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The Lawn Mower Yogi video by tahl rinsky

I've had  allot of comments about the a video I posted on Instagram a while back of Jasper my son mowing the law's while I practice yoga. To be honest I've watched this video over and over myself cracking up each time. I cannot think of a better way to represent the ife of a busy mom who is desperately trying to find some time for things she loves to do or in my case the things that keep her sane. Searching for a moment of peace in the never ending noise that is parenting. 

I woke up that Sunday morning and thought I'll take my mat out to the deck and do a quick practice before the kids are running around; of course within 5 minutes they decided that the best thing to do would be mow the lawns something they learned from their nana - a hard working, lawn mowing unstoppable women. Of course I didn't want to crush their little hearts after they discovered another new and exciting thing they are good at. I decided to enjoy the absurdity of trying to withdraw my senses through the practice of Pratyahara while listening to a lawn mower 2M away from my mat. I must say the practice wasn't as rewarding as I'de hoped but jeez the video came out awesome.

Here is the full length version for you to enjoy.

XX

Light reflections. by tahl rinsky

There is something so magical about witnessing someone's reflection in a lake or pool of water. There is also something magical when we see a still image completely back lit by the sun so the subject appears completely black. These qualities are often only witnessed when looking at a frozen moment in time taking the form of a photograph. To me these photos represent the deeper layers of our being. A glimpse into our true nature that is shadowed by the activity of the mind. When I look at these images I often find I can diffuse a negative pattern of thinking I might have developed that day, surrendering to the awe and beauty of this beautiful world. 

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.