I used to think that places changed, that they lost their charm over time. Every time I would leave and return months later, I always felt unusual, like I didn’t fit in anymore.
But then I started to realise that maybe it wasn’t the place that had changed, maybe it was me that changed. We are constantly transforming, we are never the same person we were yesterday and we will never be that person again.
Currently I am feeling like this, being gone for 2 months to Indonesia, a place where I used to live, and coming back to Byron has been hard. Finding my place again, and settling back in isn’t easy, but it’s all part of the journey.
We must keep discovering new paths, encountering new people, experiencing new adventures, and embracing each new moment because this is life, and life is a constant wave of change . -
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My transformation pic today was #natarajasana aka #dancerspose. You can see the extreme ends of the journey if you scroll across here, but do go back and check the whole post for the several steps along the way and my top tips for this one. But I know how you guys love flows, and REAL TIME ones at that. So here is the peak pose flow that I taught my students on Saturday. The first video is the whole standing sequence as I whizzed through it before class. The second is my #realtimeyoga getting into a wobbly dancers pose (this was all just a warm up for me pre-class rather than a full practice, but you get the picture!!)
Also bear in mind that this was just one section of a 90min class. The key to all of this yoga malarkey is to be patient, lay the foundation; over time and in any given practice. So to give you the full context, here’s what the first ~70min of that class looked like:
1. 20min of warm up, big focus on shoulders
2. LOTS of sun salutations. I forget how many (though I’m sure my students would say a million!) 3. THEN this standing sequence. Slow. Multiple breaths in each pose, and then a full breakdown/demo of flipping grip and time to try it all out.
4. Next, 3-5 big backbends (bridge/wheel/forearm wheel depending on each individuals practice)
5. And then we gave the whole flow another try to see the difference in the peak pose, natarajasana. .
I loved it, and I hope/think my students did too 💕
Day 1️⃣5️⃣ of #AYearOfYoga2018 🔀 #Yogidandasana variant
2018 vs 2015
I chose this variant for today’s pose because with the years I’ll like to work towards standing up, and besides, the improvement is so drastic and so noticeable in this particular variation of the pose.
Both 📷 by @moises_chi ☺️🙌
Nothing fancy, just creating space where there wasn't before. Even 10 minutes of simple stretching and breathing can significantly change the arc of my day 💫
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but for me too. - Coming Back To You
Day 16 of #AYearofYoga2018 is #corkscrew! A lot more open on the right side/leg... Twists are killer for my back ribs!! @cyogalab