danteogodofsoup:

Excellent storytelling

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The Mind Unleashed photos that speak so much truth

xsongmihix:

cadyanne94:

Dedicated to all my fellow retail employees

All of these are oh so painfully true.

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Probably one of the funniest moments ever in Orange is the New Black

Shit Class

I practiced yoga this morning and boy was it shitty shitty shitty.

I had little/no desire to work. Now, maybe it was just a class that I needed to have. Part of it was that I did back squats the day before at crossfit and got my best lift. Maybe it was because I rolled out of bed and had cereal right before class. Or maybe it was my hamstrings and muscles were sore, or that I was tired and had food in my belly.

I took this opportunity to reflect on my own teaching. I think it’s important to do this every now and again. Why do I teach? What am I trying to gain from teaching? Why do I find teaching so important? Why do I make Bikram yoga my passion? Why have I traveled around the world to teach?

I know for me, I try to bring an energy to the room. I try to let people know, regardless of whatever stage they’re at, their emotional or mental turmoil they’re going through, that anything they do in the class is good. No matter how hard they’re working, as long as they’re trying the right way, they’ll obtain some type of benefit. I want to show students that as a teacher, I know it fucking sucks and that in the end they’re going to feel better walking out than when they walked in.

That then got met thinking about what type of teacher am I. Well it sounds like I’m a compassionate and and understanding teacher. But I love to incorporate humor, I like to tell stories the students can relate to in class so they can take that with them throughout their day. But I also want to push them to make them/show them they have what it takes to work hard. I want to take them to their edge and keep them there the whole time.

I have to let go of the expectation and just let things happen when they’re ready to happen. That’s all we can do as yoga practitioners do.

segaajenesis:

Wise words red.

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I think this message needs to be delivered more than ever before as yoga is going mainstream and commercialised. Back in my old job I worked at a yoga studio where everyone that came in there was all about their newest yoga mat and what new yoga clothes they wore, but didn’t like the work. A lot of the teachers asked the students what postures they wanted to work on. Students would walk into class 15 - 20 minutes late. Or walk out of class and answer their cell phone or complain if they didn’t like the teacher, not understanding that maybe a teacher brought up an emotion or a feeling in class. 
Yoga isn’t supposed to be happy all the time, it’s work, and it’s really fucking hard work. To get your ass on your mat and get in tune with your body, when all you want to do is rest.
One reason I love Bikrams hard/stern way… just get the fuck on your yoga mat and let’s go. You will solve your problems through your practice. You take what you learn and apply to the outside world around you. 

I think this message needs to be delivered more than ever before as yoga is going mainstream and commercialised. Back in my old job I worked at a yoga studio where everyone that came in there was all about their newest yoga mat and what new yoga clothes they wore, but didn’t like the work. A lot of the teachers asked the students what postures they wanted to work on. Students would walk into class 15 - 20 minutes late. Or walk out of class and answer their cell phone or complain if they didn’t like the teacher, not understanding that maybe a teacher brought up an emotion or a feeling in class. 

Yoga isn’t supposed to be happy all the time, it’s work, and it’s really fucking hard work. To get your ass on your mat and get in tune with your body, when all you want to do is rest.

One reason I love Bikrams hard/stern way… just get the fuck on your yoga mat and let’s go. You will solve your problems through your practice. You take what you learn and apply to the outside world around you. 

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An interesting article I found on NPR about how the brain reacts if you’re poor. I believe this 100%

awitchandhersecrets:

vxis:

After I finish my homework I’m actually going to try this


Nice primer

awitchandhersecrets:

vxis:

After I finish my homework I’m actually going to try this

Nice primer

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NPR 3 scariest words a boy can hear

http://www.npr.org/2014/07/14/330183987/the-3-scariest-words-a-boy-can-hear

doggiedatetampa:

My handsome bully boys <3 I’ll never get over how much I love them!!! Squee!!! Look at those punim!!! #bulldogs #bulldogdamily #bullies #bulldogsarebeautiful #bulldogsarethebest #bully #bulldoglove #gooddogs #southtampa #tampabulldog

doggiedatetampa:

My handsome bully boys <3 I’ll never get over how much I love them!!! Squee!!! Look at those punim!!! #bulldogs #bulldogdamily #bullies #bulldogsarebeautiful #bulldogsarethebest #bully #bulldoglove #gooddogs #southtampa #tampabulldog

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siobhanlegear:

“All you need are the words I give you here and your own honest efforts.”
— Bikram Choudhury

siobhanlegear:

All you need are the words I give you here and your own honest efforts.

— Bikram Choudhury