When everyone wants your attention to show their cool new tricks 😂 Even better - when you join in with attention and love 🥰 Who’s your favorite cheerleader (in yoga and/or in life)? Tag them to say thank you! Video @yogoskenz
So you can stand on your head👏🏼 But are you a stage-5 flinger?? Try @yrc.yoga ’s tips to make your headstand practice safer, stronger and smarter! Swipe right and tag your momentum-flinging yogis who need these tips, too. 🙃
Who else looks like @yogawithbriohny in the beginning of this video when they handstand? 🙈 Arching your back and flinging a leg won’t get ya there. This genius handstand drill helps you feel what you’re supposed to feel in the legs! 🤗
Challenge your perspective today - on and off the mat! What if your “mistakes” were actually what made your life beautiful? 🤯 What would change? In love with @meghancurrieyoga 's artistic words and movements. 🙌 Sound on! 📣
“Dreams won’t work unless you do.” 🙏💪💖 @janiceliou Such inspirational and truthful words regarding your yoga journey, and, really, your whole life journey! In the comments below, name 1 dream AND 3 actions you will take to make it happen...GO! 📝 ⠀ Top photo was about 3.5 years ago. That intense look of concentration? Hasn’t changed...that is probably still my expression whenever trying to learn something new when I’m refining my foundation ★ Nothing comes easy, it all requires work...and we all have to start somewhere. The key is to find enjoyment in the work - passion...it’s the key motivation. ★ What are your passions? And are you ready to work towards your dreams? share in comments below! ★
We spend majority of our days right and folded inward instead of opening up (maybe emotionally and energetically, too)! It’s time to air out that beautiful heart! 💓 Can you practice all 9 poses from @jnet_voo ? How do you feel after?
Do you have yoga pose envy, too? 😍 The real question is: what are you doing about it? 🤨 Option ☝🏼: Struggle, huff, puff, pull a muscle. Option ✌🏼: Use props and these smart preparatory tips from @riva_g_ ! ⠀ 🔸 Open the Upper Back: Place one or two blocks (depending on your flexibility) between the shoulder blades, or just under your shoulder blades. (2-4 min) 🔸 Shoulder & Triceps Stretch: Place both blocks shoulder-width apart on the highest setting. Rest your elbows on the blocks & lower your head & heart. (1-3 min) 🔸 Backbend Prep: Wheel & Forearm Wheel with a block in between the legs will help keep your adductors engaged & your feet parallel (hello safe knees! 👋🏼). (5 breaths, 3 reps) 🔸 With Blocks, Against the Wall: A great opportunity to practice a more accessible variation of this backbend without having to worry about the balance. The further you are from the wall, the less deep the bend. You can start playing with the gaze shift here too. 😍 🔸 With Block(s), Away from the Wall: When you’re ready to move away from the wall, use one (or two blocks stacked) to keep the backbend more accessible (& to help keep forearms parallel). 🙌🏼 Remember: 👇🏼 🔹DON’T force anything. Listen to your body, & take your time. It may not happen right away, & that’s ok, because the most important thing is how it feels (& it should feel good!)
🥨 pose alert! @ania_75 lists all the prep essentials: ✅ Hips ✅ Core ✅ Wrists Deep twists are practiced safest after thorough warm ups. Love your body, don’t skip the warm up! What pretzel pose are you dreaming of right now?
Stack your bones! Have you noticed the genius architecture in your body? If a pose feels impossible or straining, you may be relying too much on 💪🏼. Follow @alexzandrapeters ❤️ tips to make forearm stand easier. ⠀ Pay attending to my body in the video and where I’m palacing my palms, feet and legs. -To start, sit down with your feet against the wall -Place your plams mid thigh height -leave one palm there while you work on turning around and then place one elbow where that palm was. -Then grabs opposite elbows (this finds your shoulder distance apart, doing this will help yojbone stack vrs. Having your muscles pick up a lot of slack that they don’t need to). -Then place your hands however comfortable(prayer hands, hands flat on the ground, clasping hands). -Push out of your shoulders and bring your view to the wall and place one foot at hip height, then step the other up next to it and work on extending one foot while bringing the other knee to chest.
Yoga practice need some spice? ❤️ @yogawithjib shows tons of variations on classic poses! Always nail the warm-up poses before getting fancy. Tag your yogi crew and see how many variations you all can do! 🤸♀🤸♂️
@Patrickbeach ' s post-plane routine is 🔥! We may not look exactly like this after dropping our bags in a hotel, but any movement counts! How do you like to recover from plane rides? Tag your travel yogis for major inspo! ✈ 🤸♂
Are you guilty of seeing an advanced pose and forgetting all the hard work it ❤️took to reach it? Us, too 🙈 @puresun_lover Kapotasana requires strong & stretched knees, hips, shoulders AND abs! Swipe right to see this prep flow in action ➡️
Level up your Ustrasana 🐪 pose with the split! Not much beats deeply stretching the quads AND hamstrings at the same time 🤤 @ania_75 ❤️ Who is going to work on this pose with you this week? 🙋♀️🙋♂️Tag them below! ⠀ How to: Camel Split This pose opens your hamstrings and the front body. It’s a great prep for a full standing split. 1. Runners Stretch, hold for 8 breaths each side 2. Extended camel pose, hold for 5 breaths each side 3. Grab your heel 4. Push the hips forward, engage your quads 5. Slowly extend your leg and lean back 6. Engage your core for more balance and extend your leg as much as you can. Stay safe and have fun!
Can you relate to @alexzandrapeters hilarious and accurate demo of a first yoga class experience? 🤣 Moral of all those yoga-repellant excuses: We’ve all been there. Don’t let fear keep you from freedom! Tag a procrastinator below 👇🏼
Your humanness doesn’t make you wrong. Let yourself feel, don’t worry about the labels, and enjoy whatever makes you happy - on and off the mat! Loving these important and funny reminders from @yogawithjib 🙌 Which one’s your favorite?
Don’t knock the basics! These prep poses for Hanumasana, 🐒 split, are essentials for everyone to try. PS : They might look much easier than they are! 🙊Swipe right for all @martina_sergi ’s variations. Do you practice any of these?
Can’t forward fold because of your hamstrings? 🤷♀️ There are several other areas that need attention to open your back body. Definitely read @adellbridges caption for expert tips that may totally change how you forward fold! Learn anything new? 💡 ⠀ Tight hamstrings? Keep reading! . . It may not be your hamstrings at all. Or at least not the only thing holding you back in your forward folds. Literally “holding you back” is ALL the stuff along the back line — from your head to your toes! . . So instead of focusing on just the postures that lengthen the hamstrings, bring attention to your feet, calves, glutes, and ESPECIALLY the back and even the neck . . It’s also worthwhile to get the hip adductors (inner thighs) lithe too, because if they’re tight then your hamstrings will feel it! . . Swipe for some examples of postures that open up these areas . . Things to note: • forward bending postures need not always be done with a “straight” spine. Allow the spine to curve and use engagement of your abdominal muscles to do so; this will, over time, work to change the structure of your fascia (the stuff holding you back) and lengthen the back and neck tissues • Pick your toes up as much as you can in postures like pyramid, downward dog, and standing forward fold, to stretch the feet • Keep the leg muscles engaged in your seated postures — it’s not time to relax here. It should be as active as if you’re standing! • MOST IMPORTANT: these are just ✨examples✨ There are a ton more postures that will help. So just KEEP PRACTICING 😄 and moving daily . . And 🌬breathe🌬 . . Hope you find this helpful! My outfit is one of the new colours from @aloyoga’s fall line 🤩 .
🙋🏼♀️Are you working on your splits?🙋🏼♀️ - Learn from @Maryoschner 🤩 this easy and effective 👌🏻 slew of poses to gradually come into the splits. - This advanced pose is a fun one to work up to! I’m still working on keeping my hips square but these poses will help!! . 🦄DEEP LUNGE - HALF SPLIT: Flow between both poses. Keep the hips square to the front! TIP: Whichever leg is forward, that hip likes to sneak up, so be sure to pull it back in line 😉 . 😈BACK SEQUENCE: Hug one knee in & do hip circles. Straighten the leg up and hold for a bit. Next bring your nose toward the knee. Practice on both sides!! . 👾BABY DANCER: Love this thigh stretch! To really feel it, tuck the tailbone & press the knee down. Practice on both sides . 🙆🏼♀️STANDING SPLIT DIPS: Keep hips level! It’s okay if your back leg doesn’t go very high - just keep it straight with toes pointed down. Bend knees in together, then straighten, repeat several times! . 🕺🏿TIME FOR SPLITS!! Use blocks (or thick books📚) to control how deep you go. Blocks make it easier to square hips to the front of the mat! It’s best to have proper alignment VS forcing yourself down. Lower to your comfort level and absolutely 🙅🏼♀️DON’T🙅🏼♀️ force yourself too far if you aren’t ready!! . ✨Splits take time! Be patient 💁🏼♀️and learn to enjoy the journey!
Wanna come into the deepest splits you'll have ever done 😄? - Check out this 7 step tutorial for #FullSplits demonstrated by 😍 @janiceliou and then SWIPE RIGHT ➡ to see the video 🎦 that puts all the exercises together! The warm ups are as follows: 1) Reclined Splits, 2) Standing Forward Fold, 3) Wall Splits, 4) Low Lunge, 5) Half Splits, 6) Full Splits with Blocks, and 7) Full Splits. - Report back on how this tutorial works out for you and tag a friend 👯♀ who would want to give this a try 👍🏽!
Do you find contortion fascinating 😮? Check out this video of @sfreneenyc, where she goes from wheel ☸️ pose >> hollowback handstand 🤸♀🏼️>> scorpion 🦂 pose >> kapotasana 🕊️. Pretty amazing, isn't it?? 👏🏼👏🏼 - What do you think about combining contortion with yoga? 🤔 Is it something you're interested in trying or would you rather not 😅? - Let us know in the comments below ⬇️ and tag a friend 👯♀️ that you want to 😱😱 shock with @sfreneenyc’s contortionist skills! - Warning ⚠️: Do not try contortion without professional coaching!
OMG! 😂🤣 This video is hilariously true and 🤩 @alexzandrapeters nailed it! “Did she say we're only half way through?!?”🤦 That's the worst when you're already exhausted. - Do YOU ever come into yoga class totally ✨ confident and then find that it goes out the window ➡️ after the first challenge pose 😅? Midway, do you wonder 🤔 why you even came and then remember after a sweet, lovely savasana 💤 🛌🏼? - Share your thoughts and laughs below ⬇️⬇️⬇️! Then tag a few friends 👯👯 who will also find this funny!
Doesn't 😍 @Hollybentley_yoga look incredibly strong doing #sirsasana?! 😱 No matter how much her belly grows, she still keeps the core strength and looks completely at ease 🧘♀🏻 in style. I'd say that's quite impressive! - Would you work a headstand throughout your whole pregnancy🤰? Half a pregnancy? Or does it seem like a total fear factor moment 🙈? - Respond below ⬇ with an answer and an emoji that describes your thoughts. Then, tag a friend 👯 and ask what they think!