Dylan Werner@dylanwerneryoga

Dec 15th-17th Absolute You, Bangkok 🇹🇭

https://www.dylanwerneryoga.com/teacher-training-priority-access

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A life of unlimited joy is only limited by the preferences placed upon it.
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@Wearing @aloyoga


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The more connected I am to the earth, the more disconnected I feel from the world.

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Flexibility is a subjective concept just like strength is subjective or any other judgment or idea of yourself and others. These terms only exist when we compare it to something that opposes it like tight or weak. A hot day in Iceland is very different than a hot day in Dubai. Both can be called hot, yet the temperatures of each would be drastically different.
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We set the spectrum of what defines these terms in a place that leaves us on the opposite end so we often feel like we're not there. When we do reach that fictional point we shift the paradigm again.
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One of the best things I did for my practice was not becoming stronger and more flexible but recognizing that I am strong and flexible. You can feel like your not enough or feel contentment in your body and practice. How you practice won't necessarily change but how you feel about it definitely will.
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Pants by @aloyoga

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I am somewhat of a perfectionist. My friends would probably remove the “somewhat.” It’s something that I work at letting go of, but always in the back of my mind, I think, “I can do it better. Do it again. Nope, still can be better.”
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This is with everything, not just my Instagram photos or videos or my practice, though I take most photos ten times before I find one I like. It’s either me I don’t like, or it’s the angle or location. Even if everything was perfect the first shot, I will still do it ten more times just to make sure it was my best.
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Everyone judges, I have a half a million people here judging me every time I post, (You might say you don’t judge, but as you scroll through, you think “like or keep swiping.") and out of all of you following me here, I judge me the hardest. I say this because I know many of you feel the same about yourself.
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I wasn’t going to post this video, mostly because I think I can do it better, and I know I can, but does that really matter? I hope not. We find the best in each other; I think it's best to see it in ourselves, and not the best we are capable of, the best we already are.
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Boardshorts by @aloyoga

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I have been moving deeper into the contemplation of what truth is and how all life plays into the "truth." In Sanscrit, the word "sat (सत्)" is defined as "The true essence and that which is unchangeable." Or another way to put this, truth is eternal.
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I have written about this a few times, each time moving towards a more profound and higher understanding of eternal truth. To understand eternity is to understand something as everlasting, some would say that this is the quality of the soul. What we can easily prove scientifically is that everything in our known universe is continuously changing, so with yoga's definition, if something changes it is not true. How can something that changes also be eternal?
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The answer is quite apparent. Eternity is not on a never-ending timeline but in this singular moment with all life, change, creation, and death, unfolding forever in it. We exist as the part of this eternal moment as our lives unfold in the present. Everything in this moment will move in and out of existence, the point in which it does will still be in this eternal moment.
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This moment is a window into the forever changing experience. What is in the window will continuously change, but itself remains the unchangeable point in which everything exists. To find the truth we merely start looking through the window.

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To say there is only one implies that there are two because how can one exist without two. As soon as we draw a line in the sand, we create two sides. This is where the idea of non-duality comes from; not that there is only one, but there is not two, no divisions, no separations, just connection. The connection to self, nature, the universe and everything in it. When we stop viewing things as separate, we will be whole. We created the lines, once we erase these, peace will ensue.

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Opportunity is there for those willing to see it. Some opportunities I've had in front of me for so long, but it wasn't framed in a way for me to recognize what it was. Sometimes life will give you amazing doors that look like walls; you just have to look closely to see the cracks and know where to push.

Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Bangli
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“In the event of an emergency, put your oxygen mask on first before helping others.” You're given these instructions on every flight because in an emergency the experience of being in a depressurized airplane cabin as you are hurled to the earth from 32,000 feet with hypoxia making you weak and disoriented you only have seconds to put on your oxygen mask before oxygen-saturation levels drop to a perilous point. By helping others first, or ignoring the mask altogether, a person will begin to lose his or her ability to recognize faces and shapes, and eventually pass out.
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We understand we must take care of ourselves first when we are talking airplane emergencies, but then when everyday life comes around, we are taking care of everyone and everything around us while we are moving to a perilous point. To help others, you must first help yourself. To serve others, you must first take care of yourself. To love others, you must first love yourself.


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We are at the finish line but thinking we are standing at the starting point.
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It's taken me a long time to realize that I'm not at the start. It's not because of my accomplishments, achievements, or practice that has brought me to the finish; it's the reality in truth that we are standing at the finish. We can look forward to a false reality or fantasy and think of all the things that we have left to do before we arrive at a fictional destination but because life is here and now, we will never live in this future. But our starting point is real, and it is from this point that we journeyed to this moment. The moment that continuously unfolds into infinity and the same place where we stand, always at the pinnacle of our journey.

Bali, Indonesia
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There are 2 types of people. One who sees a magic trick and wants to believe that it is real and the other who wants to know how they did it.

Bali, Indonesia
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The simple truth, truth is simple.


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Slow down. Center in. My new Slow Is The New Strong series on @codyapp focuses on becoming more connected in body, mind, and spirit through five slow and beautifully intentioned flows. All classes conclude with a soothing savasana featuring live RAV Vast music!
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Learn more about each Vinyasa-style class and try the FREE preview at codyapp.com/thenewstrong (link in my bio)


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