🙏🏼 🔮📿✌🏼Starting something new and I’m so excited to share with all of you. I’ve had so much fear recently about endeavors the universe keeps reminding me to play with. I was at the town carnival with my son last Thursday, and over heard a Father tell his Daughter “fear only lives in your mind” WOAH! Talk about universal communication, amiright?! Which, I’ve been having a lot of. She’s been speaking to me in so many ways recently, the synchronization is off the charts! I was telling a friend I am SO BLESSED to be able to realize these beautiful signs. I’d only be hurting myself if I didn’t listen. I decided to conquer my fear, throw myself out there and start my 365 Days of Yoga Poses posts. Yoga has been a calling to me for over a year now, but that little mind fuck of fear has most definitely been a struggle. I am so excited to watch my growth and look back to see how far I’ve come, I can only hope you all will enjoy too! Namaste!
POETRY (#JasperPoetry ) _
Love in fantastic triumph sat,
Whilst bleeding hearts around him flowed,
For whom fresh pains he did create,
And strange tyrannic power he showed;
From thy bright eyes he took his fire,
Which round about, in sport he hurled;
But ’twas from mine he took desire
Enough to undo the amorous world.
–– from a poem by the sensuous Aphra Behn, a fascinating and mysterious woman who lived in the late 1600s.
Aphra Behn’s plays were very popular in her day. She may have been a spy for King Charles, and is said to be the first woman in England to earn a living from writing. Her success laid the foundation for later women writers and poets.
PHOTO: About two years ago Caley persuaded me to get started on Instagram and helped me learn the ropes. It has been a fascinating journey. I have discovered a surprising number of wonderful people who share my taste and sensibility. Thank you, Caley! Sending you hugs as you jet set around the world!
“Until we can receive with an open heart, we’re never really giving with an open heart. When we attach judgement to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgement to giving help.”
Live with an open heart❤️🙏🏼
La semana que empieza la dedicamos al desapego! Es uno de los aspecto del Yoga que más cuesta desarrollar, hay "cosas" que no nos cuesta o aparentemente no nos implican mucho trabajo y hay algunas que solo la idea de abandonar estas "cosas" es como una blasfemia para nuestro sistema de pensamientos y creencias. Cuan fácil y sencilla seria nuestra vida sin agarre, ataduras y resistencias a las "cosas". Vamos a ver si esta semana podemos aflojar un poquito mas nuestras ataduras y sentirnos más libres #yogaonelamilagrosa
We like to dedicate next week to detachment! The detachment for the Yoga system is one of the most difficult to develop. There are "things" east to let it go, or apparently do not involve much work. For some other only the idea of leaving those "things" is like a blasphemy to our system of thoughts and beliefs. How easy and simple would be our life without holding, arresting or resisting to "things". Let's see if this week we can feel more free and let things go... #yogaonelamilagrosa
3 years apart -
Every millimeter of front body opening symbolizes exploration of new growth.
Our partnership and relationship has always been complimentary and “the perfect fit,” no matter where we were in the stages of our lives. We have always supported each other fully, no matter what the roles were.
Progress, opening, flexibility - it all starts in the mind - It’s all connected.
To be honest, it doesn’t matter what it looks like, unless it feels good. Unless it feels connected, unless there’s breath and awareness in the body ✨
PS: this is an amazing partner stretch! Max helps me get deeper by creating a barrier and supported my knees ♥️ .
Bottom photo: 📸 .cardenas Wearing // Top photo: 📸 👥 ⤵ Double tap & tag your friend Love it
Everything you can imagine is real. Your state of life is nothing more then a reflection of your state of mind.
"What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create." -Buddha
Happy Sunday friends! I hope your day is full of magic! It all starts within ✨ Move inward with me next week:
Mon- Slow flow @ 9 at Stela 9
Wed- Slow flow @ 9 at Stela 9
Fri- Slow flow @ 9 at Stela 9
Sun- Yin @ 5 at Shakti Shala
Day 12 of #flexiblealover is yogis choice. For today, I chose wild thing. I can't believe that this challenge is already over! When i first started, 12 days seemed like a long time! I have really enjoyed this challenge. It has challenged me, revealing some strengths I didn't realize that I had and teaching me what I need to work. A giant thank you to the wonderful hosts and sponsors that put this challenge together!
We are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with.
Choose your people who inspire you to be the person you want to be. Surround yourself with those who push you to reach your visions + goals.
Gather around those who make you feel like a good human.
Because who you are around..matters. 🎵: @jonahtothebaker (how good is he?!)
First vacation day successfully over - what’s better than sun, pool, barbecue and celebrating the final match in the champions‘ country. I am happy. How was your Sunday like?
It’s also day 4 of our #shineyourpractice challenge - and we‘re starting with the twists. Twists are a wonderful way to calm down the inner fire - people that tend to have a pitta constitution will be happy about them. But also in the heat it can very cooling 🙌🏼
Check out our host of the day @salty_hair_yogi for her wonderful twisted downward dog 🙌🏼😍
To play along:
Follow all hosts and sponsors Like and repost this flyer tagging your friends to play along too. Post daily using the #ShineYourPractice Make sure your profile is public so we see and like your wonderful photos Don’t forget to always listen to your body and use props if you need to.
Day 1: Parshvottanasana (intense side stretch)
Day 2: Prasarita padmotasana (wide legged forward fold) ☀️
Day 3: Padahastasana (gorila pose) ☀️
Day 4: Hand to opposite ankle downward facing dog ☀️
Day 5: Parivrtta trikonasana ( revolved triangle)
Day 6: Ardha matsyendrasana (seated twist)
Day 7: Supta baddha konasana (butterfly) Day 8: reclined pigeon pose
Day 9: Agnistambhasana (firelog)
Day 10: Halasana (plow pose)
Day 11: Setu bandha sarvangasana (shoulder bridge)
Day 12: Sirsasana (headstand)
Why would humans create God?
If it was up to us, wouldn’t it be easier to believe there is none? That you live and you die and it’s as simple as that, no consequences to our actions?
Maybe you say we created Him so we are comforted knowing there is life after death, that ourselves and our loved ones will live on in a better place.
If that was the case, wouldn’t we have created a God that lets everyone into heaven? Wouldn’t we have created a God without standards?
I think if it was up to us we’d rather believe that there is no God.
Just some thoughts to consider when discussing the classic atheist argument that believers are delusional, and created God for a sense of security.
By the way, when I say God in this context, I’m referring to the mundane distorted perception of God. Externalized religion. Because the true God holds nothing against us when we are hidden in His son Jesus. He showed us that alone we are incapable of achieving His standards, and that’s okay. That’s why He gave us Jesus. We’re covered. And once we know we’re covered, shame and fear is lifted away, and we begin to transform into who He says we are. Once the fear of hell is gone, you can focus on the things above. We become remade more like Him. And with each day we take a step further from the old man (our old selves) and a step closer to the new man (who we really are).