One of the best things about yoga (if not THE best), is that after each practice, you really do grow and you really do transcend into a higher self. You become enlightened by your own abilities and the miracles of your amazing body. You learn, you discover a lot about yourself, and you gain a great deal of humility. When all of this radiates from ourselves, we put peace into our lives and into the lives of those around us.
i hate to be a yoga buzzkill, but i have to admit it really freaks me out when i see girls who have popular blogs on tumblr making ‘yoga guides,’ etc. because they happen to do a lot of yoga. it’s not okay.
i taught yoga occasionally in the dorms back in the day, before i went through a 200-hr…
Through proper yoga teacher training, you learn just how much you really don’t know.
One of my fellow yoga teachers had said, “I graduated teacher training knowing less about yoga than when I started.”
That is only because we gain so much humility. In a good yoga teacher training school, you learn SO. MUCH. and in a nice way, you’re kind of put in your place. It’s a good thing.
I am a student first and always.
"Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union — the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions."
Your light will forever shine, and your words will ever echo in our lives. Namaste, Guru.
1918 - 2014
"Our job as yoga teachers is to inspire, not to intimidate. Let’s stop flaunting our ass-ana."
YOGA ADJUSTMENTS YOU WILL ALWAYS HEAR ME SAY:
1) Create space.
2) Soften the shoulders, shoulders away from the ears.
3) Scoop the tailbone.
4) Head of the arm bones back into its socket.
5) Slight bend in the elbows.
6) Slight bend in the knees.
7) Energize through the fingertips.
8) Flex the feet, lift and spread the toes.
9) Elongate the spine.
10) Keep the back neck open.
11) Broaden the shoulders, roll the heart open.
12) Externally rotate the front bent knee.
13) Come into your core.
14) Listen to your breath.
15) Don’t forget to breathe.
She needs more than a love song.