Today I brought my class all my rocks and crystals. I had everyone grab their favorite one. It was so funny to see how many people grabbed one that matched their mat. I had the class set their stone at the front of their mat so they could see it during their practice. I told the class that it was a reminder so, every time they saw it they would remember to be present. To be fully dedicated to their practice. To love the moment and take full advantage of their time. I wish we could constantly have a “stone” to see everyday to remind us how important it is to be in the moment! Be Present 💜 ⠀
P.S. I got the rock idea from @ameliadaffodilia. Check her out because she’s awesome! 💖
SELF LOVE WITHOUT CONDITION
A wave of inspiration came through a newsletter from Lauren Ash @hellolaurenash that landed in my inbox this morning and really resonated with me. It spoke to radical self-love and accepting oneself wholly. Without condition.
She talked about the concept of what it means to love yourself unconditionally, meaning, not only when you adhere to the standards you have set for yourself or when you are feeling accomplished about your endless list of tasks.
To also love yourself in the moments when you feel fear, sadness, lonely, angry, guilty, and other inharmonious expressions of ourselves. To be able to grant yourself a moment to tend and care for those parts too, with as much love and enthusiasm that you show yourself when you’re feeling vibrant. That is what unconditional love looks like.
I wrote a lot more about reflections on some questions she posed in the meditation. You can read more in the bio link (added a link to her guided meditation too)👆🏽
photo cred // @deunivory#afroyoga#selflovewithoutcondition
Some poses just don’t work on both sides 🤷🏻♀️
....BUT that’s where the yoga is; the tighter side won’t be tight forever. .
I found out about a week ago that my right hip is WAAAAYYY tighter than my left, which made me fall in love with yoga all over again because the learning is never ending. It was crazy to think that I was already so deep in my practice and I am just now figuring out that my hips are uneven. .
I hear my teachers say all the time that one side might be different or tighter than the other, but I never realized how true that is until I experienced it in my own body. .
So don’t get discouraged if you can’t do a pose on one side, because with time and dedication you can get there eventually - if you really want to. .
Achievement unlocked. Handstands in the middle of the room are a thing now. #holdmycoldbrew🎉🎉
Also means @chrisgilmoreyoga has the right to yell at me anytime I try and use the wall lol.
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Sundays for the past 5 or 6 years for me have meant one thing: yoga. As a yoga teacher, I have absolutely loved watching my yogis' lives been transformed by this amazing practice. It's also wonderful for me to see how far they have come over the years with their focus, balance, breath work and flexibility ✨ I first created the Namaste blend to use on my yogis ~ it's a beautiful blend with oils to ground the emotions and enhance your spiritual practices (yoga, meditation, journalling etc). It also acts as a divine natural perfume or body mist 💕 This blend now comes in mist form (woo-hoo!), so you can spritz it over your chakra points, onto your yoga mat and around the room to deepen your soul-loving practices. Namaste 🙏
“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” –Kate Chopin 🌊💦 Almost 1 month away from my Beachfront Bliss Yoga Retreat. My body is majorly craving some vitamin sea. Yours too?? Click link in profile. #wanderlust
🎉Today’s Block Party Workout will be a 2 part workout series utilizing yoga blocks.
Yoga blocks are a wonderful tool to help us add variety & intensity into our sculpting exercises. If you don’t have yoga blocks today, you can always do this workout without or add in light hand weights for a substitute. (🔗Link in Bio🔝)
📍Don't forget to LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new workout creations each week. Let's achieve your health & fitness goals together!💥👊💥
👆Entrenando Con Sandra 🏋️♀️💪 👉Sabías que en el cuerpo humano la biomecánica está representada en un sistema de palancas, que consta de los segmentos óseos como palancas, las articulaciones como apoyos, los músculos agonistas como las fuerzas de potencia y la sobre carga como las fuerzas de resistencia.
Según la ubicación de estos elementos, se pueden distinguir 3 tipos de géneros de palanca: - 1 género o interfulcrales: consideradas palancas de equilibrio, donde el apoyo se encuentra entre las fuerzas de potencia y resistencia.
Apoyo: articulación occipitoatloidea
Potencia: músculos extensores de cuello
Resistencia: peso de la cabeza. - 2 género o interresistencia: consideras palancas de fuerza donde la fuerza de resistencia se sitúa entre las fuerza de potencia y apoyo.
Apoyo: articulación tibiotarsiana
Potencia: músculos extensores de tobillo
Resistencia: peso del cuerpo. - 3 género o interpotencia: consideradas palancas de velocidad donde la fuerza potencia se encuentra entre la fuerza de resistencia y el apoyo.
Apoyo: articulación del codo.
Potencia: músculos flexores de codo.
Resistencia: peso del antebrazo y la mano.
En el cuerpo humano abundan las palancas de 3 género, pues favorecen la resistencia y, por consiguiente la velocidad de los movimientos.
👉Esto es fundamental Cuando Planificamos Un Plan De Entrenamiento Asesorate Bien De Un Profesional.
Entrena Inteligente 🧠
“To be strong does not mean to sprout muscles and flex. It means meeting one's own numinosity without fleeing, actively living with the wild nature in one's own way. It means to be able to learn, to be able to stand what we know. It means to stand and live.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés 👩🏾🎤✊🏾
Had my first full day of Yoga Teacher Training today 9am-6pm 😅 started with a very tough 2 hours asana class and then we had two long lectures, one on sun salutations and posture alignment and the second on Pranayama (which means ‘expansion of the life force through manipulating the breath’) - which was fascinating, because you carry your breath everywhere, your breath influences every function in the human body, it is also your number one tool to control your body and your mind, which is why we have Pranayama, because it will help us to control our bodies and our mind better. Yogis believe that by gaining control over the unconscious (our breath) and mastering it, we will then be able to master anything, especially having more control over our unconscious patterns of thoughts and behaviours 👌🏻I feel like a sponge, just want to know more! 🙈 #yogateachertraining#yogalondon#pranayama
I jumped ahead and posted the last pose and prompt for the #bindinghearts challenge yesterday (challenge ends today) so I want to offer a wrap up and reflection 👇🏼
• We began with a standing bind, reflecting on how and when we balance your minds
• We shifted to a bind in a fold offering you a moment to “tune in” to your body, your heart, your mind
• Next, a sitting bind focusing on the intention to listen with all our senses. • We all took a moment to try something new or explore something in our lives that is new with a bind with a prop
• Finally, we wrapped up with challenge with bind in a split and set off to new destinations
To everyone that participated THANK YOU!
To those who shared and reflected and really followed along with the prompts I HONOR your time, your energy, and your heart in this challenge! .
And a big thank you to my co-hosts and sponsors for facilitating this challenge! Keep an eye out for the winners to be announced soon.
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Keep up with your yoga practice, go deep into Pranayamas, Kriya, Meditation, Relaxation, Asanas ... We are very blessed to have this time and this tools from ancient masters, all of this can really make miracles in your life. When I started my practice I was a total chaos on the energetic layer, mental, emotional, I mean ... my entire system was very confused and intoxicated. I did have a very tough time with my ego that was very very strong, that leads me all the time into suffering, which is really good cause suffering been a little conscious is purifying, brings light and helps to remove darkness in all levels little by little. I’m so very grateful of what the practice have done to my life ... nop I’m not perfect at all 😅 I’ll be forever a student and a practitioner 🤓, but I have learnt many good stuff that really makes a huge difference in my quality life 💗💘💖
Beautiful Friday friends 🕉
Captured by the amazing @sfreneenyc#ekapadasirsasana#aloyoga
|| SLOW & STEADY || How often in your practice do you only think about the end posture rather than the movement that gets you from A to B? Probably a lot. Like most of us. We can so easily forget how important the in-between is, the journey. We’re all about the journey when it comes to living life, all the juicy stuff that happens after being born and before moving on, so let’s remind ourselves to take that into our practice on the mat. Let the breath guide the movement, and maybe just today keep it as slow as possible. Feel into each wobble, each shake of tired muscles, each catch of the breath as you push a little too hard, and then pull it back. Feel your body glide lightly through water as you land in each pose. Those in between moments are where the good stuff is, you just need to hang around long enough to find it. 🙏🏼✌🏼 This is a little real-time snippet of my hip opening transition practice today, trying to be super mindful with my movement. 💙
🎵: Fade to Nothing