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Jan '16 - Jul ' 17 Forearm Wheel Progress. This last year and a half I've realized that while backbending is such a necessary part of my personal practice (heart openers does a body good!), shoulder openers are massive for me in creating extra space. When I used to look at progress photos I would simply see the asana but man, yoga is so much bigger than that. So SO thankful for how I've changed 🙏🏻 #practiceyogachangeyourworld

Got a very nice comment to my last photo saying that it is "refreshing to see someone closer to my size posting yoga stuff" 😃
I took this as a real and beautiful compliment and I am happy if even one person sees my posts and gets more confidence to practice yoga... to embrace their practice and their body without having to consider themselves worse off than anyone else.

I grew up in Romania, an Eastern European country that, more than anything, puts emphasis on women being extremely skinny and frail. Many of my friends have suffered from what the West would call eating disorders but here would only called "watching your weight"...
My body is nevertheless not built in the frail-frame and, to be honest, I never did the starving game, regardless of the pressure I was surrounded with.
Nevertheless, when it came to identification, there were very few to none women in my immediate surroundings that I could identify with. So for me having famous identification models was a relief. Having women like Beyonce and JLo in the media growing up, even though it might seem funny to say this, for me was a big relief. I am not Latin or African-American but this did not make a difference, I was seeing my body type on TV and suddenly I was very proud of it and comfortable in my own body.
I am not saying this as a sob childhood story, but as an encouragement for all the people that nowadays have the opportunity to reach so many other people through social media. Somewhere in the world, there is someone with your body type, practice level, health challenge or beauty characteristics that will be happy to come across someone that is similar to them.
So don't give in to the fear of perfection, don't be paralysed by models that seem unreachable, don't hide your beauty away because it does not match a trend or not even your immediate surroundings.
Share who you are, share your practice, share your body, share your mind and your soul with the others and love yourself for it. Someone out there is waiting for you to make the first step! 💜🙏🌸💜
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#perfection #dontbeperfect #notperfectbutreal #bodyconfidence #bodypositivity #shareyourgifts #bereal #beyourself #selflove #yogagirl

"Make it simple but significant." .
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It's not always the most impressive yoga poses that are the most beneficial, often it's the simple stretches that can make a real difference. For example, taking a minute to sit up straight and arch your back can feel so good especially if you've been sitting at a desk (or on the sofa) all day 💕

Looks like August will be challenge month! I have teamed up with @hardtailforever for our first challenge to keep you on your mat this summer 😄
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Challenge: Summer Salutations
Begins: August 1
How to participate:
1. Repost this image so you can keep track
2. Tag someone in the comments you hope will participate with you
3. Post a photo of yourself in the challenge pose or close variation each day
4. Hashtag #hughesandhardtail and tag @hardtailforever and @odettehughesyoga so we can see your posts!
A winner will receive 2 new outfits from Hardtail 🙌🏽
Happy Friday!

Thank you @lunafromharrypotterlol for always trusting me and teaching me! Love you girl!

✨ How to Modify COW FACE POSE, or Gomukhasana Arms 🕉 This is an amazing stretch for the shoulders, but also notoriously difficult pose for tight-shouldered people, who aren't able to hook their fingers together. That's why I'm showing you how to modify this pose so you can still benefit from it.
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The simple solution to this dilemma is to hold a strap between the hands as I've shown.
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Directions 🤓📚✅:
•Begin the pose with a strap draped over the shoulder of the bottom arm. •Swing the bottom arm behind your back, slide the forearm as high on the back torso as possible (Remember to keep the elbow close to your side), then grab the bottom end of the strap.
•Stretch the other arm overhead and then reach down the back for the other end of the strap. Pull with the top arm.
•Gently try to draw the bottom arm higher onto the back.
•Your goal is to one day clasp the hands together WITHOUT compramising your posture (like the image on the right).
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TIPS ✌🏽😀💁🏼:
•Draw the shoulder blade down the back with the bottom arm
•Bring the top elbow closer to your ear and relax your shoulder
•Sit up gal by pulling navel into spine and knitting ribs together •Feel your head pressing back against your arms.
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I start from the roots... #treepose #beginneryoga

So after reading a post by @joe_lizzzzzz_yoga where she breaks down the steps, I now know how to begin this pose. In time I will be flying. Thank you 🙏🏽
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Had to force myself onto my mat tonight, but the 40 minute tension takedown was exactly what I needed. #yoga #yogapractice #pbyp #badyogi #badyogisdoit #badyogisunite #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeveryday #homeyoga #yogaathome #beginneryoga #perfectbodyyogaprogram

Beginners Welcomed & encouraged👍Come learn new relaxing and challenging poses that will rejuvenate and connect your Mind, Body, and Soul while listening to the sweet sounds of the CARIBBEAN❤️💚🖤 #yogi #hatha #caribbean #yoga #beginneryoga #brooklyn #seaviewpark #relaxrelaterelease #everythingbrooklyninc #badgirlbecky #nyc #canarise #community #fitness #certified #meditation #deepbellybreathing

I'll never get tired of wheel pose tbh

Today officially kicks off my 12 week half marathon training! 🎉 Week 1, Day 1 is...30 minutes of cross training! For my first cross training day I chose to do yoga. It felt great to stretch out, take deep breaths and channel my inner yogi! 💆🏻🤸🏻‍♀️#halfmarathontraining #yoga #yogaposes #mindbodyspirit #mindfulness #stretch #stretching #yogisofinstagram #runnersofinstagram #runnerslife #runnersworld #runnerscommunity #yogagram #beginneryoga #beginner #crosstraining #crosstrain

New Class Alert!

Jumpstart your day tomorrow with @cdesimas for a 45 minute PiYo Class !

PiYo works flexibility, strength and cardio!

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2:00pm - Mommy & Me⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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9:30am - Basic Yoga⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5:00pm - Mommy & Me⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
6:30pm - Basic Yoga ⠀⠀
7:45pm - Restorative Yoga⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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6:00pm - Mixed Level⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
6:30pm - Yoga on the Beach in Union Beach (Kids Yoga)😎⠀⠀⠀⠀
7:30pm - Yoga Nidra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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9:30am - Flow into Stillness ⠀⠀⠀
10:45am - Beginner PiYo Live ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💎The Diamond Room⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌎Angel Card Readings ⠀⠀⠀
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🌎Tarot Card Readings⠀⠀⠀⠀
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9:00am - Basic Yoga⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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9:00am - Yoga on the Beach in Union Beach (Kids Yoga)😎⠀⠀
12:00pm - Detox Flow w Essential Oils⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So...I did this today! Holla Camel Pose. Whoop whoop! It won't look like much to most but I didn't know my body could do this! I downloaded #clarejbyoga's ebook Flexifit book, mainly because it is geared to self taught, at home people interested in yoga, hello 🤚🏼. And it just so happened to be 50% off yesterday 👍🏼. So today I started the 8 week challenge in her guide and this was Day 1. For the first time since starting my interest in yoga, I feel like I have a plan. I had goals before but no clear way to get there. But now I have a plan & i'm pretty excited to see where the next 8 weeks takes me!
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#selftaughtyogis #selftaughtyogutribe #camelpose #inflexibleyogis #progressnotperfection #beginneryoga #yogiinthemaking

ATTN LADIES:: Get you a man that will swallow his pride and join you to yoga(something he has never done before) with a bunch of perfectly flexible women so you can continue to work on your weight loss journey even through PPD struggles. I love you babe 💙Thank you for eating the "gross" food for dinner and correcting me when I body shame myself and wiping away my tears when I fail and loving me through my 100lb weight gain and now on my path to losing 100lbs. Where would I be without you?

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Day 1 of #AllRootsBalance challenge hosted by @kerrycursonyoga @theyogaglow @omniyogagirl @menifarkash and sponsored by @allrootsyogafestival @the_power_of_greyskull @thehastacollection

Today's pose is Ustrasana or Camel Pose

Benefits: Opens up the hips, stretching deep hip flexors. Stretches and strengthens the shoulders and back. Expands the abdominal region, improving digestion and elimination. 🙏🏾

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Trying to test the strength of my poses with hardly any water running 😂 #beginneryoga #living

I think 99 times and I find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.
Albert Einstein
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#LearnToYoga @roxanne_yoga ・・・
I've been so inspired to work with blocks lately to facilitate yoga poses and stretches. They help people who are struggling with poses, and also those who are looking to go deeper into poses.
Last week it was Wheel Pose (video below) and today I used them to open up my shoulders & back because my body just feels so tight and stiff.
Seriously, you should invest in two blocks. You can also use them to work on strength and inversions. Maybe my next tutorial will be on building strength with blocks???
You can buy them in yoga studios and sports stores, or online like Amazon or Taobao. Foam blocks are a lil softer and cork blocks are harder and offer more stability.
Note: you can always change the height of the block according to your flexibility. If you're new to using them, I suggest starting easy with low/ medium height.
If you're suffering from back and shoulder injuries, not all will work for you. Please ask your doctor and teacher for advice on things to avoid.
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Hold each pose for 1-2min, or a lil longer if you like. Focus on breathing into the places you're trying to open ie. shoulders, middle back.
HAPPY OPENING ❤️
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