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🌚🌝new moon mantra🌝🌚 I am patience. I am kindness. I am forgiveness. Just like love. I am where I am. I am what I am. I am who I am. I am nothing more, and I am nothing less. I am living in love, here and now. #newmoon #yoga #yogi #yogini #yogisofinstagram #instayoga #yogagram #yogacommunity #beachyoga #sunsoutbunsout #yogaathlete #yogapractice #practiceandalliscoming #asana #standingbow #ghosh #yogaphotography #rsds #crpsawareness #yogaismedicine#yogaheals #yogagirl
🌚🌝new moon mantra🌝🌚 I am patience. I am kindness. I am forgiveness. Just like love. I am where I am. I am what I am. I am who I am. I am nothing more, and I am nothing less. I am living in love, here and now. #newmoon  #yoga  #yogi  #yogini  #yogisofinstagram  #instayoga  #yogagram  #yogacommunity  #beachyoga  #sunsoutbunsout  #yogaathlete  #yogapractice  #practiceandalliscoming  #asana  #standingbow  #ghosh  #yogaphotography  #rsds  #crpsawareness  #yogaismedicine #yogaheals  #yogagirl 
The purest form of beauty exists in imperfection. .
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Does anybody else feel twisted and knotted up like a pretzel with this, yet again another, eclipse? Roberto and I just moved, completely unplanned, into a beautiful apartment in Pilsen, Chicago. Built in the 1880s, very obviously by German or Czech immigrants, it is a romantic and charming unit, with the original woodwork preserved. We left the high rise life of the West Loop behind, and we are fascinated with the culture of our new neighborhood. The intense energy of 6 planets currently in retrograde, as well as the position of the moon, has brought an awareness to some of my patterns that my yoga practice has helped me so much to improve. I used to agonize over making decisions, whether big or small, because I wanted to create a “perfect” outcome. What I have come to realize is tapping into your heart’s desire is the only way to provide yourself with real, organic truth. Authenticity provides the most beautiful imperfect results, because that is how it is meant to be. So, “un-pretzel” yourself, listen to your heart, make your decision, and never look back, because there is no such thing as perfect. We move forward as we grow and change. #progress #bethechange #practiceandalliscoming #yogapractice #yoga #yogagram #yogalife #yogacommunity #yogisofinstagram #chicagoyoga #chicagoneighborhoods #chicago #yogaismedicine #practicemakesprogress #yogaathlete #pilsenchicago #pilsen #om #yogainthecity #ghosh #flexibility #strength #balance
The purest form of beauty exists in imperfection. . . Does anybody else feel twisted and knotted up like a pretzel with this, yet again another, eclipse? Roberto and I just moved, completely unplanned, into a beautiful apartment in Pilsen, Chicago. Built in the 1880s, very obviously by German or Czech immigrants, it is a romantic and charming unit, with the original woodwork preserved. We left the high rise life of the West Loop behind, and we are fascinated with the culture of our new neighborhood. The intense energy of 6 planets currently in retrograde, as well as the position of the moon, has brought an awareness to some of my patterns that my yoga practice has helped me so much to improve. I used to agonize over making decisions, whether big or small, because I wanted to create a “perfect” outcome. What I have come to realize is tapping into your heart’s desire is the only way to provide yourself with real, organic truth. Authenticity provides the most beautiful imperfect results, because that is how it is meant to be. So, “un-pretzel” yourself, listen to your heart, make your decision, and never look back, because there is no such thing as perfect. We move forward as we grow and change. #progress  #bethechange  #practiceandalliscoming  #yogapractice  #yoga  #yogagram  #yogalife  #yogacommunity  #yogisofinstagram  #chicagoyoga  #chicagoneighborhoods  #chicago  #yogaismedicine  #practicemakesprogress  #yogaathlete  #pilsenchicago  #pilsen  #om  #yogainthecity  #ghosh  #flexibility  #strength  #balance 
When you’ve been contemplating a tattoo, but you opt for something a little less permanent. This ‘do was a long time coming, as I had to build up enough courage to finally do it, and I couldn’t be happier with the result! I find the hair that was shaved off my head to be symbolic of the layers that needed to be shed that no longer serve me, of the change that is encompassing my world. .
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As we have exited the darkness of moon-oriented cancer 🦀 and entered into the light of the sun-oriented Leo 🦁, let yourself shine! Embrace the powerful energy that surrounds us now. Accept the change it brings. Be real, be true, be YOU. #ididitfortheyoga
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#yoga #yogadaily #yogaeverydamnday #yogagram #yogaheals #yogaismedicine #yogisofinstagram #instayoga #chinesemedicine #acupuncture #mercuryretrograde #practiceandalliscoming #practicemakesprogress #sideshave #undercut #crpswarrior #rsds #rsdsawareness #astrology #leoseason #yogalife #liveinlove #mudra #longhairdontcare #hairart
When you’ve been contemplating a tattoo, but you opt for something a little less permanent. This ‘do was a long time coming, as I had to build up enough courage to finally do it, and I couldn’t be happier with the result! I find the hair that was shaved off my head to be symbolic of the layers that needed to be shed that no longer serve me, of the change that is encompassing my world. . . . ♋️➡️♌️ As we have exited the darkness of moon-oriented cancer 🦀 and entered into the light of the sun-oriented Leo 🦁, let yourself shine! Embrace the powerful energy that surrounds us now. Accept the change it brings. Be real, be true, be YOU. #ididitfortheyoga  . #yoga  #yogadaily  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogagram  #yogaheals  #yogaismedicine  #yogisofinstagram  #instayoga  #chinesemedicine  #acupuncture  #mercuryretrograde  #practiceandalliscoming  #practicemakesprogress  #sideshave  #undercut  #crpswarrior  #rsds  #rsdsawareness  #astrology  #leoseason  #yogalife  #liveinlove  #mudra  #longhairdontcare  #hairart 
🏹 standing b o w s  in  w i n d o w s 🏹
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I N T R O S P E C T I O N //vs.\\ E X T R O S P E C T I O N .
Just as we can look into or out of a window, we can look inside or outside of ourselves. What are you looking for? How can we find it? I’m on the quest for balance, but then again, it’s all about P E R S P E C T I V E. So, we practice. .
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#mindfulness #practiceandalliscoming #healingjourney #yoga #yogadaily #yogaeverydamnday #igyoga #chicagoyoga #chicagoyogi #yogalife #yogiclife #yogaismedicine #yogalove #yogatherapy #perspective #balance #focus #meditation #acupuncture #shamanism #flexibility #openheart #love #openmind #beherenow #bepresent #rsds #crpswarrior #onzie #onziegear @onzie
🏹 standing b o w s in w i n d o w s 🏹 . . I N T R O S P E C T I O N //vs.\\ E X T R O S P E C T I O N . Just as we can look into or out of a window, we can look inside or outside of ourselves. What are you looking for? How can we find it? I’m on the quest for balance, but then again, it’s all about P E R S P E C T I V E. So, we practice. . . #mindfulness  #practiceandalliscoming  #healingjourney  #yoga  #yogadaily  #yogaeverydamnday  #igyoga  #chicagoyoga  #chicagoyogi  #yogalife  #yogiclife  #yogaismedicine  #yogalove  #yogatherapy  #perspective  #balance  #focus  #meditation  #acupuncture  #shamanism  #flexibility  #openheart  #love  #openmind  #beherenow  #bepresent  #rsds  #crpswarrior  #onzie  #onziegear  @onzie
💫⭐️🌟✨Shoot for your dreams! ✨🌟⭐️💫
A week ago today, I had the privilege of taking the stage at the USA Yoga National Championship. What an incredible opportunity it was to demonstrate my absolute love for the realms of healing power that this Hatha yoga practice holds for us. My routine resulted in a 14th place overall finish! Dedicated to RSDS/CRPS Awareness, my goal is to educate about this disease. 
This was my first time competing at the national level, as well as my first time doing standing head to knee on stage (good save, Libby, good save! 😅👏). I could write forever about the physical and energetic beauty of all of the athletes who participated. I probably will eventually. Please know that it was an honor to meet you and/or see you again. Your shared love for these asanas and the present moments are inspirational AF. 
#balance #strength #flexibility #strengthtraining #usayoga2018nationals #yogaathlete #yoga #yogacommunity #yogagram #yogalife #yogalove #yogaismedicine #biceps #followyourdreams #followyourheart #rsds #crpsawareness #crps #crpswarrior #yogafashion #leotard #leotardgirls #archer #archerpose
💫⭐️🌟✨Shoot for your dreams! ✨🌟⭐️💫 A week ago today, I had the privilege of taking the stage at the USA Yoga National Championship. What an incredible opportunity it was to demonstrate my absolute love for the realms of healing power that this Hatha yoga practice holds for us. My routine resulted in a 14th place overall finish! Dedicated to RSDS/CRPS Awareness, my goal is to educate about this disease. This was my first time competing at the national level, as well as my first time doing standing head to knee on stage (good save, Libby, good save! 😅👏). I could write forever about the physical and energetic beauty of all of the athletes who participated. I probably will eventually. Please know that it was an honor to meet you and/or see you again. Your shared love for these asanas and the present moments are inspirational AF. #balance  #strength  #flexibility  #strengthtraining  #usayoga2018nationals  #yogaathlete  #yoga  #yogacommunity  #yogagram  #yogalife  #yogalove  #yogaismedicine  #biceps  #followyourdreams  #followyourheart  #rsds  #crpsawareness  #crps  #crpswarrior  #yogafashion  #leotard  #leotardgirls  #archer  #archerpose 
Hey guys, this is a really late post. You all were so freakin’ sweet enough to reach out to me last Monday with the most beautiful birthday wishes. Although I was fully immersed in a “yoga bubble”, training for competition through shapeshifting with Mary Jarvis and friends, I want you to know that I recognize and feel the thoughts and love you sent out to me. Thank you, and I love you so much back. I have been editing this photo and thinking about birthdays...about how they’re really just a memorial of the Earth’s rotation around the Sun, which together give us the gift of L I F E. Life is beautiful. Thank you Mother Earth and our star for giving me another year of life! Since the path is round, I have set a birthday goal to work on touching my feet in this posture by the end of this year’s trip around the Sun. #latergram #lategram #latepost #birthday #birthdaysuit #birthdayoutfit #anniversary #gratitude #yoga #yogadaily #yogaeverydamnday #instayoga #sacred #sacredgeometry #wheelpose #wheelvariation #yogagirl #chicagoyogi #yogalove #yogalife #yogaheals #yogaismedicine #rsds #crps #crpswarrior #ghoshyoga #ghoshlineage #junebaby #openheart
Hey guys, this is a really late post. You all were so freakin’ sweet enough to reach out to me last Monday with the most beautiful birthday wishes. Although I was fully immersed in a “yoga bubble”, training for competition through shapeshifting with Mary Jarvis and friends, I want you to know that I recognize and feel the thoughts and love you sent out to me. Thank you, and I love you so much back. I have been editing this photo and thinking about birthdays...about how they’re really just a memorial of the Earth’s rotation around the Sun, which together give us the gift of L I F E. Life is beautiful. Thank you Mother Earth and our star for giving me another year of life! Since the path is round, I have set a birthday goal to work on touching my feet in this posture by the end of this year’s trip around the Sun. #latergram  #lategram  #latepost  #birthday  #birthdaysuit  #birthdayoutfit  #anniversary  #gratitude  #yoga  #yogadaily  #yogaeverydamnday  #instayoga  #sacred  #sacredgeometry  #wheelpose  #wheelvariation  #yogagirl  #chicagoyogi  #yogalove  #yogalife  #yogaheals  #yogaismedicine  #rsds  #crps  #crpswarrior  #ghoshyoga  #ghoshlineage  #junebaby  #openheart 
It is such a gift to be able to practice this yoga. Every morning I wake up with the upmost gratitude for my home studio and the space it holds for me. As I head off to USA Yoga Nationals, here’s a huge shout out to 105F @105fhotyoga . I am so lucky to practice here daily, but furthermore to have gained employment, community, and sense of family throughout my growth process here. I truly mean it when I say that my experience at 105F has been unparalleled. 105F has kept me interested, curious, yet humble in my asanas. But with all physical aspects aside, my spirit would not be where it is today without the support of my 105F family. And for that I am so grateful. This is my stretch and reach for happy! I love you, I love you, I love you. #105f #105degrees #hotyoga #yogasport #yogaathlete #yogaeverydamnday #yogacommunity #yogalife #yogaismedicine #yogaheals #yoga #yogalove #rsds #crps #bliss #shapeshifter #chicagoyoga #chicagoyogi #usayoga2018nationals #usayoga
It is such a gift to be able to practice this yoga. Every morning I wake up with the upmost gratitude for my home studio and the space it holds for me. As I head off to USA Yoga Nationals, here’s a huge shout out to 105F @105fhotyoga . I am so lucky to practice here daily, but furthermore to have gained employment, community, and sense of family throughout my growth process here. I truly mean it when I say that my experience at 105F has been unparalleled. 105F has kept me interested, curious, yet humble in my asanas. But with all physical aspects aside, my spirit would not be where it is today without the support of my 105F family. And for that I am so grateful. This is my stretch and reach for happy! I love you, I love you, I love you. #105f  #105degrees  #hotyoga  #yogasport  #yogaathlete  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogacommunity  #yogalife  #yogaismedicine  #yogaheals  #yoga  #yogalove  #rsds  #crps  #bliss  #shapeshifter  #chicagoyoga  #chicagoyogi  #usayoga2018nationals  #usayoga 
My healer introduced me to Kundalini Yoga.  I learned the benefits of practicing the Kirtan Kriya meditation, Saa Taa Naa Maa (infinity, life, death, rebirth). Time spent with my healer was one of the greatest gifts I could have ever received, for she taught me the groundwork for my path on which I have already come so far.  On the 10-year anniversary of his passing, I wish to share with you an open edit of a previously closed letter to my father, originally dated 17 October 2016, written at the end of my shamanic healing ritual.  Swipe to read. .
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#healing #healingjourney #shamanichealing #kundalini #kirtankriya #meditation #letgo #life #death #rebirth #reborn #innerchild #psychology #grief #repression #mourning #yoga #yogajourney #mantra #mudra #reiki #acupuncture #therapy #yogaismedicine #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogalife #rsds #crpsawareness
My healer introduced me to Kundalini Yoga.  I learned the benefits of practicing the Kirtan Kriya meditation, Saa Taa Naa Maa (infinity, life, death, rebirth). Time spent with my healer was one of the greatest gifts I could have ever received, for she taught me the groundwork for my path on which I have already come so far.  On the 10-year anniversary of his passing, I wish to share with you an open edit of a previously closed letter to my father, originally dated 17 October 2016, written at the end of my shamanic healing ritual.  Swipe to read. . . #healing  #healingjourney  #shamanichealing  #kundalini  #kirtankriya  #meditation  #letgo  #life  #death  #rebirth  #reborn  #innerchild  #psychology  #grief  #repression  #mourning  #yoga  #yogajourney  #mantra  #mudra  #reiki  #acupuncture  #therapy  #yogaismedicine  #yogaeveryday  #yogaeverywhere  #yogalife  #rsds  #crpsawareness 
Just told Penelope that we will be back in Madison in 3 weeks, this time FOR YOGA, and this is the face she made. I think she’s as stoked as I am to be fully immersed in the energy brought by the USA Yoga community that will surround Mad-Town that weekend. Nationals, we are so ready to be a part of you this year! ♥️ 🐶 #fluffybuttfriday #fluffy #ilovemypom #yogalife #yoga #yogalove #dogyoga #pomeranian #yogisofinstagram #yogagram #yogaismedicine #yogaeverydamnday #yogaislife #yogaathlete #sweat #rsds #crps #crpsawareness #crpswarrior #smile #kisses #love #usayoga #madison #madisonwisconsin #mononaterrace #lakemonona
Just told Penelope that we will be back in Madison in 3 weeks, this time FOR YOGA, and this is the face she made. I think she’s as stoked as I am to be fully immersed in the energy brought by the USA Yoga community that will surround Mad-Town that weekend. Nationals, we are so ready to be a part of you this year! ♥️ 🐶 #fluffybuttfriday  #fluffy  #ilovemypom  #yogalife  #yoga  #yogalove  #dogyoga  #pomeranian  #yogisofinstagram  #yogagram  #yogaismedicine  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogaislife  #yogaathlete  #sweat  #rsds  #crps  #crpsawareness  #crpswarrior  #smile  #kisses  #love  #usayoga  #madison  #madisonwisconsin  #mononaterrace  #lakemonona 
May I have your Attention Please ⚠️. This peaceful warrior completed four true Bikram classes with me during our trip to Naples. Although he showed up for his first class back from brain surgery 🧠 simply to “be with me”, he quickly remembered why he fell in love with this practice before his diagnosis. It takes a lot of courage to come back to something as rigorous as this practice, but he overcame that fear.  My good friend has told me about studies that have proven Bikram Yoga to have positive effects on those diagnosed with brain cancer - the heat keeps the tumors away. With my upmost passion for, and belief in, the healing powers of this yoga, I have been waiting patiently for Roberto to make his comeback into the yoga room. I never pried, because I knew he would return when he was ready. The time is now, and I could not be more proud of his calmness and stillness in his effort. He is a true yogi. I am so happy to announce, on his behalf, that he is planning on reincorporating original hot yoga into his daily routine. Thank you to Bikram Yoga Naples @hot_yoga_naples for providing a space for me to continue my competition training for nationals while on vacation, for the first time with my man by my side. #abundance #health #healthiswealth #yoga #happiness #yogaismedicine #yogaheals #yogatherapy #hotyoga #braincancer #braincancerawareness #fuckcancer #oligodendroglioma #mylove #yogalove #yogacouple #yogisofinstagram #rsds #crps #yogaeverydamnday #yogalife
May I have your Attention Please ⚠️. This peaceful warrior completed four true Bikram classes with me during our trip to Naples. Although he showed up for his first class back from brain surgery 🧠 simply to “be with me”, he quickly remembered why he fell in love with this practice before his diagnosis. It takes a lot of courage to come back to something as rigorous as this practice, but he overcame that fear. My good friend has told me about studies that have proven Bikram Yoga to have positive effects on those diagnosed with brain cancer - the heat keeps the tumors away. With my upmost passion for, and belief in, the healing powers of this yoga, I have been waiting patiently for Roberto to make his comeback into the yoga room. I never pried, because I knew he would return when he was ready. The time is now, and I could not be more proud of his calmness and stillness in his effort. He is a true yogi. I am so happy to announce, on his behalf, that he is planning on reincorporating original hot yoga into his daily routine. Thank you to Bikram Yoga Naples @hot_yoga_naples for providing a space for me to continue my competition training for nationals while on vacation, for the first time with my man by my side. #abundance  #health  #healthiswealth  #yoga  #happiness  #yogaismedicine  #yogaheals  #yogatherapy  #hotyoga  #braincancer  #braincancerawareness  #fuckcancer  #oligodendroglioma  #mylove  #yogalove  #yogacouple  #yogisofinstagram  #rsds  #crps  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogalife 
🌺 I  G R O U N D  myself to create a stable runway to spread my W I N G S  and  F L Y 🌺
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Growing up, I spent a great deal of time at the beach and in the water in Naples. So much that I would experience sensory triggered memories due to smell. I would actually “smell” Florida, and it was very comforting to me to know that I had this ability. After this year’s winter in Chicago, I did not achieve that sensation. And that is how I knew it was time to go back. I do not like to be barefoot unless practicing yoga because of my knee injury. Additionally, I live in a city where I am always rushing around in my Nikes. Roberto and I are so happy to kick off our shoes and hang at the beach this week. It has already been fun to take him places I went when I was a child. Grateful for some much needed grounding. 
#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #beachyoga #flyingwarrior #practiceandalliscoming #nature #balance #strength #flexibility #yogisofinstagram #instayoga #asana #hathayoga #yogagram #yogaathlete #yogaismedicine #rsds #crps #crpsawareness
🌺 I G R O U N D myself to create a stable runway to spread my W I N G S and F L Y 🌺 . . . Growing up, I spent a great deal of time at the beach and in the water in Naples. So much that I would experience sensory triggered memories due to smell. I would actually “smell” Florida, and it was very comforting to me to know that I had this ability. After this year’s winter in Chicago, I did not achieve that sensation. And that is how I knew it was time to go back. I do not like to be barefoot unless practicing yoga because of my knee injury. Additionally, I live in a city where I am always rushing around in my Nikes. Roberto and I are so happy to kick off our shoes and hang at the beach this week. It has already been fun to take him places I went when I was a child. Grateful for some much needed grounding. #yoga  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogaeveryday  #yogaeverywhere  #beachyoga  #flyingwarrior  #practiceandalliscoming  #nature  #balance  #strength  #flexibility  #yogisofinstagram  #instayoga  #asana  #hathayoga  #yogagram  #yogaathlete  #yogaismedicine  #rsds  #crps  #crpsawareness 
💜 🔮 L E T T I N G  G O 🔮 💜
of regrets from the unchanging past
of fear for the unknown future
of any expectations 
of...your foot in standing head to knee?

We are capable of so much more than we might even realize when we let go of all inhibitions that prevent us from being fully present. (B E)L I E V E in yourself. Just be. That is where the magic happens. .
I wasn’t “planning” to do anything but a basic standing head to knee. That is the point. I was so present in my space that I didn’t even think...I just did. I had never tried releasing and reversing the grip. First attempt ever, and I did it! So glad I have the video to show myself because I was so in the moment that I didn’t even remember it happening. Let go of the shit that does not serve you. How do you know what feelings do not serve you? Are your emotions affecting your ability to be fully present? Just like that, magic, if you let it go and let it be.
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#doitnow #beherenow #yoga #yogaheals #yogaismedicine #yogatherapy #yogisofinstagram #chicagoyogi #yogisoftheworld #rsdsawareness #rsds #crps #crpswarrior #funfriday #springishere #onziegear #balance #movebecauseyoucan #fridayfeels
💜 🔮 L E T T I N G G O 🔮 💜 of regrets from the unchanging past of fear for the unknown future of any expectations of...your foot in standing head to knee? We are capable of so much more than we might even realize when we let go of all inhibitions that prevent us from being fully present. (B E)L I E V E in yourself. Just be. That is where the magic happens. . I wasn’t “planning” to do anything but a basic standing head to knee. That is the point. I was so present in my space that I didn’t even think...I just did. I had never tried releasing and reversing the grip. First attempt ever, and I did it! So glad I have the video to show myself because I was so in the moment that I didn’t even remember it happening. Let go of the shit that does not serve you. How do you know what feelings do not serve you? Are your emotions affecting your ability to be fully present? Just like that, magic, if you let it go and let it be. . #doitnow  #beherenow  #yoga  #yogaheals  #yogaismedicine  #yogatherapy  #yogisofinstagram  #chicagoyogi  #yogisoftheworld  #rsdsawareness  #rsds  #crps  #crpswarrior  #funfriday  #springishere  #onziegear  #balance  #movebecauseyoucan  #fridayfeels 
💛🌼💛🌼💛“I am well. I am on my way. I am well, I am well...” - Mary Jarvis. Mary reminds us that when we are in the present moment we cannot be in pain. We cannot be sad. 💛🌼💛🌼💛 📷: MJ
💛🌼💛🌼💛“I am well. I am on my way. I am well, I am well...” - Mary Jarvis. Mary reminds us that when we are in the present moment we cannot be in pain. We cannot be sad. 💛🌼💛🌼💛 📷: MJ
S💛UL . F U L L . SUND☀️Y 
Always bending. Not just backbending; bending my mind, my thoughts, my perspective. When witnessed practicing my homework, sometimes people ask if I ever stop “doing yoga”. It always makes me smile, but the answer is no. While I do not practice physical asana all the time, or even the majority of the time (oh how I wish I could...), I have seen a major shift in my general perspectives in “real life”. The desire I carry for deepening my practice has already done so much more than I could have ever imagined. 
A main reason for my choice to practice asana is for healing. In order to heal, there must be kindness. I practice the asanas to cultivate kind and loving energy in and out. And that is what I mean when I say I don’t stop “doing yoga”. I try my best to practice being the kindest version of myself on and off the mat. And that is yoga. 
Therefore, I shift my spine so I can shift how I treat myself, and in turn my environment. Shifting towards kindness of mind, thoughts, and perspective. And that is where the yoga keeps going. 
#ahimsa #karma #kindness #backbending #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #ghoshyoga #ghoshlineage #yogagirl #yogaathlete #healing #healingjourney #yogaheals #mantra  #yogaismedicine #tcm #acupuncture #homeopathy #chicagoyogi #wheelpose #thisisyoga #rsds #rsdsawareness #crps #crpswarrior
S💛UL . F U L L . SUND☀️Y Always bending. Not just backbending; bending my mind, my thoughts, my perspective. When witnessed practicing my homework, sometimes people ask if I ever stop “doing yoga”. It always makes me smile, but the answer is no. While I do not practice physical asana all the time, or even the majority of the time (oh how I wish I could...), I have seen a major shift in my general perspectives in “real life”. The desire I carry for deepening my practice has already done so much more than I could have ever imagined. A main reason for my choice to practice asana is for healing. In order to heal, there must be kindness. I practice the asanas to cultivate kind and loving energy in and out. And that is what I mean when I say I don’t stop “doing yoga”. I try my best to practice being the kindest version of myself on and off the mat. And that is yoga. Therefore, I shift my spine so I can shift how I treat myself, and in turn my environment. Shifting towards kindness of mind, thoughts, and perspective. And that is where the yoga keeps going. #ahimsa  #karma  #kindness  #backbending  #yoga  #yogaeverydamnday  #ghoshyoga  #ghoshlineage  #yogagirl  #yogaathlete  #healing  #healingjourney  #yogaheals  #mantra  #yogaismedicine  #tcm  #acupuncture  #homeopathy  #chicagoyogi  #wheelpose  #thisisyoga  #rsds  #rsdsawareness  #crps  #crpswarrior 
One year ago from this moment, Roberto was recovering in the Neuro-ICU from the awake brain surgery and mapping that he had endured earlier in the day.  The outcome of the diagnosis and processes that have followed have truly shaped the way we have been living, or rather, thriving.  Healing is our constant thought process, and it is so beautiful.  Our minds have turned what could have been despair into light, and have chosen VICTORY over victim. I have spent the last couple months especially building up to this milestone.  While it never leaves my consciousness, I always tend to get a little nervous to write "the perfect posts" in honour of this strong man that I have the privilege of calling my husband.  I remember when first I met him, I was in total awe of the tremendous amount of strength he carried throughout his fascinating, experience-filled, and unusually unique life.  But this, we are experiencing this together.  We are healing together.  We are getting used to going into MRIs together.  We are discovering what works for the pain and what does not.  I will tell you now, it is NOT big pharma.  We are doing a lot of research together.  We are doing self study.  #RSDS and #Oligodendroglioma Grade 2 ain't got nothing on this team right here. 
Roberto, I am so proud of the journey that you have traveled in the past 12.5 months.  I am excited for what is to come.  I feel so lucky and grateful to wake up next to you every morning with a smile and immediately feel so much joy.  The result of the past 365 (plus a few) days has created an energetic connection that emulates our strength, and it is one that will never be broken. You are the definition of strength.  I learn so much from you every single day, my love. 
Readers and viewers, family and friends, thank you for your support a year ago, and thank you for your continuous support.  As I have said before, we really feel it, and we are forever grateful for you. 
#tbt

#cancersurvivor #braintumor #brainsurgery #braincancer #braincancerawareness #northwesternmedicine #yoga #yogaheals #homeopathy #naturalmedicine #healingjourney #canine #hero #pomeranian #servicedog #family #yogafamily #yogaev
One year ago from this moment, Roberto was recovering in the Neuro-ICU from the awake brain surgery and mapping that he had endured earlier in the day. The outcome of the diagnosis and processes that have followed have truly shaped the way we have been living, or rather, thriving. Healing is our constant thought process, and it is so beautiful. Our minds have turned what could have been despair into light, and have chosen VICTORY over victim. I have spent the last couple months especially building up to this milestone. While it never leaves my consciousness, I always tend to get a little nervous to write "the perfect posts" in honour of this strong man that I have the privilege of calling my husband. I remember when first I met him, I was in total awe of the tremendous amount of strength he carried throughout his fascinating, experience-filled, and unusually unique life. But this, we are experiencing this together. We are healing together. We are getting used to going into MRIs together. We are discovering what works for the pain and what does not. I will tell you now, it is NOT big pharma. We are doing a lot of research together. We are doing self study. #RSDS  and #Oligodendroglioma  Grade 2 ain't got nothing on this team right here. Roberto, I am so proud of the journey that you have traveled in the past 12.5 months. I am excited for what is to come. I feel so lucky and grateful to wake up next to you every morning with a smile and immediately feel so much joy. The result of the past 365 (plus a few) days has created an energetic connection that emulates our strength, and it is one that will never be broken. You are the definition of strength. I learn so much from you every single day, my love. Readers and viewers, family and friends, thank you for your support a year ago, and thank you for your continuous support. As I have said before, we really feel it, and we are forever grateful for you. #tbt  #cancersurvivor  #braintumor  #brainsurgery  #braincancer  #braincancerawareness  #northwesternmedicine  #yoga  #yogaheals  #homeopathy  #naturalmedicine  #healingjourney  #canine  #hero  #pomeranian  #servicedog  #family  #yogafamily  #yogaev 
And that’s a wrap❣️ Read the comments for the heartfelt  caption. Thank you to everybody involved in making this event happen. It was a truly incredible experience. ♥️
And that’s a wrap❣️ Read the comments for the heartfelt caption. Thank you to everybody involved in making this event happen. It was a truly incredible experience. ♥️