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A little warm up goes a long way. I remember teaching 20+ classes a week and every so often having minor tweaks from demonstrating peak poses cold. When I gave myself just a moment to warm up it felt like night and day! So if you’re busy, or just want a quick warm up, try these exercises out. #actionswithhiro #hips #warmup

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Super excited to share the first video of some content I filmed for you guys a while ago! This first one is on working towards the splits AND (if you already have the splits) building more functional awesomeness around it. I would love feedback! Comment, DM me, snail mail, email, all the things! I’d love to hear ☺️🙏. #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #functionalsplits

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LAST POST to the “straddle press series” 😭☺️ here are 5 variations to straddle press 🤯🤯🤯. 1. Wide legged forward fold 2. Malasana to frog tuck 3. Downdog hop 4. Crow toe tap up 5. Titibasana Have fun with these and be non-attached to what it looks like! Tag a friend 👫 and leave a comment letting me know which one you tried! “1-2-3-4-5” #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #presshandstand

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So here is post 1 of a 3 post series on getting into a straddle handstand! This video covers the shoulders mostly, so even if straddle press handstand feels light years away, these exercises are so beneficial for setting you up for success in the future and start building that awareness NOW 🙌🙌🙌. Give these exercises a go and as always leave me a comment 👇 below 👇 if you have any questions. I’m excited to see how these benefit you in your strengthening journey regardless of where you are in your practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #shoulders #handstand

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If you’re struggling with these 3 poses, we (the teachers) usually focus on the standing leg (or back leg in the arm balance) because it is equally important. But the leg that’s lifted (for the standing postures) is usually talked about from a bone rotation and/or flexibility standpoint. . Here are 3 variations of your vinyasa that will help with unfacilitated awareness around find that external rotation and finding your own end range ability in an isolated way. . Lvl 1. Work on keeping your belly hugging in to protect the low back and know that these vinyasas are NOT ⚠️ about finding depth in your backbend during updog. Really focus on trying to find a smooth, controlled glide of that half frog leg back into a charging updog . Lvl 2. Just trying to lift the leg in half frog higher squeezing your outer glute while again trying to not dump into your low back. . Lvl 3. This really drives focus on finding an adductor stretch unfacilitated as well as load more weight to the outer glute to keep the foot from touching the ground. . Enjoy and send in your vids! I’ve gotten some DM’s that I missed quite a few of you so let’s start a hashtag #actionswithhiro . Wearing @aloyoga . . #yogateacher #yogatutorial #yoga #exercise #yogafit #vinyasa

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***if the last video was tight on your hamstrings & if you want a deeper core isolation*** . My issue with more traditional ab exercises as far as functionality, is the compression isn’t as deep as some yoga poses requires, I.e. crane pose, jump through, toe tap handstands, etc. . Here are 4 exercises for any level! Happy Friday! #actionswithhiro Wearing @aloyoga

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Reposting this because I do get DM’s a lot about how you guys wish these videos were longer or explained more in depth so here you go! 💪 Putting up a 15 minute progression video on my bio 👆👆👆3 different exercises with progressions in each! . Building strength around tuck jumps for handstands AND crow slides! check it out on @aloyoga YouTube!

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Happy New Years Eve fam! Here are 4 wrist STRENGTHENING exercises to take you into the new year and build those bulletproof wrists for all the arm balance and handstand goals for 2019. Thank you guys for all the love this year! I really stepped up into what I believe and my voice and really it’s because of all of you and the community we’ve built here. So thank you, I love you, and this is only the beginning... 2019 I’m rolling in 🔥 HOT, watch out! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #grateful #whatayear

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I love working technique and diving deeper into understanding/learning more about myself. The 2 things I focus on is: 1. Setting the intention towards greater awareness, which means always exploring new methods, practices, going into the space of discomfort. 2. Non-attachment...not attached to what it looks like, checking in with what I feel it’s supposed to be like. The value of this off the mat for me is these are 2 areas that have provided me with pain, struggles in various areas of my life. Physical pain from expectations of myself in the asanas, body image, or the way a relationship is supposed to be. The history of allowing self limiting beliefs, the comfortability around keeping things the same, and how that’s prevented elevating my life in most areas. So if you’re interested in getting uncomfortable in new ways in your practice, click the link above 👆for 2 weeks free 👆 on my take on hips and deeper connection to your growth around them in @alo.moves . Have a great Saturday! #bethechange #dothework #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #smarterhips

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angelyogathai. Thank you credit:@actionhiro

I did an instastory yesterday asking wha

Thank you credit:@actionhiro I did an instastory yesterday asking what you guys would like me to cover and one of the responses was around neck pain/safety during the yoga practice. So here are some exercises that will help support the neck in your yoga practice. A lot of the neck pain prevention is really just around shoulder awareness and learning how to use/coordinate them to release the tension in the neck. Try out these 3 exercises to build a stronger more coordinated and functional shoulder to level up your practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #neckpainprevention #yogalove #yogafit #instayoga #yogagirl #yogapose #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogatime #yogaflow #yogawear #yogaeveryday #yogadaily #yogaaday #yogafun #yogaphoto #yogapic #yogajourney #yogalifestyle #lululemon #yogademocracy #dharmabums #niyamasol #montiel #lurv #werkshop #liquidoactive #kdeer

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angelyogathai. Thank you credit:@actionhiro

I did an instastory yesterday asking wha

Thank you credit:@actionhiro I did an instastory yesterday asking what you guys would like me to cover and one of the responses was around neck pain/safety during the yoga practice. So here are some exercises that will help support the neck in your yoga practice. A lot of the neck pain prevention is really just around shoulder awareness and learning how to use/coordinate them to release the tension in the neck. Try out these 3 exercises to build a stronger more coordinated and functional shoulder to level up your practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #neckpainprevention #yogalove #yogafit #instayoga #yogagirl #yogapose #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogatime #yogaflow #yogawear #yogaeveryday #yogadaily #yogaaday #yogafun #yogaphoto #yogapic #yogajourney #yogalifestyle #lululemon #yogademocracy #dharmabums #niyamasol #montiel #lurv #werkshop #liquidoactive #kdeer

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angelyogathai. Thank you credit:@actionhiro

I did an instastory yesterday asking wha

Thank you credit:@actionhiro I did an instastory yesterday asking what you guys would like me to cover and one of the responses was around neck pain/safety during the yoga practice. So here are some exercises that will help support the neck in your yoga practice. A lot of the neck pain prevention is really just around shoulder awareness and learning how to use/coordinate them to release the tension in the neck. Try out these 3 exercises to build a stronger more coordinated and functional shoulder to level up your practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #neckpainprevention #yogalove #yogafit #instayoga #yogagirl #yogapose #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogatime #yogaflow #yogawear #yogaeveryday #yogadaily #yogaaday #yogafun #yogaphoto #yogapic #yogajourney #yogalifestyle #lululemon #yogademocracy #dharmabums #niyamasol #montiel #lurv #werkshop #liquidoactive #kdeer

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angelyogathai. Thank you credit:@actionhiro

I did an instastory yesterday asking wha

Thank you credit:@actionhiro I did an instastory yesterday asking what you guys would like me to cover and one of the responses was around neck pain/safety during the yoga practice. So here are some exercises that will help support the neck in your yoga practice. A lot of the neck pain prevention is really just around shoulder awareness and learning how to use/coordinate them to release the tension in the neck. Try out these 3 exercises to build a stronger more coordinated and functional shoulder to level up your practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #neckpainprevention #yogalove #yogafit #instayoga #yogagirl #yogapose #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogatime #yogaflow #yogawear #yogaeveryday #yogadaily #yogaaday #yogafun #yogaphoto #yogapic #yogajourney #yogalifestyle #lululemon #yogademocracy #dharmabums #niyamasol #montiel #lurv #werkshop #liquidoactive #kdeer

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angelyogathai. Thank you credit:@actionhiro

I did an instastory yesterday asking wha

Thank you credit:@actionhiro I did an instastory yesterday asking what you guys would like me to cover and one of the responses was around neck pain/safety during the yoga practice. So here are some exercises that will help support the neck in your yoga practice. A lot of the neck pain prevention is really just around shoulder awareness and learning how to use/coordinate them to release the tension in the neck. Try out these 3 exercises to build a stronger more coordinated and functional shoulder to level up your practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #neckpainprevention #yogalove #yogafit #instayoga #yogagirl #yogapose #yogagram #yogainspiration #yogatime #yogaflow #yogawear #yogaeveryday #yogadaily #yogaaday #yogafun #yogaphoto #yogapic #yogajourney #yogalifestyle #lululemon #yogademocracy #dharmabums #niyamasol #montiel #lurv #werkshop #liquidoactive #kdeer

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I got a lot of requests for building up wrist strength, so here ya go! Reposting this because this covers wrist strength AND core 💪💪💪. In these videos you want to pressing through the finger tips like you’re flicking a basketball 🏀 every time you stand up and lower back down from the fingertips first before placing your palms down. This will build strength in the forearms as well as the fingers! Give these a try, leave a comment if you had fun with these with a 🐒. And don’t forget to tag a friend 👇below👇 who can build their wrist strength for their practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #wriststrength #core

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Part 2 ✌️of straddle pressing into handstand - working the legs specifically the hip flexors and outer glutes 🐒🍑 haha! Give these a try AND coordinate it with Post 1 of straddle press several posts down! And don’t forget to tag a friend that could benefit from these exercises in the 👇comments👇 below!! ***in other news first travel workshop up and running! I’m so excited🕺🕺🕺 if you’re in Seattle at the end of the month come to my weekend workshops! Link 👆in👆the👆bio*** #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #handstand

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Another request from my IG story questionnaire from yesterday was crow to handstand and the struggles, as well building more function in the hop forward and hop backs throughout the vinyasa practice. So here’s a #fbf to some functional coordination exercises that brings more awareness to how we’re hopping forward and back! The block is there as a landmark to hold accountability (and to have fun 🤣🐒). Give these 7 exercises a try! Leave a comment if you enjoyed it with a 🐒 emoji. AND 👯‍♀️tag a friend👯‍♀️who would benefit from this in their practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #core

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So I put out an @instagram story about what you would like me to cover and surprisingly I got a lot of “crow pose” variations...like “core for crow” or “crow to handstand” “flow to crow variations. So I wanted to repurpose these exercises and combine them together so that you can start to see the functionality of these “hip flexor compression” exercises. A lot of what we talked about core for yoga functionality is really hip flexor control. And (maybe I’ll cover this in a different post) there’s actually a difference between “core strength” and “core stability.” Give these a try and leave a 👇comment👇 let me know how it goes! And thank you for giving me feedback on my IG story 🙏🙏🙏 I love interacting with all of you! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #core #crowpose

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Hello and welcome at the #strugglebus I absolutely love @actionhiro tutorials, he isn’t not just an incredible yogi or more athlete but he also is funny af. Normally i just watch his tutorials cause most of them are too tough for me but as he said today this is even for people who’s press up is light years away, he definitely meant me 😂😂 this was a fun shoulder burner. I worked on it for about 30 mins but no lift happend 🤷🏻‍♀️ thanks you hiro for being such an inspiration and i hope you guys have a good laugher 😂 . . . #healthy #gymwear #fitfam #workout #girlwholift #ootd #fitgirl #fitnesslife #sportslover #instafit #gympower #aesthetics #bodybuilding #muscles #fitstagram #fitnessmodel #bodygoals #sport #fitfam #gainz #beastmode #fitbody #gymlove #yoga #gymaddict #pressup #handstand #actionswithhiro

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A great way to really test that protraction/retraction for your arm balances or any pose really to help draw a deeper understanding of how to move your shoulder blades together and away from each other. Try out these two exercises even while you’re watching the Super Bowl maybe holding a slice 🍕 or 🍰 or 🍺... ok maybe not the last one 🤣🤣🐒💩. #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #shoulders

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How much of our practice is done simply because that’s the way we were taught? When we bring a knee over ankle in warrior 2 what muscles are working? What’s the why in the body? If you’re watching my ig stories I’m working on something big that’s really going to be a game changer for understanding your yoga practice in your body!...but until then, get a taste of #functionalflow and how I approach my practice and teaching on @alo.moves ☝️(link in bio)☝️ with “Smarter Hips” and “full body core” Also I have guided exercises on my @YouTube channel “Hiro Landazuri” #actionswithhiro #deeperunderstanding #yoga

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The interesting thing about developing these #actionswithhiro exercises and #functionalflow teaching/practice, is it really moves away from what something is supposed to look like and just brings the practice back into what it FEELS like in the body. So what happens is, it becomes accessible to just about anyone whether you’re starting out yoga or have been a teacher for a while. So check out my @YouTube channel “Hiro Landazuri” Do a class with me on @alo.moves Or get a taste on @aloyoga YouTube “Functional Flow.” I’d love to hear how the practice or the exercises feel...👇👇👇leave a comment below👇👇👇! #getconnected #noego #feelyourflow

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✨ SAVE THE DATE ✨ . 🧘‍♀️ 5th - 7th July @actionhiro is coming to Edinburgh to teach us some of his magic 🙏 . More details and how to book coming soon. . Email me at Sharon@sonoyoga.co.uk for questions . . #Repost @actionhiro (@get_repost) ・・・ How to work through some of those Smarter Hips exercises on my @alo.moves (link in bio👆) and incorporate some coordination! Strength and length in movement! . . . #freeflow with #confidence #functionalflow #actionswithhiro #edinburghyoga #edinburgh #yoga #thingstodoinedinburgh #kickstart2019 #sonoyoga #workshop #flow #functionalflow #mobility #AlwaysLearning #joblove #yogalove #guestteacher #soexcited

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Here’s a #throwback to 3 levels of functional core exercises I came up that I still use when I teach classes. This really builds so much functionality for the yoga practice, especially for the hip flexor compressions like titibasana, stepping through from down dog, lolasana, and so much more. Keep working these in your practice and watch it be a game changer fast like it was for me. If you’ve been following me for a while, leave a comment 👇👇 and let me know how these have benefited your practice after introducing them into your practice for several months now. And if you forgot about these no time better than NOW to pick it back up in your practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #core

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So how do you target your psoas more in your yoga practice? Take this anjaneyasana for example. A few minor tweaks in alignment and you’ll start to understand in your body sensations where your psoas is AND what it feels like when you target it. Don’t forget🙌🙌 to squeeze your legs together so that your ✅ front hamstring and ✅ back adductor (inner thigh) engages while you do these 2 exercises! Enjoy adding this variation to your practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #hipflexor #psoasstretch

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How to integrate some strength around your shoulder while you stretch out your chest from all those chaturangas you’re getting after in life? Here ya go! 2 different levels AAAAND these are really supportive for building up stability in side planks or flipped dog (we’ll get into that in another post). One thing to be mindful of is adding unnecessary tension to the neck. Keep pulling the shoulder blades down the back! Enjoy this one! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #cheststretch #shoulders

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3 drills to up your skandasana game! First off squeeze those outer glutes 🍑🍑🍑 to help support your your pelvis. Priority is keeping that straight/natural curvature in the spine and not letting the “butt wink.” These are great for building functional (strength, flexibility, coordination) movement in the pose. Ditch what you think it’s supposed to look like! Lvl 1 feel the burn in your glutes and inner thighs as you slide in and out. Lvl 2 focuses on the hip flexor in the lifting Lvl 3 just 🤮 haha no it’s great for loading into ankle mobility and coordinating with an engaged 🍑 glute. Have fun! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #skandasana

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The ambitions here are inspiring, the drive here is motivating (the driving 🚙 not so much 🤣😭) but I have held onto this story of “I need to look, act, be a certain way in order to feel successful and purposeful” for a long time. I’m just NOW really getting in touch with how exhausting it is, how much the inauthenticity is really doing a disservice to what I’m trying to accomplish. So what is my vision here on Instagram? Why all the tutorials and captions geared towards personal development? I had this aha moment when I started to realize that I was valuing my worth in yoga based on my ability to look a certain way in a pose. Which when you think about it, takes away from the purpose of connection. So these exercises, the way that I teach and practice now, is really getting away from image and back into building deeper understanding by driving the point of exploring and increasing FUNCTION in all ranges that are available to us. I’d love feedback on if that’s clear and I’m always open to seeing how I can grow! So feel free to share below 👇☺️🙏! It’s always amazing connecting with you guys and still blows my mind 🤯 that this platform can connect us even we’re literally on opposite sides of the world 💕💕🐒. #strength #flexibility #coordination #functionalflow #actionswithhiro #connection

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➖ credit: @actionhiro ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Hiro Landazuri: I’m loving connecting with SO MANY of you on alo.moves ! I wanted to offer this to you as one of the transitions from the class for a little more detail AND an easier(lvl 1) AND harder (lvl 3) option for those of you getting after “Full Body Core.” A few times a week 👏👏👏. I super proud of you guys and hearing how it’s building more function and wider range of movement in your body. Keep it up! . . . . . --- @yogaloveflow --- . . . . #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #yoga #yogaloveflow #practicewhatyoupreach #practiceyoga #aloyoga #beagoddess #yogainspiration #wheelpose #backbend #heartopener #flexible #yogi #yoga #igyoga #yogafam #sexyyoga #healthy #fitspo #me #yogisofinstagram #instagood #fit #cool #positiveaffirmations #positivemindset #yoga #yogagirl #yogalife

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Struggle with getting your heels down in down dog or malasana, or want to test your mobility in the ankle? Here are a few exercises that will deepen that ankle mobility! The test exercise will really be supporting in allowing depth in your hamstring stretches from warrior 3 to standing splits too. Add in exercise 3 for some strength work with you ankle stretches for that “both/and” life 👏😊🐒. #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #anklemobility

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I did an instastory yesterday asking what you guys would like me to cover and one of the responses was around neck pain/safety during the yoga practice. So here are some exercises that will help support the neck in your yoga practice. A lot of the neck pain prevention is really just around shoulder awareness and learning how to use/coordinate them to release the tension in the neck. Try out these 3 exercises to build a stronger more coordinated and functional shoulder to level up your practice! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #neckpainprevention

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Here are 2 exercises that will be supportive in opening your shoulders for down dog, forearm stand, straight arms in handstand, and binds! Really try to limit the moving parts like the ribs popping out or dropping the front shoulder and keeping the shoulder blades pulled down so that you really explore end range mobility in the shoulder. #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #shoulder

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When I focused in on getting connected with my body and listening to the little alarms of what’s going on emotionally and mentally that I might not have been listening to. 💩💩💩 CHANGED...across the board. Which is why functional core is special to me. It was one of my personal break throughs in my own yoga practice because I found myself authentically finding movements that were outside what I’ve always been told was the way to understanding my “core” and start looking to truly get CONNECTED with understanding through feeling and coordinating in my body differently. So come join me and try on a different hat, and I hope you get connected and learn about yourself in a different way like I have! Click 👆the link👆in my bio to try this class with me on @alo.moves !! #functionalflow #functionalcore #actionswithhiro #connected

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lizyogannva. Sharing to watch this again! I have decent balance because of my monke

Sharing to watch this again! I have decent balance because of my monkey toes, but I want to get deeper into this post. #Repost @actionhiro with @get_repost ・・・ If you’ve ever struggled with balancing on 1 foot like I did, this will be a game changer for you as it was for me. I used to just try over and over and over again to do warrior 3 or any other one legged standing pose thinking that with just practice and stacking joints I would eventually master my balance. Not only did this exercise help me with my balance but my foot also shrunk over 1 shoe size 🤯 (I have really flat feet and my arch would collapse - crazy right?!) So gives this a try it takes a while to get used to coordinating keeping ball of foot down completely, heel down and arch up but keep at it guys! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #octopusfoot #balance from the #groundup

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If you’ve ever struggled with balancing on 1 foot like I did, this will be a game changer for you as it was for me. I used to just try over and over and over again to do warrior 3 or any other one legged standing pose thinking that with just practice and stacking joints I would eventually master my balance. Not only did this exercise help me with my balance but my foot also shrunk over 1 shoe size 🤯 (I have really flat feet and my arch would collapse - crazy right?!) So gives this a try it takes a while to get used to coordinating keeping ball of foot down completely, heel down and arch up but keep at it guys! #actionswithhiro #functionalflow #octopusfoot #balance from the #groundup

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When you do #functionalyoga and #actionswithhiro the possibility is endless... Including what you can do with your 🍑. #glutes #gains

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