My father and I have pretty regular chats about our asana practices. Today’s conversation featured Virabhadrasana III—a sticky, deflating pose for many. I sent him this series of doodles and figure I might as well share it here too!
Supta Padangusthasana I and III are preparation—SPG I is essentially Vir III and SPG III frees/loosens binding in the lateral hip.
Prasarita Padottanasana/Uttanasana hybrid with chair—top rail draws into hip crease (where you naturally fold forward). Chair facilitates lift of frontal groins—lengthen side body and drawbridge navel center forward.
Vir III with chair—similar setup and actions (standing foot ends up between chair legs). Aerial foot can press into wall for extra stability—feel how compact your hips become.
Vir III with back foot pressing into wall—hands on blocks to support length/lift of core. Can you maintain the lift of your standing leg quad/frontal groins? Is the inseam of your aerial leg lifting?
Vir I—use strap to wrap outer hip of front leg down/away from side waist. Extend forward to lengthen sidebody and lift navel center—outer heel (back leg) keeps pressing down! (Choose a high lunge if Vir I isn’t your sacrum’s cup of tea.)
Vir III—maintain length of sidebody and engagement of core (not using lower back) as extend into. How has your relationship with the pose changed?
Why is it worth bothering with Vir I at all when a high lunge offers a clearer action for the back leg? Vir I is an intense pose, especially for your back leg—lifting the inner back thigh and revolving it backward takes many breaths (if not repetitions). As the front leg outer hip draws inward and the quad is fully engaged, this pose exemplifies the actions of Vir III—and in an open hearted manner that can be trying to cultivate once balancing.
Hope this helps! 🙏🏽
I WAS NOT GOING TO POST THIS IMAGE, BUT THEN I THOUGHT.. This is a drawing that my partner did few months ago, while we were attending a seminar, a situation where we were spent 3 days in the same room and yet not really connecting to each other’s due the circumstances.
She made this drawing, on the corner of her notebook, sitting next to me, to express our love, connection and everything that she was not able to express with touch or presence, which usually are our main love languages.
I thought, why should I post this? Is part of our intimacy, people don’t want to see or read about a this little drawing.
And yet, I see lots of couple that in their adulthood, they lose connection with this little things, a little gesture that comes from love and innocence, something that in the past, in previous relationships I would have felt ‘what a childish thing’ perhaps judged my parter.. And yet, before I was not open to intimacy, too hurt from past experiences, as I’ve grown in a family where intimacy and connection was completely absent.
Before I was not able to appreciate an open heart.
It took me a very long journey to understand that I had blocks with intimacy, to TRUST myself and my deep desires in order to attract an available partner, open to commitments and to grow together
This days this little things are present in my relationship on weekly base, romanticism is a language that keeps opening our hearts, a childlike gesture that equals to innocence, open heart, open to life and love 💕
The world needs more of this! ...TO LOVE
The Bible says that God rejected someone trying to enter heaven because they did not know him. It is a metaphor that tells people you have to know God, not just believe in a religion, to get into heaven. Almost no one could know until now.
No one can really believe in something that does not make sense or that is not supported by the evidence. If you believe, you have to believe in what the Bible says to go to heaven. You are not going to go to heaven until you learn what it is really saying, and now you can know.
It’s natural for us to close or harden our hearts when we go through difficult, challenging or painful experiences. However keeping an open heart is what facilitates peace, joy and love. Closing your heart doesn’t just close you off from the pain but also from all the good things you want to feel. It’s been a rough week, but I’m choosing to keep an open heart. Will you join me? #openheart#mindsetmakeover#tiffanypeterson#thechoiceisyours#beintentional www.mymindsetmakeover.com
A gente sempre ouve “a flexibilidade do corpo se reflete na flexibilidade no dia a dia”. E eu complemento: A força que se trabalha nos músculos fortalece/empodera o psicológico pra lidar com situações adversas.
Aceitar novos pontos de vista é fundamental pra saúde física/mental/social.
An open heart, a fulfilled soul. It’s the journey, not the destination, but I’m so far from the person I allowed to be crushed for 16 years. I survived, barely but I’m getting closer to being a better person than I was before trauma took its toll.
Traditionally, invitations go out six to eight weeks before the wedding—that gives guests plenty of time to clear their schedules and make travel arrangements if they don't live in town. If it's a destination wedding, give guests more time and send them out three months ahead of time. Most couples also send out save-the-date cards. They go out at six to eight months. www.theknot.com #weddinginvites
1 61 hour ago
Our collective lungs are burning 🔥🔥🔥, in front of the whole World to see. 😥😥😥
This is much more than part of the BIGGEST forests burning down; it makes up for 20% of the WORLD'S OXYGEN SUPPLY!!!! Yet, nobody seems taken aback, apalled or compelled to do something... See how they got us "asleep" and "sedated"? THREE WEEKS AND VERY LITTLE NEWS COVERAGE!!! This is a DAMN SHAME, A CALAMITY....A WORLD CRISIS!!! I'm turning my energy inward and praying for The Amazon & Brazil. MORE HEART & AWARENESS ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽✨✨✨
It's outrageous how we've got the billions to spend on WARS, REBUILDING OF THE NOTRE DAME, ETC. 🗣🗣🗣 #prayersforamazonia#myheartiswiththeamazon#prayersforbrazil#openheart#savetheamazonia#savetheplanet#endenvironmentalwarfare#earthisourhome
0 51 hour ago
𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬.
⚡️ One of my favorite charities started because it’s founder decided to take a gap year after high school. She turned her babysitting money into a charity now known worldwide.
⚡️ Some of the world’s biggest tech companies started in garages. There was opportunity there, and they knew it.
⚡️ And a community center is being built in Ecuador because of some women who sell some shampoo. It’s not the shampoo that did all of it, but it’s what brought all these women together and allowed this dream to flourish.
What do all of these dreams have in common?
𝘕𝘰𝘯𝘦 of them are about the people who put them into action. It is all for something bigger than them - 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘶𝘴.
✨ I am so grateful that some shampoo brought these women into my circle.
✨ I am grateful that they dream big and are shining examples of how I can do the same.
✨ I am grateful to have a small part in this mission that is changing lives, mine included.
𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧
I started with gratitude and found a company that does the same. It has opened my eyes and my heart to a world of possibilities.
10 141 hour ago
Neptunian Woman 🎶
This is a song I wrote as a coming out and coming into myself as a bisexual/pansexual woman. I believe that love is love is love is LOVE! So let's allow and be open to receiving love in unexpected places, despite what society thinks. If it's reciprocal, who cares ?! Neptunian Woman
Held in one piece
Held in one piece
Let her in
Let her in
She's so tempting
Let her in
Let her in
Her ways threaten all of my
I can't resist temptation
So I'm going in full force
She's the one worth being
All I am and more
Oh and she glows
And she knows me
Her waters are so tempting
And her smile reassures
All of my body empties
To allow her in more
Oh and she glows
And she knows me
Andas ut. Planerar att även andas in men just nu är det bara fokus på utandningen och the ”let go-part.” Igår var en BAM- och fyrverkeridag och idag var det liiite kämpigare. En laddare som blev kvar i Kungälv (men många fina som ville lösa problemet 🙏🏻), en tvålflaska som flög i golvet och spred tvål över heeela golvet, saker som rörts ihop på jobbet men som styrdes upp, en kropp med för lite näring i sig för dagens alla klasser och en supertrött W som grät utanför salen med händerna på rutan under kvällens båda pass (bara lite stressande 🙈). Tack @anders_brauer för hjälpen första passet. Under pass två var W helt exemplarisk och tittade på Transformers i en underbar deltagares telefon, med en avstickare upp på scen ibland eller in i cirkeln när vi hade det. 😂 Slutligen landade jag framför en tv-serie som rev upp gamla saker jag trodde att jag lagt åt sidan helt. 💙
Men så är det ju, livet! Om varje dag vore den bästa skulle vi ju inte ens veta att den var just det till slut. Och jag skulle inte uppleva det rosa skimmer livet kommer med som just rosa eller ens skimmer om jag kunde ta det för givet varje dag.
Jag blev ju faktiskt såå stolt över W idag. Hur han så fint satt i sitt hörn av salen, utan att säga pip, när mamma körde pass. Hur han efteråt så klokt sa att han förstod att jag inte kunde lämna scenen under passet. ♥️ Dreamteam.♥️
...........................,,........................................:..............💙 Och om jag inte blev utsatt för uppslitande minnen skulle jag ju inte förstå hur bra livet är idag. Hur magiskt allt kan ändras om man bara fortsätter att vilja. Tack kämpiga dag för påminnelsen om att leva här och nu! Love it! 🙏🏻😍
Fast please, var ändå lite snällare i morgon. 🥰 #letgo#lifeisarollercoaster#happyheart#lifelessons#dreamteam#findyourinnerwarriorprincess#openheart#staygrounded#staystrong#staypositive#globalyoga#yogaheart#yogasoul#soulwork .
8 342 hours ago
Игривый бросив взгляд
И краем глаза улыбнувшись,
Удобным сделав свой наряд,
От суматохи отвернувшись,
Свои закинув каблучки,
Изящно плечико подставив,
Забыв совсем про «ярлычки»,
В «корзину» навсегда отправив,
Убрав всё лишнее вокруг,
Чем заросла за это время,
Шагнув за грань чего-то вдруг,
Смахнув с себя стальное бремя,
Увидеть мира широту!
Об этом даже не мечтала!
Но Бог проявит доброту!
Лиха беда начало!
I love knowing we are created by God and there is a part of him inside of each one of us. The more time we invest in healing ourselves and connecting to him, the brighter our lights shine.
I just love this thought that finding the light is not about adding more on to our life, it's actually about taking off. Taking off these limited beliefs that have held us back, taking off the burden of trying to carry someone else's negative energetic load.
How many of you guys have been carrying around someone else's stuff? You pray for the person, but then when you get up from prayer, you carry it with you. You've got to let it go, it's not yours to carry. It will only weigh you down, but by giving it to God, he can do miracles.
As we walk in this journey of healing, we will learn that the biggest part of this process is in the unlearning, embracing change, change is good. (Note, I didn't say easy). Accessing that light within us connects us to the divine, and it is such an empowering and joyful experience. It flows onto everyone we come in contact with.
May you each carve out time to take off these layers so that you can step into God's light within you. The world needs you, my friend! 🕯️♥️
In other words, people talk about God, pray to God and say they believe in God, when the truth is, they do not know God or what the Bible is really saying. They cannot say they believe in something unless they know what it is. The problem is, people are stubborn and hard-headed and do not want to admit they were wrong.
Religious leaders: This is especially true with religious leaders. They think, “how can I say what I was teaching was not true?” They think they will lose everything, but the opposite is true; they will get everything.
They do not ever have to admit they were wrong, because they were not wrong. They did what they had to do before the apocalypse (unveiling). They told all the truth that could be seen, so they did no wrong. Now that the truth can be seen, they keep teaching basically the same thing. They just start leaving some things out like the flood, miracles, the universe being made in six days and the other obvious BS. Just start telling the myths that contain the truth.
Religious leaders can stay in their positions if they can see the truth now.
Paul did it: If the current leaders of the church cannot see the truth, they have to be replaced by people that do. The leaders of the church have to do what Paul did. They have to go from the worst to the best. The example of Paul is no coincidence; it shows that people can turn their lives completely around, so when church leaders do it, they just use the Paul story to show that it is not unusual and actually necessary to make the change when the truth is revealed.
Finding beauty in every experience of my life is helping me in the times of adversity. Even in the darkest times there is a beautiful melody that's possible to hear if my ears, my eyes and my heart are all open. 🎶
Reflections and setting a clear intention about love, partnership/relationship (read further down), whilst enjoying a plate of the most common Israeli street food; Falafel (got myself 8 falafel balls 😀, hummus and chips ☺️
I asked the guy to fry my chips extra as that’s what I like (not the healthiest, but definitely my happiness ☺️). I decided not to eat at the place but got it as a take away). I’m still in my silence and haven’t had a proper conversation yet (nearly 10 days without a conversation, it’s actually wild to think about). So while chewing on this yummy food, I have my “Look within” notebook next to me. And today during my whole day of silence, what came up was love ❤️. Silence does indeed speak louder than words, and a very clear intention of what I want in a partner and in a love relationship came floating to my mind.
I wrote down exactly what I want. If you wonder what it is, I can say that it has nothing to do with how the man needs to look like. It’s not important. Its not a yogi either 😆. Well, I am open to meet any man, as long as it’s not a “fanatic”. What I mean by that is:
Someone who isn’t extremely attached to his yoga practice or religious practice or food practice, as I don’t wish to share my life with someone who lives in illogical control (extreme food control. Extreme practice. Extreme habits, etc). I had a good think about my own upbringing, and I really appreciate the liberal upbringing I’ve had and the freedom I had and still have to live, breathe and be exactly who I want to be.
It was very clear to me today that I don’t want to be with someone who’s religious in a way where religious rules become more important than life itself. I used to think that it would be okay but it’s clear to me today that’s it’s not something which will support or inspire my life flow in any way. Someone who’s spiritual, yes, absolutely great. Traditions, sure, why not. But liberal mindset. I myself believe in God/the Universe/Something higher, although I cant point out what it is. But I don’t believe in religious rules because I think it suppresses people’s, it suppresses peoples life desires, sexual desires, (continues in comments
5 143 hours ago
A prática de Yoga nos ajuda a encontrar o equilíbrio verdadeiro: O EQUILÍBRIO INTERNO.
Então, se você é daquele grupo que tem vontade de praticar, mas acha que yoga não é para você, por conta de alguma limitação que você possa ter, DESENCANA e para de procrastinar!
O yoga é uma prática inclusiva, não exclue ninguém ♥️ basta respeitar seu limites.
Esse na foto é meu aluno Claudir, ele é deficiente visual, tem apenas 10% da visão. Quando me procurou, querendo praticar yoga, me perguntou se havia alguma restrição para a prática, e eu disse: - Não, não há. As posturas de equilíbrio serão as mais desafiadoras pra você, mas a prática te ajudará a encontrar o equilíbrio interno, portanto, a única restrição seria você não querer mergulhar dentro de si mesmo.
Afinal, na prática de yoga, todos nós aprenderemos a iluminar nossa própria escuridão ✨
Te admiro muito meu amigo/aluno querido ♥️ @claudir_cav #pratiqueyoga#saude#saudemental#vida#yoga#flow#liquidasana#premanandayogaschool#yogaeverydamday#alineyogini#yogaporamor#yogasantaisabel#yogasp#yogabrasil#openmind#openwill#openheart#letflow#namaste
A prática de yoga nos ajuda a encontrar o equilíbrio verdadeiro: O EQUILÍBRIO INTERNO.
Então, se você faz parte do grupo que tem vontade de praticar, mas acha que yoga não é pra você, por conta de alguma limitação que você possa ter, DESENCANA, pare de procrastinar. O yoga é uma prática inclusiva, não exclue ninguém ♥️ para praticar, basta respeitar seus limites.
Esse na foto é o meu aluno Claudir, ele é deficiente visual e tem apenas 10% da visão. Quando me procurou querendo praticar yoga, me perguntou se havia alguma restrição e eu disse: - Não, não há. As posturas de equilíbrio serão as mais desafiadoras pra você, porém a prática te ajudará a encontrar seu equilíbrio interno, então, a única restrição seria você não querer mergulhar dentro de si mesmo.
Afinal, na prática de yoga, todos nós aprenderemos a iluminar nossa própria escuridão ✨🕊♥️
Te admiro muito meu amigo/aluno @claudir_cav ♥️ #pratiqueyoga#saude#saudemental#vida#yoga#vinyasa#liquidasana#premanandayogaschool#yogaeverydamday#alineyogini#yogaporamor#yogasantaisabel#yogasp#yogabrasil#openmind#openwill#openheart#letflow#namaste
I consider the sound of the sea to be part of my body. Derek Walcott #leaeilmare
3 314 hours ago
• Dupa un anumit timp, omul Invata sa perceapa diferenta subtila intre a sustine o mana Si a inlantui un suflet,
ca saruturile nu sunt contracte si cadourile nu sunt promisiuni, Si asa omul incepe sa-si accepte caderile cu capul sus si cu ochii larg deschisi, Si invata sa-si construiasca toate drumurile bazate in astazi si acum, pentru ca terenul lui maine este prea nesigur pentru a face planuri 🙏 • #littlestoriesofmylife
14 7474 hours ago
I spent this past weekend in Vegas for Hypno Thoughts Live 2019 and it was 🔥! So inspiring being surrounded by healers working on incredible levels & truly following their dreams. I learned many things, not only about hypnosis, but also where I want my practice to go. Feeling truly blessed to have found a career with more passion than I had for massage (and I loved massage!). This journey keeps evolving & it has already been such a beautiful ride so far 🙏 💕
1 484 hours ago
Serious as a heart attack, blockages in chakra four, know more. Heart dis-ease ain't cool, we need to get to the root and love one an-other UP. Do what you love, with those that love, support and keep you flowing from that heart space. Chakra💚4 is the connector of our upper and lower chakras🌈, where the physical and spiritual come together. Diet gets the blame, we move it with a violet flame. Lifestyle is based on the choices we make, our hearts know the roads we must take. Feel the energy flow, clearing the way for you to know, you are light, you are bright, let's take flight🚀. Reiki⚡ON, Thursday! 😎💚✌
Heart chakra healing OPT-ions may INclude but not be limited to:
REIKI, aromatherapy with essential oils (eucalyptus, bergamot), connecting with nature and fresh air (pinene in pine trees), crystals like emerald or jade, energy healing, meditation, green whole foods, CBD, music that gets you jammin, wear green or pink, affirmations of how amazing you are! Interested in learning more or having a session to clear the funk and return the spunk? Let's connect⚡
Loving others and loving yourself as you are ❤️ Much appreciation for @homedepot and volunteers for creating this beautiful outdoor space @clearpath4vets. It is a lovely space to watch the clouds roll in over the valley and practice yoga🙏 .
Keep your heart open. You never know who you going to meet and what they'll mean to you. Keep travelling to unknown places and listen and learn as you go 🌺
11 534 hours ago
I want to unfold.
Let no place in me hold itself closed.
For where I am closed, I am false. #openheart
1 164 hours ago
I intended on sharing this video in
real time with you all, but I still
ended up having to speed it up a bit
because #22weekspregnant and I’m
moving even slower these days! 🐌
It’s so odd how even though I feel
like I do everything in slow motion,
life seems like it’s in fast-foreword
and the baby will be here before I
know it! #InshAllah So I’m making
sure to do all the inversions and
back bending while it still feels good. 🥰
What are you working on in your
Ps. The stitching in these new @aloyoga leggings
make me feel like nightmare before
Christmas in the best way possible 😍💘🙌🏼 #TimBurton4Ever