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Don’t forget to give yourself permission to play. Laugh. Breath. Fall. Do it again. 

I totally fell over today doing handstands on the pier. Fell over, laughed at (and BTW by) myself, and got back up & tried it again. The more permission I gave myself the more creative my mind (and body) became. Before I knew what had happened, I found myself clearing a mental hurdle I’ve been eyeing for a while now. With every failure I come closer to finding my way to a solution both physically and mentally. It’s something I love about the practice of showing up for yourself. So be kind in your approach, and give yourself  permission to play. Yoga isn’t about perfection, it’s about the journey there. 

#PermissionToPlay #Yoga #RealYogaSelfie #Yogi #PlayingWithShapes #WarriorIII #HandstandVariation #3LeggedDownDog #LShapeHandstandWithALegLift #NotHashtaggingSanskritToday Zoom

Don’t forget to give yourself permission to play. Laugh. Breath. Fall. Do it again.

I totally fell over today doing handstands on the pier. Fell over, laughed at (and BTW by) myself, and got back up & tried it again. The more permission I gave myself the more creative my mind (and body) became. Before I knew what had happened, I found myself clearing a mental hurdle I’ve been eyeing for a while now. With every failure I come closer to finding my way to a solution both physically and mentally. It’s something I love about the practice of showing up for yourself. So be kind in your approach, and give yourself permission to play. Yoga isn’t about perfection, it’s about the journey there.

#PermissionToPlay #Yoga #RealYogaSelfie #Yogi #PlayingWithShapes #WarriorIII #HandstandVariation #3LeggedDownDog #LShapeHandstandWithALegLift #NotHashtaggingSanskritToday

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What an awesome Birthday wish @Kellanlutz!! Happy Happy & let’s help!—> help abused kids #savinginnocence http://www.whosay.com/l/TqQ7YMjView more Deanna Brooks on WhoSay Zoom

What an awesome Birthday wish @Kellanlutz!! Happy Happy & let’s help!—> help abused kids #savinginnocence http://www.whosay.com/l/TqQ7YMj

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Do you know that the self can lift the self? We do it every day when we simply stand. But then there’s that time when I was in a completely different environment & new territory and suddenly fear and doubt consumed me.

I remember the first time I tried this transition. My brain said it wasn’t possible, so I borrowed my teachers faith.

I’ll never forget when she leaned down and simply said “You are stronger than you think.” So today and every day I remind myself “You are stronger than you think” and then my body remembers so my mind can relax.

I had to speed this up to fit the whole transition in. In real time I take as long as my body will let me, to carefully explore which parts of the body can lift itself, support itself.

#YouAreStrongerThanYouThink

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"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an
end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”
~T.S. Eliot
πŸ™ To my mentor group, my mentor @pranamaste & our 500 hour grad group. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Zoom

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an
end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”
~T.S. Eliot
πŸ™ To my mentor group, my mentor @pranamaste & our 500 hour grad group. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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I can not say thank you enough to the people in my life who are my props, my tools. Who have given me support, feedback, strength and encouragement. You guide me to truth, and in that, help me find peace and hope which I hope to share. I am inspired by your resilience, your kindness, your patience, your loving stern pushes, and gentle lifting when I was down. You’ve shared your houses, couches, food, pets, talents, friends, resources, ears, words, coffee, coffee, and more coffee with me, and so much more than I can ever imagine was even possible. It has not gone unnoticed. My heart has expanded 500 times over. I am more than grateful. And I am so much more, period. Finishing my final project & teaching today, I thought of each and everyone of you who are now part of this in me. You will always be a part of this in me. You all know who you are. You all are loved beyond measure. #Namaste Zoom

I can not say thank you enough to the people in my life who are my props, my tools. Who have given me support, feedback, strength and encouragement. You guide me to truth, and in that, help me find peace and hope which I hope to share. I am inspired by your resilience, your kindness, your patience, your loving stern pushes, and gentle lifting when I was down. You’ve shared your houses, couches, food, pets, talents, friends, resources, ears, words, coffee, coffee, and more coffee with me, and so much more than I can ever imagine was even possible. It has not gone unnoticed. My heart has expanded 500 times over. I am more than grateful. And I am so much more, period. Finishing my final project & teaching today, I thought of each and everyone of you who are now part of this in me. You will always be a part of this in me. You all know who you are. You all are loved beyond measure. #Namaste

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This body is not me. I am not caught in this body. I am life without boundaries. I have never been born, and I shall never die.
Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars, manifestations of my wondrous true mind.
Since before time, I have been free.
Birth and death are only doors through which we pass, sacred thresholds on our journey.
Birth and death are just a game of hide and seek.
So laugh with me,
Hold my hand,
Let us say goodbye,
Say goodbye, to meet again soon.
We meet today.
We will meet again tomorrow.
We will meet at the source at every moment.
We meet each other in all forms of life

Translation of a Chant from a sutra written by the Buddha

Lost my last living grandparent to a horrible diesease that robed her of basic abilities and memories. This following the loss of 3 of my uncles and aunts all within the last few months. Then I found out about another death of a young friend, mother, and coworker. In reconciling my feelings about them all, I remembered this beautiful Sutra from the Budda that is often chanted in meditation. Saw it as fitting to share with whomever finds comfort or poetry or resonance in it.Β 

This is the big circle that we all are in. Hi, Hello, and Welcome. I will carry you in my heart. This is how I, you, all of us affect the world. You do matter. I’m choosing to give you meaning. Everything affects everything. Nothing affects everything.Β 

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Help me pay it forward & RT, visit, support! β€πŸ™ Most amazing person/Biz ever Canine Canteen helped me w/yesterday’s rescue.  (at Canine Canteen 206 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ) Zoom

Help me pay it forward & RT, visit, support! β€πŸ™ Most amazing person/Biz ever Canine Canteen helped me w/yesterday’s rescue. (at Canine Canteen 206 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ)

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How many drafts does it take?

Haven’t done much writing here in a while & popped my head for a bit for what I realized is my normal routine:

-post thought to work on in a draft format
-scroll thru faves to play a little catchup
-like a bunch of them
-go back to drafts to see if anything is close to something I want to publish
-erase drafts that are absurd thoughts I must have written while drinking
-eventually realize that today is a twitter and or IG day & leave it at that.

So I’m just curious. How many drafts are sitting in your draft folder? I have 33.

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“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”   ― Confucius Zoom

β€œWherever you go, go with all your heart.” ― Confucius

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Check out my friend @jeffgarlin’s New Movie Dealin’ with Idiots trailer and see if you can spot me! http://yhoo.it/1347lR7Should you feel like being entertained or even playing “spot Deanna’s assets and wonderful improve skills” (aka Jackie the Chocolatier) then be sure to hit up one of the following theaters beginning in Chitown!Here’s the opening schedule:CHICAGOFriday, July 12Music Box Theatre 3733 N Southport AveChicago, IL 60613http://www.musicboxtheatre.comNEW YORK CITYWednesday, July 17IFC Center 323 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, NY 10014http://www.ifccenter.comLOS ANGELESFriday, July 19Sundance Cinemas8000 W Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90046https://www.sundancecinemas.com/sunset_showtimes.htmlView more Deanna Brooks on WhoSay Zoom

Check out my friend @jeffgarlin’s New Movie Dealin’ with Idiots trailer and see if you can spot me! http://yhoo.it/1347lR7

Should you feel like being entertained or even playing “spot Deanna’s assets and wonderful improve skills” (aka Jackie the Chocolatier) then be sure to hit up one of the following theaters beginning in Chitown!

Here’s the opening schedule:

CHICAGO
Friday, July 12
Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com

NEW YORK CITY
Wednesday, July 17
IFC Center
323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10014
http://www.ifccenter.com

LOS ANGELES
Friday, July 19
Sundance Cinemas
8000 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
https://www.sundancecinemas.com/sunset_showtimes.html

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