Amanda Harris, photo by John Miller.
A little savasana love :)
Whatsup everyone! I’d like to share with you guys the second tattoo I have gotten. I took a concept I had in mind to a friends family tattoo artist who then drew and inked this awesome (but painful) rib piece!I got this as a tribute to my family and the buddhist upbringing I had as a young child.
Artist: Cayse Weintraub Silver Lake, CA USA
When someone who doesn’t do yoga thinks of yoga it seems like a daunting chore and tough to start. I’m not a very flexible person and didn’t think I’d enjoy it either. At some point I opened all three of my eyes to how amazing it can be.
Happy people do yoga.
In life we stick ourselves in situations where tensions are high. Traffic, work, bars.. Our daily lives are sometimes strewn with chaos and negativity. In yoga studios it melts away at the door. People are kind and friendly because that’s the point, as it should be in daily life.
Yoga doesn’t stand up to typical excuses.
When you’re injured or tired personal fitness is one of the first things to take a hit. “Oh I can’t run because of my knees.” “I can’t get my heart rate up too high.” It’s all tough cookies at the yoga studio. Athletes know it’s the best way to nurse an injury while still getting your blood pumping.
Yoga breeds good habits.
Routines help us get a good sleep schedule and get more accomplished. Becoming disciplined in yoga is a great goal for anyone of any size or shape because like all exercise it releases endorphins, putting you in a better mood throughout the day. It also encourages breathing techniques you can use whenever.
You’ll want to spread the happy.
I love bringing friends to classes. I’m lucky to have a close pal that adores it like I do. Now we do fun activities like baking for loved ones or eating healthy food instead of smoking cigarettes and going to the bar. Yoga triggers a magical healthy domino effect and when your friends do it too it makes a positive lifestyle easier to sustain.
You’ll learn how to let go.
Letting go is a liberating sensation. Holding grudges and being stressed is exhausting. Looking beyond the difficult poses you see they all involve being uncomfortable for a brief amount of time, breathing through it, and releasing. It’s a beautiful mantra that you can’t help but take home and apply to everything.
Inhale and allow more light, joy, and happiness into your life. Exhale and release what no longer serves you.