So I’ve been doing this dead wrong for years. Felt like someone should know. 🤔🧘🏽♀️🙈
#namaste @actionjacquelyn ・・・
MORE CROW POSE please 🙋🏼♀️ For today’s @getstretchy tutorial I’m giving you a direct side by side comparison so you see what a body looks like when the energy is lifting up from the navel and completely integrated, as opposed to heavy and dumping down into the wrists. The hand placement is also super important!! Check my post from yesterday for more on hands. Let me know if you have any questions!
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Crow Pose ; Bakāsana
Typically I used to get into bakāsana from a squat position, but coming in from a squat position can be unnecessarily difficult because your hips don’t start from a high position and you end up in a crow pose that’s much more difficult to maintain.
What I learnt from @ihanayoga instead was a much more effective way to get into crow: from tadasana (mountain pose).
1. After I’ve sweeped my arms down from tadasana my hips are starting in a much higher biomechanically advantageous position. .
2. I raise my heels as my spine rounds placing my fingertips, then hands onto the floor.
3. From this position on your toes your hips are much higher making it easier to get your knees into you’re underarm creases. Compared to starting from a squat where you knee’s usually end up lower and your spine straighter making it feel harder. Starting from standing causes more spinal flexion leaving the hips higher making the pose feel so much easier and lighter.
Bakāsana from a high hip position is mostly a much more effective way to come into crow pose compared to coming in from a squat position, resulting in a more effortless transition where your body almost falls into the pose, rather than forcing into it. Try it out and lemme know if it works for you or not. - Alexander (SOS)
Day 5 of #FlyingIntoApril 🌿 Today's pose - my nemesis move, much neglected, never truly accomplished - #crowpose ! Although we had several options for today, I decided to work on the crow and just see how it goes. First day, I was trying a wheel yoga entrance that I saw @yogi_kostas practice. I was microadjusting my entrance, trying to breathe properly and used yoga blocks to block my fear of falling straight forward, and in one attempt I just felt it - a balance that wasn't rushed into. Next day I was doing the same without a yoga wheel. Yesterday I took one day off because of the accumulated bruises and pain. Today, I decided to record this pose and just post whatever happens - and although it's still feeble and entry-level, I'm extremely proud of this stable crow progress! After two years of feeling "it's just not happening for me", I can finally incorporate this damned move in my practice and feel good about it 🤗👏👏 Thank you dear hosts ✨
Surround yourself with positive people who focus on the good and bring out the best in you
I knew today was going to be a beautiful day when I started the morning in a yoga pose with my son @taimaruuu and my longtime yogi IG friend @bwiseii
Grateful to begin the day with a huge smile, positive mindset and energy along side these two who made me feel good about being me 🙏🏼
Yoga Lessons: ♥️
~importance of BREATH~
~reward in CONSISTENCE~
~value of ACCEPTANCE ~
~necessity of LETTING GO~
🌻And most of all learning, slowly but surely, to enjoy the journey not just the destination.
Taking time for self care is not a "treat", it is a fundamental part of maintaining your well-being.🤸♀️ Even just a few minutes to focus on nothing but your own breath...in and out...rise and fall...that is enough.
Yoga and a bit of @headspace works like a charm for me. 👌
And you 💆what's your fav. self care practice?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Perdoneu l'egomoment però,... En la vida m'hagués imaginat capaç de fer això! Avui he convertit el meu estudi en alguna cosa més i m'encanta!
Pels reptes i les superacions personals!
The strength I have found in regular yoga practice has done wonders not just for my body 💪 but for my mind and soul. Anytime I am faced with daily struggles and challenges that I think I cannot handle, I remember the strength I have found in my yoga practice and it reminds me of what I have overcome 🙏 Trust in yourself, the only thing that stands between you and your dreams, is the story you keep telling yourself - the mind is everything, what you think, you become 💕🙏💕 .
I realized today that I haven’t contributed to the “eating” part of the #latebloominglotusistwo party 🎉 in a while so while hubby & I were out for lunch today this is how it went down:
I set up my camera 📷 (after I had a few swings of wine 🍷) 🤪 to attempt to do a crow pose at my seat while I was having appetizers 😆. Hubby: “Cut the shit”
“RACHEL GET DOWN!” 😳 (like I’m a dog 🐕 😂)
“I’m leaving, I’m gonna get up & leave” “Fucking! Cut the shit, STOP!”
Me: Alright, I’ll do this (prayer hands)😆
Hubby: “I won’t! No!😓
I’ll leave right now!”
Hubby: “It’s not funny!”😨
Me: (prayer hands)
“That’s all I’m doing”😇
Hubby: “Wonderful do it!
Me: “This is called a seated Tree Pose😝
Hubby: “Alright, that’s fantastic”🙄
Me: “I did it you see. I’m doing it for Chesca, a seated Tree Pose, I’m eating, It’s a seated Tree Pose.”😄
Hubby: “serious” 😑
If you swipe 👉🏽 you’ll see I managed to sneak in a crow pose while hubby went to wash his hands which is why I was laughing 😂 .
***As you can see I thoroughly enjoy terrorizing him in public!!!😆
His facial expressions are priceless 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
I can barely keep a straight face when I’m trying to do #publicdisplaysofyoga with him & to be honest it would be pretty boring if he were to go along with me every time so I appreciate the nagging cuz it gives me something to look forward to 😈😂😂😂😂😂
#iloveyoubrian thank you for putting up with me 😆❤️❤️❤️❤️😘💋
Happy Yogaversary Chesca 🍷
We ate in your honor & toasted to you 🥂#welaughedafterwards 😂
Hostess w/ the Mostest: @latebloominglotus .
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Practicing what I preach. 😘 Last Saturday, we worked on twists. They're great for improving digestion. They're also a great metaphor for life - life offers us all sorts of twists. Can we practice breathing deeply through these twisted yoga poses and apply that practice to the difficult times in life that we experience? 🙏🏽
Join me this Saturday for another free yoga class from 10:30-11:30 AM. Message me if you're coming and if you have suggestions for what you want to work on! 😊
yesterday, my friend said about me that I don’t really have a concept of not being able to do things, and that my strategy is to want to do something, and just to do it. She mostly said it about my yoga practice, but I hope that energy has spread into my entire life. this world is too good not to try everything that your heart draws you to.
Crow pose is seriously one of those weird yoga poses. One of the many.
I remember trying this over 2 years ago for the first time, falling on my face and thinking what is this!? With practice I’ve managed to hold crow pose.
Now I’m onto the next thing. Crow pose toe taps. It’s also weird, hard and I’m still practicing. Guess I’ll always be learning 😜
This 25 breath #crowpose was brought to you by @kinoyoga. She promised it would get into the dark places of my self and that it did. This pose brought a real fear of falling my face. The time felt alot longer then it is here.
Also who else practises in their pjs?? Right after breakfast?? 🕉 consistency is key!
🔅Bakāsana / Crow Pose 🔅
This position requires strength in the arms above all ability and sense of balance 🧡.
What you don't know is that I was super scared to fall on the floor doing this pose, the height isn't that bad but Holy Sh*t!.
Silver lining? Get out of your comfort zone, don't go crazy though! But do something that you have wanted to do but for x,y or z reason/excuse you did not do it. Explore your boundaries, your edges because you won't know where your new limit is until YOU figure it out.
location: Santa Cruz, Galapagos - Ecuador