Yoga is net als glutenvrij brood ontzettend omarmd in Amsterdam. Je kunt geen hoek meer omslaan of er staat ofwel een yogaschool, of er staat een bakkertje een glut in elkaar te slaan. Over dat laatste laten wij ons even niet uit, maar het eerste vinden wij best wel fijn. We hebben al tig van verschillende soorten yoga geprobeerd, maar vinden vooral de minst intense lessen het fijnst. Gewoon even een beetje rekken en strekken, waarbij geest en lichaam even tot rust komen (en je lekker lening wordt). Maar er is een nieuwe speler op de markt, waar men nogal wat rode oortjes van krijgt: yoga in je nakie.
Raw. Stripped. Bare. This was how this move felt for me and I totally didn’t expect it. I didn’t realize how hard it would be to move to a new place with no resources. However, the kindness of people here and the beauty of the city is what drew me to this place and it came through in all those times I needed it most. I cried to 3 strangers in a park while we walked dogs and they listened until I was done. A yoga studio owner invited me in on a girl’s night. My neighbours helped me carry boxes. The man who delivered my bed offered to take me on a city tour. Then last night I was offered a spot at a thanksgiving feast from a man who’s lease I was meant to takeover but it fell through at the last minute. Canadians are known for being nice and wow, have I ever felt it here. This move is teaching me once again to soften, to trust, to accept and to appreciate everything and everyone around. Oh ya and deep breaths. Thank god for deep breaths. __________________________ Because our last one filled up so quickly, we opened up 2 yoga teacher trainings this winter: Costa Rica and El Salvador. Apply at @yogaacademyinternational or YogaAcademyInternational.com ❤️
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Het is allemaal begonnen met @Nude_yogagirl, een anonieme yogi die al haar naakte poses deelt via haar drukbezochte Instagram. Sinds kort roept ze andere yogi op om onder de hashtag #NYGyoga ook foto’s te delen van naakte yoga poses en dat begint aardig storm te lopen. Wij weten het zo net nog niet, maar volgens Nude Yoga Girl is het heel bevrijdend:
“Doing naked yoga is about much more than the photo,” she says. “It’s the positive experience of taking time to connect with yourself and celebrate your unique body.”
🍃 My #NYGyoga challenge 🌿 Trust my first ever yoga challenege to involve nudity and nature 🙈😂 Yoga teaches that our bodies are sacred. Gifts from nature given to carry us through this life 🍃 .We are not our body we are our soul. Yoga means union, when we strive to live in union with our mind and our body we learn to accept ourselves and love the skin we are in 🙏 a never ending journey. Thank you @nude_yogagirl for inspiring people to see the body as art – I have never practiced nude in this spot and it was one of the most incredibly freeing experiences ☄ #yoga #nudeyoga #yogachallenege #bluemountains #nature #yogi #yogaeveryday #australia #sunset #beautiful #landscape #flexible #strong #art #body #skinlove #NYG #inspire #wildwoman #freedom
When I was younger I tried to make myself look shorter. At first when I was in primary school I was jelous of my tinier friends… They were so cute. People were lifting and holding them in their arms and it looked fun. I felt giant. Also at the same time I did team gymnastic and one year I didn’t qualify for the team like all of my friends did and it was obviously the “first team”. Nobody ever told me why but in my mind it was because I was too tall. I was one head taller than others in that team and because it’s also an aesthetic sport, it would make the team unbalanced. ❤ Eventually boys came in the game… I was taller than all nice boys and I hated it. In particular in all discos where the dance was slow… I tried to have bad posture on purpose to look as short as possible. ❤ Until I started to do modelling I thought that I’m never going to be able to use high heels. That I’m too tall to enjoy beautiful shoes. (And in the “model world” I was hoping that I would be even taller!) ❤ It would have been nice to know at a young age that one day my height could and will be my strenght which I really like. At festival concerts I can see well over all the heads. I don’t need chairs to get to the top closet. Etc. Now I’m proud and very grateful of my every centimeter. I just wanted to tell you how I struggled for many years with my height, if this can give hope to some who are in same situation. 😊 #NYGyoga