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Jessica Louise Parkinson  Mrs Hathaway: @schoolofrockuk🎸 Personal Trainer + Yoga Teacherૐ #YogaForCreatives Working to transform the mental health of creatives YouTube Channel↓

#GravityIssues DAY 17 ☯️💜

#Bhekasana or #FrogPose at the wall! 🐸

Now this one is tricky isn’t it?! Not only because we don’t really have a wall on stage @schoolofrockuk! 😂 But because it’s so much rolled into one pose. Shoulder flexibility to push the feet down, combined with upper back mobility AND a whole lotta hip flexor flexibility. The knees get a little unhappy after a while so we made sure to put two mats down to cushion it. But we also made sure to aim to be almost on the lower part of the thigh rather than the knee cap! Much softer ☺️

Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday so far! @hannahstrats & I had fun dancing about on stage to the new @xtina album (which is awesome by the way!). Love to everyone 💋💛❤️

Host: @cyogalife 👑

#HipFlexors #yogaforhips #contortion #PRESHOWYOGA #yogachallenge #yogateacherslife #londonyogateacher #actorslife #stagey #westendyoga #yogadaily #ypgainspiration #flexiblegirls #strongwomen #yogaasana #practiceandalliscoming #practicenotperfection #yogisofinstagram #yogafamily #yogaanywhere #yogaforactors #yogaforcreatives #musicaltheatreyogi 🐸

Hey guys, HAPPY SUNDAY! 🐒
So pretty cool news for ya... I’ve joined the @aquaburns family as one of their ambassadors & I’m super chuffed about it! 💛

The wonderful @stephanieburnsart does so much good through Aqua Burns & has always been such a support on my challenges & yoga journey. So I was extremely touched when she said she would love to have me on board.

Stephanie’s clothing & accessories are quite amazing with her original art work featuring on her leggings, crops, bikinis, shoes, bags, beach towels, wallpaper... WHAT DOESN’T SHE DO?! 🤣

I’m wearing one of her beautiful crops which is a lovely length, gorgeous fit & really versatile. Anyway... go & check all of the Aqua Burns accounts out to see some of Stephanie’s gorgeous items:
@aquaburns
@aquaburnsuk
@aquaburnskids

I’m also extremely lucky as an ambassador to offer my followers a discount code which gets you 15% off at Aquaburns.com! Use my code JESS15 & let me know what you’re purchasing or lusting over! I’ve got a couple more items arriving soon so can’t wait to wear them for my practice & maybe for another activity in July... 🏖🙈

Anyway, any questions let me know & I can’t wait to work with Aqua Burns more as well as working more closely with my fellow Ambassadors! 🙏🏻❤️ Have a gorgeous Sunday everyone. I’m off for a one show day then having a nice chilled evening in I think! All the love 💋❤️ Jess x




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#GravityIssues DAY 16 ☯️💜

#RackPose ⭐️

Do you ever see a picture of yourself from behind and think “why the hell didn’t I brush my hair?!” 😂 Anyway, that aside, this pose is tougher than it looks. I’m quite comfy in the shoulder area but this one is tough to release into due to the elbow area.

@hannahstrats and I had a good read of what Carmen had to say about this one and worked hard on easing into it and leading from the heart space rather than dumping into the shoulders.

Lovely stretch and lovely little flow we did beforehand too. Happy Saturday all! Off to do our evening show now 💋👍🏻⭐️

Host: @cyogalife 👑

#shoulderopeners #yogachallenge #PRESHOWYOGA #stageyoga #westend #actor #singer #westendshow #yogaforactors #flexibilitytraining #dailyyoga #meditationspace #healthyshoulders #anatomylover #yogaobsessed #yogateacher #namaste #yogaforcreatives #musicaltheatreyogi 💛

#GravityIssues DAY 15 ☯️💜

#UrdhvaPadmasana or #InvertedLotus 🌸

Had a lot of fun playing with this tonight onstage with @hannahstrats. Also managed to surprise myself holding this shoulderstand without any hands on the floor!

It’s one of those that looks WAY easier than it is & genuinely it’s so difficult to balance. 😂 I managed to find that place of hold though & when I did find it I felt so peaceful in this pose. I managed to close my eyes & just feel the pose- it was actually quite special.

If you swipe left the video is of the variation that Carmen offered. I wanted to give that a go aswell as it really forces you to externally rotate through the hip of the half lotus leg & challenges your balance too. Obvs needs a bit more hammie warm up though! It was great prep for the actual pose for today. 👍🏻

Host: @cyogalife 👑

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#YogaForCreatives... for students, for graduates, for actors in work, for actors out of work and EVERYONE in between. 🧘🏼‍♀️🎭🧘🏽‍♂️

At the beginning of this week emails started going out to performance institutes, colleges and schools across London and the U.K. If you’re part of one and you’d like me to contact you please comment or DM me 💛

➪ I want to get to students BEFORE they enter the industry and I want to give them practical physical and mental wellbeing tools they can use every day to keep them motivated and resilient.
➪ I want to meet performers currently auditioning IN the industry who are potentially struggling to stay afloat, need to work on their confidence or perhaps just need some physical and mental TLC.
➪ I want to meet performers IN the industry who are currently in work who could use my methods to build their performance (vocal or physical) stamina. Who could use meditation and mindfulness to keep them focused or calm their minds in between shows.

I could go ON and ON. I simply want to reach all performers- whether dancers, singers, actors or musicians. Give my on demand FREE online content and also offer workshops, classes and one to one coaching.

If you think you know someone or an institute that could benefit please tag them below ⇩🙏🏻

Thank you so much to @danbuckley1989, @hannahstrats and @amylittle92 for these heartfelt reviews. I couldn’t appreciate them and you more. Thank you. ❤️🙏🏻

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#GravityIssues DAY 14 ☯️💜

#UrdhvaDhanurasana or #WheelPose 🌸

Evening all! So I went a little crazy for today’s pose and instead of a pic I give you my whole practice 😂 Nah, I just did a full back bending session at home & thought I’d share some. I didn’t use a wall for the wheel but instead focused big time on opening through the thoracic area in every pose I did.

Although I’m quite open there now it still takes constant work. I’ve included some of my warm ups & the last video is some arm balance transitions I’ve been missing in my practice for a while. Handstand to Chinstand & Handstand to Pincha. SO fun! I’m so glad my practice today felt better than yesterday. I had more energy & generally felt stronger & more engaged. Some days are better than others right?

Anyway, please don’t mind my mash up videos for today. Gives you an insight into my practice anyway. All sped up a bit. ALSO, for the smarties out there who’ve noticed I’ve missed day 13- I’m needing to give my hip flexibility work (the compression element) a bit of a break for a while. I’d go into the boring physiological reasons but I’m off to watch Family Guy. 😆 If you’re interested then just DM me or comment! Haha. Lots of love to you all. I’ve had a lovely couple of days off work & am back performing tomorrow! 🙌🏻❤️💋

Host: @cyogalife 👑

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#GravityIssues DAY 12 ☯️💜

#BaddhaParivrttaVatayanasana 🌸

So the first picture is working on the reviled bind in the variation Carmen gave them swipe left to see my work on the actual pose. I remember this pose coming up in a past challenge & thinking “NOT A CHANCE” 😂 I still feel like it’s one that may evade me for years to come but I’m glad I at least managed to get a twist in with the half lotus foot in place!

I had such a bad practice today I’m sad to say. For some reason I was lethargic & the poses I was practicing brought out a load of emotion which left me feeling SUPER NAFF about myself. But... when that happens I try not to beat myself up or force myself to keep going. Instead I realised that my mind needed some quiet. So I put on my Yin playlist & did a few Yin poses. Sometimes we have these times where our mind just wants to take over or there’s some stagnation in the body that needs shifting. Instead of trying to push past it or be mean to yourself- just take a moment & work out what you need. Ride it out, breathe & find some stillness. Always works for me. ☺️

I’m off for two days now so I’m just having a little stay-cation from work. Cooking, cleaning & yoga-ing. BLISS! 🧘🏼‍♀️🌸🙏🏻

Host: @cyogalife 👑

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#GravityIssues DAY 11 ☯️💜

#DancersPose or #Natarajasana 💃

Another favourite for today’s challenge. Once upon a time the flipped grip felt like it was years away or maybe even out of my reach. Now it’s something I find I HAVE to include in my practice to keep my shoulders happy as well as for the amazing spine release too.

As this pose has so many elements to it, @hannahstrats & I warmed up the whole body but specifically focused on hip flexors, hammies, spine & shoulders. The shoulders are the area that usually need opening the most for a flipped grip. Go check out @hannahstrats to see her using my @infinitystrap stretch to help her into this. That’s how I opened myself up for this pose & I still use it as part of my warm up.

Go check @infintystrap out as they have such wonderful props. You can also get 10% off on their website with my code MUSICALTHEATREYOGI 💛

Chuffed to say I have 3 days off now as I have a little stay-cation at home! One of those where I’m just looking forward to tidying the house, cooking & doing yoga!! Haha. Hope you all had a fab Monday. Lots of love 💗

Host: @cyogalife 👑

Wearing the gorgeous @bbrazil_activewear 🌸
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#GravityIssues DAY 10 ☯️💜

#SvargaDvidasanana or #BirdOfParadise variation 🌸

Afternoon everyone! Hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday. This pose absolutely took it out of @hannahstrats & I today... we were both quivering messes afterwards 😂 Only cos’ we had a pretty big leg day on Friday & it’s that “day after the day after” burn... 🔥

This is a pose I do absolutely love working on but it takes A LOT of talking to myself (it took mantra to get myself to hold these for any length of time!). I have to release my glutes for this too as it’s the bottom leg that restricts me more than my top one surprisingly. Straightening it out is super tough on my IT band, so if you’re the same do some lovely pigeon poses, fire log pose, thread the needle pose etc... helps a lot! ☺️

Also the lateral aspect of the body needs big time lengthening too so work on any stretches that open that for you too. The floor version of this is obviously easier too so that’s always where I begin to get the feel of it!

I better go, got a show to do! Lots of Sunday love to everyone 💗🌸💛

Host: @cyogalife 👑

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#GravityIssues DAY 9 ☯️💜

#YogiDandasana variation.

Hip opener day INDEED Carmen... this is such a crazy ass pose. @hannahstrats & I had such a laugh working this out. I’ve definitely done it in a previous challenge but I still struggled with the getting down on the floor without smacking my face 😂

I struggled to just lengthen the arm on the floor as it felt so much more secure with the arm bent. I was trying to do an arm balance obviously! Haha. Anyway, on my left side I was much stronger and my foot didn’t fall down. I was gripping like mad with my toes as you can see but on my right side I couldn’t hold the foot at all. It just slid down. But it’s definitely one within my reach and I could feel what needed to strengthen and release so I’ll keep working on it 🙌🏻

Hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday! X

Host: @cyogalife 👑

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#GravityIssues DAY 8 ☯️💜

#FallenAngel pose or #DevaduutaPannaAsana 😇 •
This is one of those poses that I haven’t spent much actual hang time in so I really did underestimate it. Holding it for a longer time & breathing into it really made me appreciate how much core (mainly obliques) it uses! The feeling of compression in the abs (thighs to belly) is something to really think about & keeping lengthening strongly out of the legs!

It was great working on this pose with @hannahstrats today because she had NEVER attempted it. It was amazing to see how she couldn’t do it at all when she first attempted it, then with small tweaks & as the body began to UNDERSTAND what she wanted to do... she nailed it!!! Go check her out, it was AMAZING 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙏🏻🧡💛 #proudfriend xxx

We also have just been having a good laugh at how funny the head looks in this pose. Genuine “snapped neck” vibes 🤣 Love it. Hope everyone is well this evening! Have an amazing weekend 💛💋

Host: @cyogalife 👑

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#GravityIssues DAY 7 ☯️💜

#Samakonasana or #TransversalSplits ☀️

You see that smile guys... that was me FORCING myself to smile & relax & release as I raised my arms up 🤣😂 I absolutely love this pose though- it’s hard work & it takes so much patience & dedication but I LOVE IT. That’s probably why though- it’s one of those that has taken me so long to get that I just appreciate so much how wonderful of a pose it is.

I still have to work my butt off to get into it & it takes a lot of warning up to just sit in comfortably. @hannahstrats & I did a leg workout today so this was the perfect opportunity to practice as our legs, hips & glutes were nice & activated. Took us a while to ease in to it but it was worth it. Patience with this pose folks... all about the patience!! 😄💛

Host: @cyogalife 👑

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