First question, “Are you a Yoga Teacher or a serious Yoga Practitioner?” If the answer was YES then this second question is for you. Second question, “Do you say or hear a bunch of things in a yoga class that you really don’t understand?” ———————- It is really common for us humans to get stuck on auto pilot. If you teach yoga, you might be stuck in a place where you’re saying the same cues you learned from your teachers without really evaluating how effective they are. And those of you who are avid practitioners might be getting so use to your teachers cues and cadence that you barely even listen anymore. ————————- If you relate to this, don’t start feeling bad because I did both of these things (as a teacher and student) up until this year! Heck, I still go on autopilot sometimes! ———————— As a teacher, I’ve started to challenge myself by making sure I understand what my cues are doing to the body as well as try to be concise and relatable with my delivery. In this videos, I’m being pretty technical but if I were to share these concepts in a class, I would teach students HOW to protract the shoulders blades by saying “push down through your hands to dome your upper back” and then tell them, “this is shoulder protraction”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How do you teach plank? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Follow us: @center_for_y0ga Thank you so much !
Fresh air yoga vibes. My Airbnb has the cutest upper deck that I have made into my temporary yoga shala. Enjoying my last couple of days in this beautiful space before heading home. SWIPE to watch part 2!🧘🏻♀️ This song got me like 🐺💃🏻 - - 🎧: Lone Wolf @zacarip #maraolney #yogaflow . . . . . .
#Repost @lamise ・・・ The signs are all around, softly whispering to you. “Stop,” they say; don’t run away because you feel like that precious heart you try to keep so safely protected, will be exposed. If a caterpillar was too afraid to leave the comforts of its cocoon, the world would never get to witness the beauty of a butterfly. #LettersByLamise Wearing all @aloyoga ✨💚🐛💙🦋✨
A more advanced tutorial for you all today that will challenge flexibility, strength, and focus! Make sure you warm up and to learn the foundations that lead up to this, and well as all the modifications and progressions to the foundational poses, check out the ebook (link in bio) 🙏🏻❤️ Share this with someone that could benefit and save this for your personal practice! #yogateacher @ania_75 ・・・ ✨How to: Humble Flamingo Pose✨an advanced and funky standing pose with forward fold. This pose is a great hamstring opener and needs a good preparation of the legs. I recommend a good warm up with running stretch, forward fold and pyramid pose. Take your time and stay focused
A question I get asked regularly - is a home practice a must and how to develop a yoga routine? Personally, yes, a home practice is highly recommended especially once you’ve been practicing for about a year or even less! Why? After attending classes for awhile, you should be able to do your own flow according to your body’s needs. Self practice enables you to be more aware of your body, your breath, learning to flow & breathe at your own pace & finding growth. My biggest progress came from home practices! There’re many ways to have a yoga routine. Mine consists of a mix of attending classes, having private sessions, self practicing or using @alo.moves . Here’s a quick cheat sheet summary of options.. . 🧘🏻♀️ Classes - great for newbies, learning proper techniques & alignment. I still attend classes because the learning never stops. I personally won’t learn from a teacher who doesn’t attend classes or learn from others!. . 🧘🏻♀️ Self practice - free styling flow. Move according to what your body needs/ feels. Start with sun salutations, few poses & just move. It’ll come more naturally the more you practice. Sometimes I do active stretching while watch Netflix.. . 🧘🏻♀️ Online classes - YouTube, @alo.moves , ebooks- options are endless. This is either free or most cost effective. You do need the discipline to keep at it & I’ll recommend doing this is you’ve good body awareness & require little alignment checks. You can do this anytime according to your schedule & it’s great for those that travel heaps.. . 🧘🏻♀️ Private - priciest but efficient if you have specifics you wish to work on or need someone to come to your house to save time. I’ll suggest finding a teacher whose classes you’ve attended for awhile. Have someone that gives a plan based off your specific needs. I’ve done many private sessions. Those that just turn up with no plan, don’t take time to understand your ability & needs- sayonara. Also, remember that not every teacher’s techniques might work for you. So be prepared to evaluate & let go. Hope this helps & enjoy the journey.. . Exercises by @bendyanya
After 8 days of only water & herbs, and 1 day of juicing- my body nicely asked for solid food again. So, obviously I’m like: Hell yeah. I don’t have a whole lot of words just yet. But what I can say is that I’m so glad I honored my body’s needs rather than pushing myself for the full 10 days, just because that was “the plan.” More importantly, I’m glad that I broke the fast early without feeling like I failed. In fact, I feel more like Super Woman than ever before. And I must say, my appreciation for food has forever changed. Plus, it’s the Full Moon & I’m in Thailand so.....Full Moon Party anyone? Just kidding. There are few things in the world that sound worse to me than that right now. If you need me, I’ll be eating all da things 🍉🥝🍇🍋 #GLOWyogafam
*Explore Your Visvamitrasana!!!* . .(Yes, you! 🤗) . . #angelasyogatutorials . (If you liked this, check out more here 👆👆👆) . . ❤️Baby Visvamitrasana w/block and blanket: . Start with your knee bent. Roll your hip under like you would in Parsvokanasana. Place the block below the leg that is on the wall. Place your back knee on the blanket. Isometrically pull your back knee towards the wall. The back knee on the blanket teaches your the work you need in your abs, back leg and inner thighs once you reach the full pose. Option to take your foot off of the wall once you find your balance. . . . . ❤️Wall Visvamitrasana High Up The Wall . Act as if you are going into a bound warrior pose. See? 😍Not so intimidating now, right? Good! Once you feel comfortable maybe even push your toes into the wall and lift your heel away from the wall for an extra challenge. Remember to work on firming your front hip under and grounding through your outer back foot! . . ❤️Wall Visvamitrasana Low: . So if that the last variation went well, try this one! Now that it is lower, it will require more flexibility and more strength as well, to control the pose! . . ❤️Visvamitrasana Back Foot Pressing: . This one is in some ways easier than the last one of you have issues with the back outer foot staying down and the back inner arch staying lifted. If however it is the lengthened side body that is a problem, then this one will be harder. . . Good Luck! Also, if you are still having issues check out my tutorial on Awkward Visvamitrasana from a couple of weeks ago, it has an awesome warmup sequence to follow along with! . Much Love! ❤️ . #betshewear #blissbandits #yogatutorial #yogatutorials #tutorials #yoga #yogavids #yogavideo #yogavideos #visvamitrasanatutorial #visvamitrasana
My temporary yoga shala
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Before my accident earlier this year, I had been planning an inversion workshop @modoyogaaustin . That was put on the back burner until I healed up. Now I’m just waiting to nail down a date soon & I will keep you all posted! . It is geared to those who have had a consistent yoga practice and would like to understand some of the foundations of inversions (headstand, forearmstand, handstand) in order to implement these practices in the future 🖤🕉🖤 . . . #learnyoga #learnyogaatx #basicsofyoga #yogabasics #handstand #yogaworkshop #inversionworkshop #inversion #adhomukhavrksasana #yogavid #yogavideo #yogavideos #yogavids
Simple stretches for a little TLC. 💫 So many of us have aches + pains from daily things like holding tension in our necks, sitting at a computer, being active through workouts + sports, and more. ⠀ ⠀ Here are a few of my favorite daily stretches and why:⠀ ⠀ 💫Neck stretch: One hand is placed gently on top of the head, the other behind the back. Lean the head to the left (or side of hand that is on the head), then head to your armpit/nipple line, then head to chest. Hold each placement for 3-5 breaths. Make small half circles with the head as you drop the top hand. Practice on both sides. // This pose is great to stretch the neck and release tension built up in the neck and shoulders. ⠀ ⠀ 💫Foot stretch: Sitting on your knees, tuck your toes and lean back towards your bum. Hold here for 3-5 breaths. Untuck the rows the sit back on the heels. Repeat 4 times. // Ah, feet stretches are my fav. They may make you cry a little... I’ve seen it haha. But stretching the feet is great to help your arches (especially if you’re flat footed). If you can’t sit back on your heels — probably due to tight hip flexors + groins — then use a block to shift some of the weight onto. ⠀ ⠀ 💫Forearm stretch: If you are like me and type a lot, you may notice tightness in your wrists + arms. To prevent future carpal tunnel + arthritis, stretching out daily can help lower your chances of experiencing either. // Come into all fours, bend one hand down — palm facing up, top of the hand on the mat, fingers facing you — then slightly lean back towards your feet. Lean back as far forward or back as it feels comfortable (more intensity comes from leaning back). Switch hands. At the end of every round try bringing each finger towards your forearm + rotating the wrists.
Scared to do handstand, or want to make your current handstand stronger? Try this tutorial out! To learn the foundations, modifications and progressions to lead up to safe inversions, check out the ebook (link in bio) 🙏🏻❤️ don’t forget to share this with someone that could benefit and save it for your personal practice! #Yogateacher @kickassyoga ・・・ How to build strength for handstands 💪🏼 If you‘re afraid to handstand freely, then don’t! It’s simple. Use the wall until you can stand freely at the wall. Practice these drills to work on strength and stability in the upper back & core. . . 🇩🇪 Werde stark für den Handstand 💪🏼 Falls Du Angst davor hast im freien Raum zu üben, dann tu‘s nicht! Ganz einfach. Nutze eine Wand bis Du frei stehen kannst - vor der Wand! Versuch die Übungen aus dem Video, um erst mal Kraft und Stabilität für den Rücken & die Körpermitte aufzubauen!
Spontaneous, unplanned free flow exploration 〰️. This song just makes me wanna be on a tropical beach surrounded by 🥥🥥🥥
Being in the flow means accepting whatever comes and putting it to good use, before passing it on. @adellbridges so flexible! . . . . . . . . . . . #Yoga #consistencyiskey #balance #downwarddogvariation #Yogaeverydamnday #Yogaprogress #Yogaflow #Yogainspiration #Igyogafam #Beagoddess #Beginneryoga #Yogapractice #Yogatips #Yogavids #Selflove #Lightworker #Strength #Coreworkout #Backbend #Fitspo #Yogagirl #Yogini #Motivation #Inspiration #Levelup #wildwomen #rise #homepractice
Do you agree? We use yoga to help us reduce stress and lumber the body so we may live more easefully 🙏🏻 To learn all the foundational postures of yoga, their modifications and progressions, check out the ebook (link in bio) 🙏🏻❤️ Don’t forget to share this with someone and save it for yourself as a reminder! #yogaart @callyjanestudio
Had one of the best weekends taking Dylan’s master flow class & workshop. I was also honoured to assist for the Jump, float, fly workshop on Saturday. Thanks @dylanwerneryoga for the great learnings & tips. Each time I truly learn & grow from your yoga journey as you openly share your practice with us. And thanks to all the yogis who allowed me to assist you in the workshop. 🙏 much love and gratitude.. . Will post the rest of the videos later. Just sharing my favourite video of the workshop and prior to that, where I accidentally kicked Dylan in the face oops 🤭 Coincidentally, my phone hung at that point as well wahhaa 😂 Swipe left to see it and the rest of the non yoga shots. Also great meeting new friends @sevenspins @shahdayoga - morning beats connecting with the yoga community. I think we all mutually agreed we are all so knackered our from the tough drills & flows!. . . . . . #findingbalance #inversionjunkie #handstandpractice #handstanddrills #inversionistas #adhomukhavrksasana #straddlepress #sgyogis #aloyoga #aloaroundtheworld #upsidedown #yogavids #yogaholic #yogabum #inversionaddict #yogacommunity
What to do with your feet? 🤔 If you're a yogi, you've probably wondered when you are in the middle of a pose "what am i supposed to do with my feet?". Am I right? 😜 So today, I will be answering this FAQ while breaking down what each option does for your body. So if you are wondering whether you should point, flex or floint, tune in 📺 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Know a yogi that can benefit from this video? Tag them and join in to let me know what you thought of this tutorial ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Follow us: @center_for_y0ga Thank you so much !
Great to see and spend time with this beauty @erika.gasztonyi today! In case you missed it the first time, here is a video we made ... . *FUN PARTNER DRILL FOR CROW TO HANDSTAND* . . #angelasyogatutorials . . If you are like me and dream of being able to press from Crow to handstand then this is an amazing drill. . . Grab a friend, luckily the very inspiring and strong @erikalisthenics was my partner today! . . . *This can be done facing a wall with a bolster propped up against it if you feel insecure about toppling forward the first couple of times! . . Come into Crow pose and hollow out through your belly, protract (spread) your shoulders and lift your heels towards your bottom. Start to lean forward and have your partner place their hands under your feet as a little shelf. Press your feet down into their hands as your lean further forward (keep your shoulders fully spread or you will collapse) lift your hips up over your shoulders to come into a handstand tuck and then straighten your legs at the top. . . Take a breath at the top and then tuck your knees as tightly to your chest as possible as your lower back down squeezing your heels towards your bottom as tightly as possible. Once you get to your handstand tuck position look slightly forward of your hands, bend your elbows and squeeze them in tightly (don’t let them splay out) as land your knees onto your triceps. The biggest key with the landing is not letting your feet drop. Just keep squeezing them towards your butt and pointing your toes as hard as you can! Enjoy! #crowtohandstand #crowtohandstanddrill #partnerworkout #handstands #partnerdrills #yoga #crowpose #bakasana #armbalancedrills #yogavideo #yogavideos #yogavids . .
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Big thanks to this one @andrezagnoli for inspiring me with a new form of flow I’d never practised before, and blowing my mind on multiple occasions 🤯. So refreshing to just forget the rules, get out of your own head and just have fun - much needed in the movement industry. Go check him out because his practice is INSANE 🙌🐒
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Read below for some major inspiration 👇 If you are interested in starting your own yoga practice, with all the foundational poses of yoga, their modifications and progressions, check out the ebook (link in bio) 🙏🏻❤️ #yogateacher @yogafordharma ・・・ BALANCE...Learning how to balance time with myself and time with my children use to be a very big struggle...5 years ago my life was such joyful chaos. I had 3 wild little boys 5 and Under, having so much on my plate was a struggle and it was never easy for me to ask other people for help, which in turn only made it harder on me. My husband was away for work a lot at the time and I pretty much handled these three little crazy cuties on my own. It was Draining because i hadn’t yet learned how to balance the time for myself and the time for my three children ..ultimately it was my body that did the talking. One day the tension that built up in my shoulders and upper back muscles was so unbearable (a sign of being overburdened with responsibility)...I will never forget the moment I was sitting in an emergency drs office and I didn’t know what was wrong with me. My neck and shoulder muscles all locked up. I couldn’t move my head even a millimeter without shrieking in pain. In fact my right ear was literally stuck to my right shoulder. I couldn’t even straighten my head. The dr couldn’t do anything for me other than offer me pain medication and muscle relaxers, which I refused to take because I was still nursing that little cutie you see on the bottom right... I was left with no answers and I found myself alone with three babies and no options. My aunt was a massage therapist and thankfully she was able to rush over, after about an hour of her working on my neck and shoulders I was able to straighten my head again... B O O M 💥 my body had spoken. I was taking too much on and not asking for enough support, I wasn’t taking any time for myself to heal, to process, to recharge. New Moms if I can share with you one word of advice, it’s this. Please ask for help when you need it, please take time for yourself
Domingos despacio. Back to basics. Cada vez te sentirás más cómodo en cada asana. Encontrarás que transitando caminos distintos llegas a la misma postura. Te encontrarás en distintos estados recorriendo estos lugares. Lugares por los que, a lo mejor, jamás imaginaste pisar. De eso se trata: de caminar y de mirarte andar. #yogatolrato #yogawalker #adhomukha #domingos #despacio #deespacios #caminantesehacealandar #yogaenespañol #yogalife #yogapoetry #yogasweet #yogaslow #yogareña #yogavids #yogasoul #yoga #urdha #caminosnuevos #citta #yogatime #yogawork #breathe #slow #yogayin