Amina Taha@aminahtaha

📍NYC
Practice yoga everyday. With love, non-attachment and faith.
Weekly classes in NYC @alonewyork
Flexibility Workshop in LA - 2/15
Online classes:

livingroomyogasessions.com/

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Amina Taha

Happy birthday to one of my favorite people @talia_sutra 🎂
Old photo from last year when I was about three months pregnant with Malik and Talia came over to play 💛
This is one of my favorite photos and seeing this makes me a little nostalgic because it is our last few nights in this apartment. We are moving (5 minutes away haha) to another space and I’m so excited for it but also full of appreciation for this space, our first home in NYC.
#yoga #livingroomyogasessions
Wearing @aloyoga


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Something I read that recently fascinated me about backbends was that they can create the space to take fuller breaths into your diaphragm. I’ve been interested in learning more about diaphragmatic breathing and I often teach it in my classes because it has transformed the way I think about core function. I watch my baby and Leo breathe this way naturally, and it’s crazy to think that as we get older and with the accumulation of stress, we forget how to breathe. Taking shallow chest breaths can disrupt the core unit from functioning the way that it should, as well as prevent our nervous system from being in a relaxed state.
My favorite way of tuning in to make sure I’m diaphragmatic breathing is to breathe into the sides of my waist (almost upper back) and to effortlessly exhale out fully. There will be a slight belly raise, but it’s not a belly breath. It was taught to me by my pelvic floor therapist when I was learning to relax my pelvic floor from being too tight. Try it for yourself, imagine breathing into all directions of your rib cage (sideways, back and up) by placing your fingers to the sides of your ribs and notice your fingers expand out to the side and exhale your breath fully.
#diaphragmaticbreathing #backbends #yoga #alienpose
Wearing my @aloyoga barre top


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Let’s talk about sleep!
I’ve always been curious with learning more about sleep and the science behind it. When @eightsleep invited me for a day (and night) for all things relaxation and sleep-related, I was excited to learn more!
Research has shown that cooling down our body temperature allows for deeper and better sleep so they’ve created this new technology where it’s a high-tech mattress that you can adjust the temperature of. It also tracks your sleep and gives you feedback through an app!
Its most groundbreaking feature, dynamic temperature, includes artificial intelligence that learns sleep
habits and adjusts the temperature in bed automatically!!
I met with sleep psychologist @drjoshuatal and it was so useful for me to get my questions answered about co-sleeping and what makes us new moms able to stay up so many days in a row without sleep (it’s basically cortisol - the stress hormone haha!)
I also learned that it’s not necessarily about aiming to sleep an uninterrupted shot of 8 hours but it’s about quality.
They also arranged for us to do acupuncture @wthn and I got a relaxing massage in the beautiful room. Then I got to test out the pod overnight and the benefits I’ve felt from the pod is sleeping longer, deeper and with fewer interruptions.
Thank you for the amazing experience @eightsleep!
Check out the pod that releases TODAY! It’s available on eightsleep.com and you can get $150 off yours with code AMINA 💛
@eightsleep
#sleepfitness #ad #pod #sleeppod #eightsleeppod #eightsleep


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See you soon LA! 💓✈️ I’ll be there for a week, please let me know if you have any fun recommendations!
For my workshop - check the highlight in my stories :)
Can’t wait to meet you there! xx
For my NY schedule, it resumes as usual starting Saturday the 23rd of February - will post a schedule update on stories shortly.
#yoga #livingroomyogasessions
Wearing my fave @aloyoga


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love away the fear.
❤️
#yoga #livingroomyogasessions #morningstretch
photo by my man @azkosber


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Thought I’d re-introduce myself for those of you who are new to my page!
1- My name is actually spelled Amina (no h) but the h in my username is the first letter of my dad’s name because the no h was taken.
2- I’ve been practicing yoga for four years now.
3- I am originally Egyptian
4- I did my first YTT in the summer of 2016 at @yogaworks
5- I had a baby almost 8 months ago!
6- My husband takes most of my pictures.
7- I have two sisters, @evaspole and @hannahtaha
8- I have an online series that I created with my husband at home and you can practice with me anywhere in the world with my online series, Living Room Yoga Sessions. The classes are beginner/intermediate, which means that if you’ve never done yoga before they’re your perfect guide to all the fundamentals but would also challenge you enough until you’re more in an intermediate level. They’re challenging and designed to be a thorough guide to a home practice 💜
The classes are on my website (link in bio)
Lmk if you have any questions!
#yoga #livingroomyogasessions
Wearing @aloyoga barre top


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You’re here now,
and that’s all that matters.
#yoga #antigua #birdofparadise
Wearing @aloyoga 💓
Thank you for the photo @azkosber


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Off to an adventure! ✈️ #livingroomyogasessions
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Stay interested in your pose.
💛
Every time you revisit it, you are different.
Can you listen every time?
#yoga #livingroomyogasessions
@aloyoga


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Do it all with curiosity, joy,
steadiness and ease.
#yoga #livingroomyogasessions
Wearing @aloyoga


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Figure four 🦂 with @jennyclise_
She’s a ray of sunshine and one of my favorite yogis ever — check our her page if you haven’t already!
Can’t wait for more yoga playtime with you ❤️
Try this figure four scorpion and give us a tag!!
#yoga #scorpions #livingroomyogasessions #longislandcity
Photo by the amazing @sfreneenyc


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Playtime with my little man! I love how much he trusts my floor bow to the extent that he thinks it’s climbable 😆
Have a beautiful weekend 💛
#yoga #livingroomyogasessions #floorbow


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