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Rebecca  Bowling, mom life, yoga. Mostly yoga. 🎳 Join me! #onwednesdayswedropback πŸ™Œ@namastefitlife Ambassador πŸ’™ Use code bowlingandyoga for 10 percent ✨

☲ D A Y 3 - (Wednesday) #WallAsanas ☲
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☲ P L A N K ☲
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The splat gallery has been both gorgeous -and- hilarious! πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ’₯ What a fun day! We are loving how you're all embracing the creative, free-spirited element of this challenge!!
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Wednesday's pose...ahh, good old plank! πŸ˜‰ So many choices! You can plank with feet on wall facing down, or try on your elbows, facing up πŸ€–β¬† #elbowplank
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β¬… I'm calling this first slide #FloatingElbowPlank and I credit @catbradleyyoga with masterminding this crazy little pose! If you try this, be aware it's kind of...interesting for the elbows 😲 It looks cool! But not one I'd hold for more than a few seconds!
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Second slide β¬… Or you could try Side plank on the wall with an extended leg. It was definitely harder than it looks, but accessible if you're comfy with side plank and splits. Any plank is fair game!
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We also love how much you're all embracing the gallery awards! Such fun! πŸ€—
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Just a reminder - if you want to vote for your fave person in the gallery, just tag any of *our* posts, rather than tagging participants posts. It gets hard to find them all, otherwise!πŸ‘ We tally each day's votes and start over after we post next day's pose. So just tag any of our posts with your votes and we will do the rest! πŸ€—
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. 🀸#GALLERYAWARDS .
🀸 @helenehopyoga - We all seem to be dropping over the wonderful soul that is HΓ©lΓ¨ne and her beautiful pics. A resounding gallery award winner! β˜„
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🀸 @gwtrucks - No surprise here! Gazza puts so much effort into his posts! He is amazing and so deserving! And the subtitle of this challenge is actually called #ChallengeGazza And G is one of the most supportive, kind people on IG! πŸ™
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🀸 @flowin_through_life - Martina never ceases to amaze us with her spirit of fun and total badassery and humble to a fault.πŸ’œ
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βœ” Don't forget to check in on my awesome co-hosts
πŸ’–LO @catbradleyyoga &
πŸ’–LEX - @stretchylexi for their amazing variations for today too!
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Thanking our generous sponsors :

@Kosusaofficial (my outfit)
@liforme (my mat)
@infinitystrap (best stretchy strap ever!)
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#yogapose #plankpose
#planking #plank #sideplank #sideplankvariation #vasisthasana

Day 25: #RoadToScorpion
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#suptabhekasana at the wall (or um, splintery deck post 😡)
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P.S. I had no idea this is a lot like one of my pose examples for our #wallasanas challenge today! πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ Splat coincidence! And that meant I had to do it again, but add the backbend πŸ˜‰πŸ’Œ So hopefully this isn't too confusing haha!
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Aside from my knees screaming at me, this wasn't too bad! I just needed knee pads or something πŸ€” And also I chose unwisely with my "wall" but I really wanted to be outside before it got too hot, so I just laid up on there verrrrry delicately so as to avoid splinters! I really think this pose is so pretty 😍
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@cyogalab @livesankalpa
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#frogposevariation #frogpose #bhekasana #bhekasanavariation #yogaoutside #yogamom #fitmom #namastefitchicks #namastefitlife #quadstretch #quads #flexibility #yoga #yogagirl

A little #airwalking #handstandmovement
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for #thenegativecrew cause
#onmondayswedropit (or we drop it on Mondays and post it on Tuesday morning πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Š)
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This might be one of my better attempts at this walking down from #straighthandstand πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ I always start to lose it around pike level but I held on a bit longer today and took it to chaturanga/up dog which I've never tried before. I do need to work on "flointing" both feet! Haha! Only one was engaged!
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All in all, it was tough so I feel like I worked! πŸ€— Still kinda slacking overall on my handstand practice, but I'm stretched a little thin lately and just in an "ebb". It's all good!
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#handstand #yogahandstand #handbalancing #pikehandstand #handstandtricks #handstandtochaturanga #yogainspiration #femalecalisthenics #calisthenics #yogavideo #handstandseveryday #fitnessinspiration

☲ D A Y 2 (Tuesday) #WallAsanas ☲
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☲ S P L A T ☲
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Day one got started with a bang!πŸŽ‰ So many awesome crows, and best of all, interaction in the gallery πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’« Loving it! I'll catch up soon!
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β˜„Today we give you splat, which may strike fear into your heart if you're the 'not so bendy' type like me, but I'm here to reassure you with my three (count em! πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚) three options!
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Slide one I will call #frogsplat πŸ’₯🐸πŸ’₯ It's a knee balance frog pose with chest splatted on the wall. Not too bad! Looks cool though!
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Slide two is kind of a half frog, half wall puppy. Not as easy! But doable! Hook that frog-leg-side arm around your lower back to pin down the froggie foot. Remember to breathe, and save some room and enough energy to escape!
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Third slide is very user friendly: good old #puppypose against a wall (in this case, a window frame!) Lots of options for cool silhouettes and edits here πŸ‘πŸ˜‰ And it feels awesome!
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The idea with splat is to get your chest smashed up to the wall (or the floor) and the rest of your body should be deposited (preferably gracefully πŸ˜‚) in the other location. So either splat up the wall or down the wall! Got it? Haha! If you're not sure, let us know! Basically just get creative and have fun, and open up that upper spine as best you can!
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🀸#GALLERYAWARDS
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We have our first 3 winners from Day 1! Votes close once we post our next day post so make sure you tag your faves on our posts as soon as you can. And it doesn't matter which day they're on, its just a bit of fun. πŸ’œ
🀸 @iamafitmam because of her "beauty and inspiration" πŸ’œ
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🀸@bine.fit - her stunning variation of crow. πŸ‘Œ
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🀸@craze_k8 - "hubby props for the win" πŸ˜‚
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"Wall" done guys! Votes are now open for day 2! Tag your fave on any of our postsπŸ’˜
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βœ” Don't forget to check in on my awesome co-hosts
πŸ’–LO @catbradleyyoga &
πŸ’–LEX - @stretchylexi for their amazing variations for today too!
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Thanking our generous sponsors :

@Kosusaofficial (my outfit)
@liforme (my mat)
@infinitystrap (best stretchy strap ever)
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Have fun, y'all!!
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#yoga #puppyposevariation
#frogpose #frogposevariation #bhekasana #yogastrong #quadstretch #bhekasanavariation #ardhabekhasana #halffrogpose

Took me all day, and I'm nowhere closeπŸ˜‚
For Day 24: #RoadToScorpion
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#urdhvadhanurasana #wheelpose with chin at the wall
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Okay. I got my chin to the wall, but my legs ain't straight! Swipe β¬…β¬… for what happens when I straighten my legs, haha!
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Can't say I'm surprised about today, cause my upper back is one of my challenge areas. I wish I had a magic chisel to mojo thru the ridiculous concrete tightness! Blah! πŸ˜‚β›βš’ I think I almost passed out a few times trying to stand up from this mess. πŸ˜‚ All joking aside, I am okay with this, cause this is my reality! Chin touching wall is a win, legs bent or nah.
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#backbend #backbendprogress #flexibility #StandingBackbend #Anuvittasana #wheelposevariation #wallyoga #practiceandalliscoming #yogamom #fitmom #calisthenics #thoracicmobility

Didn't want to bail on my #sundayhandstandcrew Here's an "I stayed up waaaay too late deleting videos off of my phone edition" of my elusive #puppypress β›…
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Managed to get it to show up today after much coaxing!! This was probably my 4th time going outside to try, and you can see the sun was already setting and storm clouds rolling in. Cooled temps down from near 100 to high 70s and breezy so maybe that helped πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ Worked a bit on soft-ish landing in chaturanga. And yes that is a small pile of freshly picked cherry tomatoes on my mat πŸ˜‚πŸ…
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Nothing new or exciting, but I'm always thrilled when I can press up at all, cause it's so fickle! I'm trying so hard to pin down the magic combination of "set up" movements. Sometimes I feel close to cracking the code. That forward rock into my hands and that firming/rounding of upper back and shoulders, combined with the tippy toes...and breath at the right time...that's close to the magic formula! I'm gonna keep building that muscle memory so it's not just hit or miss!
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So thankful for friends to handstand with... Hope you all had a wonderful day! πŸ™ƒ Feel free to join us any time if you're working on your handstand journey!
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@mr.mo_yogi
@yoga_burpees_squats @nonsensetwice @chi.fen @gwtrucks @satravikaur @jaja_laughing_
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#questforthepressbecks #presshandstand #questforthepress #straddlehandstand #staghandstand #handstand #handstandmovement #handstandtochaturanga #yogahandstand #yogaflow #handstandlikebecks #BeCoolLikeGazza
#NooneLikeNonsenseTwice
#WarriorFen

☲ D A Y 1 - (Monday) #WallAsanas ☲
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☲ C R O W ☲
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Are you guys excited to get up close and personal with your wall (or vertical object of choice? Haha!) I know we are! πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ
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So this is how it will work - we give you the pose or theme of the day, and you go and make it your own using whatever prop you can find (it doesn't have to be a wall πŸ˜‰) You can, of course, try one of our variations. (Life Pro Tip: my variations will -usually- be easiest of the bunch πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰)
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Today I went with an #ekapadabakasana #flyingcrowpose
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Might be my imagination, but this felt -tougher- to me with my foot on the wall (er, actually a huge vine arbor rather than a wall πŸ˜‚πŸŒΏπŸŒ±) but give it a try and see what you think!! Any crow is fair game!!
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πŸ”ŠLISTEN UP- we also have another idea, and here is how it will work - we like to encourage gallery engagement, so we want you to explore the gallery each day and vote for who you believe deserves a mention in our #GALLERYAWARDS each day. We will give a shoutout to the top 3 different peeps tagged each day voted by YOU. All you have to do is comment on our posts and tag the person you feel deserves a shoutout. That's it πŸ–‘ Got it? You don't even have to be a participant to vote! Just explore the gallery and tag that person on any of our posts for a mention the next day!
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βœ” Don't forget to check in on my awesome co-hosts
πŸ’–LO @catbradleyyoga &
πŸ’–LEX - @stretchylexi for their amazing variations for today too!
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Thanking our generous sponsors :

@Kosusaofficial (my outfit)
@liforme (my mat)
@infinitystrap (best stretchy strap ever!)
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Most important: Have fun!!!
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#yoga #armbalance #yogachallenge #yogaarmbalance #oneleggedcrowpose #flyingcrow #yogaoutside #yogainspiration #yogamom #wallyoga

Using -all- the props for day 23: #RoadToScorpion
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#tittibhasanab variant
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Good gracious. πŸ™ˆ Folds and bound folds are not my thing. But these #ankleweights and a long yoga strap helped, as did making the bind in kind of a happy baby-esque, beached turtle kind of configuration, and -then- reclining back πŸ˜‚πŸ‘I definitely teeter tottered back and forth for a bit too! What a funny pose!
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Including a video β¬… Of how I wrangled myself into this, in case it helps anyone. I started with strap already behind the small of my back, and both ends in reach.
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Yeah, I know this isn't all that flexible, but I'm pretty happy with this, since it was only a year ago that I couldn't risk any kind of fold with bind because of my jacked up ribs. Finally I think my core is strong enough to stabilize things and I don't have to worry about my ribs as much -although I still play it very safe.
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@cyogalab @livesankalpa
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#yogademocracy #straddleforwardfold #tittibhasanavariation #tittibhasana #fireflyposevariation #fireflypose #yoga #flexibilitytraining #flexibility #yogatutorial

When we are linking two poses, we may have the tendency to gravitate toward one particular in-between pose or another.

Let's challenge ourselves to step out of the box with more creative ways to #ConnectTheAsanas
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Join us July 31st - August 6th for 7 days of transitional fun!
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Each day, we will provide you with two unique poses, and all you have to do is CONNECT the two asanas with a third pose of your choice. πŸ‘­ Coming up with a way to link them will fire up your creativity and give you some new transition ideas to incorporate into your practice!

Simply post a video of your three pose flow each day! We will provide you with examples of connecting poses that you can try, or you can come up with your own! γ€°βœ΄γ€°
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We are super excited to have some amazingly generous sponsors! Please follow and tag them in your posts to be eligible to win a prize!
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Repost this flyer, follow hosts and sponsors, and tag a few friends to join! Hope you'll play with us as we wrap up July and start off August with some creative movement!
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Hosts:✨
@alli_roush ✨
@bowlingandyoga ✨
@jadebellyyoga ✨
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Sponsors:✨
@dontmesswithganesh✨
@re3life ✨
@sashka_co ✨
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#yogachallenge #augustyogachallenge #julyyogachallenge #yoga #yogaflow #yogainspiration @igyogachallenges

Last Day!
Welcome to Day 7⃣ (Sunday): #TakeitOneLimbataTime
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Today's pose: Yogi's Choice! Any one-handed or one-legged pose.
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Guys, I can't tell you how amazing I think the gallery looks! I'm so happy we had such a great turn out πŸ™Œ So creative and supportive of each other, too! ❀
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For our last day, we turn to you! Please pick any one limbed pose that fits your practice.
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I went with #onehandedflyinglizard which doesn't seem to have a tag πŸ˜‚πŸŠ I remember trying to do this about a year and a half ago, and it felt impossible!!! I was able to lift my hand 4 or 5 times, and actually got it higher than this but didn't like the shot as much πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ So this was cool to find out I could finally do it!
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Thanks again for joining us, and can't wait to see your awesome ideas for this final day! πŸ™ Huge thanks to my sweet and inspiring co-hosts Jade, Alli, and Drea πŸ™πŸ˜πŸ™ We truly feel like a little family and I love you ladies. Until next time!
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βœ‹πŸ»πŸ‘£Your Hosts:
@bowlingandyoga
@alli_roush
@yogamand
@jadebellyyoga
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βœ‹πŸ»πŸ‘£Sponsors:
@aquaburns (My outfit ❀)
@buddhibox
@intrinsicjourneys_jewelry
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#flyinglizardpose #armbalance #yogaarmbalance #uttanaprasithasana #lizardpose #flyinglizard #aquaburns

Day 22: #RoadToScorpion
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#hollowbackpincha #hollowback in #pinchamayurasana
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Never in all my days did I think I would attempt a hollowback with this straddle-ish leg shape and see even a -hint- of a hollow!! βœŒπŸ™ŒπŸ€—
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And I wasn't terrified for my life, and didn't fall out once, and tried it 4 times! Those things make it a win in my book, even though my bend is still in baby stages!
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@cyogalab @livesankalpa
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#pincha #forearmstand #straddlepincha #yogainversion #inversion #yogamom #yogademocracy #backbendprogress

#fridaypresscrew πŸ™ƒ
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I've been off my game lately with pressing. Maybe gotten stuck up in my head with it πŸ™πŸ€” So to distract myself, I was inspired by @stretchylexi to order some #ankleweights from amazon and try to do some stuff πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ‹
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These are 1.5 lbs each and it doesn't sound like much but feels like a ton, haha! She makes it look easy, but it's definitely a challenge! Kinda scary cause I felt like it was hard to control my legs after lift off. I'm hoping once I take these off I'll levitate right up there πŸ˜‚πŸŽˆ
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Here's a video mash up of my semi-successes from last night and today. I managed to #puppypress a few times with the weights on, but definitely needed that yoga block.
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I also -finally- got my puppy press back from the floor after a week of trying in vain. πŸŽ‰ So that was good, even though I didn't stick it! Maybe it will stay for a while now.
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Finally, I managed a #flyingcrowpose with the weights. That was touchy and I'm surprised I got up there! We have a heat wave right now - heat index of 105 ℉ πŸ”₯ And I'm just exhausted trying to yoga outside.
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I'm gonna keep mixing it up until I get back on track. All my buddies tell me that when you first start pressing, they can come and go with no rhyme or reason. Just gotta remain patient and keep practicing. Happy Friday y'all! πŸ’«
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#questforthepress #questforthepressbecks #presshandstand #ekapadabakasana #handstand #ankleweightyoga #armbalance #yogavideo #handstands

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