I took this photo earlier today when I went for a walk to my secret little meditation spot. I sat on a rock, let the wind pass by and took in the view. And then tonight, I got on my mat, I moved and really felt my body and let everything go.
Thank you @breathewithin for leading the best class tonight and making me smile! I so needed your beautiful jiva love!
Moving and breathing...
I went over to @aminahtaha and @azkosber's old apartment today to steal some clothes (just sister things) and I ended up taking this video in the same place Amina always practiced in.
All the emotions suddenly hit me...
I miss the sister talks, the cuddles 🐶 and the delicious food.
This apartment brings so much joy to me. Even though they were only here for a very short time, every time I walk in I instantly feel this heartwarming feeling... kind of the same feeling as getting a hug from my mom. 🤗
I'm getting too nostalgic... BUT, I guess a visit to NY is due very very soon.
Wearing @aloyoga always!
Day 5 (tomorrow) for #FallIntoFlexibility is Natarajasana or Dancer's Pose. 💗 This is a beautiful heart opener that also stretches the hip flexors, the hamstrings on the standing leg, strengthens the arch on the standing foot, opens the shoulder(s), expands the chest and front body and strengthens the back body. This pose is also great for concentration and balance.
I'm taking an intensified variation in my photo. Here are some tips for a foundational dancer - 1. Stand upright in mountain pose. Shift your weight onto one foot and bend the opposite foot at the knee, bringing your heel up toward your seat. Engage the standing leg by feeling all four corners of your foot pressing into the floor. Engage the quadriceps and draw the knee cap up. 2. Grab the inside edge (arch or ankle) of the foot with the hand on the same side of the body as the bent leg. 3. Lengthen your tailbone down and engage your core. Begin to push your foot into your hand so it rises up behind and away from you. Keep top leg knee hugging in towards your midline and not out to the side. As your foot rises up, tilt your torso forward, maintaining a lift through your chest. 4. Extend your opposite arm forward or up, perhaps finding a mudra that suits you. 5. Remember to breathe. Please feel free to take any variation of natarajasana that serves you. 💃🏼💗 So excited to see all of the beautiful dancers from across the globe! Check in with @karlatafra tomorrow evening for day six. Don't forget to tag Karla and I and our sponsor @bodyangelactivewear in your posts. Use the code "FALLINTOFLEXIBILITY20" for a special discount during the challenge. Lovin all the posts so far!! Photography by @tateenglund 🙏🏻 #yoga#dance#dancer#split#stretch#balance#breathe#bodyangelactivewear#challenge#yogachallenge#playalong#play#flexible#yogateacher#teacher#student#instayoga#igyoga#asana#namaste