I love yoga! I teach circus but yoga has followed me through the past 7 years - generally moving makes me happy.I run, I tumble, I love the trampoline and being upside down! This is my journey to lower blood pressure and striving for a bit of inner peace.
Backbend balances. It’s like This: if you keep your back leg parallel to the ground (like first two picsk) the stretch is increased in the lower back and shoulder. If you Lean forward and raise the back leg the stretch becomes more intense in said leg! Bend your standing leg for easier balance! Love and light to you!
Catching up, once again, on yogipeach's wonderful challenge!! These poses are beautiful and they lightened my mood! (Thank u for using my standing mermaid pose guide, I am so flattered!!)
Handstanding for instagram mimiyogi!!!
Helping my cousin get married yesterday by decorating the church… And handstanding…
I’ve Got a couple of things going on on instagram - go check mimiyogi and I’ll follow u back :)
Let go of perfect! Perfect is a myth. No one has it or even knows precicely what it is. Life is a balance act! Perfect is stale and static… Go balance instead :)
"The beauty of yoga is you never fail. You do what you can in that given moment. Nothing more, nothing less."
Let’s be real for a sec (what’s really going on)
I was just scrolling through my dash, thinking how everyone looks so beautiful and admirable and then I got a fan letter telling me that I am just that. Besides the obvious flatter that it caused, I also thought: “but you don’t know what you’re talking about.”
So here is the truth, as an extended “behind the scenes” I would like to tell you what’s really going on when: You see a beautiful picture of me doing yoga - it’s likely the only thing I’ve done that day. I’m 26, I have stress related anxiety, which means that life is a hassle for me. I’m scared of everything right now. Doing a handstand (which might be what I’m doing on the picture) requires an enormous amount of will from my side… I don’t “just” do them anymore. Sometimes I don’t get out of bed until 12 - not because I don’t want to - I just can’t.
See me being bendy - I have a misplaced disc, which means that most backbends hurt, if not while I’m doing them then two days after. Sometimes, even sitting down hurts. At one point before I was operated I was pretty much paralyzed for three months. Also it’s taken me YEARS of hard work to get there…
See my yoga pose on a beautiful spot - I live at my parents house because of the mentioned condition. The beautiful house, the view, the woods they are not mine, they are theirs. My room is the guest room, I don’t have my own.
So here’s the thing: Don’t compare yourself with all the “perfect” that’s out there! You are exactly where you need to be, as you need to be there. If you think that I am weak or pathetic, I am very envious of you that you do not know the pain og grief that life can cause. I hope for you that you will never know it. If you are lost at sea, however, and feel like you’re the only one who feels “blue” in a media world of smiling selfies, know that you are not strange or weird, outcast or misplaced - you are simply living this life and all that comes with it. Love and light
Just another yoga pose #yoga #yogapose #yogabytgebeach #happydays
So does yoga count for strength training?
it can, especially ashtanga or vinyasa is about carrying your own weight so it’s great for “trimming” muscles, but it’s a difficult way of getting a body-builder-body. Through the balancing exercises you get to train core and stability a lot.
could you please tell us more about your misplaced disk if it's not too personal? I'm curious because I have a "herniated" disk and I'm wondering if it's similar?
displaced is almost the same as herniated (as far as I know) but the difference is that mine is “post surgery” which means that they cut out the part that’s bulging out and bothering the nerves which is where the pain comes from. I deeply regret doing this surgery, as I’ve lost a lot of mobility in my back since there’s more scar tissue between my spine than disc. I was young and very illy advised, also I was fighting to become a professional artist and just wanted the pain to go away and go back to dancing. I have later met lots of people and methods that can help you out without surgery and you get to keep your mobility. This is 4 years ago and I wake up almost every morning with some degree of pain. I cannot stop moving though and the pain is not greater than my dream. When it is - I’ll dream bigger :) ( I now work as a professional artist, performing in theaters, teaching professionally, doing backbends daily) Please ask me anything else you can think of and please don’t do surgery. Lots of love and light