Hey yogi peach This was by far my favorite pose of your challenge (hope I’m not too late for your post) I really enjoyed the challenge because the variation of the poses was so vast and this is my first time ever doing this pose! A funny side note is that my father walked in like 3 seconds after this picture was taken, slamming the door into me… I could only laugh because yoga sometimes becomes this really serene and serious thing, but most often for me, things like this happen!! Lots of love to you beautifucality ;)
I’m uploading several pics at a time because I don’t have access to a person I want taking these photos everyday. So I figured 5 would do for now. I am doing each pose daily, but photo time will be sporadic!
I can’t wait to compare these to May when I plan to do the same challenge so I can see progress.
1. Follow @yogipeachs
2. Repost challenge collage to your instagram feed or tumblr page
3. Take a photo or video of the pose each day and post it
4. Tag #yogilovemay, challenge hosts and @yogipeachs in your posts
5. Have fun and connect with other challenge participants 🙏
I’m so excited to share our love for Yoga with you.
I hope you can join in on the fun!😊 Tag a friend or leave us a comment …. who’s in?
Well this is my challenge of yoga poses of Tara Stiles, I’m reading her book ‘Slim Calm Sexy Yoga’ and this book helps me a lot with my breath, meditation and self confidence/esteem, so now I’m in the part of practicing the poses, I want to share it with you my lovely followers if you want to try it.
How this is works?
+ This is for beginners///intermediate///advanced challenge
+ You can do any pose, the poses you want to do, wherever you want, you don’t have to post any picture, if you want feel free to share it, is not for days/time, do it the best way that you can, you can add a description to your journal and share about how you feel.
+ 3 or 5 breaths in each pose
+ You can tag #yogastiles to share your pictures/progress/description - you can tag me if you want I’ll like to see your poses #yogipeach -
+ Stay Positive: Don’t feel bad and Try not to judge yourself harshly in comparison to what others are doing on their mats. Everyone is at a different place on the path. Stay light-hearted and keep your sense of humor. Laugh if you fall out of a pose, smile when things get difficult. Enjoy yourself.
+ Remember that your practice is an individual process. No one else is inside your body, so defer to your own judgement about what you can and cannot do. DON’T FORCE ANY POSE Over time, you will learn to discern the difference between something you may be afraid of or think you can’t do and something that is actually painful and possibly injurious. There is no hurry to get into any particular pose. Listen to your own body and respect what it tells you about how to practice.
Ps. You do not need to follow me /// If you need help with a name of some pose or how to do it please feel free to ask me /// enjoy it.
The lovely Savannah #yogipeach, suggested that I check out Yin Yoga Deep Stretching for my hips and hamstrings. I’ve actually done a LITTLE Yin Yoga during Beach Yoga when I first started, and this was actually one of the stretches we did, but at the time I didn’t really get the concept. I think it was my second yoga class ever.
Anyway, Yin Yoga is a very slow yoga, where you hold the stretches for extended periods of time (like 10-15 minutes), letting your body adapt and basically ‘fall’ or relax into the stretch. To get from the first picture here to the last took me about 5 minutes, slowly lowering down. The stretch in my hips is pretty intense, basically hip flexors, right along the front of my hip bones.
If anyone is interested, here’s the video that I watched that explained it:
I need to be more diligent with this, just take half an hour out of my day and do one of these each day, or every other day or something and see if I can make some improvement in my nonexistent flexibility.
Days 5 & 6: puppy pose and dolphin pose. Puppy pose is my favorite ever but I’ve never tried dolphin so it was fun to learn.
I love my arms because even though they’re flabby (nothing wrong with that!) they get stronger every day.
Finally feeling confident and positive enough to “properly” join the Tumblr community. I’m joining the #BloomingOpen yoga challenge! What better way to start the day than doing yoga in a cute bra?👙 Just catching up with everyone else, so here are Days 1-4!
Day 1: Camel Pose
Day 2: Reverse Plank
Day 3: Open Cow Pose (modified - my shoulders and hips weren’t open enough this morning for me to comfortably/correctly reach my hands behind my back, so I kept them in front)
Day 4: Seated Cow / Cat