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  • 🎉Day 6 of the #bgytribechallenge2019 is #toestand with @blackgirlyoga brand artist Tiffany @yogatiffany_  the person responsible for our challenge flyer artwork 💜
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Day 👋🏿+👆🏿 #ToeStand * #Padangusthasana
. "We need a new paradigm, one that will replace our present attachment to imbalance. Yoga is the study of balance, and balance is the aim of all living creatures; it is our home." .
~Meditations from the Mat
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There's a reason #drishti is revered as a core yogic principle. The same drishti principles applied to a balancing yoga pose should also be applied off the mat. After zeroing in on your physical posture + breath, it’s a finishing touch that locks in the pose, improving balance + so much more.
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You see, when you're gazing at one focal point, it helps calm the breath, the nervous system, + the heart rate. When you're focused on being in the present moment,  then + only then will everything fall into place. 
drishti tips: ✔maintain a soft gaze ✔resist the urge to close your eyes ✔shift your gaze slowly ✔if you fall out of balance,  get back up + try again ✔be gentle with yourself *Toe Stand Pose strengthens your abdominal muscles, hips, knees, ankles, + toes. It develops stronger joints, which helps to improve arthritis + knee pain.

Steps:

Begin standing in Mountain Pose with your arms at your sides.

Forward fold.

Rest in Garland pose for 3 breaths.

Place finger tips on the floor in front of you or onto blocks.

Lift your hips + place one foot on top of your ankle. 
Rise up slightly on the exhale (try to keep your gaze soft + your back straight). All of your weight should be balanced across the ball of your standing foot.

Gaze at a single spot on the floor in front of you.

Keeping your abdominals engaged, bring your left hand to the center of your chest in half prayer position. If it is possible, bring your right hand to meet your left, pressing your palms together.

To release the pose, place your fingertips on the mat in front of you once again. Remove your foot from your ankle. Forward fold. Mountain Pose. Repeat for the same amount of time on the opposite side.
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Tag all hosts and sponsors to be eligible for a prize! #blackgirlyoga #yoga
  • 🎉Day 6 of the #bgytribechallenge2019 is #toestand with @blackgirlyoga brand artist Tiffany @yogatiffany_ the person responsible for our challenge flyer artwork 💜
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    Day 👋🏿+👆🏿 #ToeStand * #Padangusthasana
    . "We need a new paradigm, one that will replace our present attachment to imbalance. Yoga is the study of balance, and balance is the aim of all living creatures; it is our home." .
    ~Meditations from the Mat
    .
    There's a reason #drishti is revered as a core yogic principle. The same drishti principles applied to a balancing yoga pose should also be applied off the mat. After zeroing in on your physical posture + breath, it’s a finishing touch that locks in the pose, improving balance + so much more.
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    You see, when you're gazing at one focal point, it helps calm the breath, the nervous system, + the heart rate. When you're focused on being in the present moment,  then + only then will everything fall into place.
    drishti tips: ✔maintain a soft gaze ✔resist the urge to close your eyes ✔shift your gaze slowly ✔if you fall out of balance,  get back up + try again ✔be gentle with yourself *Toe Stand Pose strengthens your abdominal muscles, hips, knees, ankles, + toes. It develops stronger joints, which helps to improve arthritis + knee pain.

    Steps:

    Begin standing in Mountain Pose with your arms at your sides.

    Forward fold.

    Rest in Garland pose for 3 breaths.

    Place finger tips on the floor in front of you or onto blocks.

    Lift your hips + place one foot on top of your ankle.
    Rise up slightly on the exhale (try to keep your gaze soft + your back straight). All of your weight should be balanced across the ball of your standing foot.

    Gaze at a single spot on the floor in front of you.

    Keeping your abdominals engaged, bring your left hand to the center of your chest in half prayer position. If it is possible, bring your right hand to meet your left, pressing your palms together.

    To release the pose, place your fingertips on the mat in front of you once again. Remove your foot from your ankle. Forward fold. Mountain Pose. Repeat for the same amount of time on the opposite side.
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    Tag all hosts and sponsors to be eligible for a prize! #blackgirlyoga #yoga
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  • Day 4 of the #bgytribechallenge2019 with our tribe host @yoganubia 💚 
#PeacefulWarrior • Shanti Virabhadrasana 
A Peaceful Battle

The Peaceful Warrior may sound contradictory, but the yoga practice requires that we seek truth beyond illusions and make thoughtful choices instead of floating from one reaction to the next when life happens.

The Warrior has the wisdom to back down and observe himself in the moment, prepared to make split second decisions that support the greater good. 
Peaceful warrior - Do No Harm, But Take No Sh*t. You should always treat others with kindness and respect, just as you would like to be treated. However, if someone is clearly treating you with disrespect, don't stoop to their level like a fool, but don't tolerate their bullsh*t either.

Instructions:

Take the feet wider than shoulder-width, feet facing forward. 
Turn the right foot toward the right, bend the right knee towards 90 degrees (if knee goes past the ankle, take back foot wider). Arms out to the sides, flip the right palm up toward the sky. 
Take the arm overhead and reach the hand up toward the sky, feeling the right side stretch long.

Gaze follows the lifted hand.

Back arm lightly touches back leg, or wraps around the back for a half-bind.

Hold for a few breaths then repeat other side.
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2019 Tribe Hosts:
Day1️⃣ @vlherissyoga #seatedboundangle
Day2️⃣ @jojotheyogi #warrior1
Day3️⃣ @shainamarie.b #warrior2
Day4️⃣ @yoganubia #peacefulwarrior
Day5️⃣ @yogi.yana #warrior3
Day6️⃣ @yogatiffany_  #toestand
Day7️⃣ @yogawithtiarah #lowcrescentlunge
Day8️⃣ @lisettejohn #sideplank
Day9️⃣@christajanine #wheelpose
Day🔟 @chocolate_yoga #inversion
💎Day 11 Bonus Day (optional) - Flow all poses together! .
✨Sponsors:
@werkshop
@soulfulvibesco
@yogapaws
@queenmalkia_activewear
@chasinunicorns .
✨To be eligible for prizes:
1️⃣ Follow @BlackGirlYoga :)
2️⃣ Repost this flyer using the hashtag #bgytribechallenge2019 & follow all hosts and sponsors and tag some friends to join in!
3️⃣ Each day post your version of the challenge pose and tag/mention all hosts and sponsors so we can see 👁️ you!  Profile must be public. 
#blackgirlyoga #igyogachallenge #igyogacommunity
  • Day 4 of the #bgytribechallenge2019 with our tribe host @yoganubia 💚
    #PeacefulWarrior • Shanti Virabhadrasana
    A Peaceful Battle

    The Peaceful Warrior may sound contradictory, but the yoga practice requires that we seek truth beyond illusions and make thoughtful choices instead of floating from one reaction to the next when life happens.

    The Warrior has the wisdom to back down and observe himself in the moment, prepared to make split second decisions that support the greater good.
    Peaceful warrior - Do No Harm, But Take No Sh*t. You should always treat others with kindness and respect, just as you would like to be treated. However, if someone is clearly treating you with disrespect, don't stoop to their level like a fool, but don't tolerate their bullsh*t either.

    Instructions:

    Take the feet wider than shoulder-width, feet facing forward.
    Turn the right foot toward the right, bend the right knee towards 90 degrees (if knee goes past the ankle, take back foot wider). Arms out to the sides, flip the right palm up toward the sky.
    Take the arm overhead and reach the hand up toward the sky, feeling the right side stretch long.

    Gaze follows the lifted hand.

    Back arm lightly touches back leg, or wraps around the back for a half-bind.

    Hold for a few breaths then repeat other side.
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    2019 Tribe Hosts:
    Day1️⃣ @vlherissyoga #seatedboundangle
    Day2️⃣ @jojotheyogi #warrior1
    Day3️⃣ @shainamarie.b #warrior2
    Day4️⃣ @yoganubia #peacefulwarrior
    Day5️⃣ @yogi.yana #warrior3
    Day6️⃣ @yogatiffany_ #toestand
    Day7️⃣ @yogawithtiarah #lowcrescentlunge
    Day8️⃣ @lisettejohn #sideplank
    Day9️⃣@christajanine #wheelpose
    Day🔟 @chocolate_yoga #inversion
    💎Day 11 Bonus Day (optional) - Flow all poses together! .
    ✨Sponsors:
    @werkshop
    @soulfulvibesco
    @yogapaws
    @queenmalkia_activewear
    @chasinunicorns .
    ✨To be eligible for prizes:
    1️⃣ Follow @BlackGirlYoga :)
    2️⃣ Repost this flyer using the hashtag #bgytribechallenge2019 & follow all hosts and sponsors and tag some friends to join in!
    3️⃣ Each day post your version of the challenge pose and tag/mention all hosts and sponsors so we can see 👁️ you! Profile must be public.
    #blackgirlyoga #igyogachallenge #igyogacommunity
  • 242 5 15 August, 2019