Day 6: #toestand pose .
“I do not have a toestand so I am working to build balance and stability by lifting my heels off the floor, pressing the balls of my feet down while trying to keep my core engaged. I am also working to keep a long spine, trying not to hunch over or lean forward. This will help me build core strength and find my balancing point. - thus preparing me for a solid toestand.” .
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We're back🙋🏾♀️🙋🏾♀️🙋🏾♀️... So it's day 5 of the #bgytribechallenge2019 ! We missed a day 😣 but back for the #Warrior3 pose. So about that balancing 🥴... Watch the video to see my interpretation of this pose and then check out the pictures to see how we all struggle with it both in the pose and probably in our journeys right now. Always a continuous search for that balance! Side note: I can only do this pose with my arms back. It felt natural balancing that way and I felt strong... but putting my arms forward... 🗣 Timber! Lol! I'm sure I could do a whole podcast analyzing myself on that one. Anywho... #namaste peeps! #YogiInTheMaking 🙃. #BlackGirlYoga 🧘🏾🧘🏾🧘🏾 #bgytribechallenge#bgytribe#igyoga#igyogafam#yoga
🎉Day 6 of the #bgytribechallenge2019 is #toestand with @blackgirlyoga brand artist Tiffany @yogatiffany_ the person responsible for our challenge flyer artwork 💜
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.
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.
Begin standing in Mountain Pose with your arms at your sides.
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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Affirmation; I am significant and deserving. I am more than this world.
Day Five of the #bgytribechallenge ➡️ Warrior III Pose a.k.a ➡️ Virabhadrasana III ♻️Benefits of Warrior III♻️ •Strengthens the ankles and legs
•Strengthens the shoulders and muscles of the back
•Tones the abdomen
•Improves memory and concentration
•Encourages better posture •Invigorates and energizes
Ok guys: day 5! 💃🏾 This one is very difficult for me because I have no balance.
When I jump in the posture directly I can take the position better and hold longer. When I flow it’s way more difficult: my leg is lower and I fall. 😓 I have to work on balance.
This yoga pose helps strengthen your legs, shoulders, and back. Challenge yourself by trying to create a straight line with your head, hips, and legs. Avoid swinging your body into position because it can make you lose your balance. •
Day5️⃣: warrior 3 ✨The right method of doing asanas [yoga poses] brings lightness and an exhilarating feeling in the body as well as in the mind, and a feeling of oneness of body, mind, and soul. -B.K.S. Iyengar✨