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♥️. “I was born the day I thought: What is? What was? And What if? I was transformed the day My ego shattered, And all the superficial, material Things that mattered To me before, Suddenly ceased To matter. I really came into being The day I no longer cared about What the world thought of me, Only on my thoughts for Changing the world. . ♥️. There were few things that twisted my world, or turning points, those seconds that changed everything, that made the world I knew, ceasing to exist: 🌪 Leaving my country and moving to London . 🌪Meeting my hubby . 🌪 Becoming successful in my area of expertise . 🌪 Start practicing Ashtanga Yoga and doing a YTT . 🌪Loosing my Dad in a tragic car accident . 🌪 Coming back to my country . 🌪Having 2 miscarriages . 🌪Learning to adapt ....... . the list would be much bigger .... . But the biggest . 🌪🌪 twist in my life was when I let go of anything that didn’t make me a better soul. That deep emotional and physical cleansing. And the realization that I don’t need to make an effort for people to love me, to accept me. When I realized that I don’t need to fight for love, the material, the futility of small things, they all disappear. I am just this happy soul - that suffers sometimes - inhabiting a body that can shift shape, like life shifts shape, but my mind is strong enough, to never stop sharing this huge Love I have inside of my heart, and go through the “twists” that Life might bring, with an open heart! . Check on Ester’s, Sarka’s and Ivy’s beautiful posts! . Have a beautiful day on part of Earth. . . Wearing: @liquidoactive Use ANDREALIQUIDO for 15% Shipping is free according to your location. . #liquidoactive
. ♥️. “Love, deep love, is a creative tension; it is like the string of a musical instrument - a single string yet pulled in opposite directions. If there is too little tension, or if there is too much so that the string breaks, it will give forth no sound. The perfection of love is like the perfect tuning of the string, for love attains fulfillment as there is the maximum of UNION. “ . ♥️. PARIVRTTA VATAYANASANA . . ♥️. Good morning and welcome to Day 3. #TwistItUpYogis . . Gallery is MIND BLOWING!!!!!🌪♥️👏. I didn’t realize all my twists so far were all intense ones, but it was how I felt when I practiced and chose the asanas for this challenge. Let’s blame Mercury being retrograde today and not the Full Moon. 😂😂😂 And... this made me think 🤔 - we learn peace through storm, we learn compassion through suffering, we learn kindness from unkindness... We need this opposite forces to learn what true Love is. Till the moment that you start teaching kindness through kindness, peace through peace, compassion through compassion. Opposite forces make you learn, but to teach them, to reach others hearts, you need to intertwine every single virtue again, on the cloth of LOVE. Opposite forces that are that stretched string, called LOVE - it is all that equanimity and balance that doesn’t let the string tear. . Have a beautiful day on your part of Earth. Check on Sarka’s, Ester’s and Ivy’s beautiful posts! . And .... on Friday I start a hip opening challenge! #HipNoticNovember2 ! You don’t want to miss out!!! . . . 🌪 Twisted Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @esteryoga . @popsterivy . @sarkayoga . . 💫 Sponsors . @liquidoactive . @vayumudra . @zengperformance . @thewaymat . @iremiaskincare . . 🌪 Twisted Line Up . Day 1. Stand & Twist .♥️ Day 2. Seat & Twist .♥️ Day 3. Fold & Twist .♥️ Day 4. Balance & Twist . Day 5. Fly and Twist . ( Any Arm balance with a twist) . . . Wearing @liquidoactive Stunning Gold Coast High Waist Eco Leggings Use ANDREALIQUIDO for 15% disc Shipping is free according to your location #liquidoactive . . . .
♥️. “We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.” Susy Kassem . ♥️. . PARIVRTTA NAVASANA . ♥️. Good morning and welcome to Day 2. #TwistItUpYogis . First thing first : Gallery is stunningly TWISTED!!!! I am loving it 🌪♥️🌪!! . . I couldn’t leave this one out - another kind of intense ( Full Moon 🌕 officially Full today 🤣🤣🙌) twist on one of my faves postures, Navasana! 🤷♀️ . Opposite forces: you are twisting to one side and the lifted legs obviously are pulling you to another direction... so get that core on 🔥 and Bandhas 🔒, find your balance and bring out that smile. Because this is exactly what life asks us everyday! . Check on Ester’s, Sarka’s and Ivy’s fab posts! . 🌪 Twisted Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @esteryoga . @popsterivy . @sarkayoga . . 💫 Sponsors . @liquidoactive . @vayumudra . @zengperformance . @thewaymat . @iremiaskincare . . 🌪 Twisted Line Up . Day 1. Stand & Twist . Day 2. Seat & Twist . Day 3. Fold & Twist . Day 4. Balance & Twist . Day 5. Fly and Twist . ( Any Arm balance with a twist) . . . . Wearing : my stunning Gold Coast High Waist Eco leggings by @liquidoactive 💫 use ANDREALIQUIDO for 15% disc Shipping is free according to your location . . . . .
. 🧘♀️💫NEW CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT 💫🧘♀️. . #HIPNOTICNOVEMBER2 . 📌 16-22 Nov . Last year we had so much fun that we all wanted to play again! Join Andrea, Indira, Rita and Temy for 7 days of Hip Openers fun! We wanted all levels to feel welcome so we are suggesting the asanas’s family and you will chose your fave variation! We can’t wait to see what you are going to come up with! We are waiting for you! . 🧘♀️Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @indira.yoga . @ritaayoga . @temyoga . . 💫Sponsors. @samadhi.pt . @devine.mat . @malasbymichelle . @paavaniayurveda . . ✨Hipnotic Line Up . Day 1. Any Standing Hip Opener . Day 2. Any Seated Hip Opener . Day 3. Any Twisted Hip Opener . Day 4. Any Folding Hip Opener . Day 5. Any Inverted Hip Opener . Day 6. Any Flying Hip Opener . Day 7. Yogi’s Choice Of Any Hip Opener . . How to Play . 👉 Follow all hosts and Sponsors . 👉 Share this flyer, tag a few friends to join . 👉 Post your daily pose with the hashtag #HipnoticNovember2 tagging hosts and sponsors in your daily captions and have your account on public so we can see your posts . 👉 Reach out to your fellow participants in the gallery and uplift them with likes and comments❣️ 👉 Have your country of residence in your bio or posts so we can allocate prizes fairly 🙏
♥️. Once upon a time, began the story of you. Many perilous, wonderful, harrowing, brilliant, delightful, profound things happened. And yet - the most exciting twists and best turns are yet to come. And it absolutely does not matter how old or young you are. Like a bright carpet of wonders, enjoy the unrolling of your story.” Vera Nazarian ♥️. . CORKSCREW POSE Or PARIVRTTA UTTANASANA . ♥️. Good Morning, Happy New Week, and welcome to Day 1. #TwistItUpYogis . I chose an intense one to kick off, as I am feeling the intense energy of this Full Moon 🌕 in Scorpio ♏️! Twist out what don’t serve you any longer! 🌪🌪🌪🌪🌪🌪 . If you wish to try this one, please do a proper warming up! Can’t wait to see what you are coming up with! Check on Ester’s, Ivy’s and Sarka’s fab posts! . 🌪 Twisted Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @esteryoga . @popsterivy . @sarkayoga . . 💫 Sponsors . @liquidoactive . @vayumudra . @zengperformance . @thewaymat . @iremiaskincare . . 🌪 Twisted Line Up . Day 1. Stand & Twist . ♥️ Day 2. Seat & Twist . Day 3. Fold & Twist . Day 4. Balance & Twist . Day 5. Fly and Twist . ( Any Arm balance with a twist) . How to Play . 👉 Follow all hosts and Sponsors . 👉 Share this flyer, tag a few friends to join . 👉 Post your daily pose with the hashtag #TwistedUpYogis tagging hosts and sponsors in your daily captions and have your account on public so we can see your posts . 👉 Reach out to your fellow participants in the gallery and uplift them with likes and comments❣️ 👉 Have your country of residence in your bio or posts so we can allocate prizes fairly 🙏 . . . Wearing @liquidoactive fab Gold Coast Eco Leggings ! High waist fit, breathable material, and fab print ! Use ANDREALIQUIDO for 15% disc Shipping is free according to your location! . . .
🖤. “The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” Tahereh Mafi 🖤. MUKTA HASTA SIRSASANA B . 🖤. . Day 7 . #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice . Oh I can’t believe it is our last day! I am even feeling my heart lighter after so many confessions 🤣🤣🤣🙌! So .... what does inversions have to do with welcoming the full moon?? Ashtangis start the practice with the dynamic sequence of Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara A & B) to generate heat. In certain yoga practices, it is learned the “sun” was located in the solar plexus and the “moon,” in the crown of the head. The moon was thought to contain amrita, “the stuff of the macrocosmic moon, the divine nectar of immortality,” . While the fiery sun in the abdomen was important for triggering the purifying heat (tapas), its heat would, over time, cause aging, decay, and death. To reverse this process, yogis did specific practices, such as inversions or mudras (locks, or seals), to both preserve and produce amrita. The act of turning upside down was believed to draw vital fluids from the lower chakras up to the crown, where they would be transformed into amrita. So that is apparently why, the headstands come at the end of the series. . Full Moon 🌕 in Scorpio ♏️ tomorrow. Scorpio is my ascendant sign. Funny thing is - I never related much to my star sign, which is Cancer - apart from being sensitive- I am not at all over dramatic... So I totally identify with Scorpio ♏️ and recently my friend Ester @esteryoga helped to find out my Vedic Sign - and .... I am a Capricorn ♑️. So guys, at 48 years old, everything FINALLY made sense. 🙌🙌🙌 I am totally feeling the 🌕 Full Moon in my rising sun... which is good and bad! Peaks of loads of energy. ✌️tks Ashtanga for helping me to cope with it!🤣🤣🤣🤣 . Thank you all beautiful people who joined us this week! Thanks fab sponsors and tks to you beautiful co- hosts, Hel, Ester and Saskia ♥️. . . . . Wearing @onzie - amazing fit, amazing print, amazing light and flexy material. . #onzie #iloveonzie .
. 🖤. “You cannot conquer what you are not committed to.” . 🖤. . Happy Saturday and welcome to Day 6. #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice . HYBRID ASANA . Sorry: I love names but I couldn’t come with a reasonable one for it today! 🙈 Ashtangis don’t practice on Saturdays, on New and Full Moon Days and ladies, on their period days. Now, 🚨 Saturdays are definitely a day that I often practice as otherwise I won’t make 5/6 days a week due my life’s as a wife, teacher, house wife ( 🦑) entrepreneur ( I help hubby with his business), mother of 14 rescued pets, daughter, sister and godmother, and ... farm’s inhabiting! You guys have no idea what can happen in a farm in what would be a “normal and tranquil day”! 🤪 What I never do is practice the series on New and Full Moon days due the risk of injuries (I posted about this only days ago). So on Saturdays, if I am not doing the series, I love to do an open practice - focusing on groups, one day backbending, one day inversions, one day arm balances... but my fave group are hip openers - as you all who follow me might have noticed 🤣🤣🤣. It is like my play day. I experiment asanas which are not part of the series, and experience what my body feels, and go where my mind and body takes me. I even put some music on - it goes from yoga related to classical, and opera! It is amazing to practice with opera! It is really amazing how sometimes after a practice like that, a little new thing shows up in an Asana that I practice already for a while. People normally will think that these rules of practicing or non practicing is old fashioned and rigid. But you can choose to have a guideline and do what it works for you. But be aware of the Moon Days. I wouldn’t recommend practicing series on those. . It is raining here 🙌🙏 so I will enjoy hubby’s company and we will do nothing together! Popcorn 🍿 and Netflix are the only thing on the list. . Check on Ester’s, Helen’s and Saskia’s fab posts! . Enjoy your day on your part of Earth. . . . 🧘♀️ Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @esteryoga . @findyourinnernorth . @helen_garner_yoga . . 📿Sponsors . @onzie . @ajnawellbeing . @urbanizedbeauty . @adoratherapy @anklecraft . @zenpolitan . . Wearing: @onzie
🖤. . PINCHA MAYURASANA . 🖤. Good morning, Happy Friday and welcome to Day 5. #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice . Today is Props using Day ! We have to get few things clear first. Ashtangis don’t use props. My props are, in all those years ONE block, two straps and my yoga wheel ( this one I just got in 2017 ). 🙈🤣🤣. I learned to headstand and Pincha in the middle of the room, as my teacher Aruna was obviously an Ashtangi and that is how she trained me. I never kicked up to headstand. Always lifting up with straight legs. Same with Pincha. Now, another thing you need to know about my relationship with this amazing asana. It went in and out of practice. I have a flat black (means my spine has no natural curve, specially the lower back) it locks sometimes and hurts. I learned that applying too much effort to a pose or sequence can result in wasted energy, excess tension, and frustration. So sometimes, you need to back it off. And then in 2018 I broke my femur - badly- in a silly fall at home. I was terrified of falling on top of that leg AND I became more aware of how bloody fragile our bones are! As I didn’t kick or straddle legs I used to fall like a tower. Fear. My beloved Pincha was going really far from me... if you never “lost” an Asana before, your might not understand this feeling. It makes you sad. Practicing against the wall was not in my thoughts. Never been. Till about two months ago, I injured my wrist, practicing pincha. After I had the green light for the doc, I sit down facing the wall, and said (this is a mental conversation as she is no longer with us) “ Look Aruna, I am sorry, but if I don’t try on the wall, I might not loose the fear that has arisen after the femur injury. I need the wall to learn my limits again and I will kick. “ 😅. She used to say that you get too attached to the wall and take longer to get into the posture. She might be right. But it did help me a lot to overcome the fear, and as you can see on main picture, after few days only, I was back to middle of the room. Each person is different. You can balance what you learn/ learned with what you need! “All is fair in Love and War”. In this case, was out of love! .
🖤. Just . Because . I . Love . It . 🖤. . KROUNCHASANA . 🖤. Second Submission . Day 4. #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice . . Here we go 🚨. Another fave. . . 🧘♀️ Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @esteryoga . @findyourinnernorth . @helen_garner_yoga . . 📿Sponsors . @onzie . @ajnawellbeing . @urbanizedbeauty . @adoratherapy @anklecraft . @zenpolitan . . . Wearing : Definitely one of my fave outfits from @onzie Check it out their new Cocoon collection which is stunning as well! . . . . . . . . .
🖤. The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.” Carl Sagan . 🖤. Good morning and welcome to Day 4 . #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice . Today we are sharing faves! . Sutra 1.12 introduces two essential elements of yogic philosophy: abhyasa (persistent effort) and vairagya (non-attachment). When practiced together, you achieve greater equanimity. Balance. So, this is why we shouldn’t get attached to a pose. The outcome shouldn’t be your goal, but focusing in keeping the mind calm and strong. This is a very important part of the practice and - in and out of the mat. Non attachment is the path to understanding, compassion, less suffering... 🚨🚨🚨but - ah it is ok have those dear postures that make you shift the shape of your body so strongly that it is like you become something else - in this way - your mind can also shift - in a very strong way. One can’t explain why they love yellow and just like blue. Or red. I think it has to do with impressions that you might have imprinted in your mind, body and soul. Something that tells you a lot of whom you are deeply inside. Maybe impressions from another life. Have you ever experienced something similar to this when practicing? Sorry Ashtanga Police, but some asanas have my heart and in this case I don’t feel a bad Ashtangi. 🤭♥️🤭♥️🤭♥️ . . 🧘♀️ Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @esteryoga . @findyourinnernorth . @helen_garner_yoga . . 📿Sponsors . @onzie . @ajnawellbeing . @urbanizedbeauty . @adoratherapy @anklecraft . @zenpolitan . . 🤸🏼♀️ Mischief Line Up . Day 1. Misalignments . . ♥️ Day 2. Skipping Asanas . .♥️ Day 3. Permanence (too long or too little in an Asana) .♥️ . Day 4. Attachment ( we practice non attachment to any pose, so now let’s share any fave!) .♥️ . Day 5. Use of Props (any type: wall, strap, blocks, towels) . . Day 6. Saturday's practice. (Choose any asana that is not part of your practicing sequence or the series) . Day 7. Any Inversion to welcome the upcoming Full Moon energy! And we will rest as we won’t practice tomorrow as it is Full Moon Day so we finish in peace with the Ashtanga Police 🙌🙏😊 . . Wearing @onzie Mala: @lilaintheskyjewelry
🖤. “Yoga is establishing an harmonious connection to your inner world with outer world.” Amit Ray 🖤. YOGA MUDRA . . Good morning and welcome to Day 3. #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice . . Today we are talking Permanence - staying too long or too little in an Asana. In Ashtanga practice asanas are held for 5 breaths, or 10, or headstand on Closing Series, for 25. 🚨 My little mischief is not staying too little, but too long... Specially on Closing Sequence... 🤭 We open with Sun Salutions A & B, Standing Postures are always the same, and then you have the different series ( 1 till 6), each with different postures to end with Closing Series, which are always the same too. Here you are unwinding the body and mind, after the demanding sequences. As Ashtanga is “moving meditation”, by the time you get here, your mind is deeply connected to body, and soul. YOGA MUDRA is like a massive “energy lock” for me - I feel - and my mind reads the flow of energy moving through the entire body, the hands are portals of energy, so you are connecting it back to feet. I bow to Something much bigger then what I am....the sound of my breath connected to heart beating transcends everything else. If I have to pick one phrase here to translate this would be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 👉👉 I FEEL 👈👈 . . . . . . . . How powerful is that?!? So I want to stay here longer than only 10 breaths 🤣🤣🤣 And why we learn that you shouldn’t? Everything in life and in the mat is about BALANCING all the forces - being good or bad - it should be experienced with same intensity. I totally get it, and teach it. But...... this is like my little treat 🥰! Swipe to see another “me moment” I love doing when in Baddha Konasana - after the 3 sequences of 5 breaths I love to stretch my neck from side to side .... There !!! You all know this now. 😂😂😂 I don’t do it every time I practice but sometimes.... 🤷♀️🚨🤷♀️🚨🤷♀️🚨 . . Third pic is to show you my beautiful anklet by @anklecraft Can you see the little 🧜♀️ mermaid? I love it! She is also sponsoring the challenge - so one of you will get one of her beautiful pieces! . Check on Helen’s, Ester’s and Saskia’s beautiful posts! . Wearing: @onzie
. 🌪 🧘♀️ NEW CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT 🌪🧘♀️. . #TwistItUpYogis . . . 📌11-15 November . . Who doesn’t love a good twist ?!? 🌪🤩 . Twists are the best body detox, they energize the body, make our spines flexible and our minds too! . We suggest the asana’s mix and you pick your choice! . Join us for 5 days of Twisting fun! . . 🌪 Twisted Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @esteryoga . @popsterivy . @sarkayoga . . 💫 Sponsors . @liquidoactive . @vayumudra . @zengperformance . @thewaymat . @iremiaskincare . . 🌪 Twisted Line Up . Day 1. Stand & Twist . Day 2. Seat & Twist . Day 3. Fold & Twist . Day 4. Balance & Twist . Day 5. Fly and Twist . ( Any Arm balance with a twist) . . How to Play . 👉 Follow all hosts and Sponsors . 👉 Share this flyer, tag a few friends to join . 👉 Post your daily pose with the hashtag #TwistItUpYogis tagging hosts and sponsors in your daily captions and have your account on public so we can see your posts . 👉 Reach out to your fellow participants in the gallery and uplift them with likes and comments❣️ 👉 Have your country of residence in your bio or posts so we can allocate prizes fairly 🙏 . . .
🖤. “When you respect your limits, other will learn to respect them too.” Dossie Easton 🖤. . SETU BANDHASANA . 🖤. Good morning and welcome to Day 2 . #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice Guys I am loving your posts and to find out about your little mischiefs 😍🚨!!! Today is “Skipping “ Day! So what does it mean? When I told my Dad many years ago what Ashtanga Yoga was, explained that it was a discipline, that we had “the series”, etc, he replied to me : “Oh ok. Ashtanga is Yoga for like people with “OCD”, right?!” That was my Dad’s sense of humor, but, in a certain way, on what he knew about me, on my behalf, he was right. I love to have a structure, to know what I am doing, I am Spartan, I have a strong sense of commitment towards my practice. Lots of people say/ think - oh how boring to practice everything the same, everyday. Well, every time, is all different even being the “same sequence”. And every sequence (we have 6 ) is so perfect in the way it develops. So why on Earth I skip Setu BANDHASANA from my practice? I did this posture during years of practice, but about 3 years ago I just stopped practicing as it hurts my lower back, badly. People are normally scared of the neck position here - I am totally fine with it, 10 days ago I thought I wasn’t going to able to pull it out, but here it is, it is not hurting if I don’t lift the pelvis further up, so don’t worry! I just learned on those years, to respect my body anatomy. I can do the posture, but in this case, I choose to leave it out 🚨👮♀️😱! At beginning this decision haunted me, I felt really bad about skipping it. Not any longer. I teach it, as it is a fab opening for deeper backbends. But I am totally fine in leaving it out at present. I also do Setu Bandha sometimes in its place to keep the spine warm in First Series. Swipe for one of my fave variations! Can’t wait to find out what you skip 🤭😱🚨! Check on Ester’s, Helen’s and Saskia’s fab posts! . 🧘♀️ Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @esteryoga . @findyourinnernorth . @helen_garner_yoga . . 📿Sponsors . @onzie . @ajnawellbeing . @urbanizedbeauty . @adoratherapy @anklecraft . @zenpolitan . . Wearing : @onzie @anklecraft @lilaintheskyjewelry
🖤. “There is no magic in magic, it's all in the details.” Walt Disney . 🖤. VIRABHADRASANA I 🖤. Good morning, Happy New week and welcome to Day 1 . #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice . Are you ready to reveal your little secrets?!? Here we go! What does alignment mean in an asana? It is positioning the body in a certain way to minimize the risk of injury and to maximize the benefits of the posture. We all have different bodies and have a different anatomy. So does it mean that we can change the asanas’s alignment completely to suit us? NO. There is a reason why alignment is important, it is your guideline to bring the asana “alive”. But again, our bodies are different. In Warrior I the alignment is simple: heels with heels, knee on top of heel, tight parallel to floor. Shoulders in line with hips. Slightly lifting the thoracic spine. It is on “heel to heel” where sometimes I misaligned the posture a bit. See first, sec, third and fourth pics - all same alignment - I keep the same guideline but I don’t keep heels in line, I give few, only few centimeters in between. So why is it better ? It is better for my body as I have more space to sink the hips a bit lower and bring more movement to my lower back ( I have a flat back so means my lower back doesn’t have any natural curve) - in this way I can open, project the thoracic a bit more and open the chest with more space too. Now, swipe to see the “correct” alignment - on the profile images you might not notice any difference - but looking at the back image you can see that you have less space to sink hips lower. Ahhh little details. Do I follow the traditional alignment? YES. Do I teach the traditional alignment? YES. But sometimes I want to give my body more range of movement, this is the reason for my little mischief 😱😊 Remember: Different yoga practices might have different alignments. Is there one that is better than others? NO. In Ashtanga practice everything has to do with your next vinyasa or movement, combined with your breath. So it is obvious that that certain alignments will aim for that. I can’t wait to see what you will share! Check on Ester’s, Saskia’s and Helen’s beautiful posts! . Wearing : @onzie 🖤.
💙. “It’s not about perfection. It’s about effort. And when you implement that effort into your life, every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. Keep going. Remember why you started.” Anonymous 💙. . As a past perfectionist (but unfortunately I still relapse from time to time 🤦🏼♀️) I can say that it drives you mad, it drives people around you mad when you let that rule your life. Yoga - yes - Yoga and a bit of therapy made me stop ✋ being that crazy. Commitment is one thing - I and bow for that, and I always will live with this in my life - but being picky, blind, self critic and critic of others, because you think that something could have been done “perfectly “, that is not healthy. Perfection comes from your ego. Commitment comes from your heart and soul. Maybe months ago I would not post this shot. This is a bind I am working on, and aesthetically speaking might not look perfect. The bind makes the foot go higher, when I can keep it down, there are details that I need to find to feel more comfy in there. But this is the important thing - how it feels and not how it looks. This is my commitment to my practice and to share what is real. . Swipe 👉👉 for The Health Entrepreneur Mindset site, the link to my interview is on @tudge_ ‘s Bio - I couldn’t make it work on mine 😅 - have a look on what I think it takes to become an athlete and how commitment can change your life! It is short and I enjoyed a lot answering the questions! Thanks @tudge_ for the opportunity. . Have a beautiful Sunday ! . . . . . Wearing : @liquidoactive Gold Coast High waist Eco leggings A joy to practice with ! Use ANDREALIQUIDO for 15% disc Shipping is free according to your location! . . . .
🖤. “We cannot give what we do not have: We cannot bring peace to the world if we ourselves are not peaceful. We cannot bring love to the world if we ourselves are not loving. Our true gift to ourselves and others lies not in what we have but in who we are.” Marianne Williamson 🖤. . . Yesterday we had a gorgeous family gathering in one of my cousin’s house. The eve was full laughs, wonderful food, sharing things about our childhood, playing with the kids, sharing things about our work, projects, ideas, achievements, about our lives. Sharing. When you share - attention, love, kindness, humbleness, comprehension, compassion - everything comes together. When you show that you care, genuinely care, about those around you. Our hearts need very little to open up. . . Have a wonderful weekend in your part of Earth . 🙏 . . Wearing : @blossomyogawear 💙 . . .
♥️. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” . Frederick Douglass ♥️. . Andrea - NAVASANA Felipe - BADDHA KONASANA . ♥️. . I had to share this picture that was taken about 6 weeks ago before it gets too outdated as this little man is growing too fast! If you miss my previous post with him, this is my godson Felipe. He was 8 months old when this was taken. I thought that this would be the best yoga picture to wish you a fab Friday and beautiful weekend. If you don’t have kids, enjoy the company of your nieces and nephews, or your friend’s kids... You heal whatever crack your heart might have, just to look inside their innocent and pure eyes. . . . . Wearing: @wolventhreads Mat: @liforme
🖤. “Learn to see things backwards, inside out, and upside down.” . 🖤. URDHVA DANDASANA . SIRSASANA . 🖤 . Few days ago I talked about shoulderstands, so today it be will about the King of Asanas, Sirsasana. Let’s focus on basics: . 👉 You all know how to do Tadasana - think Sirsasana as an inverted Tadasana to start with - if you can’t be upright on what would be your natural position, maintaining this easeful alignment of your spine, if don’t know for sure what good alignment feels like upright, you won’t know what it feels like upside down.... To lift up you need strong 🔥muscles on the back, and obviously, bandhas engagement. 👉 Drop your shoulders away from your ears, and slide the upper arms back to widen the clavicles (collar bones). Draw the ribs back, as this action tends to cause them to splay forward. . 👉 Don’t let Mula Bandha to “relax”, activate the most you can the perineum, in this way you activate muscles that stabilize the hips. 👉 Breathe into your back, particularly just above the waist. . 👉 The collar bones are one of main energetic points on this asana, making the flowing upwards through the spine. . 👉🔥 Another important point : Designed primarily to aid in tongue movement and swallowing, the variety of muscles attached to the base of the tongue help to support your neck. “Anchor” the tongue to the roof of your mouth for additional stability of the neck. . 👉 Your neck shouldn’t hurt if this asana is done properly. To Urdhva Dandasana: When coming down draw the abs even more in, sliding the hips “behind” head alignment. Hold it 90 degrees. Play with legs if you feel like 😂 . . . . Wearing : Midi Leggings Solstice and Mudra Bra by @onzie Material is soft, breathable and this is THE high waist. Print is outstanding. Check their new Cocoon collection. #iloveonzie #onzie . .
🖤. Words mean very little, They can be twisted and shaped and distorted, to blind the heart and seduce the soul. They are like labels we give to situations, to people, in order to make it easier for our brains to decode what we see. But in the majority of the case, the reality is a different matter. With wisdom, comes silence. The best “reader”, is the silent one. . . . On Monday Ester, Saskia and Helen and I start @esteryoga, @helen_garner_yoga @findyourinnernorth #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice Challenge - soooo, What are the little secrets on your practice that you never tell?! This is the moment we can all reveal our little misbehaving 🤭 and have fun, and share about our practices too. It is all YOGA, so let’s get together and have a laugh! We see you on the 4th! . . . . Wearing @onzie Midi Leggings Pinecone and Chick Bra. The high waist is fab and the silk feeling of the material makes it a joy to wear and practice with. Check it out their new Cocoon Collection 🤩 #iloveonzie #onzie . . .
🖤. SARVANGASANA Variation. 🖤. Described by Iyengar as The Queen of Asanas, this posture is sooo important if you want to start practicing headstands. In Ashtanga practice it precedes Sirsasana for no ordinary reason. Here you are, among many other benefits this asana provides, strengthening and nourishing the neck. 👉👉 Anchoring the tongue on the superior part of the mouth will also activated the muscles of the base of the throat, which will keep neck stable and strong - same way you need in Sirsasana. Also, another fave benefit . . . 👇👇👇 . Triggers the Vishuddha (Throat Chakra), the fifth chakra, associated with expression, creativity, and communication. When this chakra is ignited, we can transform the negative feelings into wisdom and learning. It will harmoniously attunes the person with inner and outer vibrations. I can be practicing this asana (and the other variations of it) for long breaths - also in the series I tend to stay there for longer ... (but I can’t say much more as yet - #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice is my upcoming challenge that starts on the 4th, where we will be revealing this and other mischiefs ☺️ don’t miss out!!!) If you are not an Ashtangi and don’t practice the series, but want to get your headstand practice moving, start with Sarvangasana and it’s variations. Practice safely! Have a beautiful Tuesday ! . . . Wearing @yoga_democracy . . .
♥️. . “Know the structure, process and functions of an ASANA and how it interfaces with the body, mind and soul. In each asana one has to feel the flow of intelligence and consciousness from the periphery of the body towards the center - the atman - and from the atman towards the periphery. ASANA is not a posture wherein one mindlessly or mechanically scrambles in and out.” Iyengar . ♥️ . . The soul refers to a person’s spiritual essence - it is something we have in addition to a body. . Atman is who you really are, the eternal conscious occupant of a temporary body. Atman refers to every living locus or consciousness - animals, reptiles, birds, included. . Just like how water becomes vapor, then forms a cloud. The cloud then gives rain. The power to move from the form to formless is there in every cell. This example shows how powerful is to do a yoga asana. Feel. Each. Breath. You are changing your form. Feel blessed. . . . Have a wonderful new week ahead! New Moon in Scorpio ♏️ 🦂today. Have a look at @lilaintheskyjewelry New Moon post, she is sharing rituals and affirmations. . . . Wearing @liquidoactive Amazing Gold Coast Eco Leggings. Buy anything pink and 15% will go to the McGrath Foundation. #liquidocancerbuttkickers Use ANDREALIQUIDO for 15% off .
. ♥️. YOGANIDRASANA. ♥️. Just couldn’t help Jumping on Day 2️⃣7️⃣ #YogaChillPill . 😎 💊🛀. With @cyogalife . 🙌🙌 Carmen 🙌🙌. . Warm up hips accordingly if you are practicing this alone and not as part of 2nd Series. ☺️ . Enjoy the stillness. Humbleness. Detachment. . . . . . Wearing one of my faves ever @onzie leggings. Mixing two types of Lycra and mesh, perfect fit and high waist. . My fave mat: @liforme . . . .
💜. BHUJAPIDASANA Variation 💜. . LITTLE REMINDER : . “Be kind to yourself, as you are with others . . You have these grand expectations of yourself and at times, those around you . . It's good to have goals and a hunger for betterment, but you must also be vigilant to keep them realistic . . Because, while you are indeed fierce & strong-willed, you are also soft & at times, fragile . . You are human. . But that doesn't mean you are without superpowers . . Your sensitivity is your greatest gift, but without care, can also be your greatest downfall . . You must learn to master your craft. . This means to be patient with yourself as you would with others, to show compassion as you would with others, to show love, grace, & humility, to yourself . . This in practice, is to truly understand, & epitomise, that self-care is not selfish . . That it is okay to say no, or to ask for help, or to be truly vulnerable . . To embrace the lows, for making the highs even sweeter . . To acknowledge that fear is the root cause of bitterness & resentment . . To let the good wash over you the same as the bad, & embrace the micro changes, as the meta stays the same . . To believe you are worthy, of a great love, the same as you believe another's worthy of yours . . To embody the idiom that one can only truly love another, after they learn to love themself, & thus allow yourself the hard-earned victory of grounded, stable understanding . . To know the difference between support & advice, love & lust, friendships & partnerships . . To have faith that you will find your way, because you will; because you live your life with generosity & authenticity . . Make this your reality. . ( Author Unknown). . Had to share this with you. We need to always remember all the above. Tag someone whom you might think will enjoy reading this. . I am shaking that zombie 🧟♀️ bug 🐛 off!!!! . If you are wondering, it is super fun to balance that low. . Have a beautiful day on your part of Earth. . . Wearing @liquidoactive Eco Leggings, #liquidocancerbuttkickers is on, if you buy anything pink, 15% will go the McGrath Foundation. Let’s help?? Use ANDREALIQUIDO for 15% disc .
. 👩✈️🧘♀️ NEW CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT 🧘♀️👩✈️. . #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice 📌 4-10 Nov . . 🚨 ALERT 🚨. . . 👉 This challenge is all about having FUN! . . . 👉 You don’t need to be an Ashtangi to join - Ester practices 🚀 Rocket, Saskia practices Hatha 🧘♀️, Andrea and Helen are Ashtangis ! It is all YOGA, so feel welcome ! . 👉 It is time to “confess” little mischiefs 🤭 we do in our practices . . 👉 How we practice tell a lot about whom we are too - so let’s learn and share about other practices and about ourselves! . . 👉 the Ashtanga Police doesn’t exist, it is just a fun way we refer to breaking little rules! ✌️. . 👉 If you are a little rebel or a stickler, let’s us know how and why, we are waiting for you! . . 🧘♀️ Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @esteryoga . @findyourinnernorth . @helen_garner_yoga . . 📿Sponsors . @onzie . @ajnawellbeing . @urbanizedbeauty . @adoratherapy @anklecraft . @zenpolitan . . 🤸🏼♀️ Mischief Line Up . Day 1. Misalignments . . Day 2. Skipping Asanas . . Day 3. Permanence (too long or too little in an Asana) . . Day 4. Attachment ( we practice non attachment to any pose, so now let’s share any fave!) . . Day 5. Use of Props (any type: wall, strap, blocks, towels) . . Day 6. Saturday's practice. (Choose any asana that is not part of your practicing sequence or the series) . . Day 7. Any Inversion to welcome the upcoming Full Moon energy! And we will rest as we won’t practice tomorrow as it is Full Moon Day so we finish in peace with the Ashtanga Police 🙌🙏😊 . . How to Play . 👉 Follow all hosts and Sponsors . 👉 Share this flyer, tag a few friends to join . 👉 Post your daily pose with the hashtag #DontTellTheAshtangaPolice tagging hosts and sponsors in your daily captions and have your account on public so we can see your posts . 👉 Reach out to your fellow participants in the gallery and uplift them with likes and comments❣️ 👉 Have your country of residence in your bio or posts so we can allocate prizes fairly 🙏