B A D D H A | P A D M A S A N A . This pose is one of the closing asanas that I do to wrap up my Ashtanga practice. It’s meaningful for so many reasons. The double bind creates an infinite loop that acts to contain all the body’s energy. The forward fold allows for introspection, and reflection on the emotions that have come up during practice. . Without yoga, undoubtedly my mental health would be in a much worse state. Yoga helps me cope with a stressful, high-pressured career. Before I started practicing yoga, my way of coping wasn’t a healthy one. I’m so glad to see that yoga has had profound impacts on so many other people. . . #MyMindMyYoga is a challenge with a cause. Every participant will result in a donation made to suicide prevention. Thank you all so much for joining us, and so bravely sharing your stories! 🙏🏼 . . Hosts: @ashtangi_ali @geeoice_yoga @yogaforthegwinn @yogajosey . Sponsors: @myinnerfire - use code MYMINDMYYOGA for 15% discount @omstarsofficial -use code ALISONYOGA for 1 month free trial . Poses: 1. Forward fold🙏🏼 2. Standing🙏🏼 3. Balance🙏🏼 4. Twist🙏🏼 5. Heart opener🙏🏼 6. Inversion🙏🏼 7. Seated meditation pose🙏🏼
The sun returns! The light returns! The earth begins to warm once more! The time of darkness has passed, and a path of light begins the new day. Welcome, welcome, the heat of the sun, blessing us all with its rays. . | Yule sunrise prayer | . . Today is the day after winter solstice, which was the year’s shortest day. It’s probably my mind playing tricks on me, but already it seems like today, there was a little more light than yesterday. . Moving to Ireland from Kentucky some 10 years ago took some adjusting to the length of days. There’s a big difference in latitude between the two places. In Dublin, the winter the days are only about 7 hours long, but in the summer there’s 17 hours of sun! The difference isn’t so obvious in Kentucky. The long nights of winter can be tough here, but the long days in summer more than make up for it. . Here’s to longer days! ☀️
Nothing interesting to say....have this 🖤 #sirsasana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogi #prayer #irishyoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaireland #vegan #yogalife #tattooedyogi #dreadlocks #tattooedmoms #yogachallenge #yogatime #yogainspiration #yogapractise #girlswithdreads #yogapose #mommyblogger #irishvegan #plantbased #yogaphotography #bhakti #yogadaily #girlswithdreads #girlswithtattoos #yogapractise #blackarm #meditation #yogamom #yogaeverywhere #namasteireland
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. . | James Thurber | . . As a general rule, I’m not one to linger on the past. Very little good can come of that exercise. That said, this final week of the year is a time when I naturally like to reflect on the year that has passed. I like to appreciate the hard work that I’ve done, the progress I’ve made, and the people I’ve connected with. . Do I have any resolutions for the new year? Not particularly. Anything I want to do, I try not to delay it for the turn of a year. I think if I had looked back on my year with regret, I might be more prone to making a big resolution. But so far, je ne regrette rien! . . Wearing @varley #inVarley #ad
Looking at these two photos, it’s hard for me to believe that these are the same woman. But they are! Both are me, 4 years apart. . My follower count has been rising rapidly lately, and I’m totally blown away by how many of you want to follow my journey. 🙈 Every now and again I like to share my background story, so today seemed like a fitting time to write about a bit of it - the physical effects of practice. . I’m working as a doctor for 6 years now. I have to admit that in the early days my way of coping with the stresses of the job were not healthy. Work hard, play hard, right? It caught up with me eventually. I was carrying too much weight for what felt comfortable for me. I had constant back pain and sciatica, and relied on Ibuprofen to get me through the day. I bought loads of makeup and clothes to try and make myself comfortable in my own skin. . And now? I’ve settled into a comfortable weight for myself. I rarely wear makeup or buy new clothes. The sciatica is there, but not everyday and I can manage it with practice. Life is good 😁
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. . The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. . | Joseph Campbell | . . What skins have you shed with time and maturity? As a young adult living in America, I got swept up into the consumeristic lifestyle. I was convinced that material and financial gains would somehow lead to happiness. I had closets (yes, multiple) full of clothes, shoes, and accessories. More than any one person could ever need. I never put any thought to the impact my purchases had on other people or animals. . These days, I recognize and fight against those impulses. I try to avoid unnecessary purchases, and generally live a simpler life. With this page, I only promote brands that I know are making a positive impact. . The set I’m wearing in the photo above is from a brand called @asuno.uk. Each item they sell is tied to a charity, that receive a portion of the sale’s proceeds. My set is partnered with Water for Africa, which provides funds to village with water shortages to empower them to create sustainable, clean water supplies.
| U P D O G | . There are approximately 9000 updogs, or Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, in the Ashtanga Primary Series. They serve as great counterposes to all the forward folding we do, and prime the body for the backbending portion at the end of practice. . Do you savour your updogs? I know I do! I like to pull my chest through my arms to open the heart. Keeping the legs and bandhas active keeps the low back safe. . Today is day 5 of #BlossomBeyondYourBody2! Feel free to post one or both of the poses offered. We hope you will honor your body and only challenge yourself safely! . 🧘🏼♀️ The hosts 🧘🏻♀️ @esteryoga @andreamegale.yoga @temyoga @ashtangi_ali . 🌻 The sponsors 🌻 @kundalini_clothing @mymalagarden @evolvebeautyuk @panaprium @arctic.flamingo.leggings @morpho_jewels . 🧘🏽♂️ The poses 🧘🏽♂️ - you can post one, or both! 1. Padangusthasana ➡️ Tittibhasana B 🙏🏼 2. Ardha Baddha Malasana ➡️ Flamingo/ standing Marichyasana A💙 3. Matsyasana ➡️ Uttana padasana 🐠 4. Marichyasana A ➡️ Eka Pada Sirsasana 😜 5. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana ➡️ King Cobra 🐍 6. Prasarita Padattonasana ➡️ Upavishta Konasana B 7. Urdhva Dandasana ➡️ Sirsasana A
Catching up with #OmstarsAshtangaChallenge with some difficult headstand variations! . These challenged me a lot mentally. I feel very happy in the regular bound headstand (sirsasana), because I know how to safely fall out of it. These new headstand variations, which I don’t practice yet, felt more vulnerable to me. They’ll be a fun challenge when I do get them one day! And I’m sure I’ll figure out a way to fall safely too. . The first headstand, Baddha Hasta Sirsasana B, felt quite stable. However, I can see in my photo that fear kept me from going completely straight up. . The second headstand, Mukta Hasta Sirsasana A, was especially scary for me! I felt safest keeping it at the preparatory pose with my toes on the ground. I went up only once or twice to see how it would feel, with the wall safely at my back. . . 🧘🏼♀️ Host: @kinoyoga . Sponsors: @omstarsofficial - get 30 days free! https://omstars.com/?r=ALISONYOGA @liquidoactive - Use code ALISONLIQUIDO for 15% off the Liquido site @liforme - my mat 💖
Tomorrow I wrap up 19 straight days of working. I finally get a weekend off!! 🥳🎉🥰 This pose sums up how my brain is feeling - upside down and turned inside out 😂 . This set is available on sale over at varley.com! Their Black Friday sale kicked off early... check it out! . #inVarley #ad @varley
Wake Up Wednesday ☀️ Another beautiful sunrise earlier this morning - there was a gorgeous panoply of colours as the sun rose. Well worth getting up & out for. Just like Yoga class - well worth getting off that office or kitchen chair & coming to practice together. Choose from 6:00pm Into & Back To Yoga & 7:15pm Hatha Flow - click link in bio to enrol/enquire - you’ll be glad you did 🧘🏽♀️🧘🏻♂️😊🙏 #wednesdaywisdom
Get up and move. Move your body in a variety of different ways. Often. . . Thanks for a great workshop over the weekend @heartandbonesyoga so simple but so true! . #getupandmove #moveyourbody #bendsoyoudontbreak #yogainspiration #yogateacher #wellbeing #yoga #yogaincork #yogaireland #namasteireland #iloveyoga #yogasequence
Full disclosure: side plank is something I never ever practice. In Ashtanga, it doesn’t appear until Third Series, so I won’t be worrying about it anytime soon! 😜 . When I used to practice a mixture of styles of yoga, I always struggled with this pose. So, I’m thankful for Instagram challenges for forcing me out of my box a little! It’s always so interesting to see progress in poses that I neglect, as I’m building strength and flexibility in other ways. . So - do you #WannaBeAStrongerYogi too?? Join us for this fun challenge where we are focusing on core strength. . ➡️ Swipe ➡️ for photos of new and old versions of the same side plank variation. I’m totally blow away at how different they look after 7 months of not practicing them!! . HOSTS: @ashtangi_ali @laura__morenob @itsmyoga @sarahuactive . SPONSORS: @phantaiyoga @onzie @believe_athletics @malaprayer @mala_lesateliersdebrahma . POSES LIST: Day 1. Yoga flow (downward dog - knee to nose/elbow/opposite elbow) 🥳 Day 2. Chaturanga 💪🏼 Day 3. Side plank 💁🏼♀️ Day 4. Dolphin Day 5. Inversion Day 6. Elephant trunk + eight angle Day 7. Crow
The best way to get through hump day? Do something fun! . . . For me inversions are a great way to press reset and take time out! I find them a great way to clear my head, probably because I’m so focused on what I’m doing I don’t have time to think of anything else 🤣 . . . Apart from the joy in finding the balance there are so many benefits for the body and mind. But for a lot of people there is also a huge element of fear! I hear ya!!! I had a really bad fall in this very pose ⬆️ a few years ago and it left me absolutely petrified of all inversions. Determined to conquer my fear I created my own sequences to build both my strength and confidence! And now I love them 💜 . . . I’m taking this to the pod this weekend for my inversions and arm balance workshop hotpodyogadublin and there are 2 spaces left!! If you want to join us you can book through the Hotpod Yoga app or website. If you have any questions drop me a message! 💜 . . . #yoga #yogagirl #yogalife #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #yogagram #yogajourney #yogafit #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #yogapose #inversion #headstand #handstand #pincha #namaste #namasteireland #juliebyoga
Creating balance in Wexford at ShantiYoga. Visit Shauna’s (@shantiyogaomm) profile to keep up with her yoga updates & events 👌🏼 - #Yoga #Ireland #YogaEveryDamnDay - Follow us & tag your photos with #NamasteIreland to feature your photos within the yoga community in Ireland.
Sunday's Blood Moon 🌌🌝 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #YogaGirl #YogaCircle #Namaste #KundaliniYoga #MoonNews #FullMoonNews #FullMoon #YogaTeacher #HathaYoga #Amethyst #Crystals #CrystalMuse #NamasteIreland #NewMoonNews #SpiritualBooks #SoulOnFire #BookClub #MoonRituals #WellnessBlogger #Spirituality #FullMoonRitual #SpiritualRituals #Wellness #MoonRitual #SpiritualRitual #YourOwnMagic #MindBodyBalance #Yoga #IrishYogi
The best way to get through hump day? Do something fun! . . . For me inversions are a great way to press reset and take time out! I find them a great way to clear my head, probably because I’m so focused on what I’m doing I don’t have time to think of anything else 🤣 . . . Apart from the joy in finding the balance there are so many benefits for the body and mind. But for a lot of people there is also a huge element of fear! I hear ya!!! I had a really bad fall in this very pose ⬆️ a few years ago and it left me absolutely petrified of all inversions. Determined to conquer my fear I created my own sequences to build both my strength and confidence! And now I love them 💜 . . . I’m taking this to the pod this weekend for my inversions and arm balance workshop @hotpodyogadublin and there are 2 spaces left!! If you want to join us you can book through the Hotpod Yoga app or website. If you have any questions drop me a message! 💜 . . . #yoga #yogagirl #yogalife #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #yogagram #yogajourney #yogafit #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #yogapose #inversion #headstand #handstand #pincha #namaste #namasteireland #juliebyoga
Full House tonight @leisurepoint_ really happy with every1s progressions and commitment we've definitely hit 2019 full on 🙌 it makes me happy that people are now investing into their mental health and taking care mind & body we've lived in a medicated world for so long .. Well not anymore #yinyoga #namasteireland #yinisin #mindbodyspirit 🙏🧘♀️🧘♂️ Big welcome to the new yogis tonight 🙌♥️
Sometimes it's really hard to believe in the possibility that great things are going to happen. But it's okay to let yourself. It's okay to surrender into knowing that the best is out there waiting for you. #optimism #instaquotes #positivity #namasteireland #namaste #yogalife #yogi #zen #yoga #yogamemes #peace #love #moonchild
*Dingle Retreat - March 16th - 18th* 3 days and 2 nights of bliss at the beautiful @ballintaggart_house house!Do you need a well deserved break to unwind? Do you need to unplug from the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself into the magnificent surroundings of the Dingle Penninsula? Fancy a weekend of:- ~ Pilates ~ Yoga ~ Guided Hike ~ Beach Walks ~ Candlelit evening meditation Join me on March the 16th at 2pm for a nurturing weekend of Pilates, yoga, meditation and so much more. In your free time fancy a guided hill hike and soak up all that Dingle nature has to offer. Maybe even a dip in the sea on one of Dingle Sandy beaches?! Or maybe you would rather cosy up by the fireplace, and snuggle up with a good book and take a time out. This weekend is your time, to give back to your body and mind!Amazing food created by head chef Ian Swift, candle lit restorative evening sessions ....followed by a dreamy nights sleep in one of the luxurious rooms of Ballintaggart House! Follow the link in my bio for more information and/or to make an enquire and book. DM's welcome (I will reply as soon as I possibly can 😊😊 buy emails usually reach me first) All welcome ....flying solo, groups of friends,couple's and all levels welcome! Spread the word 🤸♀️🧘♀️ * * * * * * #Pilates #yoga #retreat #dingle #wildatlanticway #namasteireland #namaste #kerry #core #stretch #meditate #mindfullness #mindset #beach #hike #run #fitfam #irishfitfam #healthylifestyle #cleaneats
🏝 Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana in Co Clare, just before sunset on Saturday. 🏝 Reduce strain with a multidimensional exploration of the spine and some juicy hamstring lengtheners @yogadublin Ranelagh tomorrow. 🏝 Wednesday Vinyasa 2 From 7:10pm until 8:25pm and Yoga 1 From 6 until 7pm. 🏝 #aoifemoriartyyoga #yogadublin #vinyasa #hatha #pranayama #meditation #mindfulness #yoga #pranayama #irishyogateacher #yogaindublin #ireland #yogadublin #namasteireland #yogaeverydamnday #health #fitness #wellbeing #coclare #ireland #lahinch
Gentle Beginners Ashtanga Flow at 6-7pm every Tuesday and Thursday at the Hayoka Studio. Tonight with Amy Kokoszka✨ . . . . . . #rathminescollective #hayokastudio #hayokayoga #beyourself #iamfree #itstime #ashtangayoga #yoga #igyoga #yogaindublin #yogadublin #yogaeveryday #yogastudio #dublin6 #rathmines #namasteireland #yogadiscipline #yogapractice #mysorestyle #mysore #alliscoming #wellness #yogateacher
Yoga Tuesdays & PIlates Thursdays! Hope some of you got to see the 🌚 Lunar eclipse. It was cloudy by the time I looked 😞 but the full moon looked spectacular. The theme of the yoga classes will be the full moon 🌕 and we will work around the Moon Flow sequence. For the beginner Pilates course, we'll continue to learn and master the principles while increasing the repetition and difficulty, slowly but surely. Yoga Tuesdays 18.30 to 19.30: Hatha & Flow Yoga. 19.45 to 21.00: Gentle Yoga and candle lit relaxation. Pilates Thursdays 18.30 to 19.30: Beginners Pilates Course. 19.45 to 20.45: Yogalates. See you soon! Namaste 🕉 #yogajourney #yogalove #yogaireland #namaste #yogateacher #yogi #yogini #namasteireland #pilates #pilatesteacher #lovepilates #balance #healthylifestyle #mindfulness #mindfulmovement #exercise #stretch #meditation #meditate #gratitude #grateful #practiceandalliscoming #relaxation #lovecats #yogacats #catsofinstagram #cats #catyoga #adoptdontshop #chapelizod
Ever found yourself feeling stuck and uninspired? Maybe it’s time to mix things up and try something new. Like our minds, our bodies can also get bored if we are constantly doing the same movements. Some people fear that if they add a bit of variety to their fitness routine, they will end up losing progress in their favorite sport, but if we really think about it, variety can help prevent injuries and imbalances, and will renew and revive our passion for our preferred way of movement whether that is yoga, Pilates, running, hiking, or cycling.
Day 16 #anjaneyasana #lowlunge and Day 17 #dhanurasana #bowpose of #omstarsofficial #30dayyogajourney My bow pose is from last Summer. If I get a chance later in the week I might see if I can do a more updated version. I love both of these poses and use #anjaneyasana to prepare my quads for #dhanurasana and other backbends. Hosted and sponsored by: @omstarsofficial @kinoyoga @ohmmeapparel @yogagivesback @liforme Busy day today. Class schedule: 5-6pm MIGHTY GIRLS, MINDFUL MATTERS, an empowerment programme for girls 7-12years; 6.30-7.45pm Beginner/Gentle Yoga and 8.00-9.15pm MEN ONLY YOGA @PinehillStudios #ashtanga #ashtangalove #ashtangapractice #practiceandalliscoming #primaryseries #yogaforall #ashtangalove #astanga #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogi #yogaireland #yogadonegal #yoga #namasteireland #igyoga #igyogi #instayoga #instayogi #kidsyoga #yogakids #mensyoga #yogaforall
Learning to do Chaturanga Dandasana with better form, and holding it for the full exhale every time, has been a game changer in my quest to get stronger. . Chaturanga was impossible for me when I started yoga about 3.5 years ago. I had no core or upper body strength at all. Even after 2 years of practicing, my form was really poor, and I tended to swoop through something resembling chaturanga and quickly to updog. . So what changed? The main thing was that I switched to an Ashtanga-only practice, 5-6 days a week. There’s a LOT of chaturangas in Primary Series. I’ve read before that there is at least 60. Doing that many poor-form anything will lead to injury, which it did for me (wrist and shoulder at different times). My teacher and I worked on my chaturanga form, a lot! Over time, the injuries healed, and bonus points for stronger core. . Now every time I do a chaturanga, I’m thinking: bum tucked, core engaged, elbows squeeze against the body, chest open, look forward. Next thing I’m trying to tackle is not letting the shoulders dip when I get tired. . So - do you #WannaBeAStrongerYogi too?? Join us for this fun challenge where we are focusing on core strength. ➡️ Swipe ➡️ for photo of “old” chaturanga, and a video from my practice last night. These vinyasas occur between every seated pose, and every side for asymmetrical poses. . HOSTS: @ashtangi_ali @laura__morenob @itsmyoga @sarahuactive . SPONSORS: @phantaiyoga @onzie @believe_athletics @malaprayer @mala_lesateliersdebrahma . POSES LIST: Day 1. Yoga flow (downward dog - knee to nose/elbow/opposite elbow) 🥳 Day 2. Chaturanga 💪🏼 Day 3. Side plank Day 4. Dolphin Day 5. Inversion Day 6. Elephant trunk + eight angle Day 7. Crow
Thank you Yin Angels for joining me on Sunday night for a lovely Yin practice 💜☯️ have a great week friends 🙏🏼 hopefully I see you on the mat 🧘🏻♀️🧘🏻♂️ . . . . . . . . . . . #YinYoga #KundaliniYoga #HathaYoga #YogaInspiration #YogaEveryday #YogaEveryDamnDay #NamasteIreland #YogaTeacher #HappyCamperYoga #YogaInspiration #YogaGirl #WellnessBlogger #IrishYogi #yogagram #YogaBlogger #YogaClass #YogaLife #yogaphotography #YogaPractice #Yoga #YogaAsana #YogaGoals #YogaLiving #InstaYoga #YinYogi #IGYogis #Kundalini #SoulOnFireTribe #IGYogis #YogaHub
I love this shot of Eleanor @blueriseretreats I am getting so excited to head over in April. . The weather is pretty cold here right now but it looks gorgeous in Chamonix! And after adventuring on the slopes we get to go home to a luxury chalet, with a mini spa, hot tub, breath taking views and delicious, scrumptious and nutritious food and then cosy in beside the fire 😍 . Not forgetting daily energizing, healing and restorative YOGA practices morning and evening.😉 . Use the code: SKICLINICSPECIAL to get a discount. . Xxx . . . #yoga #pilates #barre #yogaeverydamnday
Kindness. Compassion. A heart-centred practice. A heart-centred life. On this chilly Tuesday, even if we’re frosty on our way to work, try & keep that Heart Centre warm, cosy, loving & compassionate. Hard work at times I know. But it’s how WE would like to be treated isn’t it? For a little Yogic kindness to your body, mind & spirit, pop along to Hatha Flow at 7:15am 💙🙏💚
“Stretching it out after a hilly walk in #kinsale #charlesfort” - Shared by Ciara (@ciaramoriartyyoga) from Cork 🙏🏼 - 📸: @k8_ob . - #Yoga #Ireland #YogaEveryDamnDay - Follow us & tag your photos with #NamasteIreland to feature your photos within the yoga community in Ireland.
It is so important to take time for yourself, I’ve spent the last week coming back to myself! Traveling for me has always been a way to relax and unwind, this is the first time I have ever really travelled on my own and it has been challenging but so rewarding! It is only through moments of discomfort that we learn about ourselves, both our strengths and our weaknesses! X🌿
Learning how to hold myself up, physically and emotionally Now that I've started to take my practice deeper and learn more about yoga philosophy I'm seeing how much the physical poses spark an emotional response. Each pose has a personality, each one completely unique. Sometimes they make me feel as free as a mermaid or as small as a ladybird and sometimes the same pose will make me feel a different way to the way it did the day before. But they always hold me. However, this picture was taken by my BBY @amykilmartin1 as we were just having the craic, but that made me feel good too 🥰😍 #yogamemes #sidecrow #namasteireland #yogiintraining #200houryogateachertraining #tt #teachertraining #irishyogis #irishyoga #yogatt #yogaireland #yoga #yogaeveryday #moonchild
Just another manic Monday. Great afternoon with my superhero mini Yogis 🌟 Working on holding this pose without the support of the wall, all tips are gladly welcomed! . . . . . . . #monday #mondaze #manicmonday #kidsyoga #yogaforkids #irishyoga #yogateacher #yogatribe #irishfitness #dublinfitfam #dublinfitness #irishfitfam #irishyoga #healthyhappy #yogahowto #strongnotskinny #benddontbreak #potd #namasteireland