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After 3 long, hard and awesome days of filming and 30 videos later, I’m surprised that I still have the strength to even handstand. For the past few months I’ve really increased the intensity of my daily practice just to prepare myself to handle the physical challenge of filming so many strength building plans all at once. Hard work pays off. I’ve finished the most strength intensive videos already and I still feel great, which is good because I have 7 more days of filming with @codyapp here in the Czech Republic. Shorts by @aloyoga
Because you guys keep asking... 😊 . I’m 37 years old. I was born December 18th, 1980 in Lake Arrowhead, California. . I don’t have a home base. I don’t have a home. I’ve been traveling, teaching yoga and living out of a suitcase since the end of 2015. I love it and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. . Yoga is my main form of fitness. Although my yoga practice is much more physical than most. I have recently started to rock climb regularly again. I don’t lift weights. . I meditate everyday. It’s one of the most important parts of my practice. . I’ve never done Gymnastics or Circus. I taught myself how to handstand when I started doing yoga. . I started a daily practice of yoga in 2009. I started teaching about a year later. . I did my first teacher training in Mexico at @yandarayoga. . I take 99% of my own photos. I either use a tripod and self timer or set up my camera and shot and ask a friend to push the shutter. I have a photography account. @dylanwernerphotography. . I write all my post. I don’t use anyone else’s quotes unless I credit them. I don’t have anyone that works for me. Maybe someday, but right now it’s just me. Though I have a lot of friends who support me. . I have most of these questions plus more on my FAQ section on my website. I’ll share my diet with you in a later post. . If you have any other questions, please ask them in the comments below.
I don’t believe there is such a thing as the "right" alignment or "correct" alignment. There is the alignment that can cause bodily harm and alignment that is safe for the body but just because it is safe for the body doesn't necessarily make it the correct alignment. We think that there is a proper way to do a pose such as warrior 2, so we start to manipulate the body to fit into this shape. But even if this shape is the standardized "correct" alignment, it could be potentially harmful to your body based on your body's limitations. And so for you, this correct alignment can be incorrect for you. We must break free from the limiting "correct" alignment we've been told and move towards the much more powerful and beneficial intention based alignment. . There is right intention or correct intention when it comes to our practice. Our intention is what creates action, on the mat and in literally everything we do, unless we are reacting which comes from a lack of mindfulness; the opposite of the very thing we are working to cultivate with our yoga. To know how we guide the intention of our practice we only need to look at one thing. Is this intention beneficial for the mind and the body? For our intention should serve both in everything we practice. . Boardshorts by @aloyoga
I'm hungry. Nice to meet you Hungry, I'm Dylan. There’s a lot of hidden wisdom in this dad joke. We often use this phrase "I am" to proclaim a state of being. I am sad; I am hurt, I am angry, I am offended. It seems harmless, but what it does is attaches your identity to an emotion or a feeling. When you say I am, you become that. But we know we are not our emotions, and there is no need to identify with them. We feel our emotions as temporary conditions that come and go. I feel happy. But if you think that you are happy, then when you don't feel happy, you won't feel like you. It's best not to identify with even the positive emotions but be aware that all emotions, good and bad, come and go, and the essence of you remains.
Stop. Close your eyes. Listen for a moment... Unless you are reading this in the middle of pristine nature, you probably hear some noise. Most likely lots of noise, traffic, construction, the hum of electricity and appliances, crowds of people, endless unwanted and undesirable sounds. Noise. Noise has burrowed itself so deep into our everyday lives that instead of looking for peace, we simply ignore it like it's not there. We turn off our senses, dull ourselves to the mundane, annoying and irritating sounds of our surroundings. Our peripheral awareness is muted from the auditory pollution that over inundates our sensory experience and has profound adverse effects on our ability to focus our attention and concentrate on even the simplest of tasks. . The problem isn't that there is noise, it is that we are conditioned to ignore it. Noise is incoherent, but when we listen to it, recognize it, and label it, it's no longer noise, but an intelligible sound that we are now able to let go. These recognizable sounds play a useful part in establishing the environment and actually helps us regulate our energy and focus. This is a process that is cultivated in our meditation practice, and we do this by sharping our peripheral awareness separate from focusing our conscious attention on our meditation object. Awareness and attention are very different skills that both need to be honed and play an important part in understanding our environment. Noise is only noise because we labeled it as either incoherent, unwanted or undesirable. To recognize it as what it really is, allows us to become more present and more in tune with the space we occupy. . Wearing @aloyoga
Do you see the forest for the trees or the trees for the forest? All one but actually separate or all separate that is really one. There isn’t a wrong answer. Both are true. Merely a difference in perception. We are conditioned to feel different. We learn at a young age that it is beneficial to be different, to strive to be better than each other. We compete for jobs, spouses, status, and titles. By standing apart, we have the opportunity to rise above each other and better serve our own self-needs. But being separate only helps the ego, it creates suffering that is associated with all separation and brings you to a lonely place. . Yoga is about uniting together, to look beyond what makes us different, to lift one another up to elevate the consciousness rather than pushing each other down so that we can get higher. . Pants by @aloyoga #sponsoredathlete
I feel like I haven’t flown through arm balance transitions like this in a long time as my focus has lately been more on creating stability and balance in static holds. I am reminded of the importance maintaining a balance between all aspects of my practice. Stability, flexibility, balance, strength, and resilience pull against each other like a tug of war. When you give too much attention to one aspect of your practice, the other parts start to lose. . Flowing in @aloyoga #sponsored
#bethechangeconference2018 How does CHANGE look like for you & how do you embody it? Day 1 // Change the way you think. My life is my experience. Everything I see, touch, feel, learn, and know to be true has come from my experiences. But if this were really true, then every experience I had would affect me the exact way that it would effect someone else. I am not subjected to the good or bad experiences I have, only to the way I want to think of them as good or bad. I have very little control over many of the experiences I have in my life. But I’ve always had control over the way I perceive those things. Having an amazing life isn’t about having amazing things happen to you. Having an amazing life is about thinking that those things that are happening to you are amazing. . #bethechangeconference2018 ‘’If we want to change the world, we have to change ourselves.’’ ✨Yoginis & Yogis out there, please join us for this challenge, you can win a ticket to the #yogaconferencegermany and more! How does CHANGE look like for you & how do you embody it? Find it out, through this wonderful challenge! 1.-12. April 2018 1: Change the way you think - Dylan 2: Change the way you move - Lucie 3: Change the way you give - Nicole 4: Change the way you feel - Steffi & Dani 5: Change the way you talk - Christina Lobe 6: Change the way you eat - Nicole 7: Change the way you breathe - Young-Ho 8: Change the way you receive - Lucie 9: Change the way you are - Nicole 10: Change the way you dream - Steffi & Dani 11: Change the way you sit - Christina Lobe 12: Change the way you greet - Young-Ho ✨Our sponsors: @lordvishnuscouch - 1x weekend ticket for the yogaconference & 1x Yoga 10-Class Package for Lord Vishnus Couch Plus more sponsors and prizes! Our hosts: Young Ho @insideyoga Lucie Beyer @yoga_mit_lucie Christina Lobe @christinalobeyoga Nicole Bongartz @nimayogini Steffi Grube @steffigrube Dani Kourtidis @danikourtidis Dylan Werner @dylanwerneryoga ✨To participate: - Make sure your account is set public so we can see your posts -Follow all hosts and sponsors listed above -Repost this challenge photo tagging all hosts & sponsors along with our hashtag #bethechangeconference2018
A grateful heart is one who can recognize the blessings and gifts in every situation. Anytime I talk about this; I generally get someone responding to a situation that is horrific and near impossible to find gratitude. And the truth is gratitude can be really hard to find in lots of places. Though the more horrible the situation, the more space for compassion and service. We find gratitude in the ability to serve in those situations or in those who take kindness upon us. These situations hopefully are rare but if we don't practice gratitude every day when tragedy does appear we probably won't find gratitude then either. I can say though that if you have a grateful heart, your life and everyone in your life will be positively affected. . wearing @aloyoga #sponsored
Everything we read has at least two meanings. There is the meaning intended by the author and the meaning gathered by the reader. Even the clearest and most accomplished writers are subject to the subjective interpretations of the reader. If we look at a book like the Bible, it’s easy to see how many interpretations came from just one book. This is because we don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are. We place our own experiences, thoughts, and emotions upon everything in the world. This creates our perception of the world and the world itself. The yoga sutras explain this karmic impression as Vāsanā. This is like looking through a colored lens which paints everything you see that color. There’s a famous quote that says, “You can’t see the red flags when looking through rose-colored glasses.” The challenge is learning how to take the glasses off and see things objectively for how they are rather than how we want to see it.
Through the process of meditation, we allow the mind rest in the experience of being completely present in whats arising in the now, in the field of pure awareness. In this pure manifestation of the moment. A unique creation that will never happen again and has never happened before. Through this continuous daily practice of mindful observance of the thoughts, how they arise, wander, and dissipate, we gather a clearer understanding of our self and the connection to the universe that inhabits us. . If you are a seasoned meditator or looking to start your meditation journey, having more tools, and understanding different methods of meditation will help you be more successful. . If you are curious, I offer a new meditation plan, "Sound into Silence" on @CodyApp. You can join me in this meditation journey when you sign up for a free 7-day trial. You’ll be able to experience this plan plus 2500 more videos. I hope to see you on the meditation cushion. Link in Bio . Wearing @aloyoga