am pieces of quotes
from my favorite books
stitched together by
and I’m glued together by
and the sweet taste of coffee
and I have this tendency
to fall apart suddenly .
repost from : @cat__k
"I love to fill my practice with the most challenging poses I can handle because it makes me let go of every single thought and completely surrender to the present moment. I zone in to every sensation I am feeling both mentally and physically. When I try something new it’s almost guaranteed I will be faced with a mental block. I get scared, tell myself all the negative things, and list the reasons in my head why I can’t do something. Then I take a moment to laugh at myself for almost giving into fear. I roll my mat back out and try again and again as I simply breathe through the fear until I get to a place I’ve never been, explore how my body feels in a pose that I’ve never felt, and settle in with a smile on face. Getting through these mental blocks makes me feel inspired and motivated for the rest of the day. And I try my best to apply this practice to every aspect of my life. 💫
Wearing all @aloyoga ❤️ 🎶👉🏼 @rosigolan
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It doesn’t look like much but this is probably my most proud yoga pic ever.
URDHVA DHANURASANA (WHEEL) is my absolute nemesis pose (as I call it) and this is by far the deepest I have ever gotten into it. 🎉
I have always had an intense dislike/fear of backbends; somehow it feels like my anatomy is just not made for them.
They also have this weird & deep emotional effect on me - often they make me feel like I want to throw up, cry uncontrollably or that I am suffocating.
(Well, not so weird if you know about the effects of heart opening poses, but more on that another time.) I have had a dedicated yoga practice for around 5 years but have continued to avoid backbends (wheel & camel especially) like the plague - always opting out of them in classes & never practicing at home. 🙅🏽♀️
This year I decided to try and stop avoiding things I am fearful of/don’t like/am not good at, simply out of curiosity - to enquire & observe what happens.
I have a loooong way to go in this pose & it still feels intense and scary and a bit yucky most of the time but I have seriously surprised myself.
So, here’s to doing things that challenge us in order to progress and grow. 🌱
Curious to hear if anyone else has a particular ‘nemesis’ yoga pose..? 🤔
Yoga derslerim başladı ve benim için muhteşem bir enerji ile devam ediyor. Ders bitiminde insanların gözlerinde gördüğüm mutluluğun ben de hissettirdiklerini tarif etmem mümkün değil...
Her an’a şükürler olsun. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Gel beraber Yoga yapalım birlikte yeniden doğalım. 😇💜✨
So here we are in Korea, sitting at shake shack. Always seeing it on @z_khawaja’s stories and I’ve been wanting to try it!!! Thanks for alllll the temptations z 😂 Not a big fast food girl but I’ll allow it for now. Meant to post this last night in singapore but I totally forgot and was too tired to. Flight was delayed! Anyway here’s to our last day of .
A regular padmasana, which I’ve recently started to find comfort and ease in. This is not an asana for all, it requires hips, ankle and even knee flexibility.
The lotus flower symbolises different things in different culture and religions.
Being brought up as a Buddhist, I used to visit the temple every morning before school (at 630am!!!) with my grandma. Praying with joss sticks and a lotus in my hands. I read up, this flower symbolises purity- body, thoughts, speech, mind. A flower blooms with both rain and sunshine. Like us and the difficulties and hurdles we face as our body goes through the asanas in our practices, we commit with patience and dedication and eventually.. we grow, learn and bloom 🌸.
Thank you all for joining us for the last 10 days, it’s been a pleasure learning about your journey and knowing that I’m not alone ❤️. -
Another day another temple. Started the hike at 2am this morning to reach the summit of this magnificent gigantic natural Shivlingam to catch the beautiful sunrise from the top. This is probably the most famous Buddhist pilgimige site in Sri Lanka where Buddha left his miraculous footprint in the solid rock when he visited this holy place. If you zoom in you are able to see the temple. 😉
Close your eyes, concentrate on the space between the eyebrows and listen to the sound of the shamanic drum... Saturday night we have a special Shamanic Yoga Class at 7.30 p.m. ~ Rituals of Lights and Sounds ~ Hope to see you in the Dreaming Reality! Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/342887729656368 The Yogaclasses for today are: Dharma Yoga Gentle at 4.30 p.m. w.Nico, Maha Shakti at 6.30 p.m. w.Nico and 8.30 p.m. Masterclass w.Petra ... Cu on the Mat! #yoga#meditation#shaman
Leggings created to honour women in history- Helen Keller who was involved in women’s suffrage. Amelia Earhart the female aviator who flew across the Atlantic Ocean. But more pragmatically leggings for the cooling weather with approaching autumn 🍂
Hello mighty #chair!
It’s day 3
#utkatasana benefits are many. It will strongly strengthen the lower body while stretching the upper back. This pose invigorates and energize the whole body. 💥
I love to play with chair variations 😆 and on the tippy toes is the fave one!
Instructions for this variation: 😊
Start in tadasana.
In exhalation bend your knees and bring your things as parallel to the floor as they can get.
Draw your tailbone down to the floor, keeping your lower back long!
Cross your fingers behind the back and pull your chest up.
Lift your heels up.
On exhalation bend forward and lift your arms.
List of poses:
Day 1: High lunge ☑️
Day 2. Low lunge ☑️
Day 3. Chair ☑️
Day 4. Goddess
Day 5. Side lunge
Day 6. Twisted chair
Day 7. Revolved side angle pose
Day 8. One legged chair pose
Day 9. Pistol squat
Day 10. Warrior of choice