weekend-yoga

Crow, aka Bakasana, is the root of all yoga arm balances and inversions. It can definitely seem scary when you first attempt to balance the weight of your body, on your hands, your face hovering just a few inches from the ground. But with practice, and the knowledge of which muscles to engage (think core), you start to lift and fly and decide that perhaps there are more arm balances in your future. Watching students stick this pose for the first time is always fun as their excitement becomes contagious. Expect to become contagiously excited, and leave feeling strong and open in and after all of my classes this weekend listed below.
Sat 11am - @sanghayogashala
Sat 4:30pm - @lucentyoga
Sun 5pm - @sanghayogashala

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learning how to achieve my goals. needing to stay focused. Happy Easter Weekend 🐣 #pinchamayurasana #elbowstand #yoga #torontoyoga #fromwhereisweat

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Join me this weekend to let go of the past, stop worrying about the future, and create serenity living in the present.
Sat 11am - @sanghayogashala
Sat 4:30pm - @lucentyoga
Sun 9:15am - @tangerinehotpoweryoga
Sun 5pm - @sanghayogashala

Woke up this morning, threw on my favorite workout clothes, and headed to yoga where I took some much-needed relaxation time. I decided to continue my practice when I got home. It was a tough week for me. From car troubles, difficulties at work and school, to feeling completely inadequate and unsatisfied with my personal relationships; I was in desperate need of some self-care. 

When I was younger, I always frowned upon the thought of doing yoga. I used to claim, “It’s too easy.” As a competitive runner and soccer player, I was used to the constant adrenaline. I never let myself slow down. As I’ve grown up, I’ve realized that I need to take more time for myself. Slowing down is still extremely challenging for me, but I’ve gotten so much better at listening to my body. I’m so thankful for yoga, and for a passion that makes me feel genuinely good about myself no matter what life throws at me. 

Here’s to hoping everyone has a relaxing weekend. 💕🙏🏻

anonymous asked:

If the batkids went to college like normal kids what do you think their majors would be?

WEE HEE HEE I LOVE THIS QUESTION SO MUCH THANK YOU (this got long, apologies)

Dick: Okay I actually really like what they did with Dick joining the police force, I think that’s a great fit for him. So I could totally see him majoring in like Criminal Law or something along those lines. (I’m a sucker for Officer Grayson.) Sometimes he stops by Cass’ self defense class she teaches to give a few tips on ‘what to do if someone larger and stronger than you grabs you and how to turn their weight again them.’ and goes over what rights a person has when the police are involved and what red flags to watch out for. Because Dick’s not dumb, he knows there’s bad guys on the force. But as long as he’s here he’s gonna be damn sure they don’t stay on for long. 

Jason: I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS SO MUCH AND OKAY, ENGLISH LITERATURE FOR SURE. Jason loves books, he loves reading, I feel like he’s the guy who will whine about having to read one case file but then read an eight hundred page book in a week. So English Literature for sure, if they were in a normal setting I could easily see Jason as being a college professor who visits Gotham’s kind of shitty high school’s and he tells them that they matter and how important an education is. He would be the get really into Bruce’s charity work when it came to children from low income families especially. 

Tim: Tim’s the overachieving asshole who gets a major in business management and a minor in mechanical engineering. He doesn’t sleep and during his graduation ceremony they have to call his name a few times before you hear a very loud ‘DRAKE’ come from the crowd and Tim wakes up and gets his diploma. (The mess.) But yeah I could see him majoring in business because he’s the one to take over Wayne Enterprises, but he also does engineering so he can make sure no one’s embezzling money from any Wayne accounts and checks over all the computers for viruses and makes his own systems. (Once again, overachieving asshole.) His siblings have no clue why everyone thinks his intimidating, this is the same guy who calls cheese whiz and a Monster ‘lunch.’ 

Damian: Okay, okay so I know this probably wouldn’t happen. But can you imagine if Damian ended up majoring in veterinary science and became a veterinarian? Okay like this 22 year old Damian with a scowl and a button he’s wearing that says ‘animals are better than people.’ But then a little girl brings in her kitten who’s small and sickly and Damian’s eyes soften and they get that cat healthy. (Damian waves his hand when the parents say they don’t have the money to pay for all the fancy medication.) He volunteers at shelters in his spare time and also helps Cass teach a tae kwon do class on the weekends. (Sometimes they do yoga, helps with core strength.) 

Stephanie: Okay this may just be because I relate to Steph hardcore but FASHION MERCHANDISING (my major) with a minor in business ethic!!! I could totally see Stephanie coming out with her own clothing line and the material is strong and durable (So no creepy guy can rip your dress.) And hella stain resistant. She ends up making a name and a brand for herself and the main message is ‘badass and beautiful, because why pick?’ (Sometimes she gets the boys to model some of the clothes. It’s the best.) 

Cass: Okay Cass is a little tough, but I could see physical therapy? Or tbh I feel like she’s be the one of Bruce’s kids to go backpacking and sends back postcards and amazing pictures. She teaches self defense classes and is on a roller derby team. She’s just having fun and kicking ass. Also she’s Stephanie’s favorite model to use for when she releases sportswear. She appears in so many magazines doing high kicks and flips and loves spreading the message that ‘strong doesn’t mean unfeminine.’ 

Babs: Forgive me, Babs is such an enigma to me. I could see her double majoring in computer science and criminal law. Since Dick and her father are on the force she helps with all the background work like tracking down drug cartels and interrogation. She’s a goddamn force to be reckoned with. (And the only person Tim trusts to double check Wayne Industries finances after he’s done filing taxes.) After the accident that puts her in a wheelchair, she’s still just as active. Because yes, shit happens, but don’t let that stop you. She visits Gotham’s hospitals a lot, especially the children’s ward. 

Tree Pose, Vrksasana, is probably one of the most commonly known yoga poses. Tree strengthens the legs and abs (gotta pull them in and up for balance) while opening the hips and thighs. This pose is wonderful for improving balance and concentration. If you want to master your tree make sure to lock your eyes on one stationary object, and remember those abs for stability. You will definitely get a chance to work on your tree in any of my classes listed below this weekend. Hope to see you there!
Sat 11am - @sanghayogashala
Sat 4:30pm - @lucentyoga
Sun 8am - @tangerinehotpoweryoga
Sun 5pm - @sanghayogashala

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Sunday stretch ❤️
I hope you guys are having an awesome bank holiday weekend ❤️
#yoga #dancerpose #yogapractice (at Monton Village)

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The snow may be beautiful, but trudging around in it with the added freezing temperatures makes your body tight and feel out of whack. So join me this weekend in Williamsburg or Greenpoint to realign, let go of workweek stress and perhaps burn some extra calories in advance of the upcoming Valentines’s Day chocolate onslaught. Times and studios listed below.
Sat 11am - @sanghayogashala
Sat 4:30pm - @lucentyoga
Sun 5pm - @sanghayogashala

☽ ⛧ M a y   g o a l s ⛧ ☾


New month, but the goals are staying relatively the same. (:


 Keep eating 2.4k calories

Stretch at least 4 times per week

Get in at least 8k steps daily // 3k on weekends

Gym 3+ times per week

Meal prep for the week

Save up 4k or more

Weekend yoga

 Try to start running on the weekends

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Me and the girls met up in York on Saturday, it’s the first time we’ve all been in the same place in six months.
I love these meet ups, it’s essentially a day of how much cake can we eat before we need to take a nap.
I would highly recommend the escape room in York, I’ve never done one before but it was really fun and definitely something different. I slept in for yoga this weekend so no beach photos, and I also upped my weights for deadlift and I started doing push ups and now everything hurts and yoga tonight was horrific. Put it this way I can usually touch my toes, today I got just past my knees.
10th-12th June 2017

Lil throwback~ Before: July 2014. Pre-vegan days. Two months post grad, at my heaviest, plenty of drinking, fast food af, etc etc. After: October 2016. 85 pounds lighter, 2 years & 3 months of being vegan, class-pass hopping around los angeles, cooking for 30 women on a weekend yoga retreat in Joshua Tree, finally believing everything is going to be okay.

Kapotasana is an intense backbend that opens the entire front of the body including the psoas, chest, thighs, ankles and even the throat. It also strengthens the back and stimulates the abdominal organs. Backbends like this are useful after a long workweek leaning over a desk. Join me today and this weekend to reset your body and mind to healthy with yoga. Times and studios listed below.
Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Fri 2pm - Yoga Express Hour
Sat 11:15am - Core Vinyasa
Sun 5pm - Vinyasa
Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa
Sun 11am - Vinyasa