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Olga T  Software geek gone ashtangi.

Doweling - calves.

Start by putting the dowel in the knee joint, as close to knee as you can. When you are able to fully relax into the dowel and allow it to sink into the muscles, move it up an inch. Continue to the end. Again, reminder to not run away from the pain. Most will have knots. It's a matter of time and breath before you let the wood sink into your body.
To my experience​, once you work through major knots they don't come back as strong.

Good luck, hope it helps ❤

#fascia
#fasciarelease
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#movement

Doweling - feet.
Any massage that is anatomy aware will start with feet.
Since we wear foot coffins all day long, the 26 bones, 33 joins and over a 100 muscles of the foot remain without movement for days, forming many many layers of fascia.

Technique: elevate the dowel enough for the foot to sink. Dumbbell set is one option. Start with the lodge under the ball of the foot. One foot at a time. Step on it. Don't bend the knee. Don't start wiggling or rolling, no face grimaces either. Stay and breathe until the pain goes away. Then move an inch down.

This looks easy when I do it, and I can put my entire weight on one foot. That's because my feet are open now. First few months it used to feel like I'm exploding.
#fascia
#fasciarelease
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#dowelingseries
#movement

Are you familiar with doweling? It's like shiatsu massage that helps you get rid of right knots, but you can do it yourself. You'll just need a stick 1 1/4 " in diameter, about elbow size.
I've used it a lot in the first years of yoga practice, when I was super stiff all over.
Now it's I use it more sparingly, in extreme tightness cases.

Full disclosure: this is gonna hurt like a bitch.
The point of excersise is to learn to go through pain and be able to relax and breathe. It's a skill we really need in life.

Method is learned from David Bruni in my YTT few years ago. I believe David is the inventor of this method.

#doweling #yoga #getridoftightknots
#dowelingseries

Today I didn't act on my thoughts.
It was a day of watching them, understanding they sound like commands, understanding they are only results of past experiences, because a mind can only process the past, and every time I chose to watch and not act.
The actions that I took today didn't come from commands of my mind. They came from my being.

It was a good day.

I was invited to #stopdropandyoga by @sandiegore.yoga
I hope my sort of Like shape #handstand is acceptable 😀
Thank you for the tag, beautiful 💞🌹💞 Would the tagged peeps wanna join?

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Tuesdaying... 😀😀😀
#jokes #humor #yoga

Anton @a.n.t.o.n.s , thanks man, I can't feel my shoulders AT ALL after these.
So, it went down like this:
I come in for a training session, and happily announce "I can do toe taps now!" And he goes "great, now we'll do straddle presses".... He forgot to mention how many sets.... and what are we going to superset it with.... Now I'm asking for help to open a bottle of water. Not cool, dude, not cool... #ArmBalancedFun .
#gracefullystrongyogis
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#yogaeverydamnday #yogainspiration #sexyyoga #healthylifestyle #yogateacher #yogisofinstagram #igyogacommunity #yogaaddict

I know, I know, women did the calculations to get men to the moon... But the joke is still sooooo funny 😀😀😀 #jokes #humor #yoga

First toe taps ever!
Yey!

I couldn't lift my feet off for the life of me... For years... So, I tried again after a long time

Not only can I do toe taps, my feet wanted to fly up at the end of the set. Watch my surprised face 😂😂😂 #ArmBalancedFun .
#gracefullystrongyogis #yogaeveryday #yoga #yogapractice #yogachallenge
#armbalance #movement
#movementculture
#yogaeverydamnday #igyoga #loveyoga #sexyyoga #healthylifestyle #igyogacommunity .

@buddhas_kitty with translation ... I couldn't have said it better... Unfortunately, had to translate. But then, sometimes, my whole life feels like a one big translation into​ multiple languages ・・・
@buddhas_kitty: "One day a storm will be over and you will not remember how you survived it. You are not even going to be sure that it is over indeed.

One thing for sure: when you are gonna come out of the storm, you won't be the same person that walked into it. Because that was the whole point." .
© Haruki Murakami .

How often do you storm? How difficult is it for you to give in? I am, in my nature, a warrior. I need to go against wind, circumstances, opinion. I need to  swing my righteous sword, take heads off, use weapons of mass destruction. I have tough time witnessing. I have difficulty accepting. It's not easy not to fight when everything is not the way I want. Even when I know it's out of my control. I'm one of those who leaves the battlefield feet first. Although, I admit, most of the time the casualties are pointless. .

#pray4yoga #yoga #йогаекб #homeyoga #yogaeveryday #yogaeverydamnday #igyoga #йогаекатеринбург #yogainspiration #loveyoga #sexyyoga #sexyyogi #balance #harmony #healthylifestyle #yogateacher #yogisofinstagram #igyogacommunity #yogaaddict #instayogis  #yogaekb #yogachallenge #instayoga #yogini #fitfam #fitgirls #fitspiration #fitchicks

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