you can think of either moving the femur inside the cup or you can move the cup around the femur. The pelvis is important in coordinating movements of the trunk in relation to the legs. So the leg can be stationary and the articulations can also come from the pelvis. -
So to sum it all up, there are 6 different actions of the hip:
1. Flexion - you can either bring the femur towards pelvis or pelvis towards femur
2. Extension - you can either move the femur head away from pelvis or the pelvis away from femur head
3. Adduction - you move towards midline (thinking of adding in)
4. Abduction - you move away from midline
5. External Rotation Twisting the bone out but cup can also move on top of the femur
6. Internal Rotation - Twisting of the bone in but cup can also move on top of the femur
Note: I left circumduction out because that is a motion that involves all 6 actions above. 🌞
Enjoy! Parking the rest of the tutorials here: #thegreatproppractice