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Have had hip alignment on my mind lately in this pose, Utthita #Trikonasana.  Funny how this hand placement reminds me of Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana.  Is it all connected?!?  Yeah, probably…  Also, loving my new @ekaminhale Sri Yantra top - feeling super stylish!

I was tagged by one of my very favorite yogis, the very lovely lady @thisyogiclife to share 10 things that make me happy, and I’m happy to share:

1. My super awesome, supportive, inspiring, loving, and generally all around amazing husband.
2. I’m a total sucker for furry animals - they are just so darn cute.
3. A new source of happiness, video games - currently Borderlands 2 is my jam.
4. Covert, espionage, spy movies make me happy.  It can be as high brow, or low brow as you like, I love them all.  Bonus points if there are extended car chases and at least one scene in Paris.
5. Eating healthy food (organic, non-gmo, vegetarian, not processed) makes me happy.
6. Any time I get to go anywhere I’ve never been before.
7. My work makes me very, very happy - for which I feel incredibly grateful.  Sharing my yoga practice with the students at the studios is a great privilege, I think it is a beautiful thing, and I find it very sweet.
8. Chai tea makes me happy.  Love it.
9. Not sure if I will explain this well, but seeing other people manifest something creative, or something they truly love, makes me happy.  When someone is in their zone - doing what they love to do - creating that positive energy out of their being - that is so cool and so inspiring to me.
10. Last, but not least, having a yoga practice makes me happy. Good days and bad days on the mat, but wouldn’t trade it for anything. (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

Have had hip alignment on my mind lately in this pose, Utthita #Trikonasana. Funny how this hand placement reminds me of Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana. Is it all connected?!? Yeah, probably… Also, loving my new @ekaminhale Sri Yantra top - feeling super stylish!

I was tagged by one of my very favorite yogis, the very lovely lady @thisyogiclife to share 10 things that make me happy, and I’m happy to share:

1. My super awesome, supportive, inspiring, loving, and generally all around amazing husband.
2. I’m a total sucker for furry animals - they are just so darn cute.
3. A new source of happiness, video games - currently Borderlands 2 is my jam.
4. Covert, espionage, spy movies make me happy. It can be as high brow, or low brow as you like, I love them all. Bonus points if there are extended car chases and at least one scene in Paris.
5. Eating healthy food (organic, non-gmo, vegetarian, not processed) makes me happy.
6. Any time I get to go anywhere I’ve never been before.
7. My work makes me very, very happy - for which I feel incredibly grateful. Sharing my yoga practice with the students at the studios is a great privilege, I think it is a beautiful thing, and I find it very sweet.
8. Chai tea makes me happy. Love it.
9. Not sure if I will explain this well, but seeing other people manifest something creative, or something they truly love, makes me happy. When someone is in their zone - doing what they love to do - creating that positive energy out of their being - that is so cool and so inspiring to me.
10. Last, but not least, having a yoga practice makes me happy. Good days and bad days on the mat, but wouldn’t trade it for anything. (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

#strikeapose for the oh so lovely @thisyogiclife ✨❀️✨ Can you tell it’s me? I think the braids give it away… 😊 Love and light to you all πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ #vatayanasana #ashtanga #yoga  (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

#strikeapose for the oh so lovely @thisyogiclife ✨❀️✨ Can you tell it’s me? I think the braids give it away… 😊 Love and light to you all πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ #vatayanasana #ashtanga #yoga (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

#Handstand for Day 27 of #StepByStepYogis 

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #inversionjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove

#Handstand for Day 27 of #StepByStepYogis

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #inversionjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove

Tagged by the super awesome parrot loving, ferret loving, soon to be San Diego bound yogini @lauriekeet to #stopdropandyoga πŸ™‹πŸ’šπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ Here’s a fire-fly in the grass for you my dear! Thanks for the tag - Happy Friday! #TitibasanaA #yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove

Tagged by the super awesome parrot loving, ferret loving, soon to be San Diego bound yogini @lauriekeet to #stopdropandyoga πŸ™‹πŸ’šπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜ Here’s a fire-fly in the grass for you my dear! Thanks for the tag - Happy Friday! #TitibasanaA #yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove

#NatarajasanaA for Day 25 of #StepByStepYogis 

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

#NatarajasanaA for Day 25 of #StepByStepYogis

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

Standing Mermaid pose for Day 24 of #StepByStepYogis (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

Standing Mermaid pose for Day 24 of #StepByStepYogis (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

Drop Back for Day 23 of #StepByStepYogis 

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

Drop Back for Day 23 of #StepByStepYogis

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

#UrdhvaDhanurasana for Day 22 of #StepByStepYogis 

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

#UrdhvaDhanurasana for Day 22 of #StepByStepYogis

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

#Kukutasana for Day 21 of #StepByStepYogis 

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

#Kukutasana for Day 21 of #StepByStepYogis

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

#EkaPadaRajaKapotasana for Day 20 of #StepByStepYogis 

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

#EkaPadaRajaKapotasana for Day 20 of #StepByStepYogis

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

Tagged by the lovely yogini @ebrizuelagarcia to #StopDropAndYoga! These flowers were so lovely I had to include them πŸ’œπŸŒΈπŸ’œ #GarbhaPindasana in the grass πŸ’šπŸ™πŸ’š Thanks for the tag lovely! 😘😘 #yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove

Tagged by the lovely yogini @ebrizuelagarcia to #StopDropAndYoga! These flowers were so lovely I had to include them πŸ’œπŸŒΈπŸ’œ #GarbhaPindasana in the grass πŸ’šπŸ™πŸ’š Thanks for the tag lovely! 😘😘 #yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove

#LaghuVajrasana (variation with emphasis on opening the chest, not the traditional Ashtanga version) for Day 19 of #StepByStepYogis 

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove
 (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

#LaghuVajrasana (variation with emphasis on opening the chest, not the traditional Ashtanga version) for Day 19 of #StepByStepYogis

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove
(at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

An official Hump Day #Ustrasana for Day 18 of #StepByStepYogis πŸ’šπŸͺπŸ’š I used to dislike, and have now come to love, this amazing posture.  For me, right now, this is hands down the most gentle way to start easing in to backbending.  Backbends do not come easily for me, so the longer I hang out here in Ustrasana, relax, and let my mind become calm, the easier it goes.  Such a gift. πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ™

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

An official Hump Day #Ustrasana for Day 18 of #StepByStepYogis πŸ’šπŸͺπŸ’š I used to dislike, and have now come to love, this amazing posture. For me, right now, this is hands down the most gentle way to start easing in to backbending. Backbends do not come easily for me, so the longer I hang out here in Ustrasana, relax, and let my mind become calm, the easier it goes. Such a gift. πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ™

#yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #backbendjunkie #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

Tagged to #stopdropandyoga - I’ve been wanting to try this variation grabbing the foot overhead - it’s fun! hahaha Thanks for giving me the chance to play @jackiemyoga2014 @thisyogiclife @lauriekeet 😍 Love you ladies - I enjoy all your photos so much! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ #yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

Tagged to #stopdropandyoga - I’ve been wanting to try this variation grabbing the foot overhead - it’s fun! hahaha Thanks for giving me the chance to play @jackiemyoga2014 @thisyogiclife @lauriekeet 😍 Love you ladies - I enjoy all your photos so much! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ #yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Pacific Beach, San Diego)

#Urdhvadandasana for Day 17 of #stepbystepyogis πŸ’š #yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)

#Urdhvadandasana for Day 17 of #stepbystepyogis πŸ’š #yogini #ashtanga #yoga #ashtangayoga #igyoga #instayoga #yogagram #instafit #stretch #strength #flexibility #yogalife #practice #fitness #fit #fitlife #healthy #yogaeverydamnday #practicedaily #asana #yogapose #workout #sandiego #feeltheyogahigh #behappy #fitfam #yogalove (at Namaste Pacific Yoga - Hillcrest, San Diego)