trying to channel some of this zen watching the @dodgers game tonight! 🧘🏼♀️considering i’ve yelled at the tv (watching by myself 😬) the last two games, i’ll need all the assistance i can get... + you can help! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
for every comment below, i’ll do that many sun salutations between innings! you can leave a ⚾️, a 🏉, a 🍻 if you want to get blocked (just kidding 😉), tag a friend, tell me about your day, the choice is yours!
alright, help a yogi out in 3...2...1... 👇🏻
Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud. Both suffering and happiness are of an organic nature, which means they are both transitory; they are always changing. The flower, when it wilts, becomes the compost. The compost can help grow a flower again. Happiness is also organic and impermanent by nature. It can become suffering and suffering can become happiness again.
With yoga you can always push yourself to another level, you can become stronger, more flexible, more stable, more more more more. But if you don’t know how enjoy exactly where you are now and if you are always looking for more then you are chasing a mystery goal. Set yourself goals and work hard to achieve them, but celebrate your progress and your body and yourself EVERYDAY ✨focus on your internal progress as that is where all the magic happens ✨
Yoga for Abs 💪🏼 These are some of my favorite yoga poses that help build core strength. You can practice all of these poses in under 10 minutes - which is perfect for busy days! #fitgoalsec @maryochsner
🤔Quick question... Are these videos helpful? If so, I’d be happy to make more! Let me know what you would like to see in a dm or comments 🤗💕
🐶DOWNWARD DOG CRUNCH: This move is 🔥! I twist from side to side bringing my knee towards the right elbow and then the left. Do 5-10 rounds each side!
🦋BALANCING TABLE CRUNCH: Lift through the belly and low abs and when you tuck, arch your back like Cat Pose. Don’t forget to breathe! Aim for 5-10 tucks on each side.
🦄SIDE PLANK: More 🔥! Keep the hips lifted up, engage the feet & legs. (OPTIONAL) You can lift the top leg up for extra challenge. 👋🏼 Hold for 30 seconds (or dare I say a full minute 🤭) on each side!
🐱HIGH PLANK TO LOW PLANK: All muscles are engaged keeping your body flat like a plank. Flow between high plank (like a push-up) and low plank (on your elbows). Breathe & flow for 30 seconds to a minute!
🐳 HIGH BOAT TO LOW BOAT: Start in boat pose. Always keep the spine straight. It’s better to have a straight spine and bent knees. Flow for 1 minute.
🐲LOWBOAT KICKS: Keep breathing, hug the low back into the mat and kick for 30 seconds to a minute.
🌺BALANCING TABLE SEQUENCE: Keep the belly engaged as you flow through the motions.
🙌🏼 REMEMBER: Rest when you need it, breathe in all the poses & have fun 🔥🔥🔥 up those abs!
👥Tag a friend who would enjoy our tips!
@bestyoga @yogafeature @yoga.tutorials @inflexibleyogis @yogalooksgood @yogapractice @howtopracticeyoga @yogagoals @yogastrike @yogacertified @yoga.vids @yoga @yoga.day.every @yogaselfpractice @worldofyoga @yogspiration @yoga_digest @halonayoga @yoga.tuts
Some days are harder than others. Right?
Some days I can stay in a #pincha some days I’m just in a #dolphinpose . 😊🐬 Our body is changing constantly, every moment, every day we feel different. Just be gentle to yourself, you are doing the best you can ♥️
“Once you forgive yourself, the self-rejection in your mind is over, self-acceptance begins, and self-love will grow so strong... that you will finally accept yourself just the way you are. Thats the beginning of a free human. Forgiveness is the key.”
Don Miguel Ruiz
Happy Monday everyone! What are you going to manifest this week?
I’d love to hear please!
These alosoft seamless moto leggings are life!!! Excited as ever for the holiday line to drop! @aloyoga
I’m a “people-pleaser.” I have an extremely hard time telling people “no,” even when I know I want to/should say no.
I just don’t want to let anyone down or seem uptight; plus, if I can help, why not??
Because only putting others first suggests that I will always come second. Help when you can (and want) to, but learn how to say no, also💛 #DancersPose
Want Stronger Arm Balances?
(🤦🏻♀️ Can we pause here & ponder what a silly question that is????)
Ok, so we all do, right?
One element that is crucial to develop is 💪🏼 Bent Arm Strength
Chaturanga is an obvious pose to work on. Almost every arm balance is based on this power pose. I have done a few tutorials on this pose so I won’t repeat myself .. too much 😉 But this —- Alignment is QUEEN! Don’t mess around with a pose that you repeat with such frequency!
👁browse #CeCeYogaTutorials for the whole Chat lecture .. errr party👁
🙅🏻♀️ Moment of Yoga Truth? My shoulders get cranky if I do too many chaturangas - even with picture perfect form. Happily there are other effective poses!
Slide 2 shows some of my faves ::
🔸 bent knee chaturanga
🔸 funky chaturanga
🔸 forearm side plank
🔸 headstand tuck (bonus core work!)
🔸 wide angle chaturanga
Consider this a bonus post for #TriYogaSchool October — headed toward Astavakrasana/8 Angle Pose
❤️ you are welcome!
The derivation of this word is from the Latin ‘autumnus’, which is thought to be influenced by ‘auctus’, meaning ‘enriched’, but the ultimate origin is unclear.
With its beautifully vivid colours this season brings, my mind automatically associates Autumn with ‘change’. But change can have positive as well as negative connotations. I much prefer the interpretation of enriched; i.e. to add great value to. I choose to see change as an opportunity for growth - a desirable increase in value.
On the mat this week:
• Power Yoga, @bloklondon Shoreditch, 4-5pm
• Power Yoga, @moveyourframe Shoreditch, 6.45-7.45am
• Dynamic Vinyasa, @bloklondon Shoreditch, 10-11am
• Hot Yoga 45, @another_spacelondon Bank, 1215-1pm
• Dynamic Vinyasa, @yogarisepeckham, 7-8.30pm
• Hot Dynamic, @breezeyoga_, 8.15-9.30pm
• Dynamic Vinyasa, @yogarisepeckham, 8.30-9.30am
• Power Yoga, @bloklondon Shoreditch, 1215-1.15pm
• Power Yoga, @bloklondon Shoreditch, 4-5pm
• Dynamic Vinyasa, @kindredyogalife, 6.15-7.15pm
• FREE YOGA, @lululemonuk Westfield (Shepherd’s Bush), 10-11am (first come, first mat)
• Hot Yoga 45, @another_spacelondon Bank, 1215-1pm
📸: the awesome @rix.official 🙌🏽🙏🏽😊
Inspired by @bendybree 😊
Happy Monday friends!
It was still dark outside when I woke up this morning and it's looking like a grey gloomy day ahead so I'm going to go ahead and share this sunrise from a couple of weeks ago in an effort to cheer myself, and hopefully you, up ☺️💛
Yoga wise, I'm not leading any classes this week because I'm off to Spain to run our lovely lovely retreat 😁
But don't panic my dear friends because I've got loads of exciting things coming 😉
I'll be sharing it all in my newsletter soon so make sure you're subscribed! If you'd like to get on the list either head to my website and signup or DM me and I'll add you 💛
Acro standing titanic washing machine - titanic to sit on shoulder to high lift with wide leg grab to handstand on thigh and then come back to titanic. Each pose can be practiced individually first and then link them together. It’s the first time Alex basing this sequence and he learned it in 20 minutes in @superdaveyoga acro yoga class this weekend!
I had no idea I could even do this before I starting doing it. I’ve always wanted to lift my leg in splits but never tried 🤷♀️ until right here and this magical photo happened ✨
Thank you 📸 @tridentvisions for capturing it 😊
Balancing asana poses are one of the best things you can do for your brain.
Neuroplasticity keeps the brain supple and young.
While enhancing higher brain function.
Studies have shown that challenges to your coordination, agility and balance actually rewire your brain.
i found the words i love you
hidden in grey skies
with a chance of rain,
and when you reached
out to me i showed you
all of my colours–
that was the first
time anyone stopped and
listened to what i had to say.
but there's something you should know...
my eyes are the size of
i'm sorry, and if you aren't sure
what that means,
hold on to forgiveness a
little bit longer,
because i promise you,
i'll need t̶o̶ ̶b̶o̶r̶r̶o̶w̶ it soon.
i was born chasing
the wrong things at
the right time–
there is no storm i haven't
met with an open heart,
and no matter the disaster
it makes out of me, i stay
to pick up the damage with
my bare hands because
it brings me closer to
the parts i need
to leave behind.
just like yesterday.
i have always had trouble
believing in the future, but
you showed me how to love
the sound of tomorrow. there is
nothing more beautiful than
the promise of another day
with someone that gives you
just enough room to grow.
Come share space with me this week on Tuesday @ 10:30 am and Friday @ 12 pm only at @somavida ✨
@worldofyoga @yogacertified @yogafeature @yogadailyart @yoga @yogalooksgood @yogainspiration @yogastrike @yogatutorials @yogatips @yogaquotesdaily @thefityogitrainer @inflexibleyogis @flexible @flexibleyogis
🍂Happy Sunday lovely Yogis, It's already day 6, time flies so fast 🍁🍁🍁🤗 Welcome to Day 6 of #OctoberIsCalming#octoberyogachallenge 🍁 🍁🍂 today we have #pashimottanasana , please never force yourself into a forward bend, especially when sitting on the floor. Coming forward, as soon as you feel the space between your pubis and navel shortening, stop, lift up slightly, and lengthen again. Often, because of tightness in the backs of the legs, a beginner's forward bend doesn't go very far forward and might look more like sitting up straight. #pashimottanasana calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.Stretches the spine, shoulders, hamstrings.Stimulates the liver, kidneys, ovaries, and uterusImproves digestionHelps relieve the symptoms of menopause and menstrual discomfort. Therapeutic for high blood pressure, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis. Traditional texts say that Paschimottanasana increases appetite, reduces obesity, and cures diseases. If you want more inspiration, go and check my beautiful co host post to 🤗. 🍁🍁Your hosts:🍁🍁 @iwona_yoga
@_maryoga . 🍁🍁Our generous Sponsors:🍁🍁 @vayumudra
@omstarsofficial Don't forget to claim your free months trial with our sponsor @omstarofficial using the code OCTOBERISCALMING 🎉🎉🎉🎉💓💓💓💓 .
List of Postures:
1🍁padmasana & Nadi shodana (pranayama) ✔️ 2🍁half Surya namaskar & uttanasana
3🍁warrior 2 & humble warrior✔️ 4🍁garudasana & warrior 3 with eagle arms✔️ 5🍁seated twist & Gomukhasana✔️ 6🍁dandasana & pashimottanasana ✔️ 7🍁fish pose & supported bridge pose
8🍁reclined hero &savasana or prone savasana 🍁
I am wearing @shivamalas and and @moonchildyogawear... To join our challenge make sure you : 🍁Follow all of the hosts and sponsors. 🍁 Repost this flyer and tag three friends to join in. 🍁Post a photo or video each day. 🍁 Tag all hosts and sponsors in all your posts. 🍁ENJOY.
Sirsanana is so much fun once you become friends with it and has a lot of health benefits as well. My favourite one is that the inverted position increases blood flow to the scalp and flushes fresh nutrients and oxygen to the face, creating a glowing effect on the skin and decreasing onset of grey hair. 🙊 😁
Whatever your reason may be for doing it, mental or physical, internal or external, big or small, it is your own body; stay fit, healthy and motivated. 😊 ❤️
Wiggling my way into a split 🤣🤪...I usually focus on firstly finding my balance, then I bend the leg that I’m standing on and slowly lift my other leg up (whilst keeping my knee bent the whole time) - it is only once I have my other leg up and I’m comfortable that I focus on straightening my standing leg. That’s just how I do it and what I find works for me ... what tips do you guys have for a standing split?
The play between balance, strength and flexibility continues ... this evening I was attempting my standing split but without any hands on the floor - harder than it looks, and a great way to step up your balance game... I encourage you guys to try it! If you do tag me or let me know how you got on 😊
Great way to not only test your balance but to improve it. Try both of these at home and hold it for at least five breaths. If your balancing leg is shaking whilst doing it, just stay where you are and do your best to hold the pose for few breaths. The more you do it the less your leg will shake and the better your balance will get. And remember this is an active pose so engage your core, your legs and your arms. Happy balancing! ⚖️