Today’s class was especially hard, physically and mentally.. Hardest though on my ego, the poses were challenging and there was a new girl in class who rocked the shit out of the asanas. I felt myself sink and begin to let my competitive side take hold, the one who played softball for years.. Then I had to check my ego and give it a big old slap across the face.. Had I not learned the true lesson of yoga 11 years ago from my a wonderful yogi/mentor nancy.. It’s not about what you can’t do, it’s about what you can do.. Your practice develops as you do. Wow, I thought relax and take all of this in stride, you are beginning over again and to begin again is the first step! Patience. 
#yoga #lessons #ego #inside #focus #release #realign #checkyoself #ownit #beaboutit #letgo #patience #guidance #resolve #yogi #train #sevelop #selfworth#puglove #stellagirl #monkey #homie #pugsofinstagram #pugyoga


Ha’a Keaulana runs across the ocean floor with a 50 pound boulder. They do this as training to survive the massive surf waves of winter. She learned her amazing skills from her dad, legendary waterman #briankeaulana and her Grandpa, #Buffalo. I was very humbled to learn from the Hawaiians who have salt water running through their veins. Mahalo Nui Loa. Please stay tuned for our upcoming story on the Hawaiian surfing culture. 
Shared of @natgeo  

This is just.. Super impressive.

Melon doing yoga.

As  I’m in the process of making the transition, I have found some incredible recipes (they’re not my own) so I decided to put a huge post together to share these beautiful recipes!
Banana Bread Super Foods Smoothie
Apple Pie Green Smoothie
Sleepy Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
Green Energy Smoothie
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
Blushing Apple Smoothie
Sleepy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
Sleepy Raspberry, Lemon and Poppy Seed Smoothie
2 Energy Smoothies
Sleepy Banana Muffin Smoothie
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Sleepy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Smoothie
Classic Green Smoothie
Caramel Apple Green Smoothie
Ultra Green Smoothie
Chocolate Covered Raspberry Green Smoothie
Creamy Chocolate Hemp Smoothie
Green Warrior Protein Smoothie
Velvety Butter nut Cinnamon Date Smoothie
Pink Power Detox Smoothie
Mint Maca Cookie Dough Smoothie
Avocado Superfood Smoothie
Breakfast Smoothie
Vegan Peach Oat Smoothie
Vegan Detox Smoothie
Vegan Detox Green Monster Smoothie
Blueberry Smoothie with Basil
Banana and Strawberry Smoothie
Cleansing Chlorella Green Smoothie
Apple and Kale Green Smoothie
Pineapple Green Smoothie
Watermelon Smoothie
Hazelnut Chocolate Smoothie
Lime, Fennel and Berry Smoothie
Lime and Blueberry Smoothie
Brazilian/Macadamia Nut Chocolate Smoothie
Coconut and Avocado Breakfast Smoothie
Coconut Latte Smoothie
Red Pepper and Orange Tropical Smoothie
Pineapple and Mango Smoothie
Creamy Lavender and Earl Grey Smoothie
Tropical Smoothie
Raspberry and Banana Smoothie
Melon Protein Smoothie
Cherry Pie Smoothie
Cantaloupe Melon Smoothie
Apple Pie Smoothie
Vegan Maple Coconut Smoothie
Strawberries and Cream Smoothie
Strawberry Fields Smoothie
Raspberry and Lime Pre Workout Smoothie
Strawberry Milkshake
Almond Butter Smoothie
Coconut and Chocolate Smoothie
Fruity Green Smoothie
Ginger and Chocolate Post Workout Smoothie
Aloe Vera and Coconut Smoothie
Chocolate, Caramel and Coconut Smoothie
Pineapple and Turmeric Post Workout Smoothie
Chocolate Orange Smoothie
Chocolate Chip Smoothie
Mango Lassi Smoothie
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Coconut, Blueberry and Chia Smoothie
Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble Smoothie
Banana and Caramel Smoothie
Green Garbanzo Mint Smoothie
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Smoothie
Strawberry and Pineapple Smoothie
Cookies and Cream Smoothie
Peaches and Greens Smoothie
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie
Hard Candy Smoothie
Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie
Red Velvet Smoothie
Ginger and Cranberry Smoothie
Lemon Meringue Pie Smoothie
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Cucumber, Lime and Kale Smoothie
Blackberry and Almond Smoothie
Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothie
Hemp Pear Smoothie
Blueberry Lemon Tart Smoothie
Banana Matcha Smoothie
Blueberry Chlorella Smoothie
Cocoa Berry Smoothie
Spinach Banana and Vanilla Smoothie
Apricot and Coconut Smoothie
Strawberry and Rhubarb Smoothie
Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
Thai Green Smoothie
Greena Colada Smoothie
Spring Celebration Layered Smoothie
Strawberries and Lemon Smoothie
Chamomile Smoothie
Popeye’s Green Smoothie
These aren’t my recipes, I’ve linked in the recipe sources, but I have tried pretty much all of them, and they’re amazing!
Get blending!

Woaaah yesss

We’re having so much fun with these challenges that we decided to keep it going for the third month in a row! Join us in October as we each build up to one of our favorite difficult poses. Your hosts - Cat, Rebecca, Stef, Karel, and Chante - will trade off leading the charge every six days. We’ll do five days of prep poses before going for the hard one, with plenty of variations to make it easier or more challenging as we go. Sometimes you just gotta break a pose down to get it right, so the theme this month is #PoseByPose
What to expect…
October 1-6, Crow / Bakasana with Cat
1: Plank
2: Four-Limbed Staff Pose / Chaturanga Dandasana
3: Boat Pose / Navasana
4: Garland Pose / Malasana
5: Lizard / Utthan Pristhasana
6: Crow / Bakasana
October 7-12, Tripod Head Stand / Sirsasana II with Rebecca
7: Down Dog / Adho Mukha Svanasana
8: Chair pose / Utkatasana
9: Reverse Plank / Purvottanasana
10: Supported Shoulder Stand / Salamba Sarvangasana
11: Wall Tripods / Sirasana II prep
12: Tripod / Sirsasana II
October 13-18 Upward Bow (Wheel) / Urdhva Dhanurasana with Stef
13: Cobra Pose / Bhujangasana 
14: Upward Facing Dog Pose / Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
15: Camel Pose / Ustrasana
16: Bridge Pose / Setu Bandha Sarvangasana 
17: Standing Back Bend / Anuvittasana
18: Wheel Pose / Urdhva Dhanurasana 
October 19-24 Eight Angle / Astavakrasana with Karel
19: Pigeon / Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
20: Low Pushup / Chaturanga Dandasana
21: Leg-Hug-like-a-baby-asana
22: Astavakrasana prep
23: Elephant Trunk  Pose / Eka Hasta Bhujasana
24: 8 angle pose / Astavakrasana
October 25-30 Handstands / Adho Mukha Vrksasana with Chante
25: Dolphin Pose & Plank
26: Downward Dog Pushups
27: Headstand
28: Headstand Pikes
29: Handstand Jumps
30: Handstand
Oct. 31 - Meditation / Dhyana
How to participate…
Follow your hosts (yogarian, bexmaddy, healthyhappymotivation, yogawithkarel, and sunny-yogi) and Reblog this post and spread the love
Check the weekly host’s blog the night before for a step-by-step, including pointers and variations.
Post your photo/video/gif each day and share some thoughts
Tag it with #PoseByPose. Your hosts all track the tag and we’ll like, LOVE, and reblog our favs
Have fun! Check each other out. Make some new yoga friends. 
OPTIONAL: We are also on Instagram —- follow us there for more fun (Cat, Rebecca, Karel, Chante)BONUS: Everyone who participates will get a coupon code forKarel’s Etsy Store and those who post ALL 31 DAYS will be entered to win a free bracelet (1 winner). Woo hoo!
We’re so excited for this month and can’t wait to watch you guys rock these poses. We hope you’re having as much fun as we are!

Showing Mom a new way to spot for handstand :) the spotter catches the yogi as their legs come together, placing her forearm between the yogis thighs. As you squeeze your thighs together, you’ll feel a lift that teaches you a lot of the feel and alignment for a handstand. Let me know if you try it! Its one of my favorite handstand practices. 

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