I have not talked to you in a long time ... I gave up on you and I do not even have a page of yours to witness my thoughts. I decided this time to write in the eyes of my brothers.
I am thinking of human feelings, their supposed sins, the pain of childbirth and the cycles ...
I seek God in this. They said that His kingdom is beyond the dimension of feeling, that He has no sin, pain and is beyond time, therefore, beyond the cycles ...
How then can I feel it, hear it in the cry of a birth, see it in justice and observe it in nature?
What a mysterious escape from himself!
Will we never reach the essence of Him in any projection? And does every story read in the sacred books a great delirium and or creativity of the other ninety-few percent of my mind? ... despite all the sense that do.
Who is writing at the moment?
A body full of altruistic and destructive feelings, errors and pleasures, pains and pleasures, cycles and connections with the infinite.
Who is this voice that speaks within me? And the other one who act on it without saying a word?
Isit all "ilusão" Him, Aquilo or I know there what, the reality itself or everything a trip of its own? But the whole is in everything! it will be the madness the top of the mountain?
"Go to the top of the mountain for you will lose your head and find your soul ..."
...At this moment, the whole world is enlightened...
Every time I have the honor of leading a group in practice I spend a number of days beforehand tuning in.
————————————— I attune to the why.
What will be our purpose in practice?
Our collective aim?
What is most relevant now?
In this moment.
This past Thursday I joined the community in Cold Spring NY for the @ascendfestival.
The intent of class on the surface was to generate the solar forces alive in the body through Tantric Hatha.
But there was something much deeper going on that day.
The spirit present was one of a community gathering to generate the positive forces of love, understanding and respect for one another.
A community aiming to cultivate the strength and capacity to engage as equals while honoring and learning from what’s unique.
To dispel the traumatic injustice of racism and oppression and propel one another towards the coherence of a more awakened future.
Seven generations back.
Seven generations forward.
So we stepped into practice.
We nurtured those seeds.
And it was beautiful.
Did it solve the problem?
Did it generate momentum and bring us towards some semblance of better understanding and illumination?
This is what is happening in Cold Spring NY.
It is one place on the map.
And their actions are making a difference.
All of our actions make a difference.
Stay tuned for more creations from the beautiful human beings at @ascendfestival.
Thank you again to EVERYONE present at the Solstice Festival.
Thank you @elenabrower and @djdrez for your spirit and soul.
And thank you @ascendfestival for the opportunity to share these beautiful teachings and be a part of something meaningful.
Photo by @chandersonphoto
Day 5 of #TropicalAsanas is monkey pose!🐒 I'm still not consistent at practicing my splits but I guess it was a good splits day today lol. Having a little BBQ here in a bit and enjoying the pool and sun today. Happy Saturday everyone!🌞
When my housemate @calowatts and I decided to go to @yogadayfestival in Burleigh last weekend☀️🙏, we thought it would be a great afternoon idea to sit on the beach, feel the sand between our toes and listen to the waves crashing🌊 So we brought with us a very small picnic of: strawberries and the packets of FREEE VEGGIE chips we got from the day (who doesn’t love free stuff!!). I decided to do more yoga💕 and I swear the sun rays🌞 were hitting me on all the right angles 💯📸😆📸😬 Anywayyy, we had such a fun filled relaxing day that we have decided to go to the BRISBANE (my hoood🏠🤙🏽) @yogadayfestival TODAY!!!! If you’re around you should definitely come and experience the amazing vibes and try some yoga✨🧘🏽♀️ Or even just come score some free VEGGIE chips (obviously the highlight) 😋😂🙏 SEEYOUTHERE x #luluyogagirl#weekendvibes
What has yoga taught you off the mat & outside of the studio? Gratitude, patience, awareness? Compassion, kindness, contentment? How do you incorporate yoga into your everyday life? #yoga#vinyasa#morethanaworkout
Yoga should be adapted for the the person. Rather than obsessively pushing to attain some preconceived idea of body/immage/enlightened state, listen now to what the breath and body have to say. I hurt my shoulder so kept this mornings practice simple and light. No major weight on the shoulders. Meditation at the end took me into a heart space, a place I've feared to tread since the sudden passing of my father 18 months ago and the recent separation between me and my much loved Chihuahua Sufi. Yoga is a gift that allows us to become more open to life and connect with its rich tapestry of experience. An intimacy where all is on offer, from the light to the dark, with the breath being the only constant thread tethering us to it all. The deeper we inhale the more can receive. The deeper the exhale the more strength we gain to remain present with it all as our nervous systems engage with the given reality. #heartofyoga#hathayoga#breathistheguru#markwhitwell#yoga#yogateachertraining
Most days, I'm a chaotic mess.
A work in progress?
Nah, just doing my best
I don't have it all together
I don't have all the answers.
Some days I still question if I belong here (the answer always comes back to... yes,
even when it doesn't make sense)
And I'm finally learning
To be okay with that
More than okay
With the fact that
I don't need to have it all figured out
I'm paranoid, a lot
And while my anxiety had subsided
I'm still obsessively
Thank God, for blessing me with some amazing people in my life that just love me exactly for me
the messy, crazy, weird, foul mouthed, wild, emotional,
Big hearted, sensitive soul that I am.
Something I didn't always think I was worthy of.
Thank God that
I love and accept all of this about me too.
I've been trying to do what I think I'm supposed to
Make some roots
And while I've been "happy"
As I made this journey out here yesterday
to the middle of fucking nowhere.
I first, remembered how soul stretching these blind road trips are that I take.
Winding mountainy roads, foggy 90° turns on steep inclines, keeping me present
I don't plan ahead
And I'm beginning to be okay with it
Instead of judging the fuck out of it.
Was meant to roam
I'm a homebody
An "introvert" (by some standards)
I still have a free spirit
That needs me to feed it
And the unexpected
There's just no box in this universe
big enough to contain me
My undefinable soul
Lives only to be free. .
Sweet potato in bamboo cooked on the coals🔥
Mixed with some roughhousing💪
WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM🌳
Monday: 2nd July
Friday: 6th July
Monday: 9th July
Friday: 13th July
10am - 2pm
Wild Movement Perth - 439 Sydney Road Gnangara
ḍākinī feature -
A ḍākinī - The Sanskrit term is likely related to the term for drumming, while the Tibetan term means "skygoer" and may have originated in the Sanskrit khecara, a term from the Cakrasaṃvara Tantra. khecarī means 'she who flys around in space 'the sky'. Ḍākinī are often represented as consorts in Yab-Yum representations. The masculine form of the word is ḍāka, which is usually translated into Tibetan as pawo "hero".In some instances, the terms ḍāka and ḍākinī have been used for practitioners of tantric yoga themselves. In other instances, just ḍākinī was used for female practitioners, while male practitioners were just known as yogi.
The ḍākinī (and the ḍāka) appeared in medieval legends in India (such as in the Bhagavata Purana, Brahma Purana, Markandeya Purana and Kathasaritsagara) as a demon in the train of Kali who feeds on human flesh. They are comparable to malevolent or vengeful female spirits, deities, imps or fairies in other cultures, such as the Persian peri.
The ḍākinī appears in a Vajrayana formulation of the Buddhist refuge formula known as the Three Roots. Most commonly she appears as the dharmapala )protector of truth). She may be a human guru, a vajra master who transmits the Vajrayana (tantrik) teachings. The wisdom dakini may be a yidam, a meditational deity; female deity yogas such as Vajrayogini are common in Tibetan Buddhism. Or she may be a protector; the wisdom dakinis have special power and responsibility to protect the integrity of oral transmissions"
Thubten Yeshe clarifies their meaning: "what are dakas and dakinis? Simply speaking they are males and females who possess advanced experiences of tantrik transformation and control and are therefore able to increase the blissful wisdom of a highly qualified practitioner"
Taller de pranayama en Chacabuco. A cargo de Gustavo García. El pranayama se compone de técnicas que permiten dominar la energía vital de cada uno, transformando por ejemplo nuestro ánimo y emociones #yoga#energia#chacabuco#elespaciojunin
In Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, there is a concept often referred to as "like attracts like". For example, if you tend to be more of a sedentary person, you may find yourself leaning towards more restorative yoga classes. If more type A, towards more power vinyasa classes. But in order to find balance in your life, many times you need to do the opposite of that which you are naturally drawn to. If type A, you likely could use to slow down and truly restore your body and mind a bit more (continuing with the yoga example). ❤
This applies to all areas of life though. Have a yeast infection? You may notice your body craves sugar when that is the last thing you should eat as sugar will actually cause more yeast to grow, prolonging the infection.
If you feel out of balance in any area of your life currently, try to apply a bit of the opposite of your natural response and see what happens. ❤
There was so much love today. I am incredibly grateful to be surrounded by so many bad ass women- and thank you for a wonderful day of yoga and brunch - two of my favorite things with so many of my favorite people.
I’m four days post-prp injections and I’m hopeful that my lower back is on the way to recovery. This was one of the last photoshoots I did for @yogiruclothing back in the beginning of April. My how times have changed! Sometimes I think my days of practicing advanced asana are over and other days I don’t. 🤷♀️ Regardless, I’m honoring my body and doing what’s best for me at this point in my life. After ten years of developing my personal practice, as well as teaching full time and starting a Corporate Yoga company, it’s safe to say my body needs a rest. 😝 I’m excited for the next chapter of my life though!! It willing be interesting to see what fate has in store for me. I’m definitely looking forward to basic functional movement with my trainer Keith @toptiertrainingsd and exploring other modalities of movement. Andddd last but not least...to all my students, don’t worry I’m still teaching!! I teach 7 classes per week, which seems like retirement to me, 😂 but I assure you, I’m still here for you. ❤️ Leggings: @yogiruclothing