patrick beach@patrickbeach

creator of @awakeningyogaacademy
owner @communeyoga seattle now open😊✌🏼
for all workshops and teacher trainings! πŸ”½

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patrick beach

if you are working on your crow pose or eka pada bakasana check this out!

learning these toe taps will help you build the strength to add more stability and transitions into your arm balances.

i love these kinds of little pieces that you can add into your asana practice that make such a big difference without disrupting the flow or posture too drastically. sneak a few in on each side next time you practice bakasana and see how it feels!

#yogapose #armbalance #yogatutorial


patrick beach

if you are looking to build more functional core strength practice your L Sits this way instead of just focussing on floating off the floor! make sure to click through to watch the full video ✊🏼 practicing this way will help you generate more power and create better patterning for active compression in the body, essentially you will build more strength faster! give this a try and let me know how it goes βœŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ #yogapractice #corestrength #yogatutorial


patrick beach

here are 3 things that will help you improve your handstand quickly and you can add this stuff into your practice with ease! if you are looking to make progress going upside down trust me on this one, give it a go and let me know what works for you βœŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ


patrick beach

and we’re all back together again!! @carlingnicole 😍😍 #lovers


patrick beach

if you are working on arm balances check this out! here is a quick clip from one of my workshops this weekend in paris at @warriorflowyoga talking about playing your proportions and creating windows for the transitions.

a huge mistake i often see people make when working on the transition from from astavakrasana to eka pada koundinyasa 2 is forgetting that this movement requires both bent and straight arm work. in order to shift the leg back and forth in this you need to create a window for the foot and shin to float through. if the arms stay bent there is nowhere to go!

also i make sound effects all the time when i teach and practice πŸ˜‚

thanks for recording @atha.yogacoach πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ #yogateacher #teachyoga #armbalance #yogapose #yogalife


patrick beach

do you ever practice, move, run, or play around outside? spring is here and summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get outside! one of the things i am so grateful for when traveling is the opportunity to hang out in all the beautiful parks when the weather cooperates. most of my personal practice time is indoors and in tiny spaces (like my last post) all this space gives me a true sense of freedom! wherever you are have an amazing day πŸ˜ŠβœŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ wearing @aloyoga

#handstand #handstandpractice #yogaoutside #handstandpress #yogaparis


patrick beach

paris it feels good to be back in your magical city! excited to explore around and teach this weekend πŸ˜ŠβœŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ


patrick beach

please remember that nothing is perfect and that is ok!

this video is pretty typical for me in a hotel room or airbnb. finding a tiny space in between the bed and some random piece of furniture - working on a specific movement that happens to fit in that specific space, accidentally kicking things along the way, and only getting through part of my intended sequence before cramping πŸ˜‚ times like these are interesting to me because the work ends up being so honed in on one or two specific things so i end up learning a lot about where i’m really at.

it gives me the opportunity to really ask myself, am i doing the work i believe i’m doing and if so is it actually going according to plan? options are amazing but they can also be distracting. there is a growth that comes with limiting your scope to hone in on what is important right now βœŒπŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ #handstand #yogaflow #homeyoga #yogapose #yogi


patrick beach

love you the most future baby mama, excited to see how much you’ve both grown in a week 😍😍 #lovers #yogateachers


patrick beach

it’s windy on top of athens, london see you soon!


patrick beach

i was recently asked in an interview why we have different variations of sun salutations in @awakeningyogaacademy instead of the classical salutations that are commonly taught. while we still honor and practice those i wanted the foundations of our practice to be more accessible and functional. one of the key ideas behind this system of asana is a practice that meets you where you are. as shown here i am practicing a quite involved form of our sun salutation a, but the beauty of this sequence is it actually requires none of this extra work. stepping the feet to the outside of the hands is our first journey into active squat which helps with increasing active hip mobility and shoulder stability as a student learns to take weight into the hands moving forward. our active squat position helps train the muscles of the legs to wake up and support the body as the main movers of our physical form. with the legs wide it also helps with the journey back to chaturanga. regardless if you are stepping, jumping, or floating having the arms bent in the first place (when the hands land on the floor) allows this movement to be easier to control and pattern into the body properly. practicing yoga just like life is all about patterning, you are what you do everyday. creating good movement patterns is much easier than changing poor ones. it is hard for anyone to break bad habits regardless of the activity, i believe it is essential to anyone’s process to truly understand where they are so they can route to where they want to go next with greater ease. this sequence is the first part of that journey to a strong foundation you can rely upon in our practice πŸ™πŸΌβœŒπŸΌ #sunsalutation #yogavideo #yogapose #yogaflow #yogaasana


patrick beach

10 presses i do everyday! are you working on any of these? if so which are your favorites?! πŸ€ΈπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸ½β€β™€οΈ #handstand #handstands #handstandpress