Andrea ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ@yogamand

๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Certified Yoga Teacher
๐ŸŒKatonahYogaยฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ“งme@yogamand.com
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Itโ€™s โ€štis time of the year โ€ฆ making space on my phone and found this. An 8-Angle-Pose while waiting for the bus to Dartmouth, MA to visit my dear friend @sumacyoga โ€ฆ sigh, itโ€™s about time to plan my next trip ๐Ÿคฉ.
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Happy vibes your way on this beautiful day ๐Ÿ˜.
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#throwbackthursday #tbt #armbalance #astavakrasana #eightanglepose #newyorkyoga #nycyoga #fortheloveofyoga @cyogalab

New York, New York
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I read a highly inspiring caption by @laraliam the other day. She mentioned she is not interested anymore in going as far as she can because she still wants to practice when she is 90 .. and practicing dramatic variations will mess up your body so that probably won't happen (the last part is an addition of me ๐Ÿ˜‰. My practice slowed down a lot lately. I don't focus on more fancier poses, even more twisted or tangled crazyness or deeper backbends (as if my backbends are ever deep ๐Ÿคช). .
I don't have any interest in wrecking my body. Who has? All I want is to take care of it, to maintain it, to honour it, to use it, to nourish it, to be proud of it. And I am proud of my body. Some days it is a stunning miracle what my aged body is capable of. Like some kind of magic (and now I hope the Queen song got stuck in your head, too ๐Ÿ˜‚) how willingly my body is learning, adapting, healing.
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When you start a practice at a young age, no matter what kind of practice .. dancing, ballet, lifting weights, swimming, football or soccer ... your body is forgiving a lot of how you treat it. Ego, competition, brute force ... it's very demanding and challenging for your โ€œhouseโ€. You fall, you stand up, you fall again, even harder, you break a bone, it heals, you break another bone. Again it heals and you stand up again even quicker to keep up with the others. But the older you get the more you have to maintain the element of "quick". It's not about NOT falling, it's all about the speed of your recovery. Everyone who had a more or less severe injury knows that coming back too early can mess everything up and you need double or thrice as long as you thought you would need.
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By now for me it's all about the ability to recover, to maintain, to keep myself mobile, to keep my house clean. Especially during this time of the year. .
This is my practice. Non-spectacular, non-fancy, inward and super slow ... just the pose as it is ... and I like it โœจ.
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Take care of yourself ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜˜.
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Jumping in for #YogisFavePosesandPrizesย with my the ladies @yoginiinheels @laraliam @kamaste_ @yogaandchaigirl & @yogalynzi with an #alltimefavourite of mine #Tittibhasana ๐Ÿ’ž
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wearing @tame_the_bull ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Stuttgart, Germany
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โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒจ๏ธโ„๏ธ
โ€œThe snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches.โ€ ~ E.E. Cummings
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I also got the most amazing and perfectly straight handstand yesterday. Check my IG stories for evidence ๐Ÿ˜œ.
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Happy Monday to everyone!
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#WeAreAllEqual #NoPhotoBomberHere #MondayVibes #WhySoSerious #snowga #snowcrow #crowpose


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After a day dedicated to home practice, communal practice and some breath-work all I wanted to do was to hang out (pun intended ๐Ÿคช).
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Enjoy your Saturday ๐Ÿ˜Ž.
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#ForwardFold variant #PrasaritaPaschimottanasana inspired by #ForTheLoveOfYoga with @cyogalab โค๏ธ.
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wearing @liquidoactive (use ANLIQUIDO20 on your next order)

Stuttgart, Germany
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"(In winter) people should retire early at night and rise late in the morning .. and they should wait for the rising of the sun" ~ Nei Ching
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Are you feeling more emotional these days? Winters are like that, a more inward and sensitive time. Nature is in her resting season, quiet, withdrawn, deep in the earth and the roots, preparing for Spring. This definitely goes for me. The cold and wet climate chills me to the bones and I seek inner warmths. I feel the urge to spend more time with friends and family, and I am deeper in myself, seeking replenishent, resting, reflecting, and being more aware of my senses (based on Staying Healthy With The Seasons).
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This is one of the reasons you haven't seen me spending much time on Instagram these days. But every day I check my feed for a few minutes and so it happened that I saw a tag by my dear friend @mumma_joy76 to #RandomAssYogaPicSaturdayย (and I am totally aware that today is NOT a Saturday ๐Ÿคช). She asked to post a random yoga pic, an in-between moment, or a pic on my phone or camera that never got posted. I chose this in-between shot I kept but never intended to use it for anything else than to have it on my phone. Nothing special, just that moment preparing to get up into that DownDog with a leg behind the head.
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Tagging some friends to join the fun. Happy Friday. Have a great one โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Stuttgart, Germany
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Itโ€™s FriYAY!! ๐Ÿคฉ
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What a brilliant surprise this little one was. It looks so innocent and simple (imagine a mocking voice ๐Ÿ˜ˆ) โ€ฆ itโ€™s so not. Gosh I was wobbling ๐Ÿ˜‚. This bound bound revolved half standing forward fold is simply brilliant ๐Ÿคฉ.
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Many thanks to all of you who made this challenge so beautiful. Loved stalking the gallery. I found some great inspirations โค๏ธ.
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Too tired to post it yesterday but here my Day 12 of #HolidayBoundYogis with the gorgeous hostesses @yogaandchaigirl @kamaste_ @laraliam and @ chelseasyoga ๐Ÿ’ž.
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๐Ÿ“ฟ sponsors @athleta @doterra @malabella_jewels
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#bind #fold #twist #yogaisorigami #katonahworldfam

Stuttgart, Germany
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Happy Hump Day, sweet IG friends๐Ÿงก.
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I am way too late but who cares ๐Ÿคช. This funky, side plankish Wild Thing bind inspired by @dylanwerneryoga for day 11 of #HolidayBoundYogis ... and no joke ... In no time it made it on my list of fav funkylicious poses. I had to side plank on my right side which means I had to backbend with my left leg. It is the more challenging one for me. But I will definitely try it again when my joints and I are friends again ๐Ÿคฉ.
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snake outfit by @liquidoactive (use ANLIQUIDO20 on your next order)
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hosts @yogaandchaigirl @kamaste_ @laraliam and @chelseasyoga ๐Ÿ’ž sponsors @athleta @doterra @malabella_jewels ๐Ÿ“ฟ .
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#bind #backbend #twist #wildthing #sideplank #katonahworldfam #meandmywhitewall #yogaphoto #yogapose #liquidoactive #iwearliquido #boldfearlessandfree #yogawiththeseasons #practicenotperfection #fitover40 #yoga2017


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Go where you are celebrated, not where you are tolerated
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๐Ÿ“ธ @sonjanetzlaf I adore her work. She has the invaluable gift of capturing one's soul. Please check her out. I have no doubt you will love her work. She has an amazing blog and she is simply spectacular โค๏ธ.
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#inspooftheday #joy #spreadlove #smilesfordays #yogaart #headshot #bwphotography #bnw_captures #bnwphotography .
I got tagged by @gabrielle_edwards_yoga and @yogawesermarsch to post a #notyoga pic of myself to show #gratitude for my #igcommunity. If you haven't posted already feel free to post a #nonyogaselfie ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Bรคrensee Stuttgart
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Happy Monday to everyone. Hope you had a fabulous weekend. The weather got so nasty the last week, cold, wet, grey, very depressive ... and it won't change for another coupe of days ๐ŸŒง๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ„๏ธ. I feel my joints a lot (especially the hip joints). The last days have been awful to move and my practice is getting slower and slower. I totally enjoy it ๐Ÿ˜‚. .
I am totally behind on the challenge but I couldn't pass the chance to try the new funky twisty poses the hosts introduced to us. This bound #PyramidPose inspired by @mal_wanderlust which is an incredible hamstring stretch when you finally found your lower back ๐Ÿ˜œ.
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love my new snake outfit by @liquidoactive (use ANLIQUIDO20 on your next order)
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Day 10 of #HolidayBoundYogis with @yogaandchaigirl @kamaste_ @laraliam and @chelseasyoga ๐Ÿ’ž.
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๐Ÿ“ฟ sponsors @athleta @doterra @malabella_jewels
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#bind #fold #autoimmunedisease #rheumatoidarthritis #meandmywhitewall #liquidoactive #iwearliquido #boldfearlessandfree #leggingsR4 #yogafun #yogajoy #yogaphotooftheday #yogaposeoftheday #powerofshe #practicenotperfection #fitover40 #yoga2017


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These two poses are interesting. Tbh I totally underestimated them. I was so sure that the Four Corner Pose would be the more challenging one. Far from it! I was surprised about this pose and after a bit of hip opening it was quite doable. But that Mermaid Compass Pose variation ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. My shoulder didnโ€™t like it at all ๐Ÿ™Š. Am I the only one or did I miss a cue here? With a slightly bent knee it was ... possible ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ.
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Day 7&8 of #HolidayBoundYogis with the gorgeous ladies @yogaandchaigirl @kamaste_ @laraliam and @chelseasyoga ๐Ÿ’ž.
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๐Ÿ“ฟ sponsors @athleta @doterra @malabella_jewels
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#compasspose #parivrttasuryayantrasana #ChatushKonasana #bind #fold #yogaisorigami #katonahworldfam #meandmywhitewall #yogaplay #yogaphotooftheday #yogaposeoftheday #powerofshe #practicenotperfection #fitover40 #yoga2017

Stuttgart, Germany
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mmhh ...that was not too bad. So comfy here. Iโ€™m not sure but ... did I miss something here? ๐Ÿค”.
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#BoundCompassPose with a #ForwardFold inspired by the incredible @victoria.arvizu โค๏ธ.
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Day 6 of #HolidayBoundYogis with the boundilicious girls @yogaandchaigirl @kamaste_ @laraliam and @chelseasyoga ๐Ÿ’ž.
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๐Ÿ“ฟ sponsors @athleta @doterra @malabella_jewels
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#bind #fold #yogaisorigami #katonahworldfam #yogaathome #yogaphoto #yogapose #powerofshe #yogaart #bwphotography #bnw_captures #bnwphotography #practicenotperfection #fitover40 #yoga2017

Stuttgart, Germany
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Me โ€ฆ the moment I found both of my big toes. A first! WOOHOO .. I will post an in between in my stories so you can watch the fight I fought ๐Ÿ˜‚.
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Day 5 of #HolidayBoundYogis is bound #lotuspose #padmasana with the ladies @yogaandchaigirl @kamaste_ @laraliam and @chelseasyoga ๐Ÿ’ž.
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๐Ÿ“ฟ sponsors @athleta @doterra @malabella_jewels
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#baddhapadmasana #bind #fold #yogaisorigami #katonahworldfam #meandmywhitewall #yogafun #yogajoy #yogaphotooftheday #yogaposeoftheday #powerofshe #practicenotperfection #fitover40 #yoga2017

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