#Spearpose

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Iโ€™ve had problems with my shoulder for as long as I can remember. Iโ€™ve always been considerably tighter on this side, yet today after a very full day of work plus DAY ONE of my nutrition course, my hands touched on this side for the first time, and my shoulder (and heart!) opened up just a cm more. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโœจ

training for openness to be my superpower. ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

I made a comment a while back about a favourite hip sequence that I love to do when I am "free stylin" in my studio and working deeper into areas and some of you asked for the clip ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–
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So here you go... my favourite wind down in #SelfPractice
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The way this sequence goes is... ๐Ÿ’–
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’– #HalfPigeon (I really hold this for 2 minutes)
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’– Pull back foot in and stretch out your back quad
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’– #kuntasana or #spearpose
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’– #vamadevasana
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’– #mermaidpose
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’– #ekapadarajakapotasana
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and then repeat on the other side ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–
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Try it! Let me know what you think ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–
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#yogadaily #yogadailypractice #fitnesstrainer #strengthandflexibility #yoga365 #fitmom #yogavideo #yogasequence #yogajunkie #hipopener #kingpigeonpose #fitspiration #fitspirational #yogatips #yogaforbeginners

Trust in your own process.
It will take you where you want to go.
Believe in your own magic.
You have the strength within you.
Love yourself for exactly who you are.
What you do is enough.
You are enough.
- #writtenbyme
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#spearpose #lunge #kuntasana #youareenough #loveyourself #aloyoga #hamstringstretch #hipopener #yogabody #yogaforall #yogaphotography

Practising with a cat ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ป....
This is #kuntasana or spear pose.
Leo kept walking around me during practice I had to film at one point ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ˜„ he is too cute... I should not let myself be distracted though.... ๐Ÿคจโ˜บ๏ธ .
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Change for the week: 12:15pm class at More Yoga Clapham Junction on Wednesday is covered by David @thelostyogaboy ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป. And Iโ€™ll be covering at 7pm Friday 6/07 - 60mn at the Chelsea Harbour Club. Then I go away and when back mid-July, thereโ€™ll be some additional classes. Stay tuned or visit my website.
Have a nice week! ๐ŸŒธโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒธ

โ€œIf at first you donโ€™t succeed fix your ponytail and TRY AGAIN ๐ŸŒท.โ€
(Spear Pose Variation)
*How to video ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป*

We worked towards this pose in some of my Flow classes last week, and I love the look on peopleโ€™s faces when they see it for the first time. It does look like Iโ€™m trying to dislocate and hurt myself ๐Ÿ˜‚ But I assure you, no yogis was hurt in the process. In fact, if done respectfully, working with your own bodyโ€™s ability, this pose is not painful at all.
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In any case, it does remind me that things are not always as it seems. A smile doesnโ€™t mean that there was no effort. An action that seems out of character doesnโ€™t mean that itโ€™s impossible. Sometimes even things that we consider factual and the absolute truth may not always be consistently accurate.
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As a point of reflection - can our minds be open and flexible enough to accept that in most instance every story unfolds in so many layers that we may never know the whole truth... And can we be humble enough to accept that?
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#thoughtoftheday #yogathoughts #weirdyogapose #Vamadevasana #kuntasana #spearpose #pigeonvariation #yogapose #yogapractice #yogaflexibility #yogalove #liveyouryoga #yogaeveryblessedday #yogaeverydamnday #onebreathatatime #practiceyogachangeyourworld #yogainspiration #ekapadarajakapotasana #oneleggedpigeonpose #yogajourney #yogajournal #practiceandalliscoming

Happy Vesak Day!
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Attended Priyanโ€™s flow class this morning. It has been a very long time since I last attended a flow class and it felt unnatural to move into the different poses so fast lol. The theme for this weekโ€™s flow is internal and external rotation of the hips. One of the poses we did was this spear pose variation, with pigeon legs. Using my hand to hold onto my leg here since I cannot kiap my toes at my ribs ๐Ÿ˜‚
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๐Ÿ“ท: @papergirlpam (Thanks for the nice photos!)
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#stopdropandyoga #spearpose #kuntasana #hipsopener #pigeonpose #yogalife #yogaasana #yogadudes #yogajourney #yogajunkie #yogalove #yogapractice #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #yogainspiration #instayoga #yogamen #yoga #็‘œไผฝ #yogi #igyogis #sgbrogis #practiceandalliscoming

Joining the feet in the #kuntasana or #spearpose variation of #EkapadaRajakapotasana or #oneleggedpigeonpose practiced in Essential classes this week gives the pose #Vamadevasana, a beautiful union of two opposing rotation hip movements. See you on the mats! #ThisWeekInNPSOY

The defining movement of #Kuntasana or #spearpose is the deep flexion of your knee to achieve a hip flexor and quad stretch, together with the decompression of knee and ankle joints. Practice this pose in our Essential classes this week from increasingly challenging positions that will give your hips a deep opening. #ThisWeekInNPSOY

Day 21 of 28 #OverTheCounter with @cyogalife #Kuntasana #SpearPose
Thank you also to @yogawithaislinn and @rachely.wang
Der Tรคnzer ist fรผr mich noch nicht machbar. Dazu fehlt mir noch die notwendige Flexibilitรคt. Deshalb nehme ich die Variante von @yogawithaislinn. Stellt sicher, dass ihr euch gut aufgewรคrmt habt. Startet in #Anjaneyasna mit dem linken FuรŸ vorne. Macht eure Seiten lang, zieht das SteiรŸbein zum Bonden. Bringt eure linke Hand auf den linken Oberschenkel und greift mit eurer rechten Hand an euren rechten FuรŸ mit aktiven gespreizten Zehen. Zieht den FuรŸ in Richtung Hรผfte. Wenn der FuรŸ in der Nรคhe ist, bring den linken Arm von vorne zum FuรŸ und greif ihn. Nehmt euren rechten Arm nach hinten โ€“ mit gespreizten aktiven Fingern oder in einem Mudra eurer Wahl.
Wenn ihr empfindliche Knie habt faltet die Manne vorher oder bringt eine Decke unter euer Knie.
#yogagirl #anusarayoga #ayearofyoga2018 #balance #yogafun #yogalove #yogagirl #motivation #grateful #yogachallenge #yogajourney #yogaeverywhere #positivevibes #yogapose #loveyourself #takecareofyourself #yoginis #dowhatyoulove #yogatime #passion #staystrong #yogaeverydamnday #yogisofinstagram #instayoga #girlswithtattoos #tatooedyogi #namaste

๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’Š Day 2๏ธโƒฃ1๏ธโƒฃ of #OverTheCounterYoga with @cyogalife ๐Ÿ”€ #Kuntasana or #SpearPose variation with twist ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ” Weโ€™re getting serious here with these challenge poses! #Dancer took me awhile to comfortably get into, and has been a posture Iโ€™ve had to periodically give up practicing due to various shoulder and elbow injuries. One of the most central + frequently overlooked components of this #asana is lengthening the back thigh/hip flexors; todayโ€™s modifications zeroes in on that ingredient, but without the balancing element, shoulder rotation and deep spinal extension.
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Youโ€™ll want to warm up with some long holds in lunges + quad stretches like #ArdhaBhekasana and any easier bind like #ardhachandrachapasana, #lizardtwist and #tigerposeprep. Start in #anjaneyasa with your left foot forwards; brace your left forearm against your left thigh, and reach back with your right hand to press your pointed right foot in towards outer right hip. Once your foot is fairly close, reach your left arm across your body to carefully deliver right foot to left hand. (Feel free to use a strap to make your arm a little longer!) Reach your right arm back behind you and make a fancy mudra, of course! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸผโœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜œ
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Spear Pose can be about as comfortable as it sounds, so if this puts a ton of pressure on your knee, place a blanket under your back leg for support. Eventually, youโ€™ll gain enough mobility to rest your weight just above the back kneecap rather than directly on the patella itself. This pose can be intense โ€” make sure that back foot stays strongly engaged to protect your joints, and do both sides!
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Check in with my friend @rachely.wang for more modifications through the end of the month! Letโ€™s keep practicing, yogis!
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๐Ÿ“ธ : @tam__bam_

Day 3 of #27weeksin27days #yogachallenge - Time to Open them Hips! .
Hips are one of the hardest to open among other parts of the body. I'm not born with flexible hips which is why I would do hip opening exercises daily without fail.
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Today's pose featuring my twin @eunice.yoga ๐Ÿ˜™ coincidentally we wore similar outfits so might as well do this together!
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Today's poses

Basic- Tree pose #vrksana

Essential- Spear pose #kuntasanavariation

Intermediate- Flying pigeon #ekapadagalavasana .
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๐Ÿ“ท@agentshimmi (thanks for helping us!)
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Thank you to the generous sponsors @npschoolofyoga @mandukasg
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And beautiful hosts @eternalpriyan @the.inflexible.yogi @philippbh @stellanova_yoga @elisatan @shir1yn @zwsamantha @miss_sunitha @_thetravellingyogi_
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#rinyogajourney #fityogirin #igyoga #igyogachallenge #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yogalover #iloveyoga #yogaforlife #hipopening #treepose #spearpose #flyingpigeon #practiceandalliscoming

[Challenge 3 of #27weeksin27days by @npschoolofyoga]
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Spear Pose - That week was the first time I met @eternalpriyan & @crystlll. It was such a wonderful experience. Then, I was practising for seven months only and I felt very apprehensive approaching another studio.
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After class, I was affirmed and I must say I really like the mindful practice #NPSOY offered.
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So the goal of my yoga is to become more mindful, as such, these are the #mindful internalisations.
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Examined the role of your glutes (piriform muscles), knees (joints) & lowerback (lumber area).
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๐Ÿ‘‰"When in pigeon, square your hips so that both sides are balance, ie on the same imaginary plane" - use blocks of necessary.
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๐Ÿ‘‰"The closer you are on the ground, the more stable you are in this Asana, therefore, stay in the pigeon to stretch out your piriform"
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๐Ÿ‘‰"Flex your front feet to protect your knees"
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๐Ÿ‘‰"When you are up, engaged the Uddyiana Bandha to protect your lumber spine"
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๐Ÿ‘‰"Lift your hind leg towards your back & grab it with you opposite hand by twisting"
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๐Ÿ‘‰"Interlock your fingers with your hind legs and pull the leg towards your side body. Extend the other hand outstretched and smile."
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Happy reading ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ“–
@_thetravellingyogi_
@stellanova_yoga
@miss_sunitha
@zwsamantha
@philippbh
@the.inflexible.yogi
@elisatan
@shir1yn
Our wonderful sponsor -@mandukasg ๐Ÿ“–
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๐Ÿ“ธ @crystlll

Sorry so late guys! Life and its shenanigans you know? Lmao, have been lacking on posting but my practise hasnt!
Day 5! #julyjonesing brings you #spearpose
Our busy hosts: ๐Ÿ’›
@tiachris70, @craziyogi95_, @bendy_flexi_2000, and @_thezookeeper_

Generous sponsors: ๐Ÿ’™
@asanasunrise, @Buddha_pants, @nourishtheworkshop and @iampiffy ๐ŸšฉHow to be apart of this awesome challenge you ask!?!?
1. Repost the banner
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3. Use #julyjonesing and tag all hosts and sponsors
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5. Have fun! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Poses๐Ÿ™Œ
Day 1 (monday) ๐ŸดHorse pose โœ”
Day 2 (tuesday) ๐ŸซCamel pose โœ”
Day 3 (wednesday) ๐Ÿ”„Revolved chair pose โœ”
Day 4 (thursday) ๐Ÿ˜Head to knee pose โœ”
Day 5 (friday) โšกSpear pose โœ”
Day 6 (saturday)๐ŸŽ† Yogis choice
Day 7 (sunday) ๐Ÿ™Yogis choice
Day 8 (monday)๐Ÿ‰ Lizard pose
Day 9 (tuesday) ๐ŸŒŸStar pose
Day 10 (wednesday)๐Ÿฆ Pigeon pose
Day 10 (thursday)โœˆ Airplane pose
Day 11 (friday)๐Ÿ” Infinity pose ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’Ž๐ŸŒธ #yoga #yogachallenge #yogalove #yogalife #yogaeverydamnday #teaminternalfire #julyjonesing #beachbodprep #yogini #yogis #yogisofig #instayogis #yogafam #health #love #breathe #balance #strength #namaste #asanasunrise #buddha_pants #nourishtheworkshop #iampiffy #yogagirl #backyardyoga #yogapractise #yogainspiration #summerlovin #hurryupsummer

I am so sorry for my late post this morning has been so busy but we are in day 5 of #julyjonesing and we are doing a #spearpose I cannot wait to see you guys pictures and videos.
Host:
@_thezookeeper_
@tiachris70
@craziyogi95_
@Bendy_flexi_2000

Your amazing Sponsors:
@iampiffy
@asanasunrise
@Budda_pants
@nourishtheworkshop

Day 1 pose
Day 2 Camel
Day 3Revolved Chair Pose
Day 4 head to knee pose
Day 5 Spear pose
Day 6 Yogis choice
Day 7 Yogis choice
Day 8 lizard pose
Day 9 Star pose
Day 10 Pigeon Pose
Day 11Airplane Pose
Day 12 infinity pose

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