Gut friendly flows and belly rubs .
Thankyou to all you beautiful people who came to hang with us at the stunning @soulflow_yoga studio in Bondi today.
@maddykinghealing and I just loved sharing our passions and geekiness with you all 💚🙏
The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body.
The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia.
Other physical benefits of yoga include: - Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury.
Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including back or neck pain, sleeping problems, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate. Yoga can be very effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.
Repost from @cyogalife @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost 🎤🏖🏁 Day 1️⃣9️⃣ of #PrepWithProps with @cyogalife ➡️ #Vasisthasana at the wall 🏁🏖🎤
去 vimeo.com/cyogalife 係屋企都可以同我一齊練習又或者 check out 我既traveling schedule cyogalife.com. #keeppracticing
Life lessons I got from doing yoga 🧘♀️ 🧘♀️🧘♀️ Lately I have been including a lot of yoga into my training routine, and I am absolutely loving it.
When I first started out I did struggle quite a lot. I was forcing all the poses, always trying to pus harder, go further, and trying to be better than the person next to me (see still trying to get over my comparison problem). But when I learnt the fundamental lessons, not only did my yoga improve but I also realised how important they were to apply to our every day life. 💋💋💋 Lessons 💜 ✅ You don’t have to push it to the limit every single time ✅ Sometimes by backing off you will achieve more
✅ When it feels effortless and you feel like you are dancing you know you are doing it right ✅ If your head is doing, you are trying hard, but going no where, it’s best to look up and see what the teacher is trying to tell you
✅ It doesn’t matter what the person next to you is doing, just do your own best.
✅ LET GO
✅ focus on your BREATH ✅ If you spend too long in pigeon pose your whole leg will go numb (not a life lesson, but something iv definitely learnt 😂) ✨✨✨
I AM Beautiful,
I AM Unique,
I AM Wonderfully made,
I AM Enough 🙏🏼💖
For day 6 of #forgetmenotyoga we have #boundhalfmoon or #sugarcanepose .
Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! ☺️
. 💙🦋✨#ForgetMeNotYoga ✨🦋💙 .
Welcome to this August challenge to spread awareness of Alzheimer’s. .
Forget Me Nots are the symbol for Alzheimer’s, and we have support from some fantastic sponsors, with @bakasana_activewear, not only gifting a pair of Forget-Me-Not yoga pants to a lucky winner, but also offering 15% discount on these leggings throughout the challenge (use code FMN15%) AND donating the entire proceeds from these sales to Alzheimer’s Research U.K. & Alzheimer’s Society !!!!
Whilst there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, research suggests that yoga and meditation may play a role in prevention and improve symptoms and quality of life for patients and their caregivers. We have chosen poses that help balance and concentration and may be particularly beneficial.
Dates: 13 - 19 August
👉🏻Repost the flyer and hashtag #ForgetMeNotYoga
👉🏻Follow all sponsors and hosts
Tag your friends and set your profile to public.
👉🏻Choose a variation of the poses below that challenge your balance and/or concentration and post daily
👉🏻Mention the hashtag and the hosts and sponsors in your captions only. . Stay safe & have fun
13th Revolved triangle .💙
14th An arm balance .💙
15th Bird of paradise .💙
16th One Legged King Pigeon .💙
17th A pose incorporating lotus .💙
18th Bound half moon .💙
19th An inversion .
#igyogachallenge @igyogachallenge #yogachallenge#alzheimers#charity#yogachallenge#augustyogachallenge @quantumyoga #alzheimersawareness#yoga#raiseawareness#doyoga#loveyoga#yogaforhealth#atheta#lululemon#lululemongirl
If fear doesn’t stop you, Top Gun will. 🛩🍑
Getting over my #pincha fear whenever I get to the final inversion in my self practice. As a teacher, I try to practise what I preach.
I encourage students not to go for the inversion they know they can do when the option to go upside down comes round in class. This means we never work through the fear. We keep going to the same place, revisiting, feeling safe but not making any progress. We must practise the ones we find hardest. 😊
Until Top Gun starts playing, as your friend’s ring tone! I totally lose focus cos I love that song and come crashing out. Hahaha!! Scroll right to have a laugh. 🙄😂 (Vid speed x4, until the song!!).
Which poses do you favour and which do you know you avoid? 😬 Gotta stop doing that!! #movethroughthefear
I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.
And it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill.
I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self
and the wounds to the soul take a long, long time, only time can help
and patience, and a certain difficult repentance,
long difficult repentance, realizations of life’s mistake, and the freeing oneself
from the endless repetition of the mistake
which mankind at large has chosen to sanctify.
D. H. Lawrence, ‘Healing’
Yoga can be used as a tool to help you dig to the depths of your wounds in order to rip them out at the roots. We can trim around the edges, cut off from the top, let them out grow themselves or go to the root of the problem. Ashtanga yoga is a direct method to get you there. There is no dancing around the issue, you are forced to do postures you do not like daily. You can’t choose to skip a posture because it doesn’t feel good that day; this is how you grow, because the postures you avoid are the ones you need the most. Through the practice of asanas we target the most superficial layer of the body first, the muscles and then alignment begins to happen naturally. You can stay on the surface of things and only practice for the physical aspect or you can take things deeper and begin to connect with the inner Self. Taking your dristhi’s (focal points) in to use and using them to help you connect internally. Through breath, asana, and dristhi, withdrawal of the senses can be achieved and one can reach self realization. We come to realize that we enter into this world with impressions on our souls from previous lives. The wounds run much deeper than what you’ve experienced here on Earth in this lifetime. The inner workings of your soul are calling to you. Will you answer the call? I sure hope you do! 🙏🏼
Thank you so much to the gorgeous group of yogis who spent the afternoon with me @samudrayogamargate for our Restorative Workshop. Such an honour to hold the space for deep rest, honest practice and cake eating. I hope the fruits of today stay with you for days to come
Thank you thank you thank you 🙏🏽Bloody love my job 🙏🏽 #selfpractice#selfcare#yogaforlife#margateyoga#cliftonville#northdownroad
Day 5 of #AugustMudras is yogi’s choice so I went for #sirsasana with #buddhimudra ☺️ This mudra is used for mental clarity and you perform this gesture when you need to understand intuitive messages from your subconscious. Super proud of myself for not using the wall or any sort of support for this one handed headstand! It’s definitely not easy to balance like this hahah. This challenge was super fun and cool and I’m so glad I know more about these mudras! Thank you so much to the beautiful hosts & everyone who participated
Hosts: @yoga_blake @cherisemac @fishinab0wl @alexandralaskew
Sponsors: @wear.am @vayumudra @urbanizedbeauty @mymalanecklace @oadclothing @panaprium @pricklypearmalas
1. Big toe pose + Gyana mudra
2. Dancer pose + Shuni mudra
3. Lotus pose + Dhyana mudra
4. Goddess pose + Anjali mudra
5. Yogis choice