Andrea Sauter ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ@yogamand

๐Ÿค“ believes in Universeโ€™s intelligence
๐Ÿฅ‘ heals with healthy food
๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ finds joy through yoga
๐ŸŒ Certified KatonahYogaยฎ๏ธ teacher ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @yoga.trinity ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ

http://yogamand.com/

How to .... FriYAY. I am very pleased to be your host for week 8 of #YogiHowdYouDoThatFridays ๐Ÿ˜Ž. I got a few requests on how to do this low flying firefly. Itโ€™s a fun one and all I ask you to do is WARM UP your wrists, shoulders and of course hamstrings.
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Check the vids to watch how I got into it. The last vid shows the sideview. Use blocks under your hands to gain some height โฌ†๏ธ.
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๐Ÿ“ set yourself up for regular Firefly with a wider stance
๐Ÿ“ knees as high up at your shoulders
๐Ÿ“ place your hands outside your feet (slightly wider)
๐Ÿ“ sit down, shimmy your feet forward until they lift and balance on your hands
๐Ÿ“ straighten your legs, no need to have straight legs yet
๐Ÿ“ LEAN forward (Chaturanga arms)
๐Ÿ“ elbows stay perpendicular over wrists
๐Ÿ“ flex your feet (intensifies the whole posture), heels push forward, QUADS are on fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ
๐Ÿ“ lower down: CHEST forward
๐Ÿ“ legs will literally SLIP into your arm pits. Donโ€™t resist! This will stabilize the posture and YOU!
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Hope this helps. If you have any questions please ask and let me know how it goes ๐Ÿ˜.
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Jam will be up next Friday with our next pose. Keep sending us DMs with pose requests from our feeds ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ.
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๐Ÿค— Hosts
โ€‹@jeminajakin (๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ up next Friday)
@kamaste_
@yogaandchaigirl
@yogamand
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๐Ÿ“no sponsors, no winners, join whenever you can
๐Ÿ“We love modifications!
๐Ÿ“Whatever you do just make it your own & have fun.
๐Ÿ“If you feel any pain get out of the pose.
๐Ÿ“expect some serious OCD attack๐Ÿ™ˆ
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#firefly #tittibhasana #yoga #asana #yogatutorial #goals #KatonahYoga #katonahyogafam #katonahworldfam #SacredGeometry #HathaYoga #upyourfunction #fityourselffirst #yogaispowerful #yogaisnotaperformance #energy #getoveryourself 345afr #armbalance #armbalances #armbalancenation #armbalancelovers #ashtangayoga #flexibilitynation #flexible #yogainspo #fitover50


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Woohoo half way through. And although I am far behind the gallery ๐Ÿ™ˆ I think it is exceptional and sparkling with lots of bright shining souls that YOU are ๐Ÿคฉ. Please bear with me. I am catching up asap. Promised ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ.
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For Day 8 of of #MayYouShineBright Seon blows our mind with incredible Bow variations. I decided to take a break and laid my bow sideways (if there is a pun itโ€™s not intended). If you own the book โ€ž2001 Asanasโ€œ you will find the proper name of it on page 595 ๐Ÿ˜‰.
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Holly is up next with her BOP inspo so check in with her later tonight โœจ.
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hosts (in posting order)
@mansuz
@robinmartinyoga
@seonia
@yogaandchaigirl (up next)
@yogamand โ €
sponsors:
@aloyoga
@sandandsouldubai
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pose line up:
1. Sirsasana (Headstand) โœ”๏ธ
2. Natarajasana (Dancer) โœ”๏ธ
3. Hanumanasana (Splits) โœ”๏ธ
4. Surya Yantrasana (Compass) โœ”๏ธ
5. Uttanasana (Standing Fold) โœ”๏ธ
6. Lunge Variation โœ”๏ธ
7. Goddess โœ”๏ธ
8. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) โœ”๏ธ
9. Bird of Paradise
10. Tittibhasana (Firefly)
11. Handstand
12. Viparita Dandasana (Forearm Wheel)
13. Bakasana (Crow or Crane pose)
14. Raja Kapotasana (King Pigeon)
15. Vasisthasana (Side Plank/Wild Thing)
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#yogachallenge #horsestance #aloyoga #beagoddess 400pdo #bowpose #dhanurasana #StrongYogi #yogainspiration #Fitnessmotivation #hybridyoga #mybodymyyoga #yogapractice #strongandbendy #yogavibes #yogachallenge #hathayoga #ashtangayoga #yogalife #myyogalife #yogaeveryday #yogalove #igyoga #fitspo #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspo #yogateacher #yogisofig #fitover50


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"No yoga pic is ever wasted" ~ @mansuz
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It's Day 7 of #MayYouShineBright and Robin inspires us with her glorious goddess pose in a sculpture. No sculpture here but I finally have a chance to post a pic I have for what seems like ages.
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However, Goddess Pose or Utkata Konasana is one of the few poses I wince when it comes up in a challenge. First, I only can do this one shape. Secon, what helps me with Crow, Firefly and ShoulderPress is bugging me in all straddle shapes. These hips are not open up any further. Not. at. all. But I am grateful. I got this pic on a day I taught in Goddess Leggings ๐Ÿ˜‚.
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The lovely Seon is up next so check in with her later tonight for some bow inspo โœจ.
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hosts (in posting order)
@mansuz
@robinmartinyoga
@seonia (up next)
@yogaandchaigirl
@yogamand โ €
sponsors:
@aloyoga
@sandandsouldubai
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pose line up:
1. Sirsasana (Headstand) โœ”๏ธ
2. Natarajasana (Dancer) โœ”๏ธ
3. Hanumanasana (Splits) โœ”๏ธ
4. Surya Yantrasana (Compass) โœ”๏ธ
5. Uttanasana (Standing Fold) โœ”๏ธ
6. Lunge Variation โœ”๏ธ
7. Goddess โœ”๏ธ
8. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
9. Bird of Paradise
10. Tittibhasana (Firefly)
11. Handstand
12. Viparita Dandasana (Forearm Wheel)
13. Bakasana (Crow or Crane pose)
14. Raja Kapotasana (King Pigeon)
15. Vasisthasana (Side Plank/Wild Thing)
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#yogachallenge #horsestance #aloyoga #beagoddess 230pmi #igyoga #throwbacktuesday #throwbackwednesday #tbtthursday #yoga #pose #yogapose #strength #flexibility #fitgirls #girlswhoworkout #yogabody #yogalove #yogagirl #fitspo #yogapractice #lifestyle #fitwomen #fitover50 #50andFabulous


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Some Tuesday fun with what seems like myriads of lunge variations. Although it feels like a Monday for me ๐Ÿ˜‚. And some of you might even feel like Wednesday posting Goddess Pose already ๐Ÿคฃ. But seriously, please wait until the host of the day posted. It simply shows good manner.
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For Day 6 of #MayYouShineBright Suzie brought us an incredible deep variation for our lunge day (and I always hear "lunch day" in my head. Anyone else? ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚) and I go with this sweet hip opener adding a slight backbend .. perfect for prepping your backbend practice. Did you know that the German word Lunge means lungs? Do you think it's a coincidence that this pose is meant for opening these breathing organs for you? In Katonah Yoga the thighs are the lungs of your legs. In opening them you open your windows so you can breathe properly. And oxygen is all we need, don't we? Without breathing you die. It's as simple as that.
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Let your heart shine bright today in remembrance of all of those close to our hearts that passed way too early.
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Please check in with my sweet co-hosts for their variations. Robin is up next so check in with her later tonight for some sparkling goddess inspo.
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hosts (in posting order)
@mansuz
@robinmartinyoga (up next)
@seonia
@yogaandchaigirl
@yogamand โ €
sponsors:
@aloyoga
@sandandsouldubai
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pose line up:
1. Sirsasana (Headstand) โœ”๏ธ
2. Natarajasana (Dancer) โœ”๏ธ
3. Hanumanasana (Splits) โœ”๏ธ
4. Surya Yantrasana (Compass) โœ”๏ธ
5. Uttanasana (Standing Fold) โœ”๏ธ
6. Lunge Variation โœ”๏ธ
7. Goddess
8. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
9. Bird of Paradise
10. Tittibhasana (Firefly)
11. Handstand
12. Viparita Dandasana (Forearm Wheel)
13. Bakasana (Crow or Crane pose)
14. Raja Kapotasana (King Pigeon)
15. Vasisthasana (Side Plank/Wild Thing)
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#yogachallenge #crescentlunge #aloyoga #beagoddess 400pdi #igyoga


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As a teacher, challenges that teach sit very dear to my heart. I love that so many had progressed in a weeks time. Maybe it didnโ€™t look like it but I know many of yโ€™all felt it. Which to me is more important than the way it looks. โค๏ธโค๏ธ
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Thank you so, so much for joining us on this twisty journey. And now that you have some tools to help your twists and binds, I hope that you continue to use them to further your practice. ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“
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And now for the Winners of #mayyoutwistandbind ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
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@stronger_for_ben โฉ @liquidoactive (Dm Drea)
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@jesskrapf โฉ @toesox (Dm Drea)
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@sugarskull.hhr โฉ @yogapaws (Dm Jade)
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@annecyogagirl โฉ @liforme (Dm Drea)
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@david.bruce.usa โฉ @infinitystrap (Dm Jade)
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Your Twisty Hosts ๐ŸŒบ
@jadebellyyoga ๐ŸŒธ
@yogamand ๐ŸŒธ
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Your Twisty Sponsors ๐ŸŒบ
@infinitystrap ๐ŸŒป
@liforme ๐ŸŒป
@liquidoactive ๐ŸŒป
@toesox ๐ŸŒป
@yogapaws ๐ŸŒป
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#yogachallenge #igyogachallenge


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A fold and a twist .. if you follow me for a bit you already know that this is my absolut favourite to play with ๐Ÿคฉ.
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For Day 5 of #MayYouShineBright I invite you to explore any variation of a Forward Fold. Include a twist or not. Change angle or not. No matter what you do ... Shine your light upon this pose. Canโ€™t wait what you will come up with โœจ.
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This #twistedandmingle๐Ÿ’Ž is inspired by the ever so amazing @renny_sito โค๏ธ Hope youโ€™re all having fun and see you all in the gallery ๐Ÿ’‹
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Check in with Suzie mexr for some lunge inspo.
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hosts (in posting order)
@mansuz (up next)
@robinmartinyoga
@seonia
@yogaandchaigirl
@yogamand โ €
sponsors:
@aloyoga
@sandandsouldubai
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pose line up:
1. Sirsasana (Headstand) โœ”๏ธ
2. Natarajasana (Dancer) โœ”๏ธ
3. Hanumanasana (Splits) โœ”๏ธ
4. Surya Yantrasana (Compass) โœ”๏ธ
5. Uttanasana (Standing Fold) โœ”๏ธ
6. Lunge Variation
7. Goddess
8. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
9. Bird of Paradise
10. Tittibhasana (Firefly)
11. Handstand
12. Viparita Dandasana (Forearm Wheel)
13. Bakasana (Crow or Crane pose)
14. Raja Kapotasana (King Pigeon)
15. Vasisthasana (Side Plank/Wild Thing)
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#yogachallenge #uttanasana #forwardfold #LeagueOfExtraordinaryYogis #HappyBirthdayLXY #aloyoga #beagoddess 350amo #igyoga


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Itโ€™s the last day ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I begged the hosts to prolong this challenge, or at least a bonus day. Nada. But they said they will do another round ๐Ÿคฉ. Iโ€™m so in for another round. Whoโ€™s with me?
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Thank you, sweet hosts for this amazing challenge. The gallery is spectacular. Spending my time there has been a fountain of joy. Itโ€™s been more than just fun to have played with all the triangles ๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ”ป๐Ÿ”บ.
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Day 7 of of #TriYourAsana is #balanceangle and it reminds me of the !Narra Beetle when catching drops of water out of the fog ๐Ÿคฃ.
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Hosts:
@jadebellyyoga
@kamaste_
@stephaniekicksbutt
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Sponsors:
@byoganow
@malabella_jewels
@niyama_sports
@wildlibertydesigns โ €
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#trianglemagic #trianglelove #holycore #mybodymyyoga #yogapractice #strongandbendy #yogavibes #yogachallenge #hathayoga #ashtangayoga #yogalife #myyogalife #yogaeveryday #yogalove #igyoga #fitspo #yogainspo #yogateacher #fitover50


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Love me some hamstring poses. For Day 4 of #MayYouShineBright Holly gave us such a pretty compass pose. I totally saved it in my inspo collection ๐Ÿคฉ.
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Thought a change of perspective would do me some good ๐Ÿ˜‚. Canโ€™t wait to see what kind of compass variation you will share with us. Shine bright and lead us the way ๐Ÿ”†.
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Iโ€™m up next. Check in with me tonight for some twisty folding inspo ๐ŸŒ€.
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hosts (in posting order)
@mansuz
@robinmartinyoga
@seonia
@yogaandchaigirl
@yogamand (up next)
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sponsors:
@aloyoga
@sandandsouldubai
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pose line up:
1. Sirsasana (Headstand) โœ”๏ธ
2. Natarajasana (Dancer) โœ”๏ธ
3. Hanumanasana (Splits) โœ”๏ธ
4. Surya Yantrasana (Compass) โœ”๏ธ
5. Uttanasana (Standing Fold)
6. Lunge Variation
7. Goddess
8. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
9. Bird of Paradise
10. Tittibhasana (Firefly)
11. Handstand
12. Viparita Dandasana (Forearm Wheel)
13. Bakasana (Crow or Crane pose)
14. Raja Kapotasana (King Pigeon)
15. Vasisthasana (Side Plank/Wild Thing)
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#yogachallenge #compasspose #aloyoga #beagoddess 115pso #igyoga


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Ok, this shape is amazing and I love it โค๏ธ. Day 6 (Saturday) of of #TriYourAsana is #straddleboat โ›ต๏ธ
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Did you know ๐Ÿค“: The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where dozens of ships and airplanes have disappeared. Boats and planes have seemingly vanished from the area in good weather without even radioing distress messages. Not one of the myriad theories ever proofed that mysterious disappearances occur more frequently there than in other well-traveled sections of the ocean. In fact, people navigate the area every day without incident๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ”ป๐Ÿ”บ.
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I get lost in looking all that up. Whoโ€™s with me?
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Hosts:
@jadebellyyoga
@kamaste_
@stephaniekicksbutt
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Sponsors:
@byoganow
@malabella_jewels
@niyama_sports
@wildlibertydesigns โ €
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top by @handfulbra ๐Ÿคฉ
bottom by @yoga_democracy ๐Ÿคฉ
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#notanad #trianglemagic #trianglelove #holycore #mybodymyyoga #yogapractice #strongandbendy #yogavibes #yogachallenge #hathayoga #ashtangayoga #yogalife #myyogalife #yogaeveryday #yogalove #igyoga 842psa #fitspo #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspo #yogateacher #yogisofig #fitover50


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Today is all about exteeeeeeension in every direction. Day 3 of #MayYouShineBright is any kind of Split #MonkeyPose ๐Ÿ’ Please check out Seonโ€™s post for some awesome modifications. ๐ŸŒธ
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I added a twist to it. It helps a lot to keep the hips square. If you are up for middle splits go for it. A split is a split is a split .. and now I have to think of Banana Splits haha ๐Ÿ˜‚. Please prepare your body for backbends and warm up your hamstrings and hips. Shine bright, little monkeys ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿต.
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hosts (in posting order)
@mansuz
@robinmartinyoga
@seonia
@yogaandchaigirl (up next)
@yogamand
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sponsors:
@aloyoga
@sandandsouldubai
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pose line up:
1. Sirsasana (Headstand) โœ”๏ธ
2. Natarajasana (Dancer) โœ”๏ธ
3. Hanumanasana (Splits) โœ”๏ธ
4. Surya Yantrasana (Compass)
5. Uttanasana (Standing Fold)
6. Lunge Variation
7. Goddess
8. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
9. Bird of Paradise
10. Tittibhasana (Firefly)
11. Handstand
12. Viparita Dandasana (Forearm Wheel)
13. Bakasana (Crow or Crane pose)
14. Raja Kapotasana (King Pigeon)
15. Vasisthasana (Side Plank/Wild Thing)
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#yogachallenge #hanumanasana #splitspose #aloyoga #beagoddess 440psa #igyoga


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You can tell that I am obsessed with this challenge ๐Ÿคฉ. This is my third (and last) post today. My third. I havenโ€™t posted that many pics in one day in eons ๐Ÿ˜‚. Iโ€™m sorry not sorry but I couldnโ€™t wait until tomorrow.
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Day 5 (Friday) of #TriYourAsana is #kneeyourdog inspired by @jadebellyyoga โค๏ธ
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Triangle Fact: Any other shape is less stable. Rectangles become parallelograms. The absolutely strongest angle is an equilateral triangle with three 60 degree angles ๐Ÿค“.
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If youโ€™ve ever been to a Katonah Yoga class you will most likely hear the instruction โ€žcome into Down Dog, which is a 60ยฐ triangleโ€œ. ๐Ÿค—.
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Have yโ€™all a great Friday night. Itโ€™s time for me to hit the hay. Gโ€™nite IG ๐Ÿ’‹
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Hosts:
@jadebellyyoga
@kamaste_
@stephaniekicksbutt
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Sponsors:
@byoganow
@malabella_jewels
@niyama_sports
@wildlibertydesigns โ €
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outfit by @moonchildyogawear ๐Ÿคฉ
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#trianglemagic #trianglelove #makingshapes #entspannungmusssein 1130pfr #germany #fitnessaddiction #fitfamgermany #fitspo #yogagermany #yogagirl #exploremore #entspannungmussein #explore #watercolor #iamadaptive #imoveme #yogateacher #yogisofig #fitover50


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What a lovely first day we had. It was so nice to see all the different variations of a headstand ๐ŸŒธ
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Day 2 of #MayYouShineBright is #DancerPose #Natarajasana brought to us by the lovely Robin ๐ŸŒธ
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I decided to use a chair and simply call it a lazy dancer ๐Ÿ˜‚. A chair always reminds me of Flashdance and I just hope it makes me shine a bit brighter. Choose any variation with or without a chair, a strap, wide open, low or high up and shine bright ๐ŸŒŸ
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hosts (in posting order)
@mansuz
@robinmartinyoga
@seonia
@yogaandchaigirl
@yogamand
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sponsors:
@aloyoga
@sandandsouldubai
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pose line up:
1. Sirsasana (Headstand) โœ”๏ธ
2. Natarajasana (Dancer) โœ”๏ธ
3. Hanumanasana (Splits)
4. Surya Yantrasana (Compass)
5. Uttanasana (Standing Fold)
6. Lunge Variation
7. Goddess
8. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
9. Bird of Paradise
10. Tittibhasana (Firefly)
11. Handstand
12. Viparita Dandasana (Forearm Wheel)
13. Bakasana (Crow or Crane pose)
14. Raja Kapotasana (King Pigeon)
15. Vasisthasana (Side Plank/Wild Thing)
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#chairyoga #mybodymyyoga #standingpose #yogapractice #strongandbendy #yogavibes #yogachallenge #hathayoga #ashtangayoga #yogalife #myyogalife #flexibility #flexible #yogaeveryday #yogalove #igyoga #fitgirl #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspo


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