Come visit our little team of Gong Warriors tonight in OC! I have both of my #MeinlSonicEnergy #gongs this time ( #FlowerofLife and Mars), & as always we have Dana’s Chiron & Bianca’s Pluto joining us. :)
#backtobackbends #challenge Day 4 - Revolved Side Angle Pose Draw the tummy on the inhale, lift the chest and rotate and fold forward on the exhale. Use the breath to deepen the pose. Inhale lengthen and look for the space, exhale rotate and find the space. Twists have so many benefits including improving the digestive system, opening the heart centre and brings you back into balance. As with all yoga poses, this is a work in process and this pose inparticular requires a lot of flexibility in the spine and hips. @kinoyoga @beachyogagirl @aloyoga ————————— #ashtanga #meditation #movingmeditation #positivethoughts #positivity #growth #gratitude #happy #healthy #organic #process #journey #yoga #yogi #yogaoutside #yogaselfies #yogainthegarden #instayoga
My car did not turn over when I left the pharmacy this afternoon. I quickly did a calculation and decided given that it was in the high eighties it made sense to walk home, eat something, cool off and call the tow truck.
I walked back to the car to meet the tow car driver. He sat in the drivers seat and turned the key…and guess what, the car started. What is the lesson here?
I returned home to the Buddha nature within me. I was very gentle with myself and returned to my home base. As I walked I stayed hydrated. I was able to see the beauty of the Rivanna river and hear it gently bubbling as I walked past twice. I reached out to my Sangha (my auto insurance company) to get help. I also there are times when things need to cool down and I need to step away to feed myself with positive thought and also cool down!! Surrender is very powerful and so is Diet Dr. Pepper. Hmmm…..so many opportunities to practice.
#backtobackbends #challenge day 3: Utthita Parvakonasana - Extended Side Angle Pose. Better late than never - heres a beautiful pose from the Astana primary series. One of the first in the series that helps to open the hips and the side of the body. @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga @aloyoga ————————————— #yoga #yogi #yogaoutside #yogaselfies #yogachallenge #yogainthegarden #goodvibes #dedication #weightloss #tone #fitness #fitgirl #fitfam #strength #strongwomen #stretch #flexy #organic #healthy #happy #gratitude #growth #positivity #positivethoughts #movingmeditation #meditation #ashtanga
Yoga practice changed my life in so many ways, I can’t even count. It
healed many old wounds, both emotionally and physically. Yoga provided
me with tools to become a stronger, more confident and thoughtful
person. It taught me to be more humble and self-accepting. Most
importantly, I learned there was no magic pill to achieve any of the
above. All I could do was to get on my mat repeatedly, and let the poses
come to me whenever they deemed that I was truly ready. And that would
never have happened, had I not committed to a consistent practice.
It can take some courage to wean yourself away from a yoga teacher,
but that is part of the process. We are here to guide you for as long as
you’ll allow us, but in the end, we don’t want you to be attached to
anything or anyone. As a teacher, it is my honor and duty to provide
you with the knowledge necessary to keep you safe as you move through
your asanas, but my hope – and that of any good teacher – is that you
take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply the lessons in your
own daily life. Yoga is about conquering your own fears, taking control
of your own breath, and connecting with your inner life on a very
personal level. It requires solitude of the mind. What better way than
to roll out your mat in the privacy of your own home, and having the
bravery to reflect on your own destiny without the chatter of a teacher,
without the downward dogging neighbor in the corner of your eyes, and
without the need to perform a pose for anyone but yourself?
It’s always a good idea to transition aspects you have learned in
class to your home practice. Have props or prop substitutes ready: Mat,
blocks, straps, chair, bolster, and a towel. Silence your phone. Unplug
from the world. Perhaps put on some calming music, or leave a yoga DVD
or podcast running low in the background. Often times, carving out a
special place in your home that you call your sacred yoga place, can
help direct positive energy and establish a ritual that will soon become
second nature to you.
Home practice does not need to be as rigorous or as comprehensive as a
regular full hour class. You could do just two sun salutations in the
morning as you rise and shine. Alternatively, if your practice has taken
you to a more advanced level, you could spend a full hour on a
particular arm balance you’d like to tackle. Maybe today, you will stick
with some restorative minutes, and tomorrow you try a whole sequence.
Listen to your body. Let it be your teacher. Let it guide you and let
you know what you need and yearn. Over time, you will develop a stronger
sense of your true self. In really paying attention, you can keep up a
DAILY practice, no matter how small or short each session is. That is a
gift you are gifting to yourself.
Psalm 119:41-48 Let your steadfast love come to me, O Yahweh, your salvation according to your promise; then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word. And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in your rules. I will keep your law continually, forever and ever, and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts. I will also…