Took a very hot power vinyasa class @blisshotyogastudios today🙌🏻 It was a 90’s themed class...as soon as Biggie came on, I was like, this studio is my everything...I love good music especially when class is hard and the music pushes you through 💪🏼
After class, I played a lil with #eightanglepose ✌🏼🤸🏻♀️🧘♀️
"We moved quickly from pose to pose and yet I was able to fully and precisely experience each shape and work my very hardest. This was yoga that appealed to both my perfectionism and my desire for an athletic challenge. 'This is so freaking hard,' I thought. 'I love it.' - Katie, on her first yogahour class. Read more about Katie's yogahour journey on the blog. Link in bio.
Some days I stray a little, wander a little, get lost a little, other days I won’t differ, I follow the path, I simply do. Some days I feel poised, elegant and a ferocious queen, other times a blundering homeless preposterous mess. Some days I know just how and what to say, other days I can’t for the life of me find words. Forever seeing contrasts within, forever reminding myself I’m entitled to them all. Forever opening to the fact that my life is not measured by ego and judgement, my life is measured within the love I have for myself, what I do with my boundaries and how I expand them. There are these endless choices of options and possibilities and whatever I do, I do with all my heart and this is what I will share with the world. How unconditional do you love yourself? 🏹💚 #storyteller#ramblings#ridethewaves
I love trying different asana variations, but there are also some yoga poses where I do pretty much the same thing every time. Here are my 2 “essentials” for Trikonasana (Triangle Pose):⠀⠀
1. Place the bottom hand on a prop or on the front leg to help maintain length in the spine. Don’t worry about touching the floor - there’s nothing special down there! 😉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Give a self-adjustment, placing the top hand on your solar plexus as a guide to spiral the ribs open before extending the arm up. This is my absolute favorite thing to do in this pose! Swipe for video. 👉🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Wearing @niyamasol leggings + an @mpgsport top from my latest @yogaclubbox. I absolutely love both of these pieces! 💕 Click the link in my bio for 20% off your first box! 😍
Seven years after l first came across this, it remains my absolute favourite...
“If my body is made primarily of water and animated by the breath, is it possible to call the water in the body “mine” and the air outside of my lungs “the world”?
When I breathe, how far into the nostrils or respiratory system does the breath have to flow before its part of my body? If I eat a piece of bread, at what point is it no longer bread and now a part of me?
Where does my ear end and sound begin? Where do my words end and your mind begin? Where do thoughts begin and end in the mind?
When I pay close attention to the workings of the body, I’m taken immediately into the mind and the ways in which I perceive and feel the body. Furthermore, I notice that the body can’t be separated from the natural world except in my imagination, and so it becomes difficult to talk about a body practice as separate from a world practice...
Like most spiritual practices, the aim of yoga is not perfect mastery over technique or the ability to memorize scriptures, but rather the activity of bringing one’s insights and sensitivities into the world through action.
When I tune into the fact that the body and world are in deep continuity with one another, when I stand up after formal practice and look into the smoggy skyline, I feel called to take action. Yoga occurs when our inner work manifests in the world around us.
The world of mind and body, in the nondual tradition of yoga, is inseparable from the larger world of the birdsong, towering pines in old-growth groves, slow and aging rivers or industrial exhaust. The interconnected reality we call ‘yoga’ orients us toward a mode of perception that sees reality as an interconnected web in which our own small story line is only a part, and certainly not the most prominent.” 🌺💜 #michaelstone
Have you ever tried Yoga Nidra? Our workshop with James Reeves is just a week away. His last workshop was wonderful and now we have him for the whole day! We are really looking forward to this one!
Get in touch to book your space 🚀
People will tell you
In all sorts of ways
that you're not beautiful.
That you aren't worth it.
Don't believe it.
You are good enough.
You are beautiful.
Believe in your magic.
Don't forget this ❤️
Day 4 of
we have wheel pose, be sure to
Warm up before attempting this.
This pose will help to open up
The chest, shoulders for Dancer.
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Been taking some time to myself since @craftcultureshows but I’m working steadily on these new meditation pillows! They will be available at the @themommacollective market May 6 😍😍
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Day 5️⃣ of #sneakystrengthyoga challenge - today is hosted by @samanthafaulhaber seated #twist with fancies 💃 I may have added some extra fancies...🙃
There was a little nuance that Samantha threw in there that I LOVED: The arms across the body as you twist back over the straight leg opens up the back of the ribcage before you go into the deeper twist over the bent knee. It made the whole thing feel more spacious.
Here’s how to do the thing😃:
🦋Start seated in upavistha konasana, arms straight out to sides, make fists to activate through arms. 🌈Without using hands, bend one knee into janu sirsasana. Stay long through the arms and do a twist over the bent knee, then over the straight leg, then back over the bent knee.
💫Grab the bent knee with the opposite arm and go ahead and pull yourself deeper into the twist for a moment. Then cross the other arm over your chest and grab opposite shoulder.
🤙Here’s the nuanced part that was unexpectedly my favorite part: with arms braced in this manner, twist back towards the straight leg. Fill the ribs with breath and try to keep that sense of space in the ribcage.
🐒Holding this braced twist as deep as possible, lift the straight leg and bend it back behind. Bring that leg back forward.
💪Release the arms and do an unbraced twist over the bent knee, keeping space in the ribcage. Again keeping as deep a twist as possible, lift the straight leg and bend it back behind. Bring that leg back forward.
😃Untwist, with no hands lift the bent leg and bring it back to upavistha konasana.
✨Repeat second side.
Noah and I are going on our first vacation together, so naturally a perfect time to try acro-yoga for the first time!
We are headed to the beach for the weekend and excited to enjoy each other’s company. My fraternity is having a semi-formal Saturday night and we figured we’d make a trip out of it.
Acro-yoga is sososo much fun!!! We got into this pose quite easily thanks to the advice of @findingmorgantyler. The video is us trying to be fancy and try that thing I’ve seen yogis do where they flip forward, but we are no @gypsyon__ and @pablos.perspective. I ended up yelping while Noah got in a work out. Sound ON if you want to hear me sound like Minnie Mouse.💕