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Day 3 of the #Selflovingyogis July challenge ❣Self Care activity: Put on a cute outfit.

Outfit can be cute, sexy, fun, comfortable, crazy, fancy, minimal. Whatever you want!

A new cute outfit or an outfit that you have maybe only worn once but couldn’t find that time to ever wear it again can be a fun new change out of your normal routine! Also just wearing a comfortable outfit like your favorite leggings, cute shorts, and favorite top. Trying new outfits on at your favorite store can be a fun dress up as well. I like taking pictures in an outfit I can’t afford sometimes so I don’t feel like I’m obsessing over an outfit. Have fun with it today!

Both of these outfits I got from @forever21plus, and I haven’t worn them since I got them! I still really love them, just didn’t know when I would ever wear them. So I thought today should be the day!

How to join in:
- Post a photo (s) or video of what you feel like for the self care activities, and of yourself in the daily yoga pose.
- Tag myself @biggalyoga (TBA sponsors) with #selflovingyogis so I can follow you along on your journey.
- Share the flyer and tag a friend to spread the word and join in anytime!
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#yoga #selfcare #selflove #yogalove #yogatherapy #yogachallenge #summerofselfcare

Yoga and injury

… A number of factors have converged to heighten the risk of practicing yoga. The biggest is the demographic shift in those who study it. Indian practitioners of yoga typically squatted and sat cross-legged in daily life, and yoga poses, or asanas, were an outgrowth of these postures. Now urbanites who sit in chairs all day walk into a studio a couple of times a week and strain to twist themselves into ever-more-difficult postures despite their lack of flexibility and other physical problems. Many come to yoga as a gentle alternative to vigorous sports or for rehabilitation for injuries. But yoga’s exploding popularity — the number of Americans doing yoga has risen from about 4 million in 2001 to what some estimate to be as many as 20 million in 2011 — means that there is now an abundance of studios where many teachers lack the deeper training necessary to recognize when students are headed toward injury. “Today many schools of yoga are just about pushing people,” Black said. “You can’t believe what’s going on — teachers jumping on people, pushing and pulling and saying, ‘You should be able to do this by now.’ It has to do with their egos.”

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Day 4 of the #Selflovingyogis July challenge ❣Hero Pose / Virasana

You can come into Virasana with or without props, and/or come into a Reclined Hero Pose (swipe for variation).
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Coming onto the floor, you can have the knees together sitting on the heels, or hip distance apart to sit on the floor between the ankles. You can use a blanket over the heels, or place a block or cushion under the butt to be propped up. Hands placed on top of the thighs, spine upright, chin slightly down, gazing ahead or with the eyes closed down. To come down slowly into a Reclined Hero, place the hands back and by your side’s, dropping down to your forearms. Keep the spine long and elongated (you can also place a long bolster to support the back). Only come down as far as it feel comfortable but not painful, this is a deep pose so take your time.
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💥 We also have a couple sponsors joining, so please tag @bombsheller @luminanceskincare and @stardancerdesigns in the rest of your posts for the challenge! They will be generously giving gifts to a couple of you at the end of the challenge!
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How to join in:
- Post a photo (s) or video of what you feel like for the self care activities, and of yourself in the daily yoga pose.
- Tag myself @biggalyoga (TBA sponsors) with #selflovingyogis so I can follow you along on your journey.
- Share the flyer and tag a friend to spread the word and join in anytime!
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#yoga #selfcare #selflove #yogalove #yogatherapy #yogachallenge #summerofselfcare

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9 Simple Yoga Poses To Help With Back Pain

Aching back got you down? You’re not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, half of Americans report back back pain symptoms each year. While there’s a lot you can do in your daily life, from working to strengthen your core to avoiding sitting for too long, a daily dose of yoga poses certainly won’t hurt.

Here are 9 poses to help with back pain that you can do anywhere.

(Damon Dahlen/Huffington Post)

 

Yoga Pose of the Day: Dandyamana Janusirsasana

“Discovering balance in yoga will help you recognize balance in the rest of your life.”

Dandyamana Janusirsasana, standing head to knee pose, strengthens the legs and abdomen. This balancing posture stimulates the nervous system and aids in relaxation.

  1. Inhale arms up overhead.
  2. Exhale, lower arms down to pick up the right knee. Left leg is strong.
  3. Drop the torso to the thigh and make a basket with the hands by interlacing the fingers. Place the foot in basket.
  4. Take a deep breath in.
  5. Exhale completely, extend the leg fully, locking the knee if possible.
  6. Continue breathing, standing strong.
  7. Release and repeat on the opposite side.

Feel balanced?