Koyasan okunoin-there is a feeling here that’s so mysterious and peaceful and is one of my favourite places.In this graveyard is the mausoleum of Kokai who brought buddhism from China to Japan and is said to be in eternal meditation.This cemetery is over a thousand two hundred years old and hundreds of monks have been buried here as a resting place so they can be close to kukai.
Have you ever suffered from Anxiety?
It’s estimated that over 20% of the Australian General Public experiences some form of Chronic Anxiety.
If you find yourself struggling with any of the following:
-Persistent unrealistic worries -Obsessive tendencies
-Excessive worry about social situations -Panic attacks
Then please join Kirsten, as she provides simple and effective steps in helping to ease everyday Anxiety.
Harnassing Anxiety through Meditation and Yin Yoga Workshop this Sunday 12.30-2.30pm, 21st October. Cost only $25
Combining her previous experience as a Social Worker, Degrees in Sociology and Science as well as 200hr Yoga & 100hr Yin Certification through Essence of Living, she brings her own unique experience to the workshop. Having been diagnosed General Anxiety Disorder at the age of 14, expect her to come with an understanding and an open heart to help others who are struggling with the battle of the mind.
Leave the workshop feeling nurtured, educated, mindful and most importantly loved inside and out. Book today 0755266600 or email email@example.com
You are invited to join Kristi Barraclough and Chelsey Beda for an evening of ultimate relaxation for your body, mind and spirit.
One Love Hot Yoga Kimberley offers a beautiful space where time to “zen out” is your first priority.
Passively held yin postures combined with the healing power of gentle hands on massage in every pose, create a blissful experience where your tension and stress will melt away and leave you feeling relaxed and recharged. $40
Space is limited to 16.
Please contact Kristi B to register 250-427-5820 ***this is NOT a hot class
Balance to life #Tao : the flow of the universe, or some essence or pattern behind the natural world that keeps the universe balanced and ordered
#maat the fundamental order of the universe.
#yinandyang The theory of #yin and #yang is the most fundamental concept of traditional Chinese medicine. One of the major beliefs of TCM is that all things in the universe are either yin or yang. However, there are no absolutes: nothing is ever all yin or all yang, but a balance between the two forces.
You are the author of your own life story and it’s important to fill yore chapters with balance and growth! Yin is the ever-present balancing force that brings harmony to the nature of all things. Yin Yoga, then, is the complement to our Hatha [bikram (26&2), vinyasa] asana practice. It has many benefits for the musculoskeltal system, especially the joints, tendons, ligaments and bone, and also for the mind as it induces a sense of calm and serenity. You can think of Yin as the comfort in dis-comfort or the ease in dis-ease found in your everyday life. “Love the Yin you’re in” and join us for our first class 10/23 to help establish a lasting balance in your life. .
Spotlight 🔦 on: Julio (Hard ‘J’) (“Julio” (Soft ‘J’ ) Lee: “The Balanced Ball Player ”
I LOVE my clients!
Today’s spotlight is on Julio, a 21 years young fullback for the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies who came to me with two primary goals: 1) to make the university football team as a walk-on, 2) to become a more balanced athlete.
I met Julio at no place other than @plummarket in West Bloomfield, MI, where he was working part-time at the moment to fund his schooling, and we began exchanging niceties each time I bought groceries. “There is something special about this kid,” I thought.
After a few months of getting to know him, I learned that he was on a bodybuilding programb, and I invited him to a free session. In his consultation, I discovered that he had a deep, passionate desire to play collegiate ball.
We began with a few weeks of modified bodybuilding, adding in plyometrics to maintain his power, agility, and finesse.
Each session, we cracked open the holistic lens into his fitness and wellness a bit more--evaluating nutrition and mindset. Herein came the introduction of superfoods like turmeric for #antiinflammation and the daily practice of stillness and breath via #meditation , beginning with @headspace.
When his goals shifted more seriously to making the football team, we took our sessions onto the turf, where--just like with Paul and many of my other clients--there was a happy mixture of the hard and the soft elements of training--the hard including: jump training, footwork on the agility ladder, and sprints, and the soft comprising: self-myofasical release, sun salutations, and pranayama to warm-up and #yin style #yoga as well as meditation to warm-down.
One of the greatest gains I saw Julio make was the shift to centeredness that he achieved. The ability to stay calm, cool, and composed amidst the hurricane of the workouts he faced. You can see the calmness on his face in the #halflotus picture.
As athletes (which is all of us), we need not only the capacity to push forward with: grit, determination, resilience, boldness, power, and the attack of ACTION.
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Are you familiar with the connection between certain yoga poses and the idea of detoxing by “twisting and wringing out”? I’ve heard it so many times that when I see this pose, my first thought is always, DETOX!
I know “detox” is such a buzz word these days. Everyone is looking for the easiest way to cleanse our organs, rid the body of waste, and start fresh. I read the following recently from Ali McGhee, which made a lot of sense to me, so I thought I would share! She basically states that these poses do not detoxify, but rather they stimulate the organs that are already built to detoxify. Have a read 👇
“While organ detoxification during a yoga practice is not actually a real thing, the connection is there for a reason. In yoga and Ayurveda traditions, yoga techniques known as the Shat Kriyas (or Shat Karmas) serve as practices for cleansing your internal organs and, by extension, your subtle and spiritual bodies. Six practices are outlined: Kapalabhati, a breathing technique believed to cleanse the skull; Trataka, eye exercises said to improve eyesight and stimulate tear production; Neti, cleansing the nasal passages and sinuses; Dhouti, cleansing the intestinal tract by drinking liquid until purging occurs; Nauli, contraction and release of the abdominals, particularly the rectus abdominis; and Vasti, rectal cleansing.
Next time you hear your yoga teacher beckoning you more deeply into a twist by promising detoxification, know that what’s actually happening is not detox, but something just as important that you can control: you’re challenging yourself physically, lowering your stress level (stress is a major contributor to slowed detoxification processes in your body), activating your lymphatic system, and working towards optimal organ functioning, which ensures that your body’s natural detoxification methods are going to work at their highest level.13 So go ahead and take that twist. Your body will thank you.”
Thanks for the info Ali!
Yoga doesn't have to be hot or intense to be effective. Sometimes you have to learn how to relax + breathe. Know that whatever your practice is, it's enough. We're here to support you on your yoga journey.
🍂 Have you ever thought that if you are focusing on making sure that other people value your personality or nature or soul more than your body, you are denying yourself as a woman who has a female body to live through and with? Thus creating space to have women's health issues.
Tonight's #YinYoga class will be focused on Lower Back Tension Relief. The asanas in this sequence are somewhat easier on your body and are therapeutic for lower back pain. They'll also help relieve tension that's a source of low back discomfort. These poses might stimulate your bladder meridian. Tonight 6:30-7:45 with Cherilyn. #honoryoga#honoryogawashington#yin#yogaforbackrelief#yogainnj#njyoga
Tuning in this Tuesday with our sweet @areed 🌅🙏🏽🌅
“Stop acting so small. Your are the universe in ecstatic motion.” RUMI .
Catch her Earth or Water Sequence Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 10/12pm😊🙏🏽| #weareonelife
True that !!! It’s simple - take care of you. ✨
Aroma Yin tonight! The short of it is we get to smell and experience amazing essential oils that smell amazing and fill the room as we move through poses using bolsters and blankets and hang out.
The long of it is that essential oils have the power to be our first line of defense in being proactive instead of reactive with our health. And that yin yoga gets into the deep layers of connective tissue in our bodies, opens our meridian system for energetic flow, helps our bodies to move more fluidly and gets deep into the parts of our souls that need stillness and silence. You are your own blessing.
✨Treat yourself to a little extra me time tonight. 7:30 pm @goldenbuddhayoga_oc ✨
💧Bergamot~ Oil of Self-Acceptance
💧Clary Sage~ Oil of Clarity & Vision
💧Copaiba ~ Oil of Unveiling (super powerful anti-anxiety oil)
💧Sandlewood~ Oil of Spiritual Clarity
And the willingness to see yourself as a creative, sensual, loving being. #thisisaromayin#yin#yoga#doterra
Come #stretch with @inspireyogagrapevine. Today 6pm #Inspire Class with @hendry.angela & 7:30 #Yin @eileenyuille .... Wed 5:30am #slowflow with @aborge54 & 9am #inspire class with @jenniferdelyn_yoga 🧘🏻♂️
Zelfhelend vermogen, de oerkracht van de wil tot een gezond lichaam, heldere emoties en kalme geest!
Helend betekent niet per se dat er iets stuk is, helend kan het inzicht zijn dat je gaat kijken naar wat er gaande is, het brengt je in het hier en nu. Zo ontstaat op een dieper niveau een basis van waaruit je met een bredere blik kunt kijken naar jezelf en anderen.
In een mix van energiewerk: Yin yoga - esoteric healing - stilte - chakraleer - eneagram - intelligentie - kleuren - mudra’s - yoga nidra - bewustzijn ... Vrijdag 2 november start ik de verdiepingstraining Yin yoga & self healing @yogadreamsnl
Highlight, happy 9th anniversary 🎉
9 năm gắn kết, bên nhau cả đời nhé!!! Này đệp đi ăn sinh nhật nhà Yin JM :)) Ngồi nghe mấy bạn hát hò, chộp chọt, nhận ra lâu rồi mình không thuộc về fandom nào cả.
Thiên hậu giờ ở nơi đâu :v
💙 ACUPUNCTURE 💙
How much do you know about this ancient form of Chinese medicine?
Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body. There are many forces within the body that require balance in order to achieve health and fitness; two forces that are commonly referred to are #YIN and #YANG . Treatment with #Acupuncture is undertaken with the aim of restoring all the body systems to a state of balance (homeostasis).
Today we tried acupuncture for the first time. It was mind blowing how different we felt even after one session. Body felt lighter, mind felt clearer and we felt more in-tune with our body and surroundings.
As a course of six treatments is recommended before you can really feel and experience the full benefits of the treatment - we will be doing a full write up at the end of our treatment session.
We look forward to sharing our experience with you over the coming month! .
For more information please visit https://www.acupuncture.org.uk.
Love the #twotimeshealth Team xx 💙
These words 💕
This is something I touch on in every single class. Be it #vinyasa or #yin .
Be impeccable with your word.
Practice the pause.Breathe deeply into the side walls of your lungs. Observe the flow of your breath. Relax your jaw. Draw shoulder blades down towards your tailbone lengthening your spine and engaging upper back. Visualise the space within to be. For the breath. Between each vertebrae. Release the muscles between the brows to open and awaken the third eye chakra. Observe thoughts as they arise. Without judgement. Find gaps in the endless stream of ego thoughts. Become aware of how the mind works. As the space between thoughts grow the light of your consciousness grows. Become aware of a sense of presence. Feel the depth of peace within.
Wait. Listen. Pause.
Respond to situations only when you feel you have passed these 3 gates and are able to react from a perspective of calmness.
Her şey Taodur. Taodan akar, Taoya döner. Bu anlayışa göre #Tao evrendeki düzendir. Tao kendiliğinden var olmuştur. Betimlenemez, nesnesiz, cisimsiz, sonlu ve sonsuz olan akıldır. Taodan #yin ve #yang enerjileri doğmuştur. Kutupsal bakımdan birbirlerinin karşıtı olan yin ve yang’ın etkileşimi yaşamın oluşmasına yol açmıştır.
Taoizmin kurucusu Laozi'ya göre nesnelere ve kavramlara verdiğimiz anlamlar arzuları ve amaçları doğururlar. İyi ve kötü, aydınlık ve karanlık, yüksek ve alçak, sıcak ve soğuk, eril ve dişil gibi. Bu anlamlardan kopmamız arzu ve amaçlarımızdan ayrılmamız sonucu eylemsizliğe varırız. Eylemsizlik bir kere kavrandığında uyumlu yaşama geçiş kapısı açılır. Geçmişin pişmanlıkları ile gelecek kaygısı ve planları gibi “gerçek yaşam”dan koparan etkiler aynı zamanda insan yaşamında bir tür dengesizlik hali yaratır. Uyumlu yaşam ve doğal akış insanın içinde bulunduğu #an ile bütünleşerek yaşamasını sağlar. Bu uyuma yolu izlemek denir.
50 saatlik #yinyoga eğitiminde, uyuma giden yolda bize rehberlik edecek, yolumuzu aydınlatacak araçları birlikte keşfedeceğimiz için çok heyecanlıyım. Verimli ve etkili bir eğitim süreci yaşamak için sınırlı sayıda katılımcı ile yola çıkma niyetindeyim. Kayıtlar başladı bile. Eğitim hakkında detaylı bilgi almak için firstname.lastname@example.org adresine yazabilirsiniz.
Bu fotoğraf #dörttaraflıtaoistnefes ve #altıntohumakışı çalıştığımız bir dersten muazzam bir anın fotoğrafı.❤️ #yinyogauzmanlaşmaprogramı#tao#yinyang#çi#yinyogafelsefesi#anatomi#fonksiyonelanatomi#bedenfarkındalığı#çakrameditasyonu#yinyogaankara#tbt
Our hearts break and heads hurt as fracking begins this week in Lancashire. Environmental destruction is waged for capital gain despite all evidence indicating the many harms of fracking. There is much we could say, #frackoff being one of them, but, for now, let us offer "praise to water", one of the many elements affected by fracking. May the beauty of these words awaken in you a new appreciation for the life-giving force of The Flow, and a desire to join the fight for a #frackfreefuture . .
In Praise of Water - John O'Donohue
Let us bless the grace of water:
The imagination of the primeval ocean
Where the first forms of life stirred
And emerged to dress the vacant earth
With warm quilts of color.
The well whose liquid root worked
Through the long night of clay,
Trusting ahead of itself openings
That would yet yield to its yearning
Until at last it arises in the desire of light
To discover the pure quiver of itself
Flowing crystal clear and free
Through delighted emptiness.
The courage of a river to continue belief
In the slow fall of ground,
Always falling farther
Toward the unseen ocean.
The river does what words would love,
Keeping its appearance
By insisting on disappearance;
Its only life surrendered
To the event of pilgrimage,
Carrying the origin to the end,
Seldom pushing or straining,
Keeping itself to itself
Everywhere all along its flow,
All at one with its sinuous mind,
An utter rhythm, never awkward,
It continues to swirl
Through all unlikeness,
A ceaseless traverse of presence
Soothing on each side
The stilled fields,
Sounding out its journey,
Raising up a buried music
Where the silence of time
Becomes almost audible.
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[NUOVO POST] Nello Yoga, ognuno è unico. È lo Yoga che si adatta a ogni individuo e non il contrario. (…) ciò che si insegna non è una tecnica, ma qualcosa che aiuta l’allievo
a scoprire ciò che già esiste in lui”. Gérard Blitz
E’ con questo insegnamento di Gérard Blitz che elaboro un certo grado di differenziazione degli stili di yoga. Lo yoga è uno stato, ancor prima che una scienza; una disciplina; una ginnastica del corpo; una filosofia di vita. La parola di per sé significa unione, e allora viene da chiedersi: perchè suddividerla in tanti stili, categorie, … così diverse? Forse che, anche nello yoga, noi occidentali abbiamo voluto imporre una segmentazione mentale e dividere il suo essere per definizione unico ed unitario? (continua su @yogamstudio)