Emilie Hallgard@gingerem_yoga

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช39 y/o | yogini | mom | coffee | design

I kicked over!! โœจ I know there is a slight downhill here but Iโ€™m gonna count this as success anyway ๐Ÿ˜„ First time I did it Max messed up the filming but I managed to do it three more times ๐Ÿ˜Š I ran 7 k and then rewarded myself with some kickover practice on the lawn ๐Ÿ˜„ I spent some time opening up my shoulders and that might have done the trick! Itโ€™s almost silly how happy this made me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


Another first time! It has felt totally impossible pressing with one leg in half lotus, but practice makes progress and today it worked for the first time, at least on one side. My โ€œother good sideโ€ was still pretty heavy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜… I gave the ashtanga second series another try today, didnโ€™t manage the whole of it, but Iโ€™m thinking Iโ€™ll just take it bit by bit until I can do it all. There is no rush, Iโ€™d rather feel every asana with integrity and focus than rush through it. At least it felt a whole lot better today so I got my hopes up! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป


Wobble wobble ๐Ÿ˜‚ First time I tried this I made it straight away, but it was obvious a fluke, since it never happened again ๐Ÿ˜† Until today! And now I say the fantastic Xenia @yogasouthcrete do the exact same thing, but a bit better! Funny how two minds can work alike! โค๏ธ Time again for that sunset swim ๐ŸŒ… Summer in Sweden this year! โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ #funkypincha #funkyforearmstand #pinchapress


Today my awe for my ashtanga friends grew even bigger. I tried the ashtanga secondary series and oh my, it was a challenge ๐Ÿ˜… I did not make it, I mean there were so many asanas and transitions I couldnโ€™t do, and I have to say that whatโ€™s considered โ€œintermediate โ€œ in the ashtanga world is considered pretty much super advanced to the rest of us ๐Ÿ˜‚ But I really liked it and I wasnโ€™t expecting to just ease through it and it feels great to have a lot to work on. Getting both feet behind my neck for example... ๐Ÿ™ƒ
Well, I finished it off with some #hollowback work in #pincha because I was so inspired by @_yogajenny_ yesterday! Pushed it a bit too far in the end and almost crashed ๐Ÿคฃ Now Iโ€™m just about to go for a sunset swim โค๏ธ


I was going to post something for #forearmfriday today but then for some reason I started practicing lowering down from #handstand to #ekapadakoundinyasana2 and for the first time I did it!! I know it looks like my foot is touching the floor but if I havenโ€™t lost all ability to feel with my foot it didnโ€™t! And Iโ€™m so happy! Iโ€™m also happy I managed to pike press up at least four times while practicing this! Itโ€™s just getting more and more easy! Well, I hashtag this #presstolower instead ๐Ÿ˜„ Have a great weekend! โค๏ธ (wow, thatโ€™s a lot of exclamation marks ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚)


I ran 10k with Max today, thatโ€™s about 3 more than I usually run, and even if it was early it was already really hot! I got so tired and felt like my head was about to explode and even if I tried so hard to keep a happy mindset and pretend I was @tinaemelie it just wasnโ€™t so great ๐Ÿ˜•
So I did flexibility work again today, and this practice is from a day ago, but Iโ€™m just wondering if any of my ashtanga friends @lottasebzdayoga @sirisyoga have counted how many jump throughs and jump back you do in the #ashtangaprimaryseries ? It sure feels like a lot! But I love it more and more each time, maybe because I get better at it ๐Ÿค” (btw the middle is sped up, because itโ€™s a bit boring watching me breathe ๐Ÿ˜†)


Today I did an inner hip practice with @ashleygalvinyoga at @alo.moves Inner hips is an area where I really need work, itโ€™s a dream to one day getting at least a little bit close to a full straddle split.
Anyhow I finished it off with a little flow and took the opportunity to practice some floating from #handstand to #eightanglepose and then to #epk2 and back and then some #compasspose and #elephanttrunkpose I donโ€™t know why my arms felt like spaghetti, I can only blame it on that I was really hungry at the time, but the result was not my most beautiful float, and #ekapadakoundiniasana2 felt really shaky. Well well, thereโ€™s a new day tomorrow โค๏ธ


I went for a backbend practice with @wearejared @alo.moves today and it was really good ๐Ÿ’• You might have read between the lines that backbends are my greatest frustration, and even though I have come so far in the last two years Iโ€™m still struggling with the feeling that progress is not coming fast enough. I just want to be bendy NOW ๐Ÿ˜† And I know that this feeling is also part of the practice, to be patient, not to push myself too far and to find peace in every little step forward. But that is as hard as the physical practice I think ๐Ÿ˜Š
I finished off with this little play for #toetaptuesday and at the same time checking in with my #handstandscorpion


Joining in on #nopressurepressmonday with some #pikepress practice
Iโ€™m always inspired by my two insta mentors; @beahappyamy and @lottasebzdayoga while doing my handstand work ๐Ÿ˜Š
If you look closely you might see how Iโ€™m working on my line, pulling shoulder blades together, tilting the pubic bone and drawing the upper ribs in. Or it all just happens in my mind ๐Ÿคฃ


Just some #handstanddrills today ๐Ÿ˜Š We left for the summer house in the afternoon and tomorrow Iโ€™m looking forward to trying out the ashtanga second series, which I just noticed I had with Kino at Omstars! Wohoo! I have done the primary series at least once a week since the first time I tried ashtanga, and I love it so much! So Iโ€™m really curious to try the second series ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ’•


I saw this little beautiful flow over at @ashleygalvinyoga and I thought Iโ€™d try it today. I was mostly doing flexibility work today, I needed some restorative practice after a few days of hard work. But itโ€™s so nice to get some flowing as well ๐Ÿ’•


I filmed my entire one hour practice today, as well as some fun drills and play ๐ŸŒธ Just to realize I didnโ€™t manage to press record properly... ๐Ÿ™ƒ and then I was too tired to really do much more, I did a lot of kick over practice and they really exhaust me ๐Ÿ˜… Well, so hereโ€™s what I had energy for. It was a long time since I practiced my #peacockpose in #lotus and #chinstand and it felt good revisiting them again. It also felt good that my core felt so much stronger and more stabile than last time I did this ๐Ÿ’• Have am amazing weekend everyone! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒธ