Robin Martin@robinmartinyoga

A yogi. An acro yogi. A yoga teacher. A mother of two beautiful girls. Seattle based. Greece πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· retreat Sept 24-Oct 1, β€˜19 robinmargomartin@gmail.com

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Robin Martin

Raja Natarajasana prep β™₯️ I posted king dancer yesterday and had some questions about preparation poses which got me thinking about not long ago when I posted a similar prep for a different dancer variation. There are so many ways to warm up the body for king dancer. Opening hip flexors, hamstrings and shoulders is key, as well as getting the spine moving in all directions to prepare for the backbend. Ever since my friend @jesannayoga showed me this strap technique, I’ve been loving it. I can choose how deep I want to stretch by how tight I adjust the strap. Instead of wrapping the strap around my ankle and trying to balance while opening my shoulders, I take my prayer hands to the back of my neck and press my elbows against the post, opening my shoulders in the same way I would with a strap or grabbing my foot. β™₯️ Happy Sunday! Wearing my favorite combo of @aloyoga and @toesox 😊 #yoga #yogatutorial #tutorial #balance #stretch #breathe #practicenotperfection #dance #dancer #natarajasana #splits #progressnotperfection #yogateacher #yogastudent #yogapracticenotyogaperfect #goals #aloyoga #beagoddess #legwarmers


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Feeling like I’m in a painting. πŸ’ž Playing catch up for @ALOover40 - our final day (day 12) was a pose of choice or a favorite pose. Raja natarajasana (or any variation of dancer) is absolutely at the top of my β€˜favorites’ list when it comes to poses. It embodies grace, balance, awareness, focus, flexibility and strength. This is definitely one of my go-to poses. πŸ’ž Thank you so much for this Central Park in winter magical capture @dianadaviscreative πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ» Big love to the challenge crew and sponsors - @murdoc305 @kristopherpace @lightfulyogini @lottasebzdayoga and @aloyoga @alo.moves πŸ’ž #yoga #yogachallenge #challenge #centralpark #publicyoga #nyc #newyorkcity #urbanyoga #bowbridge #natarajasana #reflection #balance #flexible #dance #asana #namaste #aloyoga #beagoddess


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#Thisshirtsaveslives β™₯️ I’m so honored to wear this t-shirt and support @stjude in the fight against childhood cancer. Please join me in the movement and get your shirt here: thisshirtsaveslives.org β™₯️ Thanks so much for this capture @peacelovelight22 😘 πŸ™πŸ» #endchildhoodcancer #fuckcancer #findacure #stjude #yoga #flexible #strong #fitmom #support #strongertogether


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All lit up like a firefly. β™₯️ Still playing catch up for #ALOver40, so my favorite will be unveiled tomorrow πŸ˜‰ Tittibhasana is such a fun arm balance and one I love to teach in my classes. It’s accessible and the exit strategy isn’t a scary one lol! This challenge has been an absolute blast and I have so much appreciation for my 40+ badass co-hosts, our generous sponsors and everyone who participated! @kristopherpace @lottasebzdayoga @lightfulyogini @murdoc305 and @aloyoga @alo.moves β™₯️ Thanks for capturing this moment and your patience with my technical challenges @jesannayoga 😘 #yoga #yogachallenge #challenge #balance #firefly #festive #holidaylights #festiveyoga #fun #play #glow #breathe #aloyoga #beagiddess #flexible #fitmom


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Crocodile 🐊β™₯️ Today is day 11 of #ALOver40 and the pose is croc or peacock brought to us by @murdoc305. I’ve been playing with this pose for a number of years now, so finding stability on one arm is doable, but never a long hold. It’s such a precarious balance - and when you find it, a feeling of lightness comes with it. β™₯️ Check out the rest of the crew - @lightfulyogini @kristopherpace and @lottasebzdayoga to see what they are up to! Big thanks to our sponsors @aloyoga @alo.moves πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ» @jesannayoga - thank you for understanding my vision for this shot and capturing the moment 😘β™₯️ #sonyalpha #aloyoga #beagoddess #balance #croc #breathe #urbanyoga #yogachallenge #challenge #fitmom #igyoga #igfitness #yogaphotography #asana #namaste


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Getting out of the cold. β™₯️ Pincha mayurasana variation for day 5 (I’m all over the place playing catch up!) of #ALOver40 brought to us by @lottasebzdayoga β™₯️ Pincha is one of my favorite arm balances and I love so many different variations. This hollowback version is my current go-to. It took my a while to understand the biomechanics of the shape. Open shoulders and a lot of core engagement are key. β™₯️ Thanks to the rest of the crew - @lightfulyogini @murdoc305 @kristopherpace and sponsors @aloyoga @alo.moves πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ» @nicolewildcollective doing her thing behind the lens. 😘 Wearing @aloyoga and warmers by @toesox β™₯️ #yoga #hollowback #pincha #pinchamayurasana #balance #challenge #yogachallenge #studio #yogaphotography #breathe #aloyoga #beagoddess #asana #namaste


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Playing catch up for #ALOver40! Back to day 2 with eka pada koundinyasana (a) or the twisted scissors arm balance 😊 Posing in public places is always entertaining. Crowds are very enthusiastic and supportive and sometimes even join in. In Central Park in NYC, nothing is unusual - so we fit right in. 😊 Big love to the rest of my 40+ crew - @lightfulyogini @lottasebzdayoga @kristopherpace @murdoc305 and sponsors @aloyoga @alo.moves πŸ’ž Photo by the talented @dianadaviscreativeπŸ’—πŸ™πŸ» #yoga #yogachallenge #challnege #publicyoga #cityyoga #balance #breathe #nyc #newyorkcity #centralpark #winteryoga #yogaphotography #strong #fitchicks #asana #namaste #aloyoga #beagoddess


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Freedom Tower dancer β™₯️ NYC skyline views for days. Cold and clear, and almost pleasant without the wind chill factor β„οΈπŸ˜‚ Huge thanks to @nathanrosephotography for capturing this moment and to @riva_g_ for putting it all together. So many belly laughs. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ Staying cozy in this exclusive cloud velvet puffer just launched today by @aloyoga. The softest, coziest jacket ever! #aloyoga #exclusive #beagoddess #balance #dance #dancer #breathe #friendship #fun #cold #winter #nyc #newyorkcity #freedomtower #urbanyoga #yogaphotography


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L-sittin’ for day 7 of #ALOver40! β™₯️ This pose will strength the core, arms and legs, with an emphasis on the hip flexors. I approach an L-sit by placing my hands in between my hips and my knees, rounding my spine (think bakasana) to lower my torso closer to the ground. I push through my hands and arms, first lifting my seat, then lifting my legs. One leg at a time is more accessible if this shape is new to you. Also, blocks under hands is a great modification. Swipe left to see a modification example and an L-sit from the floor. β™₯️ Check out the rest of the hosts - @lottasebzdayoga @lightfulyogini @kristopherpace @murdoc305 β™₯️ Big thanks to our sponsors @aloyoga @alo.moves πŸ™πŸ» The bridge photo was shot by the talented @thepaulgarrett πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ» #yoga #yogachallenge #challenge #lsit #strong #over40 #fitchicks #yogaphotography #playalong #fun #getoutside #optoutside #balance #breathe #asana #aloyoga #beagoddess #namaste


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Subway hollowback β™₯️ Today is day 6 of #ALOver40 and our pose is hollowback, brought to us by @kristopherpace. I chose this supported version in the Times Square subway this morning. Holding the pose while the train was flying by was an experience! Huge thanks to @nicolewildcollective for capturing this moment. β™₯️ Check out what the rest of the crew is up to - @lottasebzdayoga @lightfulyogini and @murdoc305 😊 Don’t forget to tag us and our sponsors @aloyoga and @alo.moves in your posts. β™₯️ #yoga #hollowback #subway #nyc #newyorkcity #iloveny #publicyoga #handsanitizer #flexible #yogachallenge #challenge #fun #play #getoutofyourcomfortzone #yogaphotography


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Playing catch up for #ALOver40! Handstand was day three, so why not represent the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s? Huge thanks to @nicolewildcollective and @hayleenymanyoga for this trio of balance in Central Park. πŸ’— Photo credit to the talented @dianadaviscreative πŸ’— We are all wearing @aloyoga - also the sponsor of the challenge. 😊 Big thanks to the rest of the crew - @lottasebzdayoga @kristopherpace @lightfulyogini @murdoc305 and @alo.moves πŸ’—πŸ™πŸ» #handstand #balance #centralpark #nyc #urbanyoga #yoga #yogachallenge #challenge #getoutside #optoutside #play #fun #laugh #love #asana #namaste


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Tomorrow is day 4 of #ALOver40! *YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE OVER 40 TO JOIN!* 😊 The pose is Urdhva Dhanurasa or wheel pose! ❀️ This deep heart opener stretches the chest and lungs, the front of the hips, opens the shoulders and strengthens the arms, wrists, legs, abs and spine. A few simple tips on entering the pose safely - 1. Begin lying on your back, feet hip with distance with feet as close to your seat as possible. 2. Place hands, palms down, on either side of the head, fingers spread wide pointing toward the shoulders. 3. Root down through your inner feet. Keeping feet and thighs parallel, begin to press through the feet to lift the hips. Contract your quadriceps and hamstrings, avoid a deep contraction of the glutes (release your butt! 😜). 4. With fingers spread wide, press through the palms to gently lift to the crown of the head. Integrate shoulder blades onto back ribs. 5. Press through both hands and feet and exhale to lift your head off of the floor. Work the arms straight, open through the front body. Inwardly rotate the thighs slightly, reach the tailbone long and again - don't squeeze your butt! Most importantly, don't forget to breathe! Bridge pose is an excellent alternative if wheel pose isn't in your practice at this time. πŸ’— Photo captured by @nicolewildcollective πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ» Be sure to follow and tag all hosts/sponsors:

Hosts (not in order of age!) @robinmartinyoga
@kristopherpace
@murdoc305
@lightfulyogini
@lottasebzdayoga
Sponsors: @aloyoga @alo.moves
#yoga #yogachallenge #wheel #wheelpose #fall #fallvibes #autumn #yellow #urdhvadhanurasana #flexible #strong #aloyoga #alo.moves #yogaover40 #beagoddess #asana #namaste


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