Getting our thrill on at @elitchgardens we look like chaperones next to all these high schoolers but us oldies can still enjoy a good roller coaster. Boyfriend is going to take me on the Ferris wheel later :) but first we must blast some ghosts.
Life always give us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor, every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every breath. Every moment is the guru.
Get your beach body fired up with this 30 minute, asana kicking, intermediate sequence. Remember to breath fully and modify to make this practice work for you today! With time and regular practice you will gain strength, stamina and toned legs, arms, and core.
Note: I practiced this sequence everyday for a week to gain the fluidity and strength to flow calmly for the making of this video, I hope it’s as much of a workout for you as it was for me!
This is killer and amazing and I’m in love with it. A real yoga workout. After a frustrating 24 hours it really centred me because I couldn’t think about anything else other than nailing the practise as best I could. For anyone looking to get into yoga, Sarah Beth has some great videos on her channel. Her Energising Morning Yoga Routine is what got me into yoga and I can’t recommend her enough.
do you have any tips for people not very flexible? Im trying to do yoga in my bedroom following some of your videos but I cant touch the floor and I have been diagnosed with flat feet and short/tight ligaments since birth (by many orthopaedics etc so I wear insoles and spent my childhood in leg braces) so I struggle with a lot of your poses where I need to have my back straight and my legs straight but I cant touch the floor or lift my leg up straight from Downward Facing Dog
Easy :) just bend your knees! It’s more than okay to have a microbend in your knees in downdog, halflift, forward folds etc. In fact, doing so will help release your lower back so you can hinge at your hips for a long spine (straight back). As far as lifting your leg in downdog, try the gentle bend in your knees, and if that doesn’t help then skip lifting your leg all together and just lift your foot.
I truly believe that yoga is all about making it your own. Try these modifications in your practice and let me know if things change :)
Next time you’re on your mat, root down through all 4 corners of your hands and feet. Create a strong foundation through whatever is in contact with the mat at all times and not only will you have a grounding practice but you will strengthen your hands/feet and retrain the brain as to how you distribute weight. win, win, win :)
This low-flying pose is called baby bakasana (baby crow) Want to try it? Get on your forearms, parallel all the way though your pointer fingers, thumbs spread. Tip toe your knees waaaaay up into your armpits, engage your core like crazy and very slowly start lifting one foot, then maybe the other :) There is a sweet spot of balance and strength, but no worries if you don’t find it the first time! Just keep practicing, it’ll come to you #yoga #asana #bakasana #jog #fitness #babybakasana
This may not look like much but I threw a bunch of ingredients together and got these delicious brownies. Quinoa flakes, coconut oil, eggs, maple syrup, cacao powder, dates & choc chips on top. #foodporn #instagood #photooftheday
I'm so pleased I found your blog. It's really awesome! How did you start your yoga practice? How long have you been practising? Do you have any recommendations of long workouts, about 40-60minutes that would be good for a beginner? I've dabbled with yoga before but never taken seriously and would love to get practising but I won't be able to get to any classes for about two months as i'll be living in the middle of nowhere! but I don't want to wait till I move out to start practising.
Well hello! You can try GaiamTV.com or YogaGlo for longer video options. Otherwise for a free option you can practice using YouTube, I have ~30 5-30 minute videos on my channel and there are several other great instructors on YouTube that you can browse through!
You can start practicing today! Don’t get hung up on the amount of time that you’re practicing, instead just focus on hitting the mat as often as you can. Even 5 minutes a day is better for you than 1 hour once a week! When you’re able to take your first yoga class check out this video for my own tips before you take your first yoga class.
Look people in the eyes. Listen. Give your full attention, if you cannot then let it be known when you can give your full attention. Put your cell phone down. Be present in others people’s presence. Ask, “what can I do for this person?” Smile.
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