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Your rate of progress is largely based on how much time you give to it. @sarah.the.yogi  ❤️ shows us that your goal doesn't have to take a lifetime! Are you still standing in your own way?
It's never too late to start yoga! @taoporchonlynch ❤️ 100 years is an inspiration! What's your excuse? 😏 Tag your friends who are still making excuses, and get on your mat today!
Here's a basic yoga sequence to feel strong and grounded! 💪🧘‍♀ @maryochsner  ❤️⠀ Quick tip: activating your feet's arches make a big difference in fighting muscle fatigue or wobbly balance! What's your favorite pose from this video?
Tittibhasana, Firefly pose, is one of those shapes that doesn't look humanly possible, right?? 😳⠀ But this sequence will get you there! @ericatenggarayoga  ❤️⠀ What other poses look crazy impossible for the human body?⠀ ⠀ YOGA SEQUENCE: TITTIBHASANA / FIREFLY POSE⠀ WARM UP: Sun salutations A & B x5 each google if unsure⠀ 1. MALASANA 10mins⠀ If 10mins is not possible then do less, this applies to the whole sequence⠀ 2. LIZARD POSE 2mins⠀ Like warrior 1 legs with heels hip width & go as low as you can to open the hips⠀ 3. PYRAMID POSE 1min⠀ Shorten the stance slightly from lizard pose and straighten the front leg, fold inside the leg if elbows touch down lift front ball of foot⠀ 4. PRASARITA PADOTANASANA 1min⠀ I intended to show this pose using a wall but it was just too much crotch for my liking, so do what you can yoga journal has a great description on this one⠀ 5. UPAVISTA KONASANA 3mins⠀ If you find you're having trouble just sitting up right, return to the squat. Otherwise continue to lean forward & trust that with time your arms and chest will lower, this one just requires pure patience⠀ 6. KURMASANA 3mins⠀ I personally feel you need to have the chest to the floor in step 5 before attempting step 6 but then again doing step 6 might improve your step 5! To enter please YouTube as I'm restricted for word count⠀ 7. NAVASANA 1MIN⠀ It's long minute in navasana but t will train your core to hold on & work the chest & hip flexor you need for the arm balance⠀ 8. SHOULDERS BEHIND KNEES⠀ On your feet slighter wider than shoulder width bend forward, bend knees lift right heel up hook shoulder behind knee, lower heel & repeat⠀ 9. BUTT DOWN KNEES IN⠀ Lower butt & rest hamstrings on triceps, squeeze knees & make feet light⠀ 10. HOOK ANKLES⠀ & SQUEEZE the shoulders, this is the base of the arm balance so if this feels not right keep practicing it before you move forward⠀ 11. STRAIGHTEN LEGS⠀ Round the spine, pull the tail bone up as you extend the feet keeping the knees pulling inwards to prevent slippage⠀ 12. BUTT DOWN⠀ Is just another version that I find easier than 11. You can straighten the arms & the feet feel light
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Have you tried to get into a yoga pose by sheer momentum?⠀ 1⃣ It's hard to stick the pose.⠀ 2⃣ It's hard to build the awareness and muscle memory to make the pose easier! ❤️ @adellbridges ⠀ ⠀ It’s great to be ambitious in reaching your goal, but don’t forget the steps along the way! (In yoga postures and in life 😊) .⠀ .⠀ Here’s an example. It may feel like kicking up to headstand with one leg up will get you to your goal faster. But most of the time this opens the hip to the side causing a twist, and when you jump you’re giving yourself momentum which you then have to stop while upside down! The risk in falling is much higher! . .⠀ Try this instead: find the balance on your head and forearms with your feet low to the ground first, bringing your center of gravity (the hips) over your foundation (your head). And then slowly lift the legs, one at a time, and then upwards as if each centimeter is a step along the journey. This is not only safer for the neck and head, but also a great strength builder to make you more controlled in your inversions.
Wanna kick Crow Pose up a notch? 🔥 Watch @yrc.yoga  ❤️ working her abs, shoulders, even her fingers! If you're practicing this sequence, how many reps can you do today? Tag your friends for inspo!⠀ ⠀ ❤️ Upload your best yoga photos 👉 yogaposesguide.com (link in bio) Most beautiful photos will be featured here 😍⠀ __⠀ @yogapractice - your daily yoga inspiration 🙏
When the urge calls, you just gotta stop, drop, and Snow-ga! ❄⛷☃ Have you ever tried a yoga pose in the snow? Tag your snowbird yogi friends for inspo! @evgeshayoga  ⛄⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ❤️ Upload your best yoga photos 👉 yogaposesguide.com (link in bio) Most beautiful photos will be featured here 😍⠀ __⠀ @yogapractice - your daily yoga inspiration 🙏
Walls, we ❤️ you. Thank you for helping our journeys into challenge poses - like handstand tucks!⠀ What other poses have you used the wall for?⠀ Tag your yogi friends for inspo! @janiceliou  👏⠀ ⠀ 。⠀ WARM-UP: wrist stretches and strengtheners (I only briefly show this)⠀ KEY TIPS:⠀ - Keep your head lifted (ears in front of your biceps)⠀ - Hug your armpits in (instead of flaring the elbows wide, hug your elbows towards one another with straight arms)⠀ - Round the upper back (but keep head lifted)⠀ - Draw your ribs down and in (think of contracting your core like you’re trying to pull your ribcage down to your hip bones)⠀ - To find balance and take flight: slightly arch your hips so that they stack over your shoulders (cat/cow action - cat rounding in the upper back but slight cow arching in your lower)⠀ - Hug your legs and toes together so that you have better spacial awareness⠀ - Don’t over-do it! Practice during commercial breaks rather than for an hour long and you’ll keep those wrists happy!⠀ - Be patient and allow yourself to fail, its a necessary stepping stone to success
What's better than yoga in bed?? Wake up your spine, neck and hips in ❤️ @maryochsner 's short and sweet morning flow. What's your favorite way to start your day feeling alive and ready?⠀ ⠀ ❤️ Upload your best yoga photos 👉 yogaposesguide.com (link in bio) Most beautiful photos will be featured here 😍⠀ __⠀ @yogapractice - your daily yoga inspiration 🙏
Build major heat, strength and flexibility with this awesome prep sequence for Pincha Mayurasana! Think you can hold Downward Facing Dog for 5 minutes?? 😅💦 Try and let us know! @ericatenggarayoga  ❤️⠀ ⠀ Warm up: SUN A & B x5⠀ 1. DOWN DOG⠀ You need strong shoulders for pincha & this will def train that⠀ 2. FOREARM PLANK⠀ Trains your hips & lower back to not collapse, strength makes for lightness, think of a hollow body the whole time & rest between sets⠀ 3. LOCUST⠀ legs together, dont lift high but extend forward & back from crown of head to toes, this is to train the inner thighs & back muscles⠀ 4. HIGH LUNGE⠀ To strengthen & stretch the quads. Strength for kicking up to the inversion⠀ Stretch to keep top leg extended in kicking up⠀ 5. HALF SPLITS⠀ Because the prep for pincha is dolphin & tight hamstrings will make you suffer in dolphin, best have them open & make life easier⠀ 6. GARUDASANA⠀ You need open shoulders for pincha, notice how in garudasana the inner biceps & elbows face up and how the top outer shoulder and triceps roll down? Yup, don't forget that⠀ 7. EXTENDED PUPPY⠀ With bent elbows to up the intensity. I often find if I don't do this, it's harder to hold pincha⠀ 8. SHOULDER STRETCH⠀ Similar to extended puppy, you can use the edge/ledge of anything just instead think of a hollow torso yet still press the shoulders & armpits down to stretch them, this is the stretch you want to feel while in dolphin & pincha the whole time⠀ 9. DOLPHIN⠀ Strap up the elbows keeping them shoulder width to avoid splaying, hold a block between palms to prevent them sliding in, inner biceps forward, outer triceps back⠀ If you feel like dying here, then you are not ready to go further & repeat previous steps until dolphin feels more effortless⠀ 10. REVERSE PINCHA⠀ Think forearm plank & dolphin combined yet elevated, keep elbows 1 leg distance away from wall or closer, this helps train the fear of inversions⠀ 11. PINCHA PALMS IN⠀ Set up like dolphin, kick up to the wall, forehead to strap, grow feet UP the wall⠀ 1min x 3, 30s rest between⠀ Not joking⠀ Effort before effortless⠀ 12. PINCHA PALMS DOWN⠀ Like step 11. But leveled up
Struggling into a backbend before your shoulders and upper back are open? Don't risk injuring your low back! Try these prep poses to work toward the peak in a slow, safe way. @riva_g_  ❤️
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