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Lianna Nicole
Ahimsa, or non-violence, is part of the yamas in Patanjali's 8 limbs. When we speak of ahimsa we are not just talking about physical violence. We are also speaking of mental violence as well as verbal violence. The practice of ahimsa is to be non-violent in the words you speak, the thoughts you thin
I love honesty. It boggles my mind why people feel the need to sugar coat things or tell lies in order to save someone's feelings. It's illogical to me. I would always rather have the full blown truth then half of the truth. If you don't want to date the girl because you're not attracted to her anym
"Sky above, earth below me, fire within me." #naniyoga #liannanicole #natureandnurtureinspires #yoga
I will never forget the day that I heard the saying that we are the only living species on earth that systematically destroys our own habitat. Isn't that quite something. You would think with all this ability to reason we would have enough common sense to know how crucial it is to keep Pachamama ali
There will be times in your life when you are faced with something you feel you are not ready for. In those times you need to remember: the universe will not give you something you are not ready for. You either take on the challenge, learn the lesson you need to, and elevate, or you can stunt your g
Beware the false prophets. Those who's words are as beautiful as the sunset, but who's actions paint a much different picture. #naniyoga #liannanicole #natureandnurtureinspires #yoga
Everything in life is the seed to a blessing. Trust in yourself and in the universe to guide you through the journey. #naniyoga #liannanicole #natureandnurtureinspires #yoga
"I attract beautiful things and people into my life. What I think is what I manifest. My thoughts are always positive and the universe is always on my side." Repeat this today. When you wake up, when you have a negative thought, when your mind is running miles, and before you go to sleep. Manifest i
Be love, receive love. Open your heart to the universes possibilities. Don't be afraid. Embrace the unexpected. #naniyoga #liannanicole #natureandnurtureinspires photo by @sk8board_c
This was my beautiful custom mala bead sent to me with love from our #BloomingAnahata sponsor. It is with great pleasure that I got to choose the winner who receives something from this sponsor. All hosts were given the responsibility to choose a winner for EACH sponsor! That's right! This means tha
Day 30 of #BloomingAnahata is Corpse Pose or Savasana! My favorite pose! Please refer to @criocharlie for details about this beautiful pose. Embrace this last heart opened and prepare for the reveal of our winner! Theme: The best lesson you've learned. Don't allow your heart to grow weary. There's
Day 29 of #BloomingAnahata is Fish Pose. Please refer to @yoginiari for details about this pose. Theme: If you could do something all over again what would it be? Nothing. Everything is perfect just as it is. Every mistake, every triumph, every choice. I cannot change the past nor do I want to. I
Day 28 of #BloomingAnahata is a "free fly" day! That means you can do any acro pose you'd like! Please refer to @unorthodoxyogi for details about a suggested acro pose. This pose was taken at the workshop this weekend at @kramayogainstitute with amazing teachers @alinasunshine and @acrohulk ! Theme
Day 27 of #BloomingAnahata is Cobra Pose. Please refer to @yoginiari for description of this pose. Theme: What inspires you? Nature And Nurture Inspires = NANI #naniyoga #liannanicole #natureandnurtureinspires #yoga
Amazing acro workshop and henna extravaganza at @kramayogainstitute Thank you @paisleypages for the beautiful artwork!
Day 26 of #BloomingAnahata is Dhanurasana or Bow Pose. Description: in this pose you are grabbing the ankles from the outside or if you are able to do the full expression you are rotating the shoulders to grip the tops of the feet or ankles. In this pose use your back strength to lift up. Create eq
Day 25 of #BloomingAnahata is Yogis Choice. Another beautiful throwback from a talented photographer @andrew.sierra Theme: Describe a moment when you overcame fear. Every time I allow myself to love a man, I overcome fear. #naniyoga #liannanicole #natureandnurtureinspires
Day 24 of #BloomingAnahata is Dancers Pose. Please refer to @criocharlie for description. Throwing it back to one of my favorite shots with an amazing photographer @sk8board_c Theme: What keeps you coming to your mat? The promise of sweet savasana, the yoga high, the opportunity to dedicate my pra
Starting the first week in May I will be teaching at The Marriott at Harbor Beach Resort and Spa! There will be an official schedule which will include group classes and private classes upon reservation. I'm so blessed to be able to teach in a place like this! This photo was taken after my sunset yo
Day 23 of #BloomingAnahata is Reverse Warrior Pose. Please refer to @yoginiari for pose descriptions. Wearing my beautiful @iheartnaturalscompany mala bead as always! Theme: what would you tell your 14 year old self? You are important. You are pure love. Focus on yourself. Do more yoga. Play more
Day 22 of #BloomingAnahata is Full Wheel Pose. Please refer to @unorthodoxyogi for pose descriptions. Theme: Speak self care. It's extremely important to make sure that in all that you do, above all love thy self. For if you cannot love yourself you cannot love others. Take pride in yourself and b
Day 21 of #BloomingAnahata is Half Bridge Pose. In this pose you can either grab your ankles, place your palms on the ground, or interlace your fingers behind your back while bringing the shoulders under the back to lift your pelvis up even more. Lift the hips up, keep the knees close together and a
Day 20 of #BloomingAnahata is acro pose back flying! Refer to @criocharlie for details. Theme: Speak loss. "Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose t
Day 19 of #BloomingAnahata is Wild Thing. Please refer to @yoginiari for description of this pose. Theme: Share your fears. First I would like to ask you to excuse my absence as I've been processing some things and needed some time to myself. Sharing your fears means being vulnerable. And that is
Day 18 of #BloomingAnahata is Scorpion, any variation you'd like. Please refer to @unorthodoxyogi for description. Theme: What makes you feel "at home"? My cat, my family, nature, pachamama, cuddling, savasana, home cooking, and hot tea. #naniyoga #liannanicole #natureandnurtureinspires
Day 17 of #BloomingAnahata is Goddess Pose. Wearing my beautiful mama from our sponsor @iheartnaturalscompany Description: Sit deep into the pose. Toes are facing outwards being mindful of the outward rotation in the hips and being careful not to let the knees fall over the ankles. Lift your hearts
This little angel had the right idea at Yoga Fest 2015! Dancing to the music of The Medicine Box 💃🏽 hey @newaves7 look who's in the beginning of the video! Lol your teacher! #yoga #kidsyoga #feelthemusic #yogafest
Day 16 of #BloomingAnahata is Extended Triangle Pose or Utthita Trikonasana. Please refer to @criocharlie for description and modifications of this pose. Theme: Share stories of kindness. This is an honest story. I was once a young child around 7 years old. I was in another state on vacation with
Day 15 of #BloomingAnahata is Extended Side Angle Pose or Utthita Parsvokonasana. Please refer to @yoginiari for details about this pose and modifications. Theme: Speak soul mates. "People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soulmate is a mirror, the pe
Day 14 of #BloomingAnahata is Bird of Paradise Pose. Please refer to @unorthodoxyogi for description of this pose. Theme: Starting over. When things start to get chaotic and you feel off balance. Sit down, press reset, and start over. Don't let things of the past destroy the peace of your present
Day 13 of #BloomingAnahata is Half Moon Pose or Ardha Candrāsana Description/Modification: in this pose you have one hand on the ground directly under the shoulder. Your hips are stacked, as if you were between two walls holding you straight in between. Point or flex the back foot. You can use a bl
Hey guys! I'm back! Thank you for bearing with my absence yesterday. Here is day 12 of #BloomingAnahata acro pose! Refer to @criocharlie for description of this pose. Theme: Speak forgiveness. "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Mahatma Ghandi #naniyoga #lian
Day 11 of #BloomingAnahata is Crescent Low Lunge Pose or Anjaneyasana. Please refer to @yoginiari for description and modifications. Also, I will be late posting tomorrow's pose so refer to the other hosts as I will be out of town and will not have my phone much. Please bare with my absence, I know
Day 10 of #BloomingAnahata is Standing Backbend Pose or Anuvittasana. Please refer to @unorthodoxyogi for description and modifications. Theme: What is family to you? Family is the people you share your soul with. Whether blood or not. Family is the people you sit with. Family is the people you st
Day 9 of #BloomingAnahata is yogis choice! I chose to post this video of my and my good friend @kit_xo at YogaFest2015 doing this acro shoulder stand pose! Theme: Describe what you love about yourself. This is going to be uncomfortable, not because I don't love myself but because sometimes I feel
Day 8 of #BloomingAnahata is Locust Pose or Salabhasana Description/Modifications: You can take this pose with arms in front of you, beside you like an airplane, behind you, or bound like I have above. Lift your heart and legs up on an inhale. Make sure you continue you to breathe and use your ujja
Day 7 of #BloomingAnahata is Extended Puppy Pose or Uttana Shishosana. Please refer to @criocharlie for description f this pose. Theme: Describe your struggle with yoga. One word. Inversions. It is not impossible, but it has been difficult for me. Specifically Pincha Dhanurasana and Handstand. But
Just received my beautiful custom ring @bylindamunequita in the mail! This was the amazing sponsor from the #poeticyogis challenge last month! My ring says "What you think, you become." With a Buddha on the inside! 😍😍😍😍 thanks guys!
Day 6 of #BloomingAnahata is Front Bird Acro Pose! Check in with @yoginiari for details about this pose. If you do not have a partner you may take the option of doing Dandasana. Theme: Speak compassion. Having compassion is a very essential part of having peace. Having compassion is understanding
Day 5 of #BloomingAnahata is Upward Facing Dog Pose or Adho Mukha Svanasana! Check in with @unorthodoxyogi for description and modifications. Theme: Be honest and raw. This may be hard for all of us. This theme is all about being honest about something about ourselves or life that we don't usually
Here's my #stopdropandyoga for my beautiful friend @yogi_bhagavati who I will finally get to unite with in Hawaii in June! I'm in hero pose here using the go pro app to post! ❤️🙏 now I tag @chinadoll_yogi my beautiful sue bear to #strikeapose :) #naniyoga #liannanicole #natureandnurtureinspires #yo
Day 4 of #BloomingAnahata is Upward Facing Dog Pose or Urdhva Mukha Svanasana Adjustments/Modifications: In this pose everything should be off the ground except the palms of your hands and the tops of your feet. It is no longer a Upward Dog if you place the legs on the ground. Do not collapse into
Day 3 of #BloomingAnahata is yogis choice! Blossom into whatever pose you'd like! I chose Paripurna Navasana or Full Boat Pose. Theme: Speak love. This beautiful photo was taken at the Thai Buddhist Temple in Homestead, Fl. I went with a very special man @newaves7 who can testify to the amount of
Day 2 of #BloomingAnahata is Sphinx Pose or Salamba Bhujangasana Theme: What brought you to yoga? Oh where do I start. Well, I used to be a dancer, classically trained. This has made me open to all things stretch. But the main reason I was brought to yoga was because I was missing something. Hones
Hey yogis! Oh was this decision a hard one! There were so many of you that we wanted to give to. You guys were so amazing, I really wish we could have given you all a little something. But alas we come to the end and we do have winners! 💫 @yogiabe wins an item from our sponsor @theelephantpants 💫
Day 1 of #BloomingAnahata is Tadasana or Mountain Pose Theme: Introduction Aloha! My name is Lianna but most people call me Lee. I have never done an introduction on Instagram before or within a challenge so this will be a first for me. I enjoy new things and changes. My favorite books are "A Chant
Hello yogis! 🌺 One more day left before the #aprilyogachallenge starts! The pose list has already been posted so that you can refer back to it at any point in time. All hosts will be posting each day with the special theme and pose. To get a detailed description of the pose and its modifications yo
Another surprise in the mail from our #BloomingAnahata sponsor! Thank you @binfords_all_naturals for these beautiful handcrafted goodies! There is a delicious Jasmine Citrus Eucalyptus Scrub Bar 😍 Stone sets to promote happiness and grounding 🙏 as well as a succulent Lavender Midnight Powder Face
"Thus Gotama [Buddha] walked toward the town to gather alms, and the two samanas recognized him solely by the perfection of his repose, by the calmness of his figure, in which there was no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace." - Hermann Hesse Day 31 of #PoeticYo
Look what just arrived in the mail! My beautiful Mala bead from the #BloomingAnahata sponsor @iheartnaturalscompany !!! 😍😍😍😍 I'm so in love! Make sure to join the challenge #BloomingAnahata for a chance to win a beautiful item from their store! Gorgeous henna by the @goddessofhenna which has s