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Just wanted to take a moment and share what’s alive for me right now whilst Honza is away at vipassana. Sorry about the sirens, but that’s New York for ya!🤷🏽♀️ We have been together for 12 years and while we have challenges like any other couple, we have worked out some helpful tools for sustaining and growing more love and understanding for each other. Living the lifestyle we’ve chosen where we spend so much time together, we make it a number one priority to find ways to maintain our individuality within the union. So whenever we feel called, we take time apart and do our own thing. No need for a justification, permission or explanation. It could be a retreat, training or just an adventure. Time to check in, reflect, contemplate, learn, grow, let go, gain a new perspective. At times it’s hard being apart, especially with a little kiddo now, but it’s so important for us to have this regular solo time with minimal communication to give each other space. It works like a magic elixir of vitality for our relationship. The most important ingredient in this special recipe is complete trust. Without trust none of this works. WHY take time apart: 1. Recharge. We spend so much time giving so it’s essential to replenish. 2. Maintain your own voice. It’s common to start sharing the same speech patterns, behaviors or ideas and lose your individuality. 3. Cultivate a deeper relationship with Self. Not an easy thing to do without pockets of solitude and separation. 4. Tending to other relationships. A well rounded human has several tribal circles including family and friendships. 5. Accomplish solo goals. We celebrate each other’s ambitions and hold one another accountable for achieving them. 6. Honouring each other. Time apart cultivates deep trust, sense of freedom and mutual respect. 7. Enhancing intimacy. Oh and of course there is that love making reunion complete with fireworks and all!😄
Yep, you’re right.. that’s exactly where the baby is gonna come out off!🤣 Ok now I have your attention, let’s take a moment to talk about the controversial topic of “crotch shots” on ig. This whole thing has always been weird to me. Can’t we all just get over it and admit that YOGA IS CROTCHY!? It’s called abduction and external rotation of the hips!!!🤷🏽♀️ What’s the big deal? As with everything, it all comes down to your intention. Just gotta accept that your intention and the impact of your intention are often two different things. THOUGHTS? Btw I can’t tell you how good it feels to sit like this and spread your legs when you’re carrying a watermelon for 9 months. lens @drishti_studio gear @aloyoga
Thank you for all your sweet comments and preggo love emanations on the last igtv vid!🙏🏼🥰 Many of you asked about prep work before getting into titibasana aka firefly pose, so here is a quick peek into some hip opening we did in that same class. Keep in mind it was a two hour class, so we covered a lot of ground prior to getting into koundinyasana. I have a whole program on @alo.moves called Float Like A Firefly, so check it out if you’re interested in my sequencing methodology for hip mobility through a bunch of strengthening and lengthening flows + fun progressive transitions in and out of titibasana. Lemme know if you have any questions!👍🏼
Teaching arm balances while pregnant is definitely getting more challenging especially when it comes to demos, but I just can’t help it! Here is a fun transition from bhujapidasana to titibasana to kakasana to chaturanga dandasana. Using blocks is very helpful whilst you’re learning to fly these challenging postures. Hugging inner thighs into your upper arms and protracting your shoulder blades whilst pressing into the ground to find counterbalance is the key here. Now it’s your turn!😉🤙🏼 Let me know if you have any questions and always remember to have fun! Btw I wouldn’t recommend you do this while pregnant unless you’ve practiced arm balances prior to pregnancy and you know what you’re doing. wearing @aloyoga
Hey friends, Honza here👋🏼 just a quick note to let you know that I’m attending another 10 day #vipassana meditation retreat starting today in Delaware, so won’t be reachable until 20th Aug. No phone, no email, no speech, no eye contact.. no worries :) Much needed solitude and time for self reflection with 12hrs of daily meditation. It’s my way of grounding and clearing after a few busy months of traveling, teaching, giving and sharing. Claudine & @sofiephoenix will be holding down the fort back in NYC, so pls send them some love whilst I’m away. See you on the other side!🙏🏼
It’s not often we have the pleasure of welcoming an Indian scholar of Sanskrit and philosophy into our teacher training. Diana @radiance_of_yoga is one of the graduates of our recent 300hr YTT in Thailand. She has been pursuing a masters degree in the science and philosophy of yoga, a deeply immersive study that takes 10 years to complete. Yep you read that right! Needless to say, we’re so inspired by her dedication, passion and enthusiasm for yogic studies. As expected, she was front and center for every single philosophy lecture, so we were curious about her perspective on what we teach and the applicability in her own life. Thank you Diana for sitting down and sharing your unique insight from this immersive experience.🙏🏼 If you’re interested in joining our next 300hr YTT in 2020, send us a dm with your email so we can put you on the priority list. Dates and registrations will be released soon..
#PreggoUpdate #22weeks Second trimester is in full swing and this mama is feeling heavy AF😆 I’m hungry aaalll the time! All the relaxin in my system is slowing down digestion and causing a bit of acid reflux in the last couple of weeks. Grateful for @doterra DigestZen essential blend for nausea. I keep hearing that I’m glistening with the pregnant glow, whaddaya think? There are a few cool updates on what’s happening inside. Little one is now as long as an ear of corn 🌽 and trying to touch anything within reach. Baby is getting to know her/his face, body, and umbilical cord. Those teeny inner ears have developed to the point that he/she is hearing us when we talk and learning our voices, so when this peanut arrives, they will recognize us. Lastly the pancreas is at work, already busy creating its own hormones, which helps alleviate the hormonal burden.. Honza says “YAY”👍🏼 for less hormonal burden! lens: @drishti_studio gear: @aloyoga
Yoga is both a state and a path to attaining that state - it is the roadmap as well as the terrain and our role as teachers is to provide the compass. Yogic philosophy is what points us in the right direction. The subject of philosophy can seem daunting, yet the key to understanding it lies in the very root of the word: Philo(Love) + Sophos(Knowledge) = Love of Knowledge. The secrets of all ancient wisdom traditions are revealed when we dedicate ourselves to transforming knowledge into wisdom. For knowledge to become wisdom it has to be awakened, practiced and ultimately embodied in our daily lives. That is yoga. Here is a little peak into a review lecture about a few key concepts of yoga philosophy from our 300hr teacher training: karma, kriya, dharma, sanskara, brahma, vishnu, shiva etc. We’d love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment and ask any questions. Would you like us to post more videos about these topics?
Hey NYC🗽come practice with us! Super excited to see family & friends, decompress after several months of facilitating retreats & teacher trainings and of course teach a few classes at one of the most beautiful yoga spaces in NYC👉🏼@alonewyork Hope to see you there! Here is our schedule: Friday Aug 9th SIGNATURE FLOW 10:30-11:30am https://bit.ly/2M9HsNy Saturday Aug 10th ACROVINYASA 2:30-4:30pm https://bit.ly/2GrlMJb Saturday Aug 17th RELAX & RENEW 2:30-4:30pm https://bit.ly/2SyEpiU Saturday Aug 17th MEDITATION IN MOTION 5pm-7pm https://bit.ly/2Z6CcxH Tuesday Aug 20th SLOW FLOW 4pm-5pm https://bit.ly/2JOn7M7 lens: @drishti_studio gear: @aloyoga
One of the subjects I’m very passionate about sharing at our teacher trainings is prenatal yoga. As you may have noticed, I LOVE being pregnant! I loved the whole birthing process with @SofiePhoenix and I cannot wait to experience it all over again (the good, the bad and the ugly :). I also understand that not every woman feels that way. Pregnancy can seem like a scary, complicated and taboo subject, yet it is the most natural process women have been carrying out for eons. I’ve made it my personal mission to educate yoga teachers about how to support pregnant women throughout this miraculous journey. It’s about making teachers feel confident in their ability to empower and nurture pregnant women instead of overlooking or even ignoring them in their classes. The point is don’t be afraid of them! Encourage them to be guided by their own intuitive wisdom and offer helpful tips/modifications for their practice. 🙏🏼 Leave a comment if you have any questions or want to share your own insights! wearing @aloyoga