Do you move your spine in every direction every single day? 💫⬆➡⬇⬅💫 Sequence by @roxanne_yoga⠀
Moving your spine in all planes lubricates your vertebrae and keeps them (& your whole body) young. Tag your friends for inspo!
I can step 5 now🙈 hope I will complete chinstand soon 🙏🏻😉
🔜Teacher: @miss_sunitha ・・・
First of all, let me just say that this is not an easy pose for most people. Work through the sequence of prep poses (numbers 1-7). If you can comfortably breath in all the prep poses, then you can attempt chinstand - maybe first with the block under the shoulders, as shown in number 8. If not, keep working through the prep poses. There’s no need to rush the process.
Chinstand is a combination of back strength, arm strength, core strength, throat opening and hip flexor stretch. There is a lot going on in this pose, so take the time to work each area with awareness.
In addition to the prep poses I’ve incorporated, I recommend adding (lots of) chaturanga, low lunge, camel pose, wheel pose and wheel pose variation with straight legs. And once you’re done, make sure to counter your practice with some forward folds, shoulderstand, twists and some neck stretches.
Throughout the entire prep, and even when working on chinstand, focus on:
• Core activation - keep the lower belly lifted throughout (Mula Bandha), but relax you six pack to allow for space to stretch
• Keep the chin forward and up to stretch the throat. Try to feel that extension all the way down towards the stomach, as if you’re creating space between the ribs and the hips
• Stretch the hip flexors (esp in upward dog, half frog & chinstand)
• When lifting the leg up, try to keep the awareness of the stretch in the hip flexors; and think of lengthening all the way up beyond the toes!
• In chinstand, from waist down, the arms should be doing most of the work. Keep the chin light by maintaining strong chaturanga arms.
Chinstand is essentially an inversion with a backbend. Just like any other backbend, there should be no pain or weight on the spine. The body should remain lifted by the energy upwards (from the core & legs), and you should feel the stretch in the front body (throat, chest, hip flexors).
Always be mindful in your practice, and move with the breath. 🙏
Day 2 #FeatherYourPeacock is funky pincha I do recall when funky pincha was incredibly hard for me...not so much these days😊🙏🏾 with Hosts-
Happy wonderful Wednesday everyone!! Just doing what I love... 🌺 Big Thanks to @bodyglovegirl for the super fun pants.. they’re perfect for SUP Yoga (dry quickly) and I get so many compliments when I wear them! ☺️
‼️ AHIMSA YOGA & HIP HOP FESTIVAL MELBOURNE OCTOBER 6TH 2018‼️
I'll be teaching Hip Hop Yoga in the Yoga Room 1-2PM @ahimsafestival where we will be exploring the foundations of power postures such as inversions and arm balances, in relation to the bboy/bgirl freeze. This class is going to be about challenging ourselves, but mostly about playing and having fun (Open to all levels) 🤸🏽♀️🔊🎼
The Reggae and Yoga room tickets are currently 20% off using the code 'EARLYBIRDAHIMSA', follow the link in my bio to buy your tickets! Super excited to see you all on your mat, Namaste homies 🙏🏾🕉
"We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon"
-Konrad Adenauer 🦋🌦
Where have you set your horizons? I was reminded of this quote this morning while practicing at @christopher_christou class (thanks always for a spirited journey homie 🙏🏾). It seems daring to dream these days because of how much clutter our society has fed us. But when you feel safe inside, and brave that journey within... it is so vastly expansive and there are so many levels to these heights which you can feel safe to explore! ⬆️🌠
This is not raising the bar, or being a better version of yourself or any of that nonsense! It's about perception and releasing yourself of self limiting beliefs! We are infinite potential and I truly believe if we all took a little time to remind each other of this... you know the rest of what I'm gonna say 😜🤣
Let's build and set our horizons together as a community to lift each other's hearts! I'm super excited to be back at the amazing @chiroeasewellnessstudio tomorrow THURSDAY for 6:15PM Hot Vinyasa & 7:30PM Yin Yoga, blessings in abundance 🕉🙏🏾💜
I had one of my students tell me last night that my flows were feminine and very sexual 🙊🙈
I'm probably best described as a tomboy in everyday life, but in my yang yoga practice I definitely try to summon Shakti energy! Asana itself means relationship with earth, and earth to me is mother. The sequences that I teach are portions of my own flow and I've been working to clear through the root and sacral chakra for some time now. I believe that being a woman in this day and age, there's so much room for womb healing and nurturing ourselves as sexual beings! I also believe that the modern day man has much to clear and seek balance in these energetic centres too. So as much as I'm shocked to hear the comment above, I'm so humbly grateful that this energetic intention has translated 🙏🏾🦋
In honour of Shakti rising in all of us, Here's a little self lovin selfie from yours truly 🕉💜
This TUESDAY I'll be covering the beautiful @ayami_wellness Class @chiroeasewellnessstudio 9:30 AM Yin Vinyasa ☯️🕉
I'm gonna play around with this class and guide you through a lengthening spacious flow, and for those that want the opportunity, I'll be offering some deliscously deep adjustments to take you further into your practice! This class will be taught in homage to the Jivamukti vinyasa discipline ❣️❤️
Big love to my Kurdish queen 📸@arezmetta for snapping up this juicy fish pose adjustment I was giving the ever beautiful 🌼@edenyoga_ 💕