Megan Blennerhassett

Megan Blennerhassett @meganblennerhassett

Waitakeres, NZ. πŸ’š Yoga, kung fu, tai chi, qigong, movement arts, photography, kids, friends, growing food, wildness, spirit, play!
http://www.harmonyyoga.co.nz/

Happy International Yoga Day 2017πŸ™ ...belated. . "A hero is born only in the wake of a dragon". Sahar MJ. Your Battles are your Blessings. πŸ‰πŸ² Yoga as a practice brings transformation. There is no way to see from the outside, the depth of the practice by looking at the external forms. Signing up for yoga is a commitment, to STAY and day after day, year after year, work with self - get to know and work with the energies - the tensions, discomfort, the triggers on the physical, energetic, mental and spiritual levels. It is a long process of integrating layers of self while becoming detached and eventually unidentified with what one discovers is non-self. The rewards are huge- expansion and freedom but every inch earned through the fiery personal battles of facing and playing at the edge of comfort zones, of leaning into and eventually entering the unknown...again and again. That edgy place of no-ground, but where being in your Truth is the greatest comfort! To all the yogis who do the work, who show up for themselves, stay with difficulty and continue to fight the dragons of illusion - to honour their Truth, I salute you! . #yoga #practice #internal #journey #spirit #Truth #witness #edge #consciousness #meditation #dragon #illusion #warrior #hero #fire #burnburnburn #suffering #bliss #freedom #love βœ¨πŸ™βœ¨πŸ²βœ¨
"Don't seek, don't search, don't ask, don't knock, don't demand – relax.Β  If you relax, it comes.Β  If you relax, it is there.Β  If you relax, you start vibrating with it. –Osho 🐱 . #savasana #meditation #yoga #yogainspiration #catsofinstagram #osho #wuwei #photography
Turmeric and Lemon Bliss Balls πŸ‹πŸ’›βœ¨ ...can you spot my favourite NZ bird on the plate?.... These two ingredients are a heavenly match for taste and winter wellness. Another post class snack at MAMAste yoga πŸ’›Recipe on Mamaste fb page. #healthyfood #turmeric #yoga #food #foodphotography #wellness #bliss #energy
Real spirituality is the greatest rebellion there is. It is risky, it is adventurous, it is dangerous. Osho πŸ”₯β˜―οΈπŸ–€ . #wisdomwords #yogalifestyle #happysunday #magic #alignment #inspirationalquotes #keepitreal #souljourney πŸ¦‹πŸ–€πŸ¦‹
Oh how I love 😍the playground that Piha is... πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ #landscape #nature #beautiful #blacksand #beach #ocean #playfulness #patterns #blue #piha #soulspace #waitakeres #nz
β€’ Fallen Angel Pose β€’ When you fall… This beautiful pose symbolizes grace, strength, vulnerability, and surrender. It’s a great reminder that even angels can fall..πŸ•Š . "It embodies what it must be like to fall from grace, to hit the ground hard, but remember once you’ve hit rock bottom that there is no such thing as falling from grace because no one can ever take it away from you. It is our BIRTHRITE and our Duty to maintain it and keep our inner grace shining. This posture presents a huge physical challenge as well as emotional. Practice keeping your grace regardless of your circumstances, keeping yourself in a place of allowing, and remembering that the past is behind you and the present is full of opportunity. So enjoy this fall, knowing that the lift and grace always come from within.” ~ Kathryn Budig πŸ™ . Dedicated to the ones who are falling and anticipating the crash at the bottom. It feels like the last few weeks at yoga a lot of students have been triggered in class to surrender and tears . Acknowledging their overwhelm and letting themselves finally fall into it and just be with it. From overwhelm and resistance, finally to inner peace and flow. πŸŒ€ #wereinittogether . #DevaduutaPannaAsana #fallenangelpose #noshame #grace #beauty #strength #acceptance #surrender #duty #sadhana #spirit #service #yoga #journey #phoenix #compassion #LoveAllWays #selflove #divine #yoga
Breathe. Soften. With ease. Let go. Savasana. . This guy sure knows how to Savasana 🐱 #relax #letgo #savasana #restingpose #guru #meowmeow #yoga #catsofinsta #britishblue #yogicat πŸ™
It's a foggy, cold autumn morning here. Laval is keeping it snuggy though with a nice morning nap...nite nite πŸ±πŸ’€ #catsofinsta #britishblue #nanite #naps #portrait #petportrait #photography #cute
The energy of happiness, love and peace (and my groovy aspherical lens) seem to be the magical ingredients for divine Lila to emerge πŸ€— This scene of a nook at Kohunui Bay, North Piha is like out of a fairy tale book to me! Waiting for the mermaids to appear...πŸ¦„πŸ§πŸ¦‹ #piha #lila #divineplay #creation #consciousness #magic #nature #beachlove #westcoast #waitakeres #wideangle #landscape #fairytale #conjure #connection #vibes #ocean πŸ‘βœ¨
Come to the edge, Life said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, Life said. They came. It pushed them... And they flew. . On Playing the Edge.. This is an important principle of yoga practice. There are valid reasons for fearing your edge - danger lurks there. But so does growth. If fear prevents you from playing your edge, that same fear is preventing you from learning, from progressing, from developing your full potential. . In yoga the edge is the place of CHALLENGE and CHANGE. It may be high; it may be scary; but it is NECESSARY. There are many kinds of edges: there is the physical there is the emotional edge, beyond which tears and laughter blossom; there is the psychological edge, beyond which psychosis may erupt; there is the spiritual edge, beyond which freedom is found. . "Come to the edge, Life said. They came. It pushed them... And they flew". ...for there are times when emotionally we need to be pushed over the edge. When fear prevents our opening, when we are afraid to love or afraid to be angry, we avoid the edges. When our teacher knows us better than we know ourselves, and pushes us over the emotional edge, the fear is shattered and our hearts are free to love, free to anger, free to express the emotions we repressed. The shock and joy of this sudden freedom from fear is expressed in joyous tears and uncontrolled laughter. We fly. *Poem adapted from Christopher Logue. *Words shared and adapted from Bernie Clark Yin Yoga. Dedicated to all students of yoga, who show up to class each week and in their own way face or consider their edges. To the courageous ones that help show the way. To the power of group classes where we support each other at the tumultuous edge. Where are you playing the edge on the mat or in life at the moment? . #edge #trigger #threshold #josephcampbell #warriorsjourney #spirit #fly #fall #fly #yoga #breakingtheold the #unknown #sadhana #practice #effort #courage #equanimity #witness #tapas #fire #viveka #discern #EkaPadaGalavasana #flyingpigeonpose #armbalance #balance #expansion #growth #showup #life #goodmorningπŸ•Š
Spice is Life ✨ Latest "MAMAste Yoga for Mums" post-class offering ⭐️Turmeric Chai⭐️ β˜•οΈ (Recipe on the fb page). Turmeric is one immune boosting superstar of the spice world, grate it into everything ya'll!⭐️ #foodphotography #spices #mandala #beauty #love #turmeric #chai #health #wellbeing #selfcare #yoga #divine #food #photography #mamaste #harmony #dunequote βœ¨πŸ‘Œ
Lake Wainamu (PT 2) Fun day out with my two little humans (and experimenting with the new aspherical lens)...πŸ’›πŸ“·! Such a beautiful place. After the dunes we followed the track (um, what track?) to the lake, we were lucky to have the little jetty to ourselves to chill out and play some more. #lake #peaceful #vibes #lakewainamu #nature #brothers #greatoutdoors #adventure #nz #rewild #tehenga #waitistream #blacksand #fisheye #wideangle #photography #landscape #kids #story #fun #waitakeres
The Dunes 🏞πŸͺ Fun day out with my two little humans (and experimenting with the new aspherical camera lens)...πŸ’› If you have adventure loving kids or are a big kid and LOVE sand...go there! So so much fun! Such an amazing place. I love the textures in the sand and curves and ripples of the stream. The boy humans little bodies πŸ™ #massive #dunes shoot #lakewainamu #sandboarding #nature #brothers #greatoutdoors #rewild #tehenga #waitistream #blacksand #fisheye #wideangle #photography #kids #story #fun #waitakeres
Ride the energy of your own unique spirit. Gabrielle Roth ⚑️ . Under all conditions be authentically you, hold your space and honour your spirit as much as you do others. 🌸 . #goodmorning #truth #centre #hold #journey #shakti #shiva #positive #yoga #sidecrowsplit #ekapadakoundinyasana πŸ•Š
My bro and I made the most delicious plant based, high vibing body and soul pleasure food ❀️for us and our mum for breakfast this Mother's Day. This one was made from leftovers that I ate just now 😊mmmn. πŸ‘‰Stack granola, fresh almond milk, stewed apple, coconut yoghurt, chia berry pudding and fresh fruit in a bowl. Decorate with pretty flowers 🌺 and sprinkles such as nuts and seeds (get your omegas) and serve with love. β€οΈπŸ’• But don't wait, honour your body and soul everyday and eat what makes you feel good! Go all out, you deserve it. Xx #mothersday #deliciousfood #love #loveyourself #divine #cleaneating #feelgreat #loveyourbody #pleasures #theyogaoffood β€οΈπŸŒΈπŸ’•
How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also if I am to be whole. ~ Jung Loving the whole. It is what it is and Be Love. πŸ’™ #lightandshadow #onelove #unity #oneness #beauty #life #harmony #alignment #lighthouse #yoga and #photography #landscape #whatipu #waitakeres #wildwest πŸŒ€
Mission Handstand Work, work, work, work, work..You see me I be work.... Never stopping the quest. 1 minute free hold. This journey is providing so many lessons in the physical realm, mental, spiritual. I have completely surrendered to the process, I am the grateful student and show up with everything I have in me for each day's teachings. I am alert, connected, strong and sensitive. πŸ™ #handstand #yoga #nevergiveup #strength #surrender #beherenow #form #formlessness #finetune #embody #hanuman powers #humbled
Made these delicious raw vegan cacao treats for MAMAste Mums and Bubs yoga class today. #Cacao goodness #raw #food #ananda #bliss #mothersday #mumsandbubs #yoga #honour #chocolate