RICHARD PHILLIPS, Lindsay II, 2012, oil on canvas


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we’re not the same dear, as we used to be

the seasons have changed and so have we 

there was little we could say and even less that we could do

to stop the ice from getting thinner under me and you

Bowman Ashe Photography 

Wonderzine Swimwear 

If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character…Would you slow down? Or speed up?
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

(Source: observando)


(via Creations / collaborations - Workshop Coroller)


The background is the foreground is the playground. #gregorysiff

Simon Davidson’s Burnout series 

Azuma Makoto
Botanical Sculpture #3 lump

2011.8.7(sun) One day exhibition at void+

Random Rab - Mourning Mix

I’m obsessed with this commercial. so good. 

Surrender – Wheel Pose 💜 
To surrender, to let go, and to be with what is. There are so many poses I could have chosen for my expression of surrender because as we practice we find that there is always something we can let go of. There is always further for us to go. If we stop when we feel pain, or when our muscles start to shake, if we stop in the same place we’ve been before then we would never grow. We have to go through the pain, push through that which makes us uncomfortable, in order to arrive somewhere new. To be able to let go, and to be able to just accept where you are in this moment knowing that it won’t last forever, is a gift. If we remember even in the most difficult moments to just breathe, life becomes a little bit easier.

To get into Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose)
- Start on your back with your knees bent and your feet firmly planted on the floor, hip’s width distance apart
- Flip your palms over and place them on the ground shoulder’s distance apart, framing your head
- Push through your feet to lift your hips and come to the crown of your head
- Use the strength in your arms and legs to push into a full wheel
- Keep your arms straight, and straighten your legs to where you feel comfortable
- Push through the chest, as the curve should be in your upper back and chest, not lower back.
- Keep your core engaged to protect the lower back
- Breathe into the pose, and see how much more open you feel as you allow yourself to surrender within the pose.
- Come down, tucking the chin into the chest and slowly lower the hips and the shoulders to the ground

This concludes our challenge! Thank you so much for playing along! I hope you all learned something new about yourself and your practice, and had as much fun as I did sharing a little about yourself! We absolutely loved seeing all of your pictures! Remember with practice comes progress! Namaste 🙏 
Photos by @yogawithjq

Humility – Humble Warrior 💙 
While it always feels wonderful to practice and share the things we feel we excel at, it is often the areas we feel the least comfortable where we find the most growth. Practicing the poses that you feel aren’t your greatest strengths can do wonders for the ego. Being humble about your yoga practice means being able to take the good with the bad, knowing that our weaknesses help us to build our character. To be humbly bold builds true confidence, which can help us to succeed in all areas of life. I chose humble warrior as my expression of humility, not just for the name but because for me, the warrior poses are so much about placement, which is an area I struggled with so much as a dancer. I may not always have the perfect alignment, but that inspires me to work harder, and humbles me to no end.

To get into Baddha Virabhadrasana (Humble warrior)
- Start from downward facing dog
- Lift the right leg to the sky and place the foot between the hands in a low lunge
- Spin the left foot flat to a 45 degree angle
- Lift your torso with your arms extended, keeping your shoulders and hips square
- Keep the feet hip’s width distance apart for better alignment
- Interlock the hands behind the back and learn forward from the waist keeping your right hip pulling back to keep the hips square
- Allow the arms to reach forward feeling a stretch through the shoulders, and allow the neck to relax and the head hang down
- Repeat on the other side

Photos by @yogawithjq 💚 to play along be sure to use the hashtag #thebodydept and tag myself @astateofemily and @thebodydept so we can so all of your wonderful pics! 
Be humbly bold today friends, and see how the world changes to help you along your journey! 😊