Quick little handy on a beach stroll today for final day of #BeautyInversionYogis with @karfarn @suchitra_rx @yun_chan88 @beahappyamy
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Struggle is real, and we all go through it... trying to understand yourself is one of the hardest things in the world, so don’t expect to try to understand the whole world... rather listen, and try to do good and the best you can to start, maybe that can get you closer to be in peace with your surroundings
Well that was fun and wobbly! 😊😊Day 8 #ArmsDownFeetUp and lady legs with @calamityjill21 @lunar11mermaid Sponsors @umstuff @omgoddess.clothing @highlyawake @mamaszen @shideawords @aquaburns @gitayogaclothing @knockaround
SRI YANTRA is a sacred geometrical design used for rituals in Hindu Tantra worship and as an aid in yogic meditation. The term comes from the Sanskrit, sri, meaning “radiant” or “splendid,” and yantra, meaning "a mystical diagram." Sri yantra is also called sri chakra, particularly in its two-dimensional form, and navayoni chakra. Sometimes the name, mandala, is used as a synonym for a yantra; however, some sources cite distinctions even though there is no consensus for what those distinctions are.
Although there are numerous variations of the sri yantra, each is composed of nine interlocking triangles enclosed in a circle with four pointed upward and five pointed downward. The upward triangles represent the masculine energy of Shiva, while the downward-pointing triangles represent the feminine energy of Shakti. A sri yantra can be drawn on a two-dimensional plane or may be in a pyramid or spherical shape. Because of the nine interlocking and overlapping triangles, a total of 43 triangles are formed, all radiating from a single central point, or bindu.
Yogis believe that the sri yantra represents the cosmic sounds of the universe and can connect them to higher consciousness. Some believe that sri yantra was not created but appeared to yogis who had reached the state of bliss known as samadhi.
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What are some of the benefits of yoga?! • Increase flexibility • Become more In tune with what your body wants and needs. • Increased muscle strength and tone your body
• Stress reducer
• Maintaining a balanced metabolism
• Improve athletic performance • Improves your posture • Makes you Happy
Who doesn’t want this? Tag a friend you want to do yoga with!
✨🍃Happy Saturday Loves 💗 Feels like a Silks and Smokebombs kind of day 💜 with @taylluna 👯♀️Love this gif our girl created for us during our super fun photo shoot in Myakka 🕊
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Don’t be too hard on yourself. There are plenty of people willing to do that for you. Love yourself and be proud of everything that you do. Even mistakes mean you’re trying. -Susan Gale
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SCIENCE OF YOGA | why does Yoga make you feel so different?! So peaceful? So alive!
Science mentions that practicing Yoga can lead to tranquility of the Mind and creating a sense of well-being, feelings of relaxation, improved self-confidence, improved efficiency, increased attentiveness, lowered irritability, and an optimistic outlook on life. 💫
So why does it work?
Well the ancient Indian practice of Yoga Asana creates balanced energy in the nervous system response, which is vital to the function of the immune system.
Yoga leads to an inhibition of the sympathetic area of the hypothalamus. This inhibition balances the body's sympathetic responses to stressful stimuli. Meaning, the way you react to LIFE changes!
Yoga inhibits the areas responsible for fear, aggressiveness and rage, and stimulates the rewarding pleasure centers in the median forebrain, and other areas, leading to a state of bliss and pleasure.
This inhibition results in LOWER anxiety, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and cardiac output in students practicing regular Yoga and Meditation.
Consistent Yoga practice improves depression and can lead to significant increases in serotonin levels coupled with decreases in the levels of monamine oxidase, an enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters and cortisol.
So with all those incredible benefits, have you made Yoga part of your lifestyle yet?
You only really “do Yoga” if you are actually practicing it regularly!! Don’t be one of those people who say they do Yoga and don’t actually do it!! 😂 (I’m speaking from past experience here and have been through periods of time not doing enough Yoga and the difference in how I feel is palpable!). Make it a regular thing in your schedule again! It makes all the difference!
Reference: Exploring the therapeutic effects of yoga and its ability to increase quality of life, Catherine Woodyard, Int J Yoga. 2011
MANTRA | “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer
Raise a hand if you agree with this statement. ✋ Now raise a hand if you use mantra every day. 🤔
It’s amazing that it’s so widely recognised that the mind shapes our experience of life, but yet we do not make full use of this tool everyday.
One mantra that I love and use everyday is the Bija (Seed) Mantra for Durga, the divine mother. The seed mantra is DUM... pronounced (doom)!
It is recited for power, strength, protection, health, wealth, victory, wisdom, knowledge.
Om dum Durgayei namaha is a Mantra that honors the powerful Hindu goddess, Durga, also known as the Divine Mother.
Mantras are repeated silently or aloud for the energy of the sound vibrations, to focus and still the mind, and to enlist the help of a deity.
Durga is believed to remove suffering and protect the Yogi from harm. It is for protection from internal and external negative forces that you can chant “Om dum Durgayei namaha.”
Try it at home, close your eyes and repeat it to yourself a few times and then notice the effect on your mind. For me, it brings clarity and calm.
If you are keen to learn more about the power of words and intention, Mantra and Seed Mantra then say YES below or share your own Yoga input in the comments! 🙏