I've been too busy unpacking to keep up with even a tiny challenge, but I took a break to hit the last day of #SummerVibeAsanas with a #mermaidbind -in one of my favorite places I haven't gotten to enjoy for over 3 years. Imagine sounds of fat green leaves rustling in a perfect 75° breeze and river water flowing over rocks ... It's finally summer in Maine! After 9 months of winter (Not even joking) , it feels so good to sit on the deck and enjoy the air😍 . . . . 💖List of hosts: @amyweckermd @rbf.julie @c.hamp.ionyogi @piccolayogini 🎁List of sponsors: @solosolmovement @asparagussoapco @vital.you @shaktiyogawheelbyjess @yogawarriorwear @chasinunicorns .
Happy solstice and International yoga day! Sore today from getting back on my mat after a little hiatus because of moving. A sweaty powerful vinyasa with @yogawithcelina yesterday is just what I needed to kick start my practice again. I started this journey over 20 years ago when I was 17. My practice has evolved over time, as has my teaching style for the past 12. I will never stop growing with this practice, and I am consistently humbled and awed by it, the way it shines through, you have no choice but to confront what comes up. A door that once opened, can never be closed again. #internationalyogaday #internationaldayofyoga2019
I couldn't decide between the two poses today for #SummerVibeAsanas So I played with both 🙄 Here's a floating #fallenstarpose And a flaccid #fireflypose 😂 It's been a while since I've just been able to play. Slowly remembering 💖List of hosts: @amyweckermd @rbf.julie @c.hamp.ionyogi @piccolayogini 🎁List of sponsors: @solosolmovement @asparagussoapco @vital.you @shaktiyogawheelbyjess @yogawarriorwear @chasinunicorns .
One cat, one flamingo... Not shown: the chaos of boxes that still need to be unpacked 😣 Day 2 of #summervibeasana #flamingopose #yogainmyjammies 💖List of hosts: @amyweckermd @rbf.julie @c.hamp.ionyogi @piccolayogini 🎁List of sponsors: @solosolmovement @asparagussoapco @vital.you @shaktiyogawheelbyjess @yogawarriorwear @chasinunicorns .
Getting back into things with a fun little summer challenge. It feels good to be back in a familiar studio again Day 1 #summervibeasanas #fishpose #matsyasana #Repost @piccolayogini • • • • • • STARTING TOMORROW!!!! 🎉New challenge announcement🎉 #SummerVibeAsanas When: June 17-23 Summer is finally here!!! Hot long days, swimming, sunsets on the beach, iced tea, cold watermelon...: what do you like the most about Summer? If this wonderful Season is your favorite Season, this yoga challenge is definitely for you! We have an amazing line up of poses inspired by Summer. Feel free to modify every pose and to use props and be as creative as you can. . . List of poses: Day 1: fish Day 2: flamingo Day 3: fallen star or firefly Day 4: lotus or bird of paradise Day 5: grasshopper or baby grasshopper Day 6: butterfly or flower Day 7: any pose with mermaid arms . . . 💖List of hosts: @amyweckermd @rbf.julie @c.hamp.ionyogi @piccolayogini 🎁List of sponsors: @solosolmovement @asparagussoapco @vital.you @shaktiyogawheelbyjess @yogawarriorwear @chasinunicorns ➡️HOW TO JOIN: 1) repost this flyer 2) tag 3 friends in the comments 3) follow all hosts and sponsors (we will check 👩✈️) 4) post your daily pic/pics/video using hashtag #SummerVibeAsanas and tagging each host and sponsor 5) set your profile to public so we can see your work . .
I'm back in Kennebunk and back to teaching at @village.yoga starting tonight! Join me for a slow flow vinyasa at 5:30p Full schedule: Sun 10-1130a mindful vinyasa Mon 5:30-7p mindful vinyasa Wed 6-7p release&restore
I'm on a 5 day mini vacation so I've been enjoying some really good deep sleeps (finally!) And today I had a nice long home practice, feeling the winter slowly melt from my bones. Enjoying this space while I still can.
I couldn't resist... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The photo on the bottom came up in my memories today from 2014, and I just happened to be wearing the same shirt. We're both a little worn out, but still kicking #samesamebutdifferent #wbw
I have to say, my back still hurts, which is bumming me out, but being able to have restful sleeps for the past handful of nights has been nothing short of a GD miracle. #smallvictories
Day 3 of #backbendsinbloom #cobrapose I had been feeling pretty good physically lately, so I thought going in on a little backbending challenge would help me to reconnect with my practice again. Immediately after I took this photo my back went into compete spasm. The last couple days my back has been feeling not so great but I haven't pushed anything too much because I know the consequences ...I haven't even attempted wheel in month. But I guess I still haven't healed completely from whatever keeps this happening. I'm probably really out of balance- from overuse, from whiplash, from previous injuries- who knows. I think secretly I've been influenced by the amazing poses I see here constantly and the ego need to get back to where I was a few years ago- deep backbends, deeply physical practice... showing off some, yes, that's inevitable in this platform, but also feeling deeply empowered. Proud of what my then 36 year old body was capable of. Now I just feel old and broken. My body keeps telling me to sit the f down. Every time I set out to improve myself I get hurt. There's a lesson in that. But right now I'm just thankful for ibuprofen and the massage I have booked for tomorrow. I guess I won't be continuing with this challenge afterall... 😔
Taking a page from @cherry.yoga.insta and trying #sphinxpose with blocks. I might have to bring this in more frequently 😊 Day 2 of #backbendsinbloom @warriorfromwithin @tiny.kirsty @eileendelatorre @artsy_blue @kelleyapril @aloyoga @alo.moves
#saturdayflow Speed 5x I don't have a class at the moment, so I'm just playing. It's been a while since I've done that... Incorporating the #sphinxpose from today's #backbendsinbloom
Giving a little 10 day challenge a go. Day 1 of #backbendsinbloom #cowpose Trying to connect with my backbending practice again. Here's a little flow you'll likely see in 100% of my classes Cat/Cow/Sahaja movement Essential movement for the spine and feels great on a slightly sore back. Here's hoping I don't end up in IG jail for the music😅😒
* A reminder * I've posted this in my stories before, but I think it deserves a more permanent spot. It's ok to protect your energy in whatever way you need. I needed this reminder today because I made the decision to cancel previous commitments- specifically teaching classes- until after I move. This means that I had to prematurely remove myself from my regular gig of 2 years, as well as back out of a few subbing opportunities I had already said yes to. But last night as I lay in bed not sleeping until after 3:30am (despite going to bed at 10), I realized that my anxiety is already in overdrive and my poor adrenals are on the verge of completely burning out if I keep spreading myself so thin. I have to honor where I am right now. Not where I was 3 or 4 years ago when taking on extra work wasn't a big deal. Today I have such bad sleep anxiety I can't even rest enough to teach a class that I love because I'm so traumatized over my insomnia for the last two years. I keep making excuses like being physically sick or blaming it on moving, but the truth is I have to limit myself in what I do -and possibly cancel commitments because I can't sleep at night because I'm worrying all night about not sleeping. Anxiety is no fun. And yes, I plan to get on a solid meditation practice, but that's not going to fix the damage done over night. So for now I have to do what I need to do in order to keep what sanity I have.
I've been a little absent from here for a while, for a number of reasons. None really worth getting into because I feel like I'm just whining. I need to kick start my inspiration again but frankly I'm just exhausted most of the time. I'm hoping that after this next move- the 4th for me in 3 and a half years- that things will settle again and I can find my rhythm.
Someone is being needy this morning #itme
Triangles in triangles . . Another amazing visit to the dome at the light center. What a beautiful space
I couldn't go this whole trip without at least one pose in the woods. Here's a little #boundbalancing👑bee for @kateswarm and the #lxyreboot #leagueofextraordinaryyogis #lxy @leagueheadquarters
Morning stretches on the porch before we head out into the mountains. #yogainmyjammies #puppypose #anahatasana
Happy #caturday from black mountain! It's a perfect day! Yesterday was so windy, and today we have blue skies and perfect April temps😍😍 @bencarrollmusic and I are going to do a little wandering around the mountains today and see a waterfall. ...believe it or not...its actually quieter at our house 😂😂🙈 but it's still beautiful and peaceful here