I can finally give myself a hug ☺️ Next step is keeping that back straight!
Most of the time when I’m practicing yoga or other sports people seem to assume that flexibility is something that came naturally to me and that I must be super flexi like a noodle. Reality is, I am definitely not very flexible and I didn’t stretch ever until last August.
My body was in constant pain because of that. I had to stretch every single day just to get to the stage where I wasn’t in pain and achieving things like this seemed completely impossible to me. My body returns to a state of ridiculous pain if I miss just a few days of stretching which is why I am continuing to progress. It doesn’t come naturally to me at all, I just have no choice but to push myself every day to get up and move and train.
NEW Episode!! A "Man Versus Yoga" Special Report: Inside The Reverse Yoga Country Club. That's right, we're going undercover. Not really but that would be cool.
A seriously hysterical episode about a guy going to a studio for the first time and all of the pitfalls he will encounter.
LINK IN BIO.
Sutra 1.2 “Yogah citta vrtti nirodhah” ⚡️ “yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind” - Patanjali I am grateful for my practice today and every day because it opens up a connection of understanding within the mind 🙌🏻 Namaste.
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NEW CLASS ALERT! We are so excited that Amanda Hill is now teaching Hatha Yoga Tuesdays at 5pm and Thursdays at 7.15pm. Treat yourself to this lovely practice and welcome Amanda to pystyles. #newteacher#welcome#new
DAY 21 of #loveasana extended hand to big toe pose or Utthita Hasta Padangustasana. This pose works on hip mobility, while improving your balance. It gives a unique shift of weight while balancing that gives the challenge of this pose. It’ll also helps you ground down and build up strength in your standing leg. Swipe over to see variations! .
Let’s break this pose down from the ground up.
1. Start standing with your hands down by your side.
2. Pull your knee up in line with your hip and grab your big toe with your peace fingers.
3. You can grab for your knee if you are still working on flexibility.
4. Kick your leg out if you have a hold of your big toe.
5. Keep your chest proud and lifted.
6. Stack your shoulders over your hips
7. When you are stable here and you can say your name your birthday and what day it is kick your leg out to the side.
8. Juicey it up but pulling your foot closer to your head.
9. Extend your option arm out/up to counter balance your weight being displaced. .
Today’s journal is what is one thing your ego/self made image is blocking you from.
I am going to sound really silly for a second. But I debated posing the full expression of this pose because of the roll you see on the side of my body. Yes..that tiny roll that is there because of compressing my body to get my leg up. Now don’t get me wrong I am proud of my body, I have worked so hard for my body but it is the damn perfectionist in me that sits there and says “ummm, that’s not how it’s suppose to look.” I get in my head like this when it comes to yoga too. I use to get frustrated if I fell out of things, or if I had to take a break from high to low plank. I am 100% getting better but Its because I’ve learned that the practice is just that, the practice. .
1. Must be following @c8linmariecat and myself
2. Must keep up with the challenge and journals daily—we’ll be checking
3. Like and repost the original picture of the poses names that’s located on @c8linmariecat ’s Instagram
4. Tag a friend in the OG post to join!
If you do all these things you will have the opportunity to be entered to win a new @lululemon mat! Feel free to comment
Lettuce eat more plants, shall we?! 😍
When I was younger, I actually hated a lot of fruits and veggies 😳. I thought mangoes looked weird and slimy and that avocado was some kind of alien food 😂🙈🤔 lol⠀
Now I know you may be thinking, what the f*ck was wrong with me?! 🙆🏻 Haha⠀
I wish I could explain it myself, I think I was just so used to eating rice and beans (hispanic life), macaroni and cheese like every other day, and tons of fast food that I simply never created the liking for real raw foods.
As I've transitioned my eating habits though, plants are the foods I CRAVE!⠀🥑🥒🥝🍍🍉🥗
And it's not only my eating habits that have changed, it's also lifestyle habits overall.⠀
I intentionally look to buy my favorite foods without plastic packaging or at the least, minimal packaging because not only do I want to take care of my body, but also the planet.⠀
That's why in March I'll be launching a month long eco-friendly awareness challenge / campaign with this sustainability queen --> @carly_bergman ! 👸🏼
Who would be interested in participating?!⠀
We'll have more details for you all veryyy soon!⠀
Until then, let's eat plants and spread the love 🤗💚
Veg Tee by @vegetaryn 🌿
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Inviting you to feel all this months' love vibes with #ArtofOpenHearts challenge between February 26 to March 4!
This short and sweet challenge will guide you through opening your heart in a safe way, both physically and when looking inside 💖
Each day we will share a pose that will guide us safely to deeper backbends with a caption of how we can prepare our hearts to open up safely to life itself ❤
Join us by following these simple rules:
Follow us hosts:
Follow the beautiful sponsors:
@vibratehigherofficial@firstname.lastname@example.org and tag #LoveOfBackbends@mymalanecklace
Repost this flyer and tag #ArtOfOpenHearts , a friend to join, and all hosts and sponsors in all your posts 💕
The lineup for you early birds 🐣
1. Cow Face
2. Boat pose
3. Low Lunge
6. Bow / Wheel (whichever side of the pose you love the most💕)
💥This photograph has not been enhanced💥 We were meditating at the beach this morning when a jogger’s grunt (no, that’s not rhyming slang) stirred me. I opened my eyes and saw this. Took a quick piccy then finished my med. When we opened our eyes at the end there was only a blanket of grey cloud.
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