Dini M Suskandi, E-RYT, YACEP

Dini M Suskandi, E-RYT, YACEP Follow

Yoga Teacher
Indonesia - Oak Harbor, WA - USA
@freskincare ambassador

http://www.diniyoga.com/

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It was hot, humid and wet in Jakarta. Having been left there for two years, coming back was a journey of reminiscing all good times I had with family, friends and students. Born and bred in this city, I always dreaded the traffic there, but love the vibe of the people. I am counting down the days going back to Jakarta this coming July for another 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training.  I am looking forward to see my friends, my best students now best teachers in Jakarta to help me mentor the training:
@wandering_diane @pishiyoga @christinersilah @zeelatifa. And oh yeah, I’ll be travelling with @mcbride_eli this time. All that fun I can’t wait to see the gang back!
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#yogaeverydamnday #yoga #diniyoga #diniyogajakarta
Thank you all for the birthday wishes! You made my day! Growing a year older is the greatest thing in my life. Yes not affraid of getting old because I am staying young inside 😜. .
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#yogaeverydamnday #yoga #diniyoga
Breath is the force of life. I am blessed to be born to this world and experience every breath that I take to live another year of life. I thank God for giving me this mind and body, as well as the gift of life living in this wonderful world. I am celebrating the day of my birth today and this is my idea of having fun. Swipe left to see the struggle to get me up to this point, notice how loud i am breathing. I was determined to keep it for few seconds along with my breath. The moment I held it for few seconds, is the moment of celebration, because I was able to breathe through it and determined to stay with my breath. Yes, breath, the force of life that keeps me going. Here’s to another life of living 🍷
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#yogaeverydamnday #yoga #upsidedown #diniyoga
You are what you eat
- Buddha-
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Your gut health affects your mental and physical state of your body. The Enteric Nervous System is a semi-independent part of the Nervous system that is in your digestive system. Ever notice when you feel super nervous, you feel slightly sick or nauseated? Because it is connected to the Central Nervous System through the spine, the ENS can run autonomously without the Autonomous Nervous System (Sympathetic and Parasympathetic). The ENS controls our reflexes in the body and it acts as ‘second brain’. Similar to CNS, the ENS has about 30 neurotransmitter that secrete enzymes which assist in hormonal balance like Serotonin and Dopamine. About 90% of Serotonin and 50% of Dopamine are in the guts. That is why your gut health affects the overall of the body functions as well as your mental health can also affect your digestive system. 
Breathing through the abdomen can also assist in gut health (baby’s breath). Yoga poses like twist stimulates the Nervous System and ENS in particular, which improves digestion as well as mood. Stomach upsets, iritable bowel syndrome and any other digestive problem is a sign of stress, anxiety and depression. Next time you experience any digestive problem, take some time to nourish yourself through proper diet as well as let yourself at ease with breathing practice or some yoga poses like Bridge Pose, Any seated or stand up twist, Yogic Squat (Malasana), Lizard Pose and Seated Forward fold (Paschimottanasana). The most important thing when you have gut issue is to rest, to allow to ease your mind. .
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#mindfulness #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #diniyoga
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. -Lao Tzu-
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#yogaeverydamnday #humpbackdays #yoga #mindfulness #diniyoga
A breath-centered practice is experiencing the movement and breath in the space of the body. Rather than breathing in the sake keeping yourself alive, but to be able to feel the breath itself in a pose to support the alignment, is what makes the practice feel more grounded as well as nourishing. For example, when you are standing in Tadasana or Mountain pose, visualize the feet rooting and the crown extending upwards to the ceiling. Take a breath in, visualize the crown extending further up, creating length from feet up to hip, spine and head. As you breathe out, visualize the energy of the of the breath descending to help you anchor the whole body down. Every movement with arms reaching up, inhaling will increase length, and exhaling with arms down will help the breath to align us with the center of gravity. Since arms are moving parts of the body, the breath helps stabilizes the movement. The same thing with all moving part of the body: legs, neck, spine etc. Another example of a pose is Downdog, to visualize the breath movement of inhale, coming from tip of fingers up through arms, shoulders, spine and hip. When exhaling, the movement of breath occupying the hip to the hamstring down to the legs. The key is to visualize the movement of the breath occupying the body during any movement, which creates support to the musculoskeletal system. This is why breath is essential in any yoga practice, because it allows us to feel supported and be align mind and body.
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#yogaeverydamnday #upsidedown #inversions #yoga #mindfulness #diniyoga
I wonder what they think of me when I do downward dog? .
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#yogaeverydamnday #yogawithdogs #chocolatelab #diniyoga
Some of us are born yogi, without having to go to yoga class.
Have a wonderful weekend guys!
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#yogacartoon #yoga
Messy hair don’t care! Just when you think you have a bad hair day, wait until you do yoga, then you don’t care for the bad hair anymore. Recalibrating this transition after haven’t been trying to do this for such a long time. I did this for fun, not actually part of my practice and I did it mindfully. Check out my insta story for bloopers and fails. 
Raise your hand if you like having fun with inversions!
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#yogaeverydamnday #handstand #inversions #mindfulness #diniyoga
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu -
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#yogaeverydamnday #mindfulness #yoga #diniyoga
That is exactly the conversation between both of my puppies too. .
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#yogacartoons #yogaeverydamnday #diniyoga
It is proven that benefit of inversions can prolong your life by reversing the blood flow to the brain. Benefits of inversions are stimulating the nervous system, stimulating hormones as well as improving the immune system. But too much inversion at some point in time is also not recommended in any practice. There are caution signs to look at when doing any inversion poses. If you’re doing a lot of headstand and shoulderstand, bare in mind that the neck is not made to hold the weight of the body but the head only. Proper aligment and strength of upper body are required to do any inversion, in such we do not compensate our neck areas. There are strands of blood vessels and nerves through the spinal cords, and the neck being so close to the brain has more branches rooted from the brain stems. Any actions we do around the neck and shoulders could compromise the circulations of blood as well as the nerves. An inversion like handstand, the thing we need to consider is our wrist and shoulder area. Most yogis who do a lot of chatturangas (lower push ups) and handstand will experience tension around the wrist. Again, the hands are not made to hold the weight of our body. So any extended weigh poured on the wrist and hand constantly, will compromised the nerves as well as blood vessel around this area. 
Any extended practice or exercise without bringing balance into it, will bring tensions. It will only create tensions when we are cease to pay attention to what we actually need. All points of exercise and practice is to take care of ourself mind and body, not to burn ourself. Knowing when to stop is the key. Moderation of everything will create sustainability and prolong our life. Knowing the limit of everything and when to push is also important, in such we can always have room to grow. 
So if you are still working on your inversions of any type, educating ourself with proper alignment and knowing the limitations of our own body can be a great deal of improvement to the way we perceive things. Knowing to take care of yourself while doing inversions is also an great improvement of life. .
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#inversions #hollowback #diniyoga