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Vrischikasana ↔ Scorpion Pose on 👉@yogaalignment
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#inversionaddict with @jasmine_yoga 👈
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#JasmineYogaTutorial : #scorpionpose
This took me a year. You can see my previous post for the actual progress shot. But really, this was 'THE POSE' for me.
Tips for starting the backbend
1) start reaching back with one leg first. Some find it useful to have the other leg pressing in a figure of 4 shape to get more backbend.
2) When reaching back, think of lengthening the lower back. Your lower back will bend for sure but your job is to make sure you reach out to lengthen instead of crushing.
Tips to getting toes to head
1) Move your shoulders back as you get your big toes to touch. You will find that the more your shoulders move back, the lowers your legs can reach.
2) Melt between inner shoulders but press down from outer shoulder to elbow
3) inhale into heart and exhale move entire chest and neck forward. Think cobra! Dragggg and scoop chest forward
4) Look forward and up. Where you look is where you go
5) Once you can see your toes, you need to squeeze toes in to touch your head. Work your hamstrings! Contract and squeeze.
6) Dont squeeze legs in until you can see your toes. Save your energy for that last part

Goodluck x
#forearmfriday #yogaalignment #improveyourpractice #scorpionpose #forearmbalance

Use #infinitystrap across your arms, just above your elbows, and another one across the legs, just above the knees. These wonderful supports keep your elbows and knees from splaying outward, providing excellent alignment and support. As if it couldn't get any better, our unique BRIKs are specifically designed so they can be placed at a stable diagonal against a wall to relieve undue pressure on your wrists- this diagonal allows you to straighten your arms and fully extend. Try it! You will feel like you have brand new wheels! 😉👍👍#yogaBRIK

#howtoyogawithjib 🦄
Wheel pose, chakrāsana, or urdhva dhanurāsana (number 7 and 8) requires the following movements:
🔸flexion in the shoulders (pose 1, 2, 3, and a little in 5 and 6)
🔸extension in the spine (pose 1 to 6)
🔸extension in the hips (pose 3 to 6)
🔸and the hamstrings will be working as if doing knee extension
Use these poses to prepare your body for the full version of #wheelpose 🔘 If you are not there yet, feel free to stop at number 5 or 6 until your body feels more supple and stable.
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There are also fun versions with blocks and wall. I will save them for another #yogatutorial 😉 until then let your muscles become familiar with the prep poses here. Soon you won't remember what it feels to not to feel light and free in this pose 🌈
#backbend #puppypose #shoulderopener #bridgepose #anjaneyasana #urdhvadhanurasana #chakrasana

• MOBILITY PROGRESS •

Not very sure about the shoulder mobility but quite happy with the forward fold progress (more flexibility and better alignment) 👏✨I encourage you all to go through old pics, for sure you have improved! Yes, yoga it's not about this but it makes me happy to see progress and I guess there's nothing wrong with that 😊🙏
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No estoy muy segura de que la mobilidad de mis hombros haya mejorado, pero la flexión hacia delante sí que lo ha hecho (más mobilidad y mejor alineamiento manteniendo la espalda elongada) 👏✨ Os animo a mirar fotos viejas, seguro que habéis mejorado! Y aunque el yoga no se trata de esto, a mi me motiva y no le veo ningún problema 😊🙏

Day 4 of the #splits30 challenge is Pyramid Pose, or Parsvottanasana! Comment with a 🤸🏼‍♀️ if you find this tutorial helpful! 😊
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Check out my blog if you're just joining us and want to catch up on the other poses. (Click link in bio 👉🏽 @actionjacquelyn).
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This deep hamstring opener is very challenging, so I thought I would show you how to modify the pose with blocks, and also how you can use the strap to understand the feeling of the thighs "drawing back" (front thigh), and "drawing in" (back thigh). This is important for this challenge because it's the same feeling that you need for the splits.
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The strap will help your front femur descend into the hip socket, and help you feel and understand where the hips should be. As your front thigh bone draws back, your back thigh bone will organically shift correctly into place. Simultaneously, your back foot will naturally press down into the strap, and this will help you understand how much rooting needs to happen in your feet, especially your big toes.
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As the video shows, it's important to lift the hips up before bending forward. Think of moving up and over, instead of just forward. This will create the strength needed to lengthen the spine.
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To learn more about this pose, go to my blog and read all about it!: http://www.actionjacquelyn.com/how-to-do-pyramid-pose/
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Wearing @aloyoga | @getstretchy #getstretchy #actionjacquelyn #takeaction #splitschallenge #splits30challenge #yogatutorial #yogavideos #yoga101 #yogainspiration #yogachallenge #yogaoutfit #parsvottanasana #pyramidpose #yogaforbeginners #yogaformen #yogaalignment

<<​HOW TO DO ​C​OW POSE​ 🐮 >> Cow Pose is amazing for warming up the spine, and stretching the front of the body. On Saturday I posted how to do CAT POSE, and the two poses go hand-in-hand. Scroll back if you haven't seen that yet, and do cat/cow pose alternating, 10-20x. Tomorrow I will post a video showing you how to do cat/cow pose together.
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Correct✅:
>>Shoulders over wrists, and hips over knees
>>Draw shoulders down away from ears, to open and lift chest up >>Press palms into floor
>>Tailbone draws up
>>Upper spine bones compress together, but keep abs in
>>Knees, calves and ankles parallel
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Incorrect ❌:
>>Hips are too far back, and shoulders are too far back >>Feet are inverted >>Shoulders are not drawing down away from neck, and putting too much strain in the neck
>>All the weight is pushing down into wrists
>>Tailbone not reaching up towards spine
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Where should you feel this 🤔?
>>Stretches the front torso and neck
>>Provides a gentle massage to the spine and belly organs .
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Click link in my bio if for a 🆓 20 minute online yoga class helping you get closer to the SPLITS!! 🤸🏼‍♀️ Link in bio 👉🏽 @actionjacquelyn || ActionJacquelyn.com/free-splits-30-online-class
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Today I was looking the photos of my first yoga challenge (being a host) and I realize how my body (and my mind) have changed!
It's only day by day that I have achieved that🔝👆.

Hoy estaba viendo fotos del primer reto en el que fui host y me di cuenta de lo que ha cambiado mi cuerpo (y mente)!
Sólo con la constancia del día a día lo estoy conseguiendo🔝👆.
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#paschimottanasana #seatedforwardfold #crownawakening #30daystoflexy #loveyoumomyoga #foldthis

LIZARD POSE (Utthan Pristhasana aka hip opener queen!) 🦎 LOVE this pose and include it in every sequence I teach. To get the most out of this amazing stretch, basic alignment is:
✔️Hips square and forward
✔️Toes tucked for balance
✔️Push front knee lightly against front arm
✔️Long spine and neck
✔️Tailbone drawn in
✔️Front foot grounding
❗️Inhale to lengthen spine, exhale to sink deeper and rest on forearms.
‼️ Place a blanket under knee or use a block under hands to keep stable and spine long.
✨BENEFITS: Stretches hips, groin and hamstrings, opens the chest, challenges the mind and body connection, releases built up tension ✨ Enjoy lovelies! #ClaresYogaTips
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For more tips like this check out my YOGA EBOOKS via link in bio⬆️⬆️⬆️

@fitafrique - ✨🎉 Last few days of the challenge - make sure you catch up if you need to!!
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Correct ✅: >>Align hips over Standing heel >>Align too leg to be straight out from hip, and also toes straight up so both feet are parallel to one another
>>Lengthen the spine straight instead of trying to get knee to forhead
>>Pull abs in and pull front thigh bone in
>>Shoulder externally rotating open
>>Lift chest and sternum up as you fold forward forward .
Incorrect ❌:
>>Alignment of bottom leg is too far back, and top leg is too far up
>>Feet are turning out >>Spine is rounding down
>>Belly is slack >>Shoulders are rolling forward .
Where should you feel this 🤔? >>STRETCH: hamstrings of top leg, bottom of feet, supporting leg hip flexor and quad, low spine lengthening
>>STRENGTH: bottom foot; lower belly; upper back
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To Modify ⚠️:
>>Stay Standing and don't try to Fold forward. Hold the 90 degree angles with both legs might be enough
>>Loop a strap around the top leg and pull strap with either hand to pull body forward
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#splitschallenge #splits30challenge #actionjacquelyn #getstretchy #takeaction #splitsaction #yogachallenge #yogashorts #yogaflow #splits #yogaforbeginners #yogaformen #yogatutorial #yoga101 #yogaalignment #yogatechnique #ardhahanumanasana #hanumanasana #splitsprogress #forwardfold #uttanasana #vinyasaflow #halfsplits #ardhahanumanasana - #fitafrique

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Here's how to get into the Twisted Lotus Tripod Headstand. #yogavideo

Day 4 of the #FoldThis #yogachallenge is a Bound Half Lotus Forward Fold #ardhabaddhapadmottanasana . Start in half lotus by bringing one foot to your hip crease. Reach behind you with the opposite arm, and grab your foot/toes. Then slowly hinge at the hips and fold forward. Hosts:
@saltlifepirateprincess
@imlisa
@clarissa_mae_
@lightfulyogini
@mumma_joy76
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Sponsors:
@byoganow
@onzie
@yogisurprise
@picassojasper

Workshops coming up.
1. Strength and alignment
2. Arm balances
3. Subtle body and inversions

You learn patience is key. Trust yourself and great thing come.
Up close and personal as we move through that space that creates magic. I love arm balance work and connecting with the breath. Is is amazing where strength actually comes from. It is not just all physical. Leaning about the internal connection of how pana works is so very interesting and can bring a lovely light fluidity into your practice. Instead of thinking of the body as just a physical form you move more into the understanding of being one with all. The earth and space connection to bring that sense of freedom emotionally, mentally and phisically.
#yogachallenges #yogaworkshops #pranayama #meditation #freespirit #mindbodyandsoul #namaste #community #wellnesscommunity #yoga #strength #yogaalignment #yogainversions #armbalances #breath #bandhas #koshas #holistichealth #yogaflow #vinyasa #hathayoga

#howtoyogawithjib 🦄
Here are the 9 steps in the good ol' sun salutation A
Remember...
❌Don't skip flat backs or any pose as it messes up the breath flow
❌There is no "plank" in the traditional #sunsalutation
✔️One breath-one pose
✔️Make all breaths equally long
If you are still learning the tricep pushup and upwarddog, i will be showing you a modified version in another #yogatutorial soon! (That one will include plank!)
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I am off to #bintam now. Talk later! Xx

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Dhanurasana ↔ Bow Pose on 👉@yogaalignment
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#yogatutorial with @clarejbyoga👈
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DHANURASANA (Bow Pose) ✨ A strong backbend that can be done incorrectly very easily. Many underestimate the activation needed for this pose in the core, glutes and legs, but having those areas engaged creates the lift and strength needed for the pose. Basic alignment:
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✔️ Push tops of feet against hands to lift
✔️ Core activated to protect back
✔️ Glutes, arms and upper legs engaged
✔️ Lift hips, thighs and chest of floor
✔️ Push tailbone towards floor
✔️ Shoulders rotated out to open chest
✔️ Gaze forward
❗️Aim to lengthen THEN lift up
❗️Breathing will feel restricted, but don't forget to breathe!
❗️ Poses to help build to this one: Bridge, Cobra, Camel + Wheel.
✨BENEFITS: Stretches and opens front of body, stretches hips flexors, strengthens legs, glutes and back muscles, improves digestion✨ Enjoy! #ClaresYogaTips
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For more tips like this grab a copy of my FlexiFit or InvertFit eGuides via link in bio⬆️ OR check out our community page @selftaughtyogis
#yogaalignment #improveyourpractice #selftaughtyogis #selftaughtyogitribe #selftaughtyogi #bowpose #yogabow #dhanurasana

Matsyasan (Fish Pose) opens the chest, allowing for deep breathing. It stretches the deep hip flexors (psoas) and the muscles between the ribs (intercostals), as well as stretching and stimulating the muscles of the belly and front of the neck. This posture also stretches and stimulates the organs/glands of the belly and throat (particularly the thyroid). The muscles of the upper back and back of the neck are strengthened. This is a great pose for improving your posture. #midletonyogaspace #midletonyogatips #midletonyoga #corkyoga #lovecork #midletoncork #eastcorkyoga #yoga #yogateacher #yogainspiration #yogaeveryday #practiceandalliscoming #yogapose #yogaformen #broga #matsyasana #fishpose #yogaalignment

#Repost @inflexibleyogis
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Back pain and spinal health go hand in hand. Sometimes we think we are doing a motion to strengthen ourselves, when really it is causing the problem. Keeping the spine in proper alignment also means you are engaging your core properly! Here @caligirlgetsfit shows it very well, thanks for sharing #inflexibleyogis .
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Pizza is bae! Always look at the 🍕 on the ground (or add your own favorite food) when planking!

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Someone recently asked me if it REALLY is that important to keep a cervical spine when planking (because I'm always talking about this), and the answer is yes! If you don't believe me, I've sketched a little picture of what your spine is actually doing when planking correctly / vs what it looks like when you plank with bad form! Ouch! That hyperextended cervical spine and hips down low like a banana does not look comfy! And while it takes core strength to keep your body in line as you get stronger every day, don't forget to also keep your cervical spine neutral so you don't injure your neck.

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If you want to get technical, here's some info from my friend the rehab expert @vinnierehab: cervical hyperextension puts a lot of strain on your neck, notably your suboccipitals as well as your SCM muscles! So many people hyperextend their neck on everything (deadlifts, push-ups, squats, etc.) that it's definitely something to watch out for!

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So remember next time you're planking... Eyes looking slightly in front of you... Keep your eye on the prize! 🍕

This is really good for massaging my spine, yet strengthening my arm and strengthening my shoulder joint and for sure helps making space on the thoracic and opening the heart
#yoga #yogapose #yogaaddict #yogainspiration #yogaeverydamnday #igyogis #yogaalignment #yogaphotography #downdogvariation #iloveyoga #yogasentul #yogabogor #feiyogapose #feiyogaplaceૐ #ૐ

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Vrischikasana ↔ Scorpion Pose on 👉@yogaalignment
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#inversionaddict with @jasmine_yoga 👈
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#JasmineYogaTutorial : #scorpionpose
This took me a year. You can see my previous post for the actual progress shot. But really, this was 'THE POSE' for me.
Tips for starting the backbend
1) start reaching back with one leg first. Some find it useful to have the other leg pressing in a figure of 4 shape to get more backbend.
2) When reaching back, think of lengthening the lower back. Your lower back will bend for sure but your job is to make sure you reach out to lengthen instead of crushing.
Tips to getting toes to head
1) Move your shoulders back as you get your big toes to touch. You will find that the more your shoulders move back, the lowers your legs can reach.
2) Melt between inner shoulders but press down from outer shoulder to elbow
3) inhale into heart and exhale move entire chest and neck forward. Think cobra! Dragggg and scoop chest forward
4) Look forward and up. Where you look is where you go
5) Once you can see your toes, you need to squeeze toes in to touch your head. Work your hamstrings! Contract and squeeze.
6) Dont squeeze legs in until you can see your toes. Save your energy for that last part

Goodluck x
#forearmfriday #yogaalignment #improveyourpractice #scorpionpose #forearmbalance

#Repost @yogaalignment with @repostapp
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Pincha Mayurasana ↔ Feathered Peacock Pose or Forearm Stand/Balance Pose on 👉@yogaalignment
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#armbalancing with @roxanne_yoga 👈
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TGIF it's #forearmfriday!
So here's a brief tutorial to correcting your Pinchamayurasana. When I first started doing inversions, I was always dumping on my lower back (banana back) and wondered why I was always in constant pain and discomfort. Working on building strength in my core definitely helped make my inversions stronger with better alignment.
Hope this three-step guide can help you progress and get a strong & solid forearmbalance. Enjoy!
#foxyroxyyoga #yogaalignment #improveyourpractice
#pinchamayurasana #pinchaperfect #forearmstand #forearmbalance #featheredpeacockpose #yogachallenges #yogachallenge

Yoga for better posture ... this is simple poses but still need to manage how to do it properly, attitude alignment and action ...
Because all yoga poses is therapeutical if we do it properly _/❤️\_
#yoga #yogaposes #yogabasic #yogasenior #yogaforhealth #yogaalignment #yogainspiration #yogabenefit #instayoga #yogaprivate #yogasentul #yogabogor #feiyogaplaceૐ

Day 25 of #UntangleMe with @cyogalab is this variation of Half Pigeon Pose. #ekapadarajakapotasana Outfit by #lululemon and #chaserbrand

Time to unwind and recharge for the weekend! Thank you for this creative capture @applewhite132 😍💖🙏🙏🌊🌬 #yogabrik #infinitystrap #childspose#balasana #thursdayfeels

Day 3 of the #FoldThis #yogachallenge is Seated Foward Fold. There are 2 ways I like to do this one - (1) folding over completely to find the stretch in the back of my legs, and (2) actively pulling back on whatever you can grab to feel a stretch in my back and shoulders. #paschimottanasana #seatedforwardfold Hosts:
@saltlifepirateprincess
@imlisa
@clarissa_mae_
@lightfulyogini
@mumma_joy76
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Sponsors:
@byoganow
@onzie
@yogisurprise
@picassojasper

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Parsva Kakasana ↔ Side Crow Pose on 👉@yogaalignment
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#yogasequence with @jasmine_yoga ・・・
#JasmineYogaTutorial : #sidecrow

One common mistake is to place hips on both elbows and leaning forward to execute the pose. This might be an easier option when you are first starting out your #armbalance practice but you want to eventually do it without 'cheating' doing it incorrectly might result in wrists injuries.
Tips:
1) Actively move hips AWAY from free arm. Keep hips high, support knees on one elbow and lean forward until you can pick one foot or both feet off the ground to balance
2) Be mindful to hug in elbows! At the beginning it is common to have elbows bending to the sides. Remind yourself to being elbows back. Another option is to wear a strap above elbows.
3) Starting on a block gives you extra height so all you have to do is to lean forward enough and you are in the pose.

Goodluck x
#yogaalignment #improveyourpractice #yogacrow #sidecrow #sidecrowpose #parsvakakasana #parsvabakasana #sidecrane #properalignment #yogasidecrow #howtosidecrow #yogatutorial #yogaguide #yogalife

In Patanjali Yoga Sutras it has been said about OM

DISEASE, LANGUOR, DOUBT, CARELESSNESS, LAZINESS, SENSUALITY, DELUSION, IMPOTENCYAND INSTABILITY ARE THE OBSTACLES THAT DISTRACT THE MIND.
Anguish, despair, tremors and irregular breathing are the symptoms of a distracted mind.
To remove these, meditate on one principle and That is OM
OM helps to heal Consious, Subconscious and Unconscious mind.it gives a way to the Practioner to be in touch with Super consiousness.

I am explaining in my training the healing power of OM. If we see the word Disease it mean Dis+ease ,if we are at ease than there is no disease. Now the modern psychologist and doctors are agree that most of the health problems of humans are psychological. OM help a person to be at ease 🙏 How To Pornounce it for healing purpose will upload the video. Enjoy
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