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Apples, oranges, tons of beets, mushrooms, spinach, celery (@keith_golden 💔), butternut squash, cucumber for $16. @hungryharvest, I love you
Apples, oranges, tons of beets, mushrooms, spinach, celery (@keith_golden 💔), butternut squash, cucumber for $16. @hungryharvest, I love you
Turmeric tea is my neck pain ninja. Thanks to bff @keith_golden for the recipe
Turmeric tea is my neck pain ninja. Thanks to bff @keith_golden for the recipe
It keeps getting shorter ✂️
It keeps getting shorter ✂️
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📷 forever by @eyeballfortress
⛈ ☔️ 🌧 📷 forever by @eyeballfortress
Pre-storm putt putt. Devin demonstrating a most advanced putt putt skill: the Warrior 3 golf ball sink.
Pre-storm putt putt. Devin demonstrating a most advanced putt putt skill: the Warrior 3 golf ball sink.
Beach weekend chasing storms with my favorite person @eyeballfortress
Beach weekend chasing storms with my favorite person @eyeballfortress
I used to say I didn’t have much of a home practice. At one point that was true, but not now. I prefer no mat so I feel freer to move where I want. My body wisdom is a great teacher and usually comes up with some fun, funky, feel-good flows. My breath seems to have more ease here, too. .
I’m not knocking public guided yoga classes - I love teaching them and still take them regularly. But dang is it sweet to drop words and voices and structure and just mooove. .
Home practice (loosely defined by my bestie @keith_golden): movement guided by your own mind, body, emotions or spirit.
I used to say I didn’t have much of a home practice. At one point that was true, but not now. I prefer no mat so I feel freer to move where I want. My body wisdom is a great teacher and usually comes up with some fun, funky, feel-good flows. My breath seems to have more ease here, too. . I’m not knocking public guided yoga classes - I love teaching them and still take them regularly. But dang is it sweet to drop words and voices and structure and just mooove. . Home practice (loosely defined by my bestie @keith_golden): movement guided by your own mind, body, emotions or spirit.
I don’t have kids to photograph as I send them to school today so here are a bunch of pictures of my children. I mean cats.
I don’t have kids to photograph as I send them to school today so here are a bunch of pictures of my children. I mean cats.
When I was in yoga teacher training I injured my hamstring. I was crazy flexible and moderately strong and the disparity created injury. I took 8 weeks off of asana practice and instead took meditation, kundalini and restorative classes. My hammies haven’t been the same since, and up until yesterday I thought my standing split looked more like supported warrior 3. Photographic evidence of progress is fun sometimes. Plus, my equally strong and flexible dude in bird of paradise variation after an unexpected teaching opp at @yogaworks_baltimore
When I was in yoga teacher training I injured my hamstring. I was crazy flexible and moderately strong and the disparity created injury. I took 8 weeks off of asana practice and instead took meditation, kundalini and restorative classes. My hammies haven’t been the same since, and up until yesterday I thought my standing split looked more like supported warrior 3. Photographic evidence of progress is fun sometimes. Plus, my equally strong and flexible dude in bird of paradise variation after an unexpected teaching opp at @yogaworks_baltimore
Pier yoga with perfect weather and an awesome group of yogis and an inordinate amount of goose shit 👌🏼
Pier yoga with perfect weather and an awesome group of yogis and an inordinate amount of goose shit 👌🏼
#tbt to crabs and pinball for Devin’s bday. Thanks for the pics @chadjmcneeley!
#tbt  to crabs and pinball for Devin’s bday. Thanks for the pics @chadjmcneeley!
Celebrations, post-CrabtowneUSA pre-zzz
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📷 @eyeballfortress
Celebrations, post-CrabtowneUSA pre-zzz . . 📷 @eyeballfortress
Celebrating this birthday boy tonight
Celebrating this birthday boy tonight
Burner church? #welcomehome Timely as everyone treks out to TTITD
Burner church? #welcomehome  Timely as everyone treks out to TTITD
Crawling (happily, primally) into Monday like...
Crawling (happily, primally) into Monday like...
Transitions. 
In addition to building a body that’ll still be mobile and happy when I’m 80, transitions are what keep my eyes wide. When I feel controlled, strong and smooooth in my transitions - and when I see students finding that in their bodies - it amps me up. Fancy poses are fun, but slow, intentional, purposeful movement is sexier (to me). It comes with the added bonus of body connection: intentional movement heightens my body awareness, helps me avoid injury (which I’ve experienced more than my fair share of due to unbalanced movement), and lets my meditation practice live in my mind *and* my body.

An open, aware, intentional mind that’s attuned to the body. *That* is the real sexy.
Transitions. In addition to building a body that’ll still be mobile and happy when I’m 80, transitions are what keep my eyes wide. When I feel controlled, strong and smooooth in my transitions - and when I see students finding that in their bodies - it amps me up. Fancy poses are fun, but slow, intentional, purposeful movement is sexier (to me). It comes with the added bonus of body connection: intentional movement heightens my body awareness, helps me avoid injury (which I’ve experienced more than my fair share of due to unbalanced movement), and lets my meditation practice live in my mind *and* my body. An open, aware, intentional mind that’s attuned to the body. *That* is the real sexy.