Day 19 #yogatothecore is handstand prep. Start off with your hands planted firmly down, press up with your shoulders and pull your abs into the center line. Lean only as much forward as necessary to allow the motion upwards to flow. Stay in the prep for ten breaths and repeat three times if you don’t get any lift off. It took me five years to learn this movement so be patient. Even though I go all the way up here just holding the prep is an amazing core strengthener! Check my YouTube channel for handstand press tutorials. Check @beachyogagirl @stoked_yogi for more options. Tag us all and @glidesup in your posts.
Frog splits caught in action today filming for @codyapp Look out for splits series coming soon 😊 Straddle is one of my hardest postures. It pushes me to my edge. Frog splits are great way to approach opening the inner thighs for a deeper straddle. Hair and make up by Gina Gloss. (at Miami Life Center)
Day 16 #yogatothecore is Lolasana. Keeping the legs together and not crosse makes the lift up so much harder for me. Jumping into lolasana requires so much determination not to let the feet fall to the floor. The key to keep moving forward while engaging the core and pressing up with the shoulders. Jumping back from lolasana is all about stable shoulder girdle and superstrong abs. Check @beachyogagirl @stoked_yogi for more options. Tag us all and @glidesup in your posts. Bracelets @puravidabracelets
Yoga is a mirror for the inner journey. When you’re ready to delve deeply within the path will open up before you. Lowering down from handstand in Padmasana is like descending into the subconscious mind. I can get down there but the next step for me is to learn how to come back up. What’s your biggest lesson in your practice now? Shorts by @elisabettarogiani use KinoYoga10 for a discount on her awesome clothes.
Day 15 #yogatothecore is Uddiyana Kriya. Watch closely and see how deeply the lower belly can hollow out. Accessing the true depth of your pelvic floor is a part of transforming the physical practice into the spiritual. Only after you get this emptiness in the pelvis can you try for the full prep for Nauli Kriya. If you think it’s crazy, it is! Have fun exploring the inner terrain 😊 Check @beachyogagirl @stoked_yogi for more options. Tag us all and @glidesup in all your posts. Video by @courtney_morra on beautiful Miami Beach.
Day 14 #yogatothecore is Parsva Bakasana. This intense arm balance requires a deep activation of the core through a side twist. Stabilize the shoulders and lift the hips with the power of your pelvic floor. Entering from tripod headstand makes it even harder. Check @beachyogagirl @stoked_yogi for more options. Tag us and @glidesup in all your posts.
Day 11 #yogatothecore is Supta Padangusthasana. To emphasize the core lift your lower ribs off the ground and reach your forehead to your knee. Ground your hips equally throughout all variations, especially the last one, reclining split, or else you can easily overstretch the hamstring. Press the “standing” leg firmly into the ground. Check @beachyogagirl @stoked_yogi for more options. Tag us all and our sponsor @glidesup in your posts. Bracelets by @puravidabracelets