Have you been craving a gentle way to gain strength, flexibility and injury prevention, but have been hesitating to try yoga due to troubles getting up from and down to the floor? This is the class for you. First class at YM is free. No more excuses towards a healthier you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mnyoga #yogamelrose #melrosemn
Arrive early and join the Opening Ceremony with Colleen Buckman. Begin the festival with a blessing, song and drop into being and breath. Begin grounded, open and alive; move into cOMmUNITY connection and practice. ⏱8:15AM - 8:45AM ⏱| Location: The Vibe #yoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogafun #yogagirl #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalifestyle #yogaliving #yogalove #yogapose #yogatime #namaste #yogamat #yogisofinstagram #kirtan #yogaminneapolis #yogafest #yogafestival #outdooryoga #yogaoutside #midwestyoga
We're supposed to tell you that we're ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, and then some. We however think you should ignore us and listen to the people who shed their sweat, and connect with their peers #AtTheBarre! #classpassreviews #yoga #barrelife #barreworkout #mnyoga #mnbarre #twincitiesfitness #5star #highestrated #warriorsculpt #barreworkout #vinyasayoga #barre #stlouisparkmn
Sometimes after a trip is over and I am driving away I ask myself, was I even there? Sometimes in my everyday life I feel the same way. Although your body may physically be somewhere, how often is your mind a million miles away? To truly appreciate what is you must stop and notice all that surrounds you. Every time I stop and meditate, even if only for a few breaths- it feels as though time stands still. For that moment all thoughts float away. I feel truly present and alive. .☺️ . . . #nature #porcupinemountains #michigan #michiganmindfulness #michiganyoga #yoga #yogaoutside #meditation #doyogawithme #yogastudent #yogateacher #adventuretime #travelingyogini #mnyoga #minnesotayoga #lakesuperior #lakeoftheclouds #presentmoment #beherenow #mindfulness
Air- In Sanskrit Vayu or Maruta . According to Ayurveda- Air is one of the five great elements ⛰ 💧 🔥 🌀🌌that is an intricate part of microcosm as well as macrocosm. It’s main function ⚙️ is movement 🏃♀️ . When harnessed 🎯it transforms into Prana and when imbalanced 🏄🏽♀️it becomes vata. . Signs📋 of Prana in the body- 1️⃣ Quiet breath 2️⃣ Calm mind 3️⃣ Relaxed and still body 4️⃣ Experience of peace- shanti . Practice: Begin the day with 5 audible chants of AUM 🕉. Focus on the humming sound- prolonging the sound of “M”. This is the simplest, finest and most effective✔️ way to awaken the prana in the body, mind and breath. . Resource: Chant or Listen AUM mantra. Hint: my ‘Mantra’ album available on iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon Music . .. Tune in! . . No prana- No life Know prana- Know life
Try this leglift to build the #GluteusMedius 🔥🍑🔥 Remember to keep your hips stacked (on top of each other) & to point your foot down. . . SWIPE ➡️ for my challenge version in the #SidePlank & for my tip on one-legged poses. Pretend that someone tied a string to your gluteus medius & is pulling the string up. It gives a lot more stability to the standing leg! . . Happy #HumpDay 🔥🍑🔥 . . #bootybuilding #bootygainz #littlebootiesmatter #leglift #yoga #pilates #stability #stabilitytraining #treepose #beginneryoga #yogahacks #mnyoga #mnfitness #minneapolis #yogateacher
For those of you who asked for the crow/crane and forearm stand drills. Shot at the stunning @northernyogacenter . . ***Video 1: forearm stand prep*** -step 1: knee to nose/ 3 legged dog, make sure you lift the top leg high enough that you feel your glute engage and lift. On your knee to nose lift your frontal hip points toward your lowest set of ribs. For me this feels like a squishy sensation underneath the abdominal muscles. -Step 2: drop to your forearms as you push back to 3-legged dog. This will require more shoulder activation. Be sure to pull your elbows in as you drop so they stay right under your shoulders. -Step 3: start to hop with the bottom leg. Let this action be a push away from the floor rather than momentum from the top leg. Top leg should stay engaged and straight. *Credit for this goes to something I snagged from @eithnebryan.yoga the other day ❤️ . . ***Video 2: lolasana lifts*** - bring knees in line with hands or slightly in front -Push into the mat to straighten arms and lift hips -use your core to draw knees to chest -extra challenge - 1 leg at a time! DM me for clarification or questions, happy practicing! #mnyoga #mnyogateacher #yogateacher #yoga #strength #yogastrong #corestrength #armbalances #firearmstand #crow #lolasanadrills #fitness #practicedaily #moveyourbody #gettheeffupsidedown #inversion
harness the moons energy and make it work for you. If you feel unwanted emotions coming up breathe, take a yoga class or meditate in our salt cave. We are here for you. • We are still offering $20 salt session | valid to purchase through the end of July and valid to use until Labor Day! • • • #thewhisperingcave #wisewhispers #yoga #yogafam #yogastudio #mnyoga #mnyogis #peace #love
OUTSIDE ➡️ IN and then INSIDE ➡️ OUT because then we turn around and work from the inside out.” -what I was about to say. I could have remade this #randomtalkingvideo to get it all in but second takes of spontaneous talks are bullshit. If you’ve read this far and haven’t watched the video, what even are you doing with your life. I know what I’m doing with my life. At least sort of. I’m practicing yoga. And I’m teaching yoga. But what does that even mean? I suppose it depends on who you ask. Asana is mostly what I teach. I talk about what to do with the body to get it into interesting and challenging positions. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the positions themselves are arbitrary. Doing a fancy pose doesn’t matter. Improving the overall functioning of the body by moving it intelligently and breathing on purpose matters a whole lot more. More important still is that focusing our scattered awareness on what we are doing with our body and our breath tethers us to the present moment so our monkey mind can get quiet. Yoga is now. Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind. In the present moment with the volume of the chatter dialed down, because let’s be honest... it never stops, we move closer to what is real. I feel myself wading into philosophical waters that might be a little deep for an ig post. A little deep for an asana class. Mine anyway. I love it when other teachers go here though. Let’s go deeper. I don’t know that I’ve ever said Kosha while teaching a class, or Atman. I’ve said serratus anterior and eccentric anterior core strength because I mostly teach asana. I trust that some wading through the sheaths toward Self is happening whether I’m naming the work or not. We wade into the deep to connect to Self, to Atman, to the divine spark that is our true nature. We tap into source. Then we must wade back out into our complicated, beautiful, terrifying, utterly interconnected lives. Hopefully our feels, thinks, words, and actions are infused with the Love we’ve tapped into. We move through life with more love and less fear because we know a little better what is real. We move through life with more skill. I love you.
Physical Therapist and 2 Nd Generation Master Pilates Instructor @monica32080 explains in detail why it is harmful to roll your back out in extension. We see a good many people, instructors and trainers rolling out the back in extension on IG. Stop it! It is harmful to your spine! This is just one reason why we need to get a Foam Roller Certification with @rollology ! @rollology is bringing in the top tier instructors, both Pilates and yoga along with Nurses, PTs and doctors to learn the @rollology method. Are you ready to roll into a better career? DM us now on how you can get started! #pilates #pilatesinstructor #yoga #yogainstructor #barre #barreinstructor #lolitasanmiguel
T R U T H At the end of the day, the technical aspects of Trikonasana are not enough. And you cannot get enlightened doing a fancy pose—no matter how perfect it is. It’s just not gonna happen. You have to explore your inner psyche, your mind-stuff, the monkey mind. And asana is limited. Asana is just a stepping stone. At some point, a meditation or pranayama practice can lead to deeper understanding of yourself and your surroundings. Asana can help you. It can definitely make you a healthier person in so many ways. Asana classes will clear the way, help you destress, and help you feel better by releasing tension. Asana is great for our society, because how many people are gonna just start sitting every day for half an hour? We need that kind of a stepping stone.” - Maty Ezraty It is important to remember that we are only scratching the surface of something much greater when we are on our mats doing postures and flowing and breathing. I didn’t know Maty or her teaching but this idea has always been fundamental to my understanding of what yoga is about. With her leaving this realm and the yoga world putting her quotes out into the ig world I came across so many things that resonate it makes me wish I had paid more attention when she was around. I love doing and teaching yoga postures and I admit that I’ll push myself a little too hard some times trying to accomplish a rather arbitrary physical feat. I also know that when I’m doing that I’m kind of missing the point. Not even kind of... just missing. In my practice and in my teaching I’m trying to keep this perspective. The postures can be a vehicle to help us move towards a deeper understanding of what is. A deeper connection to something greater. The postures alone won’t do it. The postures can be an accessible way to begin the movement into a deeper spiritual life. I am so grateful that I have them as tools. I am so grateful that I get to share them. I am so grateful to Maty and all the others who blazed the trail for me and the rest of us doing our best to honor the tradition while bringing yoga to a modern world that needs it more every day. Love you all.
Stop by Clean Health Chiropractic between classes or over lunch. Their approach to natural healthcare seeks to help the body function at it’s greatest potential by locating and correcting the root cause of the patient’s current health conditions. Clear Health Chiropractic aims to raise a new generation with a fresh mindset towards preventative health care and in doing so, move people away from unnecessary drugs and surgery.
📢 SUMMER BASH VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT- Nick from @tooth_x_nail will be joining the fun August 10th! Tooth & Nail is a boutique shop in Edina like no other! They carry the best items for any fitness enthusiast: specialty shoes, yoga gear, lifting accessories, CBD oil, belts/straps/wraps, socks, and a wide variety of fitness apperal! Check them out!
A student introduced me to her colleague and suggested that she try my class. The woman smiled and said she had seen some of the elaborate poses I post. I get it, they can be intimidating and perhaps keep people from trying yoga, which isn’t my intention. I think advanced poses can be fun and empowering, but basic yoga poses are just as, if not more important. Here is a sequence to strengthen the posterior chain of the body. Variations of locust pose, cobra pose and child’s pose. I’m curious, do you find advanced poses intimidating? Do you want to see more basic yoga poses and sequences? #basicyogaposes #salabhasanavariation #bhujangasana
Curious about yoga? We’ve got just the class to get your practice started! Join us for MELD to stretch and strengthen, increase range of motion, and improve balance. #yogaforbeginners #practicenotperfection #groupfitnessclasses #stpaulyoga #stpaulyogaclasses #mnyoga #fitnessjourney #gettingbackintoshape #yogaandbarrefitness #stpaulsmallbusiness #getyoked
“when we arrive at that place which is free from discursive thought, and where our hearts are filled with a feeling of peace, gratitude, and love, we know that the yoga is working.” (one simple thing, eddie stern) 🙏 . . . #quietingthemind #grateful #yogagratitude #inwardjourney #ashtangayoga #ashtangayogalove #healingmethod #eightlimbs #practiceyoga #yogapractice #mindbodyspirit #yogajourney #yogalove #yogastudent #yogateacher #mnyoga #mnyogis #yogacommunity #onebreathatatime #stillness #awareness #lookinside #yogalife #yogini #ashtangi #igyoga #yogainspiration #yogaforgrowth #namaste
🌕 Happy post-storm full moon! 🌕 Full moons are generally viewed as a time to celebrate the culmination of efforts, intentions, and actions taken in the last lunar cycle, and in the last six months. How has your Land or Air practice evolved or changed? Do you have a new favorite class, teacher, or workout buddy? Some also suggest this is a good time to set new intentions and look at where you really want to be, and what you want to release ✄ ✄ ✄ Moving your body is a perfect way to set new things into motion in your life and create a ripple effect. It's also a great way to stir up stagnant energy, or deal with emotions in a healthy way, plus it gives a super boost of happy endorphins! Come join us tonight! 5:30 pm Yoga with @jenniferdavisyoga 7:45 pm Fly Freak Tricks with @hayleymoonbeam 8:45 pm Open Gym with @hayleymoonbeam #flyfreakyoga #landof10000freaks #minneapolis #mnyoga #mplsyoga #stpaulyoga #twincitiesyoga #twincities #msp #stpaul #mnyogamag #mnyogalife #citypages #thingstodoinminneapolis #thingstodoinstpaul #minneapolisaerialyoga #stpaulaerialyoga #twincitiesaerialyoga #downtownminneapolis #northloop #spyhousecoffee #paisleypark #firstave
Great time at the Brooklyn Park Fire Department Charity Golf Tournament! 🔥👨🏻🚒👩🏻🚒 Proud to be a part of a great community. 🇺🇸 As a reminder to all fire/police/EMT/military we always offer a discount as a thank you for serving our communities! Just show your ID in store.