#Headstand is a great way to feel the torsion without letting the shoulder foundation getting involved. I’m doing a variation on it but you can do the regular one, Tripod, or something more adventurous, if you want to sharpen those balancing skills. If you have to choose between lowering the foot or making the upper leg more vertical, always choose the latter. The #inversion depends on how much that leg can project and, the more it’ll do so, the lower it’ll allow the other to go. It’ll also feel more stable and better for the neck, because you'll always be aware of not crunching it, keeping the smallest amount of weight possible. For those trying this version, you can start with the arms already like this, or go into regular Headstand, unclasp the fingers and move one arm out, then do the body and leg movement. I prefer the first option because I feel steadier from the get go, but find out which one works for you. Steady gaze, calmed breath and keep going, #keeppracticing …. For more alternatives, look for Emma @emma.rhiannon and Paloma @palomahuner.
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A very Happy 60th Birthday to my beautiful, kind, inspiring, and many positive-adjective-deserving mother, Janet Newnes!
I reveal her age because it is a milestone; she closes out one decade of life gracefully danced through and continues dancing into another decade, another time of opportunity for learning, growth, wisdom, and loving. Also, how many 60 year olds do you know who are rocking a yoga arm balance in front of Stonehenge? As far as 60 year olds go, she is one of the most bad ass.
My mother is a truly awe inspiring woman. Over her years, she has faced many obstacles and challenges, yet she has overcome them with a sense of poise and grace that I aspire to achieve in my own life. And all the while, she has remained a source of positivity and light for all those around her. She is a rock not only in the lives of her children, but also for many others. She has always been the most kind, accepting, trust-worthy, and deeply loving person that I have ever known, and this sentiment is shared by the great number of diverse people she has befriended.
She is a teacher of wisdoms, a free giver of support and love, and a warrior queen who has always fought for her children and stood up for others when no one else would.
She has instilled in me so many lessons and morals and qualities that have shaped me to be the person that I am today, and she continues to challenge and push me to be even better in her own gentle and loving way.
I could go on and on about her pure awesomeness, but I would be on my way to writing a memoir if I did. So let me close out with this:
I love you, mama. I am certain you have been my teacher, my friend, and my mother in lives past, and I am so deeply blessed that you are my mother in this life once more.
I wish you the happiest of birthdays and a new decade of beauty and joy.
Love always, your son, Johnny.
Saliste sorteado en el PROCREAR y queres comprar tu departamento. Tenes plata ahorrada y buscas el terreno donde vas a construir tu casa. El balcón les queda chico y quieren tener un patio para disfrutar. Llámanos ☎ o escribinos por privado, te vamos a asesorar y ayudar a encontrar ese propiedad que buscas #MudamosSueños
I don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it's because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and ships change, it's because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or watch it, we are going back from whence we came."
-John F. Kennedy | 📸: @jenn_mastropaolo
When you allow your perspective to shift + lighten your life will adjust + follow suit. :
Take the time to tap into your inherent intuition + you will settle into your life's natural rhythm with grace + ease. :
You are supported. You have gifts to share. Get quiet + listen, all will fall into place. Your vibration will raise,
because trust me - it's ready to. :
PART II of "hand standing in two weeks " - I learned to puppy press, & other press variations in pincha, WELL. - I read from @the_southern_yogi your hands are your pedals, keeping you from going forward or backwards. - My hands distance is still wide, it's comfortable but I've been working towards my shoulders directly over my wrists. Find what works for you without causing strain. - I'm fully aware of my hips, I put a lot of focus in that after I read about @yoga_and_unicorns posting about it - @erinkellyart put emphasis on where your gaze should be, I tend to look around the ground but am stronger when I focus on one spot. - I straight up wasn't afraid to fall, I was too determined for fear. Cartwheeling out is a great method for falling out of handstand - My hands are weak but @yogapaws really add comfort and stability in my palms, I highly recommend them - Some days I just get right up, some days my legs and hips are too heavy to lift.. handstands are weird. - Take a moment and step away when you get frustrated
My inspirations 👇🏽 give them a follow for their occasional tips and amazing videos of handstands and pressing
@casa_colibri (See last post for part I)
HAND STANDING IN TWO WEEKS?
- I'll try to make this short and sweet, but I want everyone to understand my journey is different than yours, and I can only offer my personal experience and what has helped me in my ongoing practice-
I began my handstand journey a little less than a year ago. I was ready to further my practice & handstands seemed to be the next step. I began with the L leg jump up, suggested by @beachyogagirl & while that worked, I was unable to find my center & toppled over every time. - I gave up -
I had surgery (Feb 2017) on my hip and handstands hurt like no other. Roughly 3-4 weeks ago, I got an itch to learn something new, so I re-visited handstands but with a new approach: pressing up. I chose puppy press to have full control and protection over my (surgery) hip and could use my left leg for most the work. For two weeks, I spent AT LEAST 2 hours a day pressing. I used a wall, yoga paws, a block, door frame, carpet, hard floor, I didn't breath, I did breath, sucked it in, I did everything you could imagine to find the "secret" and after hours and hours of failure & chasing this so called secret, I realized I was finally holding a handstand.
There's no secret, It takes practice. Exploring your own body inverted, lots of patience, and an open expectation for yourself. In a second post I'm going to give a few tips that I tried, and ended up making a difference in my practice that may or may not work for you. - (See next post for part II)
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Good morning and happy Friday!!!
Today I rise with gratitude. 🙏🏼 I've been blessed with another day of life. ❤️ Today I rise with intention, I will move with consciousness. Today I find balance and balance shall find me. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 #day18 of the #yoga4growthchallenge
I've been working on this #halfmoon to warrior three to #inversion transition for quite a while now. I know #warrior3 strengthens my hips, (especially starting low instead of tilting in from the top) I often encounter so many wobbles it's hard for me to hold on. It is what I personally consider one of the most challenging poses for me to do, especially remembering to drop my lifted hip down to stay aligned.... I try to remember one straight line from the crown of my head, long neck, straight line down my back and strong lifted leg. Yeah I know, It's a lot going on, especially when I'm trying not to trash talk myself in my head because I usually fall over. Quieting the voices and chatter in my head is one of the hardest things for me, thankfully I was blessed with an hour long #meditation this morning. It put me in a nice clear space before beginning my day. ☺️ #namaste 🙏🏼 Hosts of #yoga4growth @koyawebb and @ladydork Sponsors: @aloyoga @getlovedup @liforme @sunwarriortribe @toesox #namaste#yogisofinstagram#challenge#yogaeverydamnday#inversionjunkie#yogainspiration#yogainspo#fitspo#handstand#yogainversion#yogaathome#homeyogapractice
I have been struggling with insecurities about myself for years, I find that I have worried for so many years about what people think of me, or not being good enough. And recently I have started to realize that it really is all in my head, everyone is too worried about themselves to care. And I just need to keep pushing forward and relax. Haha, the one thing I struggle with most. Being the A-type that I am, I have never seen myself as good enough. I always told myself "you don't deserve happiness (at least not until your successful)." And what is that? When will I ever truly be successful? And what magical goal do I have to accomplish to make that happen? I find that every time I accomplish anything, it's not good enough and I'm still not happy with my current state. I have decided that is No longer how I am going to live. I am going to say thank you for where I am and trust that I have worked my ass off for today. I am going to (try) to relax and find contentment even if I feel that I still have things to do. I am going to trust that what I am given today is a gift and what I need in my life now. Thank you god for wisdom even in the moments life feels like a shit storm. It's okay to be happy, allow yourself. 🌞🌈❤️
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Some things resonates with some more than others ... something that resonated with me recently was this advice ... . ❤"Women are meant to be LOVED not understood!" ❤ .
I don't know if you agree, but this has turned my way of thinking about women upside down and now I think I know where I've been going wrong all my life! 😂 . 📷 @kurtaystudio
Breath pattern = life pattern. Because I am human (and a willful, creative, obsessive and often entitled one at that), I often want things to be a different way, don't want to feel unsettling emotions, and try to control my body and environment. When I am really stuck in this struggle, my breath reflects this and causes energetic and physiological patterns of holding in my body. I tighten belly and pelvic floor when I try to inhale, so my neck muscles tense and pull my head forward. I push too hard at the top of the inhale and it feels like a hardening around diaphragm and heart. I rush through the exhale like there's not enough time. You could do a million shoulder shrugs but if you're breathing like a stressed out mess you're going to feel like one. Today's intent was to breathe from pelvis through heart and throat in a way that creates no strain. Sounds simple, but it really challenged me to summon my best quality of presence and love. And for that, I am in awe. #yoga#breath#homepractice#forrestyoga#houstonyoga#houston#backbends#wheel#viparitadandasana#scorpion#handstand#inversion#core#love#yogaismagic#yogaeverydamnday#yogaislove#spirit#heart#changeyourbreathchangeyourlife
I used the wall for some extra deep bends today in my forearm pincha. I swear it felt like my head and feet were miles apart, but this shows me I'm shortening that gap (very slowly)! 🤙
Happy #forearmFriday ❤️
.#openheartedasana with @joe_lizzzzzz_yoga @wildmoonyoga @erika_yoga_and_unicorns .
.#stripdownasanas with @dwinnerxfit @rhyannawatson @sultryabyss @namaste_af