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โ–ซ ๐ŸŒŸLorraine Bradley ๐ŸŒŸ  ๐Ÿ•‰ Y โ™ก G A ๐Ÿ•‰๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช . โญUse Catsflowseries for 1 month free with Omstars โญ . ๐ŸƒUse CATBRADLEY for discount with Infinity strap .

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Nothing beats the feeling of landing that chinstand with your face still in one piece ๐Ÿ˜‚
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#yoga

I'm now missing half a head of hair after that ๐Ÿ˜‚ Did you know the most dangerous accessory in Yoga is a ponytail ๐Ÿ˜‚
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**Winners announcement from #CatsPeacockSeries ** Before I tell you who the winners are I need to give the predictable speech on how you were all winners (yawn๐Ÿ˜‚) but seriously I'm always so humbled when so many of you share your personal journeys with me! It truly means so much. When I first started doing solo challenges I was scared I wouldn't even have enough peeps to fulfil all the prizes I had ๐Ÿ˜‚ And now I spend weeks trawling through the gallery trying to narrow down my list!ย  It's really amazing โค So thank youโค .

With an awesome prize of a retreat in Ireland I had to ask @michellemoroney_yoga to choose the winner and I need to be fully transparent here and say that Michelle in factย  chose @gwtrucks as the prize winner, mainly due to the effort he applied to both the gallery and in his own posts. And yes indeed I agree Gazza is undoubtedly a truly deserving winner and how i wish he could take the prize but sadly due to personal challenges he is unable to travel so Gazza when you ever do feel ready for a trip to Ireland we will make sure you are looked after ๐Ÿ’˜ ย Michelle then chose another incredibly deserving winner - @livinleggings yes that's right Liv! You have won the weekend retreat in @cliffs_of_moher_retreat Ireland!!!!!!! ๐ŸŽ‰ You impressed Michelle with your enthusiastic & positive (except for one day but we shall say nothing๐Ÿ˜‚) attitude and dedication to the gallery with your constantย  support of your fellow participants how could you not be picked! I cannot wait to meet you one day. ๐Ÿ’˜
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@5betbluff - your positivity and enthusiasm for the challenge was inspiring and you're only new to IG! You were incredible, I hope you continue to inspire every day! You have won a pair of briks from @infinitystrap please send a DM with your address. ๐Ÿ’™

@melsyogajourney - I absolutely adorรจd reading your posts every day. I loved getting to know a little more about you and your humble sweet soul is a very deserving winner you have won a strap of choice from @infinitystrap ๐Ÿ’–
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Until next time guys ๐Ÿ˜
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#yoga #kipup

I reckon I need more than my strap to get my chest to the floor.....maybe a trip to a surgeon ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Anyone working on their #pancake or wide legged forward fold then you can't beat a self assist with a strap like this. I still get messages daily with requests of a video on how to enter the strap like this so I've included a video on the second slide. Hopefully it's clear. .
I remember one of my first yoga classes when this pose came up and I honestly thought I was doing a different pose to everyone else as not only was I sitting upright I was practically leaning backwards instead of forward! I could not imagine ever even being able to sit upright let alone lean forward. I wish I had a pic of that, although to be fair there was nothing to take a pic of except for my confused face๐Ÿ˜‚ .
I have recently managed to get my chest all the way down but it's not consistent and requires a huge warm up first. .
But I wanted to share what I do to practice it and this is it. I use my strap for everything! I was even thinking of doing a strap series and I'm giving you all a few months notice to get yourselves a decent strap! .
#yoga .

Yep it's been a ball buster kinda day today ๐Ÿ˜‚
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If you have a gym ball and don't know what to do with it, then do these! (I'm pretty sure it's not what they're designed for๐Ÿ˜‚) .
Not that anyone cares but I've made progress here on my ball, I can now flick backwards over the ball to a (questionable๐Ÿ™ˆ) handstand without my head touching the floor! Yay๐ŸŽ‰ .
I use these drills to help me with my back and front handsprings in gymnastics which I pretty much suck at๐Ÿ˜ญ But it won't stop me trying! .
#yoga #gymball

#CatsFlowSeries .
Starts May 1st - May 10th.
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Who would like to learn this flow right here in this video? .
I have been toying with this idea for a while and hope you are as excited as I am about this one. ๐ŸŽ‰
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As you know I love flows and transitions. Connecting postures through controlled movements is the most fun you will ever have when you workout. I've always said faceplants are fun๐Ÿ˜œ
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This flow right here is the exact flow I will teach, I will do my best to keep it as begginer friendly as I can and will offer as many modifications as I can. The idea is each day we will connect a posture to the previous days flow, (think ladder flow๐Ÿ˜‰) eventually ending up at the full flow on the last day. .
I'm not saying you will learn this whole flow in 10 days(depending on your starting point of course) but I will promise that you will gain the knowledge to begin to explore these transitions and have a ton of fun along the way too. .
If you're interested and would like to sign the virtual agreement below then simply tag a friend in the comments section to play. No need to repost this flyer as it might be a pain in the ๐Ÿ‘ trying to repost a flyer with a video on it, You could screen capture it if you like and just use the hashtag #CatsFlowSeries so I .can see you in the gallery. ๐Ÿ’Ÿ .
๐Ÿ†I have some pretty great prizes and a special gift to every single participant - 1 months free membership to @omstarsofficial using code CatsFlowSeries simply go to their website and sign up now for 1 month free membership. ๐Ÿ˜˜
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* 1 winner gets a weekend retreat in sunny (im optimistic ๐Ÿ˜‚) Ireland. Once again it would be really helpful if you could let us know in the comments below if you're willing to travel to Ireland.๐Ÿค“
. * 1 winner gets 1-year gifted OmStars subscription . * 1 winner 6 months gifted OmStars Subscription .
* 1 winner gets $50 gifted to our OmStars online store. .
* 1 winner gets a set of cork blocks from infinity strap .
* 1 winner gets a strap of choice from infinity strap.
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Thank you to the generosity of my sponsors - @cliffs_of_moher_retreat @Omstarsofficial & @infinitystrap ๐Ÿ’™

#yoga #yogaflow #handbalance

Well this was interesting......๐Ÿค”
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After doing the wall crow yesterday, I wondered could I do it in handstand.... Well it turns out I can and it felt surprisingly ok (way easier than the crow one!) And I reckon this is a pretty great idea for a one armed hs progression too! If you're working on oahs then definitely give this a go. ๐Ÿ’ช
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I can defo feel a wall series coming up ๐Ÿค” What do you all think๐Ÿค”
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#yoga #handstand .

Well this was a piece of cake ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
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To be fair it was, in comparison to my original idea I had๐Ÿ˜‚ As soon as I heard the final day was trick arm day I had this brainwave that I would walk on my hands in crow......yes, that's right WALK!? (Yeah, yeah who the hell do I think I am ๐Ÿ˜‚ But you never know until you try right, I tried jumping, shuffling, using wheels (dont ask ๐Ÿ™ˆ)and even a polishing cloth and now my arms are dead and I've never been so happy for a challenge to end ๐Ÿ˜‚ Nah I'm kidding, I loved this challenge..... my triceps not so much ๐Ÿ˜‚ But it definitely upped my crow practice and sparked some serious creativity which is always welcome in my practice. And with hosts like these ladies how could it be anything but amazing! It's been truly an honour sharing the gallery with ALL my friends and I guess Lexi @stretchylexi too (when she was there ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚)
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Thank you to the bestest hostesses @alli_roush
@bowlingandyoga & @jadebellyyoga for a super fun challenge๐Ÿ’— #crowitbabyonemoretime
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#yoga #bakasanavariation

Posterior pelvic tilt exercises.(PPT)
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PPT is generally less common than an Anterior Pelvic Tilt(APT) however since I started teaching I've come across more students with PPT rather than APT. You can see it quite quickly In students whose feet naturally rotate outwards or students who simply cannot sit upright in staff pose or cannot fully straighten their legs. (These do not necessarily mean a PPT is evident but they can be clues for us teachers๐Ÿค“)
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I notice runners, cyclists and desk bound workers appear most at risk. .
I started yoga with a PPT and over time I gradually corrected it. Almost to point where I nearly ended up with an APT because I over compensated when sitting, I'd arch my spine all the time. .
The main signs of PPT are tight hamstrings, glutes & lower abs, lacking strength in the lower back, hips and quads. . .
Try these: .
CAT/COW- helps find neutral spine by moving between the two poses and then finding the neutral in between the two. .
STAFF POSE - sitting upright, long neautral spine, hands by your hips, straight legs (use a wall if you need to) hold for 10 breaths. .
HAMSTRING STRETCHES- The main culprit to PPT is tight hamstrings. You need to ensure you maintain a balanced hamstring stretch program with both straight and bent leg stretches. Straight leg hamstring stretches targets the lower half of the hamstrings and bent leg stretches the upper half. Only doing one type of stretch will create an imbalance in the muscles and lead to tears. Working with an experienced teacher that can tell you where your imbalances are will help you determine which stretches you need. .
LOWER BACK - superman holds will help strengthen your lower back. .
GLUTE STRETCH - lie on your back cross one heel across opposite knee and draw the knee towards the face -
hold for 10 breaths. .
HIP FLEXOR - Standing upright, hold one leg out as high as you can and as straight as you can -hold for 8 breaths each side.
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PISTOL SQUAT - you cannot beat a pistol squat for building overall strength, use a strap tied to a door or use blocks or do some rolling squats, whatever works just repeat them daily! As many as you can ๐Ÿ’ช .
#yoga #ppt
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Just conducting a social experiment wearing a jumper AND joggers ๐Ÿ˜‚ .
I have never tried dropping from crow to baby crow before (straight arm to forearms for the non yogis out there ๐Ÿ˜‰) and eh holy shizzzz it's tough as hell ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I had to give in and drop one arm for now as my triceps slowly turned an interesting shade of purple and blue ๐Ÿ˜‚ So I did a funky baby crow and then backed it up with a proper (I say that term loosely here ๐Ÿ˜‚) baby bak๐Ÿ˜‰ Just in case the hosts call me out for breaking any rogue rules ๐Ÿค“ And yes that was a belly flop at the end ๐Ÿ˜œ Belly flop pose is totally a pose! I'm sure if I searched hard enough I would find a Sanskrit name for it ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Today is baby bakasana for #crowitbabyonemoretime with my beautiful friends and the awesomest hostesses @alli_roush @bowlingandyoga & @jadebellyyoga ๐Ÿ˜
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Happy Easter everyone, hope you all have a wonderful weekend. ๐Ÿฅ
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#yoga

The face of defeat ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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I really wanted to do both sides but there's only so many attempts you can put your fingers through ๐Ÿ˜‚ Seriously, you do have to ask yourself why you do these things ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ .
Today was fingertip crow for #crowitbabyonemoretime and I considered just posting a pic (would have saved myself a lot of hassle๐Ÿ™ˆ) but I seriously thought I could do this ๐Ÿ˜‚ I don't know who I think I am sometimes, maybe I should give more thought to savasana ๐Ÿ˜‚
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My amazing friends are the hostesses and I have some insider info that there is some serious fun days coming up so go check em out @alli_roush @bowlingandyoga & @jadebellyyoga (don't tell then I told you all ๐Ÿ˜‚)
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Weekend is here at last! Long weekend here I come ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿน๐Ÿซ(what diet ๐Ÿ™ˆ)
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#yoga #bakasana

The advantages to wearing white nail polish ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Crazy busy day, don't even have the brain power to type a caption, and pretty shocked I could even attempt any of this, I realise I could clean it up(those kip up's๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ) but I have more work to do ๐Ÿ˜ญ So this is all I got for #crowitbabyonemoretime which was prop day and if you have to use a prop it's gotta be a wall right ๐Ÿ˜
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With the awesome hostesses @alli_roush
@bowlingandyoga & @jadebellyyoga ๐Ÿ’•
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#yoga #kipup #hspu

I'd like to take this moment and pay special sincerest thanks to the amazing work being done all around Instagram by the incredibly hard working 'screen capture' feature ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ .
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It didn't even make my hand blurry, I'm so proud of it ๐Ÿ˜‚ And it even caught me smiling, I can't smile when I flow but it appears I can smile when I'm about to break something ๐Ÿค” . .
Extended arm (just about๐Ÿ˜ฐ) crow pose for today's #crowitbabyonemoretime with the gorgeous hostesses @alli_roush @bowlingandyoga & @jadebellyyoga ๐Ÿ’•
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#yoga #bakasana #handbalance

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