Fight-or-flight-response: Your physical and emotional body responds to perceived threats by preparing to run or fight. For example, your digestive system shuts down to funnel blood to your muscles, the stress hormone cortisol turns fatty acids into energy, and the senses become hyper vigilant toward threat stimuli. Great evolutionary response. However, once there no longer is a threat, many continue to experience these physiological and behavioral symptoms. It can show itself in form of social withdrawal (flight), argumentative behavior (fight) or can go as far as PTSD and other disorders. Yoga attempts to counter this response. Through even breathing, we can calm down our parasympathetic nervous system and stay present, instead of fleeing or fighting things that don’t really need to e feared. This is why #yoga is an effective tool in stress and anger management. Namaste. 

#yogini #yogagirl #yogalove #yogateacher #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #iloveyoga #instayoga #armbalance #titthibasana #ashtanga #fightorflight #trauma

Fight-or-flight-response: Your physical and emotional body responds to perceived threats by preparing to run or fight. For example, your digestive system shuts down to funnel blood to your muscles, the stress hormone cortisol turns fatty acids into energy, and the senses become hyper vigilant toward threat stimuli. Great evolutionary response. However, once there no longer is a threat, many continue to experience these physiological and behavioral symptoms. It can show itself in form of social withdrawal (flight), argumentative behavior (fight) or can go as far as PTSD and other disorders. Yoga attempts to counter this response. Through even breathing, we can calm down our parasympathetic nervous system and stay present, instead of fleeing or fighting things that don’t really need to e feared. This is why #yoga is an effective tool in stress and anger management. Namaste.

#yogini #yogagirl #yogalove #yogateacher #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #iloveyoga #instayoga #armbalance #titthibasana #ashtanga #fightorflight #trauma

Spread your wings wide. But don’t spread yourself too thin. #yoga #yogalove #yogateacher #yogagirl #yogini #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #iloveyoga #instayoga #sideplank #vashistasana #namaste

Spread your wings wide. But don’t spread yourself too thin. #yoga #yogalove #yogateacher #yogagirl #yogini #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #iloveyoga #instayoga #sideplank #vashistasana #namaste

Newly inspired by @Joujade: #Matchagreentea with #organic #agave. So yum!

Newly inspired by @Joujade: #Matchagreentea with #organic #agave. So yum!

The mind is its own vast universe. Spend time exploring and observing it. #yoga #yogini #yogagirl #yogalove #yogateacher #yogaeverywhere #yogainspiration #yogaeverydamnday #iloveyoga #instayoga #intention #meditation #namaste #zen #bendyyogi #catcow

The mind is its own vast universe. Spend time exploring and observing it. #yoga #yogini #yogagirl #yogalove #yogateacher #yogaeverywhere #yogainspiration #yogaeverydamnday #iloveyoga #instayoga #intention #meditation #namaste #zen #bendyyogi #catcow

Spend more time living your dreams than living in fear.  

Taming my fear to move away from the wall during #handstand practice took time. It became possible through non-judgement, nurturing, and repetition. #yoga #yogini #yogagirl #yogalove #yogateacher #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #iloveyoga #instayoga #inversions #adhomukhavrksasana

Spend more time living your dreams than living in fear.

Taming my fear to move away from the wall during #handstand practice took time. It became possible through non-judgement, nurturing, and repetition. #yoga #yogini #yogagirl #yogalove #yogateacher #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #iloveyoga #instayoga #inversions #adhomukhavrksasana

"Find your center." What does that mean? Attempting to not be all over the place. Zoning in on what’s going on with you and you only. Also, eat kale. It’s good for you! Thanks! #sukhasana #yoga #yogalove #yogateacher #yogamudra #mudra #legwarmers #yogagirl #yogini #iloveyoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere

"Find your center." What does that mean? Attempting to not be all over the place. Zoning in on what’s going on with you and you only. Also, eat kale. It’s good for you! Thanks! #sukhasana #yoga #yogalove #yogateacher #yogamudra #mudra #legwarmers #yogagirl #yogini #iloveyoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere

I love when my snacks look pretty!! #healthy #organic #coconutflakes #banana #kiwi #walnuts #fruitsalad

I love when my snacks look pretty!! #healthy #organic #coconutflakes #banana #kiwi #walnuts #fruitsalad

Honored to return to @sourceofyoga as a teacher training instructor for the newest RYT-200 class this month. Lectures and posture clinics once a week. I’m sure I will learn just as much as I will teach. Today was the first day. Sweet yoga faces everywhere! #blessed #teachertraining #yoga

Honored to return to @sourceofyoga as a teacher training instructor for the newest RYT-200 class this month. Lectures and posture clinics once a week. I’m sure I will learn just as much as I will teach. Today was the first day. Sweet yoga faces everywhere! #blessed #teachertraining #yoga

Years ago, this pose started as a strenuous one for me, but over time it transformed into a resting pose. The posture is the same. I’m the one who changed. That’s usually how it goes. We can’t change some things in our lives, but we can change our attitudes around them. #yoga #yogalove #yogini #yogateacher #beachyoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #iloveyoga #instayoga #beachyoga #downwardfacingdog #adhomukhasvanasana

Years ago, this pose started as a strenuous one for me, but over time it transformed into a resting pose. The posture is the same. I’m the one who changed. That’s usually how it goes. We can’t change some things in our lives, but we can change our attitudes around them. #yoga #yogalove #yogini #yogateacher #beachyoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #iloveyoga #instayoga #beachyoga #downwardfacingdog #adhomukhasvanasana

Tricked ya. This isn’t me. That’s my sister. National siblings day (is that a social media holiday?) and #tbt all at once! She is the original #yogini in the family. I took this pic of her in 2011 in Washington, DC. She’s the one who said “You should try yoga.”  Then I did and it changed my life. Thanks sis! #sidecrow #bakasana #yoga #yogagirl #yogalove #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #instayoga #iloveyoga #washingtondc #nationalmall

Tricked ya. This isn’t me. That’s my sister. National siblings day (is that a social media holiday?) and #tbt all at once! She is the original #yogini in the family. I took this pic of her in 2011 in Washington, DC. She’s the one who said “You should try yoga.” Then I did and it changed my life. Thanks sis! #sidecrow #bakasana #yoga #yogagirl #yogalove #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #instayoga #iloveyoga #washingtondc #nationalmall