I love yoga! I teach circus but yoga has followed me through the past 7 years - generally moving makes me happy.I run, I tumble, I love the trampoline and being upside down! This is my journey to lower blood pressure and striving for a bit of inner peace.
We are back!!! We are throwing another awesome yoga party by hosting a fun yoga challenge for you all hosted by: Cat, Chante, Rebecca, Karel, & Stef. We loved all your posts from last month and saw how much you all loved that you can choose your own poses. This month we are hosting #freeyogis to keep going with that theme!
How to Participate
Follow your hosts & reblog this post so we know you are joining our party.
Post your photo of the day with how you interpret the tag. [ We start on Sept. 1! ]
Tag it with #freeyogis. All the hosts will be tracking the tag, liking, reblogging, and LOVING all of your pictures! (:
You can tag all of us as well: #yogarian, #sunny-yogi, #bexmaddy, #yogawithkarel, and #healthyhappymotivation. (optional)
In your post, explain how you interpreted the tag!
We are also on Instagram! Follow us and join the party. (optional)
We can’t wait to see what you come up with. It is up to you! You have the freedom to play with your practice. Don’t forget to have fun, breathe, and party! We hope you enjoy the party with us! <333
pursue progress, not perfection!
backbending for day 20 of #yogapartypeople!! I will probably never attain the flexibility in my back that I dream of due to a disc pro laps in my lower spine, but the fact that I am able to move at all is enough, so touching my feet to my head becomes irrelevant and a pretty small thing… yogarianbexmaddysunny-yogiyogawithkarelhealthyhappymotivation
Yoga poses with a twist!
Integrating poses with a twist in your yoga routine has a number of health benefits, among others detox because as you twist you will cut off blood supply to your digestive organs, and then re-introduce fresh blood to your abdominal organs when you release your twist.
It also helps a lot when dealing with stress or anxiety as the shoulders and chest are opened, releasing tension and feelings of anxiousness. Twists create an opening in the spine which helps you maintain a normal spinal rotation which can also help you reduce back pain.
So all in all there are only good things to be gained from integrating twists in your practice. Especially the ones integrating balance at the same time. Remember to warm up sufficiently and always be safe and listen to your body.
So I sprained my inner-thigh muscle (again) #auch so thats it with forward bends for a loooong time! So I’ve returned to working with arm balances… I had forgotten how much fun and hard work they are! So people, be safe, warm up and listen to your bodies - take it from me ;) love & light
OUTTAKES!! There is a lot going on between the pictures where I hit the pose, the light and the face that I want to publish. I’ve often been frustrated with myself because I don’t look or feel as “balanced” or “serene” as I see other yogis be on pictures. Not wanting to induce that image on to others, here are a couple of outtakes behind my “hillbilly photoshoot” and all the stalling, falling and messing around that took place before we got the final shot.
Don’t beat yourself up over not being in ‘flow’ or being perfect. As long as you try, you’ll never be. Only when you give in to the fact that you’re not - then you might achieve a glimpse of it :) Lot’s of love and light - stay real and true and just the way you are!!!
#badyogisdoit Day 5 with a friend! This is my best friend and b-friend, he’s amazing at everything he does so I’m yoga-highjacking him :)
Hey yogi peach This was by far my favorite pose of your challenge (hope I’m not too late for your post) I really enjoyed the challenge because the variation of the poses was so vast and this is my first time ever doing this pose! A funny side note is that my father walked in like 3 seconds after this picture was taken, slamming the door into me… I could only laugh because yoga sometimes becomes this really serene and serious thing, but most often for me, things like this happen!! Lots of love to you beautifucality ;)
Balance poses challenge and strengthen the ankles, knees and pelvis in standing poses, the wrists, elbows and shoulders in poses that are dependent for these to balance.
Mentally, balance poses challenge our self-image, help us find courage and help us let go - especially of our image of what we can or cannot do! Remember to have fun falling, trust yourself and don’t judge or criticize yourself. You are where you are and that is precisely where you are supposed to be :)
All comments or questions are as always warmly welcomed.