Does sitting alot tighten your hips and give you body aches? 😖😨 Do you suffer from bad posture? - - SWIPE RIGHT 📱 ➡ to see how to #getstretchy. With frog pose 🐸 for splits, and counter poses for back pain and text-neck, @actionjacquelyn has you covered (While doing it in fun, yoga style, 💁♀🏻 of course!). - - Which body pain from sitting and phone use puts you in the most destress? Tag a work buddy 👩💻👩💻 or fellow phone 📱💓 addict that can relate!
Anxious to learn #Visvamitrasana? Check out @aurorabowkett’s 6-step tutorial for this pose and then SWIPE RIGHT📱➡ to watch the video of all the steps put together! - TIP: Combine 2 and 3 until both are 🤗 comfortable before moving on to 4! - Which step is the farthest you've personally gone in this pose 😮? 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? Answer the Q below and 👯 tag a friend to see where they are at in their journey with Visvamitrasana! - - #visvamatrasana side plank variation is an advanced posture - for both strength & mobility. It opens your shoulders, hips, side body, hamstrings & chest while strengthening your shoulders, arms & core. BUT what people forget is you don’t have to do the FULL pose to feel these benefits. . As long as you feel these areas working your doing the pose for YOU & where your body needs. Swipe across to see how I get into these different variations & don’t forget to always warm up first! . . 1. Side angle is a great prep for this pose without needing as much upper body and core strength. Aim to open the chest to the sky hole staying long in both sides to stay engaged and build openness in the shoulder and side body. . . (Extra tip! Combine 2 and 3 together until both are comfortable before moving onto 4!) . 2. Begin to hover the foot & bend leg towards your chest. Take hold of foot with you free arm and begin to focus on lifting the leg as high up your arm as possible to engage your core. . 3. Placing the knee down flake hold of the foot and begin to open the leg out to the side. This helps improve your hamstring & hips flexion as well as your shoulder mobility. . 4. Bending the supporting leg into a goddess squat, begin to extend the leg (as in 3). This doesn’t require as much side engagement or flexibility but helps open the hips more in the supporting leg. Try to lift the hips as much as possible & work towards straightening the leg. . 5. If your wrist is feeling sensitive or you haven’t got quite enough arm strength to hold the position in full side plank, try lowering onto the forearm. This focuses HUGELY on your core strength & engagement as well as isolates your shoulder stability of the supporting arm!
@Samgachyoga shares the struggles of a home yoga practice when your pup 🐕 interrupts you for a big hug 🤗 (Imagine the wipe-out that would have occurred if his goldy knocked him over in that Scorpion Press 😂)! - - Do you have a 🐈🐇🐐 pet that likes to yoga bomb 🙏💣 your practice?! 🙋♀🏻🤦♀🏻 What advice do you have for yogis that are pet owners?? - - Answer the Qs below ⬇ and tag a fellow yogi pet owner 🧘💕🐵 or animal lover, so they can awe over this kodak moment!
Wow! 😮 @daisyalisaar practices arm balances in the most unconventional places. Did anyone else's stomach drop seeing her 🦂 Scorpion Pose next to the cliff?! 😱🙈 Looks terrifying, yet impressive at the same time! - - What is the most unconventional place that you've practiced yoga? A 🎂 birthday party? On a ⛵ boat? The ✈ airport? A giant rock in a forest 🌳? A farm 🚜? - - Share your answer below ⬇ and tag a friend, 👯 so they can share their most unconventional yoga 🕉 spot as well!
When your pose suddenly becomes Savasana 💤 on the belly...🤣 #TagAFriend 👯♀ who can relate 🙌🏻 with this struggle! @alexzandrapeters ❤️ ⠀ - Most of us are already working our butts to death when we're off the mat—give yourself love 💓 and take it easy 🙏🏿 on the mat when you have a busy and tiresome day! Save the playful poses 🤸♀🏻 for the times you're feeling free 🍃 and ⚡ energetic!
Hey Yogis! Want to build strength 💪🏻 for Handstand?! 😍 - - FIRST, determine how much space your arms need from the wall ➡ Lift one leg to the wall. The leg should be straight, foot flat on the wall. NEXT, warm up your arms and core with L-Shaped Handstand against the wall (As seen by the impressive @martina_sergi 🧘♀🏽) - - Feeling brave? 😏 Maybe lift one leg vertically…then release the tiptoes of the other foot from the wall… - - How are those wrists feeling NOW? 😅 Does your handstand look 🤳🏻 Instagram-ready?
If you're focused on backbends right now, this Backbending 101 could be your new fave! 🙌 @janiceliou ❤️ Notice how a "backbend" takes the whole body, not just the back! What's your current pose focus?
🤸♂Handstand hack!🤸♀ Keep your legs staggered to gain the ability to balance BEFORE thinking about bringing your legs together. Like @adellbridges ❤️ in the bottom photo. How is your handstand practice going? ⠀ Handstand: (verb) to stand on your hands. It doesn’t matter if your legs are straight! 🤸🏻♀️ . . One thing I see so often with handstand learners is that they try to kick up directly to a straight handstand, legs together and extended, before being able to simply balance . . HINT: it’s SUPER challenging to balance in a straight handstand. It’s WAY easier to balance with your legs bent! Think of a tight rope walker with arms out wide to balance 🏄🏽♀️ . . Tuck, diamond, stag, double stag, straddle — all leg variations you may find are easier to balance with . . So, by all means it’s a great practice to kick or jump up to a straight handstand . . But learn to find the balance by getting the HIPS over the hands. Not the feet . . ☝️It doesn’t mean your legs are completely relaxed and deadweight though. Keep them engaged and controlled!! Just don’t worry about that straight line . . Have fun with it!! ENJOY THE JOURNEY .
Hey Crow Pose yogis! Ever think to use a block...for your forehead? If you're afraid of falling forward, this could be the way you finally nail it! Tag your friends working on Balasana! @actionjacquelyn ❤️ ⠀ CROW POSE Practice: 1. Create crow pose on your back to strengthen core. Use your core, and touch knees to triceps. Actually connect the two together to deeply engage the lower core! 2. Lolasana with blocks, and feet on the ground. Use lower belly and pelvic floor to lift knees to chest. Press into fingers and straighten arms like crazy. Protract shoudler blades (see yesterday’s post for more details on this). 3. Step on blocks to prepare for your crow pose to get the knees as high up into armpits as possible and understand what it feels like to start with the knees high up the arms. 4. Practice with a block in front of your forehead to help you feel secure and to catch your head if you lean too far forward! 5. Practice bringing both knees to chest and heels to butt! Use pelvic floor and lower core a lot (see yesterday’s post for more in this). **** Remember to hug elbows in!!!
Want to get a quick yoga flow in every day, but you're not sure what to do? This simple pose list is a solid place to start! Tag your friends and share the inspo! @ania_75 ❤️ ⠀ These are 9 yoga poses you should do every day to feel great and stay healthy: • standing side bend • cow • cat • downward facing dog • upward facing dog • high Lunge • pigeon pose • garland pose • reclined spinal twist ⠀ I would recommend to make this daily yoga routine in the morning for 10-15 min. You will soon feel the difference!
Awesome sequence to prep for Bakasana, Crow Pose! @roxanne_yoga ❤️ ✅ Strengthen abs and arms, ✅ Open your upper back. Did this sequence help you in your practice? Tag your yogi friends for inspo! ⠀ Let's start by warming up the wrists, opening the shoulders and upper back from Cat to Eagle pose while working the core when we actively draw the belly in, lengthening the tailbone down to the knees. Do both sides. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In Low Boat variations, make sure your lower back is not arching off the ground. Hug your ribs into your spine as you press the back of your kidneys down. When you reach Supine Crow, squeeze knees to triceps, heels to bum as you push your palms up to the sky to lift the shoulders higher. 🔥🔥🔥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hold each pose 5- 8 breaths Eagle Boat variation: 5 times each side Repeat sequence twice.
Curious about helpful prep poses for those common shapes we all want to master? 🐶🤸♀🐦🎡 Give these a try and tell us what you find! Tag your yogi friends for inspo 🧘 @aurorabowkett ❤️