Celebrated my parents’ FORTIETH wedding anniversary on Thursday night at @lulacafe
In a lot of my yoga classes recently I’ve been talking about this principle of yoga I realized awhile ago that changed my understanding of the practice, and if YOU embrace it, I promise it will change yours as well. 🧐 It’s that yoga (physically) is merely 2 poses with hundreds of derivatives: 1. Plank Pose 2. Mountain Pose (Standing posture) . Every other pose derives from these 2. Here’s what I mean. Let’s break down Plank. Swipe ⬅️ Photo 1: this is #PlankPose. Photo 2: #DownwardDog — merely a plank with your hips elevated Photo 3: #UpwardDog— merely a plank with your hips dropped Photo 4: #8anglepose— yes even this arm balance! It’s a #lowplank (which is a plank with elbows bent) where your legs wrap around one of your arms! 🤯 When I realized this it changed everything, because figuring out the nuances and form of a new pose became a matter of logic! I simply had to make my way down the derivative ladder, and it hit me that every pose is universally connected back to Plank or Mountain. 🙄 Rolling your eyes maybe? There’s no better way I can help you to experience this derivatives concept and the universal connection than via my 2 newest classes— Beats+Breath at @bottomlineyoga on wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, and Shut Up And Flow at @barefeetpoweryoga On Sunday afternoon. 🙏🏾 I structure these classes as ‘yoga ladders’ where we continuously move through the same sequence over and over, adding one pose at a time to create the pose-to-pose connection until we have a full ladder, truly getting lost in the flow in the process. 🙌🏾 We’ve built an amazing, growing tribe around these classes the past couple months and I would love for you to experience this connection with us. Word up. Namaste Fresh. #RajNATIONyoga
Cheers to the weekend! The Weekend of Raj, in fact — catch me teaching FOUR classes: 1️⃣ Friday - Turn It Up Dog 5:30pm @barefeetpoweryoga (subbing for the lovely @eringams) 2️⃣ Saturday - 11am Basic (betch) Vinyasa @barefeetpoweryoga (subbing for the scintillating @bradshawwishyoga) 3️⃣ Sunday 9am - Beats + Breath @bottomlineyoga 4️⃣ Sunday 1pm - Shut Up & Flow @barefeetpoweryoga 🧘🏽♂️ Come flow with me - let’s do this! #RajNATIONyoga
Why? Cuz we LUVIN THE CREW! #hetugothervish wedding
My favorite type of FaceTime. #hetugothervish
4 years into my practice and 3 years into teaching I FINALLY took my first ever full Ashtanga Primary class! It was empowering, strengthening, but I think most importantly HUMBLING. I’m looking around at the other students in class and just amazed at how effortlessly they can get themselves into twists and binds, and just as effortlessly come out of those twists and binds. Yes — even a yoga teacher has the following thoughts while practicing: 🤔wait, what are we doing right now? 🤔how the F is she doing that?? 🤔Why am I the only one using blocks in this pose? 🤔I’ve been practicing for years, I SHOULD be able to do this pose by now! 🤔ANOTHER chaturanga?! 🤔how is everyone else doing this so easily, I’M a teacher? . No matter how much you teach, how much you practice, one thing remains constant—you’re ALWAYS A STUDENT. . Thank you @balanceyogaatlanta and @kathykoherwellness for a great class! #RajNATIONyoga #ashtanga #alwaysastudent
FEEEEEL THE POWAAAAAAAA!!!! **New Class Alert** The yoga experience known as Beats + Breath that has lit up Wednesday nights at @bottomlineyoga is now comin atcha twice a week, because we’ve added a special 75 minute version on Sunday mornings at 9:00 in the Board of Trade! I’m pumped to help y’all feel extra powerful to start your Sundays. 💪🏾 Beats + Breath is a class I developed to bring a different flavor to the mat than your typical vinyasa class, building body muscle and brain muscle through a “yoga ladder” of sorts. 🧠 It’s actually my adaptation of my favorite style taught at @barefeetpoweryoga known as Shut Up And Flow, aaaaaand my Sunday 1pm class at BFPY is now a Shut Up And Flow! 🤩 It all kicks off tomorrow, 5/5 - choose your studio and move, breathe, and sweat with RajNATION 😉. #RajNATIONyoga #Beatsandbreath #shutupandflow
RajNATION + Brian Chan are: DEEPHOUSE CHOPRA. 🎧 Saturday night we got @alpa_chano LIVE spinning deep house beats on the 1s and 2s, and yours truly teaching a funky, groovy, soulful, rhythmic yoga class. 🎧 Bare Feet Beats - 6pm 4/20. 🍸 Afterwards stick around for our community social featuring CBD-infused cocktails. 🧘🏽♂️ You in? Sign up at BarefeetPowerYoga.com or on the mindbody app. 📱 #RajNATIONyoga
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Draw me like one of your French girls.