Apologies…From Yesterday. I Forgot to Post.


Sometimes I forget how much this used to scare me.Then I remember. And wow. I thank my practice, my body, my teachers, my family and this beautiful life I get to live. I thank everything. Every single thing that has helped me have these joyful, playful, strong, upside-down-in-the-middle-of-the-room moments.

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Do #yoga. #PRACTICE. Today. Everyday.

Peace,
Daisy, aka Yoga Nag

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Quiet as a Mouse

And sometimes late at night while everyone, including Charlie, is asleep, she does headstands. Very quietly.

Video at http://www.facebook.com/ayoganag/videos/1055808111110193/

Do #yoga. Today. Everyday.

Peace and #practice,
Daisy, aka Yoga Nag

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#yogaeverydamnday #yogadog

Sitting Still in This Transitional Time

Back to school Monday. After cleaning the house a little manically, I sit still to take it all in. The quiet. The empty house. Allowing this transitional time to be slow, thoughtful, conscious. Saying farewell to the summertime life. Making room for the new schedules of my children and me.

It always feels like the new year, this time. I strongly feel the dance of old and new. I am in this odd place of reflecting back and peeking forward. Slightly caught in these forwards and backwards glances. So, I move slowly. I clean. I clear space physically for all of us. And then I sit down. I make space within me to take it all in. I allow the menagerie of what was, of what is coming. And then I try to find myself smack dab in the center of this current moment. This seat. This inhale. This exhale. I do my yoga. With a strong emphasis on the quieter kind, sitting still and breathing. And allowing myself to be here.

I recommend it.

Do #yoga. Today. Everyday.

Pause, peace and #practice,
Daisy, aka Yoga Nag

http://www.YogaNag.com
#yogaeverydamnday #meditate #inhale #exhale

Work

Trying to teach this body new tricks. With support from a strap. So hard. Inspired by the awesome Lika Elwood and her fun class this am. Even though I called her mean in the thick of it. I still love Lika.

VIDEO at http://www.YogaNag.com

Do #yoga. Today. Everyday.

Peace and #practice,

Daisy, aka Yoga Nag

www.YogaNag.com

#yogaeverydamnday #crow #crane #handstand

FREEDOM

revolved side angle
Happy 4th of July, friends.

In honor of the holiday, I thought of practicing all of the poses that embody a sense of freedom for me, the poses I love. But I am doing this yoga challenge, which includes a lot of poses I don’t love. (#julyyogachallenge #backtobackbends with @kinoyoga @beachyogagirl @aloyoga) So, I had to get to work. And I learned a ton, as usual, on my mat. The poses I don’t love, the ones that are very hard for me, do create an amazing sense of freedom afterwards. Like the one above, #revolved #sideanglepose or #parivrrtaparsvakonasana. I can’t do full pose with back heel down very well so I modify and lift my back heel.
one legged crow
And one legged crow, which is hard hard HARD for me….

This pose is especially difficult for this yogi from headstand. Maybe one day I will get it without the pass through crow. (VIDEO at http://www.YogaNag.com)

And then, for the grand finale, FREEDOM! Savasana.  I love this one. Especially after hard work.
savasana

What are the poses that make you feel free afterwards? Are there other ways you celebrate this holiday besides BBQs and beer.

Do #yoga. Today. Everyday.

Peace and #practice,
Daisy, aka Yoga Nag
http://www.YogaNag.com
#yogaeverydamnday #bakasana