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Melissa Lee  Wife, Mommy, Yogi, BC/Alberta Living πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 200hr Yoga Medicine Teacher melissaleeyoga@hotmail.com

#TwistOutTheToxins Challenge participants - I made a mistake and posted my pose last night instead of tonight πŸ™ˆ so refer to my last post for tomorrow pose, which is WILD THING. My apologies. I have vacation brain and got my days all mixed up. That being said - vacay has been great. We survived the flight even though one kid puked on the flight hahha. Have a great night everyone πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

For Tomorrow β€’ #TwistOutTheToxins Challenge β€’ wild thing ~ a pose I love and one that I think is so beautiful. You can either enter this from downward facing dog or else from side plank. From Side Plank, step your left foot back behind you with the left knee bent and place the ball of your left foot on the ground. Begin to soften your shoulder blades and allow your upper back to open into a backbend. Extend your lifted arm forward and allow the head and neck to hang softly. Press down through the feet and the right hand to find more lift in your hips. Have fun!!! Can't wait to see your posts. Check in with @robinmartinyoga tomorrow night for our next pose πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ leggings from our sponsor @yoga_democracy ~ use the code "twist20" for a discount at checkout. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ hosts: @rebeccaleann_ @robinmartinyoga @karlatafra @pocketdwarf

For Tomorrow β€’ #TwistOutTheToxins Challenge β€’ twisted #sirsasana (or any modification needed) ~ I find any time I am twisting upside down, my legs instantly get confused haha. It's so disorientating trying this upside down, so listen to your body, go slowly and do what is best for you. And there is always an option to use a wall (or tree or pole haha). Key things to remember for this pose is, very little pressure is being put on your head. Most of the pressure should be in your forearms, which is helping to lengthen the sides of your neck. Active feet, core engaged and hugging front ribs in. And most importantly have fun and be safe. So excited to be hosting this challenge with an amazing crew and wonderful sponsor. Thank you to everyone for joining us. Make sure to check in with @robinmartinyoga tomorrow night for our next pose. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ leggings from our sponsor @yoga_democracy (and I'm totally in love with this print) use the code "twist20" for a discount at checkout πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ hosts: @rebeccaleann_ @robinmartinyoga @karlatafra @pocketdwarf

Last night my husband was eating a cinnamon bun and decided he didn't want anymore and left the centre part of the cinnamon bun and walked away 😱😱 who does that?!?! I think that is a crime against cinnamon buns. Everyone knows the centre is the BEST part. How could you just leave it and walk away. The outside parts are kind of dry and crunchy - so why eat the crappy parts and leave the best part untouched. Mind blown πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Wheel pose has never been a favourite of mine in the past. Add in an uneven and sloping surface and all I could picture is me falling on my head haha. I was so nervous, but it was just my mind set. Wheel pose will come up in class frequently and when they cue it, I always have an excuse in my head as to why I should just stay in bridge pose - it's too early in the morning, I'm not warmed up enough, I'm tired. Etc etc. But when I actually push up into it, I realize it's just my fears talking. Sure there are days that feel better than others, but for the most part, I'm just trying to find a way out of not doing this pose. So lately, I don't over think things and just do it. If it doesn't feel right, I come back down, but in most cases, it's just my mind telling me stories πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

I'm so excited to announce #TwistOutTheToxins, a yoga challenge designed to detox, de-stress and improve digestive function! We liken it to the spring cleaning of our bodies. 🌸 We are excited to share some of our favorite twists during this twelve day yoga challenge. We will be wearing three new leggings designs from @yoga_democracy from the @robinmartinyoga collaboration. Please join me and hosts @robinmartinyoga, @karlatafra and @rebeccaleann_ with sponsor @yoga_democracy πŸ’πŸŒ·πŸ’• πŸŒ·πŸŒ±β˜€οΈ Here is how you can play along:

1⃣ Repost this picture to your page. 🌸

2⃣ Follow all hosts and our sponsors🌸

3⃣ Participate daily with new photos/videos and make sure to tag us, our sponsor and #TwistOutTheToxins🌸

4⃣ Have fun and do your best! All levels welcomed! There are appropriate levels of each pose and modifications for all levels. 🌸

5⃣ Three winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the challenge based on full participation and following/tagging hosts and sponsors to win gift cards from @yoga_democracy. During the challenge, use the code TWIST20 for 20% off on the @yogademocracy website 🌸

Hosts: @pocketdwarf @robinmartinyoga @karlatafra @rebeccaleann_

Sponsor: @yoga_democracy

Graphic Design: @tateenglund

Check in with @rebeccaleann_ the tomorrow night for our first pose. We are so excited for this challenge that will #TwistOutTheToxins πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ·πŸ’

Breathing in that beautiful mountain air. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

I tried very hard not to eat my weight in chocolate today πŸ™ŠπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ haha. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. I enjoyed every second even though it went by way too fast πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ leggings from @yoga_democracy

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend!!! Heading to the mountains - my happy place. Will snap some pics of the drive and share them in my stories, if you want to see some shots of the Canadian Rockies 😍😍😍 #mybanff

If you saw my IG story from earlier, you will know this isn't a throwback pick πŸ˜±β˜ƒ hahah. Had to get in some snowy handstands before it all melts. I kind of love these mini spring snow storms because it makes everything so pretty. We can't control the weather so we might as well have fun!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ outfit from @aloyoga and using my @yogapaws to keep my hands from slipping #snowga

My daughter loves to colour. So lately we have been doing a lot of it. Can I just say crayons are insanely frustrating. It's so hard to stay in the lines and get the small details hahha. Or maybe I'm just a little too crazy. Anyone else πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ photo by my amazing friend @gemmahobbphotography

This place is so beautiful it almost seems fake. Can't wait to head to the mountains this weekend. It's much needed and it's been way too long. Easter is sort of the start to our summer adventures and many trips to the mountains πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ photo by my amazing friend @gemmahobbphotography

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