Your practice was exactly what I needed @laycejayne. Thank you 🙏🏼 If you live in the ‘Boro, you don’t have any plans you can catch her one more time. She will be teaching @maydaybrewery @yoga_beer_mayday at 1:00 today. Lacy has an awesome flow and an awesome play list to complete your Saturday
📸 @laycejayne . . .
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😴🤸🏽♀️🛫 Day 1️⃣7️⃣ of #PressingDreams with @cyogalife ➡️ Thread the needle or #ParsvaBalasana 🛫🤸🏽♀️😴
As exhilarating as it is do do arm balances, some time should also be dedicated to stretch shoulders, upper back and arms so they don’t get sore nor tight and our #practice keeps growing in all directions. This is a fairly mild stretch so it’s great to start loosening things up: once you kneel, cross one arm under the chin and extend it out, perpendicular to the body. Reach through the fingers, spreading them as you turn the head to the side, resting the ear on the floor like you were trying to listen to the earth. Put the other arm wherever works best and align hips right above knees (curl toes under for more stability). Depending on your tension patterns, prior injuries etc, you’ll feel it the same or differently, but most people notice the stretch along the triceps, back deltoids, trapezius, any of the rotator cuffs or all the way to the lats (or any combination of these). The more you turn the chest, the milder this is and vice versa (in the pic I’m doing a 50-50 version). For those wanting to go much further, you can practice the version we’ve done before, where you lay on the abdomen and cross both arms under the chin, ’choky’ style, as you lengthen them in opposite directions, keeping them on a horizontal line, as straight as possible. If your shoulders need extra care, because they’re more sensitive or you’re recovering from an injury, this is a great prior step because you can control how much pressure you want to put on the joint. Close your eyes, breathe a few times and repeat as needed! Enjoy it and let’s get ready for the inversion segment coming up after this...
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🧘🏻♀️ Pose List::
3rd - Candy Cane Pose
4th - Garland Pose
5th - Tree Pose
6th - Fallen Angel
7th - Lasyasana
8th - Fire Log Pose
9th - Tarasana (seated star pose)
Who cares, it’s the weekend. Thank goodness y’all this week ended with bright skies. Have a good one xo . . .
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😴🤸🏽♀️🛫 Day 1️⃣6️⃣ of #PressingDreams with @cyogalife ➡️ Baby #Firefly or #TittibhasanaA 🛫🤸🏽♀️😴
After yesterday’s pose, the flexibility needed for this one is mostly covered. This ‘baby’ #armbalance is all about folding at the flexors, so the legs can climb VERY close to the shoulders. Once they get there, squeeze them into the arms, so they don’t slip down. Look right below you, drop the elbows as close to the butt as they can go, forearms parallel to each other, fingers actively spread, then use the famous leg activation to press up and ‘mount’ on top of the upper arms. It’s pretty straightforward if the legs go high enough and elbows tuck under. Pull navel in when you’re about to go up and breathe a few times, looking out in front. If you’d rather #practice the regular version on the hands, by all means, go for it (or you can do both and notice the differences). Tip once you’re up: continue to squeeze the legs into the back of the arms so you ‘close’ the ‘V’ you’re making. That way, energy accumulates in the body, there’s a stronger bandha, back & side of the body connection, and legs can ‘rest’ a bit on the triceps. Keep the spine as flat as possible and, for those wanting something more, play with the angle feet/hips so raise the legs up as you drop the butt down and vice versa. Do that also balancing on the hands and visualize yourself lifting into Handstand... I’m getting ahead of myself as that’ll happen on Day 27 but this is a moment to start introducing the idea into our head! Do you prefer Baby Tittibha or the regular one? Which one you find easier? For me it’s the Baby one but a lot of people think differently, curious to hear your thoughts too... have a great one!!
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🐳 11/29-12/2 San Diego
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🗻 1/19-19 Guate
🏖 1/20-26 Yoga Retreat
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with so much on our plates its only natural for us to find ourselves getting caught up and overwhelmed with our many things to do.
when i feel like my life is moving too fast for my liking I usually take a day off.
i am a strong believer in the power of a mental health day.
it gives you the opportunity to create space to give love to yourself and to your life.
i preform this act of reconnection by replenishing my vessel, reaffirming to myself that finding the sweetness in solitude is something i am entitled too! I’m am allowed to sip all the tea, do all the face masks and just simply be.
on those days i look back at how far i have come, knowing that i wouldnt have made it this far if didn’t stop and create space for rest.
when life gets to crazy do your best to create space for yourself to simply be.
final day of #collegeyogicommunity .
this tbt to summer is so fitting since how last night new york experienced its first snow fall of the winter ❄️ 💛