today’s pose prompt for the NamastayOhm challenge is core work. there are poses that exclusively work your core but i definitely feel my core work every time i do headstand. your core has to be strong in order to lift your legs with control & bring your body in line. i decided to add some heat by doing alternating stag legs (i just could not get my camera setup centered today 😩 so the spacing is a little off.) my core isn’t very strong so i definitely need to work on that this year if i’m going to tackle handstand & more pincha variations. __
10 day mindfulness challenge:
each day one host will provide a pose and a question, and we would love for you to journal your feelings and thoughts for each pose and what it brings up ( and of course share with us during this challenge if you want to)
all participants are welcome — we encourage you to join and share your practice with us
1. Heart Opener
5. Hip Opener
6. Arm balance
7. Core Work ↞
10. Yogi Daily Life ( not a pose but a more candid capture of daily life)
It's so cold I had to leave my boots and sweatshirt on 💕
10 hours ago331
Forgive yourself for:
1. Putting up with all the shit you didn’t deserve.
2. The people you allowed to stay too long.
3. The lessons you needed to learn.
2018 is coming to a close babes. Celebrate👏🏼that👏🏼shit👏🏼. This year was a biggie FULL of lessons and contrast. We weren’t handed anything we couldn’t handle. We weren’t given any lessons not meant for us. Embrace ALL of that shit. Bless it. Release it. It’s not meant to stay. It’s not a fucking boomerang. Don’t bring it back. Not one more time. 👊🏼🔪🧨
Forgiveness is hard. Especially when you’re forgiving yourself. Holy shit it’s hard. But fuck it. Let it all go. You deserve grace too. Be grateful for your growth.🖤✨
🌻Stay looking to the sun and keep yourself grounded in love. You’re in the exact place you’re supposed to be and life really is juicy as hell. Love that shit. // 🔊 @jidsv
DO YOU EVEN #headstand BRO?! ————————————————————Performing headstands and their variations will help increase the strength and endurance throughout your core stabilizers. Headstands also strengthen the shoulders and arms, relieves stress, and increases focus. You will also be upside down which is pretty cool 😎#headstandvariation#core#sirsasana#personaltrainer (I do not own copy rights to this music)
Headstand ➡️ Forearm stand/Pincha update: record of 0.7395572 seconds 💀
Kyle is literally and figuratively sleeping on me 😒 so I played a game of straight leg Russian Roulette with him 👿
Right now there’s around a 40% chance of me falling backwards on straight leg headstand (and in this case- chance of me kicking him awake) 🤷🏻♀️ he won this round...
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I take the bottle to the gym with me. After a hot and sweaty workout, nothing quenches your thirst like cold water ❄️💧🤸🏾♀️🏋🏽♀️
Sometimes I put my hot coffee in it too ☕️🍵
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Started my morning falling out of pincha over my sofa... that still happens all the time but I usually fall out of it into some sort of wheel(sofa to protect my back). This morning there was wild leg flailing and then a roll out over my neck and hands which was so surprisingly painless that I am still busy counting my blessings. Still feeling the most stable in headstand so just a bit of #sirsanaplay that I learned at Dig during one of the asana intensives, I think. Got to make it back to practice once vacation starts. One more day of work. Nothing earth shattering here just my ramblings. Emptying my head because next I get to sit still for a bit and see what bubbles up today during 🧘♀️- if my dreams are portends this day should be interesting....
Woahhh Tips today by @chelseasyoga ⠀
🌞 Headstand Tips 🌞⠀
1. Measure arm placement by reaching for outside of elbows. Interlace fingers and palms remain open. Place crown of head down on the floor (envision where you could balance books if walking 📚😝). ⠀
2. Stand legs up and walk feet in (coming off heels), working to stack hips over shoulders. Elbows magnetized toward one another. ⠀
3. Roll as high as you can in the toes (find almost weightlessness in feet) and lift knee into chest. Core engages. ⠀
4. Try pressing so far forward that maybe you hover the toe and take micro jumps lifting extended foot.⠀
5. Press forearms firmly down to protect neck (head should almost be weightless). Slowly lift other foot bringing both thighs to the chest. ⠀
6. Shift center as hips stack over shoulders. Thighs raise up from chest. Pause. Take a few breaths. Check in with your neck and elbows for alignment. If stable, slowly straighten legs up to ceiling. When starting out try staying for 10-15 breaths and exit the same way you came in (one leg at a time). ⠀
*MAGIC TICKET* Those hips over the shoulders made a HUGE difference for me! It creates a feeling of very light toes that are much easier to lift. Try walking your feet as CLOSE in as you can and THEN roll high onto the toes before lifting the first leg.⠀
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Follow➡@woahyoga 4 more pics & flows🙏⠀
18 hours ago141,492
Long post ahead for #tidbittuesday ... I've been thinking about humility lately. We often think of pride as the opposite of humility. But I think that they are instead, complementary and must be balanced.
Too much pride and you've got an annoying asshole on your hands.
Too much humility and you are refusing to see your true worth.
But what does it really mean to be humble? Does it mean to hide your abilities and play down your feelings?
In my mind's eye, humility starts with non-attachment. We put a lot of emphasis on outward results and abilities, but these aren't the things that make you a quality human being. Being able to do a handstand does not make you a better person and not being able to jump back to chatturanga does not make you a worse person.
When we start to attach "good" or "bad" to those abilities, that's when our pride can start to overflow. We can fall into this trap of becoming overjoyed or frustrated in being able to do a pose.
Being humble does not mean you have to hide these abilities if you are able, either. I think it comes down to being your authentic self, acknowledging what you are able to do or not do without attachment and communicating these feelings with others.
Muting yourself in the name of humility is disingenuous. You short yourself by refusing to recognize your value, even if you see it in others.
I know I struggle immensely with playing small and not taking enough pride in my achievements. But I do recognize that I have come a long way - that not being able to do something does not detract from my value as a human being. With all that being said, there's certainly room for more growth.
Now that you've read through my essay, what are your thoughts on pride and humility?