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That awkward first time yoga feel when the teacher is busting your ass with cues when you are just standing still... your like WTF are they on about...haha so true...😂😂😂 Thursday Night Beginners Yoga Is on tomorrow night...🧘🏻‍♀️...first time Yogis are so welcome in this class, super basic and gentle yoga class... ☺️ 92 Korora Basin Rd, Korora 
6-7:30pm
$25
Please text Cat Reeves 0412854909 to reserve a spot

Namaste 🙏🏽🌻 @yogicat86 
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That awkward first time yoga feel when the teacher is busting your ass with cues when you are just standing still... your like WTF are they on about...haha so true...😂😂😂 Thursday Night Beginners Yoga Is on tomorrow night...🧘🏻‍♀️...first time Yogis are so welcome in this class, super basic and gentle yoga class... ☺️ 92 Korora Basin Rd, Korora 6-7:30pm $25 Please text Cat Reeves 0412854909 to reserve a spot Namaste 🙏🏽🌻 @yogicat86 #yoga  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogalife  #yogaforbeginners  #yogaflow  #beginneryoga  #yogateacher  #yogacues  #firsttimeyogi  #yogi  #yogini  #gentleyoga  #basicyoga  #yogaisgood  #yogajokes  #yogimemes  #tadasana  #mountainpose  #samasthiti  #youknowwhatimtalkingabout  #yogaglow  #startyoganow  #yogachallenge  #stepoutsideyourcomfortzone  #transformation  #grow  #yogajourney  #yogainspiration  #yogaposes  #yogadaily  #
What if you tried initiating movement from your bones rather than muscles? Without taking that statement too literally, try this side plank slide two different ways and notice what changes.

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First version: As you slide back in, activate your core muscles to help you move. Notice how that feels.

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Second version: Do the same movement but instead of thinking about your core, initiate the action of sliding back in from your ribs. Feel your ribs pulling in and up. Notice how that feels compared to the other variation.

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What I love about this kind of work is that the second version gets your entire core (and so much more) working as an effective unit without you even having to think about what your core muscles are doing. Your body responds to the action of the ribs and your core will respond accordingly. So simple. And for yoga teachers out there, it makes for a more effective and clear cue. No more need to say, “engage your core” ✨

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~~This is a clip from one of the newest classes in the Heart + Bones online studio. A 10 minute sequence of side slides and backside strength. Members, you’ll find that class, along with a 30 minute restorative class waiting for for you. If you’re not a member, go to the link in bio and check it out!~~ _
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What if you tried initiating movement from your bones rather than muscles? Without taking that statement too literally, try this side plank slide two different ways and notice what changes. _ First version: As you slide back in, activate your core muscles to help you move. Notice how that feels. _ Second version: Do the same movement but instead of thinking about your core, initiate the action of sliding back in from your ribs. Feel your ribs pulling in and up. Notice how that feels compared to the other variation. _ What I love about this kind of work is that the second version gets your entire core (and so much more) working as an effective unit without you even having to think about what your core muscles are doing. Your body responds to the action of the ribs and your core will respond accordingly. So simple. And for yoga teachers out there, it makes for a more effective and clear cue. No more need to say, “engage your core” ✨ _ ~~This is a clip from one of the newest classes in the Heart + Bones online studio. A 10 minute sequence of side slides and backside strength. Members, you’ll find that class, along with a 30 minute restorative class waiting for for you. If you’re not a member, go to the link in bio and check it out!~~ _ • _ #yogacues  #redefineyoga  #smartyoga  #yogateacher  #yogateachertips  #yogaanatomy  #onlineyoga  #onlineyogaclasses  #cellulardanceparty  #yogastrong  #yogasequence  #yogafit  #movementtherapy  #yogaalignment 
We can totally all relate to this one !!!
Practice today 
9:30 Twist & Flow with @irina.trutescu 
18:00 Vinyasa Flow with @floriana_hima 
19:15 Power Flow with @floriana_hima 
#Repost @namaste_af with @get_repost
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#NamasteAF #yogacues #yogateacherlife #whybaptisteyoga #healthylifestyle #novemberyogachallenge #baptisteyoga #yogachallenge #freeflowyogatirana
Le flow de la semaine 💚
Bakasana pic pose
Équilibre sur les mains 🤸‍♀️ Emboiter les genoux dans les aisselles, tenir cet engagement en ramenant le nombril à la colonne. 
Aspirer les talons vers les fessiers en engageant les ischios jambiers
Pousser et visser les mains dans le sol en protractant les épaules

Utiliser l'énergie du sol par de profondes inspirations et expirations pour élever la posture

Aujourd'hui 10h30 @lestudiobysporttobe  et 12h50 @safrantoulouse

#yogatoulouse #bakasana #lestudiobysporttobe #lestudiobeauzelle #yogabeauzelle #yogaeverywhere #yogapractise #yogawithaloyoga #yogyteam #yogy #yogateacher #cuesforbakasana #yogacues #yogaeveryday #yogawithlove #yogawithbreathe #findyourbalance #handstandaddict #handstandeverywhere #handstandpractice #babyhandstand
Le flow de la semaine 💚 Bakasana pic pose Équilibre sur les mains 🤸‍♀️ Emboiter les genoux dans les aisselles, tenir cet engagement en ramenant le nombril à la colonne. Aspirer les talons vers les fessiers en engageant les ischios jambiers Pousser et visser les mains dans le sol en protractant les épaules Utiliser l'énergie du sol par de profondes inspirations et expirations pour élever la posture Aujourd'hui 10h30 @lestudiobysporttobe et 12h50 @safrantoulouse #yogatoulouse  #bakasana  #lestudiobysporttobe  #lestudiobeauzelle  #yogabeauzelle  #yogaeverywhere  #yogapractise  #yogawithaloyoga  #yogyteam  #yogy  #yogateacher  #cuesforbakasana  #yogacues  #yogaeveryday  #yogawithlove  #yogawithbreathe  #findyourbalance  #handstandaddict  #handstandeverywhere  #handstandpractice  #babyhandstand 
Tuck my what? 🤔
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#NamasteAF #yogacues #yogateacherlife
For anyone who has been in class with me this week, and wondered what fashion plates are when I’ve been teaching upper body twists! It’s not an app..... 🤷🏻‍♀️
#yupiamold #fashionplates #abstractyogacues #yogacues #twists #asana #mymindisstrange #old #yoga #twisting
If cats taught and cued restorative yoga - 
In this pose, curl up into a C for cat 🐱
and go to sleep🐱
for 6 hours 🐱😴 #trueyoga #melbourneyoga #yogaaustralia #yinyoga #hathayoga #selfcare #yogagiggles #catyoga #restorativeyoga #judithhansonlasater #restandrestore #yogateacher #yogacues #blackcatsofinstagram
🧘🏽‍♀️ THEME OF THE MONTH: THE ABDOMINAL CORE 🧘🏽‍♀️ Awesome cue to help activate the TA (transverse abdominis). Read more of Balance My World’s cues. Link in bio (simply click on my Instagram name and you will find the direct link). #core #yoga #yogacues #yogainspiration
🧘🏽‍♀️ THEME OF THE MONTH: THE ABDOMINAL CORE 🧘🏽‍♀️ Awesome cue to help activate the TA (transverse abdominis). Read more of Balance My World’s cues. Link in bio (simply click on my Instagram name and you will find the direct link). #core  #yoga  #yogacues  #yogainspiration 
How you place your feet in bridge pose matters. People with knee pain know this. People with shorter arms relative to their torso know this. People with SI joint pain or lower back pain know this.

Placing your feet so that your shins are more or less vertical generally gives your glutes a better chance to turn on and create hip extension - which takes excess extension out of the sumbar spine. It's not bad to bend your lower back, but many bodies with tighter hips have a hard time accessing the glutes and hamstrings in general.

Teachers, check our your students in bridge. Are their better cues you can use to accommodate for all body types? I'd love to hear what cues you use or what you see if your students bodies in this pose. 💙 Nat

#bridgepose #setubandasarvangasana #yogateacher #yogaanatomy #anatomynerd #yogacues #bodyknowlege #yogaforeverybody #yogaforeveryone #yogaexplained  #smartyoga #yogavancouver #yogayvr #keeplearning
How you place your feet in bridge pose matters. People with knee pain know this. People with shorter arms relative to their torso know this. People with SI joint pain or lower back pain know this. Placing your feet so that your shins are more or less vertical generally gives your glutes a better chance to turn on and create hip extension - which takes excess extension out of the sumbar spine. It's not bad to bend your lower back, but many bodies with tighter hips have a hard time accessing the glutes and hamstrings in general. Teachers, check our your students in bridge. Are their better cues you can use to accommodate for all body types? I'd love to hear what cues you use or what you see if your students bodies in this pose. 💙 Nat #bridgepose  #setubandasarvangasana  #yogateacher  #yogaanatomy  #anatomynerd  #yogacues  #bodyknowlege  #yogaforeverybody  #yogaforeveryone  #yogaexplained  #smartyoga  #yogavancouver  #yogayvr  #keeplearning 
There are ways to get students into an asana, or yoga pose, with simply your words. It is often difficult, and not very effective, in my opinion, to always be on the mat demonstrating a pose without walking around the room to observe what your students are doing.

Your words serve as an extremely powerful tool when teaching a yoga class. As a matter of fact, one of the best lessons that I learned in my own teacher training was to utilize the power of my voice, and how to choose your words wisely, when being a leader in a yoga class. The link below brings you to my latest blog, which shows how I jotted down a few powerful, yet effective words to use when cueing specific poses. 
https://www.stamaste.com/blog-1 #yogacues #yogacuesthatworkanywhere #yogacues101 #stamaste #yogainthedistrict #yogaasana #yogaposes #dcyogateacher #dcyoga #yogateacher #yogateachervoice #dcteachertraining #dcmeditatation #mindfulliving
There are ways to get students into an asana, or yoga pose, with simply your words. It is often difficult, and not very effective, in my opinion, to always be on the mat demonstrating a pose without walking around the room to observe what your students are doing. Your words serve as an extremely powerful tool when teaching a yoga class. As a matter of fact, one of the best lessons that I learned in my own teacher training was to utilize the power of my voice, and how to choose your words wisely, when being a leader in a yoga class. The link below brings you to my latest blog, which shows how I jotted down a few powerful, yet effective words to use when cueing specific poses. https://www.stamaste.com/blog-1 #yogacues  #yogacuesthatworkanywhere  #yogacues101  #stamaste  #yogainthedistrict  #yogaasana  #yogaposes  #dcyogateacher  #dcyoga  #yogateacher  #yogateachervoice  #dcteachertraining  #dcmeditatation  #mindfulliving 
So much greatness this weekend. I love the technical aspects of biomechanics and the validity of exercise science research, but I also love the energetics and mysticism that surrounds human movement. There is so much that is unexplainable, so sometimes we just need to step back and observe.

Here we're practicing the art of observation. We're looking at how individuals move and how these tendencies show up across multiple poses.

Then, instead of trying to fix the poses through passive measures to meet some random aesthetic standard, we explore different cues and provide props with intent to develop an awareness around these tendencies to challenge the human in novel ways. What guides our choices is an exploration into the purpose of the poses (something I think most of us have never been challenged to do).
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In my last post, I was asked to explain what we were looking at. Unfortunately the nuance is diluted when it's explained in a caption. It requires observation of an actual human, doubt, uncertainty, curiosity, and feedback from the human in front of you. I hope this leaves those of you inquiring with a sense of interest and awe, not frustration. See you all in a course soon? 🤓🤓🤓
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📷: @lisaferskaff 💛💛💛
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#yogabiomechanics #yogaanatomy #yogaprops #yogacues #yogateacher #yoga #yogaed #yoganerd #yogageek #neverstoplearning #questioneverything #yogaeducation #julesmitchellyoga #julesyoga #warrior2 #virabhadrasana2 #catcow #orisit #cowcat #YTT #insidejoke #300hrytt
So much greatness this weekend. I love the technical aspects of biomechanics and the validity of exercise science research, but I also love the energetics and mysticism that surrounds human movement. There is so much that is unexplainable, so sometimes we just need to step back and observe. Here we're practicing the art of observation. We're looking at how individuals move and how these tendencies show up across multiple poses. Then, instead of trying to fix the poses through passive measures to meet some random aesthetic standard, we explore different cues and provide props with intent to develop an awareness around these tendencies to challenge the human in novel ways. What guides our choices is an exploration into the purpose of the poses (something I think most of us have never been challenged to do). . In my last post, I was asked to explain what we were looking at. Unfortunately the nuance is diluted when it's explained in a caption. It requires observation of an actual human, doubt, uncertainty, curiosity, and feedback from the human in front of you. I hope this leaves those of you inquiring with a sense of interest and awe, not frustration. See you all in a course soon? 🤓🤓🤓 . . 📷: @lisaferskaff 💛💛💛 . . #yogabiomechanics  #yogaanatomy  #yogaprops  #yogacues  #yogateacher  #yoga  #yogaed  #yoganerd  #yogageek  #neverstoplearning  #questioneverything  #yogaeducation  #julesmitchellyoga  #julesyoga  #warrior2  #virabhadrasana2  #catcow  #orisit  #cowcat  #YTT  #insidejoke  #300hrytt 
Dear yoga teachers: please stop cuing your students to always draw the shoulders down & back. Thank you!
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Repost by @cirque_physio
#CIRCUSMYTH: engaged shoulders are ALWAYS down and back!! Spoiler- this is NOT always true ❌ 
Alright - question  for y’all. When your arms are overhead- whether you’re hanging from an apparatus, in a handstand, or stretching, what position are your shoulders in 💪? Are they down and back? Neutral? Up by your ears? Many of us use “shoulders down and back” as our cue for any overhead movement. However, this is actually *not* the optimal position for your rotator cuff- especially if you’re bearing weight in that posture (hanging, handstands). To help you understand why, here’s a quick biomechanics lesson. 🤓⠀⠀
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For full and optimal shoulder overhead range of motion, you need 60 degrees of upward rotation from your scapula, and 120 from the actual ball-and-socket joint (glenohumeral joint). When both of these contribute as they should, and all involved muscles work properly, it keeps the rotator cuff in optimal alignment so it can best protect your shoulder from injury. 💪⠀⠀
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NOW- back to arms-overhead cueing: if you think “shoulders down and back,” you’re working against proper shoulder mechanics, and taking the scapula completely out of the equation. This forces the glenohumeral joint to produce more motion than it’s meant to, and does a few undesirable things: 1️⃣ brings your rotator cuff tendons into contact with the top of your scapula, potentially leading to impingement and rotator cuff tears  2️⃣ forces your elbows, wrists, and forearms to do more work, since your rotator cuff can’t contribute as much as it should when its being impinged.⠀⠀
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SO, what is the best overhead position⁉️It depends on what you’re doing, but the safe range is from the halfway point of a shoulder shrug, to fully extended (shoulders to ears).…basically, the complete opposite of “shoulders down and back!” Additionally, elbow pits should be facing each other, to promote slight shoulder external rotation. This position is where your shoulders are happiest and strongest 🙌⠀
Dear yoga teachers: please stop cuing your students to always draw the shoulders down & back. Thank you! • • • • • Repost by @cirque_physio #CIRCUSMYTH : engaged shoulders are ALWAYS down and back!! Spoiler- this is NOT always true ❌ Alright - question for y’all. When your arms are overhead- whether you’re hanging from an apparatus, in a handstand, or stretching, what position are your shoulders in 💪? Are they down and back? Neutral? Up by your ears? Many of us use “shoulders down and back” as our cue for any overhead movement. However, this is actually *not* the optimal position for your rotator cuff- especially if you’re bearing weight in that posture (hanging, handstands). To help you understand why, here’s a quick biomechanics lesson. 🤓⠀⠀ ⠀ For full and optimal shoulder overhead range of motion, you need 60 degrees of upward rotation from your scapula, and 120 from the actual ball-and-socket joint (glenohumeral joint). When both of these contribute as they should, and all involved muscles work properly, it keeps the rotator cuff in optimal alignment so it can best protect your shoulder from injury. 💪⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ NOW- back to arms-overhead cueing: if you think “shoulders down and back,” you’re working against proper shoulder mechanics, and taking the scapula completely out of the equation. This forces the glenohumeral joint to produce more motion than it’s meant to, and does a few undesirable things: 1️⃣ brings your rotator cuff tendons into contact with the top of your scapula, potentially leading to impingement and rotator cuff tears 2️⃣ forces your elbows, wrists, and forearms to do more work, since your rotator cuff can’t contribute as much as it should when its being impinged.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ SO, what is the best overhead position⁉️It depends on what you’re doing, but the safe range is from the halfway point of a shoulder shrug, to fully extended (shoulders to ears).…basically, the complete opposite of “shoulders down and back!” Additionally, elbow pits should be facing each other, to promote slight shoulder external rotation. This position is where your shoulders are happiest and strongest 🙌⠀
On the eve of centenary celebration of B.K.S Iyengar birth, @zubinzarthoshtimanesh shares a peek into inspiring life journey of Guruji...Read full article @ https://t.co/QY9Q56GHGw
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Forever a student.  Thankful I have a place and community that encourages me to continue to evolve as a student and a teacher.
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I spent last night listening.  I’ll say it again.  I spent last night listening.
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I was listening to a teacher cue students. I was listening to the way a teacher speaks into her students. I was listening to a teacher serve a community.  I was listening to hear the breath of others.
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I was able to take practices away from this listening exercise that will help me to refine my own teaching.  The journey continues.
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We have to evolve in order to grow and we can grow together.
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#yogaasana #yogateachers #yogateacherlife #community #agivingpractice #mentalfitness #gratitude #yogacues #foreverastudent #yogabasics #cincinnati #cincy #ohio
Forever a student. Thankful I have a place and community that encourages me to continue to evolve as a student and a teacher. . I spent last night listening. I’ll say it again. I spent last night listening. . I was listening to a teacher cue students. I was listening to the way a teacher speaks into her students. I was listening to a teacher serve a community. I was listening to hear the breath of others. . I was able to take practices away from this listening exercise that will help me to refine my own teaching. The journey continues. . We have to evolve in order to grow and we can grow together. . #yogaasana  #yogateachers  #yogateacherlife  #community  #agivingpractice  #mentalfitness  #gratitude  #yogacues  #foreverastudent  #yogabasics  #cincinnati  #cincy  #ohio 
The cue “relax your shoulders” is often mistaken for disengagement in the neck and arms. Instead, one can think of this cue as finding balance; we must relax in an area that often gives us a lot of tension so that we can better send our energy and attention to another area that gives us strength... something that can also apply to our lives!  #yoga #yogateacher #yogacues #harfordcountyyoga
The cue “relax your shoulders” is often mistaken for disengagement in the neck and arms. Instead, one can think of this cue as finding balance; we must relax in an area that often gives us a lot of tension so that we can better send our energy and attention to another area that gives us strength... something that can also apply to our lives! #yoga  #yogateacher  #yogacues  #harfordcountyyoga 
TEACHER CUES can be life changing or rather 'asana' changing. Chaturanga Dandasana never came easy to me. My hips always used to sink to the floor and my upper body would collapse into the floor when I bent my elbows. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ When a teacher cued me to shift my weight forward on the balls of my feet, this changed everything.  Of course I still had to work on core strength and arm strength, but my form in this asana has improved immensely...to the point where I can do a one-footed chaturanga (not that I'm showing off). 🌻🌻🌻🌻 There is always something to work on in yoga and that is the beauty of it. We are all a work in progress 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️ #chaturangadandasana #corestrength #armstrength #shoulderstrength #asana #teachercues #yogacues #yogateacher #yogastudent #myyoga #myyogalife #yogi #yogapractice #practicemakesprogress #keepgoing #dublinyoga #yoga #hathayoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogatonicdublin
TEACHER CUES can be life changing or rather 'asana' changing. Chaturanga Dandasana never came easy to me. My hips always used to sink to the floor and my upper body would collapse into the floor when I bent my elbows. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ When a teacher cued me to shift my weight forward on the balls of my feet, this changed everything. Of course I still had to work on core strength and arm strength, but my form in this asana has improved immensely...to the point where I can do a one-footed chaturanga (not that I'm showing off). 🌻🌻🌻🌻 There is always something to work on in yoga and that is the beauty of it. We are all a work in progress 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️ #chaturangadandasana  #corestrength  #armstrength  #shoulderstrength  #asana  #teachercues  #yogacues  #yogateacher  #yogastudent  #myyoga  #myyogalife  #yogi  #yogapractice  #practicemakesprogress  #keepgoing  #dublinyoga  #yoga  #hathayoga  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogatonicdublin 
@balancebymeghan
💪🏻 Plank Pose 💪🏻
Plank is a great pose for the core. It also strengthens the arms, legs and shoulders. .
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Dolphin (forearm) Plank .
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High Plank .
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Side Plank
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🤔 Think 🤔 .
•Heels pushed back into an imaginary wall. .
•Wrist inline with shoulders. .
•Rib cage to hipbone (prevents flare)
•Push away from the mat. .
•Draw heart forward (prevents back hunch) .
•Head in line with spins
•Engage core
👉🏼 Side Plank
•Lift hips up
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@balancebymeghan 💪🏻 Plank Pose 💪🏻 Plank is a great pose for the core. It also strengthens the arms, legs and shoulders. . 🐬 Dolphin (forearm) Plank . 🦋 High Plank . 🐳 Side Plank 🐠 🤔 Think 🤔 . •Heels pushed back into an imaginary wall. . •Wrist inline with shoulders. . •Rib cage to hipbone (prevents flare) •Push away from the mat. . •Draw heart forward (prevents back hunch) . •Head in line with spins •Engage core 👉🏼 Side Plank •Lift hips up #balancebymeghan  • • • ⠀ #yogacues  #yogalooksgood  #yogafitness  #yogagoals  #inflexibleyogis  #newyogi  #yogaforbeginners  #yogatips  #mindfulmovement  #yogainspo  #selfpractice  #yogastrong  #yogafeature  #yogastrike  #yogatutorial  #howtoyoga  #yogi  #yogachallenge  #worldofyoga_feature  #yogajournal  #YOGSPIRATION  #yogaposes  #yogaathome  #plankpose  #coreyoga  #corepose  #yoga  #yogaeverydamnday 
Happy Monday everyone, here’s a short sequence to get you in the groove for a new week.....
I didn’t upload anything last week as was feeling a bit under the weather, I think because the weather has changed a bit in Singapore, there are some bugs around. 🤧 I just found this video on my phone and noticed for the first time the weird thing I do with tapping my fingers on the mat when I’m deepening in postures. 🤣 But, it’s not such a bad thing to pay some attention to what your fingers are doing - often in class I see people with their fingers glued together and so I always cue to “spread your fingers wide, index finger pointing forward”. This gives you more surface area to work with, particularly in arm balances or inversions, helping to evenly distribute your weight, it’s a good habit to get into, so maybe try a bit of finger tapping like me 😉 #spreadthosefingers #yogacues #mayurasana #uttanashishosana #armbalancetips #inversioncues 🧘🏼‍♀️💕
Happy Monday everyone, here’s a short sequence to get you in the groove for a new week..... I didn’t upload anything last week as was feeling a bit under the weather, I think because the weather has changed a bit in Singapore, there are some bugs around. 🤧 I just found this video on my phone and noticed for the first time the weird thing I do with tapping my fingers on the mat when I’m deepening in postures. 🤣 But, it’s not such a bad thing to pay some attention to what your fingers are doing - often in class I see people with their fingers glued together and so I always cue to “spread your fingers wide, index finger pointing forward”. This gives you more surface area to work with, particularly in arm balances or inversions, helping to evenly distribute your weight, it’s a good habit to get into, so maybe try a bit of finger tapping like me 😉 #spreadthosefingers  #yogacues  #mayurasana  #uttanashishosana  #armbalancetips  #inversioncues  🧘🏼‍♀️💕
Decided to do a post on just cat today:) stay tuned for cow tomorrow or next week! 
I absolutely love flowing through 🐱 🐮 because of its potential. No one is too cool or advanced to flow through these simple postures. If you put in the effort you can create deep core strength and mind body awareness. If you’re one of those people who are so comfortable in this pose begin to access the finer muscles. Think about what your entire body is doing. What muscles are activating, where the bones are being stacked, and what the core is doing.  Let this pose become powerful for you and treat it as if it’s your first time practicing yoga. I love starting with cat pose before going into cow. 
EXHALE. Cat. 
Cues •shoulders directly above wrists •hips above knees
•knees hip width distance •toes tucked or flat, think about pressing into the big toe
•fingertips wide, pressing the mat away from you
•navel come towards spine, gather belly inward
•wrap shoulder blades from the back body around the side body towards armpits •head hangs heavy •AVOID clenching or tucking the tail bone so much.
•KEEP hips soft, the tailbone will move naturally as the spine extends. 
ENJOY 💕

#louisvilleyoga #catpose #catcow #yogateacher #yogastudent #yogacues #yogaalignment #catcowcues #asana #asanathursday #shelbyvilleyoga #exhaleyoga
Decided to do a post on just cat today:) stay tuned for cow tomorrow or next week! I absolutely love flowing through 🐱 🐮 because of its potential. No one is too cool or advanced to flow through these simple postures. If you put in the effort you can create deep core strength and mind body awareness. If you’re one of those people who are so comfortable in this pose begin to access the finer muscles. Think about what your entire body is doing. What muscles are activating, where the bones are being stacked, and what the core is doing. Let this pose become powerful for you and treat it as if it’s your first time practicing yoga. I love starting with cat pose before going into cow. EXHALE. Cat. Cues •shoulders directly above wrists •hips above knees •knees hip width distance •toes tucked or flat, think about pressing into the big toe •fingertips wide, pressing the mat away from you •navel come towards spine, gather belly inward •wrap shoulder blades from the back body around the side body towards armpits •head hangs heavy •AVOID clenching or tucking the tail bone so much. •KEEP hips soft, the tailbone will move naturally as the spine extends. ENJOY 💕 #louisvilleyoga  #catpose  #catcow  #yogateacher  #yogastudent  #yogacues  #yogaalignment  #catcowcues  #asana  #asanathursday  #shelbyvilleyoga  #exhaleyoga 
Sukhasana: A therapeutic adjustment to avoid low back pain.
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Ever feel tight in the hips, hamstrings, or low back? or find unresolvable pain in any of these places? What about neck or shoulders? (Often related to low back...It can travel up)
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Yoga Teachers: Want a great way to help your students feel uplifted?
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Here @theyogaphysicist with the help of @nashvillebodyworks and a blanket as a prop will show a simple way to find
greater access to pelvis, and as a result opening in hips & length through the spine.
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Looking at the before and after one can easily see the spine is longer (more uplifted) and hips more open (knees drop) from the support and forward tilt of the pelvis.
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Wednesday classes with Nick:
6:00pm vinyasa @yogasoulnashville 
7:30 Yin @yogasoulnashville
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#repost @yogasoulnashville
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#sukhasana
#yogasoul #yogaforthesoul #adjustment #howtouseaprop #awakeningthespine #healthybacks #healthyshoulders #healthyspine #backcare #activevspassive #sthirasukha #yogaadjustments #yogacues #nashvilleyoga #yogaworks #yogaprops #yogablocks #healthyboundaries #theyogaphysicist #nashvilleyogateacher #tennesseeyoga #alignmentiskey
Sukhasana: A therapeutic adjustment to avoid low back pain. . Ever feel tight in the hips, hamstrings, or low back? or find unresolvable pain in any of these places? What about neck or shoulders? (Often related to low back...It can travel up) . Yoga Teachers: Want a great way to help your students feel uplifted? . Here @theyogaphysicist with the help of @nashvillebodyworks and a blanket as a prop will show a simple way to find greater access to pelvis, and as a result opening in hips & length through the spine. . Looking at the before and after one can easily see the spine is longer (more uplifted) and hips more open (knees drop) from the support and forward tilt of the pelvis. . . Wednesday classes with Nick: 6:00pm vinyasa @yogasoulnashville 7:30 Yin @yogasoulnashville . #repost  @yogasoulnashville . #sukhasana  #yogasoul  #yogaforthesoul  #adjustment  #howtouseaprop  #awakeningthespine  #healthybacks  #healthyshoulders  #healthyspine  #backcare  #activevspassive  #sthirasukha  #yogaadjustments  #yogacues  #nashvilleyoga  #yogaworks  #yogaprops  #yogablocks  #healthyboundaries  #theyogaphysicist  #nashvilleyogateacher  #tennesseeyoga  #alignmentiskey 
Sukhasana: A therapeutic adjustment to avoid low back pain.
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Ever feel tight in the hips, hamstrings, or low back? or find unresolvable pain in any of these places? What about neck or shoulders? (Often related to low back...It can travel up)
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Yoga Teachers: Want a great way to help your students feel uplifted?
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Here @theyogaphysicist with the help of @nashvillebodyworks and a blanket as a prop will show a simple way to find
greater access to pelvis, and as a result opening in hips & length through the spine.
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Looking at the before and after one can easily see the spine is longer (more uplifted) and hips more open (knees drop) from the support and forward tilt of the pelvis.
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Wednesday classes with Nick:
6:00pm vinyasa @yogasoulnashville 
7:30 Yin @yogasoulnashville
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#sukhasana
#yogasoul #yogaforthesoul #adjustment #howtouseaprop #awakeningthespine #healthybacks #healthyshoulders #healthyspine #backcare #activevspassive #sthirasukha #yogaadjustments #yogacues #nashvilleyoga #yogaworks #yogaprops #yogablocks #healthyboundaries #theyogaphysicist #nashvilleyogateacher #tennesseeyoga #alignmentiskey
Sukhasana: A therapeutic adjustment to avoid low back pain. . Ever feel tight in the hips, hamstrings, or low back? or find unresolvable pain in any of these places? What about neck or shoulders? (Often related to low back...It can travel up) . Yoga Teachers: Want a great way to help your students feel uplifted? . Here @theyogaphysicist with the help of @nashvillebodyworks and a blanket as a prop will show a simple way to find greater access to pelvis, and as a result opening in hips & length through the spine. . Looking at the before and after one can easily see the spine is longer (more uplifted) and hips more open (knees drop) from the support and forward tilt of the pelvis. . . Wednesday classes with Nick: 6:00pm vinyasa @yogasoulnashville 7:30 Yin @yogasoulnashville . . #sukhasana  #yogasoul  #yogaforthesoul  #adjustment  #howtouseaprop  #awakeningthespine  #healthybacks  #healthyshoulders  #healthyspine  #backcare  #activevspassive  #sthirasukha  #yogaadjustments  #yogacues  #nashvilleyoga  #yogaworks  #yogaprops  #yogablocks  #healthyboundaries  #theyogaphysicist  #nashvilleyogateacher  #tennesseeyoga  #alignmentiskey 
Want to become a yoga teacher or just want to deepen your knowledge and practice?
Our 200 - HOUR FOUNDATION TEACHER TRAINING starts January 25 at The Green Yogi.
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This Foundation Training will also include 50 hours of Vinyasa Training, learning about sequencing, alignment and adjusting. 
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Register online or email us at info@muktiyogaschool.com for more information. 
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EARLY BIRD ENDS November 25, 2018
Want to become a yoga teacher or just want to deepen your knowledge and practice? Our 200 - HOUR FOUNDATION TEACHER TRAINING starts January 25 at The Green Yogi. ॐ This Foundation Training will also include 50 hours of Vinyasa Training, learning about sequencing, alignment and adjusting. ॐ Register online or email us at info@muktiyogaschool.com for more information. ॐ EARLY BIRD ENDS November 25, 2018
#YogasmCues with me be like:
“soften your shoulders, relax your jaw, take a deep inhale and expand your throat...kinda like if you were deep throating some bomb dick or a strap on” 
Because #TheYogasmExperience is all about unapologetically increasing your orgasmic potential in a real hands on way. #BookMe for your next #retreat, #girlsnight, #divorceparty, or #privateevent. 
Shout out to @niqko for this shot of me teaching #Yogasm at the #QueensPowerTrip in #Jamaica hosted by @nikkiesthoughts.

#notyouraverageyogateacher #hellasexpositive #ashleyasatu 
#yogacues
#YogasmCues  with me be like: “soften your shoulders, relax your jaw, take a deep inhale and expand your throat...kinda like if you were deep throating some bomb dick or a strap on” Because #TheYogasmExperience  is all about unapologetically increasing your orgasmic potential in a real hands on way. #BookMe  for your next #retreat , #girlsnight , #divorceparty , or #privateevent . Shout out to @niqko for this shot of me teaching #Yogasm  at the #QueensPowerTrip  in #Jamaica  hosted by @nikkiesthoughts. #notyouraverageyogateacher  #hellasexpositive  #ashleyasatu  #yogacues 
During my process to becoming a physical therapist, the professors would really hit home about posture for patients. So much so that I think the only thing I remembered was keep your shoulders down and back at all times to avoid shoulder pain or neck pain. I am sure they didn’t say this was an all the time thing, but that is all I heard! When I started teaching yoga, I would preach this practice all the time. However, over time I began to understand the shoulder better. And while it is important to focus on posture when you are sitting a lot during the day, it doesn’t mean to say the cue “keep your shoulders down and back” all the time in a yoga class. ——————————————————————— The scapula abducts and elevates when your lift your arm over your head – aka it moves to the side and lifts up. So the cue you might be saying to keep your shoulders down and back doesn’t really work when you lift your arm over your head. I really hear this cue happening a lot in downward facing dog.
————————————————————————If you look at downward facing dog, your arms are actually over your head. So the better cue for your students would be to spread your shoulder blades apart. But, how do you even freaking do that if you have no idea how to move your shoulder blades?
———————————————————————- You can say - press the ground away from you! This gets the serratus anterior muscle turned on and allows the shoulder blades to move apart and up.
——————————————————————— Tag a yoga teacher friend who might say this cue all the time!
During my process to becoming a physical therapist, the professors would really hit home about posture for patients. So much so that I think the only thing I remembered was keep your shoulders down and back at all times to avoid shoulder pain or neck pain. I am sure they didn’t say this was an all the time thing, but that is all I heard! When I started teaching yoga, I would preach this practice all the time. However, over time I began to understand the shoulder better. And while it is important to focus on posture when you are sitting a lot during the day, it doesn’t mean to say the cue “keep your shoulders down and back” all the time in a yoga class. ——————————————————————— The scapula abducts and elevates when your lift your arm over your head – aka it moves to the side and lifts up. So the cue you might be saying to keep your shoulders down and back doesn’t really work when you lift your arm over your head. I really hear this cue happening a lot in downward facing dog. ————————————————————————If you look at downward facing dog, your arms are actually over your head. So the better cue for your students would be to spread your shoulder blades apart. But, how do you even freaking do that if you have no idea how to move your shoulder blades? ———————————————————————- You can say - press the ground away from you! This gets the serratus anterior muscle turned on and allows the shoulder blades to move apart and up. ——————————————————————— Tag a yoga teacher friend who might say this cue all the time!
Spread the floor with your hands... Squeeze your elbows together... Push your hips away from your elbows... and Pull your feet to your chest. Breathe. Drop your tongue. 
This is the greatest chest opener, shoulder strengthener available on planet Earth now. Try it for your yourself. #9thlimb #thesilentflute #imcnation
Spread the floor with your hands... Squeeze your elbows together... Push your hips away from your elbows... and Pull your feet to your chest. Breathe. Drop your tongue. This is the greatest chest opener, shoulder strengthener available on planet Earth now. Try it for your yourself. #9thlimb  #thesilentflute  #imcnation 
Upward Facing Dog: A therapeutic adjustment
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Want to feel stable? uplifted? & more heart opening in this challenging and commonly taught posture?
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Yoga Instructors: Want a great way to work on this posture with private clients?
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@theyogaphysicist (with the help of @nashvillebodyworks) shows one of his favorite Up Dog adjustments using a strap to stabilize the shoulders, open the chest, and uplift the spine while supporting the low back and legs with a couple blocks! .
This helps one to avoid common shoulder and low back pain often experienced from dumping in this posture.
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#repost @yogasoulnashville
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Monday studio classes:
6:00pm vinyasa @yogasoulnashville 
7:30 restorative @yogasoulnashville
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#urdhvamukhasvanasana #yogasoul #yogaforthesoul #awakeningthespine #healthybacks #healthyshoulders #healthyspine #backcare #activevspassive #sthirasukha #yogaadjustments #yogacues #nashvilleyoga #yogaworks #yogaprops #yogablocks #healthyboundaries #theyogaphysicist #nashvilleyogateacher #tennesseeyoga #alignmentiskey
Upward Facing Dog: A therapeutic adjustment . Want to feel stable? uplifted? & more heart opening in this challenging and commonly taught posture? . Yoga Instructors: Want a great way to work on this posture with private clients? . @theyogaphysicist (with the help of @nashvillebodyworks) shows one of his favorite Up Dog adjustments using a strap to stabilize the shoulders, open the chest, and uplift the spine while supporting the low back and legs with a couple blocks! . This helps one to avoid common shoulder and low back pain often experienced from dumping in this posture. . #repost  @yogasoulnashville . Monday studio classes: 6:00pm vinyasa @yogasoulnashville 7:30 restorative @yogasoulnashville . . #urdhvamukhasvanasana  #yogasoul  #yogaforthesoul  #awakeningthespine  #healthybacks  #healthyshoulders  #healthyspine  #backcare  #activevspassive  #sthirasukha  #yogaadjustments  #yogacues  #nashvilleyoga  #yogaworks  #yogaprops  #yogablocks  #healthyboundaries  #theyogaphysicist  #nashvilleyogateacher  #tennesseeyoga  #alignmentiskey 
Wild Thing.

1. Elongate the back body long, stretching the lifted leg & your mind into alignment
2. Bend the lifted leg towards the glute as you play with the idea of openess
3. Steer the lifted leg towards Mother Earth, trusting she's there to support you always
4. Flex the side body open as you courageously allow vulnerability to drape over
5. Let your heart sing, Wild Thang!

#camatkarasana #wildthing #flipdog #yogaeverywhere #yogacues #chestopener #vulnerability #heartspace #feelingfree #youmakemyheartsing #motherearth #cherryblossoms
Wild Thing. 1. Elongate the back body long, stretching the lifted leg & your mind into alignment 2. Bend the lifted leg towards the glute as you play with the idea of openess 3. Steer the lifted leg towards Mother Earth, trusting she's there to support you always 4. Flex the side body open as you courageously allow vulnerability to drape over 5. Let your heart sing, Wild Thang! #camatkarasana  #wildthing  #flipdog  #yogaeverywhere  #yogacues  #chestopener  #vulnerability  #heartspace  #feelingfree  #youmakemyheartsing  #motherearth  #cherryblossoms 
Expression.

At the core of our humanity is the need to express ourselves.
Its part of the journey
In this quest of life
To seek & question
To discover & explore 
To share the true essence of our existence,
Knowing our insignificant existence has purpose.

Yoga has been the source of this journey for me.

Building strength in the foundation of our truth,
Knee stacked over ankle,
Shoulder stacked over wrist.
Allowing vulnerability into the space,
Opening the hips,
Opening the chest.
Experience the bliss of alignment,
As the arm defiantly extends
Creating this lineage of the entire being.

#utthitaparsvakonasana #extendedsideangle #makingshapes #yogaeverywhere #expressyourself #yogaphilosophy #yogaart #yogacues #thehumanexperience #alignedlife
#neverstopexploring
Expression. At the core of our humanity is the need to express ourselves. Its part of the journey In this quest of life To seek & question To discover & explore To share the true essence of our existence, Knowing our insignificant existence has purpose. Yoga has been the source of this journey for me. Building strength in the foundation of our truth, Knee stacked over ankle, Shoulder stacked over wrist. Allowing vulnerability into the space, Opening the hips, Opening the chest. Experience the bliss of alignment, As the arm defiantly extends Creating this lineage of the entire being. #utthitaparsvakonasana  #extendedsideangle  #makingshapes  #yogaeverywhere  #expressyourself  #yogaphilosophy  #yogaart  #yogacues  #thehumanexperience  #alignedlife  #neverstopexploring 
Today’s little nugget of knowledge comes from @yogadetour , one of the brilliant minds I’ve come across on IG.
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#Repost @yogadetour with @get_repost
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In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues...
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Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine.
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The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for.
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So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why?
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#yogadetour #followthedetour #yogateachertraining #yogaeducation #yogacues #thinkbeforeyouspeak
Today’s little nugget of knowledge comes from @yogadetour , one of the brilliant minds I’ve come across on IG. . . #Repost  @yogadetour with @get_repost ・・・ In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues... ⠀ Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine. ⠀ The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for. ⠀ So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why? ⠀ ⠀ #yogadetour  #followthedetour  #yogateachertraining  #yogaeducation  #yogacues  #thinkbeforeyouspeak 
Right?! Being stuck between two panes of glass sounds like something from a horror movie ... Jonathan Boyd was one of my first yoga teachers and his antics continue to amuse me online! He's also a scientist.

#Repost @jonathanboyd (@get_repost)
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I always scream when I’m in Trikonasana and imagine being between two panes of glass. #yoga #trianglepose #trikonasana #yogafunny #2panesofglass #yogaposes
Right?! Being stuck between two panes of glass sounds like something from a horror movie ... Jonathan Boyd was one of my first yoga teachers and his antics continue to amuse me online! He's also a scientist. #Repost  @jonathanboyd (@get_repost) ・・・ I always scream when I’m in Trikonasana and imagine being between two panes of glass. #yoga  #trianglepose  #trikonasana  #yogafunny  #2panesofglass  #yogaposes 
Yoga cues....at times too much, at times extremely necessary 🙏🕉️✌️☮️🔥#yogaeverydamnday #thisiswhatayogilookslike #tadasana #mountainpose #equalstandingpose #samasthiti #standing #yogilife #yogapose #yogacues #standingkitty
Elevate your shoulders. Disappear your spine. Palms away from tailbone. Tuck your chin to, relax the back of your neck. #9thlimb #imcnation #thesilentflute
Fly.

1. Set the foundation, firmly root yourself into the earth & feel grounded & supported
2. Open the mind & body to new possibilities as you lift yourself to higher ground
3. Draw the energy within finding strength in your centre 
4. Radiate your entire being, finding your fullest expression 
5. Fly baby, Fly!

#ekapadakoundinyasana #flyingsplits  #yogaeverywhere #stepbystep #yogacues #beach #surfcoast #yogaphilosophy #notjustposes #goldennuggets #consciousliving
MOVEMENT MYTHBUSTING IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. (Along with raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...🎶)
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We 👏 Aren’t 👏 Wringing 👏 Out 👏 Our 👏 Organs 👏 In 👏 Twists. 👏 (Also, why would you want to try to??? 😱)
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This is one of the myths 🙅‍♀️ I commonly address when I lead the anatomy and functional movement portions of yoga teacher trainings. 🧘‍♀️It also leads to my pregnant mamas thinking they’d be wringing out their baby-filled uteri (💁‍♀️?) and that’s why to avoid them. Yes, we should avoid excessive and strained twisting (⚠️not to be confused with all or any twisting⚠️) in pregnancy....but it’s more so because of all of the changes in that area and wanting to avoid injuring the mama...not the baby! 🤰👶
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Few notes:
📝 Your liver and kidneys do not need help “detoxing” you. Unless they are sick and in that case, please seek medical assistance.
📝 This is a perfect example of trying to micromanage your body...it’s smarter than you are....especially at biochemistry! 📝 Twists are not bad. Crap cues about twists are bad. .
Moral of the story - don’t believe everything you hear...(🙋‍♀️hey, even from me...I’m doing my best to give good info, but it could get debunked next week...so make sure who you are listening to keeps evolving with their knowledge and research!🤓)
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Second moral....#keepmovingmamas♥️
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#mamaknowsmovement #pregnancy #postpartum #momlife #getmoving #keepmoving #stayactive #prenatalexercise #postpartumexercise #postpartumfitness #womenshealth #educate #empower #MOVE

#Repost @yogadetour ・・・
In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues...
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Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine.
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The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for.
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So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why?
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#yogadetour #followthedetour #yogateachertraining #yogaeducation #yogacues #thinkbeforeyouspeak
MOVEMENT MYTHBUSTING IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. (Along with raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens...🎶) . We 👏 Aren’t 👏 Wringing 👏 Out 👏 Our 👏 Organs 👏 In 👏 Twists. 👏 (Also, why would you want to try to??? 😱) . This is one of the myths 🙅‍♀️ I commonly address when I lead the anatomy and functional movement portions of yoga teacher trainings. 🧘‍♀️It also leads to my pregnant mamas thinking they’d be wringing out their baby-filled uteri (💁‍♀️?) and that’s why to avoid them. Yes, we should avoid excessive and strained twisting (⚠️not to be confused with all or any twisting⚠️) in pregnancy....but it’s more so because of all of the changes in that area and wanting to avoid injuring the mama...not the baby! 🤰👶 . Few notes: 📝 Your liver and kidneys do not need help “detoxing” you. Unless they are sick and in that case, please seek medical assistance. 📝 This is a perfect example of trying to micromanage your body...it’s smarter than you are....especially at biochemistry! 📝 Twists are not bad. Crap cues about twists are bad. . Moral of the story - don’t believe everything you hear...(🙋‍♀️hey, even from me...I’m doing my best to give good info, but it could get debunked next week...so make sure who you are listening to keeps evolving with their knowledge and research!🤓) . Second moral....#keepmovingmamas ♥️ . #mamaknowsmovement  #pregnancy  #postpartum  #momlife  #getmoving  #keepmoving  #stayactive  #prenatalexercise  #postpartumexercise  #postpartumfitness  #womenshealth  #educate  #empower  #MOVE  #Repost  @yogadetour ・・・ In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues... ⠀ Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine. ⠀ The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for. ⠀ So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why? ⠀⠀ #yogadetour  #followthedetour  #yogateachertraining  #yogaeducation  #yogacues  #thinkbeforeyouspeak 
Pull your middle armpits down, toward your pelvis rim... pull your bottom shoulder blade angle down & across toward your low-center spine... soften your shoulder blades... re-lease your tongue... read this again.. #9thlimb #thesilentflute #imcnation
Pull your middle armpits down, toward your pelvis rim... pull your bottom shoulder blade angle down & across toward your low-center spine... soften your shoulder blades... re-lease your tongue... read this again.. #9thlimb  #thesilentflute  #imcnation 
Because yoga teachers do say things like this during class!! 🙄😐😆 ... But hey, when you repeat the same thing a million times, you need to find a way to be a little bit creative 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣
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Hilarious illustration by @indieyogalife 👍🏻👍🏻 (love your account 😍)
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#shityogateacherssay #thethingsyogateacherssay #yogacues #yogateacherlife #yogateachers #teachingyogaclass #yogawithcreativity #yogacues #teachingyogaisfun #teachingcues #downwarddogshit #yogahumor #yogahumour #yogihumor #yogihumour #yogainspiration
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#humourdeyogi #enseignementyoga #enseignerleyoga #instructionsdeyoga #classedeyoga #problemesdeprofdeyoga #profsdeyoga #humouryoga
Because yoga teachers do say things like this during class!! 🙄😐😆 ... But hey, when you repeat the same thing a million times, you need to find a way to be a little bit creative 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 . Hilarious illustration by @indieyogalife 👍🏻👍🏻 (love your account 😍) . #shityogateacherssay  #thethingsyogateacherssay  #yogacues  #yogateacherlife  #yogateachers  #teachingyogaclass  #yogawithcreativity  #yogacues  #teachingyogaisfun  #teachingcues  #downwarddogshit  #yogahumor  #yogahumour  #yogihumor  #yogihumour  #yogainspiration  . #humourdeyogi  #enseignementyoga  #enseignerleyoga  #instructionsdeyoga  #classedeyoga  #problemesdeprofdeyoga  #profsdeyoga  #humouryoga 
ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA
Self-practice classes:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 17:30-19:30

Verbal and manual cues originating from the biggest resource I have - my own daily self-practice.

Check and check and recheck if the cues I choose to give, make sense for the individual's greatest benefit. It's a dialog.

#pindasana #padmasana #closingpose  #closingsequence  #ashtangayoga #ashtangavinyasa #selfpractice #yogacues #yogaclasses #yogaclassesbelgrade #ashtangayogabelgrade #yogabelgrade
ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA Self-practice classes: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 17:30-19:30 Verbal and manual cues originating from the biggest resource I have - my own daily self-practice. Check and check and recheck if the cues I choose to give, make sense for the individual's greatest benefit. It's a dialog. #pindasana  #padmasana  #closingpose  #closingsequence  #ashtangayoga  #ashtangavinyasa  #selfpractice  #yogacues  #yogaclasses  #yogaclassesbelgrade  #ashtangayogabelgrade  #yogabelgrade 
Just came across this post and was like yessss!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 One of my least favourite cues in yoga is when students are encouraged or told to twist from the lumbar spine, it's just not designed to do that. Really like this IG account, thanks @yogadetour 😊🙏💜
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 @Regran_ed from @yogadetour -  In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues...
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Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine.
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The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for.
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So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why?
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#yogadetour #followthedetour #yogateachertraining #yogaeducation #yogacues #thinkbeforeyouspeak - #regrann
Just came across this post and was like yessss!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 One of my least favourite cues in yoga is when students are encouraged or told to twist from the lumbar spine, it's just not designed to do that. Really like this IG account, thanks @yogadetour 😊🙏💜 . . . @Regran_ed from @yogadetour - In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues... ⠀ Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine. ⠀ The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for. ⠀ So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why? ⠀ ⠀ #yogadetour  #followthedetour  #yogateachertraining  #yogaeducation  #yogacues  #thinkbeforeyouspeak  - #regrann 
WHY?! 😳

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In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues...
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Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine.
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The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for.
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So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why?
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#yogadetour #followthedetour #yogateachertraining #yogaeducation #yogacues #thinkbeforeyouspeak
WHY?! 😳 #Repost  @yogadetour with @get_repost ・・・ In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues... ⠀ Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine. ⠀ The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for. ⠀ So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why? ⠀ ⠀ #yogadetour  #followthedetour  #yogateachertraining  #yogaeducation  #yogacues  #thinkbeforeyouspeak 
Brilliant post from @yogadetour. I love asking questions about movement. Mostly “why?” #Repost @yogadetour with @get_repost
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In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues...
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Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine.
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The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for.
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So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why?
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#yogadetour #followthedetour #yogateachertraining #yogaeducation #yogacues #thinkbeforeyouspeak
Brilliant post from @yogadetour. I love asking questions about movement. Mostly “why?” #Repost  @yogadetour with @get_repost ・・・ In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues... ⠀ Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine. ⠀ The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for. ⠀ So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why? ⠀ ⠀ #yogadetour  #followthedetour  #yogateachertraining  #yogaeducation  #yogacues  #thinkbeforeyouspeak 
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I rem hearing this cue again and again from teachers. Looking at this image of our spine I can't help marvel at how beautiful our bodies are...
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In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues...
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Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine.
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The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for.
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So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why?
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#spine #spinaltwist #anatomy #back #backday #backbend #yogateachertraining #yogaeducation #yogacues #yoga #yogateacher #yogapractice #meditate #meditation #mindful #mindfulness #practicedaily #asana #practiceandalliscoming #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogaeveryday #yogaeverydamnday #yogajourney #yogisofinstagram #yogainspiration
. I rem hearing this cue again and again from teachers. Looking at this image of our spine I can't help marvel at how beautiful our bodies are... . . From @yogadetour In today’s episode of Rethinking Our Cues... ⠀ Look at all those amazing nerves. They’re a pathway of information that the body relies on - and they deserve to be supported by a stable lumbar spine. ⠀ The lumbar vertebrae are NOT designed to rotate. They flex, extend, and side bend but rotation? Not so much. That’s what the thoracic spine is for. ⠀ So next time you’re tempted to encourage your students to “wring out” some vital part of themselves - spine, organs or otherwise - ask yourself first - Why? . . . #spine  #spinaltwist  #anatomy  #back  #backday  #backbend  #yogateachertraining  #yogaeducation  #yogacues  #yoga  #yogateacher  #yogapractice  #meditate  #meditation  #mindful  #mindfulness  #practicedaily  #asana  #practiceandalliscoming  #yogapose  #yogachallenge  #yogaeveryday  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogajourney  #yogisofinstagram  #yogainspiration 
Upward-Facing Dog: An ⬆️lifting approach
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YogaSoul teacher @theyogaphysicist with the assistance of @nashvillebodyworks illustrates a way to safely approach #upwardfacingdog ⬆️🐶 with the use of some basic props.
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Two blocks are used to create a boundary, help the legs remain active, and protect the integrity of spine (🚫more passively dumping into the low back).
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#katonahyoga #urdhvamukhasvanasana #yogasoul #yogaforthesoul #awakeningthespine #healthybacks #healthyshoulders #healthyspine #backcare #activevspassive #sthirasukha #yogaadjustments #yogacues #nashvilleyoga #yogaworks #yogaprops #yogablocks #healthyboundaries #theyogaphysicist #nashvilleyogateacher #tennesseeyoga #alignmentiskey
Upward-Facing Dog: An ⬆️lifting approach . #repost  @yogasoulnashville . YogaSoul teacher @theyogaphysicist with the assistance of @nashvillebodyworks illustrates a way to safely approach #upwardfacingdog  ⬆️🐶 with the use of some basic props. . Two blocks are used to create a boundary, help the legs remain active, and protect the integrity of spine (🚫more passively dumping into the low back). . . . #katonahyoga  #urdhvamukhasvanasana  #yogasoul  #yogaforthesoul  #awakeningthespine  #healthybacks  #healthyshoulders  #healthyspine  #backcare  #activevspassive  #sthirasukha  #yogaadjustments  #yogacues  #nashvilleyoga  #yogaworks  #yogaprops  #yogablocks  #healthyboundaries  #theyogaphysicist  #nashvilleyogateacher  #tennesseeyoga  #alignmentiskey 
Downward-facing dog is key to vinyasa yoga and having a good one can clean up your entire practice.
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It’s easy to forget that the primary focus of this pose is neither hamstrings nor shoulders; it’s really about the spine.
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Our teacher Nick (@theyogaphysicist), with the help of @nashvillebodyworker, offers key alignment cues for well-aligned spaciousness and intensity in your dog.
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#yogasoul #yogaforthesoul #katonahyoga #awakeningthespine #healthybacks #healthyspine #backcare #sthirasukha #downwardfacingdog #yogaadjustments #yogacues #nashvilleyoga #yogaworks #theyogaphysicist #nashvilleyogateacher #tennesseeyoga #alignmentiskey
Downward-facing dog is key to vinyasa yoga and having a good one can clean up your entire practice. . #repost  @yogasoulnashville . It’s easy to forget that the primary focus of this pose is neither hamstrings nor shoulders; it’s really about the spine. . Our teacher Nick (@theyogaphysicist), with the help of @nashvillebodyworker, offers key alignment cues for well-aligned spaciousness and intensity in your dog. . . . #yogasoul  #yogaforthesoul  #katonahyoga  #awakeningthespine  #healthybacks  #healthyspine  #backcare  #sthirasukha  #downwardfacingdog  #yogaadjustments  #yogacues  #nashvilleyoga  #yogaworks  #theyogaphysicist  #nashvilleyogateacher  #tennesseeyoga  #alignmentiskey 
MEET CASEY! A former collegiate softball player, I found yoga 12 years ago in an attempt to calm my game day nerves. For the first time, my fear of failure and performance anxiety were replaced with a calm, steady awareness, and a deep rooted belief in myself. I learned to breathe and I knew the difference was yoga.
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In her words: “The yoga me is the best me...the real me.”
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Do not miss Functional Anatomy for Advanced Cueing with Casey!!
Dates: October 19-21, 2018
Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines
Sign up via the link in our bio or via trainings@hotasanastudio.com
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Casey is a E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Prenatal Certified, Certified Hot Asana Assist, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty, MPT, C/NDT and BS, Professor of Functional Anatomy. She has attended workshops and master classes with Seane Corn, Rolf Gates, The Yax Brothers, Tiffany Cruikshank, Grace Morales, Kelly Green and Paige Held.
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MEET CASEY! A former collegiate softball player, I found yoga 12 years ago in an attempt to calm my game day nerves. For the first time, my fear of failure and performance anxiety were replaced with a calm, steady awareness, and a deep rooted belief in myself. I learned to breathe and I knew the difference was yoga. • In her words: “The yoga me is the best me...the real me.” • Do not miss Functional Anatomy for Advanced Cueing with Casey!! Dates: October 19-21, 2018 Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines Sign up via the link in our bio or via trainings@hotasanastudio.com • Casey is a E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Prenatal Certified, Certified Hot Asana Assist, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty, MPT, C/NDT and BS, Professor of Functional Anatomy. She has attended workshops and master classes with Seane Corn, Rolf Gates, The Yax Brothers, Tiffany Cruikshank, Grace Morales, Kelly Green and Paige Held. • • • #yogacontinuingeducation  #yogaanatomy  #hotasanayogauniversity  #yogacues  #learnfromthebest 
Upward Facing Dog: A therapeutic adjustment
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Want to feel stable? uplifted? & more heart opening in this challenging and commonly taught posture?
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Yoga Instructors: Want a great way to work on this posture with private clients?
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@theyogaphysicist (with the help of @nashvillebodyworks) shows one of his favorite Up Dog adjustments using a strap to stabilize the shoulders, open the chest, and uplift the spine while supporting the low back and legs with a couple blocks!
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This helps one to avoid common shoulder and low back pain often experienced from dumping in this posture.
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#urdhvamukhasvanasana #yogasoul #yogaforthesoul #awakeningthespine #healthybacks #healthyshoulders #healthyspine #backcare #activevspassive #sthirasukha #yogaadjustments #yogacues #nashvilleyoga #yogaworks #yogaprops #yogablocks #healthyboundaries #theyogaphysicist #nashvilleyogateacher #tennesseeyoga #alignmentiskey #soulsquad
Upward Facing Dog: A therapeutic adjustment . Want to feel stable? uplifted? & more heart opening in this challenging and commonly taught posture? . Yoga Instructors: Want a great way to work on this posture with private clients? . @theyogaphysicist (with the help of @nashvillebodyworks) shows one of his favorite Up Dog adjustments using a strap to stabilize the shoulders, open the chest, and uplift the spine while supporting the low back and legs with a couple blocks! . This helps one to avoid common shoulder and low back pain often experienced from dumping in this posture. . . #urdhvamukhasvanasana  #yogasoul  #yogaforthesoul  #awakeningthespine  #healthybacks  #healthyshoulders  #healthyspine  #backcare  #activevspassive  #sthirasukha  #yogaadjustments  #yogacues  #nashvilleyoga  #yogaworks  #yogaprops  #yogablocks  #healthyboundaries  #theyogaphysicist  #nashvilleyogateacher  #tennesseeyoga  #alignmentiskey  #soulsquad 
The yoga path has many limbs, the poses are just one of the 8, a small part of the whole.
We don’t practice the poses so we can do cool party tricks or post crazy pics on insta. We practice the poses to unlock the conditioning (body & mind) that has kept us trapped, muddled and separated from our own self. 💫 just a little tip for this one, keep the hips even! It will feel like less of a twist but twisting from the navel area actually deepens it.
Remember a twist is the ribs and shoulders moving in the opposite direction to the hips and legs 😊
The yoga path has many limbs, the poses are just one of the 8, a small part of the whole. We don’t practice the poses so we can do cool party tricks or post crazy pics on insta. We practice the poses to unlock the conditioning (body & mind) that has kept us trapped, muddled and separated from our own self. 💫 just a little tip for this one, keep the hips even! It will feel like less of a twist but twisting from the navel area actually deepens it. Remember a twist is the ribs and shoulders moving in the opposite direction to the hips and legs 😊
MOVEMENT EXPERTS — HELP WANTED!

I can’t figure this out. In modern yoga circles, there is lots of talk about how the traditional cue “shoulders back and down” doesn’t make anatomical sense. I (mostly) get this. When the arms go overhead, as the scapulohumeral rhythm dictates, the shoulder blades elevate to allow the humerus to make its furthest reach without getting caught on anatomical structures in the shoulder complex. This makes sense to me. Why would we always be cueing our shoulder blades to stay “back and down” in poses like extended mountain, warrior 1, down dog…or pretty much any other pose where the arms are reaching if our body naturally wants the shoulders to elevate? 
I have also heard that this cue — if embodied over and over again — can potentially cause injury or dysfunction of the shoulder. I have never seen any studies (case or randomized controlled) that support this but it makes sense….kind of. If we impede with our body’s naturally intelligence by interfering with its natural movement patterns that can’t be good. 
But here is where I am confused. In the video here I am performing scapular pull-ups — basically moving from a passive to an active hang by….wait for it, drawing the shoulder blades together and down while the arms are overhead! This movement isn’t bad — in fact its been very helpful for the rehabilitation of my long-injured shoulder. So what does this mean for vilifying the cue to draw shoulders away from ears when arms are overhead? I am totally on board with the fact that it isn’t necessary and that its very much okay to allow the shoulders to elevate towards the ears. I practice this way. But is it inherently dangerous to depress and retract the scapulae when the arms are overhead? Is it because of lat recruitment that this move on the pull up bar is okay? I need help figuring this one out. Any insight is appreciated!

#modernyoga #functionalyoga #movement #yoga  #scapulohumeralrhythm #yogaanatomy #anatomy #shoulderblades #yogacues #alignment #scapularpullups #help #ipreview @preview.app
MOVEMENT EXPERTS — HELP WANTED! I can’t figure this out. In modern yoga circles, there is lots of talk about how the traditional cue “shoulders back and down” doesn’t make anatomical sense. I (mostly) get this. When the arms go overhead, as the scapulohumeral rhythm dictates, the shoulder blades elevate to allow the humerus to make its furthest reach without getting caught on anatomical structures in the shoulder complex. This makes sense to me. Why would we always be cueing our shoulder blades to stay “back and down” in poses like extended mountain, warrior 1, down dog…or pretty much any other pose where the arms are reaching if our body naturally wants the shoulders to elevate? I have also heard that this cue — if embodied over and over again — can potentially cause injury or dysfunction of the shoulder. I have never seen any studies (case or randomized controlled) that support this but it makes sense….kind of. If we impede with our body’s naturally intelligence by interfering with its natural movement patterns that can’t be good. But here is where I am confused. In the video here I am performing scapular pull-ups — basically moving from a passive to an active hang by….wait for it, drawing the shoulder blades together and down while the arms are overhead! This movement isn’t bad — in fact its been very helpful for the rehabilitation of my long-injured shoulder. So what does this mean for vilifying the cue to draw shoulders away from ears when arms are overhead? I am totally on board with the fact that it isn’t necessary and that its very much okay to allow the shoulders to elevate towards the ears. I practice this way. But is it inherently dangerous to depress and retract the scapulae when the arms are overhead? Is it because of lat recruitment that this move on the pull up bar is okay? I need help figuring this one out. Any insight is appreciated! #modernyoga  #functionalyoga  #movement  #yoga  #scapulohumeralrhythm  #yogaanatomy  #anatomy  #shoulderblades  #yogacues  #alignment  #scapularpullups  #help  #ipreview  @preview.app
Light, strong, with purpose. Like feather 🙏🏼
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Light, strong, with purpose. Like feather 🙏🏼 📸@yongsubi
NEW MODULE ALERT! Functional Anatomy for Advanced Cueing
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Dates: October 19-21, 2018
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Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines
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Teacher: Casey Backus {E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Prenatal Certified, Certified Hot Asana Assist, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty, MPT, C/NDT and BS, Professor of Functional Anatomy}
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Cost: $400
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Hours: 25 {continuing education or can be applied towards a 500-hour certification through HAYU}
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As yoga teachers, our ability to verbally communicate is paramount to our students safety, understanding, body awareness, and overall yoga experience.
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This Module will focus on functional anatomy as a framework for providing effective and efficient cues.
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Discussions will include common cueing pitfalls such as repetition of the same cue, excessive cueing, usage of cues inauthentic to the teacher or inappropriate for the students understanding of yoga.
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Additionally, this module will address how to incorporate new knowledge, such as functional anatomy, into cues in an accessible, appropriate and empowering way for students.
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This module is appropriate for teachers of all experience levels. Contact trainings@hotasanastudio.com
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#yogacues #yogaanatomy #communication #talkthetalk
NEW MODULE ALERT! Functional Anatomy for Advanced Cueing • Dates: October 19-21, 2018 • Location: Hot Asana Southern Pines • Teacher: Casey Backus {E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Prenatal Certified, Certified Hot Asana Assist, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty, MPT, C/NDT and BS, Professor of Functional Anatomy} • Cost: $400 • Hours: 25 {continuing education or can be applied towards a 500-hour certification through HAYU} • As yoga teachers, our ability to verbally communicate is paramount to our students safety, understanding, body awareness, and overall yoga experience. • This Module will focus on functional anatomy as a framework for providing effective and efficient cues. • Discussions will include common cueing pitfalls such as repetition of the same cue, excessive cueing, usage of cues inauthentic to the teacher or inappropriate for the students understanding of yoga. • Additionally, this module will address how to incorporate new knowledge, such as functional anatomy, into cues in an accessible, appropriate and empowering way for students. • This module is appropriate for teachers of all experience levels. Contact trainings@hotasanastudio.com • #yogacues  #yogaanatomy  #communication  #talkthetalk 
"One does not have to be a combat soldier, or visit a refugee camp in Syria or the Congo to encounter trauma. Trauma happen to us, our friends, our families, and our neighbors. Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that one in five Americans was sexually molested as a child; one in four was beaten by a parent to the point of a mark being left on their body; and one in three couples engages in physical violence. A quarter of us grew up with alcoholic relatives, and one out of eight witnessed their mother being beaten or hit." - The Body Keeps the Score

Teaching with a trauma-sensitive lens must be an essential component of pedagogy. We don't always know the experiences of our students. Is it fair to tailor our lessons to students who have experienced trauma when others have not? Yes. Absolutely. Creating a safe environment for those who have experienced trauma inevitably creates a safe space for those who have not.

In his book, The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk, shares that trauma can lead to a list of physical ailments, including muscle tension, back pain, headaches, and other types of chronic pain. He recommends yoga as a way to manage trauma.

How do we create a trauma sensitive space as yoga teachers?  Check out my latest blog post by clicking the link in my bio to see how. If you have other suggestions, please share them here or on my webpage. 
#trauma #traumasensitiveyoga #traumasensitiveteaching #yogateacher #yogateaching #theartofteaching #yogacues #cues #forwardfold #uttanasana #yoganorthcarolina #ncstate #unc #myyoga #yogajourney #northcarolinayoga #fold #folding #thebodykeepsthescore #stratigies #teacher #teachersofinstagram #teach #practice #lessonplanning
"One does not have to be a combat soldier, or visit a refugee camp in Syria or the Congo to encounter trauma. Trauma happen to us, our friends, our families, and our neighbors. Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown that one in five Americans was sexually molested as a child; one in four was beaten by a parent to the point of a mark being left on their body; and one in three couples engages in physical violence. A quarter of us grew up with alcoholic relatives, and one out of eight witnessed their mother being beaten or hit." - The Body Keeps the Score Teaching with a trauma-sensitive lens must be an essential component of pedagogy. We don't always know the experiences of our students. Is it fair to tailor our lessons to students who have experienced trauma when others have not? Yes. Absolutely. Creating a safe environment for those who have experienced trauma inevitably creates a safe space for those who have not. In his book, The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk, shares that trauma can lead to a list of physical ailments, including muscle tension, back pain, headaches, and other types of chronic pain. He recommends yoga as a way to manage trauma. How do we create a trauma sensitive space as yoga teachers? Check out my latest blog post by clicking the link in my bio to see how. If you have other suggestions, please share them here or on my webpage. #trauma  #traumasensitiveyoga  #traumasensitiveteaching  #yogateacher  #yogateaching  #theartofteaching  #yogacues  #cues  #forwardfold  #uttanasana  #yoganorthcarolina  #ncstate  #unc  #myyoga  #yogajourney  #northcarolinayoga  #fold  #folding  #thebodykeepsthescore  #stratigies  #teacher  #teachersofinstagram  #teach  #practice  #lessonplanning 
Upward-Facing Dog: An ⬆️lifting approach
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YogaSoul teacher @theyogaphysicist with the assistance of @nashvillebodyworks illustrates a way to safely approach #upwardfacingdog ⬆️🐶 with the use of some basic props.
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Two blocks are used to create a boundary, help the legs remain active, and protect the integrity of spine (🚫more passively dumping into the low back).
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#urdhvamukhasvanasana #yogasoul #yogaforthesoul #awakeningthespine #healthybacks #healthyshoulders #healthyspine #backcare #activevspassive #sthirasukha #yogaadjustments #yogacues #nashvilleyoga #yogaworks #yogaprops #yogablocks #healthyboundaries #theyogaphysicist #nashvilleyogateacher #tennesseeyoga #alignmentiskey #soulsquad
Upward-Facing Dog: An ⬆️lifting approach . YogaSoul teacher @theyogaphysicist with the assistance of @nashvillebodyworks illustrates a way to safely approach #upwardfacingdog  ⬆️🐶 with the use of some basic props. . Two blocks are used to create a boundary, help the legs remain active, and protect the integrity of spine (🚫more passively dumping into the low back). . . . #urdhvamukhasvanasana  #yogasoul  #yogaforthesoul  #awakeningthespine  #healthybacks  #healthyshoulders  #healthyspine  #backcare  #activevspassive  #sthirasukha  #yogaadjustments  #yogacues  #nashvilleyoga  #yogaworks  #yogaprops  #yogablocks  #healthyboundaries  #theyogaphysicist  #nashvilleyogateacher  #tennesseeyoga  #alignmentiskey  #soulsquad 
One of my favourite quotes from the dude himself, B. K. S. Iyengar. It always amazes me how many ways I can find to breathe. Breathing deep from the belly, expansively from the ribs, shining from the chest. Breath like a fire, a river, an accordion. Or indeed, like a tiger’s claw releasing its grip. Why not.
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#iyengaryoga #bksiyengar #breath #ribs #heartopener #expansion #yogacues #yogamemes #yogaquotes #breathingexercises #iloveiyengar #yoga
A tiny restorative-type pose for your enjoyment. If I'm using this in a Yin class, I tell members that the little roll can be a bigger roll. Listen for the placement cues! ❤️❤️❤️ #yogavideos #yogacues #yogini #yoga #restorativeyoga #restorativeyogateacher #alignment #rest #yinyoga #yogatutorial #yogateacher #heartopener
Downward-facing dog is key to vinyasa yoga and having a good one can clean up your entire practice.
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It’s easy to forget that the primary focus of this pose is neither hamstrings nor shoulders; it’s really about the spine.

Our teacher Nick (@theyogaphysicist), with the help of @nashvillebodyworker, offers key alignment cues for well-aligned spaciousness and intensity in your dog.
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Downward-facing dog is key to vinyasa yoga and having a good one can clean up your entire practice. . It’s easy to forget that the primary focus of this pose is neither hamstrings nor shoulders; it’s really about the spine. Our teacher Nick (@theyogaphysicist), with the help of @nashvillebodyworker, offers key alignment cues for well-aligned spaciousness and intensity in your dog. . . . #yogasoul  #yogaforthesoul  #awakeningthespine  #healthybacks  #healthyspine  #backcare  #sthirasukha  #downwardfacingdog  #yogaadjustments  #yogacues  #nashvilleyoga  #yogaworks  #theyogaphysicist  #nashvilleyogateacher  #tennesseeyoga  #alignmentiskey  #soulsquad  #soulfull 
start in a seated position taking a few deep inhales and exhales. Drop shoulders away from ears and down the back. Roll neck around in circles to the right and to left. Walk hands out in front of you bringing feet behind you to table top position clip the toes in the back. Inhale cow drop the belly, open the chest, exhale cat rounding the spine. Coming into your first downward dog keep a micro-bend in your elbows & knees. spread fingers wide feeling all four corners of your palms and all four corners of your feet lifting and spreading the toes. walk out the dog bending the right knee & the left alternating each leg. Bend the knees deeply smiling your sit bones up towards the ceiling. Inhale the right leg up keeping hips & shoulders square & straight spine. Hinging the knee bring leg around in circles waking up the hip. Exhale left leg to meet right in downward dog. (repeat on left side)
plank pose, chataranga (half push-up),
upward dog drop hips to the earth and firm the thighs looking over right shoulder & then over your left shoulder, downward dog.
(sun salutes) Bring right foot through to crescent lunge inhale arms up, exhale the arms down to frame your feet, bring left foot through to meet right foot  in forward fold. Ihale up take a slight back bend. Exhale foward fold, jump or walk back to plank pose, chataranga, upward dog, downward dog, inhale right leg up & through inbetween the hands, inhale arms up to crescent lunge, exhale your hands down to frame your feet, bringing your left foot to meet right in forward fold. Inhale all the way up exhale forward fold. Jump or walk back to plank pose, chararunga upward dog, downward dog. Come forward to a side plank on right side inhale the right arm up (option to come into tree variation) bringing your right foot behind you to a kick stand to wild thing back to downward dog (repeat on other side) back to downward dog. Walk, jump or float your feet to meet hands in forward fold. Slightly bending the knees wrapping forearms around thighs for a deeper stretch. Inhale arms up take slight back bend exhale hands to heart center. .
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start in a seated position taking a few deep inhales and exhales. Drop shoulders away from ears and down the back. Roll neck around in circles to the right and to left. Walk hands out in front of you bringing feet behind you to table top position clip the toes in the back. Inhale cow drop the belly, open the chest, exhale cat rounding the spine. Coming into your first downward dog keep a micro-bend in your elbows & knees. spread fingers wide feeling all four corners of your palms and all four corners of your feet lifting and spreading the toes. walk out the dog bending the right knee & the left alternating each leg. Bend the knees deeply smiling your sit bones up towards the ceiling. Inhale the right leg up keeping hips & shoulders square & straight spine. Hinging the knee bring leg around in circles waking up the hip. Exhale left leg to meet right in downward dog. (repeat on left side) plank pose, chataranga (half push-up), upward dog drop hips to the earth and firm the thighs looking over right shoulder & then over your left shoulder, downward dog. (sun salutes) Bring right foot through to crescent lunge inhale arms up, exhale the arms down to frame your feet, bring left foot through to meet right foot in forward fold. Ihale up take a slight back bend. Exhale foward fold, jump or walk back to plank pose, chataranga, upward dog, downward dog, inhale right leg up & through inbetween the hands, inhale arms up to crescent lunge, exhale your hands down to frame your feet, bringing your left foot to meet right in forward fold. Inhale all the way up exhale forward fold. Jump or walk back to plank pose, chararunga upward dog, downward dog. Come forward to a side plank on right side inhale the right arm up (option to come into tree variation) bringing your right foot behind you to a kick stand to wild thing back to downward dog (repeat on other side) back to downward dog. Walk, jump or float your feet to meet hands in forward fold. Slightly bending the knees wrapping forearms around thighs for a deeper stretch. Inhale arms up take slight back bend exhale hands to heart center. . . . Continued in comments!
Pressing your hands down to the floor! #yogacues #ytt
When I was in my teacher training, the time of our final teaching projects was fast approaching. People were afraid that their students would be harsh towards a new teacher's learning process. "But what if I'm awful!?" I remember one person saying. One of the program teachers then said one of the most epic, strange, and ultimately TRUE encouragements I've ever recieved: "DARE TO SUCK!" In other words, get out of your own way and lead with the heart. People are much more forgiving than we give them credit for. ❤❤❤ #yoga #yogavideos #yogaforrunners #yogateacher #yogatutorial #yogastrong #flowyoga #flow #workout #workoutmotivation #alignment #yogacues #yogisquat #malasanapose #malasana #goddess #vinyasa #vinyasaflow #standingsplit #chamatkrasana #flipdog #wildthing #hipopeners #halfmoon #personalrecord #backsquats #yogiswholift #yoginiswholift #yogiswhocrossfit
When I was in my teacher training, the time of our final teaching projects was fast approaching. People were afraid that their students would be harsh towards a new teacher's learning process. "But what if I'm awful!?" I remember one person saying. One of the program teachers then said one of the most epic, strange, and ultimately TRUE encouragements I've ever recieved: "DARE TO SUCK!" In other words, get out of your own way and lead with the heart. People are much more forgiving than we give them credit for. ❤❤❤ #yoga  #yogavideos  #yogaforrunners  #yogateacher  #yogatutorial  #yogastrong  #flowyoga  #flow  #workout  #workoutmotivation  #alignment  #yogacues  #yogisquat  #malasanapose  #malasana  #goddess  #vinyasa  #vinyasaflow  #standingsplit  #chamatkrasana  #flipdog  #wildthing  #hipopeners  #halfmoon  #personalrecord  #backsquats  #yogiswholift  #yoginiswholift  #yogiswhocrossfit 
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I’m a big culprit...but I think EVERY teacher has or still used this cue. ‘Come into...’ WE ALL NEED TO STOP!! I haven’t got enough bodily fluids for all this!!!
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And once you notice this ‘come’ classes won’t be the same again. Teaching will never be the same again. You will be chuckling to yourself throughout!
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COME ——————————————————————————— I’m a big culprit...but I think EVERY teacher has or still used this cue. ‘Come into...’ WE ALL NEED TO STOP!! I haven’t got enough bodily fluids for all this!!! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ “ ⠀⠀Feel the ⠀⠀length come ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀” ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ And once you notice this ‘come’ classes won’t be the same again. Teaching will never be the same again. You will be chuckling to yourself throughout! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Come on everybody! ——————————————————————————— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #movement  #yogacues  #pilatescues  #pilatesinstructor  #yogateacher  #randomtalkingvideo  #rtv  #come  #yogainspiration  #comeoneverybody  #cometogether  #brightonyoga  #yogabrighton 
When in doubt, just remember that you are Divine Light. Remember that you already know what to do; the answer just needs to rise to the surface. ❤ You are beautiful ❤ You are Light ❤ You are Divine ❤ #yoga #yogavideos #yogaforrunners #yogateacher #yogatutorial #yogastrong #flowyoga #flow #workout #workoutmotivation #alignment #yogacues #yogisquat #malasanapose #malasana #goddess #vinyasa #vinyasaflow #standingsplit #chamatkrasana #flipdog #wildthing #hipopeners #halfmoon #personalrecord #backsquats #yogiswholift #yoginiswholift #yogiswhocrossfit
When in doubt, just remember that you are Divine Light. Remember that you already know what to do; the answer just needs to rise to the surface. ❤ You are beautiful ❤ You are Light ❤ You are Divine ❤ #yoga  #yogavideos  #yogaforrunners  #yogateacher  #yogatutorial  #yogastrong  #flowyoga  #flow  #workout  #workoutmotivation  #alignment  #yogacues  #yogisquat  #malasanapose  #malasana  #goddess  #vinyasa  #vinyasaflow  #standingsplit  #chamatkrasana  #flipdog  #wildthing  #hipopeners  #halfmoon  #personalrecord  #backsquats  #yogiswholift  #yoginiswholift  #yogiswhocrossfit 
Kettle Bell deficit squats. They always look more badass on boxes!! PS... I know this is for legs, but check out those arms!!! ❤❤❤ @mandi_muscles we need to do these together!! #yoga #yogavideos #yogaforrunners #yogateacher #yogatutorial #yogastrong #flowyoga #flow #workout #workoutmotivation #alignment #yogacues #yogisquat #malasanapose #malasana #goddess #vinyasa #vinyasaflow #standingsplit #chamatkrasana #flipdog #wildthing #hipopeners #halfmoon #yogiswholift #yogiswhocrossfit
Kettle Bell deficit squats. They always look more badass on boxes!! PS... I know this is for legs, but check out those arms!!! ❤❤❤ @mandi_muscles we need to do these together!! #yoga  #yogavideos  #yogaforrunners  #yogateacher  #yogatutorial  #yogastrong  #flowyoga  #flow  #workout  #workoutmotivation  #alignment  #yogacues  #yogisquat  #malasanapose  #malasana  #goddess  #vinyasa  #vinyasaflow  #standingsplit  #chamatkrasana  #flipdog  #wildthing  #hipopeners  #halfmoon  #yogiswholift  #yogiswhocrossfit