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