When I first started yoga it was with the intention to ease chronic pain and fatigue and manage my autoimmune diseases naturally. Now after so many years of dedication I had to take a step back to make room for other things in my life. I felt a little obsessive behaviors surrounding my practices and wanted to work on a little detachment. I still practice regularly but I'm less reliant on yoga for my overall health and happiness. I still practice regularly. But it is less strict and more free flowing 💜 at this point I'm just following my heart and listening to my body.
Love this gratitude list from @therechargeroom . . How many of these things do we complain about and at the same time take for granted? Forgetting the gifts we have and how lucky we truly are for the simplest things.. . Grateful for: 1. Early wake ups = children to love 2. House to clean = safe place to live 3. Laundry = clothes to wear 4. Dishes to wash = food to eat 5. Crumbs under the table = family meals 6. Grocery shopping= $ to provide for us 7. Toilets to clean = indoor plumbing 8. Lots of noise= people in my life 9. Endless questions about homework = kids brains growing 10. Sore and tire in bed= I’m still alive!
Trying out this Salabasana drill I saw @micah.walters.movement post the other day. Thanks for the inspo 💜 Using my belt as a prop because im cheep af 🙈 Definitely need to work on my spinal/shoulder flexability, this yummy streach will help with that.
MEET YOUR GUEST TEACHER! FROM THE YOGALOFT YTT300 TEACHER TRAINING „LIVING BRILLIANCE“ 2019 . MEET: Tyler Mongan @monganism . Tell us one of your most profound moments of being a teacher. An experience, a breakthrough, a setback or otherwise, and how has this profound moment impacted your teaching today? . I was in a major motor vehicle accident in 2011 and spent 3-months in recovery. I discovered it to be a true gift because it forced me to relearn my entire ashtanga yoga practice. I quickly realized that in the past I had just been “going through the motions” of the movement, but not 100% connected to the body. As my practice slowly improved I developed a more conscious connection with my body, breath and focus. This experience impacted my teaching because it forced me to reactivate the beginners mind and explore the value of going slow. Students come with different levels of experience and self-awareness and I design my classes with that in mind. I encourage students to enjoy where they are at, not to compare, embrace the beginner’s mind and slow down, even pause at times, to bring awareness to the connection of the mind, body and breath. . How does your life experience impact/show up in your teaching? Can you give us an example? . Because I have a background in biomedical research and medicine, I bring a lot of anatomy/physiology, neuroscience, heart science, and cognitive social behavior knowledge into the yoga experience. I really enjoy sharing about how the body and brain work and how that can enhance movement, breath, and meditation. I also work with companies globally innovation and strategic foresight. I like to think of this work as “Yoga for the Mind” and I introduce some business future thinking concepts into the yoga experience. Yes, you should be present in the moment, but it is also interesting when you can bring the future into the now. . How do you self-study and continue to develop yourself? Do you have mentors/teachers/books