Kino MacGregor@kinoyoga

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“We must learn to love and be loved unconditionally. Most of us have been raised as prostitutes. I will love you “if”. And this word “if” has ruined and destroyed more lives than anything else on this planet. It prostitute us, it makes us feel that we can buy them for good behavior a good grades. We will never develop a sense of self-love and self-reward. If you were not able to accommodate the grownups, we were punished, rather than being taught by consistent loving discipline. As our teachers talk, if you have been raised with unconditional love and discipline you will never be afraid of the wind storms of life. You would have no fear, no guilt, and no anxieties, the only enemies of men. Should you shield the canyon from the windstorm you would never see the beauty of their carvings.”
~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
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I don’t normally post quotes but I’ve been reading all of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ books on grief and grieving. To anyone suffering a loss her words and research shed a much needed light on a process so often neglected. While death and dying aren’t popular topics, they will eventually affect us all, if they haven’t already. After years of working with people at the crucial moments before their passing her message is about one thing—love, real deep unconditional love.
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Day 14 #upsidedowniscomingtotown is Hollowback Pinchamayurasana with @upsidedownmama @omstarsofficial @umstuff is Pinchamayurasana Photo by @ifilmyoga
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime 🙏

Miami Beach, Florida
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Privilege is not an easy thing to understand or talk about. If you’re someone who lives in the magical bubble where things just seem to happen you wonder why they don’t just happen for others. For those who have benefited from immense privilege there is a humility that comes from admitting that you didn’t just do it all on your own, that you had help and that even though you worked really hard, it doesn’t mean that someone else didn’t work equally hard or harder for much less. There is a conscious choice about whether or not you bother to take the time to understand the hidden and often systemic dynamics at play behind larger socio-economic patterns in society. And that’s just awareness. It requires so much more to actually effect substantive change. When power gets entrenched it is often self-perpetuating and increasingly more concentrated among the powerful. Those that have shall have and keep on having.
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I’m not an economist, but the question of privilege is a systemic one that is perhaps the issue of our generation.
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But what about privilege in the yoga world? You may be born with strength and flexibility, be photogenic, fit the mold of size, shape and color and have a financial safety-net. You, like me, are privileged.
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In the yoga world physical talent is almost a type of currency. So many people judge your qualifications as a yogi by what shapes you make with your body. It’s an unfair standard that I myself have benefited from. You may only be following me because of my physical form. Yet I know that yoga is a personal practice that requires years of introspective study. Some of the most learned yogis I’ve met are not necessarily the ones who photograph well. They may not get photographed or even have social media accounts at all. Inner peace is the real benefit from yoga. But inner peace doesn’t photograph as well as a handstand (I do realize the irony of this in the caption of a handstand pic). And in our algorithmic world, inner peace doesn’t generate likes or engagement, controversy and rants do. We must be strong enough to create a more compassionate world.
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Day 13 #upsidedowniscomingtotown @upsidedownmama @omstarsofficial @umstuff

Miami Beach, Florida
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Life can be a fairytale if you let it. There are magical creatures waiting for you around every corner, but you have to look for them.
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Black swans! I’ve never seen one before and here they are in Orlando. And they posed for me to take their picture. Like a dream. to share!! This seemed more interesting than another handstand (I’ll post some of those in stories soon).
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#blackswan #fairytale

Orlando, Florida
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It’s been a tough year, big ups and big downs, intense highs and intense lows, immeasurable losses and brilliant new beginnings, lots of battles, trials and tests, some of them not over yet. No matter where the cards land, no matter what eventually happens, I know I’ll walk away just that little bit stronger and with more love to share.
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When I speak it’s with truth and integrity. When I practice it’s with transparency and humility. When I live it’s with all my heart and all my soul. I hold nothing back, I am exactly who I am.
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Soul and spirit are the essence of life. Soul and spirit are what makes yoga a lifelong practice. Beyond all the pretty poses and perfect shapes, beyond all the materiality, the truth of the spirit always remains pure and untouched. Love, real unconditional love, is the most powerful force in the universe, the heart of God, beating as the pulse of the universe, and the amazing gift that through this practice you can tap in to it and feel it and immerse yourself in that endless sea of eternality. The ultimate elixir, the highest high, unparalleled, and it makes everything else melt away.
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Whenever I feel like I can’t go on, I am always gifted just enough light to take the next step. Whenever I feel like the shell is cracked, I remember it’s the cracks that let the light in. Whenever I think no one cares, no one is listening and it doesn’t matter what I say or do, I get a message from someone who says that what I do does matter, that it’s worth fighting for. When I feel like I want to quit and I’ve stumbled and fallen over my own mistakes, I am lifted and carried by Grace.
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Today just for today, just for right now, I am filled with wonder and awe at the beauty of it all, the tender miraculous ephemeral fragile beauty of it all. And for today that is enough.
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Day 12 #upsidedowniscomingtotown with @upsidedownmama @omstarsofficial @umstuff is Pinchamayurasana Photo by @ifilmyoga
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime 🙏

Miami Beach, Florida
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We have so many new videos and courses launching on @omstarsofficial that I can’t even begin to express how excited I am about it!!!
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Practice and Learn with @eddiestern includes a Full Primary Series Practice and Eddie’s amazing lectures on philosophy. Eddie is an Ashtanga legend and I am so honored to have his presence and teaching on my yoga channel. Watch this trailer for a preview of his course.
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A new episode of my talk show Seek Up just launched. It’s all about healing from negative body image and abuse through yoga with @jessicasayreyoga
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We have a one month challenge launching in January with a new video posting every day!
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The live from Antigua will be available to watch soon. Next live announced soon!
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If you’re not a member yet, join our family of yogis today on www.omstars.com
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Miami Life Center
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There’s a moment every time I practice when my mind settles. It’s like that storm of thoughts quiets at some point while I am focusing on my breath, my posture and my focal point. I’m not always cognizant of the exact time it happens, but I always notice after. It’s like the thoughts have wound themselves up so tightly and they’re all tied up. By practicing I stop the momentum from continuing to accumulate any more. Just that small pause is enough to experience the deep peace that is actually always there. The sanctuary of the heart remains forever untouched and pure. No life circumstance can disturb it. The practice works because you drop your mind into the eternal truth of the spirit. Stay true. Stay pure. Practice every day.
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Day 11 #upsidedowniscomingtotown with @upsidedownmama @omstarsofficial is Tripod Headstand. Leggings by Holly’s brand @umstuff Top is my new Magnolia print by @liquidoactive Photo @ifilmyoga 💗
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime

Miami Beach, Florida
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Did you practice today? Comment with 😊 if you did.
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Every day on the mat is a good one. The perfect body for the practice is the on you have. It’s not about the shapes you make or the clothes you wear, it’s about the inner experience. Yoga happens when you pour all your heart and all your soul into your practice. Leave nothing behind. Be reverent and humble, devoted and disciplined. Let yoga lead you to the truth of the Infinite. Let it open your eyes so can finally see and let the truth be seared into your soul so you can never forget. Something happens when that spark of spirit turns on. It’s like you can’t turn it off. You know you’ll never quit, never give up. You know you’ll find the strength to climb whatever mountains are put in front of you and face whatever difficulties arise. You can do all things through the strength of the that one true light.
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Day 10 #upsidedowniscomingtotown is Bakasana, Crane Pose with @upsidedownmama @omstarsofficial @umstuff Photo by @ifilmyoga
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime 🙏

Miami Beach, Florida
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Practice not performance. No matter how beautiful a pose may seem in a photo it’s daily practice that makes it possible. I may be a yoga teacher, but more than anything I am student, a practitioner. I get on my mat every day, I give myself wholeheartedly to this practice.
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There are those who say that yoga can be anything and that it has no root. Yoga is a tradition and it has roots deep within the human spirit. Only by laying yourself humbly at the altar of the practice will discover its magic and unlock healing and transformation. No one can ever take that away from you. It all has to mean something. Some day I believe this practice will really change the world. One day when our eyes open, one day when we are finally strong enough, one day when we reach a critical mass, one day when we decide to stand our ground, it will all change. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime
Photo by @yoandyvidal 🙏

Curtain Bluff
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Every single yoga pose is just an opportunity for you to breathe and experience the true light. You may be in a forward bend, a handstand, a twist or a backbend, but poses are just empty stretched if your mind is not meditating on the infinite. Pretty pictures and perfect bodies are hollow without the illuminating spark of the spirit. To truly practice yoga you have be willing to dive deeply within yourself and keep digging until you uncover the truth about who you really are. As long as you judge yourself by material standards, by what size or shape you are, by how many likes or followers you have, it by what poses you can and cannot do, you’ll always feel unworthy. But as soon as you root your sense of self-worth in the inherent value of yourself as a limitless vibrational being of love, you’ll know your worth. You’re priceless because no one can ever own you or buy you, even though many will try. If you sell your soul in search of the world’s approval, you’ll lose everything. The moment you wake up to your greatness the world will bow down to you, not because you’re a goddess, but because you’re a human being who is full of love and light, or you could say, enlightened.
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Day 9 is Flow’ting with @upsidedownmama on @omstarsofficial Leggings are from Holly’s brand @umstuff Photo by @ifilmyoga
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I love seeing all your challenge posts! So many people are sending me practice pics. It just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to see you practice on OmStars.com 🌟
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#omstars #omstarsyoga

Miami Beach, Florida
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Is it just me or do things seem to be going a little crazy lately? It’s like standards of decency, honesty and integrity are being thrown aside. In the midst of it all, do you laugh or cry or fight? I’m not sure.
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One thing I’ve learned: no matter how big the problem—don’t take yourself or the situation too seriously. Be prepared to get knocked off your center at any moment. Roll with the waves, swim through the current, don’t let the wild torrent of life you down. Resilience and humor are two of the most important qualities of success.
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Scroll through to see the reality of beach yoga. In one instant you’re floating in crystal waters, the next you’re caught in a wave, until finally you just go for a swim.
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Love the endless sun and island life of the Caribbean @curtain_bluff
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Tune in at 3 pm EST on Wednesday this weekend for a live yoga class straight from paradise on @omstarsofficial (For members only, so no strange comments).
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime 🙏

Curtain Bluff
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It’s all about training. Taking the time to build the right patterns and work technique lay the foundation for solid practice. Whenever you’re working technique remember it’s not about going deeper or further, it’s about finding the path to training the body and mind. It’s slow and humble, and sometimes takes longer than you might like, but it’s worth it.
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Day 8 #UpsideDownIsComingToTown with @upsidedownmama on @omstarsofficial is Hollowbody Hold. This is the last day of technique and drills. Tomorrow we start inverting. Are you ready?
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Did you see the new course that is launching this week on OmStars? I am beyond excited about it!!!
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreatbatatime


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I slept and dreamt of golden sunbeams and woke up to this piece of heaven. Full joy. Leave me a 💗 if you want to join me @curtain_bluff 🙏
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Filming for @omstarsofficial all week here. Join me Wednesday at 3 pm EST on OmStars.com/#/live to practice with me in paradise.
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#omstars #caribbeandream

Curtain Bluff
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