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

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 and forth |
#yoga #flow #vinyasa #downwardfacingdog #plank #fitness #workout #practice #health #meditation #yogateacher #naturalhair #twists #senegalesetwist #blackyogis #healing #selflove #selfcare #holistic #sacred #yogaathome #cabelocrespo #warrior #warriorpose (hier: Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen)

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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 :)

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Inspired by @unrelentingmonkey and his recent #airportyoga here’s a little #squat #twist #balance sequence in the lounge at #bostonlogan

I’m so glad to be able to put some weight on my wrist again after all these weeks!

#yoga #yogaeveryday #dailyyoga #dailypractice #crowpose #wrist #core #nomatrequired (at Boston Logan International Airport)

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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

-SB

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!

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.

Yoga for beginners - video links :)

Foundations of yoga
Lorna Jane: Learn The Basics of Yoga with Brooke …: http://youtu.be/lkohNZ75sIA
Sukhasana (The Easy Pose): http://youtu.be/zLvJD7iKVhw
Tree Pose - Vrksasana: http://youtu.be/yVE4XXFFO70
Forward Fold Yoga Pose: http://youtu.be/g7Uhp5tphAs
Runner’s Lunge - Foundations of Yoga: http://youtu.be/OfJl_jhJcWw
Downward Dog - Downward Facing Dog Yoga Pose: http://youtu.be/j97SSGsnCAQ
Extended Child’s Pose: http://youtu.be/eqVMAPM00DM
Reclined Twist Yoga Pose: http://youtu.be/mKC3IeldPOc
Warrior One Yoga Pose: http://youtu.be/5rT—p_cLOc
Warrior 2 Yoga Pose: http://youtu.be/4Ejz7IgODlU
Cobra Pose: http://youtu.be/n6jrC6WeF84

Beginner sequences
Vinyasa Yoga Basics for Beginners - Level 1: http://youtu.be/CdwjJzS1SaI
Yoga Poses For Beginners - Where To Start?: http://youtu.be/VI-BbATfLXo
Yoga For Complete Beginners - 20 Minute Home Yoga…: http://youtu.be/v7AYKMP6rOE
Yoga For Beginners - 40 Minute Home Yoga Workout: http://youtu.be/OQ6NfFIr2jw
Quick Stress Fix - 5 Minute Sequence: http://youtu.be/jOfshreyu4w
Flexibility and Range of Motion | Beginner Yoga W…: http://youtu.be/4PgIfOOHwH8
Basic Breathing | Beginner Yoga With Tara Stiles: http://youtu.be/QJ-5YzBZdrI
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class for Beginners: http://youtu.be/HmZFwoUU3WQ

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

http://instagram.com/kinoyoga

http://instagram.com/beachbeeyoga

http://instagram.com/tiny_yogini

http://instagram.com/beachyogagirl

http://instagram.com/yoga_girl

10 Essential Yoga Poses to Strengthen Athletes.

1. Triangle Pose

2. Extended Side Angle Pose

3. Downward Dog

4. Low Pyramid Pose

5. Warrior I

6. Lunge Variation

7. Low Lunge with Quad Stretch Variation

8. Pigeon Pose

9. Shoelace Pose

10. Reclined Spinal Twist

Yoga also helps make athletes(especially runners), more flexible.

Try to do each pose for 3-6 breaths (or 30-60 seconds) at least twice a week.

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