bluesuntara bluesuntara

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☀️ Tara ☀️  Yoga hiking🌻 Certified Personal Trainer Mom 💙 👩👧👧 California 🌴 🙏Church of Jesus Christ Lifetime journey to find the positive

Getting lost in a sea of poppies.
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Had to document some yoga in the amazing #poppyfields that are going off the hook right now in California! A little #magicasanamonday to bring in the new week ✨.
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Swipe to see closer versions of this spot! Which one is your favorite?
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#lakeelsinore #californiapoppy #superbloom #californiapoppies

Perfect is for straight
lines and edges, I'm as
Curved as my heart."
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-J. Iron Word
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Hopefully IG is going to work for me this time!!🙄
This last challenge was amazing, #Balancethatasana2 and so much fun! Every single participant brought something amazing and unique to it and us hosts LOVED it.
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But... We had to pick one winner, so without further ado:
@bgirl_yogajournal
You are this rounds pick 🙌💙🙏
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And.... We just might have discussed doing a round 3.... What do you think? .
Your hosts:
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@bethanysmithyoga
@bluesuntara
@livinleggings
@seacoralyoga
@yogaandchaigirl

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I took my first yoga class when I was 26 years old, about 8 years ago. I went to that class reluctantly, and mostly so I could show my husband (who had encouraged me to go) that I wouldn't like it.
Well...I LOVED it. It was the perfect mixture of strength, flexibility and balance. I didn't feel like I didn't belong. I didn't feel judged. And I left feeling a little lighter than when I walked in the room.
I was hooked, and my only regret was not having it in my life at an earlier age, to help me manage the anxiety I've always carried with me. Life happened (another pregnancy and move) and I didn't get consistent again with my practice till almost 4 years ago.💜
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Today Alo launched Alo Gives, a nonprofit that is dedicated to bringing yoga & mindfulness to the world by providing a free curriculum of 5-minute videos to do in the classroom or at home helping to introduce mental & physical skills that are a part of social & emotional learning. This is so exciting!!!
I am so proud to be a part of this amazing family that has set out to do so much good.
#alogives
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How old were you when you first tried yoga or meditation? @natashaswinter @bowlingandyoga @yogaandchaigirl @yogipogie & @sugaryogi ... I'd love to hear your beginning yoga story too! Pass it on and spread the word! Help us bring yoga & mindfulness to the world 💜 www.alogives.com<http://www.alogives.com>
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#yoga #yogajourney #aloyoga #positivevibes #yogalove #mindfulness #beginneryoga

Ok... So bending backwards is not my thing.... But, I still tried! This was 2/3 way through a super hard 9 mile hike and I thought, I need to bust a pose right there!
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Day 10 #BalanceThatAsana2
#standingbackbend with some flair 💁
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For quite some time I convinced myself that heart openers are not pretty if you aren't super flexible. Lame face right? Really, every yoga pose that your body takes and makes it's own is beautiful. It's art, it's learning, it's trying your best- and it's inspiring to see others keep trying even when they feel so far from their goals 🙏. We're all students and we all have our harder asanas. Heart openers are mine. 💔
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Getting into this you are going to move one leg quite a bit forward and straighten it. As you bend your back leg you slowly bend backwards, thinking about opening your chest. If you are at all nervous about falling, have a spotter behind you 😉. .
Check in with my amazing cohosts and their variations of today's pose!
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@bethanysmithyoga
@bluesuntara
@livinleggings
@seacoralyoga
@yogaandchaigirl

Sponsored by
@aloyoga
@alo.moves
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#heartopener #balance #yoga #yogastrong #yogastudent #yogafit #stretch #yogafun #yogaforlife #yogaprogress #outdoorwomen #asana #strongwomen #yogapants #yogapose #yogajourney #yogadaily #yogagram #yogapractice #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #instagood #yogalife #yogaeveryday #photooftheday #yogaeverydamnday #yogachallenge

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Day 9 #BalanceThatAsana2
#toebalance art
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Ok. So I'm hearing that toe balances aren't a favorite? Buuuut they're so fun guys!!! This one is a bit of a doozy though!
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If you swipe 👈 you'll see a small modification ( which still isn't easy!) if this isn't accessible to you today! But have fun with it! Stretch your hips, calves and feet out first. Get your legs into position then find a spot to focus on. And have fun!!!
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Advice: Don't do this on rocks... It hurts. 😆😫 .
Check in with my amazing cohosts and their variations of today's pose!
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@bethanysmithyoga
@bluesuntara
@livinleggings
@seacoralyoga
@yogaandchaigirl

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@aloyoga
@alo.moves
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Day 8 #BalanceThatAsana2
#chairpose of your choice 🙌
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Feel free to go basic or get as funky as you want with this one, because any type of chair pose is what's happening tomorrow! .
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I opted for a funky chair pose with bind. Swipe 👈 to see the back view to get a better idea of what to do if you want to try it out! You'll want to start out in a standing pigeon pose, slowly sit back into chair, then go for that bind. After you bind, twist your shoulder towards your foot . .
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Check in with my amazing cohosts and their variations of today's pose!
@bethanysmithyoga
@bluesuntara
@livinleggings
@seacoralyoga
@yogaandchaigirl

Sponsored by
@aloyoga
@alo.moves
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Alright. You guys know that any shoulder opening is HARD for me. Slide👈 to see my faces getting into this lovely pose.
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Day 7 #BalanceThatAsana2
#kingpigeon with a twist
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So.... Unlike regular King pigeon, you are not sitting on your butt. That guy is totally hovering. You're on your shin and knee. Also, ideally you are grabbing your foot with the opposite hand. Haha! That was definitely not happening! That's ok. I'm good. Don't need no sprinkles on this parfait, it looks goooood to me 😆🙌.
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The balance part of this pose is definitely tricky too!!! I would suggest maybe having a table by you that you can grab while getting into this pose! Don't be afraid to use a strap either 😉.
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Check in with my amazing cohosts and their variations of today's pose!
@bethanysmithyoga
@bluesuntara
@livinleggings
@seacoralyoga
@yogaandchaigirl

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@aloyoga
@alo.moves
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Side plank twister
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Day 6 #BalanceThatAsana2
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Two plank days in a row 🙌
Tip: unless you're super flexible in your twists, I'd resist the urge to open up your chest (rotate) after getting into this....a few hosts may have popped a rib out 🙈.
But... Otherwise, super fun pose! 😆
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You're working on core and shoulder strength, balance and a bit of flexibility! I love poses that do that 🙌.
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Check in with my amazing cohosts and their variations of today's pose!
@bethanysmithyoga
@bluesuntara
@livinleggings
@seacoralyoga
@yogaandchaigirl

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@aloyoga
@alo.moves
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If I were a dog.... This would be my way of showing off how fancy my peeing technique is...😆
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Day 5 #BalanceThatAsana2
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I mean really, you guys probably realize by now, that you need a good sense of humor with some of these poses. And I tried to reach that knee... But it wasn't happening! @Yogaandchaigirl -you can thank her for this one 😆🙌 and she makes it look easy! But putting your balance on your limbs that are on the same side is tricky! Big time core engagement and shoulder strength with a little back flexibility= a version of ☝️
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AND.... Totally got bug attacked while doing this pose! Little black biting bugs 😫😫😫
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Check in with my amazing cohosts and their variations of today's pose!
@bethanysmithyoga
@bluesuntara
@livinleggings
@seacoralyoga
@yogaandchaigirl

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@aloyoga
@alo.moves
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Diamond pose
Do you think that fits this one?
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Day 4 #BalanceThatAsana2
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So, you really want to engage everything here; glutes, core, legs, even your foot/ankle that's on the ground! .
And.... Looking at this I'm thinking: how freaking sweet would it be if someone could nail a shot of this pose jumping in the air? Anyone up for that challenge? 😆🙌✨👊
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Check in with my amazing cohosts and their variations of today's pose!
@bethanysmithyoga
@bluesuntara
@livinleggings
@seacoralyoga
@yogaandchaigirl

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@aloyoga
@alo.moves
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Day 3 #BalanceThatAsana2
Hmmm.... I'm gonna call it:
The Russian dancer
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This one's fun! I think I need to add it into a flow next time I teach 💜. I'd suggest engaging the pelvic floor muscles for some added stability.
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And.... LOVING all the reverse hand crows! It was shockingly hard right?
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Check in with my amazing cohosts and their variations of today's pose!
@bethanysmithyoga
@bluesuntara
@livinleggings
@seacoralyoga
@yogaandchaigirl

Sponsored by
@aloyoga
@alo.moves
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Day 2 #BalanceThatAsana2
Reverse hands crow
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This one might look easy, but you'll realize how much help you get from your fingers in this pose when you try! .
Make sure you tighten your core to help your arms out and really protect those shoulders as well! It will all help with this balancing act 🙌.
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If you swipe👈 you'll see another option, just lifting one leg! You can also try one hand reversed and the other hand in normal crow position ☀️.
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Check in with my amazing cohosts and their variations of today's pose!
@bethanysmithyoga
@bluesuntara
@livinleggings
@seacoralyoga
@yogaandchaigirl

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@alo.moves
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