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It's already the final day of our April edition of #BalanceTheMind2018
We love all of your posts and we're grateful you've joined our revival of #BalanceTheMind
Watch for our next edition, coming in June.

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For our last day we are doing a restorative pose. Check with @fairyhealthylife and @lainey11yoga for more options or give us your favorite restorative pose.

I'm giving you #LegsUpTheWall
This pose is amazing for... well, everything (or so the Yoga experts say).
*Keep your #buttasana a few inches from the wall to help keep good circulation in the hips.
*You can add a small sandbag to your eyes &/or feet... the gentle pressure always helps when I have a headache.
* Try using a pillow under your hips.
*Experiment with leg positions... bound angle legs & wide angle legs are 2 of my favorites.
*Stay within your own practice.
*Have a beautiful day! ๐ŸŒž

Thanks again for joining the Yoga fun! Namaste โœŒ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™ #ViparitaKarani #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #YogisOfInstagram #igyogafamily #yogafun #yogacommunity #igyoga #yogisofig #instayoga #outdooryogis #yogaoutdoors #yogawithdogs #dogsofinstagram #petsandyoga #natureappreciation #coonhound #YogaChallenge #iloveyoga #thankyou #noliyoga

#BalanceTheMind2018 day 13 is #Cowfacepose please check with @fairyhealthylife for instructions and @lainey11yoga for her version.

My variation is #CowfaceLegs with #EagleArms
I really enjoy this variation, especially in the evening, to release tension in my shoulders.

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Tips for eagle arms:
*Your top arm should be the opposite as your top leg.
*On an in breath elongate the spine and create space in the torso as you reach your elbows forward & slide your shoulder blades apart.
*On your out breath release forward, relaxing the elbows and shoulders down while you keep and even rounding of the spine.
*Take several breaths into your upper back, letting go of the tension in your shoulders on each out breath.
*Try doing this after the full expression of cowface pose (see Farrah for instructions and check out Lainey's post too).
*Stay within your own practice.
*Have a beautiful day. ๐ŸŒž

We are all your hosts tomorrow, so check out all 3 of us for your options. ๐Ÿ•‰

#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #YogisOfInstagram #igyogafamily #yogafun #yogacommunity #igyoga #yogisofig #instayoga #outdooryogis #yogaoutdoors #yogawithdogs #dogsofinstagram #petsandyoga #natureappreciation #bordercollie #YogaChallenge #iloveyoga #Garudasana #Gomukhasana

#BalanceTheMind2018 sponsor shout out!
Can you see my cool "Ring of Love" necklace from @thewoodenpuzzle
Check them out for some fun wood projects! ๐Ÿ’—

S'more and I went for a walk today, because it wasn't raining or cold and windy. It was sunny and 70ยฐ, WooHoo! She wanted to go swimming, but there were ducks and geese on the pond and you know.... #coonhound = #huntingdog sooooo no swimming for her! #rescurepup #adoptdontshop

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Welcome to #BalanceTheMind2018 day 12.
We are LOVING all your posts! ๐Ÿค—

Today we give you #ChaturangaDandasana which is very difficult for me. If it's tough for you too SWIPE to see my variation... which is still difficult for me. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Please check with @fairyhealthylife ๐Ÿ˜ and @lainey11yoga ๐Ÿ˜ for their beautiful versions.

And check out our awesome sponsors! ๐Ÿ™
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Here's a few tips:
*The 2nd pic is a variation with the knees on the ground, but the ques for it are the same as the full expression. ๐Ÿ‘‡
*Engage your core (bellybutton to spine).
*Rember your form (crown of head to tailbone).
*Keep your hands pressed firmly into the floor (like in yesterday's cobra pose).
*Elbows at 90 degrees and over the wrists (like in pic 2... I struggle with this in the 1st pic).
*Your arms should be hugging your sides (no chicken wings, plz). ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿšซ
*Stay within your own practice.
*Have a beautiful day. ๐ŸŒž

Farrah is your host for day 13. ๐Ÿ•‰

#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #YogisOfInstagram #igyogafamily #yogafun #yogacommunity #igyoga #yogisofig #instayoga #outdooryogis #yogaoutdoors #yogawithdogs #dogsofinstagram #petsandyoga #natureappreciation #BalanceTheMind #bordercollie #coonhound #noliyoga

It's Day 11 of #BalanceTheMind2018 and @Lainey11Yoga is our host, so please check with her to see what she's up to today!
If you aren't up for her #heartopener I'm giving you this #CobraPose option. It's a great prep pose for today's full expression.
Also, check with @fairyhealthylife for her awesome variation.

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For Cobra Pose:
*Try to keep your hips on the floor.
*Keep an even curve in your spine from tailbone to crown of head.
*Slide your shoulder blades together and relaxed them down.
*Keep your feet together (like it's your tail) with the tops of the feet pressed into the floor.
*Press firmly into the floor with your hands keeping your shoulders directly over your wrists.
*Elbows should be facing back and slightly bent.
*Keep your fingers wide and your weight in your palms.
*Stay within your own practice.
*Have a beautiful day. ๐ŸŒž

I'm not in perfect form in this picture, but S'more the #coonhound was SO CUTE and she moved out of frame for the other shots, so I HAD to post this one! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿถ #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #YogisOfInstagram #igyogafamily #yogafun #yogacommunity #igyoga #yogisofig #instayoga #outdooryogis #yogaoutdoors #yogawithdogs #dogsofinstagram #petsandyoga #natureappreciation #BalanceTheMind #Bhujangasana #iloveyoga #YogaChallenge #lovelife #yogalove

#Repost @apomerbeatriz: CALLING ALL #ANIMALLOVERS !!!
Do you love yoga?
Do you love animals?
If you answered yes, this challenge is for you!!! Please JOIN US for #YogisAndPaws May 1-7. We want you to show your love for your pets, which are considered a family member!!
To join us is simple: repost this banner, TAG and FOLLOW all hosts and generous sponsors, use our hashtag and donโ€™t forget to tag some #animallovers . Please be sure to make your account public so we can see your beautiful poses & fur babies!
IF YOU DONโ€™T HAVE A PET .. you can still join us and practice!!! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿท ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฎ
Hosts:
@apomerbeatriz
@lisa_townsend15 (first time co-hosting)
@ritazfitness
@realhousewifeyogi (first time co-hosting)
Sponsors:
@5starsline
@thecollarshop
@themermaidmade
@thecrystalgemunicorn
@karen_with_flowers
@thewoodenpuzzle
@lindasyogateehouse
@dontmesswithganesh
@mylalaleggings
@sashka_co
@justafewthings13
@jennifer.forshee
If you like to plan ahead, here is our daily pose lineup:
Day 1 - Favorite animal pose
Day 2 - Any back bend
Day 3 - Any heart opener
Day 4 - Any inversion
Day 5 - Any relax pose
Day 6 - Any twist
Day 7 - Yogiโ€™s choice #yogacommunity #yogachallenge #animallovers #dogs_of_instagram #cats_of_instagram #namaste ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ‡

Day 10 #BalanceTheMind2018 is #trianglepose pose. I tried to get my arm nice and parallel to the ground for you all in this variation. However, the snow and ice had other plans and this almost turned into the splits! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Check with @fairyhealthylife and @lainey11yoga for their variations and some tips. Have a beautiful day! ๐ŸŒž

Check with Lainey for day 11 ๐Ÿ•‰

#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #YogisOfInstagram #igyogafamily #yogafun #yogacommunity #igyoga #yogisofig #instayoga #outdooryogis #yogaoutdoors #yogawithdogs #dogsofinstagram #petsandyoga #natureappreciation #BalanceTheMind #bordercollie #Trikonasana #trianglepose

So, when you post the wrong variation of a pose for a challenge you are co-hosting ๐Ÿ™ˆ you make a 2nd post with the right variation!

Here's a #WarriorI for my amazing #BalanceTheMind2018 peeps with S'more the #coonhound

@fairyhealthylife has a warrior 3 variation for you and @lainey11yoga has warrior 2.
Pick any variation you love and have a beautiful day being a warrior!

Stop by our sponsors and give them some love!
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#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #YogisOfInstagram #igyogafamily #yogafun #yogacommunity #igyoga #yogisofig #instayoga #outdooryogis #yogaoutdoors #yogawithdogs #dogsofinstagram #petsandyoga #natureappreciation #BalanceTheMind #noliyoga #VirabhadrasanaI

Day 9 is BE A WARRIOR DAY for #BalanceTheMind2018 so have some fun and give us your favorite #WarriorPose
We can't wait to see all your variations!
Check with @FairyHealthyLife & @Lainey11Yoga to see what they have for us. ๐Ÿ˜

Please give our sponsors some love!
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Farrah is your host for day 10 ๐Ÿ•‰
Have a beautiful day! ๐ŸŒž

#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #YogisOfInstagram #igyogafamily #yogafun #yogacommunity #igyoga #yogisofig #instayoga #outdooryogis #yogaoutdoors #yogawithdogs #dogsofinstagram #bordercollie #petsandyoga #natureappreciation #BalanceTheMind #warriorIII #Virabhadrasana #VirabhadrasanaIII

It's day 8 of #BalanceTheMind2018 and we start the new week off with another grounding pose to get you energized.
#TreePose / #Vrksasana

Check with @Lainey11Yoga for some tips and check with @FairyHealthyLife for her variation.
I chose to do a #halflotus #leaningtree variation. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for today.

Please give our sponsors some love.
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Check here with me for day 9. ๐Ÿ•‰

#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #YogisOfInstagram #igyogafamily #yogafun #yogacommunity #igyoga #yogisofig #instayoga #outdooryogis #yogaoutdoors #yogawithdogs #dogsofinstagram #petsandyoga #natureappreciation #BalanceTheMind #balance

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