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Want to know how to face your fear of handstands?? This will change your life, no exaggeration! 😜
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Go measure your doorway frame and if you need to use some (very stable) blocks or books or whatever and go take a walk in your doorway!
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When you can press your toes into the top of the frame it allows you to feel totally stable while you work on protracting the shoulders and even isolating the pelvis to work on some mini hollowbacks😉

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Handstands are scary and intimidating to learn but with little cheats like this they’ll at least be fun to learn in the process.

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#learntohandstand #yoga #handstand (at County Westmeath)

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Feeling heavy, wobbly and out of practice. but that’s okay 👌

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This life I’m living is absolutely nuts. One minute my roommate and I are standing in the midst of a raging shit storm, helping pull our loved ones out of extremely murky life circumstances, the next minute I’m hopping a flight to New York for a top secret photo shoot. And I know I’m expected to be like “oh man, fuck all that noise back home bc I’m in a swanky hotel with soft ass bathrobes” but it doesn’t really work that way. As much as I’m present up here, my life back home is still at the forefront of my mind. Honestly, all this location hopping is ample space for mindfulness practice- this is the area of my practice where I struggle the most, actually being present in the moment. Not thinking about the future or the past. I know I’m not alone here- it’s so hard to savor the present moment. Even though, frankly, what’s the effing point of living out loud if I’m hell bent on staying stuck in the past/future? That being said, I’m extremely excited about all the new projects on the horizon- in fact, I’m itching to blab about what’s going down tomorrow but I think someone might pop a contractual cap in my ass if I do so I’ll try to keep my trap shut. If you want to catch snippets from this trip in real time, follow me on snapchat- I’m @mynameisjessamy over there! For those who asked, via Twitter, Snap, Facebook, and elsewhere, I’m not teaching yoga classes during this NYC trip. I promise I’ll be back soon! And for others who asked, I am definitely attending the @ShortyAwards but not during this trip. Speaking of which, I still need an outfit for the show and the @monifcplussizes jumpsuit I was lusting after is no longer available in my size. WHY DID I WAIT TIL THE LAST MINUTE. Umm, because I’m me. That’s why. 🙄 No matter where I am on the globe, I stay working on my #hollowback #handstand game. This shit keeps me so sane, I can’t even tell you. #jessjetset Leggings- @rainbeaucurves Top- @forever21 (at New York, New York)

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Are there any fat #fitness instructors or #yoga teachers that think there’s a “fat tax”? I went off at the mouth on periscope earlier this evening about this issue + an email I received about ways yoga teachers can be more “#bodypositive”. If you’re trying to figure out what the fuck a “fat tax” is, follow me on periscope to watch the whole thing- I’m @jessnotjazz over there!

Speaking of fat, I’m making 2016 the year of the fat #handstand- I finally feel like making this grand posture a bigger part of my life. I blame @kathrynbudig, among others.

Working that #hollowback game in honor of @dyanwerneryoga (constant #invertyoself inspiration) & my #trillyoga mama @cbquality.


Oh, & for those who have asked- yeah, #mynameisnola west coast workshops are filling up fast, with some dates full and others getting close. Here’s where @nolatrees & I will be:

1/23-24: Portland, Oregon
1/30-31: Bay Area, California
2/6-7: LA Area, California

All additional registration info can be found on my website- click the link in my Instagram header to register!

Photo by @lydiahudgens

Leggings- @rainbeaucurves
Sportsbra- @purelimesport
Fingers+Toes- @YogaPaws

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My home practice isn’t glossy or picture perfect. It’s messy and a little chaotic. More often than not, I’m practicing tiny lil #hollowback actions in cramped hotel rooms with weird lighting while using a recycling bin as my tripod. But in many ways, this is what my practice has always looked like. And usually, when I’m in picturesque settings with gorgeous lighting and photographers who actually know what the fuck they’re doing, I clam up and get shy as hell. In those situations, I keep my practice simple and I’m not much for yoga peacocking. And it’s because I’m not a model. I don’t try to look good or make my body look like anything it’s not. I am at my best when I’m alone, with my camera phone, farting and making weird faces. That’s the essence of my yoga practice, & I’m sticking to it. That’s when I really feel like I’m truly myself. PS- These leggings are amazing and they’re by @additionelle PPS- my tits are perpetually falling out of this shirt but it was a femme hand me down from @nettythebakingbetty + I love it very much and nip slips are totally normal so come at me, instagram purity police. Come. At. Me. (at Chelsea, Manhattan)

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Went on my front porch to smell the fresh dewy air before the thunder started. Our tomatoes are curling through the railing and onto the porch so it was really cool to play among them. It reminded me that we also grow in precarious ways sometimes. We’ll weave in out out of good and bad times in our life, but somehow we always find the sun. There may be storms in our skies but we’ll be even more beautiful, vibrant, and stronger when they pass. ✌