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“As for myself, I am often reluctant to declare that I am a yogi.  I can say only that I am on the path…” BKS Iyengar
I love this quote from #lightonlife. It keeps me grounded and humble.  Me?  I’m a believer.  And that has led me where I am today.  I had a friend not too long ago ask me if I felt I was a “spiritual teacher”. This was said with curiosity but I’m sure also a dose of cynicism as this person has known me a long time and seen me at my worst as in, drunk, angry, depressed, and messy.  All of which I still sometimes struggle with btw.  So…the answer is, I don’t think I’m a spiritual teacher.  I’m just a believer.  I have always believed.  In God.  In Jesus.  In Allah. In Buddha.  More recently in her too..Guadalupe, Durga, Yemaya.  In the bible as interpreted by the brilliant TD Jakes who can break down things like the root of the word Hymn being Hymen, and that therefore when we praise (or you could also say chant or incant) we are piercing the veil of the physical to enter the spiritual (I love me a good sermon y’all). I believe in the system of yoga.  In the Yamas and Niyamas, the energy body (chakras, reiki, auras). Yoga has changed my life from the outside in and inside out.  It has made me happier with myself in all my imperfect, still-workin-on-it glory.  So all I can say is I’m a believer and I’m just sharing what’s worked for me with others as an offering, a service.  The more I learn from my willingness to believe and listen, the more I know that there is no one way, one god, one path…just the one that resonates most with you and they all lead to the same place.  Love. Sending love out to y’all tonight. <3 #imabeliever #practice #love #acceptance #workinprogress #yogaeveryblessedday #namaste #yoga #ishvarapranidhana #faith

Radiate Yoga
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“There is a universal reality in ourselves that aligns us with a universal reality that is everywhere.” -BKS Iyengar
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This kind of reminds me of the whole “wherever you go, there you are” deal. We can move around, we can change locations, and though until we become at peace with ourselves, we’re just going to meet the same things we’re leaving because of. Me? That’s all I am. Just me. The same me that needs yoga. The same me that craves gym time. The same me who had protein powder and supplements packed 4 days before going away yet packed everything else at 9pm the night before vacation (all about those goals though). The same me that loves the water so much that I chose to go scuba diving today even though my allergies have been acting up the last few days, thus resulting in feeling icky right now (oops, and still worth it). The same me that both loves being around people, though also needs quiet and alone time in order to function. Sunrises, sunsets, yoga or gym time, calm moments to myself.. those are the moments that align my reality with universal reality. Equanimity. Being equanimous. Meeting life where it meets you, and meeting your reality with universal reality. That’s what it’s all about.
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#sunrise #sun #sunshine #pretty #light #lightonlife #shine #igsunrise #instasunrise #view #beautiful #breathe #yoga #pranayam #equanimity #equanimous #life #reality #real #yogalife #gymlife #workout #fitness #nutrition #health #supplements #mexico #cancun

Paradisus Cancun
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Holding a firm ground such as in this pose - name of which i haven't known yet, a Google search is needed or a comment will enlighten me but i care less for the name as of this time - it requires practice with mindfulness. A sharp focus, a clear mind, a one pointed alertness can surprise us with the outcomes. It took me a week to feel balanced and nurtured in this pose. I still haven't perfected it.
Each yoga pose is a life lesson. Let life take any turn and twist, keep a feet on ground and find your balance. We can achieve everything we can think of.
Light on all of us! 🌕🌕🌕🌕💫💫💫💫💫💫🌙🌙🌕 #yogayatra #my_yoga_yatra #yogaindia #yogainrishikesh #inrishikesh #yogabyriver #riversideyoga #thoughtsonyoga #lightonlife #indianyogi #yogaistheanswer #yogaposes #yogaphotography #yogabalance #mindfullness #focus #sivananda #yogavedanta #holyganges #rishikeshdiaries #rishikeshspirit #harhar #instayoga #instabalance #rishikeshyoga #yogapractice #yogasm #incredibleindia #uttarakhandtourism

River Ganga at Rishikesh
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Earlier this year, I spent a few weeks reflecting before I made big changes to my life. The Govinda Valley community taught me how to truly live gratitude and surrender in kindness to myself and others. My yoga practice on and off the mat wouldn’t be what it is today without their influence. A fellow volunteer, Lily, passed me this book on the day she departed the retreat. Lily and I had a very different practice, but we shared a hall space together most dawns. Her gift was one of acknowledgement. She had seen my determination to practice and watched it grow, and shared this book to inspire me to continue. Lily, you also did not go unnoticed. Your patience, your deep listening, and your kind heart; awake long before my own rose. It was your example that encouraged me to make time and space, and journey beyond a practice simply in asanas. You will never know how this small act touched me. I will never know the challenge it was for you to wake up each and every morning. To others, you walked your journey with a facade of peace. I hope that you have found this in death, because now I will strive to live with my eyes open and ears in deep listening to those around me. I must strive to tell those around me that they are seen, and hope they will do the same. Your life, your hopes, your bravery, and your strength lives on through those that got to know even a fraction of you. Thank you, Lily.
________________________________________________________”As animals, we walk the Earth. As bearers of a divine essence, we are among the stars. As human beings, we are caught in the middle, seeking to reconcile the paradox of how to make our way upon the Earth while striving for something more permanent and more profound. So many seek this greater Truth in the heavens, but it lies much closer than the clouds. It is within us and can be found by anyone on the Inward Journey.” - B.K.S Iyengar.

Govinda Valley Retreat
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Translations of Patanjali. Study and practice for day #80 of #365.

Washington
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“As an artist, I’ve always been interested in the interaction between people and nature. Light especially can have a profound effect on our well-being. A fundamental part of quality of life is to have success and an education, but another is simply to be happy. Light enables both.” #olafureliasson #lightonlife #energy #energyhealing #lucian3 #hypnagogia #artist #light #wellbeing #qualityoflife


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All beings are born from the same womb of light.

www.bellofpeace.org


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#iyengaryoga #yogakurunta #ropesirsasana #recuperative #restorativeyoga #yoga #lightonlife #sequence for #emotionalstability taught this sequence at last nights intermediate class at @herefordyogacentre check www.wyevalleyyoga for full timetable 😊🕉️


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"Remember that Yoga is not asking us to refrain from enjoyment. Draw in the exquisite fragrance of the flower. Yoga is against bondage. Bondage is being tied to patterns of behaviour from which we cannot withdraw. Repetition leads to boredom, and eventually boredom is a form of torture. So Yoga says keeps the freshness, keep the pristine, keep sensitivity. By all means, keep an eye on our capricious ego." -BKS Iyengar 🙏🏽
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So let's not be so serious 😉
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📷 @thomasnowa @no6coffee
#lightonlife #yoga #leelayoga #practiceandalliscoming #practiceyogachangeyourlife #nocoffeenoprana #yogainspiration #yogaeverydamnday #yogadaily #urdhvadhanurasana #yogateacher #yogalove #yogalifestyle #yogajourney


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"Imagine you wake up early one morning and ask yourself, "shall I get up and do a bit of yogasana practice for once or shall I turn over and sleep for another hour?" In a way we desire both, but recognize that is impossible. There is a choice, a fork in the road before us. Both paths have their attractions, but obviously one is easier than the other. Our cognitive intelligence has brought us to a clear perception of choice, but at the moment of decision we are still stuck. Is the harder path (getting out of bed) really an option? Thanks to the second aspect of intelligence, yes, it is. This is the property of will, or volition. Will is what gets our feet out of bed and translates our awareness of choice into action. Will is what converts the harder option from hypothesis to reality.
Now you are out of bed. The battle has won but not the war. Would it not be nice now to make a coffee and read the morning paper for an hour? Getting up was an achievement, a step in the right direction... but was it enough? Another moment of cognition, of choice, of the exercise of will. Soon you are doing yoga practice at 6:30am. This is new at first, an initiation, an innovation.
This is history being made, your personal history, thanks to the mirror and scissors of intelligence-- see, choose, act. What you have exercised, along with components of the body, is that too-often dormant component of consciousness, intelligence itself.
And tomorrow, when the alarm clock rings, it is all to do again. Or perhaps, not quite all." ~ #bksiyengar #lightonlife pp. 127
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#ytt #sadhana Day 20 #midwaypoint .
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Martha's Vineyard
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“But a yogi never forgets that health must begin with the body. Your body is the child of the soul. You must nourish and train your child. Physical health is not a commodity to be bargained for. Nor can it be swallowed in the form of drugs and pills. It has to be earned through sweat.”
B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
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Class tomorrow 12:15 & 6pm.
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@giannayoga #lightonlife #sweat #physicalhealth #fitness #mind #body #handstandscorpion #hotyoga #thehotyogahub

The Hot Yoga Hub
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"It is an obsession in our modern society to focus on appearance, presentations and packaging. We do not ask ourselves how am I really but how do I look or how do others see me. It is not a question of "what am I saying?" But "how do I sound?" There are those who for example perform well polished highly attractive yogasana. They are pleased with this and with themselves. I was when occasions demanded a performer and an artist but in my own personal practice I was concerned only to learn, to challenge, and explore inwardly. When yoga is only outward facing, exhibition and self gratifying is is not yoga at all. When appearance is more important to us then content, we can be sure we have taken wrong turning."⠀
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"The awakening of intelligence will help us to choose, decide, and initiate action."
#bksiyengar #lightonlife


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Self knowledge allows us to live deliberately out of a state of freedom 🔹 "the unexamined life is not worth living"


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“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” ~B.K.S. Iyengar 🕯️

My *NEW* Kaiut Yoga fall/winter class schedule at Aumbase Sedona is:

Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm
Thursday 10:30-11:30am
Saturday 11:00-12:00pm
To receive the long term benefits and results of Kaiut Yoga, commit to practice at least 2x per week. 🙏💫
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Stretching brings the conduits of the Nervous system from the Center to the periphery by strengthening and relaxing; The Art of Constructive Action. Our cells die by the million every minute, but at least if we bring life to them, they live before they die. This is the higher faculty of intuition. #nadis #LightOnLife


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💕🕉️🏝️ "Il corpo non dovrebbe essere ne trascurato ne viziato, perché è l'unico strumento e mezzo che ci è stato concesso per dedicarci alla ricerca della libertà" (Light on Life - B.K.S. Iyengar)

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