Christy Turlington wears an orange satin crepe Prada slip frock while practicing Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana also known as one-legged Chakrasana or Wheel pose. This intense yoga backbend stretches the whole body. This particular variation has an additional challenge by including a balance to the pose. You have to have strong thigh muscles and shoulders to practice this pose. I’ve been recovering from a trapped nerve recently so this pose is one I’ve not practiced lately. I love this entire editorial, photographer Steven Klein is a genius, but I guess it helps when your subject is Christy! This editorial is from American Vogue, October 2002.
Christy on yoga: “Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us.”
I can’t believe that I’m halfway through yoga teacher training. I’ve so much work to do over our break, so it’s not really going to be a break at all! I’m teaching Sky Warrior next week, very excited! Lots of talking in this one, lots of alignment cues to remember. I must remember to take it slow and to breathe!
Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are.
love & light xo
Couture in the desert. Agyness Deyn (in what I think is Chanel), with Kiki the Cheetah in the Namibian desert. Cheetah’s are my favourite of all the big cats. This image is an outtake from an editorial photographed by Tim Walker in Kolmanskop, Namibia, Africa 2011 for British Vogue. Tim Walker is definitely a favourite photographer of mine because his images take you to another time and place. There is beauty in every pixel. That’s why I chose this particular shot. No one is looking into the lens, and yet it still captures the attention and the imagination.
Yoga teacher training has been full-on, we go on a mid-year break soon but we have one more student teaching assignment to do first. I’ll be teaching sun salutations with Virabhadrasana I, also known as Sky Warrior. I have trouble with this particular pose, it’s way down on my list of poses I like to practice, for some reason my body just struggles with this pose. So of course, I have to learn to teach it, don’t I?
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, we are off to see X-Men Days of Future Past this weekend and I can’t wait! It’s been too long since I’ve been to the movies, I need some escapism!
love & light xo
I just can’t go past anything that sparkles. I’m a bit like a fairy in that way I think. That is to say, if you believe in fairies, which I do, then anything that sparkles will always catch the eye. Just like this Marc by Marc Jacobs frock has done. I love the way the stylist has paired it with these fancy sneakers by Pierre Hardy. Very nice.
I’m sorry for the slackness in my blog posting lately. Sometimes life is so busy that it zaps all my extra time and creativity and I hate to blog if my heart isn’t in it, you know? Yoga teacher training is very demanding and it deserves as much attention and focus as I can give it. I have started writing a post about overcoming my fear of teaching which I really want to post, I’m hoping I get to finish it this weekend… then again, I am working all weekend, but I will try!
Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!
love & light x0
Photographer: Jimmy Backius
Model: Amanda Norgaard
Today is when we get to purposely make a fuss of our Mum. If you’re a mum, I hope you get fussed over today. I know there are many mums out there who don’t get to spend the whole day celebrating with family because many have jobs to go to today. I’m one of those Mum’s who will be at work today. It’s a bummer, but that’s life…
So no matter where you are or what you do today, I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Love & Light xo