Ended the final day of me being 21 doing all my favourite things.
I took a yoga class this morning and then spent the afternoon in the sunshine, walking along the river, picnicking in the park, all with family by my side. 🥰
I know it’s always being said nowadays, but we should definitely fill our lives with more moments that make us forget to look at our phones.
The last few days have been like that.
Full of chaos and busyness, but also full of laughter and fun.
Full of simple moments; simple memories. Simple happiness.✨ .
Feeling so grateful to have ended this 21st year of life surrounded by so much love.❤️
Happy Sunday everyone. 🤗
Read below for full details and instructions 👇 and for all the modifications and progressions to the foundational poses of yoga, check out the e-books (link in bio)! Share this with someone that could benefit and save it for your personal practice! #YogaTeacher @joe_lizzzzzz_yoga
Just because we can’t see the journey, doesn’t mean it wasn’t one of many steps 🌱 ||
Most of us don’t wake up one day and BAM we are rocking 2 minute handstand holds and one armed peacock poses. We start at the beginning, with the foundations, with the props and assists. 🌱🌱 As always, remember to honor yourself and listen to your body. Every practice is beautifully unique, and yoga doesn’t have an expiration date/time line.
1. Warm up/stretch your wrists. For arm balances, for handstands, for allll the things! It’s so very important to warm up and stretch your wrists (and feet while we are talking about it) every practice, but particularly before practicing mayurasana. You can do this by utilizing your body weight (this can be intense so use a block if needed) or simply by using your other hand to help you stretch.
2. Build your confidence by utilizing props. For me, the mental aspect of asana is often what holds me back: fear. Fear of failing, fear of falling. Utilize props to help your body find comfort and muscle memory and to help you build confidence in what you’re working towards. My favorite props to utilize for mayurasana are blocks under the feet, and if needed a strap to keep my arm alignment. You can also lay a pillow in front of you as well if you want to protect yourself if you fall forward.
And for building up to lotus, work that easy pose and hip openers.
Mayurasana takes a lot of upper body strength as well as core. Work on poses such as chaturanga, navasana, salabhasana and opening your shoulders. Don’t pressure yourself, don’t push yourself, enjoy the journey
What gives me happiness is seeing other people happy. Specifically my people. I've come to realize that my mood is dependant on the moods of my loved ones. Is that empathy? I've never labeled myself as an empath, but I imagine I might be one. Depending on how you look at it that statement makes me seem a bit selfish. I truly do want happiness for those close to me though regardless of it's affect on my own well being. On the flip side I sometimes don't feel like I am the one in control of my own emotions 🤷♀️ .
Pose inspo from @shaali_singogo 😍 I saw him do this a few weeks back and immediately saved it to try when my back felt better ❤ .
Day 4 of #InternationalYogisOfMystery is HEART OPENER .
1. The Warrior (pose)- tell us what you are fighting for
2. Super(wo)man (any extended arm and leg pose)- tell us what super powers you would have
3. Ninja (any pose with a wall or prop )-tell us what makes you feel strong
4. Femme Fatale (any heart opener)- tell us what gives you happiness
5. Secret Agent (side lunge)- tell us your fears and how you work to conquer them
6. Goddess (pose) - tell us what makes you feel beautiful
7. Hero’s choice - any pose, tell us your secret identity
@rollgahealth . . . . .
1 minute ago
Squats are one of the most functional and strongest movements you can apply to a consistent training program.
It requires strength, power, technique and mobility.
Take me for an example. I used to be a brick after rugby league, my body was like a rock. So stiff I couldn’t get off both my toes and hips were locked out before parallel. But after years of practise and constant repetition of the movement, you do get better.
As you see I can now perform squats correctly.
A nice straight back, chest up high, hip crease is below my knees.
My knees track over my toes and heels are down ( most of the time haha)
You can really get strong through proper technique of the squat. Improving leg and glute size and strength. Core strength and upper back.
So all you need between your ears is the steel arrghh