This is for @ayamihiroshige and her #HOLLOWBACKAWEEN! 😘 I took this pic and then hoarded it for a while; probably because it looks like my head is on the mat (it wasn’t). I guess I need to open my upperback and shoulders more so my #hollowback pinchas don’t appear like headstands. Happy Hollowbackaween days!

WIN A TEE FROM @superlovetees! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

1. Follow @vic_yogaintheworld, @ayamihiroshige & @superlovetees
2. Post a pic from each week’s variation (it’s ok to join now!) - new pics pls (pics already tagged for the challenge in the respective week are good!)
3. Make sure to tag the pic with #HOLLOWBACKAWEEN (check spelling) @vic_yogaintheworld & @ayamihiroshige to be valid
4. Winner will be chosen at random from qualified entries - winner gets to choose THEIR CHOICE of a tee from @superlovetees! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Happy Hollowbacking!!!


Joining in on the #hollowbackaween fun today with some #handstand hollowback. There is a constant balance between strength and flexibility in the practice. More muscle usually limits how open you can be. Always being humbled.. #takeitslow #patience #yoga #love

Week 1 for #HOLLOWBACKAWEEN challenge! Double Stag Leg Hollowback

This is one of the more easily accessible hollowbacks because your legs counteract the weight allowing you to drop down further.

Instructions for getting into this variation of the Hollowback
1. Come onto forearms and lift your hips towards the sky.
2. Walk you feet in as far as you can while keeping your head off the floor.
3. Kick one leg over head and let the knee bend.
4. Pull the rear leg into your chest and find your balance.(at this point you are in forearmstand with stag legs)
5. Look back and through your arms instead of the floor
6. Using the breath begin to puff out your chest
7. Smile! You are doing your first hollow back

*** this step-by-step was written by @vic_yogaintheworld RYT-200

Please see @vic_yogaintheworld for this week’s variation. We will both be posting exercises and stretches throughout the week to help improve your hollowback. Don’t forget to use #hollowbackaween and tag both of us so we can see your hollowbacks! Have fun and be safe! #hollowbackdaily

*** this is an advanced yoga pose, please stop at any point if you feel discomfort or pain.

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. Hollowbacking on the wall at my gram’s house… Took this pic the other day since I knew I wouldn’t have time otherwise. So sad to be leaving. So glad to have met some amazing women here ( @theyogasoul @ettleman808 @lauralaureni πŸ’—)… Be back soon, πŸŒ΄πŸŒΊπŸŒˆπŸŒŠβ˜€οΈ Check @vic_yogaintheworld for this week’s variation (you get to be creative!! πŸ˜„)
by ayamihiroshige via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/f_LFXdm_Am/

A HUGE congrats to @reesielove1121 - winner of the challenge!! THANK YOU to all that played along with @Vic_yogaintheworld and myself… We had fun seeing variations, people having fun… And progress! Special thank you to @superlovetees who was generous enough to play with us and sponsor a top from her shop - please give our sponsor and winner some IG love! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
by ayamihiroshige via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/gO2CudG_Nx/

"Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater." I’m improving on my when I work on it. Getting straighter… by sweetyogalove808 via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/f6kY00kgPV/

πŸŒ·β€œEl es una ciencia de la trasformaciΓ³n y del desarrollo del potencial humano”. - Swami Digambarananda Saraswati πŸŒ·πŸ’Ÿ
by albaespi23 via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/fwCtusojlF/