In the beginning yoga was teaching me to be strong, to know my worth, to speak up when shit needs to spoken about, to live in a way that feels authentic to me and serves and considers others as well. Before any of that came into my life the only thing I wanted to share was asana. I didn’t have the awareness or vulnerability to share much else, but it was coming. I know it’s the gateway to many things. I know there are many out there who need to see this representation - big bodies can be strong and DO belong and I am here for that. I also want people to know that you are the masterpiece. Not just your body or your abilities or where you are accepted or not. Your voice, your truth. I encourage us to move past the blanket of love and light, the spiritual bypass, the quieting of important conversation, the fixation on physical ability. Consider the micro-aggressions slung towards minorities in supposedly safe spiritual spaces. Consider the blatant lack of diversity or better phrasing, blatant omission (or tokenization) of people who don’t fit the norm. Consider the commodification of yoga and wellness and self-care and how much of it is diet culture and privilege in action. Consider how racism and classism and ableism are impacting so many people in these spaces. Consider who you support with your resources (you have many). I am always learning. Yoga not only changed my perspectives and opened my mind, but it shifted me into asking the right questions. Yoga is action, social justice, personal equanimity, and it’s just as political as everything else is. That being said, I haven’t played with this shape in well over a year, and today it was there for me to access. It feels joyful because this evolution has been the most emotionally intense shift I have experienced. When I tap into my strength I remember what it felt like to feel worthless. Like my voice didn’t matter, like I didn’t matter. Like I could never be strong. Now I laugh to myself because I know better, and that chuckle is like a compassionate hug to my former self for not knowing. Now I know better, so I do better. I speak. I share. I stand in my power. I am a force. You are as well. Thoughts?
💫 Happy New Year! 💫 “Behind me is infinite power, before me is endless possibility, around me is boundless opportunity”... Seems like a good affirmation to get 2018 started to me! 🎆 It’s been, in turns, an amazing & incredibly difficult year... On the one hand, I’ve been teaching for a year now, & am more in love with it than ever! I feel so lucky to have made lots of amazing friends as well (you know who you are!) & the #igyogacommunity has advanced my practice & supported me in ways I couldn’t even imagine... On the other hand, there’s an ongoing family situation that still causes me enormous amounts of pain, BUT, I’m choosing to focus on all the positives as I go forwards. Oh, & goals? Fear of inversions will become a thing of the past, I will become a handstanding ninja & be able to get my leg behind my goddamn head without holding it there 🤣 Wishing you all much health & happiness in the New Year. Here’s to being AWESOME in 2018 😋 Lots of love, Laura ❤️❤️❤️ 🎆 Leggings: @werkshop #teamwerkshop Mala bracelets: @modernmalas ➡️ Use code LAURA10 for 10% off Mat: @liforme . . . . #yogaphotography #yogapose #yogagirl #yogisofinstagram #instayoga #yogafit #yogainspiration #poseoftheday #yogafitness #yogaeverydamnday #yogi #feeltheyogahigh #practiceandalliscoming #instayoga #yogacommunity #iloveyoga #yogalooksgood #inspiredyogis #yogamotivation #yogaposes #myyoga #yogaeverywhere #practiceyoga #yogachallenge #supersoldier #supersoldierpose #yogabalance
🔥 This one is a killer: no gym equipment, just your body. Let it burn: •Perform each move for one whole minute. Go for as many reps are you can (pace yourself if you’re a beginner, but if you are more advanced, go Beastmode. Rest for 30 seconds Perform three sets of each. 🔥 🎶 @bep ”dont stop the party”. This targets your lower half in all planes of motion. You will work inner thighs, glutes, calves, hamstrings and quads. If you’re in the gym and don’t know what to do, I recommend you to get familiar with your own body before starting to use machines or fancy equipment. I promise your legs will be sore, with proper nutrition and rest you’ll build muscle and if this doesn’t have you sweating, then you’re a robot. This will burn tons of calories. I challenge @mawarriors to include this routine tomorrow for optional leg day! Let’s go tribe! WWW.MASSYARIAS.COM #workout #workoutmotivation #legworkout #legday #glutes #c9 _____________________________________________________________ Esta rutina esta a puro 🔥 No necesitas mas que tu cuerpo y trabajaras todos los músculos de las piernas incluyendo los muslos internos y los cocos 😜☝🏽 •Realiza tantas repeticiones como puedas por un minuto completo. Descansa por 30 segundos y repite el otro lado. Tienes tres rondas por cada ejercicio. DALE! Muchas personas creen que las máquinas son mejor que utilizar su propio cuerpo. Si sabes cómo combinar ciertos ejercicios y usar diferentes técnicas de entrenamiento, verás grandiosos resultados. Trata esta rutina y dime que tal te va! Dale! #hijadecristo
New year. New website. Same Alex. _ 2018, I’m so excited for what we’re going to do together! _ Click the link in my bio to check out the new alexsilverfagan.com! _ 🔌 designed by the amazing @vyckz 🎥 video by @bhgross _ @performixdriven @nikerraining #newyear #goals #workhard #newprojects #grow #explore #learn #create