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WHY YOU SHOULD MEDITATE (MEDITATE LIKE THE TOONZ)

We’ve seen meditation used many times before. From our favorites who need to regain clarity after losing a battle. 

Prepping themselves for an amazing confrontation or just using to control their emotions in a way that will make them better at anything they want to attain 

but is it accurate. 

Does meditation actually work like it did for Samurai Jack, Piccolo, Aang and Goku or is all Hippie nonsense. 

Today we Talk about Meditating like the Toonz AND HOW YOU CAN START DOING IT EASILY

REBLOGS GREATLY APPRECIATED

Namaste

So this is a silly little thing I wrote for my lovely friend @anuecc. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 💙 I am still intent on dragging your cute, yoga toned ass down to drarry hell ;)


Harry should have known this was a bad idea. A really, really bad idea. But to be fair, who in Merlin’s name would have expected Draco Malfoy showing up here, looking… like this?

“Malfoy,” Harry spluttered, his voice sounding embarrassingly raspy. “Are you… Is that a crop top?”

Malfoy raised an eyebrow and crossed his arms in front of his chest, seeming unconcerned.

“Is that what this is called?”

Harry swallowed around the lump that was building in his throat. Dear Merlin! Malfoy’s stomach looked simply delicious! And the way his trousers hugged his hips!

“Um… aren’t those trousers a little tight?”

Malfoy narrowed his eyes.

“I was told this is what Muggles wear when they do…” He waved a hand around in the air, clearly searching for the right word. “Whatever this is called.”

“It’s called Yoga,” Harry sighed, “and we’re going to be late. Come on.”

Harry held the door open for him and immediately wished he had gone in first. Watching Malfoy’s perfect bum move in those trousers was torture. Malfoy briefly hesitated after a few steps, looking around the room.

“What is this, Potter?” he hissed under his breath. “We’re the only blokes here.”

Harry blushed and wordlessly made his way to the last two spare yoga mats, right in the middle of the room.

“I will kill Shacklebolt for this,” Harry heard Malfoy mutter. “Last week, he sent us on that bloody camping trip and now this?”

Harry sighed as he sat down on his yoga mat. He peeked at the two girls beside him, who were laughing about something and tying their blonde hair into buns. Trying to drop his voice into a whisper, so they wouldn’t hear, he spat, “It would be so much easier if you weren’t such a prat, Malfoy. He wants us to get along. I hate to say this, but we’ve compromised two of our missions now because we couldn’t agree on-”

“That wasn’t my fault,” Malfoy interrupted him. “My approach was better than yours. Why did I have to get you as my partner anyway?”

“Well, maybe you should have thought about that before you applied to become an Auror. You knew it was what I wanted to do and you knew there would be a chance we would end up as partners. Just my luck.” Harry muttered the last part under his breath, but Malfoy must have heard, because he shot Harry a dark look, before plopping down on the yoga mat in front of him.

“Hello everyone,” the instructor said in an overly breathy voice. Harry suspected it was meant to be soothing, but it just sounded really odd.

“We will begin today’s class by trying to reconnect to our breath,” she continued. “Now, bring your palms together in front of your heart, really press them together and close your eyes.”

“You must be kidding me,” Harry heard Malfoy sneer.

“Now take a deep breath in through your nose… but do it gently…”

Harry startled at the collective intake of breath that sounded like a giant was gasping.

“… and then press your lips together as you slooooowly exhale. Imagine that the sound you’re making right now is the sound of ocean waves rolling in and out, in and out…”

Harry could practically see Malfoy rolling his eyes, even from the back of his head.

“Breathe innnn…. breathe ou-hhhh-t.”

“Seriously, she wants to teach me how to breathe?” Malfoy snarled, turning his head back to Harry.

“Stop complaining and just do it,” Harry whispered.

Of course, Malfoy continued with his little commentary.

“…Downward-facing dog? Who came up with that name?”

“…Ow! This is not a natural pose for a human!”

“…What do you mean ‘lift your leg’? If I do that, I’m never going to have any children!”

“…Merlin, is this woman trying to break my neck?”

Harry pressed his lips into a tight line to keep himself from snickering. Malfoy’s hissing was rather distracting. As was…

“Potter! Stop staring at my arse!”

“Am not,” Harry mumbled, mentally slapping himself for getting caught like that.

“Good, good,” the instructor crooned. “Now, we take a little break. Sit down on your yoga mat and let the person next to you massage your feet.

“Ugh, why feet,” the girl next to Harry groaned. He smiled at her awkwardly, to which she bit her lip.

“No offense,” she said, “but I’m not letting a stranger touch my feet.”

“Fair enough,” Harry mumbled and turned to Malfoy.

“Don’t you dare, Potter,” he growled, when Harry stretched out his hands towards his feet.

“Yeah okay, maybe we skip that one,” Harry muttered sheepishly.

“We should have skipped the whole class.”

Harry usually didn’t agree with Malfoy, but when the instructor told them they would be doing partner poses now, he cursed Kingsley under his breath.

“Now, stand up and face each other.”

They did, but not without scowling at each other.

“Place your feet firmly on the ground and stretch out your hands. Press your palms against the palms of your partner.”

Harry almost flinched when their hands touched. If he had known touching would be involved, he probably would have refused to come here altogether. Thinking about touching Malfoy in the privacy of his own home was one thing, but actually doing it in a room with a bunch of strangers, that was something else entirely. Why did Malfoy have to be so handsome? It was irritating.

“Now slowly bend forward,” the instructor said in her breathy voice, “until your foreheads are touching. Your arms should be up, over your head.”

Harry tried to control his face, praying he wasn’t blushing. When his black hair mingled with blonde, he heard Malfoy making an odd sound.

“This is disgusting,” Malfoy muttered. “We’re both sweating.”

“And it wouldn’t be disgusting if we weren’t?”

Harry startled when Malfoy slightly raised his chin. Their noses were touching and Harry could feel Malfoy’s breath on his lips.

“Don’t think I haven’t noticed the way you have been looking at me all day,” Malfoy said with narrowed eyes. “Or how I woke up with an arm draped over me when we were camping last week.”

“Oh. I- I thought you woke up after me,” Harry mumbled, definitely blushing now. “You didn’t say anything about it.”

Yes, why hadn’t Malfoy said anything about that? He could have made fun of Harry for days.

“You really are thick, Potter,” Malfoy said in a teasing tone, as the instructor walked by them to correct the pose of the couple beside them.

“Good job everyone. Now, turn around, so you’re back to back and link your arms at the elbows.”

“Um, Malfoy,” Harry said, when Malfoy stepped closer to him and put his hands on Harry’s hip. “I think she just told us to turn around.”

Malfoy’s lips stretched into a huge smirk. He leaned forward, his cheek briefly brushing Harry’s, until his lips were right at Harry’s ear.

“I won’t stop you if you want to.”

Harry choked on his own breath, his eyes going wide.

“Come on,” Malfoy chuckled, “we’re hitting the showers.”

“But class is not over yet,” Harry mumbled absentmindedly.

“Well, I want to try some… different kind of poses.”

“Oh,” was all Harry was able to say.

“You do remember how to do a water repellant charm, don’t you?”

“Yeah. Why?” Harry frowned.

“We need to use it on your Muggle distant-talking device.”

“My… you mean my phone.”

Malfoy nodded.

“And why exactly do we need to do that?”

“Well, after Shacklebolt went through all this trouble, so we would get along, he really should get something in return for his hard work.”

Harry stared blankly at him.

“What?”

“We’ll send him proof,” Malfoy winked.

“We’ll- what?”

“Come on, Potter,” Malfoy chuckled darkly as he tugged Harry forward, “we have important Auror business to attend to.”


Special thanks to @demelzasings, the Ellipsis Queen! :D

Here is a guide master list of youtube videos that will help on flexibility.  As a yogi, I notice that I struggle more on poses that require lots of flexibility because I get stiff a lot.  So here is a master list that will help improve your bendiness :) Enjoy and have fun bending! 

Full Body Flexibility 

Morning Yoga for Flexibility 

Yoga for Back Flexibility

Yoga for Hip Openers 

Yoga for Shoulders

Yoga for Splits 

Remember not to push yourself :) If you do these videos and you find you cannot do a pose, do a variation and keep on practicing!! Namaste.

Surprise Gift // Logan Paul

Summary: The main reason of how you meet your fiancé Logan Paul was directly caused by the Why Don’t We boys and so for your first dance as a married couple he surprises you. The boys perform the song that brought you together and he explains how it happened.

Characters: Reader x Logan Paul, Jake Paul, Pam Paul, Greg Paul, Ayla Woodruff, Mark Dohner, and the Why Don’t We boys.

Words: 1920

Disclaimer: I do not own and images, gifs, songs, videos or the characters protrayed in this. Nor have I ever with previous fics.

Warnings: Swearing, fluff and Jake Paul (yes that’s a warning cuz he can be a hella rude ass)

Requested: Yes. Anonymous

Author: Caitsy

A/N: This could quite frankly be the worse writing I’ve done so far. I love the idea but I’m sad it’s shitty.

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If you had thought you would be marrying a well known YouTuber you would have laughed, you would have been laughing hysterically if you had been told it would be Logan Paul. He was one of the least serious guys you had ever known but at the same time he was the most serious guy. It was a strange piece of information that even after years of dating you couldn’t get used to it.

“Babe? Do you know where my charger is?” Logan yelled from the kitchen.

“You haven’t unpacked from the trip to Ohio so I would say it’s in the bag somewhere.” You called back from the open planner in front of you.

For the last five months you had been pouring yourself into planning the wedding with the help of Pam of course. This weekend however she was spending time with her other son Jake given that he hadn’t been able to make it to Ohio is the last two months.

“Oh thanks!” He called back as he came into the room, “Oh wedding planning.”

“We are not using your purple car as the centre piece. You pushed your luck when you used it as the centre piece at the engagement party.” You said pointing your pencil at your fiancé’s face.

“That was cool! It symbolized the Logang!” He groaned.

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Sunny Yogi’s Guide to Crow Pose ♥ 

Arm balances are a great way to find balance and build arm muscles. They are also great for practicing for inversions :) Here is my how to guide on how to do crow pose.  

I would like to mention, that I’m not a yoga teacher and these steps are based off of my experience. 

Step One: Start off Standing 

Root your feet to the ground.  It’s always good to start off with a strong foundation.  

Step Two: Buddha Squat 

From standing, drop down into a buddha squat.  Root your feet down, make sure your back is straight and your chest is lifted.  In this pose you can also use your elbows to push against your thighs to create a hip opener stretch. 

Step Three: Place hands on the ground, and lean forward. 

While in buddha squat set your hands on the floor and then lean forward pressing your knees gently on your upper arm. Make sure your eyes are looking forward- do not collapse your head. 

Step Four: Bend arms slightly. Lean forward a little and press your knees into your arms.  

Bend your arms slightly and lean forward, pressing your knees into your arms.  For beginners maybe try to stay in this pose for awhile, engaging your core and finding your balance.  

I should probably mention that for some people, your arms might hurt if your knees are pressing into your skin.  Wear longer pants! 

Step Five: Raise one leg up. Look forward, keeps eyes looking ahead, and bend your arms some more. 

This step is a good step to practice before you get into the full arm balance.  Raise one leg up and engage your core.  Alternate your legs back and forth. Make sure you can do this step before continuing on :) 

Make sure your head is not collapsed; head up and eyes looking ahead.

Step Six: Raise both legs up. Engage that core! 

Taking a deep breath, raise your other leg up! Make sure your core is engaged.  KEEP YOUR HEAD RAISED AND YOUR EYES FIXED FORWARD. 

Yay, you are now doing crow pose :)  

Additional tips: 

  • Wear longer pants if your knees hurt the skin on your arms. 
  • Put a pillow in front of you if you are afraid of falling flat on your face (something I have done many times!). 
  • Try each step out slowly.  Crow pose is not an easy pose. 
  • Arm and ab exercises can help you improve this pose better. 

Have fun, and be safe when practicing this pose!  Take a picture of your progress and tag me in it! I’d love to see all of your guy’s crow. 

Namaste! 

anonymous asked:

Yuri has to start doing yoga to deal with his unhealthy bursts of anger. Yakov is literally forcing him to or he won't coach him in the upcoming season, and well, you can't do yoga without yoga pants and Yuri hates yoga but he loves shoving his ass in the air right as Otabek's walking into the living room.

can somebody write a full length fic of this because it has both the ideal levels of humour and sexiness

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Who’s That Vans Girl?: @wilddthing

Yoga lover and gorgeous mother of two, Alex Erikson takes #StopDropAndYoga to a new level. Hailing from the picturesque state of Utah, her Instagram is brimming with stunning views to go along with her pretzel-like poses. We caught up with this nature loving Vans Girl and found out more about her passions and her affinity for the Sk8-Hi.

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Fitblr ask game

Put a number in my ask! 

  1. Favourite healthy meal?
  2. Are you a runner?
  3. Short term fitness goal/s?
  4. Long term fitness goal/s?
  5. Do you use a gym?
  6. Does your family eat healthily?
  7. Do your family/friends/partner support you trying to be healthy?
  8. Favourite fruit?
  9. Favourite vegetable?
  10. Why did you start a fitblr?
  11. What running or gym shoes do you wear?
  12. Favourite pizza?
  13. Favourite workout song?
  14. Do you workout alone or with a friend?
  15. Do you drink enough water?
  16. Do you like making smoothies?
  17. Favourite work out top?
  18. Favourite form of cardio?
  19. What time of day do you workout?
  20. How do you pass the time during cardio?
  21. How do you measure your progress?
  22. Do you do yoga?
  23. What is your favourite protein or energy bar?
  24. Breakfast or dinner?
  25. Favourite stretch?
  26. Would you drink a green smoothie?
  27. Which fitblrs inspire you?
  28. Do any ‘real life’ people know about your fitblr?
  29. Do you like team sports?
  30. What motivates you?
  31. Do you use protein powder?
  32. Do you do meal prep?
  33. Would you ever like to run a marathon?
  34. What do you eat for breakfast?
  35. What is your favourite nut butter?
  36. How long do you normally workout for?
  37. Favourite dessert?
  38. How much sleep do you get?
  39. What bad habit are you most glad you broke?
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Yoga Au

Person A is a yoga instructor for extra money and because it relaxes them. Their class is really popular, so they end up having to teach partner yoga simply because of lack of space.

Person B is a business person, or some job where they overwork themselves or have lots of paperwork, and a friend forces them to sign up for yoga class because of how stressed they are.

Person B was only going to appease their friend at first, but hot damn that instructor is fine, so they end up signing up to take the class regularly with that instructor. Well, they end up being the most experienced student in the class.

Remember how Person A has to do partner yoga? There’s an odd amount of students, and it’s easier to show off the position if they had a partner. So they choose the most experienced student in the class. They fact that the most experienced student is also really fucking cute has nothing to do with it.

So now it’s Person A trying to demonstrate with a flustered Person B who keeps flubbing it and landing in compromising positions with their super cute teacher.

Idk I just really want one of these.

Yoga Boner (Daveed Diggs x Reader)

Okay, so I just watched a music video that Daveed did a while ago and I’m fucking screaming. W h a t d i d i j u s t w i t n e s s. Its called Yoga Boner and ya’ll just need to watch it. Smh.

Warning: Cursing, sexual references, light smut? (I’ve never written smut before, so I’m just gonna start out with just light smut for now.

Next chapter?: Probably not.

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You were wheezing, tears already coming out of your eyes and streaming down your face. You tried catching your breath as you wrapped your arms around your stomach.

“Jas, what the fuck did you just show me?” You looked at your friend, your voice hoarse from your immense laughter. 

“I don’t know, I found this in my recommended,” she laughed. You raised a brow.

“What kind of shit are you watching for that to be in your recommended?”

“No shit like that, that’s for sure!” You both broke out into another laughing fit as  Daveed and Anthony walked into the apartment.

“What are ya’ll laughing at?” Anthony plopped himself beside Jas and wrapped an arm around her. He took one look at the screen and started laughing along with you guys.

“What are ya’ll laughing at?” Daveed walked over and looked at the screen. His face dropped and you could faintly see a blush creep up onto his face. “Why are you guys watching that?” You shook your head.

“No, the question is why are you in it?” Ant and Jas nodded in agreement. Daveed sighed.

“It was a hard time for me okay? I was trying to get people to notice my rapping skills.” You rolled your eyes.

“So you decide that a good way to do that is to rap about how you got a boner looking at girls doing yoga?” Daveed groaned. After some more teasing, Jas and Ant left, leaving you and your boyfriend alone. As you got ready for bed, you hatched a plan.

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“Y/n?” Daveed called as he walked in the next afternoon. “Y/n, where are you?”

He found you on a yoga matt in the center of the living room, doing odd poses. He sighed, knowing what you were trying to do. 

“You’re still not over that video?” he asked as he set his bags down. You looked at him and smiled.

“What video?”

“You know what video, Y/n.”

“I don’t believe I do. Now leave me be, I need to concentrate.” Daveed rolled his eyes and took a seat on the couch in back of you. ‘Perfect,’ you thought. You went into the downward dog position, waving your ass a little as you watched him from between your legs. You only saw him glance up once and then look back  down. You decided to take it up a notch.

You took your leggings and shirt off, leaving you in small underwear shorts and a sports bra. You got back down on your fours to do the cat and cow pose. Daveed still didn’t budge. So you pretended to struggle with downward dog.

“Daveed?”

“Hm?”

“Do you think you could help me with this?” you asked innocently. He sighed and got up.

“With what?”

“Well stand behind me and push me down so my heels don’t rise while I do downward dog.” At this point, you knew that he knew what you were doing but you wanted to see how far you could push him. He did as told, setting himself up behind you. He gently pushed your lower back down, forcing your feet to be completely flat on the ground. This also caused your butt to come into contact with his crotch. You winced at the stretch, but you couldn’t help but smirk when you felt something hard on your ass. 

 "Um Y-y/n? How long do I need to do this for?“ 

"Not sure, but don’t let go just yet.” He let out a groan but continued to push you down. You wiggled your rump a little causing Daveed to let out a grunt. After about two minutes of standing there, you stood up and turned to Daveed and placed a kiss on his cheek. 

“Thanks babe,” you smiled sweetly. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be going to take a nice shower.” You felt him grab your wrist as you tried to walk past him. He growled in your ear. 

“Only if you let me join." 

 Looolololololol still crying over that vid; anyway hope y'all enjoyed💓

ALSO THANK YOU FOR 100 NOTES (thats literally the most I’ve gotten on anything that I’ve posted)

                             - A-a-ron (aka hamiltrashitty)

anonymous asked:

I just imagine johan running through the neighborhood barefoot yelling "THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE!" And everyone thinks he's insane. Do you have any other headcannons?

Headcanons of Johan in NYC doing things that even weirdos in the city don’t really do? How does that sound? 

  • Naked Yoga by the window (everyone knows what Johan is packing) 
  • Starts doing pottery on the fire escape
  • Sits on the floor when he rides the train and mediates 
  • Flipflops no matter the weather
  • Hails a taxi but standing in the dead center of the road, very effective but Usnavi has a mini heart attack every time
  • Eats dandelions off park grass grounds
  • Disposes of documents not by shredding but fills a bucket of water and mushes the paper down and uses it for paper mache projects
  • He had a hemp garden for all of a day until Usnavi kindly reminded him a Hispanic and a Black man growing weed in New York City in 2017 is probs not the safest idea. 
  • Makes compost tea
  • Swaps clothing with the homeless
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A woman named Julie and her son met John and rest of the Chilis back in 2000.

“Our local radio station Q101 was having John & Anthony host “ Red Hot Radio” before the show and I called in. My Son called to say hello and he’d be at the show. John asked if we could stay on the line after My Son asked to dance on the stage “.

John also asked her if he could send her little son a copy of his guitar (like a small replica). Also Flea taught her little son how to do yoga.

Feminism in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Can we just talk about how fantastically feminist Brooklyn Nine-Nine is? I can’t believe how consistent they are with it. I didn’t even realize how great they were with it until the start of season 2. The moment that stood out to me was in Chocolate Milk when the suspect mentions how he was watching women doing hot yoga from the window. I just kind of prepared myself for inevitable creepy jokes amongst the group of three men, the kind of jokes that are always present on sitcoms and that I have come to accept as the norm, even from my favorite shows. But instead, I was wonderfully surprised to see Jake obviously creeped out by the guy’s comment and likening it to as bad as the crime they were questioning the suspect about. For a comedy to be this great when it comes to feminist representation is really amazing. After re-watching the show a lot more I don’t know why I was so surprised. All the characters, Jake especially, do a great job of being feminists throughout. Whether it be the positive female friendships, Charles’ apology for continually asking Rosa out when she wasn’t interested, Jake letting Amy be with who she wants even though he likes her, or any of the other dozens of examples. Sorry this was so long, I just really love this show’s positivity. The cast and crew are so great at changing up comedy and proving a show can be funny/successful without resorting to cheap and offensive stereotypes. Thanks to the great actors and the wonderful minds behind the show, Mike Schur & Dan Goor (the same geniuses who brought us the positivity of Parks and Rec and the female, feminist idol that is Leslie Knope).