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Across polarity, all our veins run a map of moving forests. And what root amoung them is ordered not to drink, and what leaf is caged from the sun? A forest where roots are intertwined, where the elders feed the young and sick nursing all as lungs breathing in the world.
All Related, interwoven, love topography.

#Keepfamiliestogether #allrelated #interwoven #beyondpolarity #freedom #sadhana #blackandwhite #yinandyang #ebbandflow #oceanwaves #waterwisdom #togetherness #cominghome #unitedwestand #breakthespell #breathework #ancestrallineage #healingcycles #earthcycles #humanity #allone #doevix #art #doevixart #design #drawing #design #escoteric #reciprocity


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Taking some time during this solstice to celebrate the fullness of all that is. Recommitting to my truth & path of action and integrity.
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Enjoy the beauty of today ☀️
#summersolstice


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Solstizio • International Yoga Day •
Oggi: allinearsi ai ritmi della natura e tanto per essere grata ☀️💛 #namaste #iyd #gratitude


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#Repost @melissaghattasyoga with @get_repost
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Happy international day of yoga friends 🙏
Plans for this Saturday 23rd June ?
In honour of the International Day of Yoga we are hosting a special One Day Yoga & Meditation Sadhana Retreat @nilayahouse Sponsored by @essentiallyuae 💚
The retreat is FULL which is amazing however we have a few spaces left for the morning self practice, which is open to ALL yoga practitioners from ALL yoga styles/methodologies/backgrounds to the sounds of Awakening Prema. (you are free to practice anything you choose)
ALL are welcome & drop ins also.. no need to book!
The day will support @yogagivesback 🙏
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@liquidodubai are offering 40% off yoga apparel today only!!! .
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Pic by @christinafernandesphotography .
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#lifenone #yogagivesback #yogaindubai #internationaldayofyoga #dubaiyoga #yogacommunity #sadhana #selfpractice #yogaeverydamnday #gratitude #livealifeyoulove #livewithpurpose #connectedyogis💕 #essentiallyuae #uaehealthmovement .


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This is the last day of the #findbalancelegs #igyogachallenge. 🙏🏻🕉️
Today’s pose is #sugarcanepose, #ardhachandrachapasana.
It is a deep hip opener and stretch that requires balance and open shoulders and chest.
It strengthens the legs, improves your sense of balance and stretches psoas, legs, hips, groin, chest and shoulders.
Thank you to all the wonderful participants!
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#yoga #asana #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeveryday #yogapractice #sadhana #yogainspiration #yogafun #yogalove #yogalife #yogateacherslife #veganyogi #veganyogisofig #yogafrankfurt #frankfurtyoga #yogaposses #balancingpose #igyoga #awareness #consciousness #mindfulmovement #intelligentmovement #yogaplay #spiritualjourney #yogajourney #yogaforlife


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Happy international day of yoga friends 🙏
Plans for this Saturday 23rd June ?
In honour of the International Day of Yoga we are hosting a special One Day Yoga & Meditation Sadhana Retreat @nilayahouse Sponsored by @essentiallyuae 💚
The retreat is FULL which is amazing however we have a few spaces left for the morning self practice, which is open to ALL yoga practitioners from ALL yoga styles/methodologies/backgrounds to the sounds of Awakening Prema. (you are free to practice anything you choose)
ALL are welcome & drop ins also.. no need to book!
The day will support @yogagivesback 🙏
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@liquidodubai are offering 40% off yoga apparel today only!!! .
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Pic by @christinafernandesphotography .
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#lifenone #yogagivesback #yogaindubai #internationaldayofyoga #dubaiyoga #yogacommunity #sadhana #selfpractice #yogaeverydamnday #gratitude #livealifeyoulove #livewithpurpose #connectedyogis💕 #essentiallyuae #uaehealthmovement .


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9 сутки Растущей Луны. Луна в Деве.⏩Для регулярных прогнозов ставьте ❤️ мне приятно;).⏩
🌻Четверг - день учителя, мудрости, знания, преданности, детей; самый благоприятный день недели. В этот день следует вступать в брак; давать милостыню, пожертвования; быть открытым, щедрым; получать знания, общаться с учителем, с детьми; делать покупки (особенно больших вещей). ☝️Важно не лениться; не быть неблагодарным. 🎈Управителем четверга является Юпитер.🎈
Тип лунных суток - "пустые руки". Неблагоприятный день для важных дел; споры, конкуренция; физические упражнения (тренировки), работа с инструментами, риск- приветствуются.
Итак, в целом, день средней благоприятности. Важны ваши намерения ❤️😉.
🎆И не забывайте о сегодняшнем Солнцестоянии🌻🌻🌻 Ритуалы в этот день смотрите в предыдущей публикации.
#астрологическийпрогноз #астрологияонлайн
#ведическаяастрология
#консультацияастролога #sadhana
#джйотиш #планета #оберег #зодиак #руны #гороскоп #руны #астропрогноз #узнатьсвоебудущее #оберег #амулет #астрологонлайн #астролог #личныйгороскоп #натальнаякарта #узнатьсвоепредназначение #самоцветы #рунология #зодиак #лунныйкалендарь


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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 🎉🙏
Let's celebrate! What do you say?🤔
How about taking a moment to #meditate today to truly encourage the #yoga (unity) of yourself. And if you are wondering, yes! Yoga is also meditation! The point of the whole Asana (posture) practice is to get you into a meditative, calm & blissful state 🤗

#meditation
#internationalyogaday
#june21
#june21st
#nature
#citypark
#cityescape
#sadhana
#vienna
#wien
#austria


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A peaceful sit this evening by the lake. Just myself, some frogs, pond lilies, a duck, and a raccoon. No owl this time sadly. I’ve been learning the Metta sutra in Pali, which was nice to chant across the water and through the woods on my way back home. My practice is becoming very simple but it’s making a difference in my life.
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#pondlily #lake #pnw #vancity #meditate #meditation #yoga #yogi #yogaasana #asana #yogalife #yogadaily #mindfulness #getoutside #buddha #dharma #sangha #rightconcentration #8foldpath #buddhism #sadhana #yogaeverydamnday #zen #avalokitesvara #tao #god #divine #vedanta #triplegem #Shakyamuni


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Today’s perspective, yoga under beautiful tree 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏻‍♀️ #yoga #yaga #vegan #vegansofig #veganvet #veganveterinarian #vet #veterinarian #meditation #spiritual #sadhana #yogi


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Hi #handstands, #letsdothis
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'Nothing will come of nothing' #shakespearesaidso
To do your time takes time, haa....seems like it takes forever if all we do is obesses over the end goal.... because doing your time is about gut wrenching rebellious perseverance, sometimes agonizing and rarely exhilarating yet always a character building exercise and each one of us, has to go through the grind, your own unique grind whether it is to evolve in skill, humanity, #wisdom, intelligence.
Honing takes time, craft demands not just the skills but a solid heart of fortitude, to do your time & become what you were meant to be way beyond your imagination! The beauty of trusting the process is a moving miracle ..the more you nurture it the more you #transform and maybe the end goal transforms too... But the cool thing is having poured all that energy passion and heart into anything you truly believe in, giving it all makes us respect #theprocess and its profound effect
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#onthewall @dhoopcrafts
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#yoga #shakespeare #inversions #handstands #yogajourney #bandrawest #khar #mumbai #internationalyogaday #yogaeveryday #onebreathatatime #journey #sadhana #Ashtanga #hatha #breathwork #trustyourstory #yogafit #fitness #health #yogadrills


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I guess I've always lived upside down when I want things I can't have.... Tom Waits🤸‍♂️🕉️🙏🤘🔥
#yoga #yogaTime #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #handstandaday #handstandaddict #inversion #upsidedown #handstandjunkie #yogajunkie #inversionaddict #me #santosha #sadhana


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An amazingly fulfilling (albeit challenging) 40-day sadhana journey, my first, finished today.
A part of the hukam from Siri Guru Granth Sahib struck a chord with me “Why dont you utter god’s name when you suffer in such agony”... yes, indeed, why don’t we all #dharamsaal #sadhana #40daysadhana #keepup #waheguru #satnamwaheguruੴ


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Sat Nam 🙏✨


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#india we are coming soon 🙌
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Baby Gabriel with a #Yogi ❤️
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Do you want to join our #journey to #Tiruvannamalai in october?
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All informations in english:
👉 www.sadhanajourneys.com
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#sadhana #tiru #arunachala #enjoyindia #indiajourney #travelindia


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Jag brukar säga att när jag hittade yogan så hittade jag hem. Det låter klyschigt och en smula nyandligt, jag vet, men det var verkligen precis så. I dag är yogan och meditationen en del av mitt liv. Att möta dagen på yogamattan och känna in hur kroppen och sinnet känns har blivit en del av min dagliga rutin - min sadhana🙏
#internationalyogaday #yoga #viladigiform #mindfulness #denmjukavishetensväg #sadhana


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WOW! Look what’s arrived 👏👏👏.
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Amazon’s #1 book : The Magic Ten and Beyond by Sharon Gannon.
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You can get yours at the studio tonight!
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#sharongannon #jivamuktigeelong #jivamuktiyoga #yogageelong #geelongyoga #themagictenandbeyond #magic #sadhana #abyasa


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🐍"Cuánta bondad
ella derrama sobre mí,
Sin dejar que me salte ningún paso,
o sin dejar que quede ni una piedra sin dar vuelta.

Qué confianza tan loca tiene
en [email protected] amante tropezando [email protected], inquebrantable ella ignora
mis divagaciones sobre las limitaciones,
acerca de mi anhelo de un poquito de glitter.

Me pediste libertad, ¿no?, susurra, mientras me sirve otro vaso. [email protected] y [email protected] me arrastro
a la mesa una y otra vez.

Sí, madre, más,

Doy todo por solo
un sorbo más de tu exquisita
medicina de lo real."
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#awakeningwomen
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#inspiracion #ChameliArdagh #keepitreal #yoga #jaimaa #sadhana #shakti #yogini #awakeningtheheart #grateful #openyourheart #openyourmind #kundalini #katiedaisy


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Доброе Утро Киев!Я соскучилась❤️


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#tbt to my debut performance at Delhi Odissi Utsav 2018. It was a great honor to have been invited to perform a solo in this festival. I performed ‘Narayani Pallavi’ choreographed and composed by my Guru Smt. Kasturi Pattanaik 🙏
With all honestly, it was the most nerve recking performance of my life... 😌
All went well with the grace of the gods and the inner knowing that this art will forever be a work in progress... #sadhana ...
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#practicemakesperfect #odissi #odissidance #odissidancer #indiamerajaan #yogadance #yogadancer #martialarts #martialartdance


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Sabe aqueles dias que você acha que não vai dar conta? Hoje foi assim. Mas ao contrário de me entregar ao cansaço, foquei na minha respiração e em cada asana com muita atenção . Observei as flutuações e segui em frente tentando ver o lado positivo de estar ali. A mente me dizia para desistir mas a minha intuição me fez acreditar que eu podia. E assim terminei a pratica com um sentimento de gratidao ao Yoga! 🧘🏼‍♀️❤️🙏🏼 Do you know those days that you think will not get? Today it was like this. But as opposed to giving in to tiredness, I focused on my breathing and each asana very carefully. I watched the fluctuations and went forward trying to see the positive side of being there. The mind told me to give up but my intuition made me believe that I could. And so I finished practicing with a feeling of gratitude to Yoga! #diainternacionaldoyoga #internationalyogaday #nevergiveup #trustonyourself #sadhana #yogainspiration #koundinyasanab #practiceandalliscoming #ashtangayogario. 📸 @sigismondiphotography. @useinhale


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The commitment to sadhana, to spiritual practice, creates a safe container where we can explore all the arising layers along the journey to a deeper intimacy with ourselves and life. All the stuff, all the doubts and fears, all the times we want to quit—the container of commitment will carry us through. Commitment can take us to layers of love that we didn’t even know were on the menu.⠀
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~ Chameli Ardagh⠀
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#yoginiwisdom #commitment #sadhana #womensembodiedspirituality #sacredwomenscircle #divinefeminine #awakeningwomen @chameliardagh


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Ставьте ❤️ ведь сегодня самый грандиозный день в году🎉🎉🎉
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ДЕНЬ, который собрал всё самое светлое, тёплое, нежное и волшебное ✨💫✨💫✨
☀️ЛЕТНЕЕ СОЛНЦЕСТОЯНИЕ🙌🏻
💚День Богини Тары😍
🙌🏻ЫСЫАХ - национальный праздник🎉
🧘🏻‍♀️международный день йоги🌍
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Добрый день, мои любимые💖Поздравляю ВСЕХ с этими потрясающими светлыми праздниками🎉🎉🎉
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В дни ЛЕТНЕГО СОЛНЦЕСТОЯНИЯ ☀️ мировые сообщества Кундалини Йоги проводят праздничную Садхану☀️🙌🏻🧘🏻‍♀️Миллионы людей обращаются к Солнцу, наполняясь мощной энергией и Божественной силой💖 В этот день все Ваши желания напитываются космической мощью🌍 И очень важно суметь направить эту энергию для осуществления своих планов, для укрепления здоровья, привлечения в свою жизнь успеха, удачи, материальных достижений🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿
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Сегодня Солнце достигло самой высокой точки на небе. Сегодня самый долгий световой день и самая короткая ночь на Земле☀️🌍🙏🏻 это время, когда свет побеждает тьму!
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В период Летнего Солнцестояния ☀️🌱🌸 всё пространство вокруг нас буквально пропитано энергией Солнца. Сегодняшний день идеально подходит для программирования будущего 😊Настройте себя на позитивную волну и не упускайте ее хотя бы до захода Солнца. Используйте это время, чтобы усилить свет внутри Вас💫 займитесь йогой, любой, какая Вам по душе🧘🏻‍♀️ рекомендую выполнить практику Сурья Намаскар (приветствиях Солнцу)☀️🙌🏻 пообщайтесь с природой: съездите в Парк, в лес, на речку🌿🌸🌱если есть желания заняться творчеством, возьмите кисти в руки и начните рисовать, отбросьте всю критику и просто войдите в поток вдохновения 🖌️ заведите дневник желания и пропишите их, чем больше, тем лучше🙏🏻
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Этот день продлится до завтрашнего дня, до вечера 22 июня ☀️
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А мы сегодня в 5:00 провели прекрасную Садхану 🙏 посвящённую Летнему Солнцестоянию☀️🌱🌸 выполнили Сурья Намаскар 🙌🏻☀️ и «стряхнули» со своего тела все старые блоки и наполнились мощной энергией Солнца, получив удивительный заряд бодрости☀️💛🌼 .
Всем своим сердцем ❤️БЛАГОДАРЮ Тебя Вселенная🌍 за сегодняшний день🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻пусть у всех всё устроится🙌🏻
Сат Нам❤️
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#kundaliniyoga #sadhana #meditashion #mantra #magic #surianamaskar #joy #joylife #enjoy #happiness #happylife #happy #кундалинийога #медитация


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O mundo tem sido um problema ou uma aventura pra você? 🙏🍃🕉️
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Vamos que vamos que a semana está só começando! 💪👊
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📸 @eusoulevy
#riodejaneiro #summer #fun #smile #love #amazing #fitnesslife #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmen #workhard #myyogalifestyle #myyogalife #myyogajourney #yogue #mensyoga #yogateacher #yinyangvinyasa #yinyangvinyasaschool #yogariodejaneiro #yogabrasil #yogainspiration #iloveyoga #sadhana #prana #consciousness
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Waiting on the world to turn right side up again 🕉️ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #yogaeverydamnday #donthatemeditate #headstand #yoga #yoke #union #crownchakra #yogateacher #sadhanayogaschool #peace #omshanti #sirsasana #upsidedown #om #aum #coloradical #optoutside #yogastudio #sadhana #asana #loveandalliscoming #choosemagicoverpredictability #love #justbreathe #comfortableintheuncomfortable #breathe #letmeseeyoudothatyoga #gettingspiritualandshit


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[A MESSAGE & PRACTICE FROM CAROLINE COGGINS ON THIS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA] June 21, 2018.
I began Yoga more than 35 years ago. I am blessed that now I can look back on this time and see what a force starting to practice has been in my life. By force I mean it has taught me to feel in a more useful way, to taste a stability of focus and to live more creatively knowing that tensions need to be navigated, embraced and not only done away with.
Over this time of practice I have acquired some humanity for myself. None of us are anything special, we will all face the unknown. Even the lion BKS Iyengar who brought yoga to the west, will at 93 yrs sit in a wheel chair waving goodbye to his students, opening his hands to his own life.
Perhaps that is the great thing that the yoga practice gives us; humility. I did not know that when I started, I was young enough to imagine that yoga was about acquiring, me doing, I just had to learn how. What I did taste though, early and immediately was that I had stepped into something that was far bigger than I was; that it would hold and teach me for the rest of my days. I was 29 and until that moment I had never met anything of such depth. I knew only that and I wanted to find out.
In time practice began to teach me. I had to become friends with myself, not be so hard or so soft. I loved what I loved and that was a good teacher. Shoulder stand/ savangasana made me weep and then it became part of me.
Falling in love is entirely necessary, it will get you up each day, decide your day, what you eat, who you hang out with. If you are blessed with a teacher of the heart, it is a gift.
Each of us is a piece of star dust, we are part of the whole. Glimpsing the star bit gives us courage. To have enough care for ourselves to say ‘yes ‘. I will stay here in my savangasana, I will trust enough, I will search, and I will wait too.

And yes, like a lover, I will come to you each day (as I can), to be with you, learn from you.
Start yoga and let it teach you about yourself and your life. If it is your path if will call... come ! What are you doing now?

Let’s celebrate our journey.
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Yoga is a tradition. It adapts to the needs of the people who practice it. There are many paths of yoga, some take you part the way, others will take you further along the path to the ultimate goal of all yoga-liberation.
Real yoga can not be seen, it’s found through stillness, the absence of activities. 💎#wisdom


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mother nature is the babe of all babes


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So very happy to have my teacher/yoga bro back - @darwiniuscanis is also thrilled (obvi)🙌
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My three week stint as a full-time #Mysore teacher ended on Sunday. I have been apprenticing/studying with @champouxyoga for a few years but I never expected to do this; especially with only a day's notice! I am grateful for our sweet Sangha at the #sfashtangayogaschool and for the lovely staff @themindfulbody. I am dedicating my mornings from now through July to my #sadhana (i.e. no assisting on Wednesdays for the summer) but I will still be covering as needed 🖖 #ashtanga #yogateacher #yogadog #darwiniuscanis


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Bye bye Guru Ram Das Puri. It was a pleasure to wake up at 3:15am to see the sky filled with stars. To experience sunrises like this to the soundtracks of some of the most divine musicians. Every time I come here I am blown away by the purity, simplicity and the high vibe of this gathering. There are no gimmicks here no one is here to impress - people of all ages and status together with land and their souls. Wahe Guru. #highervibes #spirituality #kundaliniyoga #ramdaspuri #summersolstice #3ho #kundalini #sacred #sunrise #sadhana #loveandlight #cosmic


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There’s a crack
A crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
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Leonard Cohen 🎶 vinyasa flow this morn @sadhana.studios cracked open my heart. Felt your presence dad .
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Open day free classes on offer all day/ night @sadhana.studios in St Kilda for solstice today. Check it out, so much love.


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“Todo o tempo: passado, presente e futuro, estão contidos neste aqui e agora.” (@lymarquesyoga) 🍃 Amor & Gratidão com Expressões Cósmicas®️ 💛🌻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#expressoescosmicas #sejaomundo #lymarquesyoga #yogui #yoga #yogalove #inspiração #espiritualidade #sabedoria #pensamento #inspirationalquotes #gratidão #yogalife #yogaemsantos #yoga #yogateacher #namaste #yogainspiration #dharma #sadhana #autoconhecimento #moksha #felicidade #pazinterior


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It isnt always a perfect flow, but it always feels good! 🤗
Happy International Yoga Day ❤️
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#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #breathe #humanbody #sadhana #asana #breathwork #yogagirl #dailystretch #yogapose #mudras #instanature #explore #onelove #yogi


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Mat av vikingen #foodofthevikings #lifefood


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Work station ⛰️ 😍
Preparing a session for International Yoga Day here in Himachal, home.
Oh and happy #internationalyogaday !!
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#theshilarooproject #yogaday #yogaeveryday #workstation #outdoors #himalayan #classicalhathayoga #yogateacher #festivities #teaching #sadhana #yogaforlife


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"A prayer for you:
Let the wind be behind you,
Angels dance with you,
And your consciousness
Guide you to victory.
Let the angels,
The Great Souls, the Avatars,
And all incarnations of God
Pray for you.
May you walk tall and bless all,
In your innocence with love,
For each one's peace
And prosperity.
Remember what time wants;
Serve the needs of the time and space.
You will be sacred, exalted,
beautiful, bountiful, and fulfilled." -Yogi Bhajan


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"You are a lighthouse so nobody else can wreck near you. That is the one thing in life you have to do. Spread the light. Be the lighthouse. So every journey, every destiny, every distance will be safe." -Yogi Bhajan
This week, our beloved @goldenbridgeyoganyc closes its doors at its current location. I'm honored to be among the lineage of teachers who completed Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training under the guidance of @gurmukh108 and @gurmukh333 .
@carlahac became one of the teachers whose classes I regularly attended at Golden Bridge and today was her final class at the current incarnation of the studio. She is always generous with her knowledge and shares her wisdom with her students (she has a fabulous and informative newsletter that I recommend subscribing to if you are interested in astrology and meditations to support current conditions!). During teacher training, I had the opportunity to work with her as she evaluated my group during practicums. Through that process, she became a mentor and what makes someone a helpful mentor is that she doesn't say what a mentee wants to hear, rather she says what a mentee needs to hear in order to grow. Thank you, Carla, for being a lighthouse, mentor, excellent teacher, and compassionate human being. I look forward to taking your classes throughout the city! #GoldenBridgeYoga #GoldenBridgeYogaNYC


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"You have to win today. The victory is yours. Look at the Infinite power in you. Let your love win today. 'I am the lord today. I shall bless all. I shall bless myself. I shall command. I am. I am.'" -Yogi Bhajan said this regarding the Kundalini Meditation to Find the Infinite Power Within. Here I am practicing the posture and mudra that is specified in this meditation after leading the @lululemon community in a Kundalini yoga and meditation practice on the roof of the @mccarrenbk last summer. For directions on how to practice this meditation, scroll through the photos.


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For Mindful Monday, here is a clip of a Quartz Crystal singing bowl tuned to the note of "A." This note correlates with the Sixth Chakra which is is also known as the Third Eye and Ajna (Sanskrit for "command center"). Chakra. Located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, it is the center of intuition and foresight.
Physically, it is associated with the eyes, face, brain, pituitary gland, and pineal glands. Some of the functions of this chakra when it is balanced are vision, intuition, illumination, insight, psychic abilities, inspiration, creativity, and perception of subtle dimensions and energy. When we have energy blocks in this chakra, we may lack imagination, be non-assertive, have repressed memories, lack direction and ability to set goals, have an inability to see the outcome or effects of our actions, don't learn from our mistakes, are weak-willed, and are afraid of success. If it is over active, we may experience mental fog, anxiety, delusions, hallucinations, be overly judgmental.
To balance this chakra:
-use a singing bowl tuned to the note of "A," the note affiliated with the 6th Chakra
-meditate-one of my favorite Kundalini meditations to develop the third eye and intuition is "Meditation to See the Unseen." Scroll through the photos on this post for instructions.
-get adequate and quality sleep. One of the functions of the Pineal Gland is to regulate our hormonal responses to light and perception. It secretes melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep and wake cycles in response to the amount of sunlight. When sunlight is abundant, less melatonin is released. Melatonin secretion is inhibited by light and triggered by darkness.
-carry or wear jewelry with lapis lazuli, aquamarine, moonstone, amethyst, purple fluorite, and clear quartz crystal.
-wear or have an element of Indigo in your environment
#MindfulMonday #MeditationMonday


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For Mindful Monday, here is a clip of a Quartz Crystal singing bowl tuned to the note of "G." This note correlates with the Fifth Chakra which is is also known as the Throat Chakra. Some of the functions of this chakra are expression, communication, creativity, connection to spirit, speaking truth, and realization of purpose. Physically, it is associated with the throat, mouth, jaw, tongue, palate, ears, thyroid, shoulders, and neck.
When we have energy blocks in this chakra, we may feel insecure in our communication skills, timid, or feel uncertain in how to put our purpose into action. If this chakra is over active, we may speak too much or inappropriately, lack an ability to listen to others, lie, or break our word.
Below are some ways to balance the 5th Chakra:
-humming, chanting, reading aloud, or singing. One of the best mantras for the throat chakra is “Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Wahe Guru”. This is Gurmukhi and one of the translations is "truth is my identity" (Sat Nam) "wow!/I am in awe of that which brings me from darkness to light" (Wahe Guru) -think before speaking and be conscious in your communication -use a singing bowl tuned to the note of "G" before a meditation practice -wear blue, turquoise, or aquamarine
-carry, meditate with, or wear jewelry that contains crystals such as lapis lazuli, angelite, turquoise, chrysocolla, sodalite
#MindfulMonday #MeditationMonday #CrystalSingingBowl


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Have you wanted to try meditation, but feel uncertain as to where to start? Look no further! Tomorrow, I'm leading a Meditation for Beginner's Workshop at @syncstudiobklyn from 2-3:15 pm. We'll learn about and practice various meditation styles and breathing techniques with the aim of each participant having a clearer sense of how to create a regular practice. Come sit with me! Link to sign up in bio.


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Meditation: Get Stable Anywhere
*Swipe the photos for instructions*
From the @3hoFoundation "Stress can break our basic, inner rhythms. The brain depends on rhythms, as do all our organ systems. The meridians move in rhythm with each other, like a series of tidal pools. Our electrical patterns are nothing but synchronized rhythms. When these get out of ‘synch’, everything seems a little muddled. Choices are not as clear we become a bit dim-witted compared to our normal brilliance. This little technique helps you find answers under abnormal, stressful conditions; it’s especially helpful when nothing makes sense. Take your fingers for a stroll and find your path forward."
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Posture: Sit anywhere, any place. Sit with a straight spine.
Mudra & Movement: Hold the left hand up as though to clap. With the Jupiter (index) and Saturn (middle) fingers of the right hand, slowly and with strong pressure, walk up the center of the left palm to the very tips of the ring and middle fingers. The left fingers should give in—bend a little under the pressure. Walk up and down the palm.
Eyes: The eyes are nine-tenths closed
Breath: natural rhythm, in and out through the nose
Time: 3-11 minutes
Comments:
This meditation neutralizes the central part of the brain and makes you sharp-witted. It is the answer to abnormal conditions we don’t understand. ***************************
This Sunday, 1/28, from 2-3:15 pm, I'll be leading a Meditation for Beginners Workshop at @syncstudiobklyn . If you've been wanting to try meditation, but are uncertain where to begin, come sit with me! Link to sign up in bio.
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Shout out to @lululemon @lululemonnyc @tinydevotions @pitangotrotoush #meditationmonday #mindfulmonday


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Balancing the Nervous Energies (also known as Meditation for Hair-Trigger Efficiency)
Regarding this meditation, Yogi Bhajan said, "This meditation brings the entire nervous and glandular system into balance. By putting the thumbs together in this mudra, the sciatic nerve is neutralized at the point of ego. (Thumbs represent the energy of the ego.) This particular balance puts pressure on certain meridian points in the shoulders."
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SCROLL THROUGH VIDEOS FOR GUIDANCE Begin sitting in easy pose, cross legged with a tall spine. Close the eyes and focus in and up at the third eye/brow point. Tune in 3 times with the Adi Mantra "Ong namo guru dev namo" (I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within). *Time: Aim for 3-5 minutes
*Posture: Sit in easy pose with a straight spine. With the elbows bent, raise the hands up until they meet at the level of the heart a few inches from the body, palms facing the chest. Place the palm of the right hand against the back of the left hand. Hold the hands and forearms parallel to the ground so that the fingers of the right hand point toward the left side and the fingers of the left hand point toward the right side. Press the thumb tips together.
*Focus: The eyes are nine-tenths closed.
*Breath: Inhale deeply through the nose and calmly hold the breath in for 15-20 seconds (this will stimulate the sympathetic nervous system which is responsible for fight or flight). Exhale completely through the nose and calmly hold the breath out for 15-20 seconds (this will stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible AKA the system responsible for rest and digest). Concentrate on the breath.
*To end: release the mudra and bring hands to the knees. Close the eyes and focus on the third eye point. Without judgement, be with yourself and your experience. Take note of any mental or physical shifts. #meditationmonday #mindfulmonday


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This week for Meditation Monday, we'll practice a Kundalini Meditation called "Me and My Heartbeat." If you're in an elevated state, this an excellent grounding technique to bring you into the present.
Yogi Bhajan said, "If you don’t know how to meditate or you want to develop the ability of concentration in action, this is a beautiful technique. This is the meditation for someone who can’t meditate. It allows you to control your reaction to any situation and can bring sweetness and one-pointedness to the most outrageously scattered mind."
*To practice this meditation,
Sit comfortably in a cross legged position with a straight spine. You may also sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. *Close your eyes and focus in and up at the third eye/brow point *Tune in three times with the Adi Mantra "Ong namo guru dev namo." I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.
This mantra is used for “tuning in” to the divine flow and self-knowledge within each of us.
*Keep the eyes closed and focused at the brow point. With the four fingers of the right hand, feel the pulse on the left wrist. Place the fingers in a straight line so that you feel the pulse in each fingertip. Your hands may rest on your lap. On each beat of the heart, mentally hear the sound "Sat nam" Truth is my identity
The breath is slow and deep and is performed through the nose. Allow the breath to be natural and the heart rate to be what it is. The aim is not to control the breath or the pulse, but simply to be with yourself. *Begin by practicing for a minute and build up to 11 minutes. Once you are able to practice this meditation for 11 minutes, try to build up to 31 minutes. ***************************
I'll be leading a Meditation for Beginners Workshop on Sunday, 1/28 from 2:00-3:15 pm at @syncstudiobklyn link to sign up will soon be in bio! ***************************
Shout out to @spiritualgangster because I love practicing in this jumpsuit they made.
#groundingtechnique #meditationmonday


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For the month of January, I'll be posting simple, accessible meditation practices every Monday to help you feel more present as you begin your week. As we head into the new year and back into life after the holidays, many of us may be experiencing stress or anxiety. This sensory awareness technique may be done anywhere and is helpful in grounding ourselves and bringing us back to the present moment and into our bodies when our thoughts try to take us back to the past or into the future.
It's called the "5-4-3-2-1" exercise: (swipe to 2nd photo for verbal instructions)
-Begin by breathing in and out through your nose and initiate the breath from your navel center
-Name 5 things you see -4 things you tactilely feel
-3 things you hear
-2 things you smell
-1 thing you taste Shout out to @gongsunlimited where I purchased my kyeezees (the Burma Bells in the background), @pitangotrotoush my friend and the medicine man of jewelry making, and @indigounveiled for creating beautiful, high vibe pieces. #meditationmonday


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The crazy Kundalooney gong lady strikes again (pun 💯 intended). Having some fun with sound, making spirits bright, and bringing you some holiday ha 😂ha 🤣has 😆with these Mike Balter Emil Richards Super Rub Mallets. When the days of winter are short on light, you have to be your own. #Gong #Paistegongs #soundbath


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If you missed it, Here is the Mudra for one of the meditations we practiced today at @mccarrenbk during the class I led for @lululemonNYC 's Wednesday sessions. (When practiced, it's slow and smooth, but Boomerang speeds things up 😉)
Lotus Prayer for Prosperity & Projection unto Victory
"Here is a meditation that will allow us to listen, prosper and project unto Victory from whatever we are challenged by." ~GuruPrem Singh
"Whenever you face anything and you don’t have an answer, just call yourself inside and say, “Victory.” Lean on ‘Victory.’ Make it a guide word, make it a precious word. I don’t know what you are, who you are, why you are. Don’t ask questions. Don’t do your analysis. Don’t try to solve problems. Just utter the word ‘Victory.' With just the mental utterance of this word your whole life will change.Mentally utter the word ‘Victory.’ Try it.  You’ll find the strength of a hundred angels behind you." -Yogi Bhajan


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Due to the high energy of the total eclipse and because Mercury is in Retrograde (which can have an affect on communication), this week, I thought it was fitting to lead you in a Kundalini Meditation called Meditation for a Calm Heart.
If you're experiencing a challenge in a personal relationship or in a professional environment and you are unsure how to move forward or communicate, sitting in this meditation for 3-15 minutes per day can bring you clear perception to your relationships with yourself and others. It will help you to act with a full heart from your purest intention. Physically, the breath pattern helps to condition the lungs and heart. Link to full meditation in bio! Collaboration with filmmaker/editor @laksmi_hedemark #MeditationMonday #NervousSystemRegulation


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"Breathe in. Mentally utter the word 'victory' and exhale. Try it. You'll find the strength of a hundred angels behind you...Never let yourself down. Never let your friends down. Never let your enemy down. Give him a good match. Enjoy."
-Yogi Bhajan
Please join me for a Kundalini yoga and meditation class in partnership with @lululemonnyc Williamsburg at 8:30 am on Wednesday, 8/30 for their Wednesday class series at McCarren Hotel and Pool. Link to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workout-wednesday-in-williamsburg-tickets-37048548205


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Part 2 of my Meditation Monday series is a technique called Three Part Breathing. Often times when we are experiencing stress, anxiety, or are constantly on the go, our breath is shallow and only reaches the upper parts of the lungs (also referred to as "chest breathing"). One way to remedy this is Three Part Breathing. This technique helps us to breathe more fully and deeply by breathing into the lower parts of the lungs, engages the diaphragm, and finally into the top portions of the lungs. It helps us to slow our rate of breathing which will decrease the work and energy required to breathe. Also, it will supply more oxygen to our blood vessels which will cause less stress on the heart and lungs. By placing one hand on our chest, one hand on our lower abdomen, and bringing our attention to our body through physical sensation and breath, we are better able to focus on the present moment because we can't breathe in the past and can't breathe into the future. Link to full video in bio!
Filmed and edited by @laksmi_hedemark
#MeditationMonday #nervoussystemregulation


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"Calm yourself and claim yourself." -Yogi Bhajan
To kick off my Meditation Monday Series, we'll start with 4 Square Breathing which is also known as Tactical Breathing. If/when you are nervous before a big event or presentation or are experiencing anxiety, try this breathing technique which will help to create equilibrium between your sympathetic nervous system (produces fight or flight responses) and your parasympathetic nervous system (produces rest and digest responses). Link in bio to full video! Filmed and edited by @laksmi_hedemark
#MeditationMonday #nervoussystemregulation


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By taking back your ability to breathe properly in stressful or shocking situations, you are taking back your power. Starting next Monday, I'll be posting breath work and meditation techniques to help you help yourself. Collaboration with @laksmi_hedemark thank you @syncstudiobklyn for the space! #WellnessCoach #MeditationMonday


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This year, I deepened my knowledge of meditation and yoga by completing my KRI Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at @GoldenBridgeYogaNYC with @gurmukh108 , GuruShabd, and their team of knowledgeable teachers. Now, I notice how much my practice affects every action I make, word I speak, and breath I take. It's made me more present and better equipped to find joy in the smallest of moments after a traumatic event that occurred in my life wreaked havoc on my nervous system and put me very far out of touch with the world and those around me. Kundalini Yoga brought me home to myself. Sat nam. ****************************************** "To utilize yoga in its totality, you have to know what living is, what a relationship is, and what values this life can give. If you know what you want, then you can find it. Through meditation, you can calm the mind and develop your intuition to recognize what is real and important to you. Without knowledge, are you going to close your eyes and just start walking? Where will you go? You have to know your direction and monitor yourself each step of the way. Your inner compass must tell you your location in relation to your goal. Life has its own innate organization, which you can sense with intuition and intelligence.

Kundalini Yoga develops your relationship to your mental potential. You learn to use the clarity of the neutral, intuitive, comprehensive mind. You sharpen the intellect and do not use it to create self-doubt or insecurity. You act with grace and commitment from your heart." -Yogi Bhajan
Photo by @lululemonNYC for the Anew Collection
#InternationalDayofYoga #ThisIsYoga


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As one of Aesop's fables goes, "We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified." About a year ago, this pose would not have been possible for me to do. Last June, I sustained a major injury to my ankle at a gym when one of my feet got stuck on the floor causing the other to come down on a piece of equipment. The MRI result was ugly: 2 fractures, two grade 3 tears in 2 lateral ligaments, and a severe bone bruise on the bone in my inner ankle. At the time, I was in the best shape of my life and in a pretty good place mentally. I was getting prepared to run my fifth (and what I had deemed my final) @nycmarathon . However, I was dreading getting ready to start training and not at all looking forward to the long runs that are necessary to get conditioned for the full 26.2 mile race. Right around the time the dread was settling in, this incident happened. The orthopedic doctor I saw said that IF I found a smart physical therapist, I may be able to avoid surgery. I spent about 8 months in physical therapy with some of the best in the city @brooklynbodyworkspt . Thanks to them, I avoided surgery and have slowly been getting back to doing the things I love which has been so good since I spent a lot of time isolated on the couch getting out of the best shape of my life and becoming good friends with @hulu and @netflix . To further my progress, I've been practicing some of the neurological drills I've learned through @zhealth_performance as physical injuries often cause our brains to go into survival mode and will create neurological pathways to protect us, but the patterns often are over protective. Moral of the story: I'll never again take being healthy and able to move for granted and am looking forward to starting my training for my 5th @nycmarathon.
Photo 📸 by @lululemonNYC #ZHealth #BrainBasedCoach


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Starting tomorrow, I'll be leading my first meditation class 8-8:30 am at @SyncStudioBklyn ! This class is for all levels of meditators, so if you haven't meditated, please come & try! We'll begin by getting grounded in our bodies with some breathing techniques. Then, we'll head into a 15 minute meditation incorporating 4 cornerstones of meditation: contemplation, awareness, mindfulness, compassion. Meditation is a great way to find your way home, back to your true self. Here is a helpful Kundalini meditation to help repair & balance the nervous system & to help you unf*!k yourself:
*Meditation to Check the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS)*
*time: approximately 8 minutes *purpose: to balance the nervous system & strengthen the PNS which is known as the nervous system responsible for "rest and digest." It helps lower blood pressure, slows heart rate, stimulates digestion. Its counterpart, the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) is known for activating "fight or flight," increases blood pressure, accelerates heart rate, releases adrenaline. SNS protects us, but when it is overactive it can cause an imbalance in our hormonal systems, particularly with chronic production of cortisol *to begin, sit in Easy Pose (cross legged). Close your eyes. Bring palms together in front chest. Tune in 3 times with the Adi Mantra "Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo"
*Bring hands into Gyan Mudra (index finger touching thumb) next to shoulders facing forward. Press shoulders toward spine until shoulder blades meet *Silently repeat a mantra of your choice. *3 times: inhale deeply through nose & suspend breath for as long as you can (up to 60 seconds). Exhale completely. Repeat 2 more times. *Release posture & relax your breathing for 2-3 minutes. *Return to posture. 2 times: Inhale through nose. Press tongue against upper palate. Sustain lock for 30 seconds. Exhale & begin Breath of Fire for 15-20 seconds. *remain in posture. Inhale completely. Press tongue against upper palate. Suspend breath for as long as you can (up to 60 seconds). Exhale & relax.
#NervousSystemRepair #UnfuckYourself


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Yesterday, we completed our third weekend of Kundalini teacher training at @GoldenBridgeYogaNYC & we taught our first meditations as part of our teacher practicum. I taught Meditation for a Calm Heart.If you're experiencing a challenge in a personal relationship or in a professional environment & aren't sure how to move forward or communicate, sitting in this meditation for 3-15 minutes per day can bring you clear perception to your relationships with yourself & others. It will help you to act with a full heart from your purest intention. Physically, the breath pattern helps to condition the lungs & heart.
Meditation for a Calm Heart:
-Sit with a tall spine cross legged in Easy Pose
-Lengthen the spine by taking yogi neck lock by bringing the chin down slightly and imagining touching a wall with the back of the head. This helps the spine to be aligned and optimizes the capacity for the lungs -Bring your hands to prayer position in front of your chest. Tune into your highest self by chanting the Adi Mantra 3 times: "Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo" which translates into "I bow to the Creative Wisdom; I bow to the Divine Teacher within." -Bring the left hand & place it on the center of chest with the fingers facing toward the right. Elbow is relaxed by the left rib cage. This creates a deep still point in the heart center/chakra. Right hand is in Gyan Mudra (thumb touching index finger). This Mudra is the Seal of Knowledge & stimulates wisdom, receptivity, & calmness. The elbow is relaxed by the rib cage. The hand is in a receptive position of peace by the shoulder as though you are taking an oath. The right hand is the hand that initiates us into analysis and action.
-Eyes are either closed or 1/10th open and focused directly in front of you.
-The breath pattern is long, deep breathing through the nose. Suspend the breath for as long as you comfortably can after each inhale and exhale (Inhale, suspend the breath, exhale, suspend the breath)
-To end: inhale and exhale strongly 3 times Relax. feel the effects of the meditation
#YogaTeacherTraining #GoldenBridgeYoga


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