yoga art

Into the wild we went... by tahl rinsky

I recently came back from a weekend away form my family with my oldest and dearest friend in the world Shelly. We went to visit her and my beautiful friend who is living with a massive tumour in her spine (her story is incredible and deserves a blog post of its own which will follow).

As happens when sisters don't see each other for a long time we had a lot to talk about and as 2014 was one of the biggest years of our lives on an emotional, spiritual and cutting through the crap of daily life kinda year, conversations were charged with feelings, tenderness and sometimes tears.

I've always been a beach girl, don't even think twice if I'm given the choice where to go: Beach or forest. I always choose the ocean, my love. This time there was no choice we were in the Dandenong ranges of Victoria. A beautiful sub tropical mountain rage filled with aboriginal history and sacred forest. We went for a walk into the woods, into the old growth forest where the trees will speak of lives lived long before our time.

We felt a connection, we felt the depth of humanity and its tiny  existence amongst all that is in this world. We felt the connection with our divine mother and mother earth herself. We felt an instant calm as time stopped and suddenly we were young and old all at once, we were one. 

Into the wild we went to find calmness, serenity and reassurance that we are the wild and the wild is us. Life isn't actually that complicated its only us humans that make it so...

Love,

The wild one.

“ We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time. “
— T.S Eliot, "Little Gidding"

 

 

 

YOGA MOM by tahl rinsky

After 6 weeks of holidays I packed lunch boxes and shipped 3 kids off to school and kindergarten. The house is quiet and I'm starting to gather my thoughts for the year to come.  

I feel that this year I will take some big steps diving deeper into my path as a yoga teacher, but also as a creative. In saying that I have to remind myself that my primary role in life is still being a MOM. Yes in some ways I'm just a mom.... well that's what I used to say but over the years I realised that the word 'just' does not describe this roll or do it any justice. 

I am a MOM, I am a Yogi and together I'm a Yoga Mom. I've learned  that the best way for me to feel whole is to create a synergy between all areas of my life. I now look at everything I do as a form of practice. Asana is such a small component on the path of a Yogi. Its the quality of relationships that really reflects how far we've come along this path.

For those of you who follow me on Instagram you know that I love to play around with my kids. I do this because it keeps them involved in what I'm doing, because it opens their eyes to the idea of Yoga not being only pose and because it shows you my friends a side of me ( the playful silly mom) I wish to share.

I rarely plan these shoots, I usually get inspired by something I see, like a superman cape and quickly grab the camera to capture the moment. kids are kids and they definitely don't perform on request so we usually end up capturing something we had'nt planned. 

I've shared with you below a series of photos captured together, a little behind the scenes. Welcome to my world of creative play.

XX, Yoga Mom.  

Muladhara - The Root Chakra by tahl rinsky

I've teamed up with YogoGirls this month for an instagram collaboration. It's pretty damn obvious we both like to get a bit artsy with our interpretation and exploration of yoga so we thought what better than looking at balancing out chakras ? Each chakra has a color and specific group of yoga poses associated with it which leaves plenty of room for creative interpretation and we love to get creative! 

Follow our accounts @YogoGirls  @trinskyyoga for all the details. 

 Root chakra – Muladhara  |  Color: Red

Located at the base of the spine and related to our basic need for survival, safety and security. It is the sense of ‘I HAVE’.
When the muladhara is blocked we can feel anxious, insecure and frustrated. We often victimize ourselves and find it hard to stand in our power, feeling like we don’t belong anywhere. Physical ailments like constipation, weak bones, and knee problems are associated with this chakra.  The male’s sexual organs are located in this chakra, which could be the reason why, for men, sex is primarily a physical response. A healthy root chakra promotes feelings of security and encourages exploration to find your life's purpose and achieve success.  A balanced root chakra also generates the flow of energy to all other chakras.