Be A Stretchy Babe@actionjacquelyn

I help you @getstretchy - less pain, more flexibility
💃🏼Former Laker Girl
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📲Yoga & fitness workouts for busy gals👇🏼

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Be A Stretchy Babe

Connect and @getstretchy with your body, mind and soul first thing in the morning ☀️ - instead of your phone! Tag your yoga buddy!!
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Benefits to stretching first thing in the morning:
✅ grounded
✅ open & receptive
✅ positive state of mind
✅ less pain/tension
✅ less injuries
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Here’s how you do it:
• Step feet outside of your shoulders
• take a deep breathe in, and then
• Tuck chin to your chest and begin to roll down as you exhale
• continue to slowly roll down one vertebrae at a time, moving on the exhales
• SPINE RELEASE: option to grab opposite shoulders, and slightly bend your knees - let your lower back lengthen and release (this feels so good)
• ADD A TWIST: place one hand down and the other to the Sky, keeping hips still
• slowly roll up
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Practice with me online everyday with my new Fitness & Yoga Membership 👉🏼 https://www.actionjacquelyn.com/app .
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. @getstretchy #stretchybabe #stretchyfit #stretchysquad


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Me: I’m going to bed early tonight.
My brain at 2am:
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Comment below if you can relate 🤪... Watch till end for my massive blooper 🤦🏼‍♀️...
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Here’s what you can do if you find yourself wired at 2am...
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Don’t try to “quiet” your brain, you’ll never do that and instead you’ll fight against yourself and get even MORE wired.
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Instead, take your attention and focus it on your breath in this simple breathing meditation to tap into your parasympathetic nervous system (the “rest and digest” state of being) so you can naturally relax your mind and body and easily fall asleep:
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Square Breathing Meditation to Relax:
1. Laying down flat in your bed, without a pillow, with palms facing up by your side.
2. Close your eyes, roll your eyes up and in to your third eye, in between your eyebrows.
3. Inhale for 4 counts
4. Suspend your breathe for 4 counts
5. Exhale for 4 counts
6. Suspend your breathe for 4 counts
7. Inhale for 4 counts
8. Repeat this sequence for a minimum of 5 minutes, and keep doing it until you fall asleep 😴 ..
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Gentle Yoga Flow For TIGHT HIPS - with modifications 🙌🏽 SWIPE RIGHT for all 8 poses!! @getstretchy 🧘🏼‍♀️.
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Yesterday’s hip opening IG post was SUPER popular and so many of you asked me for more, so now here is an entire yoga stretching flow for you to do to open up your hip joints. The two poses at the end will help strengthen your hips which will surprisingly help OPEN your hips.
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But first, help a friend out and Tag a friend who is tight and you might have heard them say once or twice “I really need to start going to yoga and stretching!” - yes tag that person!! 🤗..
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Gentle Yoga Flow for Tight Hip Sequence:
1️⃣ Kneeling Hip Circles
2️⃣ Internal Hip Stretch
3️⃣ Butterfly
4️⃣ Downdog Circles
5️⃣ Pigeon
6️⃣ Modified Pigeon
7️⃣ Isometric Holds
8️⃣ Tree Pose
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Practice with me DAILY on my new Yoga App! 📲🧘🏼‍♀️ www.actionjacquelyn.com/app .
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TIGHT HIPS?? - this video has 2 effective ways to @getstretchy in your external hip openers 🙌🏽 so good if you sit all day! Tag a friend with tight hips! 🧘🏼‍♀️..
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I get so many messages saying you’re afraid to do yoga because they want to make sure that if they did do it that they would see the results they’re looking for?
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Yes, stretching, moving and breathing are REALLY good for healing your body. Your body is ALWYAS trying to heal itself - WHEN YOU GIVE IT A CHANCE TO.
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Create an environment (movement, food, meditation) that doesn’t block healing, rejuvenating, relaxing, flowing, ease... ..
That also might mean that you get to let go of control..
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Let your body and nature take over and you sit back for a bit..
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Take a few deep breathes...
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Tune into your body, tap into your soul, turn on your intuition...
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Surrender to the experience of the experience of being in your body.. let go of the work...
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❓What would your life look like if you let go of control, allowed love in, allowed healing in, let go of fear, let go of your stories and past experiences, and surrendered to the abundance of the present moment, and let your body and mind truly heal... comment below now and let the world know!
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READ how to correctly activate your core... and if you like to help people then TAG 🏷 your yoga buddy!!
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Don’t just mindlessly move through these exercises... if you start to feel your hips popping slow it waaaayyyy down and do the following:
- inhale, and on your exhale press your belly button down into your spine
- feel your low back press into the floor
- move as slowly as you can (this video is sped up 2x)
- breathe deeply through your nose while you move
- use Mula Bande (root lock) to activate correct ab and pelvic muscles & eliminate hip clicking.
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Here are the 3 exercises:
1. Knee to Elbow Taps
2. Extend Leg to knee/elbow Tap
3. Tabletop Twists
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Questions? Leave them below!
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Practice with me online everyday with my new Fitness & Yoga Membership 👉🏼 https://www.actionjacquelyn.com/app .
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. @getstretchy #stretchybabe #stretchyfit #stretchysquad


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Tight hamstrings?? 😩 Tag a tight friend!
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Try this one here in my tutorial, and I’ve got 5 more hamstring stretches for you! Click link in my bio for a beginner hamstring stretch video on my YouTube channel 🎥.
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They are my BEST 5 effective hamstring stretches, equipped with modifications 😋 go check it out right now 🤗🧘🏼‍♀️...
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Link: https://youtu.be/r706C_6A31g
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@getstretchy #getstretchy | outfit by @aloyoga | ActionJacquelyn.com


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Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, my rock, my support, my greatest teacher and biggest inspiration.
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My mother is originally from a town outside of Mexico City, and immigrated here as a child. My love of Latin music, dancing, and cooking definitely came from her! (I got my blonde hair from my dad!)
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She also taught me to persevere, never give up, live life with integrity, love my life, honor life, and go after my dreams - and have fun doing it all. I am who I am today because of the foundation of love and support I received from my parents growing up and I’m so grateful to be their daughter.
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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms today, who birth and nurture and love so hard everyday, never expecting anything in return. ❤️ #happymothersday


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6 EASY POST-TRAVEL @getstretchy Routine 🙌🏽 Watch till the end for my favorite for reducing swelling, inflammation and possibly back pain.
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I’ve taken 8 plane rides in the last 3 weeks, and i have another 3 to go home - I definitely need to take care of my body and keep moving between and during flights, here are a few stretches I’ve been doing at airports and hotel rooms...
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STRETCH ROUTINE...
1. Wide leg forward fold
2. Wide Leg Side lunge stretch
3. Wide leg twist
4. Surfers lunge back and forth
5. Seated twist
6. Reclined shoulder stand on block (or use a folded pillow or blanket instead)
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My hope with all of my tutorials is that you begin to learn YOUR body, you learn how YOUR body moves, and what YOUR body needs. My tutorials are simply starting points for you to awaken your consciousness, dig deeper, and inquire WHY your body feels and moves the way it does. As soon as you feel pain please don’t just get a massage and hope it goes away. Inquire, move, investigate, and create a daily stretching and workout routine for yourself - use one of my tutorials, download my app, or take a yoga class somewhere!
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Practice with me online everyday with my new Fitness & Yoga Membership 👉🏼 https://www.actionjacquelyn.com/app .
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Thank you @bendebyron for the classes! 🙏🏼 #stretchybabe #stretchyfit #stretchysquad


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Who are you?
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What do you identify yourself as?
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Do you identify yourself as healthy?
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Do you identify yourself as unhealthy?
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If you claim unhealthy, then do you find it difficult to stick to health routines?
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Let me explain why...
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💥YOU WILL NEVER OUTPERFORM YOUR IDENTITY 💥.
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Meaning if you identity yourself as unhealthy, then every action you take throughout your day will support your “unhealthy” identity.
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If you identity yourself as “healthy”, then every action you take throughout your life will support your identity of being healthy.
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Having an unhealthy or healthy identity is a CHOICE.
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Decided only by YOU.
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What will you choose?
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Comment below and let me know...
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🎥 @raleighnorton ..
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🚨 THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT POSTURE, I repeat... There’s no such thing as perfect posture 🚨 ..
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Think about this 💭🤔 ....
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⚡️POSTURE IS a sum of YOUR habits... meaning the positions that you’ve been putting your body in since you were born is going to dictate the posture of YOUR body.
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Here’s a BIG MISCONCEPTION 🙅🏼‍♀️: Holding a perfect upright position is not what to strive for, because holding that perfect posture for too long will cause you to fatigue and hurt - meaning your body needs to MOVE..
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Here are some ideas to keep your day dynamic AND improve your posture:
* Do this little duck walk in this video
* switch from sit to stand, stand to sit every hour
* taking a 5-10 min stretching breaks
* calf raises for 2 minutes
* Take the stairs..
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A little something for YOUR body every single day is how you’ll get BETTER posture.
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Do a little something for YOUR body everyday.
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Don’t reach for perfection, it doesn’t exist and it’s a trap (trust me I’ve fallen into that trap too many times 🙋🏼‍♀️).
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You can get Stretchy with me online now 👉🏼 https://www.actionjacquelyn.com/app .
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@getstretchy #stretchybabe #stretchyfit #stretchysquad


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💥 BEST trick for nailing your CROW POSE 💥 Are you working on Crow Pose? If so, what’s been your biggest struggle, comment and let me know! And tag your yoga buddy!
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Ready for the tip that changed how I did this pose forever?
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Alrighty it’s really simple... Place your knees in your armpits!! That’s it! Trust me this pose can be that simple. Use the block to feel it your first few times and then you won’t need it.
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A few more tips... grip the floor with your knuckles, pull heels to butt, hug elbows together, and pull pelvic floor up (kegals for women, and I’ve heard walking into cold water for men 🙄🤷🏼‍♀️), scroll back to my last tutorial for a way to strengthen your arms that will help your Crow a lot too...
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Please don’t let your elbows go super wide and let your butt hang down 🙅🏼‍♀️ you’re not going to get anywhere with heavy dead weight on your arms... lift from the inside and hug everything to midline to create even more lift!! .
Did you find this helpful? Comment if you did, don’t forget to tag your yoga buddy 👯‍♀️!!
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Practice with me online everyday with my new Fitness & Yoga Membership 👉🏼 https://www.actionjacquelyn.com/app .
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. @getstretchy #stretchybabe #stretchyfit #stretchysquad


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@getstretchy on the GREAT WALL OF CHINA 🇨🇳 ~ a masterpiece... (Swipe right for all the photos!)... it was incredible to be on the wall and hear 10 different languages being spoken within earshot around me. It reminded me that we’re all connected and all love the beauty of masterpieces..
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Mastery is a word I’m focusing on now, because it implies patience, failure, wins, determination, vision, discipline, and longevity. Anytime something doesn’t go right for me the first time I try, instead of giving up - which I want to do - I remember that mastery or success takes time, belief, and that’s ok...
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Do you have mastery in your life? Do you persevere as long as you can? Do you invest in yourself and your vision and believe it’s possible for you? ..
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Never give up and always preserver. Begin with the end in mind, visualize your vision everyday, and believe that it is possible for you. Ride the high points gracefully and don’t attach to low points. You’re so worthy of life that’s everything you’ve ever wanted..
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This trip was as epic as the photos and IG stories make it seem. What you didn’t see was the work, effort, perseverance, the determination by everyone in the group to create a week in China full of curiosity, appreciation, and discovery. There was absolutely no complaining. Whose got time for that?! I love being around people who are full of life and curiosity and positivity and possibility and that’s who @prouduct was. So grateful for you. My favorite parts were karaoke 🎤 , visiting the yoga mat factory, Great Wall, all the heartfelt convos in the hours and hours of driving and flying, when @tfnmagre said MADE IN ITALY with a French accent 😂, Charades in the car, doing yoga in Chinese (@richie_norton it wasn’t hot yoga it was just yoga with the windows open in a hot city), the Waldorf hotel, speaking Chinese, “1-2-3 smell! 😁📷”, 3 for 10, and so so so much more. 🇨🇳 #grateful #china ..
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All photos by @raleighnorton


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