"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." 🙏
Remember, you're allowed to have an opinion if you're a yogi 😂 too often, I see students blindly follow their teachers; even if they don't agree with an idea, they go along with it because they're scared of upsetting their "guru" 🙄
We're allowed to challenge the status quo and interpret texts how we want. Just because we've read it in the Sutras or heard it in class, doesn't mean it's the law 💪
Find a way to live and practise that suits you; make sure your teachings align with your personal beliefs 😘 don't be phony or represent a movement that you don't believe in - students will see through it immediately 🙏 They're clever like that 😁.
okay here’s the story...
if you know me, then you know i hate taking yoga photos indoors. the lighting always makes me cry a little and the whole process is just... not ideal.
i got home when it was dark yesterday.
in apec we’re doing a little journal thing where we pick a theme that civilians had to endure in the homefront during wwii. of couRSE, yesterday i had done “lightless nights.” (pretty much wasn’t supposed to use lights at night, because during wartime they would become targets to bombs)
it was a challenge. homework in the dark, dinner in the dark, brushing my teeth in the dark.. yikes. and then i realized people had to live like this. there are still people who live like this.
; you only need the light when it’s burning low, only miss the sun when it starts to snow
it’s funny how we only appreciate things when we lack them..
almost the same thing happened today, but i managed to run upstairs, change, and snatch a little snippet of the remaining sun. the photo’s pretty cool, i’ve got to say. nature does some wondrous things. 🌿💗
day 5 of #yogihowdyoudothat3 💫
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If there’s anything I’ve learned in my (almost) 30 years of life, it’s that difficult times, like times of ease, come in waves. Those closest to me know I’ve had a somewhat challenging history, with injuries and subsequent addiction, abusive relationships, and anxiety, and constant learning to overcome and deal with all of the above. The initial negative experiences were the worst because I hadn’t yet learned how to deal with them, or that all of the power in my world lay within my own ability to react how I choose. I was basically a slave to my ever-changing emotions and desires, and it was a very tumultuous way to live. While I am constantly learning and have by no means taken full control of my mental modifications, I’ve definitely grown exponentially in the last 5 years as a result of my yoga, which teaches me to deal with discomfort in a more balanced and healthy way. I believe that this practice has lessened the negative energy I exude in the world, and I believe it ultimately lead me to the place I am currently in, calmer and softer in my hard times, appreciative of the simple times, and in a wonderful relationship filled with reciprocal respect and love. Yoga truly does amazing things, simply by allowing you to learn about yourself. As my teacher @shelby_blooms says, “Go within, within you see.”✨ #yoga#yogi#yogini#asana#yogaeverydamnday#yogaeveryday#yogadaily#yogaeverywhere#yogapractice#yogaprogress#yogajourney#yogalife#yogalove#yogaflow#yogisofinstagram#instayoga#yogagram#yogainspiration#yogamotivation#yogagirl#yogafit#yogafam#yogaglow#practicedaily#health#meditation#namaste
Functions/Organs: small and large intestines
Spiritual function: it produces "synthetic golden chi which facilitates or helps in the circulation of prana within the meridians.
Diseases: constipation, difficulty in giving birth, appendicitis, low vitality, and other diseases related to intestines.
I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go.
Other than having anti-ageing benefit, these yoga postures also help to prevent Arthritis, Osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and menopause! 🧘🏻♀ 🐬 Skin complexion: Dolphin Pose (or any inversion poses) 💨 Arthritis: Wind Relieving Pose series 🏋🏻♂ Osteoporosis: Warrior 1, 2 and 3 (or any weight-bearing poses) ❣ High blood pressure: Bridge Pose 💆🏻♀ Menopause: Child's Pose (or any breathing techniques that help to reduce stress) ✜ PM us! We've got the right yoga mat for any poses. 😃