Day 8️⃣ #springintochakras#yogachallenge offers a 2nd option to stimulate the #heartchakra 💙
Try: #camelpose 🐫 #ustrasana (Ustra = camel) This heart opening posture dually balances the 4th & 5th chakras (heart & throat) & stretches the entire frontline of the body. The heart & throat chakras are frequently blocked/guarded & some practitioners may even go as far as to suggest that slouching, lowered chins, & poor posture are indicative of this. When cueing this pose to students, it can be helpful to make them aware that this pose can create a heightened emotional state. Resisting the acknowledgement of emotions can create stiffness in the body which can lead to discomfort, or strain.
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois stated: "Body is not stiff, mind is stiff." 🌾💙☁️
#blueskies & #backbends#yoga#handstandapp#thatlayogi#california#staywoke 👁
"This is perhaps the greatest risk anyone of us would take: To be seen as we truly are." #Cinderella
We had one of our first family movie nights tonight and we watched @disneycinderella. I had very low expectations, but what a pleasant surprise that the story incorporated some powerful messages for my little girls. One of the takeaways was that "beautiful" isn't about how fancy we dress or makeup on our face. Beautiful comes from within a person's heart, and it shines through actions of love, generosity, compassion, kindness, and gratitude. Cinderella was truly beautiful inside and out.
The other big takeaway repeated throughout the movie was, "Have courage and be kind." We will always have our trials and fears, but can we face them with bravery, kindness, and forgiveness? This was perfect advice I needed to hear today with my own struggles in parenting. Thank you Cinderella.
Oh, and my favorite part? There were multiple emotional scenes, and each time I started crying, my daughter and I would turn at the exact same time to see each other crying, and we would burst out laughing. We are completely wired the same. ❤️.
My deepest hollowback to date. One day I will grab my toes!
Photography by @samuelhendersonphotography@blinkincblinks
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