I went to @handsdown_feetup class the other day at @jivamuktiyogasydney and was reminded of this simple yet often forgettable wisdom: "You have to create love and affection for your body, for what it can do for you. That love must be incarnated in the smallest pore of your skin, the smallest cell of the body, to make them intelligent so they can collaborate with all the other ones in the big republic of the body. This love then must radiate from you to others...Friendliness and grace are two qualities essential for the yoga student. In the yoga class students often look so serious, so separate from one another. Where is friendliness? Where is compassion? Where is gladness? Where is joy?" BKS Iyengar.
I often ask myself that question when I'm on my mat..struggling😏do you?
Catch Anna's class this week to discover more inner playfulness 🤸🏻♂️and some more of those beautiful, little nuggets of wisdom. 🙏🌸✨
📸 @johnnylahoud from our retreat in March 2017
#Repost@markrobberds with @repost.app ... These guys ❤️
The last month was full of joy and struggles. I saw their hopes and fears and dreams sway like the leaves 🍃 on the trees, giving me a glimpse of their inner world and the secrets hidden within. I was a part of their battles and a part of the elation. Every victory was earned. We sang, we danced, we laughed and we cried. Together we rode the waves 🌊, the ups and downs of the heart and mind and found a way to navigate through all types of weather.
We walked along the alleys with the dogs and cats, and chickens, and roosters and met with the local farmers and shared the streets and smiles with generations of Balinese.
Our spirits flew high, soaring and gliding on the winds of change, just like the elaborate kites flown every afternoon by the local children. 🦅
We delighted in nature's bounty of fresh tropical fruits, 🍉and in the fragrance and beauty of the flowers; like the frangipanis that fell to the ground every hour. It was like the flowering of our own consciousness; every day dropping to reveal another lesson, another teaching, another learning: a continuous blooming.
When the weight of the air became so heavy, as the atmospheric pressure built to breaking point, we also felt the heaviness in our bodies and the stories in our minds. Then when it released, in the most intense and torrential downpour that we've ever experienced, we felt our own heaviness being released, and as the sun ☀️ came out to shine, so did our own inner light begin to radiate outwards. Yet, we knew, if only on a deeper visceral level, that there cannot be one without the other, and we wouldn't wish it any other way. ☯️ For we are not separate from the environment and community and world that we live in. We are not separate from each other, but we are all part of the same organism called Life, being expressed in a multitude of different forms; all emanating from, and dissolving back into, the same Source. 🕉
Eternal gratitude and thanks to all of you. See you next year. 🙏 @deepikamehtayoga you were inspirational and we couldn't have done it without you. ❤️@chiagemels thanks so much for being a part of it. 🙏@samadiba
Since the very first moment I heard her beautiful voice in a yoga class - I've wanted to see her live. Total crush from the very first sound 💖💔💞
Last night my dream came true. Not only I was able to finally see her live and hear her sing Gayatri Mantra- the song that ultimately touched my heart almost a decade ago, but I also got to meet this gorgeous woman✨😍✨😍✨ with @hangilicious Absolutely Stunning ✨Tina Malia✨last night @onespacelove#tinamalia#mantra#kirtan#onespacebondi#gayatrimantra#solucky