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Imogen  Yoga since April 2016. HIIT, pilates, heavy things. Veggie. Londoner. Doctor of Neuroscience. Studies brains. Sometimes with giant magnets.

This week in #TriYogaSchool with @omniyogagirl @helen_garner_yoga and @cece.carson weโ€™re working on Purvottanasana, or upward plank. Not my favourite yoga pose for sure! This is as far as I go in it for now ๐Ÿ˜‚ I mostly feel a big stretch along my biceps here.. you know, along with a lot of leg work! Definitely not at Helen level yet ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
I am VERY tired out today after spending yesterday at a New Scientist event, talking to the general (and not so general.. my phone really wants to write โ€˜vegetalโ€™) public about the kind of research I do. Iโ€™m a big introvert, so itโ€™s mentally and physically draining to be talking and interacting all day ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Iโ€™m very pleased that itโ€™s the weekend soon...
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Week 2 of this months #TriYogaSchool with @cece.carson @omniyogagirl and @helen_garner_yoga is Ustrasana, or Camel pose, or my least favourite back bend ever. I think itโ€™s because it requires flexibility and awareness in the psoas, which are not a place that likes to open up in my body. Thatโ€™s the front of the hip, by the way ๐Ÿ˜‚ so I focus most on keeping a vertical line with my quads than doing some crazy deep bend but compensating in the hips ๐Ÿค”
Iโ€™m sorry that Iโ€™ve been pretty quiet on IG - Iโ€™ve been very busy organising lots of things in addition to my work (for example, my sister is engaged ๐ŸŽŠ and Iโ€™m sorting out her hen do ๐Ÿ“... and other related things but in relation to myself ๐Ÿง) and it doesnโ€™t leave a lot of time for IG. I am still trying to keep up to date with my feed and you guys, even if Iโ€™m not posting all that much. Itโ€™s funny how Iโ€™ve gone from doing multiple challenges a day to a once per week challenge ๐Ÿคฃ
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I couldnโ€™t resist joining in with another round of #TriYogaSchool with @helen_garner_yoga @omniyogagirl and @cece.carson - theyโ€™re luring me in by starting with puppy pose, and keeping me by ending with forearm wheel, having not practiced it in forever ๐Ÿ˜‚
This pose remains a favourite, but to be fair I have a chest related advantage in getting it to the ground ๐Ÿคฃ it probably makes my pose look better than it actually is!
I may be a little less active this weekend (ok ok, I know I havenโ€™t been posting much, but I still hang out in the feet ๐Ÿ˜œ) because Iโ€™m having a weekend away with my sister! But I might post some stories ๐Ÿ˜ weโ€™re going to Cirencester, which is a pretty old town... so maybe weโ€™ll go for a wander. You never know! Or just sit and read all weekend ๐Ÿ˜‚
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The final week (of last month.. ok, Iโ€™m a few days late ๐Ÿ˜‚) of #TriYogaSchool with @cece.carson @helen_garner_yoga and @omniyogagirl is Karnapidasana, or Ear Pressure Pose. This pose is a great indicator for me of the time of day. Morning, itโ€™s a firm no. Afternoon (like now) I can do it, but I feel it. Evening, I donโ€™t feel anything other than a safe cocoon! So ๐Ÿค— yea. Iโ€™m not sure why my far foot is not matching my closer one - I was going to retake the photo but I thought it was kind of funny. And authentic to what I was actually doing, I guess ๐Ÿ˜‚ I assume my foot was protesting about the stretch all the way down my spine.
And yes.. I keep my eyes closed ๐Ÿคฃ arguably for meditative reasons, but I donโ€™t feel the need to gaze eye to eye with some body parts...
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The final day of #ClassicOrCreative is yogiโ€™s choice, and I went for Hanumanasana, or the splits. For a very specific non yogic reason ๐Ÿคฃ so, you may remember that I was at a wedding on Saturday... well, after a lot of (friendly!) egging on from a few people, I dropped into the splits at the key point of โ€˜Born To Be Wildโ€™ on the dance floor... just like this ๐Ÿ˜‚ you know, but in wedding guest clothes. It may not have been a crowning achievement that represents the spiritual core of yoga, but it was pretty fun ๐Ÿค— you have to be able to appreciate what your body can do, right? And also how a glass of wine can warm up the muscles ๐Ÿค” Anyway, I thought Iโ€™d share my reconstruction of that moment, minus the textured barn floor ๐Ÿ˜ฌ but PLUS some excellent narwhal socks that I got with @yogamonkeyliz while in Florida ๐Ÿ˜
Thank you so much to the hosts for this fun and low pressure challenge โค๏ธ
P.S. Can you spot the change to the garden?๐Ÿง
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Classic: @sirisyoga
Creative variations : @omniyogagirl @yogawesermarsch @belleyoga.tokyo
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Sponsors :
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@yoggys_foryogis
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Day 6 of #ClassicOrCreative is Crow pose, or Bakasana (or.. depending on your yoga school, Kakasana.. or crane pose as the translation ๐Ÿ˜‚ but theyโ€™re interchanged so much and used differently, so it doesnโ€™t matter ๐Ÿ˜… Iโ€™m just a stickler for semantics). I went for the hopper crow ๐Ÿค” crow pose is not really my friend, and we donโ€™t get on so much in terms of arm balancing. I actually find this version easier than standard crow, I guess because my foot can create a gripping point on my arm? ๐Ÿค” so Iโ€™m suckering everyone by going creative ๐Ÿ˜‚
The wedding yesterday was very nice, by the way ๐Ÿ˜‰ the ceremony was outside, and the weather stayed good and sunny for that part. It was on a farm, so there were some horses in the background. And this little kid in a wheelbarrow of hay ๐Ÿคจ
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Classic: @sirisyoga
Creative variations : @omniyogagirl @yogawesermarsch @belleyoga.tokyo
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Sponsors :
@liquidoactive
@yoggys_foryogis
@merubeads
@yourbondhu
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Day 5 of #ClassicOrCreative is headstand, or Sirsasana. I decided to come back to Team Classic for this one. Ever since I learnt how to hold a headstand Iโ€™ve loved it ๐Ÿ˜ it feels powerful, and definitely a bit cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž working towards that truly straight up line took me a few months - Iโ€™d forever find my feet were forward. The brain can trick you ๐Ÿง 
Today is a busy day for me as I have to travel off to a wedding. The weather looks fairly clear, which I imagine is a relief for the couple as it was raining for most of yesterday ๐Ÿ˜ฌ so Iโ€™d better get to it!
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Classic: @sirisyoga
Creative variations : @omniyogagirl @yogawesermarsch @belleyoga.tokyo
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Sponsors :
@liquidoactive
@yoggys_foryogis
@merubeads
@yourbondhu
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Week 4 of #TriYogaSchool with @cece.carson @omniyogagirl and @helen_garner_yoga is Sleeping Pigeon. Ahh, the best check in with your hips ever! From this position it looks a bit more like a dramatic slump though, right? ๐Ÿ˜‚ I promise I am enjoying the stretch and not weeping.
This photo was originally a bit less zoomed, but then the reflection in the glass door was all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚ I couldnโ€™t release that! So instead, welcome to my close up ๐Ÿ˜Ž
Also, two posts in one day ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I donโ€™t even know when I last did that!
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Day 4 of #ClassicOrCreative is Lotus pose.. and I decided to add a little fish pose to the mix. When in doubt about creativity, just blend with another pose, right? ๐Ÿ˜‚ I wonder what the proportion in this challenge is of classic and creative. I feel I should go back to the other side to balance things out ๐Ÿค” Perhaps this pose is a fish jumping out of a lotus? Thatโ€™s a fun image ๐Ÿ˜
My next few weekends are all booked up with various social events ๐Ÿ˜ซ this weekend it is a wedding! Weโ€™re travelling up and back on the day, which is slightly higher stress.. but it means Sunday gets to be a totally free day ๐Ÿ˜…
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Classic: @sirisyoga
Creative variations : @omniyogagirl @yogawesermarsch @belleyoga.tokyo
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Sponsors :
@liquidoactive
@yoggys_foryogis
@merubeads
@yourbondhu
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Day 3 of #ClassicOrCreative is Boat Pose, or Navasana. I decided to do wide legged boat pose, or.. โ€˜Open Sesameโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜‚ but really. I canโ€™t help but notice that classic boat pose is all about the core, and almost every funky variant pretty much eradicates the core aspect. Turns out weโ€™re all lazy as heck ๐Ÿ˜
While I was doing this, there were two wood pigeons in the garden watching me. I can only assume they were trying to work out if this was an elaborate attack sequence or not...
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Classic: @sirisyoga
Creative variations : @omniyogagirl @yogawesermarsch @belleyoga.tokyo
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Sponsors :
@liquidoactive
@yoggys_foryogis
@merubeads
@yourbondhu
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#dothework #yogaaddicted #getflexy #yogahappy #yogapracticenotyogaperfect #yogaworld #fitandhealthy #getonyourmat #letsdoyoga #mypractice #yogainstructor #yogis #creativeyogi #yogaathome #dailyyoga #asanapractice #asanas #yogaday #hathayoga #yogaforever #challengethyyoga #freeyoga
#igyogachallenges
#yogachallenges #navasana #boatpose

Day 2 of #ClassicOrCreative is Ustrasana, or Camel pose. I figure I had to deviate from classic sometimes, so here is my weird half twist version ๐Ÿ˜‚ I donโ€™t know what it is. Camel bucking its pannier? Why not. Camels are kind of drama queens, right? Or at least, theyโ€™re an animal that knows what it doesnโ€™t want to do.
I only have 2 more days of testing kids this summer! Woohoo! .. I mean, in a month or so Iโ€™ll probably be testing at a school which is a hundred times worse, but Iโ€™ll enjoy this moment for now ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Classic: @sirisyoga
Creative variations : @omniyogagirl @yogawesermarsch @belleyoga.tokyo
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Sponsors :
@liquidoactive
@yoggys_foryogis
@merubeads
@yourbondhu
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Day 1 of #ClassicOrCreative is standing forward fold, or Uttanasana. Well, today was one of those mornings ๐Ÿ˜‚ my alarm didnโ€™t go off so I woke up late.. which means this one was a one and done! Welcome to my first fold (or essentially first movement other than coming downstairs...) of the day! I definitely wasnโ€™t going to push it ๐Ÿ˜… I needed to get this done so I could finish off my morning business. Wait, that sounds shifty. You know what I mean.. probably? Thankfully breakfast is overnight oats in this house ๐Ÿค—
Anyway, I could say that that was why I went for the classic pose... but actually I always intended to for today. So in a sense it works out well!
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Classic: @sirisyoga
Creative variations : @omniyogagirl @yogawesermarsch @belleyoga.tokyo
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Sponsors :
@liquidoactive
@yoggys_foryogis
@merubeads
@yourbondhu
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#yogachallenge #yogachallenges #igyogachallenge #igyoga #igyogacommunity #igyogafamily #yogapants #yogaadventure #startyoga #letsstartyoga #learnyoga #yogabody #yogafitness #yogalife #uttanasana #forwardfold #noliyoga

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