I used to spend so much time practicing things I wasn’t ready for. The crazy thing is I was eventually able to do a lot of the things I was practicing (with too much force/ bad form). This reinforced the habit so of course, I kept pushing myself beyond the limit. Now I have the opposite problem in some ways. Ever since I broke my wrist I’ve held myself back from many of the things I used to practice. It’s probably been one of the best things that happened to me, to hold myself back, to practice smarter. So now I’m mainly just working on getting stronger, so that I can learn to rely on that strength. Come practice the foundations of handstands tonight at 6pm, followed by Deep Stretch at 7:15pm. Both at @bodhimovement ❤️
Classes this week: Thursday 6pm Handstand Conditioning Thursday 7:15pm Deep Stretch Friday 4:30pm Rocket Yoga Sunday 10am Flexibility Flow All classes are donation based. See you at @bodhimovement 💕 📸 @vilonaphoto in @aloyoga’s spring collection 😍
These days progress comes so slowly it’s almost impossible to notice it in my physical practice. It fluctuates, and some days certain things become easier, while other things become harder. But one thing I do notice is the way I talk to myself. And while some days I still have negative thoughts, most of the time when I’m practicing I hear myself say “you can do it!” I know there will always be people stronger and more flexible than me, which is why that can’t be the goal. Instead I’d rather choose to focus on believing in myself a little more each day, and becoming more selective of my thoughts and aware of my thought patterns. Train your mind and all else will follow. 💕 @aloyoga spring collection available this week! Sign up for their emails for early access.
One of the best ways to learn how to make a straight line in an inversion is to start with one knee bent. The more you can hug that thigh towards your body the more you will find your back straightening out! Once you’re solid here, then you can work to bring both legs up. 👌 Leave your yoga asana questions below! ⬇️ 📸 @vilonaphoto in @aloyoga Mat by @liforme (discount code FITQUEENIRENE)
Wishing this is how I felt right now but I just ran out of Midol 😩 What do you all do to deal with your period/ period pain? I’ve been using a menstrual cup for the past 3 years but just ordered some period-proof underwear as backup for when I practice. I usually take Midol for the first two days when my cramps are at their worst, and I’m about to try out a heating pad (thanks @samseesworld). I’d love to know what you do! ❤️ 📸 @vilonaphoto in @aloyoga
If you are a yoga teacher or a dedicated student looking to deepen your understanding of your practice, join me at one of these events: • 200hr Teacher Training (6/9-6/30) • 300hr Teacher Training (7/14-8/11) (Both trainings are in Boulder at @bodhimovement with @samseesworld ) • 50hr Asana Intensive (10/20-10/26) in Mexico @casaom Check my website for all the details! 📸 @brookemichellej in @aloyoga
I love making straight lines because they were SO hard for the first 3 years of my practice. And some days they are still hard 😆 how about you? 📸 @vilonaphoto Mat by @liforme • use code FITQUEENIRENE for 15% off through the end of December!