Finding your yoga pose personality with the Prairie Yoga Girls.

PrairieYogiYMCAThe Prairie Yoga Girls are taking the West by storm with their cheeky, hip, yoga inspired magazine Prairie Yoga Magazine.  These free spirited, imaginative gals know a thing or two about yoga, and they’re here to show us how to get creative through our yoga pose personalities! Check out what they had to share with us below.

To the naked eye, a yoga mat looks like an ordinary rubber workout accessory. But yogi girls know that our yoga mat is a sacred piece with endless potential. No matter where you roll it out, it can be your sanctuary from the daily grind, your journal with whom you share your secrets and fears, and the space you can achieve what you never thought possible.

Being creative gypsy spirits, we cannot help but appreciate how our yoga mats can act as a canvas, a place where personal expression is free, vulnerable, and authentic. The asanas you bring you to your mat, whether through personal practice or from the style of yoga class you choose to attend, are a reflection of who you are and where you are at in this very moment. So, what’s your yoga personality? We’d love to share ours with you!

Our yoga pose personalities are yin and yang, just like we are in business and in life!

Monique (Yin – Passive, Female energy, Moon)

I like to take my time to absorb. Experiences, feelings, people. My favourite kind of mornings are slow ones where I take my time to sip tea, stretch out on my mat and prepare for my day with meditation. My yoga practice definitely reflects my personality where I prefer deep, slow yin expressions. Restorative yoga is where I find I can recharge and connect to my creative, authentic self.

MountainMoniqueFavourite Asanas:
1. Water Fall orLegs Up the Wall Pose
2. Pigeon Pose

3. Savasana

Rachelle (Yang – Active, Male Energy, Sun)

I have a fiery, go-getter personality with a very active mind, full of ideas and opportunities that I actively spend my time chasing. Connecting each breath to movement on my mat acts as a moving meditation that focuses my monkey mind. I like to bring challenging arm balances and flowing mandala sequences to my classes and into my personal practice. By achieving silence through balance and strength on the mat, I am able to take that quiet, calm state off the mat and into my busy life.

Favourite Asanas:
1. Crow/Side Crow
2. Half Moon

3. Full Wheel

There you have it, in yoga (and in life) we are the yang to one another’s yin. Share in the comments below what your yoga pose personality is, we all have one!

Rachelle Taylor and Monique Pantel are the radiating beauties who run Prairie Yogi, an online community that believes in storytelling, creating experiences, and building community in the expansive prairie region and beyond.

 
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Confessions of a Boho Fashionista: Shine Bright

TDFW13shootLondonWEBREZ236Hey Boho Beauties,

Have you ever been to a power flow yoga class? Some of the power flow vinyasa classes I’ve sweat my boho brains out in have been seriously wild—but I can’t say I’ve always felt that way. In fact I used to avoid them like it was nobody’s business.

When I first really got into taking yoga classes, I lived in a big city where power flow classes were totally cool. People would line up in sub zero temps just to take a class from the most popular instructor in the city. She was tall, fit and she made everyone feel like her studio was their home.

She’d tell you to downdog, jump back and crow with an easy voice, as if she were asking you to grab a glass of sweet apple tea and join her to hang out. For weeks I’d show up to her classes and chill in the back row, wondering if I’d ever get this right.

Then one night, a different instructor was teaching the dreaded 8 p.m. powerflow.

We flowed and flipped our dog, we wild-thinged and hung upside down. As I pushed through beads of sweat, my eyes met a familiar face in the mirrors, there was my favorite instructor taking class right next to me. She held the postures like a mythic goddess, effortlessly smiling her way through each one. She literally shone.

After class she stood at the front desk getting ready to teach.

“How do you do it?” I asked her.

“What do you mean?” She said.

 “You make it look so easy.”

“Oh, it’s not easy! I just make it feel easy—and then it is. You can do it too, you know. “ She winked at me and popped off to teach her class.

tight_and_bright_Zoom_largeWhenever I remember that teacher, who never put limits on herself, let success be her very best friend and shone bright, I put on my Tight and Bright Stack and head to my favourite powerflow class. Remember, Boho Beauties that you can make it easy and shine bright too.

 

Peace, Love and Magic from Bohemia xx