Yoga for me is about being truly present, completely in the moment, tuning in with myself, remembering to breathe 🧘🏼♀️
It’s practicing patience 🙏🏼
It’s a way to let go 🌈
When I first started practicing yoga I couldn’t afford to go to classes, so I would follow along to YouTube videos 📺 I feel like I owe a lot to all these wonderful teachers, I wouldn’t be who I am today, I wouldn’t have made it through some of the toughest times without them.
I would love to inspire as many people as I can to start practicing yoga 🌱 You don’t need fancy yoga gear, you don’t need an expensive mat, it doesn’t matter if you’re not flexible, or you can’t do handstands 🧘🏼♀️ I want to share the magic, the healing, the self awareness that yoga can bring into your life 🔮
I’ve spent the last two years trying to find a YTT course I can complete around my full time job and my 9 year old who shares his time between our home and his Dads home. Unfortunately it just hasn’t been doable. Being able to complete the @larkinyogatv online YTT would be AMAZING 🤩💛 and an actual dream come true #BrettLarkinYTTGiveaway 🙏🏼
Some inspiration for a short yoga session today
In the middle: main topic
Left: the past
Right: the future
Top: chances, conscious
Below: chances, unconscious
Between the positions lie our yoga asanas
Maintopic / middle: Be brave and step out of your comfort zone, it's not impossible what you wish for, you can make it! 💪
Left: Sometimes it's better not to make a rushed decision, with impatience you could even block something beautiful 🕰️
Right: Leave the past behind, are you trying to recapture a past that no longer fits? 🧚♀️
Top: The highest goal of your soul is love and compassion, don't define yourself via your ego e.g. your possessions. ❤️
Below: See the good in every situation and human being and bring love into the situation. 🤗
Strengthen your root and throat chakra (colors on the cards left and right refer to the chakras) e. g. via meditation, music or healing stones
Do the following asanas & pranayamas: cobra, cat, dancers pose, Anuloma Viloma
Yogabox by Anna Trökes
Monology Oracle Cards by Yasmin Boland
Sacred Traveler Oracle Cards by Denise Linn
Lektionen deiner Seele by James van Praagh
Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards by Tori Hartman
7 minutes ago
SUNDAY BLISS ☀️ It’s lacking towards a sweet end. These sunday mornings are transforming like the season.
S-L-O-W-L-Y we are getting ready to move our attention inside, both literally and actively.
Yoga is moving inside mid September as the light shortens and darkens.
I’m writing this as I’m sitting on the beach after an amazing swim in the ocean. A certain internal energy is happening even though it looks like summer ☀️You know there’s a shift going on.
“People tell each other to REALLY enjoy it, because soon it’s over”. But
how can you squeeze more out of this time? How can you enjoy MORE?
In yoga you set yourself free of results. Both good and bad. We lean into endlessness. Sometimes it’s summer - sometimes it’s not. And how it doesn’t have to change your breath, your yoga, your ability to move, your thoughts-patterns and your self-inquiries.
LET IT BE ૐ
LET THE SEASON BE ૐ
LET THE OUTER WORLD CHANGE ૐ
Meet Marieke Versteegen! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"When I first stepped onto a yoga mat many years ago, I immediately felt a spark lighting up my heart. This was the beginning of my yoga journey which led me to do the Sivananda Yoga teachers training in India, in the Himalayas in 2014. A deeply transformative experience which I am still very grateful for. Back in Amsterdam I started teaching Sivananda Yoga classes, a traditional form of hatha yoga as developed in India by Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnu-devananda. These classes consist of pranayama, sun salutations and a set sequence of asanas. In between the postures we often come to (short) savasanas and classes always end with a deep long yoga nidra-like savasana.
Over the years I have also taught different styles of hatha yoga classes at different places, in which self-connection and deep relaxation have always been the focus. My classes tend to be quite meditative and inward, creating a space for us to connect with our true selves, our inner guidance and intuition. We slow down our tempo, so we are able to become aware of the more subtle sensations in our body, helping us to connect to this space of silence deep within.
Besides the practice of hatha yoga, I am a student on the path of Bhakti Yoga, the yogic path of devotion and the opening the heart. I spend a lot of time in Bhakti Yoga ashrams in the UK and in Holland and some years ago I started playing the Indian harmonium and sing kirtan, one of the practices of Bhakti Yoga. Playing music and singing mantras has been an amazing transformative journey, which I love to share with others. I currently share kirtan monthly in Amsterdam." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Mondays 11.00-12.15: Hatha Yoga with Marieke at Studio IJburg!
Something special happens when you take time to pause. When you remove yourself from your day-to-day to press the reset button. It’s one of the magical things about retreats and seeing that change in people is one of my favorite things about offering them.
If winter has gotten you down, you’ve overindulged in Netflix and comfort food and you’d like a long weekend away before summer arrives to reset your healthy habits then join us in Jan Juc this November 1-4th. We’ve put together a wellness weekend with all the trimmings. Full of all things yoga, surfing, meditation, exercise, healthy food and chill time this long weekend retreat will kick start your summer and leave you feeling inspired to continue your new healthy habits into the rest of the year. Space is limited to 8 guests - link in bio for more info 🏄 🧘♂️ 🥘 #yoga#yogaretreat#wellnessretreats#lululemonambassador#thesweatlife@lululemonausnz 📸 @eyesofanomad