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Dylan Werner

Practice with me on @alomoves
New Series! ”The Breath Sequence”

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  • What’s the difference between yoga, gymnastics, circus, or other types of movement?

Is this shape yoga? What makes one body position more yoga than another? Or is it possible for one shape to be yoga and another not yoga?

Making shapes in @aloyoga
  • What’s the difference between yoga, gymnastics, circus, or other types of movement?

    Is this shape yoga? What makes one body position more yoga than another? Or is it possible for one shape to be yoga and another not yoga?

    Making shapes in @aloyoga

  •  0  633  13 August, 2020
  • We don't need to lose our connections, only our attachments. The practice of yoga is about creating connections and letting go of attachments.

Sometimes it can be challenging to discern between connection and attachment. Connections are fluid; they change with change yet remain connected. A connection is a form of love the last through time and space. Attachments are us wanting something to stay the same. But because everything is in continuous change and the inevitable change creates separation and separation is the cause of suffering.
 
Attachment disguises itself as love. When we are attached to someone or something, it's because it or they make us happy, and the attachment is dependent on that continuing happiness. Love has no conditions. 
We can be both connected and attached to the same thing or person. When we bring this into awareness, we can see the difference and lose our attachments while deepening our connections.

Wearing @aloyoga
  • We don't need to lose our connections, only our attachments. The practice of yoga is about creating connections and letting go of attachments.

    Sometimes it can be challenging to discern between connection and attachment. Connections are fluid; they change with change yet remain connected. A connection is a form of love the last through time and space. Attachments are us wanting something to stay the same. But because everything is in continuous change and the inevitable change creates separation and separation is the cause of suffering.

    Attachment disguises itself as love. When we are attached to someone or something, it's because it or they make us happy, and the attachment is dependent on that continuing happiness. Love has no conditions.
    We can be both connected and attached to the same thing or person. When we bring this into awareness, we can see the difference and lose our attachments while deepening our connections.

    Wearing @aloyoga

  •  0  193  29 July, 2020
  • Child pose handstand entry. I love exploring different handstand entries. The more unlikely you are to get to handstand from that position, the better!

What pose do you want to see me try to get into handstand from in my next video?

If you can jump to handstand, try this entry. It’s not as hard as you might think. Or is it? 😉

Wearing @aloyoga
  • Child pose handstand entry. I love exploring different handstand entries. The more unlikely you are to get to handstand from that position, the better!

    What pose do you want to see me try to get into handstand from in my next video?

    If you can jump to handstand, try this entry. It’s not as hard as you might think. Or is it? 😉

    Wearing @aloyoga

  •  0  1,058  6 July, 2020
  • How do we teach how to show love? How did we learn how to love? Love is an experience as unique to us as our fingerprint. Love is also something that we talk about and share as though we all are experiencing it the same way, but the truth is many people don't know how to show love and don't understand what it feels like to be loved. Maybe your parents showed you compassion when you were in pain as a child; perhaps they told you that they would give you something to cry about if you didn't stop crying.

We are a product of our environment, but our actions and outlook are also a result of how we choose to respond to our experiences. We have a choice to perpetuate the pain we've known or create healing by sharing our love and compassion. Inflicting pain only propagates more suffering. Yet as we observe the world, the overwhelming response is to spread more pain, more hate, and create greater divisions. We can love in disagreement. Leaders like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Desmond Tutu, to name a few, have already shown us how to love those who only know hate.

Fear is not love; separation is not love; pain is not love; suffering is not love; nasty comments are not love; sarcasm is not love. Hate is not love. Show those who have only known pain and suffering that more pain will only create more suffering.

As we unite and take action, we do it with love and compassion.

Wearing @aloyoga (New Color Drop!)
  • How do we teach how to show love? How did we learn how to love? Love is an experience as unique to us as our fingerprint. Love is also something that we talk about and share as though we all are experiencing it the same way, but the truth is many people don't know how to show love and don't understand what it feels like to be loved. Maybe your parents showed you compassion when you were in pain as a child; perhaps they told you that they would give you something to cry about if you didn't stop crying.

    We are a product of our environment, but our actions and outlook are also a result of how we choose to respond to our experiences. We have a choice to perpetuate the pain we've known or create healing by sharing our love and compassion. Inflicting pain only propagates more suffering. Yet as we observe the world, the overwhelming response is to spread more pain, more hate, and create greater divisions. We can love in disagreement. Leaders like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Desmond Tutu, to name a few, have already shown us how to love those who only know hate.

    Fear is not love; separation is not love; pain is not love; suffering is not love; nasty comments are not love; sarcasm is not love. Hate is not love. Show those who have only known pain and suffering that more pain will only create more suffering.

    As we unite and take action, we do it with love and compassion.

    Wearing @aloyoga (New Color Drop!)

  •  0  1,705  17 June, 2020
  • Victor Wooten is probably only known by bass players and musicians.  He's been a long time idol of mine. This is one of my favorite speeches from the worlds greatest bassist.  Wooten talks about what the world needs. This has nothing to do with what is going on right now and everything to do with what's going on right now.
  • Victor Wooten is probably only known by bass players and musicians. He's been a long time idol of mine. This is one of my favorite speeches from the worlds greatest bassist. Wooten talks about what the world needs. This has nothing to do with what is going on right now and everything to do with what's going on right now.

  •  0  124  9 June, 2020
  • "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela
#blackouttuesday
  • "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela
    #blackouttuesday

  •  0  87  2 June, 2020
  • We inhabit this planet, and therefore only we can change it for the better. As long as we think of "we" as others, we will never change anything. But if we think of "we" as ourselves, then we understand who is responsible for making the world a better place. Even the smallest gesture can have a significant impact on someone else's life.

I've partnered with @bellacanvas to donate a thousand masks to @covenant_house to help support the homeless youth in North and Central America. Right now the only way to make it past this pandemic is to slow the spread and masks and social distancing is the most effective means to do this.

Wearing @aloyoga
  • We inhabit this planet, and therefore only we can change it for the better. As long as we think of "we" as others, we will never change anything. But if we think of "we" as ourselves, then we understand who is responsible for making the world a better place. Even the smallest gesture can have a significant impact on someone else's life.

    I've partnered with @bellacanvas to donate a thousand masks to @covenant_house to help support the homeless youth in North and Central America. Right now the only way to make it past this pandemic is to slow the spread and masks and social distancing is the most effective means to do this.

    Wearing @aloyoga

  •  0  123  30 May, 2020
  • Pranayama is the ancient yogic practice of breath control. The Sanskrit word is derived from prana meaning life-force, the breath of life, or vitality, and ayama which means to control, lengthen, restrain, or extend. Essentially, pranayama is the practice of extending, controlling, or expanding our breath to increase our energy, health, and vitality through a series of various breathing practices that affect both the physical body and the energetic body. 
My new series, "The Breath Sequence," combines pranayama practices with the science of breathing to create breath sequences that move us towards our goals and intentions.

Our breath has the power to influence our lives in the most positive ways. Check out my new series on @alomoves and see how a simple practice like breathing can transform your life.
  • Pranayama is the ancient yogic practice of breath control. The Sanskrit word is derived from prana meaning life-force, the breath of life, or vitality, and ayama which means to control, lengthen, restrain, or extend. Essentially, pranayama is the practice of extending, controlling, or expanding our breath to increase our energy, health, and vitality through a series of various breathing practices that affect both the physical body and the energetic body.
    My new series, "The Breath Sequence," combines pranayama practices with the science of breathing to create breath sequences that move us towards our goals and intentions.

    Our breath has the power to influence our lives in the most positive ways. Check out my new series on @alomoves and see how a simple practice like breathing can transform your life.

  •  0  69  29 May, 2020
  • Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

Some words from a former life that have stuck with me.

Wearing @aloyoga
  • Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

    Some words from a former life that have stuck with me.

    Wearing @aloyoga

  •  0  662  23 May, 2020
  • Change is an absolute. I remind myself of that anytime I am in a situation that feels like it's never going to end. There are two sides of change, an upslope, and a downslope. Unfortunately, it is impossible to know which side of the slope we are on or when the shift will happen.

It's essential to recognize that we are traveling simultaneously up or down multiple slopes, and even within each situation, multiple aspects of ourselves are experiencing change differently. The growth of the mind, spirit, and body evolve individually by responding to the stresses of change. Each is affected by the other aspects of the self but also given a choice on how they choose to evolve in regards to the situation. The body can be on a downslope while the mind is on an upslope and visa versa.

Every wave will break but also reform. I find myself most apprehensive when I feel like I've been at the top of the wave for too long, but equally the most hopeful when I'm in the trough. It's better to learn how to ride the waves, then fight the ocean.

New gear from @aloyoga
  • Change is an absolute. I remind myself of that anytime I am in a situation that feels like it's never going to end. There are two sides of change, an upslope, and a downslope. Unfortunately, it is impossible to know which side of the slope we are on or when the shift will happen.

    It's essential to recognize that we are traveling simultaneously up or down multiple slopes, and even within each situation, multiple aspects of ourselves are experiencing change differently. The growth of the mind, spirit, and body evolve individually by responding to the stresses of change. Each is affected by the other aspects of the self but also given a choice on how they choose to evolve in regards to the situation. The body can be on a downslope while the mind is on an upslope and visa versa.

    Every wave will break but also reform. I find myself most apprehensive when I feel like I've been at the top of the wave for too long, but equally the most hopeful when I'm in the trough. It's better to learn how to ride the waves, then fight the ocean.

    New gear from @aloyoga

  •  0  201  17 May, 2020
  • Interpretation is projection. I've been thinking about this phrase a lot lately. It's another way to say everything is subjective while adding another layer to our perception of the experience.

If I were to replicate an image by painting it, the more of my style that I put into that painting, the less it would resemble the original image. If someone else tried to replicate my art and added their style to it, their picture would look even less like the original. While it is our unique interpretation of the world that gives it beauty, when we attempt to share the truth, the more we interpret, the less "true" it is.
There a part of us superimposed over everything we say and do. We fill in the blanks of what we don't understand by projecting ourselves upon the situation, which muddies reality and makes it difficult to navigate.

We are all journeying to understand this world better. The only way to truly understand is to not project our beliefs over reality as it's presented. Actions based on fiction are dangerous, so we need to be vigilant in how we share things.

Ironically, I wrote this in a very vague way so that you can interpret what I said to fit your needs.

Wearing @aloyoga
  • Interpretation is projection. I've been thinking about this phrase a lot lately. It's another way to say everything is subjective while adding another layer to our perception of the experience.

    If I were to replicate an image by painting it, the more of my style that I put into that painting, the less it would resemble the original image. If someone else tried to replicate my art and added their style to it, their picture would look even less like the original. While it is our unique interpretation of the world that gives it beauty, when we attempt to share the truth, the more we interpret, the less "true" it is.
    There a part of us superimposed over everything we say and do. We fill in the blanks of what we don't understand by projecting ourselves upon the situation, which muddies reality and makes it difficult to navigate.

    We are all journeying to understand this world better. The only way to truly understand is to not project our beliefs over reality as it's presented. Actions based on fiction are dangerous, so we need to be vigilant in how we share things.

    Ironically, I wrote this in a very vague way so that you can interpret what I said to fit your needs.

    Wearing @aloyoga

  •  0  205  11 May, 2020
  • Our inner light is not a reflection of our outer shell. Beauty is a component of love and compassion; attraction is aesthetic. True beauty shows from the heart, not the skin. The only way to know someone's true beauty is to know them.

Wearing @aloyoga
(currently not in Bali)
  • Our inner light is not a reflection of our outer shell. Beauty is a component of love and compassion; attraction is aesthetic. True beauty shows from the heart, not the skin. The only way to know someone's true beauty is to know them.

    Wearing @aloyoga
    (currently not in Bali)

  •  0  212  29 April, 2020