Robin Martin@robinmartinyoga

A yogi. An acro yogi. A yoga teacher. A mother of two beautiful girls. Seattle based. [email protected]

http://www.robinmartinyoga.com/

Surya yantrasana β™₯️ Also known as compass pose, this is one of my favorites for opening the shoulders, hamstrings, hips and stretching and strengthening the spine. When I teach this pose in class, we move through a series of poses to prepare the body - hamstring, hip and shoulder openers, lots of twists and lateral side body stretches. For those who have tight hamstrings or shoulders, even when significantly warmed up, this pose can be very challenging. A strap helps with both shoulder and hamstring tightness. The knee of the extended leg can be bent, no need to straighten and risk injury. Both sit bones should stay rooted down, and this can be tricky with tight shoulders and hamstrings. Sitting on a block aids tight hips and can also help with keeping both sit bones grounded. β™₯️ Wearing @aloyoga 😊 Thanks so much for capturing my compass @bonnieenglund 😘 #yoga #yogatutorial #tutorial #progress #progression #practice #practicenotperfect #progressnotperfection #challenge #yogateacher #yogastudent #igyoga #instayoga #aloyoga #beagoddess


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Seattle sunsets πŸŒ… Headed off on a new adventure tomorrow, so I’ll be missing these sunsets for a week - but excited to see some where I’m going! Adventure awaits! Wearing all the @aloyoga β™₯️ Framing the sun captured by the talented @icreatelife_ β™₯️ #yoga #sunset #dance #dancer #natarajasana #balance #breathe #getoutside #optoutside #beautiful #reflect #explore #travel #wander #aloyoga #beagoddess #yogaphotography #flexible #igyoga #igfitness #pnw #seattle #pacificnorthwest #pnwwonderland


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Perspective. β™₯️ One of my favorites in dwi pada viparita dandasana. I love how a shift in perspective can change the way we see and perceive things. It opens up the mind to new ideas. Happy Friday! Wearing the super cool β€˜caged set’ by @aloyoga β™₯️ Mad πŸ“Έ skills by @bonnieenglund 😘 #friyay #fridayfunday #backbend #openheart #yoga #stretch #flexible #aloyoga #beagoddess #fitfashion #concrete #perspective #breathe #igyoga #meditate #shapes


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So much blue. πŸ’™ I practice hollowback forearm balance a lot. For me, it’s a feel good pose. A deep heart and shoulder opener. It fires up my core and challenges my balance. However, there were only certain shapes I felt comfortable in, so those were my go-tos. I’ve been changing things up lately, playing with variations I’d avoided, admired from afar but didn’t think I had it in me to sustain them. I’m beginning to ignore the voices in my head that tell me I can’t. πŸ’™ Wearing all @aloyoga 😊 πŸ“Έ by my love. πŸ™πŸ» #yoga #strong #flexible #trust #trustyourself #journey #path #progress #growth #personalgrowth #beautiful #aloyoga #beagoddess #lakelife #pnw #pnwwonderland #pacificnorthwest


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Transformation Tuesday β™₯️ I saw this pose - modified upward facing dog foot to head (no idea what it’s called) on IG a few years back and I was inspired to try it. I recall the first few attempts - my foot was nowhere near my head and that connection seemed impossible. I decided wether or not my foot touched my head, the shape felt good in my body. So I kept doing it. And doing it. I changed my approach to the pose, learned to soften, find a deep external shoulder rotation and over time, the foot to head connection became accessible and consistent. I no longer needed the fingertips, I could connect with flat hands. It’s fun to look back and see where things started. β™₯️ Wearing @aloyoga in today’s video. 😊 #yoga #transformationtuesday #progress #progressnotperfection #progression #strong #determined #practicenotperfect #flexible #igfitness #igyoga #instayoga #aloyoga #beagoddess #inspiration #goals #stretch #progressvideo #igvideo #video


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Ah summer. πŸ’™ I’m amazed at how good my body feels after a week of travel and being completely out of my normal routine. Note to self - travel, take breaks, put your feet up from time to time. It heals the mind, body and spirit. 😊 Thanks for the photo @tateenglund πŸ™πŸ» #yoga #supyoga #sup #strong #balance #summer #sundayfunday #lakelife #breathe #pnw #bikiniyoga #healthy #healthyliving #getoutside #optoutside #travel #heal #love #pnwwonderland


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Feeling grounded. β™₯️ Probably because I’m finally back on the ground at home after 3 flights and 14 hours in the sky. 😬 Feeling tired but good - excited to get back into routine for a week, then off to the next adventure. Do I look sort of like an airplane in this shape? ✈️ Wearing the just released exclusive Sanctuary Hoodie from @aloyoga. I love the open back - perfect for warm summer nights. 😊 Thanks @tateenglund for the photo! #aloyoga #beagoddess #hoodie #fitfashion #stretch #flexible #grounded #home #breathe #igyoga #igfitness #black #grey #concrete #urban #urbanyoga


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Flying high. πŸ’™ @evi.yoga and I found the perfect spot to test our nerves lol. We started talking about fear - rational fear that’s designed to self-preserve and irrational fear. I’ve overcome a lot of anxiety inducing fear that at times has had a crippling effect on me. I’m so thankful for yoga and the impact it has had on helping me control my anxiety, spread my wings and fly. πŸ’™ No filter, this is what it looks like in Greece. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· Coordinating all the blues in @aloyoga πŸ’™Thanks for capturing this moment that I will never forget @evi.yoga 😘 #yoga #balance #fly #tittibhasana #firefly #breathe #blue #greece #greekislands #kalymnos #wander #travel #getoutside #optoutside #play #challenge #exploreyourworld #explore #aegeansea #aloyoga #beagoddess


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The perfect fit for a split. πŸ’™πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· I’m going to miss all this blue and white. And SO many beautiful doors. Thanks for the amazing day exploring more of Kalymnos and taking this pic @evi.yoga. πŸ’™ I cannot wait to come back next year for our retreat! Wearing my whitest whites by @aloyoga πŸ’™ #yoga #splits #doorway #door #stretch #strong #blue #white #greece #greekislands #kalymnos #neverwanttoleave #play #adventure #travel #exploreyourworld #explore #wander #aloyoga #beagoddess


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When in Greece...πŸ’™πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· Letting down my guard a bit in a culture where everyone seems comfortable in their own skin. Spent the earlier part of the day exploring the cliffs and sea on Kalymnos. No filter - these blues are true. πŸ’™ Wearing the brand new airbrush undies from @aloyoga - so seams, so comfy. Thanks so much for this capture on your stunning island @evi.yoga πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·πŸ™πŸ» #yoga #headsand #eagle #topless #feelingfree #balance #cliff #breathe #blue #greece #kalymnos #greekislands #wander #explore #adventure #optoutside #getoutside #aloyoga #beagoddess


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Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. β™₯️ I practice yoga for my mind first, then my body.Β #adΒ I’m really excited to partner with @johnhancockusa to share their Vitality Program. The John Hancock Vitality solution is a new kind of life insurance that incentivizes people to live healthier and longer lives through a technology-enabled wellness program that is engaging, compelling and rewarding. John Hancock is the only life insurance company in the U.S. to offer a rewards program tied to meditation and sleep. Members are given access to a free 12-month subscription to Headspace, a guided meditation app, or can choose to use one of three other meditation apps as well (Calm, Buddhify, and Breathe). Members are awarded Vitality Points for completing 10 minutes of guided meditation per day (ten points per session). I LOVE this. Yes please and thank you to a life insurance company that sees and recognizes the importance of the mind/body connection! For more information on the @johnhancockusa Vitality program with the HealthyMind benefit, click on the link in my bio. β™₯️ #rewardinglife #healthymind #yoga #mindbody #health #healthy #lifeinsurance #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #flexible #strong


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The perfect width. πŸ’™ Astypalaia is the fourth Greek island I’ve experienced on this adventure. Each island so different from the other with their own character, beauty and charm. The people are so gracious and lovely, perfectly matched with the environment. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· Photo by my girlie @evi.yoga πŸ’™ Wearing white on white by @aloyoga #yoga #adventure #explore #exploreyourworld #greece #astypalaia #greekislands #travel #aloyoga #retreat #flexible #breathe #wander #play #beagoddess #instayoga #igyoga #optoutside #getoutside


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