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I’ve been quiet on here for the last week or so, because I’ve been juicily deep in a Yin yoga teacher training. Consolidating the intuitive ideas from my personal practice into a format that can be shared safely and supportively with you guys. Unlike my first 200hr training which felt like an onslaught and overwhelm of information, this training has felt like a spacious re-knowing, a listening to the body’s deepest wisdom, a homecoming to the heart and its secrets and lessons. Looking forward to holding space for you all to go quietly deep, as you replenish and nourish the energy in the body. Yin Yoga with meditation begins this Saturday at the new More Yoga Tulse Hill studio. Very grateful to @sarahloyinyoga and @kanti_freeman_divine_harmony for all their care, attention and guidance, to all the beautiful souls I got to meet and work with these past few days, and to my amazing husband @arrival_sound who did a great job of picking up the pieces and looking after me when I came home every night still deep in the process and incapable of lifting a finger!
The cold plunge reflects the surrounding forest. Meditation has become excavation, and sitting twice per day becoming as important as eating food to sustaining my being. So much to learn, so much to digest. #beginnersmind #fool #innocence
Wishing you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Make it Meaningful!!! GRATITUDE is not a passive response to something we have been given, gratitude arises from paying attention, from being awake in the presence of everything that lives within and without out us... 🙏 Gratitude is the understanding that many millions of things must come together and live together ......a participating human being is a privilege; that we are miraculously, part of something, rather than nothing..... 🍁 Thankfulness finds its full measure in generosity of presence, both through participation and witness. We sit at the table as part of every other person’s world while making our own world without will or effort, this is what is extraordinary and gifted, this is the essence of gratefulness, seeing to the heart of privilege. Thanksgiving happens when our sense of presence meets all other presences. Being unappreciative might mean we are simply not paying attention. © 2015 David Whyte from ‘GRATITUDE’ #gratitude #makeitmeaningful #thanksgiving #community
"The antidote to all craving is gratitude"- #joshkorda #dharmapunx Happy and healthy Thanksgiving to my #socialmedia community. I am grateful for the kindness and the support. I use this platform as an extension of my teaching and hope to continue to inspire and educate. Rest and eat well and enjoy the long weekend! Love, Kristina💕 . . . . . #yogicpath #beginnersmind #namaste #yoga #yogini #yogalove #fitfam #doublepigeon #firelogpose #flexilexi #grateful #humble #instagood #forwardfold #igyoga #asana #ilovemylife #vinyasa #shanti #family #friends #stability #happiness #thanksgiving #positivevibes
Yo! After few weeks of hiatus, I finally picked up my brushes and started painting. Using all the pastel colours I collect from Holbein, Kusakabe and Alpha Artists, I did shapes pattern instead of floral. Back to beginner’s mind is always good to regain the learning attitude and mindset. Since I have stopped painting for a while, basic painting technique helps me to get my muscle memory back haha. Have a fabulous Friday, oh good luck for those who are going to hunt for Black Friday sales 😆. #beginnersmind #backtobasics
Oooooh LIFE loves me!!! I am so very grateful for all the LOVE that surrounds me each & every day. I may even venture to say life right now is better than it has EVER been & today was the BEST Thanksgiving I can remember since childhood!! We all have so much to be thankful for .. this little love bug is one of my countless blessings—she lights up the room & I adore her! I’m overflowing with such amazzzzing vibes right now—thank YOU for being part of my journey! 🍁🙏🏼✨ xx . . . . . . . . . #love #play #auntie #profoundlyfullandwhole #meditation #mystic #awaken #universe #breathe #lifeofayogini #shaman #intuitive #vast #wisdom #beginnersmind #nature #thanksgiving #oracle #softening #water #family #gratitude #whitelotusholistics #easternshorelife #spirit #wisdom #light #innate #transformation #lightanddark #illuminate
The most decent way i cud start with👅. Rest will b #hellya. #beginnersmind
Day 1️⃣1️⃣ of #thankfulforinversions is #scorpionlegs ✨🤸‍♀️🦂💫 . . . This is one of those postures l call an ‘IG yoga pose’. I’ve never taught it in a class and have never practiced it in any class I’ve been to (maybe I’m going to the wrong classes!) There are so many poses in this category...and I’m okay with that! . . Instagram yoga is fascinating... it can drive feelings that yoga helps us to overcome... feelings of inadequacy, comparison, goal-oriented and goal-driven living and focusing on the physical. But you will find this in yoga studios across the world, it’s just being expressed in a different form. . In yoga classes around the world yoga is a mirror: showing us our emotions so that we can address them. Why are we so interested in what the person on the yoga mat next to us is doing, how flexible they are, how strong they are? Why might we push ourselves to try the more advanced variation of a pose before we are ready? This is how our practice on the mat can reflect our life off the mat. . If we are willing to dig deep yoga will show us these emotions, help teach us to recognise and feel these emotions and help us to look deep within to find the root of our emotions. Then, with self-reflection and self-love, with kindness and compassion, work through these feelings. Yoga helps us to do all of this. It’s not easy and it’s a constant process of self-enquiry but it’s all yoga 🧘‍♀️💛 . . Plus it’s loads of fun being upside down most of the time! #gottoloveinstagram . Challenge hosts: @yogoskenz @amandastammy @coffeeandrainbows @hollybentley_yoga 💛 . . Challenge sponsors: @aloyoga @tinydevotions @liforme ⭐️ . . 🌸 Yoga leggings: @blossomyogawear 🌸 . . . #instagramyoga #instagramyogachallenge #yoga #igyogapose #igyoga #digdeep #yogaforwellness #yogaforemotionalbalance #yogaspirit #yogaforall #yogini #upsidedowngirl #upsidedownyogi #upsidedownlove #inversionlove #pincha #pinchamayurasana #yogateacher #stanmore #londonyoga #yogaeveryday #beginnersmind #alwaysastudent #selfenquiry #thanksgiving #happythanksgiving
"Old Ways Won't Open New Doors" Thank you Karl @karl.connolly 😎for the chance to try new things! Very excited about balancing your other arm in the new year!! #morelearning #moregrowing #moregoodpeoplearoundmeforthejourney #iamblessed #lotsstilltolearn #zenmind #beginnersmind #japaneseinspired #baku #daruma #peonies #carefulhowyouspellpeonies
Last time (for now ☝🏻) moving with this crew 💚✨🤸🏻‍♀️! I have never been happier about being a... umm let’s say... beginner at something! It keeps me coming back to the practice. You know I love a good challenge! In all seriousness, everything being so “new” (or forgotten) demands my full presence. My mind and my body, converging as one in the here and the now. That elusive connectedness I have found through movement - who knew?! I am searching for freedom - freedom to move, to play, to improvise. Freedom, however, will only come through discipline and structure. Paraphrasing the wise, the joy is in the journey... the journey from unconscious incompetence to conscious competence (right now I’m deep in conscious incompetence😛) First I practice, and eventually I’ll get to play! This cannot be rushed. The good thing is, I have my whole life. And if my grin is any indication, I’m in for the wildest ride! . . . . . #bringit #thursdaymusings #moveyourdna #vitaminm #movnatwomen #nurtureyournature #ancestralhealth #movor #movementculture #antifragile #beginnersmind #allsmiles #freetoplay #trainforlife #freedomthroughdiscipline #unfuckwithable
Come practice Gratitude Flow L1 with me pre Thanksgiving Feast Thurs 11/23/17 11:30am-12:30pm @yogaworks Westwood #yoga #gratitude #gratitudeflow #flow #beginneryoga #beginnersmind #thanksgiving #thanksgivingyoga #yogaworks #westwood #turtleflowyoga
I am thankful for a little loom. This week's project is clasped weft. #weaving #beginnersmind #grateful
"Hey, Griswald where are you gonna put a tree that big?" "Bend over and I'll show you"👊😂🤣 Praying every day that someday I can write something as funny as that✨🙏 . . . . . #sophomorichumor #beginnersmind #christmastree #christmasinnewyork #nationallampoonschristmasvacation #brookfieldplace #nyc #fidi #mall #funny #comedy #laughs