Come & join Kim Matsko in her 10am Ashtanga Primary series class! 🧘🏻♀️🧘🏻♂️
10am all level flow w/ Joshua
10am Ashtanga w/ Kim
10am slow flow w/ Caitlin
3pm all level flow w/ Allie
3pm basics w/ John Eeds
5pm hot yoga w/ Annie
I can't believe it's the last day of #FallForYoga already! 🍁 For day 7, Sunday, take a rest day with any restorative pose. Here's my happy baby 👣 - one that I always do before shavasana. .
Thanks to everyone who participated in this challenge! I had a fun time hosting it - my first time! 😁 .
Don't forget to use the hashtag #FallForYoga and follow + tag all hosts and sponsors to be eligible for prizes! Oh, and set your profile to public so we can see your awesome poses! 🤩 .
Fun Hosts: 🍁 @brittanyschreiber
🍁 @lostdreams_ 🍁 @mariagrandayoga .
Amazing Sponsors: 🎁 @ab_eze
🎁 @oiludoterra . 💖Asanas to fall for:
1) Any seated pose ✅
2) Any standing pose ✅
3) Any arm balancing pose ✅
4) Any balancing pose ✅
5) Any backbend pose
6) Any inversion
7) Any restorative pose .
Day 1 #HollysHandstands off with a bang!
The last time I tried those straddle ones in one of Holly's challenges they were not that smoothe! 🤸♀️🤸♀️ Gonna keep working on these more now. Inversion Hops with @upsidedownmama @wahiyoga
Day 6 forward bending with a split💖
When you relax, your body will relax. When you resist, your body will resist.
The more painful the day, the more relaxed. As long as you want to resist, he will be more painful. This is really hard, but it is the truth.🙏🏻♥️
Happy a relax, fun and happy Sunday all my love😘🙏🏻💖💖💖
Photo credit by lovely @deniseyanv 😘♥️
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🍂🌻🍁 JOIN our wonderful #FeetUpYoga Challenge // 15-21st of October with a stellar group of yogis 🧘♀ ・
Let’s take advantage if this stunning world-wide network of yogis, mind- and heartful humans! No matter if you just started or practiced for many years - we want to inspire each other and keep the spirit up. Let’s go!!! 🌻🍁🌻 —> You can participate with and without a @feetup・
—> Check out this amazing team of
Awesome SPONSORS & prizes:
@vioyoga —> a mat
@feetup —> a feetup
@vitajuwel —> a via bottle
@urbanyogisalzburg —> a bracelett
@purya.superfoods —> vegan protein
@flyinglovebirds —> an outfit・
—> How to participate:
☆ You can participate with and without a FeetUp!!! ☆ Post this flyer and text (“repost app” for example) and tag your yoga crew
☆Follow all hosts and sponsors
☆Post a photo or video every day - see topics below
☆Use #FeetUpYoga and tag all hosts and sponsors
☆Set your profile to public so we can find your beautiful uploads
☆Practice safe & choose wisely
☆Enjoy the process! 😄
1 - Warming up with or without a FeetUp. 🍂
2 - Awakening the spine.🍂
3 - Core!🍂
4 - Inverting!
5 - Flying! Any armbalance you like.
6 - Forward bending.
7 - Keep you heart open! A backbend flow.
The pose begins when you want to leave it.
The moment you want to get out of an awkward position is when the practice begins. The practice to relax the mind through the discomfort. The practice to handle the stress that life throws at you. The practice in teaching yourself that you can handle it. One breathe at a time. On AND off the mat.
Create the possibility of managing your mind on the mat this week at my classes on offer at:
● Total Fusion Mt Gravatt
• Mon 22/10
12.00pm: Vin Yin (cover)
• Tues 23/10
9.45am: Flow Restore Meditate (cover)
• Wed 24/10
6.00am: Total Flow
• Fri 26/10
• Sun 28/10
7.30am: Total Flow 75 mins (covering for @chris.fenet 🙏🏼)
● Total Fusion Platinum Newstead
• Sun 28/10
4.15pm: Yin 75 mins
Been busy all day having about a million boys over to play. I did squeeze a practice in with @stephaniesnyderyoga from @yogaglo. Was a #Heartopener and #twistpose flow
Now watching scary movies with the boys
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I revisited yesterday’s #ustrasana variation and nailed it using a block! I love props. They give me super powers. Thanks @yogi.alinfini2.0 for the inspiration 😘
Two challenges using the same pose #wheelpose#yogibossbabes 👏🏼 . . .
#Repost @cyogalife with @get_repost
👑🕊🥨 Day 2️⃣0️⃣ of #KapotasanaRules with @cyogalife ➡️ #ViparitaDandasana variant 🥨🕊👑
Another pose to use the wall as a helper. You can enter it either pushing from the ground up into Viparita (Wheel on the forearms), then climb the feet on it, or, kicking into Forearm Balance, arch, find it with the toes and walk down until the legs will be parallel to the floor. I recommend the first entry because, right from the first moment, you’ll be opening the shoulders and upper back a lot, as the chest keeps pushing away from the arms. Play with the leg height, find an angle where you can keep them very engaged (hello hip flexors!), push away from the wall and feel the stretch all along the front of the body, from the elbows all the way to the toes, with absolutely no compression in the lumbar spine. You can let the head dangle in the air, or look down to the hands, to make a deeper arch. When you first get into it, finding the right distance could be tricky, so you might need to come up/down a couple of times, to readjust the forearms. You don’t want to be so far that you’re losing the wall connection, nor so close that the legs are bent or it’s too intense in the shoulders. This last point is particularly important as some people notice them going numb or losing sensation, which often happens when they push out too far and cut their own blood circulation. Go gradually, pace yourself and gain mobility and strength bit by bit. One last thing: if you open the feet hip width, it’ll make things easier (less intense in the low back) than keeping the inner heels touching. Your turn to try... comment below how it goes and have a great #practice !!!
Day one of the #neverALOnewestand#yogachallenge#GoddessPose •
When I was in 8th grade a boy once looked at me and said, “Ew! When are you going to fix your teeth?” I never smiled and always covered my mouth in shame of my crooked teeth. •
I allowed a bully’s words to scar me! I carried those harsh words with me until my senior year when I finally removed my braces. •
I had to teach myself how to smile with confidence bc honestly, I didn’t know how. •
Now, my smile is one of my favorite features and I can proudly say I absolutely LOVE my bright and shiny slightly misaligned teeth! ✨
They’re not perfect but guess what #perfectisboring 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Bullying is NEVER okay. ✨October is National Bullying Prevention Month and we want to stand as a yoga community AGAINST bullying and FOR kindness. ••Join us for 10 days of standing poses as we stand against bullying. @bentley.likethecar @freckled_yogi @gentlesoulyogi @kelleyapril @warriorfromwithin @skclay86 @alo.moves @aloyoga #yoga#yogagirl#yogainspiration#selflove#confidence#alomoveschallenge#yogaeverydamnday#yogaeverywhere#yogisofinstagram#loveyourself#stopbullying
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Straddle press to handstand using a strap. 🤸
As you get comfortable using the wall to practice your pressing then this is a really good transitional step. The strap gets as much stick as the wall does but I really don't care, it worked for me and it may or may not work for you but isn't it worth trying? I'll take all the help I can get at this age 😭
So what's the issue with using a strap you might ask..... well firstly you have to push your arms outwards which is not how you would press minus a strap. You would be pulling arms inwards.
Once you realise this and balance your press practice using alternative methods then go for it! It won't ruin your life and it feels damn well amazing!
The strap I'm using here is an infinity strap but you can use any strap or belt, just make a loop wide enough that it keeps your arms shoulder width.
Set up exactly how I've explained in my previous posts regarding shoulders.
Lean forward, draw hips up and come right up onto your tippy toes, if you feel nervous to straddle press then you could lift one leg at a time and try a puppy press. Forget about going all the way to handstand if you're just learning and focus on just lifting the hips.
Make sure strap is above elbows and press arms hard into the strap moving outwards.
The strap helps keep the shoulders stable.
Try not to lean forward too much and if you feel you're bending your arms, then don't worry but engage your triceps as much as you can and really focus on your maintaining a strong shoulder girdle.
Notice in my diagram above the distance between my hands and feet.
The scary part is when you get up to handstand and your arms are strapped in so perhaps keep a wall or cushions close just in case while you get familiar with how this feels.
The first time I tried this my legs felt like cement so don't give up! 🤸
Pull on your boots and take on the day! 👢😎
These boots were made for... flipped grips and pigeon pose!👢 .
It's a bittersweet post.. I'm sad that our challenge has come to an end, but I'm also so excited to share this photo! This time last year, a #mermaid bind was a challenge for me.. let alone a flipped grip. Do you know that gif/meme of the lady looking confused af, with the math floating around her head? 👉🏻 That was me.. thinking about flipping my grip. A few months ago, I finally figured out a little trick of grabbing my big toe and rotating my shoulder and elbow.. last week it clicked, and I was able to do it! (Even the bum shoulder cooperated 😂) Then, a few days ago, I was getting this photo and these boots, with my preferred pointed toe, made it so much easier! (Thank you @justinboots_ 😘) If only I'd thought to put my #boots on last year.. 😂 So, if you are struggling with flipped grip, put on a pair of pointed toe shoes/boots and give it a try 👉🏻 #yoga tips from that #redhaired girl on Instagram 😘 (That's going to be the title of my new book, I think 🤓) .
Anyhoo... Thank you all so much for sharing your practice with us and for showing off those boots 😍 For our final day, choose any variation of pigeon.. in boots 😎
Remember to honor your body, use props, take any modifications you might need and have fun!
Be sure to check-in with my gorgeous co-hosts for inspiration 😘
🧘🏻♀️ Pose List::
15th - Dancer's Pose💃
16th - Pincha Pose 🙃
17th - Side Plank Pose👊
18th - Headstand Pose🍑
19th - Wild Thing Pose🧣
20th - Chinstand Pose😎
21st - Pigeon Pose😍
🔥¡Wanderlust 108 CDMX! 🔥
¡Juntos yogueamos, jugamos, reímos y tuvimos la energía arriba!🕺💃
Muchas gracias por un tercer año de hacer este evento posible 😎😍
#Wanderlust108#WanderlustMexico 📸 @ivn.calderon
Bow is a posture that can be very intense. Its easy to look on instagram and think wow should my bow look like that? ... The question you should be asking yourself is “does this feel okay for my body?” To be honest it is important to check in with your spine and if it feels like a strain or you feel pain when doing bow on your belly... no fret there are many modifications. 🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂
Day 5- Bow
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I love backbends as they are beautiful. When I first started yoga, back bending was near impossible. My cow pose was not much different from a table pose, and holding a plank was a lot easier than cobra pose. I would drench in my own sweat when stretching out my tight body.
My back bend has come a long way since, but it still has plenty of room for improvement as my bend mostly is from my quads & hip reflexors.
I have seen this variation of king pigeon on IG several times but I never tried it as it seems quite impossible for someone with tight shoulders like mine. True enough, after I bind my hand to my pigeon foot, my other hand had trouble reaching for back foot. I needed master to bring my back foot to my hand before I could flip my grip.
I know I’ll be able to do it on my own one day so long I keep a consistent practice. Thank you master for showing me the way 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻