Some chaturanga variations 🙏🏽 Tag someone who might find this helpful! 💕
From @deandreyoga ~ "Just so that we’re all doing chaturanga without destroying our shoulders, I made this little video for you guys. Remember that dropping your knees is better than a messed up rotator cuff. Also, lowering down with your lower back caved and your arms flailing isn’t making you stronger. If you want to get strong, start with your knees down." -- @deandreyoga
"Put a smile on your face." Love this. Tag an awesome teacher! 💕 ✨ Via @paigeelenson and @africayogaproject ✨ "Good teachers possess a capacity for connectedness. They are able to weave a complex web of connections among themselves, their subjects, and their students so that students can learn to weave a world for themselves." ~ Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
How To Use A Wall To Learn How To Press To Handstand 👌🏽 A good tutorial to save for those who want to learn how to press to handstand. As always, please be patient and gentle with yourself 👌🏽 From @catbradleyyoga ~ Tag someone who might find this useful! 💕 "Ok we all know my love of the wall and I have no idea why learning to press at the wall gets up people's nerves so much but all the more reason to keep doing it eh😜 It's been taught in gymnastics this way for donkeys years so if it's good enough for them then that's good enough for me!
There is a beginner and a more advanced way to do this, I've numbered them 1 & 2 in the pic. The subtle difference is the beginner version let's the upper back rest against the wall and advanced just crown of head. Here are some cues that work for me.
1. Beginner version - - turn hands outwards slightly if you need it. - set up the shoulders the same way you would die handstand (see previous posts) - have your hands approx a hands distance from the wall. But play with the distance as it will depend on the length and flexibility of your back and legs. - keep them shoulder width apart but you know what slightly wider while learning can be a little easier but don't tell anyone I said that cos I would be hung in the alignment court 😉 - round upper back and gently press back of head and upper back against wall. - come right up to tippy toes - lean into the wall and lift hips - legs relaxed, they'll spring up with your hips so forget about what they're doing. - legs are slightly wider than hands and about a foot behind my hands. (Again this will depend on your flexibility, play with it) - slowly roll hips up and imagine you're trying to twerk, stick the butt out as you go up. - Inhale to prepare and exhale to go up. 2 Advanced version- - all of the above except top of head pressing gently into the wall. You may need to adjust hand distance here too."
Love front splits? Tag a friend who loves those splits! 💕 And always always, be gentle and patient with yourself. 💕From @everydayvky ~ . Video is sped up 4x! This is a slow and controlled movement! Slowwwww it downnn 😄 A flexibility and strength challenge for #frontsplits loving people! 🤸♀️Be sure to warm up your hamstrings and that they’re nice and open before starting! . Bend forward at your hips to bring your head to your shin. Maintain contact as you control your descent down by engaging your legs and arms into a front split. Breathe and enjoy the stretch! When you’re ready fire up your inner thighs, squeeze them tight and use your arms and back strength to help lift you up and out of the split. Repeat again with the opposite leg
Tag someone who would find this daily yoga routine helpful! 💕 🙏🏽From @ania_75 ~ Tutorial Tuesday: these are 9 yoga poses you should do every day to feel great and stay healthy: • standing side bend • cow • cat • downward facing dog • upward facing dog • high Lunge • pigeon pose • garland pose • reclined spinal twist
I would recommend to make this daily yoga routine in the morning for 10-15 min. You will soon feel the difference!
These gentle but effective neck stretches feel great! 👌🏽 Tag someone who might find these stretches helpful 💕💕 🙏🏽 From @sakshiguptayoga ~
Today we are doing some neck and shoulder stretches to relieve some tension there. I am showing you my usual neck stretching routine here. If you have had a neck injury or some major neck problem, it's always a good idea to check in with your doc before trying anything.
Try to hold each stretch for 5-10 breaths and remember to do both sides.