Photo Sadhana: adho mukha vrksasana - #handstand in front of a dilapidated and rather dangerous barn in a phase of decomposition.
Yoga Animalia: Meleagrine & Cervine - the wild turkeys and deer have been joyous companions during my restorative yoga training days. Not much worried by the comings and goings of the humans, this vegetarian yoga retreat space and community is about as safe as they can find still being their beautiful wild selves. (at The Expanding Light)
Photo Sadhana: Hanumanasana with eka pada rajakapotasana variation - my besty @pixieyogaflow rocking the yoga in a kick-ass dress and high heels, lit up from the fire and from the inside.
Yoga Animalia: Porcine - hanging with @thetreekisser for her birthday snugglefest with @_animalplace piglets Georgina and Magpie, the later of whom spent a considerable amount of time getting belly rubs and being ridiculously cute for the birthday girl. (at Animal Place)
Yoga Animalia: Bovine - Panda was an FFA “project” meant to be fattened and auctioned for slaughter. At two months old his stall was broken into and he was doused with kerosene and set on fire. Panda survived but was badly burned. Rather than spare Panda after his ordeal and his medical treatment (which the school paid for), his human was still going to sell him at auction. Even after his burns Panda was affectionate and trusting of humans. Luckily for Panda his burn story drew attention to him, and someone paid to prevent him being sent to slaughter. Now Panda lives at Animal Place, and while you can see the burn scars, his sweet, loving disposition shines through strongly. It says something about the indoctrination of programs like FFA and 4-H that compassion is separated so powerfully that Panda could endure his ordeal and still be sent to slaughter. Now he will get to snuggle cattle friends and receive loving attention from human visitors to the sanctuary. (at Animal Place)
Yoga Animalia: Canine - Mac would like everyone to observe his enormous amount of ridiculous cuteness overload and that everyone should #adoptdontshop for your canine companions.
Photo Sadhana: vrksasana forest with my cuz @92lovepink and my aunt after yoga on a helipad in the middle of Susanville Ranch Park with vistas of valleys and hills and hawks. (at Susanville Ranch Park)
Photo Sadhana: utanasana - the view from between my legs at yoga in the park tonight; so joyous to be in a forward fold and down dog looking upside down into the sky and the hills and the forest. (at Susanville Ranch Park)
Photo Sadhana: Virabhadrasana III - oh tree limb which supports me, you also block my vision of what is below, and how can I know if it is safe to jump? The wind whispers to me “trust,” but it can’t move my legs, only I can. (at Haight Street)
Yoga Animalia: Feline - Nada cat resplendent in regal composure. #rescue #adoptdontshop #cat #feline @kowhugger