I do yoga. But what does that even mean? Sometimes I sweat and move and push myself past boundaries. Sometimes I sit and breathe. Sometimes I move without thought and gently stretch. Sometimes I do a structured sequenced practice. Sometimes I sit in meditation. Sometimes I practice mindfulness. Sometimes I sit in a hot bath and let my thoughts float away or cry through the pain. Sometimes I lay still in a silent room. Yoga is fluid. Yoga is what you make it. Yoga can be shared or it can be private. Yoga can be movement. Yoga can be stillness. Don’t allow anyone to dictate or change your yoga. Do yoga. Do YOUR yoga. Do yoga so you can live life with a little more simplicity. No matter what that looks like.
Lately I've been obsessed with heart openers. They're super challenging for me and it takes all of my focus/energy to maintain slow steady breath while I hold them. I used to avoid them entirely but with practice I've become more comfortable with feeling my heart exposed and vulnerable. There's also a rush of energy that accompanies these postures unlike any other...and I'm hooked. I'm always amazed at how the asanas teach me to be ok with me, exactly how I am. It just takes practice. 💙 #openyourheart#itsoktobevulnerable
Good morning, friends!! 🌞 Happy Monday. I was MIA over the weekend because I went camping on the beach of the Oregon Coast - had a dead phone the whole time and it was pretty amazing! I forget sometimes how good it can feel to unplug for a bit 😌 It reminded me of a period of time a couple years ago - my phone broke on a long trip Dane and I took out West, and I just decided to be phone-less for almost a full year. It was inconvenient at times, but I remember feeling so present. I absolutely love my #igyogafam, but stepping away from technology for a bit feels so healthy💚 . . So, I’ll be playing catch-up for #junebloomyogis for a bit! 🤗 Day six pose is #flyingwarrior - SOMEDAY I will get this one! Working on really getting my pelvis down in #extendedsideangle will help me to get there eventually. Practice, practice, practice 💕 . . Thank you so much, hosts and sponsor!!🙏🏻💙 much love