Ryan Saddler

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@YogaSlackers Teacher
Slackline
Yoga
Acro
Movement.
#slackfamily
#movementmedicine
@balancingearthslacklines
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Perspective shifting with @jennisaddler
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#Sirsasana with a strong foundation is usually the first way many view the world upside down. 
We've been working on inversions of many types lately. Conditioning and training is great but often the yoga and recovery is much more rewarding. .
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On a side note getting back into handstands scissor kicking up or hoping all the way up is far less strenuous on my shoulder than tuck ups. 
Has anyone else experienced this with shoulder injuries or in general? Advice or tips?
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Be good enjoy your week and change your perspective.
Yoga and longlines Saturday....Garden irrigation repair and remodeling Sunday.
Great weekend indeed..
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I get in my head a lot about not going on all the highline trips and whitewater trips I want to go on. Then I remember our goals to get this house finished sold and move on to a life of adventure with my 3 humans.  Where we will travel, climb, paddle and slack forever. .
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So this is a reminder to myself to enjoy the time I get to attend a class and the half days at the park. Then get back, stay focused and finish the remodeling because the road is calling and we must go. .
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#keepyourgoalsinsight 
#stayfocused
Geometry was never my strong suit in school. 
I see shapes and angles everywhere though. It's a mathematical world they're everywhere.
Can't always remember them all but I see them, I acknowledge them and it makes me smile.
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Just like making shapes with @jennisaddler
Makes me smile when we  tessellate.
We found a new spot with a hill on one side for a 100m line. Went to rig it and the anchor was covered in Poison Ivy.
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Rigged this wobbly 225' in our favorite pine grove.
Got a lot of walks in and taught a bunch of kids the #slacklife ....
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It was a great day. Already mid to upper 90s here. 😥😱🔥🔥
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Rigged on single marathon.
8 ft anchors for several walks then moved it up to 12-15 ft
"The worst possible thing that could happen to you is nothing at all." __________________________

Or in this case fall through the hotel room wall🤣
I couldn't do Sirsasana headstand before surgery.  I always did a tripod headstand.  There was just too much pressure on the joint.  Maybe it was bad form. 
Pretty stoked to have taken my time on my long road of recovery and worked myself into this pose.
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What's a pose that you struggle with?  Conditioning drill? 
Slackline move? 
Share them maybe we can work on them together or give constructive feedback. 
We all set goals and we all hit barriers. 
Don't let them stop you because we also have triumphs and accomplishments too.
It's been over a year since I did a handstand. .
I get @yogaslackers #12daysofhandstands notifications all day long. I lurk in the background saying "I'll be back inversion family"
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I've just been yearning to support myself again after two great gym days and some serious hang time.
I thought I think I'm ready. 
Boom!
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We went to pick our matriarch up from the airport yesterday. We arrived early so the kids and I took the #marta for a quick ride. Waiting for the train back I felt great so I tried. .
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Moral of the story I missed @jennisaddler and Always Try. Always.
Balance comes from listening to the guidance and the wisdom of the inner voice. *scroll slowly for full pic
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The draw of slacklining to me ever since I first stood on a line was the inner voice or maybe the lack thereof. It's still there for sure but less chaotic and more controlled. Mostly I'm a step counter but also I like to bring yogic breathing into it. Sometimes making it very audible. 
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Going from longlines to highlines this intensified. As does everything about it. 
One thing I've learned is the above quote. 
Believe in yourself.
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Edit: sometimes your inner voice says things that aren't conducive to your goals. Your inner voice sometimes isn't yours but concocted if outside influences and narratives. 
You have to use the wisdom part to disregard the 🐂💩
-Know thyself 
#slackfamily #slacklife #highlife #quotes
When we hold or lift someone up we create a ripple effect of others holding and lifting each other up.
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On of many reasons to Love and join the Acro and Slackline communities. .
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Have a great Monday.
It's time for some water. .
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Don't know if I'm paddling hard boats again. Thinking of going to am open boat. We'll see. .
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Going to take the family down in our raft soon. We may just update to a self bailer and be a raft family. .
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Either way the mountains and water are calling. We must go. 📷@jennisaddler
#whitewater #church #uppernanty #liquidlogic #astral #wnc #boof #stoke #safety #liveit
#tbt to celebratory hugs from these two after my first climb. .
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5.8 lead climb first time clipping hangers and setting routes. (Don't have climber lingo yet so don't persecute me if that was funny)
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Love 
Connection
Slacklines
Climbing
Acro
Hugs
Laughter
Community
That's the Red River Gorge Magical Slacker Fest. Hope you are there in July. Shit....I hope you are the NOW!
Mono limb progressions.... #acroyoga #yogaslackers #midgaslackro #slackrobats #monolimb #acroduo
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” ~Goethe
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I've loved this quote ever since @youdoyoga turned me towards it. .
Seemed perfect for this. Sitting on a line gazing off in the distance thinking of how much life has already been lived. .
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#bebold #goethe #slackfamily #thoughts #philosophy #donthesitate