Modified Half Splits! When stretching it’s important to lengthen the spine. There are still times when it’s ok to round the back, but most of the time people are rounding their backs because they are tight, and in that case you should place blocks under your hands and lengthen the spine. I also like to flex my foot when i do this stretch to open up more of the posterior chain, i.e. feet and calves. Leave your questions and comments below! For more, go to ActionJacquelyn.com outfit by @aloyoga
When Yoga meets Barre! I love both styles of movement, so why not combine them! ♀️ Do each move 20-30x for a mindful sculpting workout. Ankle weights are 1 lb each. Tag your workout buddy and comment below! For more workouts like this, click the link in my bio, or go to ActionJacquelyn.com || outfit by @aloyoga
NEW 40 Minute Barre Workout on my blog now! CLICK the link in my bio to do this all-levels class with me @actionjacquelyn ♀️ No equipment needed, just you and your sassiest leotard Meet you at the barre! (LINK: https://www.actionjacquelyn.com/total-body-barre-workout/).
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Pigeon Pose Modified! When I posted a tutorial on pigeon pose last week (go to my profile to check it out @actionjacquelyn), I got one question over and over again - if your hips don’t touch the ground, what should you do... and here is your answer! Place a block underneath that front hip. If the block feels too high, gold up a blanket and place it in the same place to elevate the floor towards but reduce the height compared to a block. Let me know if you have any questions below! For more go to my blog ActionJacqueyn.com Outfit by @aloyoga#pigeonpose#hipopener
Tag your workout buddy ♀️ NEW 25 Minute HIIT Workout my loves! Before starting this workout, go for a 7 minute jog or jump rope. Then at the end of the workout, stretch for 10 minutes. 🧘🏼♀️ for a total of 42 minutes of movement. Leave questions below For more workouts like this, go to ActionJacquelyn.com! (Link also in bio). See you over there!! outfit by @aloyoga#hiitworkout
Let’s do CRESCENT POSE! A powerful, yet elegant pose that requires a balance between grounding and lifting. Read the tips below and then click the link in my bio to tell me what your goals are for 2018. I want to hear from you!
* Ground into the front heel * Make sure knee is over ankle, and can be slightly behind ankle * Draw front thigh back to help square the hips * Draw back thigh forward to help square the hips * Straighten back leg by engaging quad * Back heel is over ball of foot * Ground into the feet so you can lift up through the spine
Incorrect : * Weight is in front toes since front knee is too far forward * Dumping in low back * Bending back knee * Back heel is too far back
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Every morning I make my Matcha tea from @vivolife And while I wait for everything to heat up it’s the perfect time to get some yoga in ♀️ Matcha is a powerful antioxidant and detoxes your body. I mix it with half coconut milk and half boiled water, a little liquid stevia, and a little pinch of Maca . I like the one from Vivo life because it’s organic and super pure. Aaaand it’s on sale right now! Use my code ACTION10 for 10% off Vivolife.co.uk @vivolife
HOW TO DO PIGEON POSEThis is one of my favorite poses because it is one of the most effective hip openers. It also stretches the front body, abdomen, groin, and psoas.
• Arch of foot is flat on the floor (not to the side).
• Hips are square and level. This starts with your back foot. You can tuck your back toes under to help spiral your thigh down.
• Thigh spirals down. This will position your hips to the correct level. Your knee should facing the floor, not the side.
• Shoulders are level, because the hips are level.
• Back foot is laying on it's side. This will throw off the entire pose.
• Hips are not square or level. Since the back foot is laying on it's side, it is rolling the entire leg in the wrong direction.
• Thigh is spiraling outwards, causing the knee to facing sideways, and this is also putting your knee at risk.
• Shoulders are not level, because the hips are not level.
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Feeling tired or sluggish? Try my free 5 Minute Energizing Yoga Pick-me-up Video! (Link in bio!) and while you’re there join my blog (it’s free) for weekly workouts and yoga videos. ♀️ Actionjacquelyn.com
How fabulous are these leg warmers and leotard by @aloyoga?! They extended their Cyber Monday sale one more day, so go to aloyoga.com and treat yourself to some major discounts! #aloyoga#cybertuesday
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Hair by @lisasatornhair
Sunday Funday Spent my afternoon bike riding around Palos Verdes in the winter mist, I️t was awesome. How do you spend your afternoons? Check out my stories for more scenic clips, and to learn more about my 60% off Cyber Monday Sale (Link in bio)I’m having on all of my online yoga programs!
I’m wearing head-to-toe @aloyoga and they are having a Black Friday Sale! Everything in their store is 25% off, plus some clearance items up to 60% off. Alo is what I wear every single day. I love that it’s the perfect combo of high quality comfort, and edgy style! Shop on aloyoga.com