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J Elissa M  Professional dancer & yogi...just trying to make her mark on the world ๐Ÿ•‰๐ŸŒŽ Trust the journey ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ/๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผ Sweat w me at @ltasky @sltnyc & @alonewyork!

Always have one eye looking outward while the other one looks in. ๐Ÿ‘โœจ๐Ÿ‘ There is so much of energy that can not be seen with human vision. In those moments of struggle where, to the outward looking eye, nothing seems to go right, turn your vision inwards and youโ€™ll notice something inside is shifting and growing stronger. Keep your internal vision steady knowing that your energy is that much more powerful by nature of being hidden to the naked eye. โœจโœจโœจ
๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @sfreneenyc .
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Day ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ of #BeyondFlexibilityandFloat is Handstand/Headstand and Pigeon Pose. @jennyclise_ is your main host for today and has some really cool pointers and options. I decided to keep it close to the ground with Headstand to Flying Pigeon Pose. The easiest way to get your shin bone nestled behind your upper arms is to use the opposite knee, almost as if youโ€™re lowering your legs down in a figure four shape. To lift up itโ€™s all about bandhas (your root lock and upward flying lock) so squeeze your center core upwards to lift your head. If any of this is too much for today, just practice each element separately and I promise you itโ€™s enough to advance you on your journey. Remember, patience is key! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™ƒโœจ
๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธHosts: @jennyclise_ @yogiaubrey @lottasebzdayoga @gesticulate ๐Ÿ™๐ŸผSponsor: @beyondyoga - follows all challenge guidelines and you can win $500 to shop with! .
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This is how yogis get dressed! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Iโ€™m clearly having trouble figuring out how to get my #LifeTimeApparel on. ๐Ÿคฃ Maybe youโ€™re more successful at getting dressed than me which is why I wanted to let you know that this weekend all @lifetime.life branded apparel is 50% off for members! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I hope youโ€™ll take advantage because these clothes are comfy. Check it out on your #LifeTimeAthletic app. โœŒ๐Ÿผโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
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Tomorrow is already day โœŒ๐ŸผโœŒ๐Ÿผ of #BeyondFlexibilityandFloat and we are practicing handstand and firefly. These first three days of the challenge have prepared us for this moment. Day โ˜๐Ÿผ we stretched our hamstrings; day โœŒ๐Ÿผ we strengthened upper body; and day ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿผ we opened our hips. Use all that now so that as you lower to firefly you can keep your hips high, press the ground away and fan your legs out to straddle. This is another challenge that took me a long time to accomplish so if you are working on it you can try the seated straddle balance or get into firefly from balancing on your tailbone. Any of those exercises will help you practice both strength and flexibility to eventually accomplish this one day! If youโ€™re looking for a more direct float, the last one I show-float to bujapidasana- can also be a fun one to play with.
Hit me with your questions as you practice. โœจ๐Ÿ™ƒโœจ
๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸผHosts: @gesticulate @jennyclise_ @yogiaubrey @lottasebzdayoga ๐Ÿ™๐ŸผSponsor: @beyondyoga .
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Welcome to day ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿผ of #beyondflexibilityandfloat! Today @lottasebzdayoga is walking us through Handstand/Headstand and Lotus. Iโ€™m excited to share that I finally got my Lotus in Handstand!!! Did you watch the video already? Honestly the most important thing I want to share about this is that it took me YEARS to achieve this and yesterday it even took me about 5 tries to actually nail it. So be patient with yourself and your journey. Swipe left to see my Headstand version with Lotus legs. ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Just joining us? You can still catch up! Check out the full challenge rules in the original flyer post. ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸผHosts: @lottasebzdayoga @yogiaubrey @jennyclise_ @gesticulate
๐Ÿ™๐ŸผWearing outfit from our sponsor: @beyondyoga - you could win $500 from them!
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Itโ€™s already Day โœŒ๐Ÿผ of #BeyondFlexibilityandFloat and todayโ€™s creative challenge is to weave Handstand or Headstand together with Chaturanga. This is actually something quite useful to practice because it can so easily tie into Sub Salutations or a Vinyasa Flow. This is the float I created for myself: Jump to Handstand Tuck ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Press up to Handstand ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Pike halfway down ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Shoot back to Chaturanga. Feel free to try the same sequence or make up your own. Check out @yogiaubrey today for more flow tips and ideas. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
If youโ€™re just finding out about this challenge, you can still join! Check out the original flyer post to find out how you can participate and even win $500 from our sponsor @beyondyoga! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸผHosts: @yogiaubrey @lottasebzdayoga @jennyclise_ @gesticulate .
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Welcome to #BeyondFlexibilityandFloat! If youโ€™re just joining us, check out all the participation guidelines in the original flyer post. Itโ€™s a great opportunity to practice handstands and win some free swag! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Day โ˜๐Ÿผ of the challenge we are playing with handstands and forward folds. My transition today is simple and I try to imagine as I lower my legs that Iโ€™m already in the forward fold but just donโ€™t want to come down. Sometimes I make it happen, sometimes I donโ€™t. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The last pose I show in the video is Padahastasana where you slide your hands under your feet. This is a great shape to both warm up and cool down from handstands. It stretched your hamstrings which is vital to learning how to press and it massages your hands and wrists at the same time. Win-win! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Check out @jennyclise_ for more ideas and tips for todayโ€™s flow! ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Looking forward to seeing your posts. Be sure to use the hashtag and tag all hosts and sponsors in your posts! ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸผHosts: @jennyclise_ @lottasebzdayoga @yogiaubrey @gesticulate ๐Ÿ™๐ŸผSponsor: @beyondyoga .
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Hi friends! We are so excited to be hosting the #BeyondFlexibilityandFloat 12-day challenge from January 10-21 with @beyondyoga.
This challenge focuses on combining flexibility and strength to float and transition into handstand/headstand. Each day we will offer an asana to incorporate into your inversion practice. For each float/inversion we would like to see a creative sequence incorporating the inversion with the asana. The pose could be a part of the transition or sequence before or after the float, we encourage you to get creative! As always you donโ€™t have to be able to do everything, just share your best take or prep for each day. This is an all levels challenge where we hope to foster community and growth together!
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How to join:
1-repost this flyer on your grid
2-follow all hosts and our awesome sponsor
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Hosts:
@yogiaubrey
@lottasebzdayoga
@gesticulate
@jennyclise_
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Sponsor:
@beyondyoga
3- Make sure your profile is public, tag all hosts and sponsors in your posts, and use the hashtag #BeyondFlexibilityandFloat so we can see your awesome shapes!
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Winner will receive $500 to shop @beyondyoga ๐Ÿค— .
Days:
1. Float to Handstand & forward fold -Jenny
2. Handstand/headstand & chaturanga -Aubrey
3. Handstand/headstand & lotus legs -Lotta
4. Handstand/headstand & firefly - Elissa
5. Handstand & pigeon - Jenny
6. Handstand & side plank variation - Aubrey
7. Handstand/headstand & eka pada bakasana (ashtanga or traditional variation) - Lotta
8. Handstand/headstand & toe taps-Elissa
9. Handstand & skandasana - Jenny
10. Handstand & splits - Aubrey
11. Handstand & wheel (or other backbend) - Lotta
12. Handstand jump through & yogis choice - Elissa .
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When I want to manifest something big in my life I need a period of reflection. WHAT do I want to manifest? WHY do I want to manifest it? Once I decide on the WHY I ask myself again, WHY do I want THAT? I keep asking and asking until I get to the heart of my desire. After a week of vacay I realize it all whittles down to the joy of supporting others...after all, our efforts multiply when we help elevate those around us! So here I am back in NYC fresh from some time of reflection and feeling more committed than ever to support YOU! Catch my stories to find out where you can sweat with me at @LTAsky and other studios in the coming weeks. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ Also, donโ€™t forget you can snag 15% off @lifetime.life gear like the outfit Iโ€™m wearing to crush your own New Years goals. Just use the code LFTM15JM on your LifeTime Athletic mobile app! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
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I used to feel like an outsider to my own dreams. Like they werenโ€™t actually possible. And yet Iโ€™ve always believed in magic...not the instantaneous kind but the kind of magic that seeps into the universe and makes things happen. I tell you, that magic is real; and whatโ€™s more is that you are not an outsider to your dreams. Those dreams that you can feel in your bones are real even though they take time to manifest. All you have to do is get out of your head and into your heart. What are your dreams? Comment below! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจ
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Lately I wonโ€™t rest, practice yoga or even sit and browse Instagram if the space around me is not tidy. Iโ€™ve never been a neat freak but Iโ€™ve started to realize that part of my off-mat yoga practice is about taking care of the things around me. Once I put things in order with care, the space radiates the love Iโ€™ve given it. ๐Ÿ’•โœจ I no longer see it as a burden to tidy but a privilege to have a space where good energy abounds. How does your yoga practice show up off the mat? ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @ricabusta .
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Thereโ€™s nothing like visiting your old stomping grounds to make you realize how much youโ€™ve grown. I confess that sometimes I find myself fearing who I used to be and am terrified I might turn into that person again. But living into fear is a low vibration and keeps you stuck. Instead I choose to be grateful for who I am now. What are you grateful for?
๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @ricabusta .
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