KinoYoga

Yoga Teacher, Writer, Vlogger, World Traveler based on Miami Beach. Check out my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/KinoYoga & my website http://www.kinoyoga.com

Day 20 #BalanceBasics is Plank Posture, Kumbhakasana. Building the foundation of the shoulders in plank will help build the strength in the shoulders and core to jump through. Try going from Plank to High Plank to use that as a prep to create the stable foundation in the arms before jumping forward into the shoulders and curling the abs into the center line to jump all the way through. Check @beachyogagirl @laurasykora for more options.  My outfit is by @athleta  Video filmed by @tiagophotofilm at Picadilly Circus in London.

It takes a real London local to be recognize this location. So who can tell me where this is? Ok be in Berlin on Monday, so tell me Berliners where do you want to see me handstand? I’ll be teaching at Jivamukti Yoga Berlin, still a few spaces left in case you want to join. Full details online here (be sure to scroll down): http://www.jivamuktiberlin.de/eventseng.html. Love this rocknroll goddess outfit by @aloyoga

It takes a real London local to be recognize this location. So who can tell me where this is? Ok be in Berlin on Monday, so tell me Berliners where do you want to see me handstand? I’ll be teaching at Jivamukti Yoga Berlin, still a few spaces left in case you want to join. Full details online here (be sure to scroll down): http://www.jivamuktiberlin.de/eventseng.html. Love this rocknroll goddess outfit by @aloyoga

It takes a real London local to be recognize this location. So who can tell me where this is? Ok be in Berlin on Monday, so tell me Berliners where do you want to see me handstand? I’ll be teaching at Jivamukti Yoga Berlin, still a few spaces left in case you want to join. Full details online here (be sure to scroll down): http://www.jivamuktiberlin.de/eventseng.html

It takes a real London local to be recognize this location. So who can tell me where this is? Ok be in Berlin on Monday, so tell me Berliners where do you want to see me handstand? I’ll be teaching at Jivamukti Yoga Berlin, still a few spaces left in case you want to join. Full details online here (be sure to scroll down): http://www.jivamuktiberlin.de/eventseng.html

Ever since I can remember, I have been self conscious about my legs. In middle school I recall a student calling me thunder thighs. It is not like the day I started yoga then suddenly I loved my body. No, certainly not. In fact when I started yoga I doubted my body nearly every day. Someone described my legs as elephant-sized and suggested that they were just too big to ever really lift off the ground. It took nearly five more years before I could look at my legs and appreciate them for their muscular shape. What is the part of your body that you’re most insecure about?  Read the full blog on @fiterazzi here: http://www.fiterazzi.com/2014/09/18/they-said-my-thighs-were-too-thick/  This blog also speaks to the @yogajournal @kathrynbudig #loveyourbody  #ShowMeYourRawness campaign. And @fitqueenirene you can see from this blog that I really feel you my beautiful bendy yoga sister!! Photo taken at Delight Yoga in Amsterdam.

Ever since I can remember, I have been self conscious about my legs. In middle school I recall a student calling me thunder thighs. It is not like the day I started yoga then suddenly I loved my body. No, certainly not. In fact when I started yoga I doubted my body nearly every day. Someone described my legs as elephant-sized and suggested that they were just too big to ever really lift off the ground. It took nearly five more years before I could look at my legs and appreciate them for their muscular shape. What is the part of your body that you’re most insecure about?  Read the full blog on @fiterazzi here: http://www.fiterazzi.com/2014/09/18/they-said-my-thighs-were-too-thick/  This blog also speaks to the @yogajournal @kathrynbudig #loveyourbody  #ShowMeYourRawness campaign. And @fitqueenirene you can see from this blog that I really feel you my beautiful bendy yoga sister!! Photo taken at Delight Yoga in Amsterdam.

I’m excited to announce the launch of my new video series on @grokkerinc that’s designed to elevate your practice in profound ways. Work on advanced poses like Galavasana, Kapotasana and Yoganidrasana in a completely unique series. Check it out and you could win a signed copy of my book The Power of Ashtanga Yoga! #yoga #kinoyoga #elevateyourpractice

I’m excited to announce the launch of my new video series on @grokkerinc that’s designed to elevate your practice in profound ways. Work on advanced poses like Galavasana, Kapotasana and Yoganidrasana in a completely unique series. Check it out and you could win a signed copy of my book The Power of Ashtanga Yoga! #yoga #kinoyoga #elevateyourpractice

Day 19 #BalanceBasics is Lolasana. This lift up is one of the hardest and it took me years before both feet would lift up off the ground. Start off by stabilizing the shoulder girdle, activating latissimus dorsi and serratus anterior. Then layer the abs and pelvis floor in towards the centerline while curling the body inwards as much as possible. To lift up bring the shoulders forward while drawing the thighs in with the power of your pelvic floor. Be patient. Totally fine to do it with both feet on the floor, but try lifting at least one foot 😊 Check @beachyogagirl @laurasykora for more options.  There are only a few people in the world who will recognize this beautiful Danish garden 😊 My outfit is by @athleta

Day 19 #BalanceBasics is Lolasana. This lift up is one of the hardest and it took me years before both feet would lift up off the ground. Holding this even for 15 seconds is hard work!!! Start off by stabilizing the shoulder girdle, activating latissimus dorsi and serratus anterior. Then layer the abs and pelvis floor in towards the centerline while curling the body inwards as much as possible. To lift up bring the shoulders forward while drawing the thighs in with the power of your pelvic floor. Be patient. Totally fine to do it with both feet on the floor, but try lifting at least one foot 😊 Check @beachyogagirl @laurasykora for more options.  There are only a few people in the world who will recognize this beautiful Danish garden 😊 My outfit is by @ahtleta

Find your center amidst the vicissitudes of life. Pull in to your center line, focus, be strong. Handstand is one of the greatest tests of the alignment and orientation towards the center line. I took this pic after teaching @triyogauk  I’ll be back next year for 100 Ashtanga course with @timfeldmannyoga September 8-20th. It’s the first time we will offering this course outside of Miami. Will you be joining us? Tag someone you think will want to join us 😊  (at Triyoga)

Find your center amidst the vicissitudes of life. Pull in to your center line, focus, be strong. Handstand is one of the greatest tests of the alignment and orientation towards the center line. I took this pic after teaching @triyogauk I’ll be back next year for 100 Ashtanga course with @timfeldmannyoga September 8-20th. It’s the first time we will offering this course outside of Miami. Will you be joining us? Tag someone you think will want to join us 😊 (at Triyoga)

What does yoga mean to you?  

#thisismyyoga @mandukayoga  I tag @timfeldmannyoga and @beachyogagirl to share their meaning of yoga. 

"Yoga is an open invitation to the spiritual path. It is a path of liberation not bondage, a path of direct knowingness rather than rules and edicts. When you start practicing yoga your body becomes more sensitive and then asks you to live a more pure lifestyle. While there are traditional moral and ethical codes of a yogic lifestyle that ask practitioners to be an instrument of kindness, compassion and healing in the world, the choice to live a peaceful life is meant to be sincere and spontaneous, something that practitioners feel within themselves before acting upon it. You change not because your teacher tells you to but because yoga opens the door to a new way of being that you choose to walk through with joy, ease and grace. The journey into the lotus heart of yoga is a lifelong spiritual practice that bears flowers in this life and beyond. Small treasures abound when you attempt challenging postures that seem impossible but with time, dedication, and guidance evolve into possibility. “ ~Excerpted from my book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga  

Photo by Tom Rosenthal in Mysore, India.

What does yoga mean to you?  

#thisismyyoga @mandukayoga  I tag @timfeldmannyoga and @beachyogagirl to share their meaning of yoga. 

"Yoga is an open invitation to the spiritual path. It is a path of liberation not bondage, a path of direct knowingness rather than rules and edicts. When you start practicing yoga your body becomes more sensitive and then asks you to live a more pure lifestyle. While there are traditional moral and ethical codes of a yogic lifestyle that ask practitioners to be an instrument of kindness, compassion and healing in the world, the choice to live a peaceful life is meant to be sincere and spontaneous, something that practitioners feel within themselves before acting upon it. You change not because your teacher tells you to but because yoga opens the door to a new way of being that you choose to walk through with joy, ease and grace. The journey into the lotus heart of yoga is a lifelong spiritual practice that bears flowers in this life and beyond. Small treasures abound when you attempt challenging postures that seem impossible but with time, dedication, and guidance evolve into possibility. “ ~Excerpted from my book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga  

Photo by Tom Rosenthal in Mysore, India.

Day 18 #BalanceBasics is Bakasana. This arm balance is perhaps the most foundational of all because it creates the basis for so many transitions and so many more advanced asanas and test strength and stamina. To build the foundation in the arms stabilize the muscles of the rotator cuff, engage the lats and then use your abs and pelvic floor to lift your body onto that solid foundation. Check @beachyogagirl @laurasykora for more options. Video filmed by me in beautiful Copenhagen by the lakes 😊 My outfit is by @ahtleta