Sharath Jois on the importance of having a connection to a local yoga shala:
"Though we do physical asana at a yoga shala, it is far different from working out at a gym. In gyms, you pay money, you work out, and there is no connection. This is not the same for yoga. Yoga implies that there is a connection between the student and teacher. At a shala, the teacher monitors your practice and postures with which you need help; students also learn from other students. Maybe they are more advanced than you, more focused, or more disciplined, but together, with the teacher, everyone is creating good energy, which you get in a shala. [...] When you find the right environment, it draws you in.
Automatically, your mind, body, and soul want to return to practice."🌱
Many of our students who practice at our studio regularly often say they like the energy at Pranoga. Even first-timers will comment on the energy in our studio upon their first visit. Thank you to all of our teachers and students who teach and practice at Pranoga for helping to cultivate and maintain this special and palpable energy at our little "yoga shala." Namaste. 🙏ॐ
Still at a loss for words to describe the feelings that came over me when I first saw the glow and felt the powerful blasts from the eruptions. This was by far one of the most surreal experiences. My heart is heavy for the people of Puna.
Rise and stretch 🙏🏼
The city of New Orleans at my window 💚 I wish the camera could have caught the thunderstorm I was watching roll in from my window. Half a glowing gold sky to my left, met by dragging dark rain clouds and thunder bolts to my right. I decided to open my heart to the storm and watch beautiful nature unfold at my window...What a pretty morning ✨ #namaste
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so happy to be slowly getting there with wheel pose...
the one that used to terrify me more than others, if you think it looks easy, have a go!
put on my vision board in January to challenge myself further with my practice and do all the poses that scare me
it just shows me how important time and practice is, for anything in life✨
📷 Tobias Burraway
I don't look like this anymore.. and I'm completely okay with it.
A few years ago I found myself in the deepest part of my depression. I was in a mentally abusive relationship with someone.. as well as myself.
I gained 40+lbs in a very short time and I hated myself. I hated everything. I would look at this old photo and shame myself for not being "her."
I dug myself out of the depression and got away from the toxic relationship. How? I allowed myself to love.. I did a complete 180 on my self-love mindset.
The moment I began to love.. the depression weight started to melt and my world became brighter. I loved every part of me.. the good, the bad and the ugly.
It sounds very woo.. and I recognize that. But, this is my truth and I feel there is power in Self-Love. It can move mountains.
I don't look like this picture anymore.. and I'm okay with it. I survived my own mind and the beautiful body I have now is proof of that.
I’ve been putting a lot of emphasis on my meditation practice these past few weeks. And it’s been surprising, wonderful, hard, fun, and scary. Especially now, practicing more often and for longer intervals. Every morning it’s tempting to snooze my phone and continue to sleep in instead of get out of bed and sit with my breath. But I keep doing it.
I sort of feel even more restless right now. But until this point in my life, I have not been very aware of my minds inner dialogue. The attention is directed on what’s going on around us so our minds escape our notice.
So we meditate to let go.
Allowing these buried feelings, ideas, painful emotions float to the top of our consciousness so they can be recognized and let go.
We all have things to let go of and need time to be with our breath, take notice of our internal world. Make the changes we want to see in our lives. And it’s possible. With lots of hard work and letting go.
Day 2 of #yogaclubchallenge is low lunge/anjaneyasana. and wow, this pose is slowly become my favorite. I love the psoas stretch so so so much and offering my heart out to the world, continuing to let go on so many levels.
Hello loves, this week will be about strenght and core 💕🔥 what do we need a strong core for? Well you need it in a lot of poses but especially for any kind of inversions.. so here’s how I train for a stronger core (shorter and sped up version here): 1. 1 minutes plank hold with straight arms 2. 1 min plank with knee drive (“run” with knees exchanging at the top) 3. Side plank-lower hips 10x each side 4. Plank change straight arms to elbows 10x 5. Boat pose-knees to nose 10x 6. Boat pose with bent knees to lying on the back hands behind the ears 5x 7. Elephant trunk hold 1x 20s, 3x
5s, 1x 20s each side. 8. Press into headstand half-way 10x 9. Press into headstand full way 3x. Enjoy 💕❤️ 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥