Ok #yogiseeyogido this one had me all sorts of confused 🙃😆 But I think I finally figured it out. Good job ladies. . @eileendelatorre @mrs_khaleesi_gaither @cece.carson @leighyogipilot @helen_garner_yoga @livinleggings @laraliam @susanbishopyoga @bethanysmithyoga @yogi.bree @yogaandchaigirl @yogamand @geeoice_yoga @bentley.likethecar @natashaswinter @seacoralyoga
Act natural, everyone is watching . Even the ones you don’t think are paying attention, they are. . The ones you don’t know are there... they are the ones judging in silence, creating whatever reality they think you’re living. They are the ones terrified to be wrong about you. What if you aren’t as bad, slutty, selfish, spoiled, rude, heartless and careless as the picture they’ve painted of you. That’s when their reality crashes. When their ego takes a hit because they were wrong about you. So understand this, it’s not about being a certain way to be liked by others. It’s about living your truth. Listening to the quiet conversations in the heart. It’s about discovering what makes you come alive, what makes you feel at peace and owning the shit out of it. Because no matter how often you shift to please others, there will be plenty of people unwilling to meet you where you are . It’s easier to create a story about someone than it is to have a conversation and connect to their soul. Soul connecting is scary, being vulnerable is terrifying, but the the things worth having in life aren’t usually easy. . 📸: @prime24photography Location: @thegrayatelier . #nopantsanddeepthoughts #randomassyogapicsaturday #exceptthisisntayogapicture
Yogi #flexfriday 💪🏼 Are you working out today? 🏋️♀️ Are you working in? 🧘♂️ Or is today a rest day? Or is every day a rest day? 😆 . 📸: @prime24photography . . #instafashion #legwarmers #tryingtomodel #amifamousyet #youknowimkiddingright #balance #yogaish #asana #mudra #bodysuit #muscles #doyouworkout #doyouevenlift #womenwholift #yogiswholift #doyoureadhashtags
I’ve seen this particular quote reposted over and over again, “A flower does not compete with other flowers, it just blooms” or some bullshit like that 😂 My immediate response was that I dont think anyone has actually asked how the flower feels, and if you did, the flower certainly didn’t answer you. 🤭 My point is, you don’t know the flowers situation, you don’t know how hard it was for them to bloom. You don’t know their struggles. Just like you don’t know what’s going on with people you see in your life, especially online. Unless of course you ask, but even then, the person has to be willing to share the truth. So how about we either stop projecting onto flowers, (other people) and start working on our own shit. Or truly be there to help other flowers, and be vulnerable to help ourselves. 🌼🌷🌻🌸
My favorite place to meditate is outdoors, my favorite technique is silent meditation; observing the breath and thoughts. I rarely use a mantra, but today one popped up immediately so I let it lead me. “I am free to choose” It seems kinda simple but for someone who is often finding that balance between making other people happy and being authentic and sincere in my wants and desires it seemed fitting. I listened to this podcast (again) @karaloewentheil (UnF*ckYourBrain) on people pleasing and she describes it as people deceiving. If we are doing things for others that we don’t want to do in order for them to “be happy” with us, we are telling them to like us for something and someone that we are not. Our authentic self isn’t the one they are interested in. When I heard that for the first time it stuck with me. I had a conversation with @szmitskis about it today and she had another take on it. I’d love to know your thoughts. 💜 Also, do you mediate? What techniques do you use? Also, also, are you watching those clouds?! 😍😍😍
What day is today anyway? 🤪 . Anyone else feel like we’ve had like 3 Sunday’s in a row? How are you spending your Sunday? Couch Potato 🛋🥔 Handling Business 👩💻👨🔧 Or Playing Around? 🤹♂️🏊♀️💅🏼 . . . 📸: @prime24photography Location: @thegrayatelier . . #imgoingnanadventure #couchphoto #relax #longweekend #posing #vegout #sundayfunday
I keep wanting to jump in on #yogiseeyogido but life always gets in the way. Ok that’s not entirely true, I havent been up for taking pictures for like 4 months 😂 But I am trying to get back in the game because I miss all of you 😘 So here’s this funky #lizardpose with some seriously hot lower butt cheek cleavage 🤣 #jeanshortsarehonestlythemostuncomfortablethingontheplanet Here’s the #ysydcrew: @eileendelatorre @mrs_khaleesi_gaither @cece.carson @leighyogipilot @helen_garner_yoga @livinleggings @laraliam @susanbishopyoga @bethanysmithyoga @yogi.bree @yogaandchaigirl @yogamand @geeoice_yoga @bentley.likethecar @natashaswinter @seacoralyoga . #istodaysaturday #happyweekend #shapesandshit #yogashapes #balance #flexibility
I’m so excited to share this collection by @kiragraceyoga + @tiffanycruikshank with you. I met *The Kira* of Kira Grace years ago when she had just launched her business. She was one of the first yoga clothing lines I purchased regularly. Not only is their stuff incredible quality, Kira herself is a sweetheart. On top of that they are always making the most fashionable yoga wear that’s perfect for studio to street. This collection that was made with my teacher @tiffanycruikshank is stunning like all the others. Inspired by nature which I love because I’ve been obsessed with this olive color for months. What else is dope is all of Tiffany’s proceeds from this collection go to the @yoga_medicine_seva fund 🙌🏼👏🏼 Have I mentioned how much I love strong, empowering, goal driven women?... because I do! 💪🏼 Keep scrolling for an epic shot of the back of the top 😜
What if, we stayed curious rather than judgmental?⠀ ⠀ What if every time we saw something that made us say “what the f*ck” we legitimately asked, “can you talk to me about how this came to be? I’d love to learn about something I’m naive to”⠀ ⠀ What if we actually cared and stayed for the answer when we asked someone how they are doing?⠀ ⠀ What if we actually showed interest in someone’s experiences rather than compared ours to theirs to see who is winning at life?⠀ ⠀ What if instead of searching for the right answers, we just experienced and enjoyed the moment that we’ve been given?⠀ ⠀ What if life really is as simple as doing the things that make your entire body smile? ⠀ What if I told you that everything is going to work out exactly how it’s supposed to?⠀ ⠀ What if there were no right or wrong choices, only that the universe has a master railway switch and will adjust your course accordingly? ⠀ ⠀ Would you still be afraid? Would you still live for someone else’s happiness? Would you still judge? Would you still compare? Or would you perhaps be more at peace? ⠀ Photo by the oh so talented @prime24photography ⠀ ⠀ #thingsimthinkingabout #activeliving #beatyesterday #findyourstrong #fitnesslifestyle #iwill #powerofshe #thesweatlife #gymmotivation #getfit #maketime #movementculture #training #personalgrowth #positiveaffirmations #selfgrowth #positivelifestyle #yogisofinstagram #beagoddess #blackandwhitephotography #womenwholift #yogiswholift
Raise your hand if you need to work on yourself. I know, I know, @instagram is full of perfect moments, presumably perfect lives and presumably perfect relationships. But if you’ve been following me, since the very beginning, I’ve never been about that. Sure I like to put together pretty images and sometimes I take way too much time to get the perfect boomerang, but I’m always up for sharing the mess. If you read my captions you’ll see it. So let’s confess here, just a little 🙋♂️🙋♀️ if you’re willing to do the work to be a better person. My recent goal: to get out of this place where I’m more comfortable when I’m down and feeling sorry for myself. I’ve been sitting in the “poor me” place for a hot minute and I’m ready to rise above it. If you’re willing, I’d love to hear what you’re working on. You can DM me if you are up for a conversation. 🗣 . Photo by: @prime24photography (You should schedule a shoot with him because he’s a cool dude, not a creep and his work stands out amongst others)
“Can't we just talk? ⠀ Talk about where we're goin'⠀ Before we get lost ⠀ Let me out first ⠀ Can't get what we want without knowin”⠀ . ⠀ Talk vs. communication ⠀ Pretty much anyone can talk but as I’ve been soul searching and turning relationships inside out I’ve realized communication is quite a different skill. So much has to be considered when communicating effectively. It doesn’t take much to open your mouth and let words spill out. What takes effort is creating a judgement free space where every individual feels safe to speak and in that space, everyone involved is given an opportunity to identify how they are receiving the words and dialogue. Relationships, of all types, are intrinsically challenging. You have two people (or more) who were raised differently, who were spoken to differently their whole life. Two people with different personalities, with different morals, with different standards trying to meet on common ground. ⠀ The words one person uses can mean something different to someone else, and the tone one person uses can be received differently than intended. One person can feel comfortable talking about certain topics that makes someone else feel uncomfortable. ⠀ Then there’s the challenge of honesty and deceit. Is a white lie just as bad as a bigger lie? Is it ok to lie to protect someone else? Is it ok to be completely honesty at any cost? Can your honesty be handled by the other person? Can your lies be forgiven? Can you ever be trusted again? ⠀ . ⠀ I feel like I come from a very understanding space. I forgive because I know I make mistakes. I give second chances because I know people can change. I listen without judgement and I try my best to ask questions to fully understand what’s being said. ⠀ I also know I’m terrible at communicating, and that’s something I have to work on to be able to build solid, lasting relationships. It’s part of the process. It’s part of the journey I’m on. ⠀ The forever journey. Growing, healing, fucking up and repeating. ✌🏼 ⠀ ⠀ 📸: @prime24photography Location: @thegrayatelier
I’ve been taking @ritual vitamins for over a year now. They were first introduced to me from a friend, I looked into the benefits of this multi-vitamin and decided to give them a try. ⠀ Right away I just started feeling better over all. When I was asked to partner with them for this campaign I couldn’t help but say YES! An opportunity to tell my friends about this vegan, non-gmo, gluten free vitamin that tastes like peppermint! Sign me up! Each capsule provides you with 9 nutrients that help fill any gaps that might be in your diet. ⠀ Try them for yourself with 10% off the first 3 months by using my code “yogiinheels” *please note it’s different than my @ handle 😘 ⠀ ⠀ #ad #ritualpartner #dailyvitamins #supplements #honestadvertising #vegan #nongmo #glutenfree #yogastrength #armbalance #crowpose #bakasana #kakasana
“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” Madonna . Last day of #aloeaseandflow we have camel pose I used to do this pose all the time, something about exposing my heart lately keeps me from doing this any most other backbends. Maybe it’s time to get back to opening my heart a little more. Thank you to @livingwithdaniphotography for capturing this shot when I was feeling a little more open. . 🌟Hosts: 🌟 @amy.yogini @stelasulzdorf @whitneydavisyoga @yoginiinheels @bentley.likethecar . . 🌟 Sponsors: 🌟 @aloyoga @alo.moves
Day 8 #AloEaseAndFlow #wheelpose | #urdvhadhanurasana . Sometimes I wish life was as easy as asana 🤣 #doingthework #justbreathe #aum #thisisyoga 🌟Hosts: 🌟 @amy.yogini @stelasulzdorf @whitneydavisyoga @yoginiinheels @bentley.likethecar . . 🌟 Sponsors: 🌟 @aloyoga @alo.moves . PC: @livingwithdaniphotography
#AloEaseAndFlow Day 7 Half moon | Ardha Chandrasana . Thanks @_emjayyogini_ for snapping a quick photo of me before class. I swear I don’t know what I would do without my support system. 👯♀️👯♀️ . 🌟Hosts: 🌟 @amy.yogini @stelasulzdorf @whitneydavisyoga @yoginiinheels @bentley.likethecar . . 🌟 Sponsors: 🌟 @aloyoga @alo.moves
#AloEaseAndFlow Day 6⠀ Pose: Tree Pose | Vriksasana⠀ ⠀ “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, There is a field.⠀ I will meet you there” - Rumi⠀ ⠀ I heard this poem for the first time about 9 years ago and it was at a time where I was riddled with guilt and shame.⠀ Those feelings are all too familiar these days. I tend to recall this poem for comfort time and time again. ⠀ What it means to me is that there are so many ideas of what’s wrong and what is right. That what’s right to some is wrong to others and what’s wrong for some is right for others. So emptying our ideas of judgment and criticism of others when we don’t know where they are coming from offers us a sense of freedom. It allows us to see each other on a human level and show compassion and empathy knowing that we still have freedom to make choices others don’t understand. That through our right or wrong or indifferent choices, most of us are out in the world trying our best to be happy.⠀ ⠀ 🌟Hosts: 🌟 @amy.yogini @stelasulzdorf @whitneydavisyoga @yoginiinheels @bentley.likethecar . . 🌟 Sponsors: 🌟 @aloyoga @alo.moves . Photo by: @therealphotosbydamaris
#AloEaseAndFlow Day 4⠀ Pose: Standing Forward Fold | #ardhauttanasana variation ⠀ ⠀ On my way out of folding, ready to leap forward. ⠀ 📸: @prime24photography . 🌟Hosts: 🌟 @amy.yogini @stelasulzdorf @whitneydavisyoga @yoginiinheels @bentley.likethecar . . 🌟 Sponsors: 🌟 @aloyoga @alo.moves .
#aloeaseandflow day 2 ⠀ Pose: Any version of #kapotasana - I’m taking a little creative freedom with #ekapadakapotasana ⠀ ⠀ Do you ever have days where you just can’t clear your mind from the fog but you aren’t actually thinking of anything? Like you’re totally distracted, can’t quiet your mind, don’t want to leave the house, don’t want to show up to work. That’s how I’m feeling today. I’m going to put my phone on DND for the morning and go meditate to see if that helps. 🤷🏼♀️ In the meantime, I hope you’re enjoying your morning and I cant wait to check out the gallery with all the great shots from today ❤️😘 ⠀ . 🌟Hosts: 🌟 @amy.yogini @stelasulzdorf @whitneydavisyoga @yoginiinheels @bentley.likethecar . . 🌟 Sponsors: 🌟 @aloyoga @alo.moves .
#aloeaseandflow day 1 Pose: Janu Sirsasana | head to knee pose This is probably one of my favorite seated stretches. I like to start my practice with this pose near the beginning because it’s a little gentler way of opening up hips and hamstrings by doing one leg at a time. I love the twisted component with the forward bend here as well. . Ps. Do you still love me even tho my pictures are not professional for this challenge? 😂 Everything on line is so curated these days so I’m taking a little stress off of myself by keeping my photos for this challenge nice and simple. ❤️ . 🌟Hosts: 🌟 @amy.yogini @stelasulzdorf @whitneydavisyoga @yoginiinheels @bentley.likethecar . . 🌟 Sponsors: 🌟 @aloyoga @alo.moves .
I made a plan this week on how many days I’d be back at the gym in the morning for cardio, how many days I’d lift, and how many days I’d do yoga. ⠀ I made it through Monday with mild struggles. Cardio this morning felt amazing but by this afternoon I was exhausted and zero percent interested in training. Regardless of that I showed up and instead of sticking to my workout plan for upper body I just started moving around the jungle gym and did things that made me feel strong and that I enjoy. Can’t say I’m mad about getting it done. 💪🏼 ⠀ Thanks for the encouragement and the assist @_emjayyogini_ 👍🏼 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #gymlife #shredded #strong #exercise #physique #beastmode #muscles #dedication #fitnessmodel #body #cardio #gymtime #train #girlswholift #gains #instafit #trainhard #getfit #gymlife #instahealth #girlswithmuscle #ifbb #healthychoices #fitnessgear #pushpullgrind #grindout #getstrong
“I'm standing up, i'ma face my demons, i'm manning up, i'ma hold my ground” . @eminem dropping this Monday motivation for y’all. I’m just here to look pretty 😉 . 📷: @lifeinanimage . #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #eminemquotes #songlyrics #mountains #papagopark #fitgirls #fitness #fitlife #balance #outdoorphotography #getoutside #beoutdoors #outdoorsociety #yogagirl #igyogacommunity #instayogi #instadaily #instagramer #dristi #dowork
All aboard 🚂 . . . . . 📸: @_emjayyogini_ . . #fridaymood #fridayfeels #openheart #backbend #yogaonatrain #yogapose #locomotive #weekend #fitlife #inspiredyogis #asana #arizona #arizonayoga #feeltheyogahigh #yogaisforeverybody #practice #moveyourbody #beplayful #practicedaily #yogagirl #yogafun #igyogafamily #yogafit #yogainspiration #instayoga #yogagram #yogisofinstagram #yogateacher #yogadaily #yogastrong
🌟CHALLENGE ANNOUNCENENT🌟 . #Aloeaseandflow . June 12th-21st . According to Ayurveda, pitta is prevalent in summer. Pitta is a combination of fire and water—responsible for hot, humid days and, in turn, a hot, sticky body It can be a time that can create tension in the body, excess heat and mental irritation. Mental agitation, in turn, can create more physical tension, especially in the shoulders, neck and the upper back. Join us as we journey through 10 days of poses to bring ease and flow into our practice to prepare our minds and bodies for the warm summer months 🌊 . This challenge is open to all levels and abilities! . . 🌟Hosts: 🌟 @amy.yogini @stelasulzdorf @whitneydavisyoga @yoginiinheels @bentley.likethecar . . 🌟 Sponsors: 🌟 @aloyoga @alo.moves . . 🌟Pose lineup🌟 1. Janu sirsasana 2. Pigeon 3. Lunge 4. Standing fold 5. Balasana / Savasana 6. Tree pose 7. Half moon 8. Wheel / Puppy pose 9. Seated Sukhasana 10. Cobra / Camel . . 🌟 Challenge Rules: 🌟 ✨Follow all hosts and sponsors and repost this flyer. ✨Tag some friends to play along! ✨Post daily using the tag #Aloeaseandflow ✨Make sure your profile is public. ✨Show your fellow participants and hosts some love!
“Your heart knows how to heal itself, it’s your mind that fucks it up.” - Samiha Totanji I’ve spent a lot of time alone with myself lately. In my mind and in my heart. Contemplating, feeling, healing, crying, questioning, exploring. After those moments I usually feel really good about what I want, very clear about what direction I want to go. Then my brain starts to get involved, people offer up their “advice” and opinions. People project their fears and uncertainties and insecurities on me and I start to question everything. It’s a vicious cycle. It’s a real challenge to stand with a strong spine and truly honor the conclusions you’ve reached without outside influence. The work is hard, scary and filled with highs and lows but the important thing to remember is you owe it to yourself to be true to you. It’s a long process to wade through the muck and figure out what you want and once you figure it out, you have to keep swatting away the muck. It tries to come back and confuse you again and again. You have the strength to get through it. You have the clarity if you stay focused on your heart and not the chatter around you. Whatever you’re going through, you are strong enough to survive it. ✊🏼 . 📸: @prime24photography
“You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.” -Edward Abbey I’ve been studying 🤓 . . . . #darkness #light #shadows #silhouette #openheart #selfstudy #digdeep #explore #yoga #yogapath #pathofyoga #journey #lifequotes #outdoorphotography #shadowphotography #sunrise #sunriseyoga
I wasn’t feeling it today but dug in deep to pull it together. The goal was to pull the sled one arm at a time but had to improvise (rather than take off weight) and was able to pull it using both arms. I talk a lot about improvising and adapting in my yoga classes but it’s really just practice for challenges we meet off the mat. When the poses feel impossible or unachievable there are usually props to help you get there or get close. Otherwise there are poses to practice to get you ready for it. But it doesn’t mean it’s time to give up. What it means is it’s time to get creative, to dig deep and find a way to get there. Much like life, we run in to challenges that make us want to quit, run away and give up. That often feels like the easy thing to do. But what I’ve found to be most helpful is to get back to your routine, adapt accordingly and keep moving. Even if it’s a lot a slower pace, it’s still creating the right trajectory to get you closer to the other side of the challenge. #digdeep #goalsetter #goaldigger #keepmoving #workoutroutine #gymmotivation #sledpulls #gaineyvillage #girlswholift #yogiswholift #womenwholift #weightsworkout #weighttraining #gymlife #fitnessmotivation #fitgirls #fitnesslife