Megan Blennerhassett

Megan Blennerhassett @meganblennerhassett

http://www.harmonyyoga.co.nz/

The energy of happiness, love and peace (and my groovy aspherical lens) seem to be the magical ingredients for divine Lila to emerge 🤗 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...🦄🐧🦋 #piha #lila #divineplay #creation #consciousness #magic #nature #beachlove #westcoast #waitakeres #wideangle #landscape #fairytale #conjure #connection #vibes #ocean 👁✨
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 #goodmorning🕊
Spice is Life ✨ Latest "MAMAste Yoga for Mums" post-class offering ⭐️Turmeric Chai⭐️ ☕️ (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 ✨👌
Lake Wainamu (PT 2) Fun day out with my two little humans (and experimenting with the new aspherical lens)...💛📷! 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 🏞🐪 Fun day out with my two little humans (and experimenting with the new aspherical camera lens)...💛 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 🙏 #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 🕊
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. 👉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. ❤️💕 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 ❤️🌸💕
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. 💙 #lightandshadow #onelove #unity #oneness #beauty #life #harmony #alignment #lighthouse #yoga and #photography #landscape #whatipu #waitakeres #wildwest 🌀
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. 🙏 #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
More Whatipu wetlands goodness… All the grasses are just to die for. Such an amazing landscape here. #texture #quiet #stillness #eternal #now #laotzu #wandering #whatipu #wetlands #westcoast #waitakeres #sunrise #nature #goodmorning #landscape #photography
Exploring the wetlands at Whatipu. Stopped to hang out with this swan and enjoy the beautiful sunrise show. #softness #quiet #whatipu #wetlands #westcoast #goodmorning #waitakeres #sunrise #nature #landscape #photography
"Emptiness is fullness". Mohanji. Emptiness ultimately means that genuine reality is empty of any conceptual fabrication that could attempt to describe what it is". - Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso . From a few weeks back… Looking across the wetlands towards the sea. The sun has risen but my campsite is still in the shade. It was an amazing experience to be the only one camping here at Whatipu Caves Campground. Being in nature has a way of making mind run itself out. It is just essence and grace to be in the flow. Loved my time in this beautiful place. More pics to come.. #whatipu #backcountry #waitakeres #latergram #solitude #outdoors #morning #philosophy and #coffeetime #nature #beauty #yoga #health #paradoxes #emptiness #one
• F E L I N E • F L O W• Come stretch and move like..a cat?! 😸 (4x speed video) . YOGA CLASSES Tonight: • 5.45pm Yin-Yang • 7.00pm Yang Flow Oratia Primary School, Oratia. Txt 0211343161 or just show up 🙏 . #yoga with #cats #catsofinstagram #felineflow #handbalance #strength #flexibility #mobile #breathe #move #fitness #health #groupfitness #yogaeverydamnday #theyogaconnectionnz
Ume Just finished making my first ever batch of the most incredible tasting Umeboshi (Japanese salt preserved plums, sour-salty flavour) and Ume Juice (sweet-tart) plum syrup. The bottled juice will be diluted / served with soda. The left over plums kept and eaten like Grown-Ups chewing gum…you can chew-suck on one for ages! Soo good. I will be working on my process however! Had to throw a heap away due to mold. Then kinda tuned into and somewhat befriended the mold which formed a thickish layer over the plums but could be peeled off, the plum skins intact? Since making Kombucha and dealing with SCOBY's my feelings towards bacteria and yeast have changed.. . Ume Benefits: In Japan a umeboshi a day is regarded as one of the best preventative medicines available. They alkilise the body, stimulate digestion, promote elimination of toxins and neutralise fatigue. Umeboshi is said to have been a secret for samurai warriors for quick recovery after intense battles. Its strong citric acid is found to neutralise lactic acid, a main cause of muscle pain after vigorous exercise. Other substances and hormones in this plum give other benefits for the body - so interesting to learn about. I will be having one a day after exercise and see how it goes. When I studied Ayurveda we learnt for a balanced diet that we should have all 6 tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent present at every meal. Traditional diets often provide for this and the benefits to digestion in the condiments and appertisers. It is a good idea to check in if you are getting all 6 tastes in your meals! #ume #umeboshi health #fitness #yoga #martialarts #food #medicine #healing #wellness #nutrition #japaneseplum #goodness #samurai #secret #ayurveda