I mean... How much fun are these? 🙈
I did mine using tripod arms ( people usually find themselves more stable in this variation of headstands are new to you). Make sure most your weight is in your shoulders and core ( ENGAGE!) Once your feet leave the ground your tight core should help your legs move with a bit of ease. But if it doesn't feel right, don't worry you can skip headstand 👍.
Why are you so hard? There is definitely no "float" or ease on that sucker. If you have some decent shoulder flexibility, these my be your jam 🙃.
My favorite of the 3! I add these to the cardio circuit classes I teach... And everyone loves it 😝. I kinda played with kicking up closer to a straight handstand towards the end, so that's an option for ya 👍. Make sure you check out @Amyyogamomof3 for all the tips and instructions.
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I’m such a huge fan of arugula. The texture holds up to anything and I love the peppery taste. I throw it on a plate with a little olive oil, sea salt, and pepper, and top it with whatever I have. This salad I added dates, walnuts, blueberries, cranberries, kiwi, and avocado. #sogood 🥝🥑🥗🌱🌿
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. -Nikola Tesla
Today I was bathed in vibration that was so wonderfully whole that it massaged my bones, tickled my soul and balanced my brain’s hemispheres. Crystal bowls were played for just under an hour in a building built with no metal, just solid beautiful wood, and arranged in a way that the acoustics are perfect; the only building in the world to achieve these acoustics. The energy was indescribable, the journey was incredible and the result was pure bliss. This photo was taken right after coming out of meditation when I felt absolutely complete, and I think the sparkle in my eyes shares the state I was in. ✨✨✨ A huge thank you to my amazingly thoughtful husband who booked this surprise experience for me months ago and kept it a secret right up until the moment we pulled up to this rare, wonderful place. 💕
“Every night I used to pray that I’d find my people, and finally I did on the open road.
We had nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore, except to make our lives into a work of art.” - @lanadelrey
This is my kind of snowga, with all my clothing on cos it’s freezing cold. I don’t know how you guys do it!!! We left Vancouver today and took a long 8hr drive up to Jasper. What a ride! It’s even colder here and we are going snowboarding tomorrow. God bless me.
Hoping to catch a glimpse of the northern lights in the next few nights here in the mountains but it’s all based on luck with that 🌌. Hope your week has been swell!!! Lots of cold hugs xx
Have been taking so many studio classes lately, my home practice has been pretty much non-existent so skipped my workout today to practice yoga at home instead and it was just what I needed 💕
“If at any point of the practice you feel like you need to stop, have a rest and drink some water do so. We don’t want to push so much or incur any injury here because yoga is supposed to be healing”, was what I said in my first ever yoga video I made and shared on YouTube and in my first community class.
In my class I teach my students to focus on body awareness, what feels good and what doesn’t, discovering their strengths and weaknesses and accept them. Self-acceptance is key. And from there work to where you want to be mentally, physically & spiritually while honouring your instincts, what your body feels and modify accordingly. This has been my approach to myself in my personal practice 3 years ago and this is also my approach to my students. It has been and it will always be inshaAllah.
It is patience, acceptance and self love. Your fancy poses will come BUT now you gotta make sure your basic posture is correct (so as to avoid injury and to get the basics right so your practice will be stronger and safer), your breathing is mindful & although you are not yet doing the fancy poses - know that your mind and body is really building strength and flexibility for you to do the advanced poses safely and before you know it, you found yourself doing it effortlessly later.
So, keep at your practice, be patient, honouring what you feel, if it doesn’t feel good and you feel like you are not ready yet for that fancy pose, then don’t - have a safe practice ok.
Day 5 of #tshopeandhealing
Please join us for our 9 day Yoga Gives Back #yogachallenge from February 19th in lieu of prizes Snap Fitness Tarpon Springs will make a donation to the Hope Center for every pose posted with the hashtag #tsHopeandHealing The Hope Center is a new outreach program of the Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center that seeks to provide shower, a laundry facility, and hot meals to homeless individual, families and the elderly in our community. Our goal is to raise $1000 by 3/31 !
How to be a part of our hope and healing challenge:
If you would prefer to make a donation in lieu of posting or in addition to, you can click the link to the Facebook fundraising page:
Day 1: warrior 1 ✔️
Day 2: tree pose ✔️
Day 3: warrior 2 ✔️
Day 4: Triangle ✔️
Day 5: Bound side angle ✔️
Day 6: chair pose
Day 7: hand to big toe
Day 8: Dancer Pose
Day 9: yogi squat/ Malasana
I have been slacking hard on posting the past few days 😅 but that’s only because I’ve been working on a new (secret) project for my amazing yogis at @omologyyoga 🤫 Watch this space next week for all the deets! March is gonna be a fun month ☺️🙌🏼
In other news, here’s a glimpse of my equally neglected backbend practice from earlier this week. It felt safe good to run through some much needed ❤️ openers. Forever trying to slow down and smooth-out my transition dropping back and lifting back to standing 😌🙏🏻
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Day 3 of #TheYogaBrain is Body Learning .
When I started practicing yoga I couldn't do camel pose. It took me months! When the instructor would say camel I would panic. When I would try to come into it I would get dizzy, nauseas and emotional. That all passed with time. Somewhere along the way backbends became my happy place. If you would have shown me this picture of #Kapotasana 7 years ago I would have laughed and told you it wasn't me. Backbends have taught me so much about what I'm capable of accomplishing through yoga and breath. I haven't always been bendy, I've worked for every inch of flexibility I have. I'm hoping to bring that same learning into other areas of my practice ❤ .
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Since I’m resting my back tonight and can’t post any new challenge pics, and since it is Friday, I decided to post a few #yogafailfriday videos instead. The first one is getting all tangled in my trapeze last week, the second is last night when my finger somehow got stuck on the mat when I tried to come down off the wall and got all bent over, causing me to fall out of the handstand and bruise my foot on the floor (and may have contributed to my sore back today 😬) and the last one was my attempt at this vision of a beautiful handstand at the rock quarry, with a nice city view in the background, but this was the reality. 😆 The railing wasn’t tall enough to safely touch with my foot before all the people were coming our way, and I got nervous and never got it up. Oh well. Maybe next time. All the cool yoga pic ideas don’t always work out and that’s ok ☺️ Just ignore the kick up attempts and enjoy the view behind me 😜
Lately Being bad at something, is starting to be more exciting than being proficient or skilled in it. Let’s be honest; how much fun is it being the strongest everywhere you go? Or the most flexible? Or the best at this... and the best at that? Sure, it probably feels AMAZING on your ego, but after a while are you even doing the activity anymore for the sake of what it makes you feel, or because of how OTHERS make you feel? .
I’ll be honest, I’m NEVER the most flexible, or the strongest, or the best. I’m usually the most clumsy, awkward, and weak. This really used to get me down, and sometimes with things like climbing it still gets in my head and I’m embarrassed to climb in front of advanced climbers at the gym. But then I remind myself... being bad at something, just means I get more time to practice, I get more out of it, I get to make INCREDIBLE progress, and I get to see myself growing monumentally stronger.
Yeah I think I’d rather stay bad at things. .
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First time playing w compass pose and it was definitely challenging with all of the different elements (hips, hamstrings, shoulders, side body). But after a little while I found some ease. 🌖🌗🌘