I joined Instagram in May 2015 and you can check out all my recent yoga and dance photos on my account @gracelingyu.
July 2014 – Photos Taken by James Yu in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
A little bit tough on the hands when you’re balancing on a rough and slippery rock!
Yoga on vacation is necessary when you have beautiful surroundings!
Hello hello! I love vacation!
One of my favorite photos because the tide swept in perfectly to surround the rock I was on!
April 2014 – Photos Taken by James Yu in San Francisco, California
It’s easy to keep your head lifted when there’s pigeon poop right in front of your face!
Trying to be vertical with the building behind!
“Please don’t fall into the fountain, please don’t fall into the fountain…”
Love the view of the buildings from Yerba Buena Center!
It’s never too young to start yoga!
August 2014 – Photos Taken by James Yu in Hamilton Island, Australia
Appreciating beautiful Australia skies in Extended side angle.
Warrior 2 with nothing but beautiful water and islands in front of my gaze…
Taking a chance with Crow-on-a-cliff!
April 2013 – Photos Taken by Shannon West in Pasadena, CA
I see you. I honor you. I respect you.
You have to take a “Jumping Picture” everywhere you go. Why not in a beautiful blooming Spring Garden?
Arms and legs can be interchangeable =)
Just another tree sprouting from the ground =)
Note to self: Forearm balance on a sandy/rocky/gravel-y path is not pleasant on the forearms…
There’s nothing like being able to meditate upside down (even when your head hurts a bit on the stone…).
You can see my “third eye!”
At any moment in our lives, there is always something we can smile about.
These bars were too hard to resist “striking a pose.”
Dancer Pose: grounding down, reaching forward, and stretching up.
Trying to match the angle of the tree behind me!
Standing and back-bending at the same time… takes a lot of effort!
Honoring the gift of movement.
Cherry blossoms are my favorite springtime flowers!
I like making up my own yoga poses. This one is Upside Down Forward Fold Hanging From a Wobbly Tree Branch.
My first real “headshot” photo.
I’d love to have this bench setting in my backyard…
Finding a bit of peace and serenity in nature.
An arm and leg hold variation in Balancing Half Moon.
My toes used to touch my head so effortlessly… when I was 3 years old.
Love love love arm balances! Great for the core, upper body, and mentally challenging.
March 2013 – Photos Taken by David Heisler in Van Nuys, CA
One of my favorite handstand leg variations – the double stag.
Getting ready to film my first DVD shoot for Peak 10 Cardio Strength Remix!
August 2011 – Photos Taken By Picture People in San Jose, CA
8 months pregnant and still practicing yoga!
Babies like to be right-side up =)
8 months pregnant variation of Pigeon Pose.
July 2011 – Photos Taken By Mr. Liu in Campbell, CA
Who said you shouldn’t do inversions when you’re pregnant?
Double camel pose with Eagle arms.
A pair of pigeons with their proud mama!
Babies almost kissing (or mamas…).
Lisa Liu (8 months pregnant) and I (7 months pregnant) practiced yoga with Sherry Han to stay healthy!
A little bit of Acro Yoga with Sherry Han.
Acro-Yoga – flying like superman!
January 2011 – Photos Taken By James Yu in Cupertino, CA
Upward Facing Dog is the perfect angle for this climbing ladder!
Scorpion forearm balance on the lunch tables.
Although I’m smiling here, balancing in the splits on that rail was nerve-racking!
Headstands work in every setting =)
I wouldn’t recommend trying Bakasana Crow Pose on top of the monkey bars…