Come with me.


Read this if you do/teach yoga. This reconfirms for me that I do not want to teach “what sells” or post hot photos of myself in fancy poses to get people in the door. I want to teach from my truth to help others find their truths and serve my students with humility and dedication as best I can. These are the kinds of teachers I look up to and what I am working towards.

This line sums it up well - “We have people who have innovated the practices, not for the sake of a unique selling proposition, but because they really care about their students’ well-being, and they really care about being of service.” This is the kind of yoga I’m in which I’m interested.


bohemiangentlemen:

the original Sukshma Vyayama shown by Dhirendra Brahmachari

(Source: youtube.com)


"Though the human body is born complete in one moment, the birth of the human heart is an ongoing process. It is being birthed in every experience of your life. Everything that happens to you has the potential to deepen you. It brings to birth within you new territories of the heart."
John O’Donohue (via lazyyogi)

Funny yoga video with some of my favorite friends and loves. 


Behead yourself. Remove ego - the Great Limiter. 
Found Here

Behead yourself. Remove ego - the Great Limiter. 

Found Here

(Source: menoftaste, via goldlionaz)


1 hour intermediate vinyasa yoga class.  We will do some flow, some longer holds, sun salutations, forearm stand, and headstand. We’ll focus on pressing the elbows into the surface beneath feel the rebound of gravity up through the body in headstand, forearm stand, and extended side angle. This action of pressing the elbows down also helps to integrate the shoulder blades on the back.


"The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement."
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

""love is not so incomprehensible as you pretend, sweet pea. love is the feeling we have for those we care deeply about and hold in high regard. it can be light as the hug we give a friend or heavy as the sacrifices we make for our children. it can be romantic, platonic, familial, fleeting, everlasting, conditional, unconditional, imbued with sorrow, stoked by sex, sullied by abuse, amplified by kindness, twisted by betrayal, deepened by time, darkened by difficulty, leavened by generosity, nourished by humor and loaded with promises that we may or may not want to keep. the best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of love. and, honey bun, on this front, i think you have some work to do."
- sugar"

I really like this woman. If I could do one thing, though, I would ask her to open her collar bones wide and melt the shoulder blades away from the ears as she’s flexing here. Then we could sigh a sigh of relief together.  

I really like this woman. If I could do one thing, though, I would ask her to open her collar bones wide and melt the shoulder blades away from the ears as she’s flexing here. Then we could sigh a sigh of relief together.  


Pranayama
Prana - breath/energy/life force 
yama- harness/regulate/control/channel 

Breath is an autonomic function but, with practice, we can harness it’s power to change our energy levels, calm our minds, increase the capacity of our lungs, bring more oxygen supply to the body, & fortify our organs. It often takes a backseat to asana but I believe it should be front and center. I resisted learning it at first because it wasn’t as sensational as learning handstands and wild poses. I was wrong. It’s powerful and life changing. Try it. 
  

"Advancing in your yoga practice means that you can continue doing basic things—like breathing deeply, observing your entire body, and quieting your inner narrator—in increasingly challenging situations (on and off your mat)."
Jason Crandell 

"Three things cannot be hidden: the Sun, the Moon and the Truth."
Buddha


“Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
~Mark Twain

“Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”

~Mark Twain

(Source: goldlionaz)


Do more forward folds and give the back of your body a chance to open up and release. Here’s why from Tias Little:
"The fight-or-flight tendency, which I see a lot of, shows up as bracing—especially in the back body—feet, calves, hamstrings, buttocks, lower back, behind the heart, back of the neck. The back body is a real receptacle for this kind of bracing. Well, I guess we have to carry on. We have to stay present. So the back body ends up holding, like a buttress, in order for someone to stay in a situation—so that a fight or flight response can show up as bracing or gripping or really tight hamstrings. From a really young age, people are subject to threats of various kinds—physical, emotional, psychological and the body tissues respond on an unconscious level.”

Do more forward folds and give the back of your body a chance to open up and release. Here’s why from Tias Little:

"The fight-or-flight tendency, which I see a lot of, shows up as bracing—especially in the back body—feet, calves, hamstrings, buttocks, lower back, behind the heart, back of the neck. The back body is a real receptacle for this kind of bracing. Well, I guess we have to carry on. We have to stay present. So the back body ends up holding, like a buttress, in order for someone to stay in a situation—so that a fight or flight response can show up as bracing or gripping or really tight hamstrings. From a really young age, people are subject to threats of various kinds—physical, emotional, psychological and the body tissues respond on an unconscious level.”

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