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One of my first yoga goals, besides being able to touch my toes 😅, was to be able to do a full chatarunga sequence without dropping to the ground.
It took a very long time for me to be able to do it, and I still have my weaker days, but I love that feeling of power with being able to do something my body once couldn't.
What a gift this body is 🙏🏻
I'm always learning new things from wonderful yogis on IG.
One of my favorite yogis to find different variations is @bohemian_heart
This was a new one she showed that I knew I had to try ☺️
We had the opportunity to see this beautiful sunset after last night's class at Queen's Beach Park🌅☮️
If you didn't make it last night, join us @poweryogahawaii (1810 University Ave.) for a Donation Class Fridays at 3:30 🌈📿❣️
For more info, check out our fb page (link in bio)🌞✨
I apologize for my absence over the last week.
I came down with a nasty cold that I'm just getting over, and I spent a lot of time sleeping and trying to feel better 😅
But I think it's okay to take care of my body in ways beyond yoga, even if that does mean taking a break every once in a while.
What a wonderful rainy day 🌧
I get to have supper tonight with a friend I haven't seen in half a year, and brand new @victoriasport clothing came in.
What more could a yogini ask for? 🤗
Can we have a general talk about kindness?
We all make mistakes.
We all have mess ups.
We are all human.
Before reacting negatively toward one another, take a moment and breathe.
Gauge what you're going to say, and why you are going to say it.
Before doing something that could be harmful to another, decide if that is worth it.
Let's all remember that we each have feelings and just because you disagree doesn't mean you get to be rude or cruel to another.
Spread the love 🙏🏻
I have stopped believing the hardest part of yoga is challenging poses.
The hardest part of yoga is not expecting yourself and your body to be somewhere different.
How I would love for my leg to be completely straight.
But that is not where my body is supposed to be right now.
Our modern culture constantly pushes us to achieve higher and higher.
And that growth is not a bad thing.
But there is a difference between pushing yourself into a place you are not meant to be, and growing into that place when you are ready for it.
Learn to love yourself where you are at this very moment.
I went to my very first wedding ever today.
I did not personally know the couple, but it was such a joy to sing for them and serve them on their special day.
There is so much love in this world, and it is beautiful 😊❤️
It's better to try and fall than not try at all 🤗
My beauties try something new today- whether it be a new activity, a new TV show, a new workout, or even a new route home from work. Get upside, flip your perspective, and you may be surprised what you discover about yourself and your world 🌻
Hi y'all! Now that I've got this thing going, I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and tell you a little about my journey. My name is Lauren and I'm a senior at Vanderbilt University, where I study English and Theatre. I have 3 cats whom I love dearly. I don't know if I could tell you when I took my first yoga class, but I can tell you that the day I committed seriously to yoga was January 5, 2017. Since then, I have cultivated a daily home practice and I go to class 2-3 times per week. When I first started my daily yoga journey, I used an app called @asanarebel, which has free daily yoga workout videos. As I became more comfortable, I was able to figure how what asanas my body needed most and tailor my practice to my needs. In just six months, I have seen incredible changes in my physical body and my mental health. I can't wait to share more of this adventure with you 💕
I've noticed lately that the more I look at my blessings, and the less I look at the negatives in my life the happier I am.
All of us know that life isn't perfect, but if you actively try to find your own joy the easier it can be to find peace in yourself.
Seek your own inner peace today 🙏🏻
Getting so close 😭
I finally realized how important it is to stabilize my core.
I can watch it collapse and make it hard to hold my handstand .
But, one step closer!!
Back to work and normal life today 🤗
But I made a huge break through in my handstand progress this morning.
Hopefully I'll be able to catch a picture in the next couple of days 🙂
And let us never forget
Why we have this practice.
These poses are not
They are simply
And increasing love for others.
I've realized how important it is for me to prioritize.
My boyfriend is leaving in 4 days for basic training and I've been spending all my free time with him.
This, of course, means my practice has taken a hit and I haven't been on my mat or bike in over a week.
But I've realized how important it is to cherish those moments with the people you love.
I'm so grateful for these small moments with him, and all the ones that are to come ❤️
I used to be ashamed that I was a self taught yogi. I'm twenty years old working a job that doesn't pay much while paying for a college education and books. I'd love to attend yoga classes every day and buy the beautiful @aloyoga clothing but it just isn't in my budget. And I use to be so ashamed of that. I've come to realize that yoga is so much more than clothes and accessories and expensive classes. I'm a self taught yogi and I'm now proud of myself. I see where I started a few months ago and where I am now from my own dedication. I'm so proud of myself for doing things the hard way. Researching breathing and correct posture in poses. Watching videos and reading books. I'm so proud of myself that I've found something I love that I can stick with. Yoga has encouraged me to live a healthier more natural life as well. I enjoy eating better and I exercise more so that I can continue to progress in yoga. I can't wait for the day I finally land a handstand! Yoga has brought me peace and health and strength and I've only been practicing on my own for a few months. I can only imagine what a lifetime of yoga will bring me🙏🏼✨💜 #headstand
I firmly believe we all write our own story. We chose when to end and begin new chapters. Our choices are not easy, some more difficult than other. But I truly believe we shape our own lives. We get thrown curve balls of course, but how we handle those just goes to show our true character and who we really are.
Day 6🌺 #alowarriorchallenge @aloyoga #reversewarrior
Sorry about the scribbles and the bad quality 🙈
This was taken by my brother and for his privacy I'm blocking out his name.
But I tried rock climbing for the first time today!
It was definitely hard, and I have calluses starting to form on my hands but it was so much fun!
I'm nowhere near being good, but it's all in the process 😊
I would love tips from anyone with some advice!
It's not about being perfect (swipe for proof) it's about showing up everyday & striving to be better ✨
Enrollment is officially open for my 🌸3 week virtual yoga retreat🌸 and I want you to join me >> LINK IN BIO!
Believe me-- I know how HARD it is to invest in your health. In fact I would make every excuse not to.
I would say "I don't have money to buy those shakes" then go spend $30 on beer and appetizers.
I would say "I don't have time to workout" then would sit in front of the tv watching Netflix for 4 hours straight.
I would say "I'm fine" but would feel self-conscious, insecure, & unhappy.
YOU DESERVE TO FEEL YOUR BEST & NOTHING LESS! ⚡️
I know that it's easier to say you "can't" afford something than it is to admit that you are choosing to spend your money in other places...but I promise you this: when you chose to invest in your health, your entire life will change for the better.
It's easier to say "now is not the time" because you don't "feel" like starting.
YOU WILL NEVER FEEL LIKE STARTING! You just have to start. And once you choose to start, I will cheer you on the ENTIRE way & ENSURE that you accomplish your goals.
I am the QUEEN of being broke, believe me. I know what it's like to cross your fingers at the grocery check out & pray your card goes through....or cash in your change to have gas for the week.
I am broke as a joke, but I have found a way to pay for these shakes every month for the past year because my body NEEDS them. YOUR body needs them.
Decide T O D A Y that you're ready for change. 🙌🏼
Decide that YOU DESERVE TO invest in your health, happiness, and future.
I love you, and I believe in you 💕 head over to my bio so we can chat, xo
I have probably jumped a thousand times into attempted handstands 🙄
And as discouraging as that might feel sometimes, every once in a while I have a break through.
I'll hold it for a few seconds, finally feel that "lift" through my shoulders, have a better understanding of shifting the weight into my fingers, etc.
So, it may take me a thousand more jumps before I actually become good at handstand.
But man, I'm really gonna have a good knowledge of it 😊
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 🙌🏼💞✨🌸
Yoga has changed my life in so many amazing ways.
It has eased my anxiety, strengthened my body, & grown my mind.
I am able to be more present in my conversations and I don't have constant worries in my head
There are SO MANY reasons why you should incorporate a daily practice into your life-- which is why I'm going to be hosting an online 3 week yoga retreat !!!
You will be provided ⚡️daily yoga videos for you to follow from home/optional workout videos
⚡️flexible meal plans--perfect for picky eaters
⚡️30 days worth of breakfast in the form of a superfood shake
⚡️daily motivation + advice on how to practice self love & meditate
⚡️portion control containers to measure food & skip counting calories/macros
⚡️all the tools you need to succeed
A lot of people think I teach yoga but that answer is no. I simply follow videos & help others get started following videos as well.
This online retreat is how I have learned everything I know about yoga, no classes or trainings.
Did I mention if you finish the 30 days & don't feel stronger, happier, or healthier you can get every penny back that you spent?
I believe this can change your life as much as it has changed mine
And I believe that you will realize you're worthy of greatness.
You're worthy of a life full of peace.
And you deserve to live in a body + mind that you love. 💞
In honor of International Yoga Day, I invite you all to try out yoga sometime in the next week, whether it be your first or hundredth time.
If you've never done yoga before, look into classes at local studios or online.
If you're saying, "I can't even touch me toes!" Neither could I when I first started. Now I'm touching those toes not only with my hands but with my head 🙄
Yoga isn't something you do once you are flexible, instead it is meant to help gain and retain that flexibility.
If you don't want to go to your first class alone, bring a friend! We need more yogis out there!
Don't be afraid to give yoga a try. Your body will thank you 😉
I had a conversation with some ladies last night about the dangers of comparison.
In yoga, comparison can be physically damaging.
By trying to look like another, you can end up forcing your body into a pose it is not yet ready for.
Likewise, when you compare yourself to others it is bad for your spirit and emotionally is damaging.
I always try to remind myself in all aspects of my life that I am where I am supposed to be, and not meant to be where another is.
All journeys are different, and yours is just as unique and important as anyone's.
I love flowing between cat and cow pose.
Through my training at @yogafitinc I got the best advice on this flow.
My teacher told us to think every time we go into these poses of someone walking their fingers up your spine, starting at your tailbone.
You slowly move each section in that order, with your head moving last.
Even though this video is sped up, I was actually doing exactly that very slowly.
Love for all the basic poses that feel so good 💕
My favorite part about doing yoga outdoors is this view.
I love laying on my back.
All around me the birds are chirping, and the wind gently shaking the leaves above me.
Best way to find some inner peace ✨🙏🏻
So much love for flamingo pose 😘
And I like how it makes my stomach look all weird 🙃
I could worry about having the perfect stomach, or I could admire the cool way my body works 🤓
I know what it feels like.
Those aches of not being enough,
Of nothing being in control.
Every move you make is like walking on eggshells
And it's all going to fall through.
Life is too much at times.
Know I am here.
Know I have felt the same.
Know that I will listen.
This human experience is so much bigger than me or you.
It's amazing how much can change in 6 months.
Around this time in January I started this yoga account.
Even in 6 months I have changed so much.
I feel much happier in my daily life. I feel a sense of balance, and I am watching myself grow into this body I was always so unsure of.
As the singer Sara Evans says,
"Even on my weakest days,
I get a little bit stronger."