@ashleygalvinyoga Ashley Galvin Instagram photos and videos | inst24
@ashleygalvinyoga Ashley Galvin Instagram photos and videos | inst24

Ashley Galvin (@ashleygalvinyoga)

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Ashley Galvin (@ashleygalvinyoga)

All I want in life is to do yoga, go to the beach and snuggle my sweet lil family. Soaking up these Endless summer vibes... We went down to the beach a couple days ago. I instantly got this nostalgic feeling of when Josh and I first met in Bali, just then I saw a pair of dolphins playing in the waves!! I love those moments where something simple becomes something so memorable. Shirt by @aloyoga

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A beautiful face will age, a beautiful body will change, but a beautiful soul will always be a beautiful soul. Don’t forget to do the inside work, it’s what actually matters.

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Firefly pose - one of the first arm balances I learned. When I first started my yoga practice I was obsessed with learning all the “tricks” arm balances, handstands etc. I would spend hours every day trying and trying and wonder how can I strengthen a certain muscle or area so I could achieve a certain pose or transition. The truth is, your regular yoga practice is all you need to build strength and flexibility to allow you to do these poses. Little by little you will build core stability, muscle engagement, and body awareness. Alignment comes and over all understanding of the pose and you body grow deeper and deeper. Do your practice, trust the journey, and seek out teachers who challenge your practice and your mind. Wearing @aloyoga this new color Carmel just released today!

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The past few days Josh has been in Yosemite with a friend from NZ. Koa and I stayed home to have a girls weekend of our own ;) Having time alone with Koa always reminds me how often I’m in a rush, or how much importance I put on things that don’t really matter. I am the type of person who tries to do it all but when I am limited on time and spend 100% of my day caring and playing with Koa, I realize how much happier I am and how I enjoy things deeper when I just let go and embrace what is, instead of focusing on what could be. In all the chaos and hurry, do not forget to notice the beauty and miracles that occur everyday all around you.

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Ishvara pranidhana - total surrender to God, - the act of complete surrender to the Devine. - I’ve heard it translated many ways. “Total surrender”. What can we learn from this Niyama? Trust your path. Stop overthinking. Surrender doesn’t mean you give up, it means you can relax your efforts to try and control everything. In a way, it keeps our egos in check. The ego wants to hold on to control. This Niyama reminds us of a higher power that is in ultimate control. So let go force. Don’t force a situation. Don’t force a yoga pose 😉 Trust your journey, surrender to what is. Sports bra from @aloyoga

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How do you define yourself? I am _________. Is it your career or status? A title? Is it driven by money or possessions? If it all fell away, who would you be? Know who you are beneath all the roles you play. Be someone who is honest, authentic, and kind. Svadhyaya - Self Study. Practice it.

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Someone recently asked me if teaching yoga has changed my own practice, specifically the way I enjoy it and benefit from it. I could write an extremely long answer about this, but to me it boils down to #1 expectation and #2 openness to growth. With expectation (this applies to anything not just yoga) you are putting pressure on yourself. That can be good to a degree: staying accountable and having discipline. But expectation often sets you up to fail. You can’t expect to enjoy something the same way every day, because you are a new person every day with new views and experiences. When you put expectation on something you take away the element of surprise and add control, leaving no room for growth. No openness. With #2 staying open to growth As a yogi student and particularly a yoga teacher staying open is huge. Open to change, open to receive information and new styles and ways of practicing, open to discussion and learning in general. When you can stay open with no expectation, only allowing yourself to receive the gifts of yoga and the gifts your body allows each day, that is where you will find yourself on a Journey deeper and more rewarding than you can imagine. How do you stay inspired and avoid the mundane. Stay open and let go of expectation. Wearing @aloyoga #sponsored

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Tip: To create a more stable Crow, one that feels weightless like you could float off your arms right into handstand, or even to create the press to handstand, work your plank pose. I practice crow / crane the way I hold plank pose. High. Rounded back. Hollow front body. Shoulders above wrists or even leaning further forward above fingertips. Ribs draw down to hips. Tailbone lengthens to heels, press the center of your back/ shoulders up. Think of lengthening your arms to create more space from your front body to the mat. Core engaged. So much activation is going on. The more you practice plank this way the stronger your back, arms, and core will become - the stronger your pose will become - the lighter you will feel in your practice.

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One of the questions I am asked the most is “do I do anything other than yoga for physical fitness”. the answer .....I do yoga and other body weight movements. I love high reps of intense moves and hybridized poses to tone and strengthen my muscles further. Curious? Use the link in my bio to try Body Blast. My latest @alo.moves series. This is how I build strength, stamina, and tone it all up if I’m not taking a yoga class. #sponsored by @aloyoga

Ashley Galvin (@ashleygalvinyoga)

Your body can be fit, strong, flexible etc, but if your mind isn’t healthy none of the rest matter. The physical benefits of yoga are incredible but the mental benefits are equally life changing. Make sure you are taking care of ALL of you. Body, Mind and Soul. Do the practice - Feel the difference.

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Don’t worry about what it looks like, worry about how it makes you feel. This is a little clip of a self practice from yesterday. I get asked so often how to start a self practice. Don’t over think it. Just do it. Get on your mat and move the way it feels good :) Flowing in New @aloyoga Blue Haze. Just released today. #sponsored

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What motivates you? For me it’s sunshine, beach time, living a life that keeps me inspired. A positive life full of physical movement. The more I move (yoga or fitness) the more I want to move. Yoga is addicting, treating your body right is addicting. Everyone gets in a rut from time to time, but what helps me is to just get on my mat and make it happen. Even if that’s only 5 min. Results won’t happen overnight, but they will happen if you stay consistent.

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