The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. ⠀⠀
The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to himself. Perhaps you are chasing rainbows. You’re after the self-confidence of the average man, when you should be after the humbleness of the warrior. The difference between the two is remarkable. Self-confidence entails knowing something for sure; humbleness entails being impeccable in one’s actions and feelings. -
-Carlos Castaneda, Tales of Power
Yoga Sutra I.33 from Patanjali says:
*Maitri karuna muditopeksanam sukha duhkha punyapunya visayanam bhavanatas citta prasadanam*
“By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness.” Day 10 of #movethroughmudras is Garuda Mudra.
Garuda Mudra, symbolizing the wings of a bird, representing inner freedom. In Hindu mythology Garuda (“Eagle”) is known as the king of birds. He transports the God Vishnu and is eager to help humanity fight against demons.
This mudra activates blood flow and circulation, invigorates the organs, and balances energy on both sides of the body. Whether in the pelvic or chest area, it invigorates and stimulates. It relaxes and relieves pain related to menstrual complaints, stomach upsets, and respiratory difficulties. It also helps people deal with exhaustion and mood fluctuations... Wearing @aloyoga
You have shed
a thousand skins
to become the person
you are today.
And if you ever feel
by the many people
you once were,
your bones have grown,
but what makes them
has never changed. - @nikita_gill
Story time! Grab a seat and hear my share 😏
It’s kindve funny and ironic, most of my closest relationships started out with the least friendly of impressions.
When I first met @sphogat29 (my boyfriend of 8 years), he stormed into a party screaming “I’m here!” disrupting everyones conversation. Later, as I was flirting with some guy, he came over, sat between us, and started talking. My mind just went: wow how rude, you totally just cockblocked me (if someone has a better word, please share!). 8 years later, he’s the love of my life and I can’t imagine a single day without him. Many of my closest friends, @_schmataliee@kunla7@lolbutsrslywut + more, we all have funny stories of how our friendships started off as..well...not friendships 😅
Ironically enough, even yoga! The very first yoga class I took I left thinking to myself - “wow that sucked, I’ll never get into yoga” - hah! Look at where the universe decided to take that attitude 😂 I call that #karma ．
The point of me writing all this, is to say that many of our first impressions - reactions - tend to be false. What you see, what you read, what you assume, what you feel, even what you believe is often a misleading truth (especially on social media - its not all glorious ppl! Come see my scars).
． After 28 years of living on this earth, if its one lesson I try to live by, its the lesson of giving the benefit of doubt to every and anyone until personally proven otherwise. Be open to what you can’t see, be mindful, and respectful of what is to come. You never know what will take root, and what will magically grow to a magnificent thing 🌸
As we start the new week, whatever negative impressions and assumptions come your way, pause and rethink them. Give your benefit of doubt, and see what will blossom from a second chance.
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Monday GIVEAWAY! (Apparently these have become my thing!) Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend 💛
Today, I’m teaming up with @foldtofly to giveaway a pair of their gorgeous leggings!
Elaine, the owner and creator, is easily one of the nicest people I’ve worked with in my year on Instagram, and she wanted to give one of you the opportunity to receive a pair of your choice.
The fabric is super eco friendly (created using 70% less water, 70% less energy and 70% less heat) and 8% of their profits are set aside as grants for environmental/community dvp projects with non-profits 👏🏻
To enter for a chance to win, all you need to do is:
FOLLOW @foldtofly and myself
TAG three of your friends in each comment you make
The giveaway will run for ONE week, and will close next Monday (3/26) and one winner will be randomly selected.
Good luck! ☺️
When someone judges you, it isn't actually about you. It's about them and their insecurities, limitations and needs.
Take this into account, not only when someone judges you, but also when you judge someone. When you think about why someone's behavior bothers you, look behind to see the weakness in yourself that is the actual reason for your discontentment projected onto another person.
‘’If we want to change the world, we have to change ourselves.’’
✨Yoginis & Yogis out there, please join us for this challenge, you can win a ticket to the #yogaconferencegermany and more!
How does CHANGE look like for you & how do you embody it?
Find it out, through this wonderful challenge! 1.-12. April 2018
1: Change the way you think - Dylan
2: Change the way you move - Lucie
3: Change the way you give - Nicole
4: Change the way you feel - Steffi & Dani
5: Change the way you talk - Christina Lobe
6: Change the way you eat - Nicole
7: Change the way you breathe - Young-Ho
8: Change the way you receive - Lucie
9: Change the way you are - Nicole
10: Change the way you dream - Steffi & Dani
11: Change the way you sit - Christina Lobe
12: Change the way you greet - Young-Ho ✨Our sponsors:
@lordvishnuscouch - 1x weekend ticket for the yogaconference & 1x Yoga 10-Class Package for Lord Vishnus Couch
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@vioyoga - 1x Velvet Rug Mat
@yogistar_com - 1 Travel Mat & 1 Mat Spray ''Fresh Rosemary'' @niyama_sports - 3x Leggings
@lululemonde - 1x Align Pant Legging ✨Our hosts:
Young Ho @insideyoga
Dylan Werner @dylanwerneryoga
Lucie Beyer @yoga_mit_lucie
Christina Lobe @christinalobeyoga
Nicole Bongartz @nimayogini
Steffi Grube @steffigrube
Dani Kourtidis @danikourtidis ✨To participate:
- Make sure your account is set public so we can see your posts
- Follow all hosts and sponsors listed above
- Repost this challenge photo tagging all hosts & sponsors along with our hashtag #bethechangeconference2018 PLUS tagging 2 friends to celebrate the experience
- Post one photo per day according to the theme listed above, tagging all hosts & sponsors and #bethechangeconference2018
- Have fun and LIVE the CHANGE!
The winner will be announced after the challenge ends. 〰️Dein Account auf öffentlich stellen.
Folge allen Hosts& Sponsoren
Reposte die Challenge mit diesem Bild^^, dabei alle Hosts und Sponsoren taggen & den Hashtag #bethechangeconference2018 benutzen PLUS 2 Freunde taggen
Vom 1.-12. April
Continuing on last post’s topic
Are you happy ? 😊 .
Why do we always feel like there is something missing ?
Why is it that we always place conditions on our happiness ?
Like I will be happy when I graduate from school , I will be happy when I find the right job, I will be happy when I get married, I will be happy when I have kids, I will be happy when my kids graduate , and the cycle repeats it self.
Everyone asks if you have done all of the above like it’s a checklist that your life will be unfulfilling without them.
But everyone asks and expects from you to be the same.
You are successful because you filled the checklist and passed their judgment test. Congratulations 🎊🎈 .
Then what ? 😉
📸Thanks for lovely @dalaly_85 🙏🏼🌺
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.🦋
Всегда мечтайте и стремитесь превысить предел ваших возможностей. Не ставьте целью быть лучше, чем ваши современники или предшественники. Стремитесь быть лучше самих себя. 🦋
Wearing my beautiful pants @bohemian_island 💓💓💓 #bohemianisland
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Thank you for all your comments on my previous post. It feels very timely that I went on that little rant, especially my brief mention of @aloyoga. As I’m sure most of you are aware by now, the “Goliath” Alo has finally been called out on its shady business practices, FTC violations, and of course the fact that they’re suing Dana Falsetti, @nolatrees. (By the way, the link to her GoFundMe is in my bio. Please donate!) I am eager to find out how this develops. To both Dana & @kinoyoga, we are with you, brave ladies. Alo, your silence is defeaning. We are waiting for you to make it right. 🙏🖤
▫️ #WerkOpenRelease - 1️⃣ #Mandukasana • #FrogPose
Has it been a week already? Missing this lot but still riding high from my India glow, and finding new inspiration for classes everywhere I look. A fairly normal week for me, here's where you can catch me on the mat this week...
6.15pm Power Flow @moreyoga_ (Tulse Hill)
7.30pm Vinyasa @moreyoga_ (Tulse Hill)
6.45am Morning Flow @moreyoga_ (Tulse Hill)
8am Vinyasa @moreyoga_ (Tulse Hill)
7am Hatha @batterseayoga
12.30pm Vinyasa @moreyoga_ (Brixton)
6.15pm Ashtanga @moreyoga_ (Tulse Hill)
7.30pm Vinyasa @moreyoga_ (Tulse Hill)
5pm Dynamic Hatha @batterseayoga
You don’t win an argument by tearing someone else apart. As said in Dale Carnegie’s book taken from an old saying, “a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” If you’re looking to persuade someone, try avoiding an argument in the first place. Be friendly, use respect and empathy
@amandastammy looking all sorts of peaceful in her @aloyoga
A little bit of magic on this Monday💫 A golden turmeric latte packet by @golden.root I got at @case_e_eats workshop last week. I mixed half a cup of water and half a cup of almond milk to create this glowy mug of sunshine🌞☕️
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I’ve found myself with 4 perfectly ripe avocados that need to be consumed in the next 24 hours, not a bad problem to have👌🏼 Lots of avocado toast will be happening🌿✨ Great timing seeing as it’s Saint Patricks day🍀 oh AND a new moon🌚🌙 Set some intentions, burn a little palo santo, join my avo toast party🎉
So we all have some characteristics and quirks that set us apart from everyone else right? Well, when I’m alone (for the most part), I like to blast music and have a yoga dance party. It’s not just me is it?! Hahaha
Seriously though, dance like no one’s watching, it’s way more fun ✌️ #imaweirdo
Song is Touching You Again: Hot Shade, Mike Perry, Jane XO
Do things because they are fun! Because they make you feel excited as a kid in a candy store! Do things because they make you smile!