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yoga.healthy. Prep and Counter Poses for Backbends are just as important as the back

Prep and Counter Poses for Backbends are just as important as the backbend practice itself (in my opinion, at least)⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣These are some of my suggestions on what to work on before and after backbends. The pictures show an example of a relevant pose, but you can always experiment with other types of poses that fulfil similar intention.⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Before your Backbend, start with these...⁣ ⁣1️⃣ Pelvic floor awareness (aka mula bandha) - to practice safe backbends requires awareness of the pelvic floor. So spend some time in the beginning to create that awareness, and maintain that throughout the practice⁣ ⁣2️⃣ Spine lengthening - active forward bends are great in creating length in the spine. Spend some time on this to prevent compression when working on backbends.⁣ ⁣3️⃣ Spinal Twist - creating mobility in the spine before backbends is like oiling a machine 😉 ⁣ ⁣4️⃣ Side Stretch - keep the chest lifted, and feel the stretch as you breath into the side body⁣ ⁣5️⃣ Hip Flexors & Quad - keep these stretches active, so as the front of the body stretch, hug the outer hips in (keeping the hips square) for stability⁣ ⁣6️⃣ Chest & Shoulders - both active and passive assisted stretches can help to create space in these areas.⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Then after your Backbend, end with these...⁣ ⁣1️⃣ Round the spine but with active core engagement - stay for a few breaths⁣ ⁣2️⃣ Full Range Spinal Twist - this is where the hips might be slightly lifted to feel the twist equally along the spine⁣ ⁣3️⃣ Targeted Spinal Twist - hops are grounded, the twist moves up more towards the middle and upper spine⁣ ⁣4️⃣ Active Forward Fold - keep the pelvic floor engaged as you fold forward to lengthen the entire spine⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Stay for each for as long as you need to, with a minimum of 5 breaths.⁣ ⁣.⁣ ⁣Credit to @miss_sunitha⁣ ⁣.

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thelma_sunbeam. This will be fun!
#Repost @yoga.challenges.directory with @get_repost

This will be fun! #Repost @yoga.challenges.directory with @get_repost ・・・ 📜- 🚨🎁🎊NEW CHALLENGE ALERT 🚨 🎉🎊 Come join us for a fun back bend yoga challenge #AloBoutBackbends! For each day, we will have a different backbend that will show you that backbends require Both strength and flexibility! We want yogis to see that safe backbends are more than just flexibility but so much strength as well! Dates: September 18-27 Hosts: @yogimegs @cece.carson @itsmyoga @livinleggings @spanishyogagirl @yogi_kaity Sponsors @aloyoga @alo.moves Here’s how to play along :: ✨ Follow all hosts & sponsors ✨ Share this flyer on your page with the hashtag #AloBoutBackbends & tag your friends to join ✨ Check out the hosts’ posts each day of the challenge for helpful ideas, tips & tricks. Then share YOUR practice of the day’s pose! ✨ Tag hosts, sponsors & include the hashtag #AloBoutBackbends each day on your public posts so we can see you & give you some love. ✨ Most importantly—do what feels comfortable for YOU and have fun! Poses: Cobra Standing bbend Anjaneyasana Camel Bow Wild thing Wheel King pigeon Forearm wheel Yogis choice . #Y0gaChallengesDirectory #Yoga #YogaChallenge #YogaChallenges #IGYogaCommunity #IGYoga #IGYogaFam #IGYogaChallenge #YogaInspiration #YogaEveryDamnDay #YogaJourney #PracticeNotPerfection #YogaGram #YogaCommunity #YogaDaily #YogaEveryDay #MovingMeditation #InstaYoga #PracticeAndAllIsComing #Progress #YogaEveryWhere #YogaPractice #YogaPose #YogaAddict #Asana

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“In asana practice we learn to cherish each breath, to cherish every cell in our bodies. The time we spend on the mat is love in action” – Rolf Gates❤️❤️ . . Every time I step on my mat it’s my time. No matter whose in the room what the peak pose is doesn’t matter it’s my moving meditation time, time for awareness, time for self acceptance and self love. Truly feel like a #bossbabe every single time!!! . . Boss Babe Monday’s Hosts @shaynaroonez @yazzayaz @beccarez @jessica.yogini @wapatoose @thecaramelyogi @lisasdharma . . #yoga #yogalife #yogalove #yogafun #bossbabemondays #selflove #selfcare #yogachallenge #yogacommunity #yogafam #yogapose #yogainspiration #yogapractice #transformation #yogajourney #yogateacher #yogalifestyle #yogawork #colombianyogi #igyoga

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renee_yoga_hohm. My citta was fried today.
After lecturing for two days and having a ne

My citta was fried today. After lecturing for two days and having a new furbaby keep me up two nights in a row, combined with vata season literally blowing in, my citta is experiencing many vrttis @Francy_yang_ #detoxwithfrancy Day 8: Citta Day 9: Dhyana Day 10: Drishti Day 11: Guru Day 12: Ida-nadi Day 13: Japa Day 14: Jnana Day 15: Kosha Day 16: Kundalini-Shakti Day 17: Mantra Day 18: Mudra Day 19: Nadi Day 20: a word of your choice 💚 . #FallingIntoBackbends2019 Hosts: @Alysia_Cen @Satoko_Yogini @LinaYogiFreeman @Sophie_Seoul_Yoga Sponsors: @AdoraTherapy @BrittanyXRoberts @BohoGypsea @Nya.ID @SupportedSoul @Vayumudra 4. King Pigeon 5. Bow 6. Wheel 7. Chinstand 8. Yogi's choice #ALOboutCreativity 🎨 Lined Up poses : Day 8️⃣ : bendy spine Day 9️⃣ : arms over head Day 🔟 : your fave creative style . ♥️ Hosts ♥️ @angelakukhahnyoga @yogamand @yogaandchaigirl @ninayoganow #ninayoganow @kimterpstra_yoga . 🏆 Amazing Sponsors 🏆 @aloyoga @alo.moves @anklecraft #yoga #yogachallenge

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staceylepitre. We all cope with stress in different ways. For me, I try to take a nap

We all cope with stress in different ways. For me, I try to take a nap, bath and or drink a bottle of wine. OK I am joking, I try to drink a bottle of wine and pass out within the first couple sips, so napping it is! 😂⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #wellness #nutrition #wellbeing #healthyliving #nourish #healing #balance #yoga #wellbeing #cleanliving #mindfulness #yoga #yogalove #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogachallenge #yogapractice #meditation #yogapose #yogaeveryday #instayoga #balance #yogajourney #flexibility #yogadaily #yogaaddict #yogisofinstagram #stretch

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"Yoga is when every cell of the body sings the song of the soul.". - B.K.S. Iyengar 🙏🕉️🙏🕉️🙏🕉️ - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day 3 Seated posture ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - #AshtangaVinyasaExploration #yogachallenge #yogaboy #yoga #yogaindia #yogatime #yogaeverywhere #balasana - - 🌿Challenge announcement by @yoga.challenges.directory - - 🕉️Hosts: @biancayoga @laliceyoga @robertaburico @syoghina @trachoy.yoga @sparsh_insta - - 🕉️ Sponsors: @mymalanecklace @katia_icrafts @garmendowear @rollgahealth @zenbearyoga - - 🌳 POSTURE LINE UP: POSE 1. Done POSE 2. Done POSE 3. BALASANA - - #y0gachallengesdirectory #yogachallenges #igyogacommunity #igyoga #igyogafam #igyogachallenge #yogainspiration #YogaEveryDamnDay #YogaJournal #PracticeNotPerfection #YogaGram #instayoga #YogaPose #YogaAddict #asana #movingmeditation #yogadaily #progress

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Mantra of the week: “I am on the right track” ;) The whole process of moving, of changing, is overwhelming yet exciting. We are so excited to be starting this new chapter in our lives but it is also tugging at our hearts to be leaving our home behind. Trying to enjoy our last day in Abq with friends and family but also trying to get through this move 😅. Super stoked that I got to shoot with @aubreesparks thanks for getting the dope shots. 🙏🏽 Organic crop top and leggings from @getwisefool Use code “alexxandra_g” at check out for 10% off. ♻️💙🤙🏽 . . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogi #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspiration #yogis #yogisofinstagram #yogajourney #yogapose #yogaposes #yogadaily #yogateacher #fitness #fit #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgoals #fitspo #flexible #flexibility #mobility #yogainspo

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mad_g_t. How many photos can you post on here at once? How many posts can you s

How many photos can you post on here at once? How many posts can you spill your heart out in? How annoying is it when I do spill my heart out on a social media platform? Does it help? Does it inspire? Does it matter?

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amora.group. SPECIAL CLASS YOGA & AROMATHERAPY from @shakeya_oil HEALING SESSION WI

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mad_g_t. Feeling and feeling and feeling so much and it can be exhausting but I

Feeling and feeling and feeling so much and it can be exhausting but I can be so therapeutic and rejuvenating. I encourage you to feel it all, however uncomfortable. Observe it. Listen to music. Go for a walk. Play guitar. Take a photo. Go for a run. Express. Feel.

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mad_g_t. I'm happy. I'm living a life I love. I'm surrounding myself with peopl

I'm happy. I'm living a life I love. I'm surrounding myself with people that inspire and motivate me. I'm happy. But every so often I find myself in a panic. That what I'm doing isn't enough. The one thing in my life not going "perfectly" begins to consume me. I criticize every aspect of my life finding the common denominator being something that is wrong with me or something that I am lacking. I am overwhelmed. I am stressed. And I cry and cry and cry. But then I stumble upon a photo like this taken of myself maybe two weeks ago. I see fierce concentration. I see will power. I see the girl who dreamed of being able to do this exact asana years ago. I am reminded of time & patience. I am reminded of the passion that fills my heart and the everyday hustle I've learned to live. Life is fucking hard. And when you're down, you feel real far down. But results take time, patience and practice. Maybe the common denominator isn't what is wrong with me or what I lack but everything I am and everything I have.

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••• I’m not gonna sit here and pretend that I’m perfect. ✌🏼 I have struggles, but overcoming them is an extra source of motivation for me tbh. 🔥 When I think it’s time to lift heavier and I can’t do it right away, I don’t get down on myself and think “I’m never going to be able to lift this..” I think “I can’t lift this YET but I will get there eventually!” 💪🏼 It’s not about how many times you fall down, it’s about how many times you get back UP! 💞👊🏼••• ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #quotes #inspiring #motivation #fitnessquote #youcandoit #justbringit #dreambig #success #staypositive #noexcuses #marathon #running #run #instarunner #trailrunner #halfmarathon #ultramarathon #5k #10k #yogi #yoga #handstand #yogapose #soul #spirituality

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Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down. - Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola

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weall_floaton. #Repost @pandadoesyoga (@get_repost)
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#Repost @pandadoesyoga (@get_repost) ・・・ Starts TOMORROW MONDAY 👸🖤 "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." -Coco Chanel What makes you feel beautiful? Jeans, heels, tutus, dresses, grab whatever makes you feel amazing and beautiful for this #BeYOUtiful❤️Yogis challenge!!! We will give you the theme of the day you choose the pose that fits that theme for you! Starts September 16- 21 BeYOUtiful hosts: @themuscleboundyogi @sashprime @pandadoesyoga @busybee.yogi @ablossomhead Amazing Sponsors: @feetup @facesoft_towels @sashprime @pandadoesyoga -tutu @becalmlipbalm @the_tattooed_hippie @sweetnailsetsbymissy @zenpolitan @yogetrymats @morgan.ee @om_life_oils Open pose line up : Day1 Confident Day2 Wild Day3 Empowered Day4 Free Day5 Gorgeous Day6 Sexy 🌸FOLLOW all hosts and sponsors 🌸REPOST this flyer and tag some friends to join 🌸POST daily using #BeYOUtiful❤️Yogis 🌸LOVE each other in the gallery! 🌸HONOR your practice and your body, and always stay safe! #loveyourself #beautiful #yogapose #yogamom #yogagirl #yogapractice #yogainspiration #yogalove #yogafriends #yogafun #yogabeauty #yogaforbeginners #yogacommunity #yogaart #yogaeveryday #yogajourney #instayoga #yogaathome #yogachallenge #yogalifestyle #yogagoals

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आज आसमां भी संत्री हो, मुझ संग बेह गया, गीत तू अपनी ही धुन में गा, यह मुझसे कह गया, फरमाइशें जन्नतों की पूरी हो सकतीं जो अगर, तो केहतिं की काश, समा भी तुझ संग यहीं थमा रह गया। Feat. @priyankababevalecha #yoga #yogaphotography #yogapose #yogini #sunset #sky #pinksky #orangesky #sunsetsky #landscape #landscapephotography #rooftop #fashionphotography #fashion #art #yogapants #shayari #poem #poetry #hindipoem #instapic #babesofinstagram #hotbabe #indianbabes #hotgirl #indiangirl #delhigirls #model #delhimodels

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Yoga is a science. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ and indeed, in many places in the world (such as India), it is referred to as a science. This is not merely playing with words; it truly is approached as such, which means that it is understood in terms of scientific methods. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #yogastoregoa #goa #yoga

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Day 1. Any #hanumanasana #CosyYogis 14 - 21 Sept . You know those days when you just don't feel like getting out of bed..? When you can't even be bothered to unroll your mat? 🛌 Well there is no need... Just put on your finest PJ's (or whatever you like) and join us for some cosy yoga.  In your bed, on the couch or where ever your comfy place may be 🧘‍♀️😊 Props and modifications welcome! . Hosts: @livingprettygreen  @insta.asanas  @freedyogi  @_nadineyoga_  @carmensyoga  @mama.staye  @bylindseyy . Contributors: @thespidersomen  @urbanizedbeauty @zinhealth @_kiniyoga_  @elatestore_  @lizachic_  @basicallyyogashop  @adoratherapy  @8elves.shop  @cbdhelios  @vayumudra Pose Lineup ⭐  Day 1. Any Splits * Day 2. Camel Day 3. Compass Day 4. Wheel Day 5. Paul the Wall Pose Day 6. Pigeon  Day 7. Cosy flow Day 8. Yogis Choice Optional Extra Day (but only if you have the energy 😴) . . #Y0gaChallengesDirectory #Yoga #YogaChallenge #YogaChallenges #IGYogaCommunity #IGYoga #IGYogaFam #IGYogaChallenge #YogaInspiration #YogaEveryDamnDay #YogaJourney #PracticeNotPerfection #YogaGram #YogaCommunity #YogaDaily #YogaEveryDay #MovingMeditation #InstaYoga #PracticeAndAllIsComing #Progress #YogaEveryWhere #YogaPractice #YogaPose #YogaAddict #Asana

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melvinchorton. I finally learned the difference between cobra and upward facing dog t

I finally learned the difference between cobra and upward facing dog today. It’s actually pretty obvious. Cobras ain’t got no feet, so the the bottom half of your body is touching the mat. And a dog has four feet, so just your hands and feet are touching the mat. I feel dumb not having figured that out without googling it. . . .

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yogawithishaa. It feels lately like there are more questions and less answers, more s

It feels lately like there are more questions and less answers, more seeking and less to find, more schooling but Less actually learnt, more talking but less that is really heard, more of everything but less meaning in it all. Or may be it's me that's changing and it's always been like this? I really don't know. But I do know that I feel in transition, in a space between, and I am trying my best not to force it, to wait patiently for the signs that will lead me where I meant to go. I have faith amidst the swirling chaos that feels like now, hope that something good is yet on the horizon, belief that every step has meaning, and kind of supernatural certainty that all is unfolding as it's meant to, even if I can't see the big picture where I am at right now. I am grateful to each of you who are here with me now, at this stage of journey, and I took forward to the places we will go together. We walk the path as faith amidst as faithless, hope in hopeless place, love on the battlefield, peace in the eye of storm. #handstand #armbalances #armstrength #yogaphotography #handstandpractice #yoga #yogalifestyle #yogagirl #yogastrength #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogaeveryday #yogaeverydamnday #yogadaily #yogapose #yogalife #yogajourney #yogaforlife #yogainspiration #yogaphoto #yogapractice #yogafit #yogatime #yogaflow #yogafam #iloveyoga

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dinaalmiron. Amo Coleccionar Atardeceres...
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#amolavida #atardecer #naturaleza #

Amo Coleccionar Atardeceres... . . #amolavida #atardecer #naturaleza #actitud #yogaamo #om #medita #libre #libertad #yogapose #yoga

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liyanenini. Finally Last Day👏
Thanks to all Hots & Sponsors🙏
DONE💃
Let's Go Nex

Finally Last Day👏 Thanks to all Hots & Sponsors🙏 DONE💃 Let's Go Next Challenges🧘‍♀️ #FallingIntoBackbends (Sept. 10-17). We will be focusing on lovely backbends! 💛 Hosts: @Alysia_Cen @Satoko_Yogini @LinaYogiFreeman @Sophie_Seoul_Yoga 💛 Sponsors: @AdoraTherapy @BrittanyXRoberts @BohoGypsea @Nya.ID @SupportedSoul @Vayumudra (use “vayu15” for 15% off) 💛 Poses: 1. Wild Thing💄 2. Dancer💄 3. Camel💄 4. King Pigeon💄 5. Bow💄 6. Wheel 💄 7. Chinstand💄 8. Yogi's choice💄 . #Y0gaChallengesDirectory #Yoga #YogaChallenge #YogaChallenges #IGYogaCommunity #IGYoga #IGYogaFam #IGYogaChallenge #YogaInspiration #niniyoga #YogaEveryDamnDay #YogaJourney #PracticeNotPerfection #YogaGram #YogaCommunity #YogaDaily #YogaEveryDay #MovingMeditation #InstaYoga #PracticeAndAllIsComing #Progress #YogaEveryWhere #YogaPractice #YogaPose #YogaAddict #Asana #backbendlove #headstandbackbend

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