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The Forbidden City of the Heart (And How to Open It with Yoga)

Dionne Elizabeth by Dionne Elizabeth | July 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth, Yoga | tags: anahata, anger, anodea judith, camel pose, consciousness, dionne elizabeth, eastern body western mind, ego, exploitation, Fish Pose, fourth chakra, Frog Pose, frustrated yoga teacher, heart chakra, heart-opening yoga, letting go, listen to your heart, mind-body-connection, puppy pose, releasing emotion, songlist, spotify, yoga heart opener

Woman doing yoga

Newsflash: Yoga teachers are just as damaged, depraved, sordid, angry, insecure and proud as everyone else. Perhaps the only difference is that some yoga teachers are more aware of their flaws than others. But that isn’t a given; plenty are oblivious to them.

People are people. I’m not excusing abhorrant behaviour; I’m merely observing the fact that we are more similar than we might like to think. We have feelings. We get hurt. Exploited. Taken advantage of. Pissed off. Irritated. Fed up. Lost. Angry. Furious, even. Exhausted. Whiny. Grumpy. There’s a whole range of drama going on within all of us in the wrestle of the upward and downward spirals.

What can make all the difference, though, is connecting the inner to the outer and finding balance between them.

Bottom’s Up! (aka The Sweet Spot)

Dionne Elizabeth by Dionne Elizabeth | June 20th, 2012 | 2 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, Relationships, Yoga | tags: bishop td jakes, buns, butt, calling, downward dog, firm up your butt, glutes, hip opener, intention, janu sirsasana, let’s push things forward, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah's Lifeclass, outreach, passion, Pigeon pose, playlist, purpose, rear, split dogs, spotify, sweet spot, Tiffany Cruikshank, Utkatasana, Utkatasana flow, wide angle seated forward fold, workout routine to tone glutes, Yoga, yoga with dionne

Yoga to Tone Your Glutes

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In this inspired new post, Dionne Elizabeth – a yoga teacher, DJ and writer who lives in Bergen, Norway – harmonizes music, blogging and yoga. Here, she shares the best yoga poses to improve your buns, which may, in true mind-body synchronicity, improve your life.

Here it is folks: We are already completely, marvelously, wildly, entirely who we were born to be.

At times this might not be clear to us, but the fact that we exist, that we are here together at this moment, and that you, dear reader, are on this page at this moment, is no coincidence. To meet each other at this point, somewhere along our separate journeys, really is absurd and wonderful. There is a reason for the particular path we happen to tread, including all its glorious and perfect sweetness, as well as the more sour, “interesting” parts. We each have a mission, a function, a purpose. So how do we live our life to honour that?