Eve yoga is where you’ll find the Yoga with Eve Grzybowski blog; on January 1st 2016, she will enjoy her sixth birthday.
I want to share with you another birthday. Saturday I turned 71 years old. To celebrate, I thought I’d show you a few yoga pics from the distant past, not-so-distant past, and the present.
I dug through stacks of old photos from 1980 to present day to find this selection. My albums include pics of some of my old students, as well. Yogis from The Australian School of Yoga, Sydney Yoga Centre, Simply Yoga, The Yoga Shed, and from workshops, teacher trainings and conferences. One day I’ll post some of these here, too.
Yesteryear and Today Yoga Galley
Parsva Bakasana 1988
Upavistha Konasana, SYC 1988
Parsva Upavistha Konasana
Baddha Hasta Sirasana, Sydney Yoga Centre 1989
Baddha Hasta Sirsasana 2015
Ekapada Raja Kapotasana preparation, California 1980
Ekapada Viparita Dandasana Body Mind Spirit Festival 1989
Ekapada Viparita Dandasana 2015
Padma Mayurasana, Iyengar Conference 1990
LiveYogaLife Padmasana 2009
Padmasana in Pincha Mayurasana, Simply Yoga website 2002
These days I’m less inclined to work on ‘advanced poses’ in my daily practice. I aspire to the more reflective practices. I find pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra challenging in their own right. A well-rounded routine of poses is still the mainstay of my practice. This isn’t anything I decided on; it’s just been a matter of going along with the momentum of my age and stage of life.
It doesn’t mean I don’t flirt with all of the above poses. But having two artificial hips makes me pay acute attention to signals from my body… which is good yoga practice. For any age.
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gorgeous pics Eve your an inspiration xx
Loved seeing the old photos with the new beside them. Another year certainly doesn’t seem to have taken anything away from your practice. Happy Birthday xx
Lovely to see the then and now. To see ease in the postures of now is so beautiful. An inspiration and lesson to listen to the body and truly be with your practice where ever you are at this stage in your life. Happy Birthday!
Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing. Love the grace and poise with which you are now doing those complex poses. Double hip replacement. What double hip replacement?
Oh, and any advise for recently operated on wrists? Tendonitis.