Day 23: #Chaturanga
Instead of self-reflection today, I’ve made 5 observations outside of me:
1. Homemade Belgian waffles taste way better toasted the next day.
2. If you ask your children lovingly for help and explain why you need it, instead of telling them what to do, they will go above and beyond for you.
3. Stuffed animals were invented to torture the lives of parents across the world.
4. Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street is a really good kids show (I cried three times last night.) 5. I cry a lot. Ok, that’s self-reflection so it doesn’t count.
5. Electric wine bottle openers are the equivalent to staying up past the streetlights turning on to play manhunt with all the neighborhood kids: a total score.
Today is day 23 of #30dayyogaliving challenge, with #chaturanga . Only one week left. Thank you @kinoyoga and @omstarsofficial .
@tylandrumyoga, Thank you for this practice, sun salutations make me feel good after a day at work.
Day 23 #chaturanga#30dayyogaliving
A few weeks ago I moved through a sun salutation and realized I could hold chaturanga! Woo hoo! It's always a good day when progress becomes measurable.
#30dayyogaliving @kinoyoga @omstarsofficial @ DAY 23: 💖 #chaturanga#yoga#yogi#chaturangadandasana • The pain in my right wrist is super bad now and I can only do my chaturungas on my knees, and either tented fingers or fist. I still don’t know how I hurt my wrist... • Yoga reminds me to heal with love for myself and #patience . Slow and steady wins the (it’s not a race)... 🐢🙏🏽🧘🏽♀️💕🌾
Entre como me sentía antes de ayer y como me siento hoy, es tremenda diferencia y no es que ha cambiado nada en mi vida en estas horas, es simplemente una decisión. Tengo gratitud infinita, por todo lo compartido con seres queridos, con mis amigos, familia, ver sunsets preciosos, la naturaleza, mis amigos perros 🐕 pájaros 🐦 gatos 🐈 ir a la playa, practicar con mi familia de yoga @miamilifecenter(los extrañaré muchísimo!). El no tener miedo al futuro y tener total seguridad de que todo es perfecto, mientras estemos conectados con lo divino, agradeciendo por todo. A las finales somos seres espirituales y nuestra herencia divina es amor y abundancia.
Chaturanga Day 23 of #30dayyogaliving @kinoyoga @omstarsofficial #chaturanga#ashtangayoga#yoga
Day 23 of #30dayyogaliving challenge is #ChaturangaDandasana .
#chaturanga = four limbs
danda = staff
asana = pose
Four-Limbed Staff Pose @kinoyoga
This āsana is a foundational pose that teaches you how to find your center and activate your legs in arm balances.
Building strength and awareness every time I am on the mat. Whenever I work an asana, I realize I do poorly if I rush into it, just wanting to perfect it. I have become more aware of how I feel, the emotions that arise each time I am working on an asana. Some days I feel frustrated. Some days I feel motivated. The energy within is so crucial in the journey of yoga. I am excited at the possibilities. This is me trying to hold longer Chaturangas while the toddler plays with Grandpa and the baby naps (psst spot the baby monitor!) #Chaturanga#lifeofayogamom#yogachallenge
When you get home from teaching and just want to flow yourself before bed followed by some meditation to help calm the mind before bed. .
This is probably one of my best chaturanga dandasana pics - I can see where I’ve followed the cues and corrected myself from last year. Pushing from the toes, engaging my core, elbows over hands and not straining my neck. I’ll have to find my pic from last year and compare. .
Just got back from teaching and I’m so proud of my students, their progression is amazing and their attitude to learn is fantastic. They may not be the most flexible or strongest but their dedication to explore, develop and learn is certainly enhancing their skills and I can see a difference in their practice. Not only that but they are doing their homework and therefore their consistency is helping them even more. 🙏🙏🙏
Namaste and goodnight .
Ps poor mini has been ill hence I’ve not been here so much recently. And I’ve been cooking (see IG stories) .
Not usually the type of content I would share on my page...but, I have arm muscles!!! 💪🏽💪🏽I have always had skinny, weak arms, so for me, seeing any visual progress in my arms has been a long process. A big part of why I started this account was for me to measure my progress and to check in with myself. All I can say is, thank you chaturangas 🙏🏼💛#selflove#feelingstrong
Today’s pose is #chaturanga but I’m SO interested in the transition from chaturanga to #updog so I found today’s class very helpful! Working with articulating the spine and getting that wave 🌊 feeling. I’m not strong enough to lift from chaturanga but I’ll get there ☺️💪🏻 thank you @tylandrumyoga 🙏🏻❤️#30dayyogaliving 🧘🏻♀️ with @kinoyoga and @omstarsofficial
🎶When you've been fighting for it all your life,
You've been struggling to make things right;
That's how a superhero learns to fly (Every day, every hour
Turn the pain into power)🎶.. ❇the script❇ •
Day 23 #30dayyogaliving with @kinoyoga and @omstarsofficial #chaturanga#fourlimbedstaffpose
Day 22/23 #30dayyogaliving
Chaturanga Dandasana/Upward Facing Dog
💫 Transitioning Chathuranga Dandasana to Upward Facing Dog, it is very important to keep the body fully off the ground. Toes & palms of the hands are the only true contact with the ground, both, during the postures as well as the transition from one to the next. It requires a solid foundation and a core strength to support the body from underneath, also in lifting from the core to support extension of the spine
Chaturanga Key Points:
1. Hands should be shoulder width apart, and the feet hips distance apart. (2 miscalculated measures for many people with a tendency being significantly wider than needed)
2. Lower ribs drawn inside lifting up to widen the backside of the body
3. Activate legs super strong! Fronts of the thighs lifting up toward the backs of the legs creating dynamic strength
Suck in belly and press through toes. Allow pelvis to tip forward and begin straightening arms AND visualize lifting the chest up. *If only the arms straighten without a vision of lengthening the chest or pressing the spine up and in toward the front side of the body, the result is often collapsing down
Upward Dog Tips:
1. Legs remain very strong. A good indicator of this is the feet. If the feet are turning in/out then the leg strength is compromised. Strike down into the feet
2. Full palms pressing down in order to lift up through the arms. *Law of opposition at play.
3. Wave like action from the fronts of the legs actively linking the flow of the wave through the spine-chest up to crown of the head.
4. Ultimately the gaze is up as the head lifts. However, always important to have the base created and then the trajectory of the wave is completed with the extension of the head position
Chaturanga is a strength building pose. It is a transition movement, BUT important to be able to use it as a stay pose to gain strength for most arm balancing
Upward Dog is a more basic, yet a very detail oriented posture in back bending as well as full body strength/length. The amount of times both postures are repeated within a practice is tremendous. And so, repetition is key in effort & execution
We all make mistakes,
and even regret things in our past.
But you are not your mistakes,
you are not your struggles,
And you are here NOW
with the power to shape
your day and your future.
Dr. Steve Maraboli .—
Desafío 30 días, 30 posturas de @ilivekochile
Día 23: #chaturanga#chaturangadandasana 🐊