Hi! I’m Katie, thanks for stopping by! A little about me & what you’ll see here- ✨I’m an E-RYT 200, RYT 500 certified yoga instructor; I teach classes @yogatothepeople & @yttp2 & offer private sessions - including asana, pranayama, acupressure, cupping, moxa & emotional integration - I specialize in meridian yoga therapy and power vinyasa! ✨I’m a Christian & beyond grateful for the path God has laid out before me. Jesus has my ♥️ ✨I’m a wanderlust: I travel at ANY possible chance - I’ve been to 20+ countries and 50+ international cities, including London where I called home for 18 months - I want to see the world! ✨I’m head over heels in love with my hubby 🥰 he is the literal best!! ✨I’m the girliest - I live for manis, pedis, facials and the first swipe of a new lipgloss - so delicious! 💅🏻💆🏼♀️ I’d love to connect, learn about you and flow together✨
Pranayama kosha is the layer of self that is related to breath, energy, and emotion. This kosha responds emotionally to energy and stimuli in your surroundings. It is strongly tied to how you translate sensation into emotion, especially in relationships. All of us have preferred emotional styles. Some of us are prone to desire, greed, or attachment. Some of us react easily with anger, aversion, or even aggression. Fear, anxiety, and worry may be a common emotional response, as is confusion. Of course, all of us have all of these emotional responses. Understanding which emotional style is triggered in us most easily is the work of this layer.
To nourish this layer of self, we practice breathing fully and adaptively; long exhalations tend to soothe our nervous systems and allow us to respond less impulsively. Emotional ease is accessed when we engage in actions that replenish our energy – such as resting, listening to calming music, or spending time in soothing natural environments. If you expose yourself to high levels of energy when you are already overstimulated, your emotional self may become overwhelmed. Inversely, if you are down, it may be helpful to seek out beauty and energizing environments. Relationships that are upsetting or aversive may aggravate fearful or angry predilections. Relationships that are kind and loving help bring about peace and can transcend confusion or fear.
How do you nourish your energy and calm your emotions? What gets in the way? We would love to hear from you.
Hola a todos!
Practicando YOGA trabajamos mente, cuerpo y espíritu.
Por eso es que les comparto 5️⃣ posturas para elevar glúteos.
Mantener en la postura 5 respiraciones lentas y profundas 🙏🏼💜 1️⃣ Postura de la silla.
2️⃣ Puente con piernas extendidas.
4️⃣ Plano inclinado.
5️⃣ Postura de la silla con cabeza invertida. ¿Qué otros músculos te gustaría trabajar?
10 of Clouds: Rebirth
This card depicts the evolution of consciousness as it is described by Friedrich Nietzsche in his book, Thus Spake Zarathustra. He speaks of the three levels of Camel, Lion and Child. The camel is sleepy, dull, self-satisfied. He lives in delusion, thinking he's a mountain peak, but really he is so concerned with others' opinions that he hardly has any energy of his own. Emerging from the camel is the lion. When we realize we've been missing life, we start saying no to the demands of others. We move out of the crowd, alone and proud, roaring our truth.
But this is not the end. Finally the child emerges, neither acquiescent nor rebellious, but innocent and spontaneous and true to his own being. Whatever the space you're in right now--sleepy and depressed, or roaring and rebellious--be aware that it will evolve into something new if you allow it. It is a time of growth and change. ⠀
10 Облаков: Перерождение. ♦ Эта карта изображает эволюцию сознания, описанную Фридрихом Ницше в книге "Так говорил Заратустра". Он говорил о трёх уровнях: Верблюд, Лев и Ребёнок. Верблюд - сонный, тупой, самодовольный. Он живёт в заблуждении, думая, что он - вершина горы, но на самом деле, он настолько озабочен мнениями других, что едва ли обладает своей собственной энергией. Из верблюда возникает лев. Когда мы понимаем, что упускали жизнь, мы начинаем говорить "Нет" требованиям других. Мы уходим от толпы, одинокие и гордые, провозглашая свою истину. Но это не конец. В конце концов возникает ребёнок - непокорный и не мятежный, а невинный, спонтанный и правдивый в своём существе. ⠀ ♦ В каком бы пространстве вы сейчас не были - сонные и угнетённые или рычащие и мятежные - осознайте, что если вы позволите, это разовьётся в нечто новое.
Настало время роста и перемен.
If you don’t like passion fruit we 👏🏽 can’t 👏🏽 be 👏🏽 friends! 🤣 .
But seriously I was having a conversation with someone earlier this week about social justice and sustainability. It baffles me that people consider them two different things! They indeed are one in the same which is why we need to take things like the Green New Deal seriously.
We live on a sick earth and we don’t have time to “think about it” anymore, we need to take bold action. I took this picture at a community garden in Santa Monica. But gardens like these are much harder to find in communities with food deserts.
I remember reading a story about a man in Compton who was cultivating sidewalk edible gardens and was shut down by the city. Why would the government not want the community to eat healthy food picked right from their own front yards? Think about it.
They would rather keep communities sick and buying food that’s miles away and two months old shipped in from thousands of miles away. This needs to change, the way we interact with this earth, it’s living beings, and each other needs a radical transformation.
Systemic oppression negatively affects everyone including the planet, not just the marginalized. It’s time to get our heads out of our butts.
I’ll be speaking about this and more at the @conscioussanjose festival this weekend on the 21st and an online sustainability summit coming soon. Stay tuned for details on the summit and come see me at the festival✌🏽 #csjfestival
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I have to confess. I am a person who struggles to make a decision. Choose one from many? Can't I just get it all? 🤷🏻♀️😅
But seriously, wouldn't it be amazing that whenever you are facing a big decision in your life you could just close your eyes and hear the tiny voice: "Choose A!” Wait, we call it intuition. Some of us are very intuitive, but it doesn't mean they are using this inner power. Why? Because in our daily lives Chitta dominates Prana. Mind dominates Energy. And more often than not we are shutting down the intuition and starting to analyze, figure out, count and think. Which, of course, a good thing to do, but if you let your mind only to decide with whom/where and how you want to be in your life you probably will end up with the feeling that life is a Truman show 🤡
Making a decision is part of being a responsible adult. And I believe that in this process we should include both: mind and intuition. How? Through developing kinesthetic intuition.
Your body talking to you all the time. Thoughts, emotions, and feelings always resonate with the body. If you close your eyes and imagine yourself falling from the cliff or meeting your dear friend, whom you didn't see for a long time. I bet the physical sensations would be very different.
You can use your body wisdom as help while making a decision. Through the few steps:
🔸 Relax (Body Scan).
🔸 Choose 2 paths which you have in front of you (even if you have more choices, I'd suggest working with 2 at a time)
🔸 Clearly decide that you going to go with one of the choices (does not matter which one)
🔸 Be quiet and still. Watch your feelings, locate it in the body. Does it have shape, color, taste? Let this feeling get big.
🔸 Reflect. If you will allow yourself to make this choice how that would feel?
🔸 Sense any shift, notice what spontaneously arises.
🔸 Slowly transition back.
It looks awfully simple and vague, but it works. Our bodies are amazingly smart. But more important - we so often know the answer, but keep lying to ourselves. Because of all the fears, beliefs and borders, we build around.
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