360 ups are my obsession right now. Me and @yogatawk are only getting one or two a practice but our failures are constantly getting better and better which is a good sign. Thanks to @handstand_with_virgile for helping us refine this skill and giving us perspective on the progress.🙏🏾😁
Happy birthday, @dancinwithmyself! Thanks for being such a super lady...and for your adventurousness, commitment to safety, and fun, welcoming spirit. Also did you hear @wawa is coming to DC?! 💥🌈🎂🤹♀️🎪🤸♀️🎁🎉🎊
Getting lifted in Fullerton. ❤️
Just got back from an awesome weekend going to see @standingacrobatics and @theveganacrobat in Crystal with some of the NY Acro crew! It always fuels my own practice to see people so high level and it was fun to get to enjoy the first snow of winter with friends!😁
Chilly day warmups 💨 Can’t wait for it to be back in the 70s and 80s on Monday 😅
Video sped up x2 no filter needed because Miami is epic 😍 My Happy Baby crop top is from @yogaoutlet ❤️ Both wearing @aloyoga 👗
What I said when people asked what I was doing with @samgachyoga yesterday: “Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time!” #namethatmovie
1 2-hour session down, 1 to go! Had such an amazing group of students/acrobats/friends join the F2H/H2H foundations workshop today at @flightclubdenver So grateful for this community and for being able to teach with @robbietron and @jencameronyoga
These two 😍 My dedicated partners! @karaziniyoga is the hand to hand queen! She’s creative, playful, and level-headed. @deathbeforeflatfeet is the best coach I’ve ever had. He’s detail-oriented, analytic, and extremely motivated. I am so lucky to have them in my life! 💜
"But when someone does wrong, when we make mistakes, we don’t say we’re sorry. We promise to make amends. 'Mati en sheva yelu.' This action will have no echo. It means we won’t repeat the same mistakes, that we won’t continue to do harm."
-- Leigh Bardugo
It may sound strange, but one of my resolutions going into next year is to apologize less. Let me explain.
As an Asian American, I was raised to be self critical, always looking for what was less than perfect in myself in hopes to continuously improve and make my parents proud. Even after my parents were no longer looming over me, pushing me to succeed, I still maintained a habit of picking at every single one of my shortcomings and apologizing profusely for each one. To their credit, in a progressive move away from tradition, my parents switched their attitude and started encouraging me to seek out happiness and contentment over success and wealth. I will always be thankful for that switch, because it led me to know the value of balancing self care with my hardcore work ethic.
For those of us that are people pleasers, it comes natural to apologize for everything we don't do quite right, but I've come to realize that aside from times where you accidentally cause someone great harm, apologizing is not a useful action. People make mistakes and failing is part of the process to achieve. There's no need for so many sorry's along the way. The best policy is to be accountable for your actions, but be forward thinking instead of regret focused. So now, I try to avoid apologizing for my mistakes and instead own up to them and immediately present my plans to remediate or make amends.
In acroyoga, I was taught to replace my sorry's with high fives. It was a funny thing to do at first, but I quickly realized what was happening. Sorry's are negative and are focused on the past. High fives are positive, allowing you to accept what's happened, acknowledge the good with the bad that came from it, learn from it, and move forward.
Apologize less, regret less, and fear disappointing others less, so that you can keep improving and moving forward.
I had a fan fuckin tastic night of acro. Thank you to all the people who worked with me, who gave me tips, who spotted and pulled lines.
This is the amazing @oliveferracro standing on my hands with help and spotting from @glen.acro who will be so, so missed.