You guys, Bodhi is mobile! I seriously love this stage so much. I love watching him learn his new tricks but his poor head keeps hitting everything. He needs a helmet or something 😣 So the last few posts I've shared how I get my back warm for these intense backbends 👌🏼And I have to tell you guys I am more flexible now at 28 with 2 kids than I was in my teens while competitively dancing. I stretch almost everyday mostly because my body craves it, but yes you can get your back bendy too!! (I get asked this almost everyday ☺)
It's not always easy to stay open to change but when you learn to keep an open heart and an open mind, unexpected amazing things happen. Try to stay curious, not judgmental, expect positivity instead of looking for disappointment. I guarantee you will be surprised at how much love and opportunity finds it's way into your life.
Practicing full backbend in lotus and the warming up. If you're wondering if I feel any pain, then yes. But NOT in my BACK. It's around my ankle where the strap is tied and on my knee skin 😫 I knew I would have gone deeper if it weren't for the (not thick enough) skin 😅 Or maybe it's just another lame excuse 🤔🤔🤔😑😑😑 . . My sports bra and leggings are from @moenka_activewear 🙌💗
#elleoyogavideos Favorite seated backbend pose/movement at the moment. It is my tight shoulder (right side) but more flexible hip (left side). 😊 I usually create movement before the flip grip and use the breath to calm the mind. The feel of the flip is not as challenging after that. I can then concentrate on the bend, keeping the hips squared and down as I lean onto the right (rather than lifting up) and bringing the torso forward and left creating a bit of a twist. Hand bringing awareness to the #uddiyanabandha ✌️(sped-up video) #loveandalliscoming#onebreathatatime#kingpigeon#yogaphotography#backbend#flipgrip
How I release after a deep series of backbends... Pressing all my back to the mat, from the sacrum to the shoulders to release my spine. Releasing my emotional body by pressing my hands against my chest. A deep backbend practice is energizing and humbling at the same time, reminding us how vulnerable we are when we open our hearts to Grace. By pressing my hands to the center of my chest I counterbalance this sensation of vulnerability; I reassure myself by creating a temporary protection with my hands. Inhaling and exhaling deeply, trying to slow down my breath. #yoga#counterpose#backbend#release#heart#humility#blackandwhite
Half way through the week which means #onwednesdayswedropback#onwednesdayswekickover#onwednesdayswewalkover ! So...what you'll see here is a double leg kickover, kickover to crow, stalling my kickovers to straight handstand, and slowing the kickover. Do you see a pattern?? I'm really trying to get the hang of controlling these so I can transition into whatever I choose, but easier said then done. The double leg kickovers take a lot of shoulder strength btw, phew...and my back and shoulders get so tired by the time I'm done! 😨