yoga twist

Low Lunge Twist is an expansive opening pose. I usually sequence this pose in the beginning of class to help warm up the legs since they need to firmly engage and open the chest. The more you pull your top shoulder back, the deeper the stretch across the shoulders and chest. We will be doing some serious chest opening, as well as leg strengthening in both my morning classes @sanghayogashala listed below.
Wed 8am - Core Vinyasa
Thursday 6:30am - Yoga Express Hour


Back and forth |
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If the lack of sun has got you down, then throw on your yoga clothes and meet me @sanghayogashala to lift your spirits. Remember, no one has yet to be quoted as saying they regretted taking a yoga class. Days and times listed below.
Tues 7pm - Vinyasa
Wed 7:30am - Morning Flow
Thurs 7:30am - Morning Flow


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Back to School: 30 Day Yoga Video Challenge! 

School is a busy time for all of us, so here is a 30 day yoga video challenge! This challenge is great for those who wish to stick to their yoga routine when things start to get busy :)  Even if you’re not in school anymore you could still try to challenge yourself with this! 

Each day do a video, each video is short so there should be no reason why you can’t fit these into your day :)

  1. Tension Free Flow | move with ease 
  2. Sun Salutation A - Suyra Namaskara A
  3. Morning Yoga Fix 
  4. 10min Yoga Flow Sequence
  5. Gentle Yoga Warm Up
  6. Yoga Without a Mat
  7. Yoga Twist Flow
  8. Heavenly Yoga Stretch
  9. Up the wall- Restorative Yoga Routine 
  10. Gentle Yoga Routine with Tara Stiles
  11. 10 min. Vinyasa Yoga Flow for Butt and Legs with Becca
  12. A Fun Sun Salutation
  13. Yoga Relax - 10 Minutes
  14. Yoga for Strength and Flexibility
  15. Open Hips Routine
  16. Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Mandala Namaskar I
  17. Yoga For When You Want to Lie on The Couch
  18. 10 Minute Yoga For Stress
  19. Yoga for Stress & Anxiety Relief
  20. Quick Full Body Stretch
  21. Travel Yoga- Morning Sequence
  22. Yoga Quickie: Twist Focus
  23. Vinyasa Flow Workout | Yoga Workout | Class FitSugar
  24. 10 Minutes of Yoga
  25. 10 min. Yoga Flow for Increasing Arm Strength
  26. Warrior Flow | Fast Paced Fun
  27. Core Power and Balance
  28. Morning Yoga for Energy
  29. Fresh Start Detox | Clean Body & Clear Mind
  30. Evening Yoga Flow | Sleep like a baby

Have fun! Remember, there is nothing wrong with modifying a pose if your body is not ready for it yet :)

this body may be chubby/fat but it’s a body that does so much for me. it’s hiked mountains, twisted into yoga poses, played racquetball tournaments on two hours of sleep, survived seven years of an eating disorder, walked thousands of miles, and changed its shape so many times. it’s a little thicker than it used to be, covered in more stretch marks and rolls and squishy parts but it’s just as beautiful as it was when the muffin top wasn’t there and when there was a gap between the thighs.

this is what my body looks like after an 8 hour work day during retail holiday season when it’s exhausted and tight and hasn’t been drinking enough water.

recovery isn’t all oatmeal and yoga and gaining back all the weight in muscle. sometimes it’s letting go of all your rules and realizing no rules is just as bad as too many rules. sometimes it’s when years of starving yourself has ruined your metabolism and eating normally makes you gain past a healthy weight. sometimes it’s stopping exercising and losing muscle and having to start all over again when you’re in the right mindset. it’s not linear, and there’s no right way. it’s different for everyone, and not everyone steps off the recovery train at their exact ideal weight with a six pack. recovery is messy. it’s hard and awful and beautiful. and it’s worth it, regardless of what your body looks like.

When I practice yoga at home, I tend to do what my body wants, what my mind needs and what my heart and soul are calling out for.

This is great but I often find myself flowing into the same poses again and again and forgetting about some of the ones that I practiced in class—so I put together a couple sequences of poses that I want to practice more often! I did this mostly for myself but I wanted to share it with the beautiful yoga community that inspired me to do this in the first place!

Here is a simple one to start—something grounding and opening. I like to do a couple sun salutations before I begin and do a vinyasa or two after each pose. But do what makes sense for you! It’s your practice!

Yoga for beginners - video links :)

Foundations of yoga
Lorna Jane: Learn The Basics of Yoga with Brooke …:
Sukhasana (The Easy Pose):
Tree Pose - Vrksasana:
Forward Fold Yoga Pose:
Runner’s Lunge - Foundations of Yoga:
Downward Dog - Downward Facing Dog Yoga Pose:
Extended Child’s Pose:
Reclined Twist Yoga Pose:
Warrior One Yoga Pose:—p_cLOc
Warrior 2 Yoga Pose:
Cobra Pose:

Beginner sequences
Vinyasa Yoga Basics for Beginners - Level 1:
Yoga Poses For Beginners - Where To Start?:
Yoga For Complete Beginners - 20 Minute Home Yoga…:
Yoga For Beginners - 40 Minute Home Yoga Workout:
Quick Stress Fix - 5 Minute Sequence:
Flexibility and Range of Motion | Beginner Yoga W…:
Basic Breathing | Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles:
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class for Beginners:

yoga instagram accounts i follow (for some inspiration and good vibes)

anonymous asked:

For the yoga instructor!AU, Imagine that the reader is a yoga instructor and can twist herself into various complicated positions without as much as breaking a sweat. Jack, who is standing right in front of the reader as she twists herself in an unpronouncable position, is super turned on, because he can't help but think how hot you'd be in bed. 💣

OH MY GOD YES like maybe you’d notice how hot and bothered he’s getting and wink at him and he just,,,, melts bc fuck you’re really hot. And like maybe you walk over to help him with a position and you get a little too touchy with him and he’s just fucking dying cause you’re being such a tease

The #7DayYogaChallenge Week of Videos

Want to take a 7 Day Yoga Challenge for yourself? Here are 15 minute videos for each day of the week to get you started and keep you on track. Repeat the week as often as you’d like and take pictures to document your progress. Enjoy!

Monday - Morning Vinyasa Yoga Routine

Tuesday - Heart Opening Hatha Yoga Routine

Wednesday - Power Yoga Workout

Thursday - Twist & Rinse Vinyasa Yoga Routine

Friday - Feel Good Hip Opening Hatha Yoga Routine

Saturday - Strong & Balanced Power Yoga Routine

Sunday - Slow Stretch Restorative Yoga Routine



Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.
Day 3 of the #warmupb4uturnup #yogachallenge •
Day 1: crow pose
Day 2: headstand
Day 3: eight angle pose
Day 4: pincha
Day 5: epk2 💕
Day 6: chinstand
Day 7: handstand
Day 8: yogi’s choice



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madahenriques  asked:

Could u update the yoga tag? I have recently read all in ur blog and am just wishing for more xD And the jealous derek tag too pretty pleaseee?? That one is just a classic in my opinion <3

of course babe 


All Twisted up Thinking of You by Gonardo (18/? | 30,690 | NC17)

My first time writing in the teen wolf fandom, so be gentle, please. I will try to make it a slow build, and so far I’m edging towards fluff. Derek is a yoga instructor and Stiles is one of his ‘students’
Tags will be added going forward.

like the totally mellow downward dog by robpatFF (1/1 | 3,236 | G)

It seems stupid now, to head back to the loft with Peter, to wait for Braeden to send word of something, anything. It seems stupid for Derek to be worried about shit that he can’t fucking control.

The woman smiles at his apparent indecision.

“We sell yoga pants,” she says, smiling. “Probably in your size.”

Derek goes inside.

Momentum by TatsuKitty (1/1 | 14,934 | R)

“That’s how he knew where Erica and Boyd were.” He growled and stood to pace the length of the apartment. Melissa observed quietly while he processed and silently picked him apart. He was obviously possessive and protective but his facial expressions and motions were harsh, a bit wild, just a touch of the wolf showing in the man. Finding out that Derek was a werewolf had almost made a kind of poetic sense.

“I’d guess. I don’t know what happened with them. I know they died.” She reached out and placed a hand on Derek’s forearm. He went totally still like a rabbit caught in the eyes of a fox and stared at her. “I’m sorry.”

“Wh–¬what ?” he just blinked at her, still totally frozen.

Gumby by BeniMaiko (1/1 | 1,466 | NC17)

Stiles gets bendy.


A Start by Inell (1/1 | 1,458 | PG13)

Derek’s acting like a jealous boyfriend. The only issue? He and Stiles aren’t dating.

Stiles. Derek. Beach. Capiche? by Fox_Pause (1/1 | 3,838 | G)

A day at the beach sounds pretty innocent, right?

If you said yes, you would be wrong.

Because before Derek can blink, what he thought would be a harmless outing has turned into a one cluster-fuck of a situation. He’s not completely sure Allison can breathe, she and Scott’ve been lip-locked so long, Lydia’s being a spoilt brat who’s acting like she knows something he doesn’t and Stiles is.. well… Stiles is very, very drunk.

What could possibly go wrong?

Excuse me sir, but I think a dingo ate my cameraman by ElisAttack (2/2 | 10,829 | PG13)

Stiles is living the high life. He has a great job, an amazing roommate, and a new best friend. But when said best friend goes missing after a night of drunken shenanigans, everything goes to shit. And for some reason, Stiles seems be the only one who cares that his grumpy boss is also missing.

Or the one where Stiles finds the best dog ever and adopts him, much to said dog’s reluctance.

Erasing Him by scarlettletterr (1/1 | 2,058 | R)

When Derek was 15, he thought he met his soulmate. But then, she burned his family.
When Stiles was 8, he met his soulmate. But he wanted nothing to do with him.


Soulmate AU where even if you get your soulmark removed, it shows up under UV light.

Popupyogis challenge: 7 days of twists
Day 2: Revolved wide legged standing forward fold
This yoga pose reminds me of the yoga classes I took a few weeks ago.
We did this pose a few times. And I really miss those classes. I was always so peaceful and happy afterwards.

‘Reach for the stars’