Woke up today at 5:30am today to do my practice, and honestly could only flop down in child’s pose for 10minutes. And that’s okay. Practice part 2, inspired by the sunshine and redwoods #yogaeverydamnday
Yoga is inside of you. My teacher Sharath says, like the ocean, you can’t just look at the surface and know “what is the ocean.” Only when you go scuba diving do you see the beauty of the ocean and really know what it is.
Yoga is like the ocean that’s inside of you. You have to go inside to understand and see your beauty and really know yourself. To do this, everything outside of you needs to start to fall away. This means that - as a teacher - even my voice, my cues, my instructions, are all distractions from your inner practice. They constantly draw you out.
This is why in Ashtanga we practice the mysore method of “teacher-guided” self-practice. So that instead of listening outward and following along to someone else, we can instead focus inward and follow our own breath and our own self.
Let me show you what I mean. Come practice. I currently teach a Mysore program at CBI Health Center on Mondays & Thursdays from 5:15-6:45pm. I also teach drop-in led classes at Ocean Mountain Yoga on Monday’s & Friday’s and I hope to start teaching a 6 day/week morning Mysore program there as well. See the website for details www.oceanmountainyoga.com
Message me with any questions or to sign up! ♥️
Watch if you need a good laugh today 🤗.
Too much of life is serious🤓. So everywhere I go, I take a very important travelling companion 👜. Laughter – in any way I can get it 🤪@darcy_crowe @syndey @haybalzz #shesnorted
happy Monday 🌟
I started a new workout program today and this was my favorite exercise! *i shared a video if you’re interested, swipe right* we all have excuses and can blame not moving our bodies on whatever but when it comes down to it, you will make time for what you value. I value my health, but over the last 6 weeks with modeling school, work, other projects, life, and trying to get enough sleep, movement, even yoga fell to the back burner. -
I’m committing the next 21 days to resetting my workout routine as well as getting back to eating cleaner! I can’t wait to share my journey and results with everyone 💪🏼
my friends are starting a challenge group next Monday that I will be joining so I can learn how to host my own challenge groups in the future! If you are interested in joining us, please let me know! even if you want to start with me right away or can’t start until next Wednesday for some reason, if you’re interested, reach out, get started with me. let’s start our journeys together, it’s always easier with a friend ❤️
Come visit Audrey's 9:45am Vinyasa class at YS West Bloomfield FREE for the next two Mondays! .
A message from Audrey:
Start your Monday morning with good jams and even better vibes! I build fun, accessible yet challenging flows that feel good in the body and are sure to make you work up a good sweat. We explore being fully present in every moment, thus every breath and movement is a new opportunity to be here and now. I have an eclectic taste in music, so there is usually something for everyone; but Led Zeppelin, Cowboy Junkies, and Kid Cudi are always in heavy rotation. You’ll leave class feeling energized and awake, ready to seize the day! Hope to meet you on the mat soon, light beams!
Om Shanti, Namaste - Audrey
Off to the Netherlands for more charity work! It's been a grind, but there's nothing more rewarding than giving. 🖤
Giving money is wonderful, but in reality, the true satisfaction of charity comes most potently when we offer our time in service of others. Even if you lack the time to do prolonged charity work, every day presents small ways we can offer something to others, whether it's listening to a friend in need or picking up a piece of trash in the street. There's never a lack of opportunity to give, we just have to have the eyes to see where and how we are needed.
It's the final day of #GoddessesOfShakti ❤️🌟❤️ We finish with an #inversion so that we can connect with our fierce role as the connection between earth and sky 🔥🙏🌙 If you've read this far, here's a story...the first time I kicked up into a #handstand for this post, I kicked the windowsill on the way down and hurt my foot. I didn't want to give up on my handstand because that was my chosen pose, but I was scared to get hurt again. But I remembered some of the most important lessons that yoga has to teach us, and kicked up into handstand about 12 more times, even though I was scared. So there it is. Now to ice my foot...
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Shakti is primordial cosmic energy ...
She is honored as the mother goddess, a universal source of energy, power, and creativity...
Shakti is a fierce warrior ⭐🌟⭐🌟⭐🌟⭐
🌺 JOIN US FOR🌺 :
We will focus on harnessing feminine energy while exploring poses to help you open and to tap into your personal "shakti". ⭐🌟⭐
Our pose lineup will include the following:
1. Lotus - grounding/calming
2. Toe stand - strengthen your path
3. Dancing shiva - inner goddess/feminine energy
4. Compass - inner north star guidance
5. Goddess - balance of sun and moon
6. Skandasana - fierce warrior energy
7. Inversion - connection between earth and sky .
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@rockabetty25 . . .
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Let’s do it babes! Join the #ritualbabes of @ritualsweatsociety for the next 11 days in this Drake-alicious yoga challenge!
We are SO excited to be doing this IN MY POSES instagram yoga challenge and to see all of your amazing posts. Starts October 15-25.
• Must follow us on IG
• Must do pose listed for that day
• Must include a Drake lyric/quote
• Must tag us in the photo (not in description)
• Must use hashtag #rssinmyposes
Three winners will be chosen at the end. GET CREATIVE! This is for people near and far, so share with friends!
1. DOWN DOG : Adho Mukha Svanasana
2. BOAT : Navasana
3. MALASANA : Malasana
4. DOLPHIN : Ardha Pincha Mayurasana
5. DANCER/KING DANCER : Natarajasana
6. MERMAID : Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
7. CAMEL : Ustrasana
8. STANDING SPLIT: Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana
9. EAGLE : Garudasana
10. HALF LORD OF THE FISHES : Ardha Matsyendrāsana
11. WILD CARD : Any yoga pose of your choosing
My people-pleasing litmus test. Is my yes to them a no to myself?
Listen up, loves: you cannot and will not be a BOSS in your life if you put everyone else before you and say yes all the time.
Get clear on what you need.
Give yourself what you need.
Align with like-minded ppl that support your needs.
Say yes when you want to.
And no when you want to.
And eff the rest of it.
AND, STOP apologizing for having needs in the first place. I know it’s a habit at this point but bite your tongue every time you wanna say you’re sorry for things like existing.
Y’all know I’m not great at IG challenges, but I am excited for the new studio my friends at @werk_bodymovement are opening! Repost @werk_bodymovement with @get_repost
WERK It's a #yogachallenge ! Join us October 15-30 for our FUNKY yoga series. Grab your mats, get out of your comfort zone, + empower yourself to get your creative on! #namaslay 👊
Rules:🔹Follow our hosts @the.miss.kris , @jenibeeonethree , @heycoachjenn , @lilimon415, @breelluther , @goldenstatefit , @indigohues , & @butistarr .🔹Follow our sponsors @pualanihawaii , @internalwisdomfolsom , @buenosportandswim , @hairwego , @jennmorrison927 , @cmericle42 , @primalife_health . 🔹TAG a friend to do this with you. 🔹REPOST this post with the REPOST app. 🔹Post the pose of the day - 'errrry day. 🔹Tag all hosts + sponsors in every post.🔹While your going through these asana’s, check in with yourself + let us know what it ignites in you🔥
Day 1: Dancer (Natarajasana)
Day 2: Wild Thing (Camatkarasana)
Day 3: Pyramid (Parsvottanasana)
Day 4: Downward-facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Day 5: Camel (Ustrasana)
Day 6: Four Limbed Staff (Chaturanga Dandasana)
Day 7: Bow (Dhanurasana)
Day 8: Crow (Bakasana)
Day 9: Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III)
Day 10: Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
Day 11: Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana)
Day 12: Supported Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana)
Day 13: Side Plank (Vasisthasana)
Day 14: Firefly (Tittibhasana)
Day 15: FLOW
We have some DOPE prizes from our sponsors + we are giving away a one month membership to our brand new body movement studio.
Day 1 because I haven’t done a challenge in a minute and I love my girl @crazyasiayoga and my calves are poppin’ 💁🏼♀️
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🎉 CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT 🎉
Welcome to #YogisMissThe90s from October 15-22!!!
Do you miss the grunge days of The Nineties? Renting movies from Blockbuster Friday night, then waking up to watch Saturday morning cartoons? So do we! Please join us for 8 days of nostalgically inspired yoga poses for #YogisMissThe90s
Pose Themes - Poses
Day 1: Boys Bands - Goddess ✔️
Day 2: Sailor Moon - Half Moon Pose
Day 3: Grunge Music - Scandasana
Day 4: Blockbuster - Pose with a Block or Prop
Day 5: The Spice Girls - Any Backbend
Day 6: 90’s Cartoons - Funky Inversion
Day 7: CD Binders - Any Bind
Day 8: Nickelodeon Slime - Any Split Variation
Day 1 of #HeartsOpenForFall 🧡
Today I chose #kingcobra or #rajabhujangasana
Heart openers are my favorite kinds of yoga poses!
The body stores emotions and heart-openers are particularly good for releasing sadness, anger, grief, and frustration. The more you expand your sternum, rib cage and the rest of your upper body in heart-openers the more blood, oxygen and nerve circulation will be freed up to invigorate you mentally and physically. .
There’s something so wildly liberating about keeping your heart open while the world tries to steal your strength or joy. Life is going to happen and when it does, I’m going to strive to meet all the anger and hurt and pain as well as the joy and excitement and bliss with a heart wide open. 💗💕 .
Pose lineup: •🍂1) Cobra/ Updog / King Cobra 🐍 •🍂2) Wild Thing •🍂3) Camel •🍂4) Standing Backbend •🍂5) Bow •🍂6) Puppy •🍂7) Wheel •🍂8) King Pigeon / Mermaid .
@remedyherbs . .
This has been a view the past 3 days for the yoga challenge. Mats on the floor and @seanviguefitness yoga on the TV. Yoga reminds you to slow down, breathe and keeps you humble. Good lord these long slow poses are tough. It's been nice feeling so relaxed every night #yogaday3#yoga#yogaeverydamnday#happy#healthy#getfit#getstrong
Ever curious as to how our day-to-day studio runs behind the scenes? Maybe the question should be WHO makes it run. Between staff, teachers, assistants, managers, and many more - Yoga One is a well-oiled machine and we’re pretty dang proud of it. So proud that we want to share, with YOU. Enter Takeover Tuesday. Tomorrow, our takeover is from one of our amazing assistants here at Y1. Her personality is contagious and her sense of humor will light you up!✨ Meet Kyrie Pennington. 🙌🏽 Kyrie [pronounced KEER-E] is one of our wonderful assistants and participated in the Cohort 12 of Teacher Training here at Y1. 🔥 You can find Kyrie assisting mostly on Wednesday evenings over at Yoga One Dilworth. 💪🏽 On top of assisting our amazing clients, she helps set up the space before and after the class. “I love Yoga One because the community is supportive, empowering, and LOVING! I practice yoga because it gives me access to and connects me with my best self,” says Kyrie! ❤️ When she’s not assisting, you can find her practicing at any given time. “I don’t have a set class I go to every week, and can be found at Tai’s or Kasey’s classes on Wednesday evenings at Y1D,” she says. 🧘🏼♀️ Outside of yoga, Kyrie loves to paint, paddleboard, and walk her beautiful dog, Trooper! 🐶Kyrie is open-minded and always open to new experiences.🙌🏽 “I love that I am fun and I am always exploring,” she says. We love that about you, too, Kyrie! 😍 Watch tomorrow at Kyrie takes over our page. You will not want to miss this!🔥
🎃 #ProjectJustYoga10 🎃
For day 16 we practice Bridge Pose
1. Lying on your back, bend both knees and place the feet flat on the floor hip width apart. Slide the arms alongside the body with the palms facing down. The fingertips should be lightly touching the heels. You can always take your hands to the low back for added support as I have; listen to your body.
2. Press the feet into the floor, inhale and lift the hips up, rolling the spine off the floor. Lightly squeeze the knees together to keep the knees hip width apart.
3. Press down into the arms and shoulders to lift the chest up. Engage the legs, buttocks and mula bandha to lift the hips higher.
4. Breathe and hold for 4-8 breaths.
To release: exhale and slowly roll the spine back to the floor
🍁 Odd days: Tas
🍁 Even days: Erika
🍁 Modifier: Rachael
Remember, we may post the night before OR day of for pose instructions! .
❤❤FOLLOW & tag all hosts & sponsors IN ALL POSTS to win some amazing swag!❤❤
We had a lot to say this week! 💜 Please take a listen to this week’s episode where we go deep on the topic of where yoga and activism meet. Prompted by a post from @rachel.cargle asking wellness practitioners to hold themselves accountable, we share what that means for us. .
We want to know your thoughts too! Let’s continue this conversation. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Head to our stories to see the original post! 🙏🏻 #thoughtvibrations#yoga#podcast
I procrastinate too, anyone else? 🙋🏻♀️ Personal share continues below .
Right now, I don’t want to respond to emails or finalize my rubrics for tomorrow. I’m feeling the come down from an incredible, female-powered (+ @jvn!) weekend... I don’t always show it, but my mood can dip after I’ve had a fun-filled weekend or indulged in foods or cocktails that I don’t normally have. I know it’s completely normal so, these days, the magic in my life occurs when I realize that at any moment I can return to my practice! This month, I’m celebrating my 7 year commitment to a consistent yoga practice and, therefore, my evolution away from negative, self-sabotaging reactions and compulsive behaviors when I’m feeling low. 🎉 .
Yoga asana and pranayama techniques have truly changed my brain chemistry and have gifted me strength and ease in my mind, heart, and body. 💪🏼❤️ I hope that you know you can always reach out if you’re feeling low, and that this inspires you to try something new (vs an unhealthy pattern or habit) next time you’re feeling blue! 🙏🏼
Camatkarasana / Pozice divokosti 🧞♀️
Skvělá pozice na protažení zad. Otevírá hrudník, zlepšuje držení těla a roztahuje plíce. Umožňuje lepší proudění dechu do hrudníku.
Zvyšuje flexibilitu ramen, kyčelních kloubů a protahuje přední čas stehen. Zároveň buduje sílu v ramenou a horní části zad a zlepšuje i balanc na jedné ruce.
Máte tu rovnou dvě varianty provedení. 😉
Přeju všem úspěšný začátek týdne! ☺️ #camatkarasana 🧘🏻♀️
Tittibhasana / Světluška 💫 Něco pro pokročilé. 🤓 Tahle krásná, ale už náročnější pozice posiluje kromě rukou také záda, vnitřní stranu stehen, kyčelní kloub a třísla. Stejně tak jako většina balančních pozic je i Tittibhasana vhodná na zklidnění mysli a rovnováhu. Pozice světlušky stimuluje tlusté střevo a trávicí ústrojí, takže má pozitivní vliv také na trávení. Vyžaduje pevnost v horní části těla a naopak pružnost zadní strany stehen. Světlušku nedělejte, pokud máte problémy se zápěstím, zády anebo koleny. #tittibhasana