⚡️Are you ready to boost your energy?⚡️
Tomorrow is the first day of #YogaEnergyBoost , and we’re doing #warrior2 .
For every day of this challenge, I’ll provide a mini tutorial of the full pose as well as a modification (swipe left).
A couple things I want to point out as we start this challenge:
✳️ While I’m not a yoga teacher, everything I say is based off what I’ve learned from yoga teachers, much time spent doing my own reading and research, and my own practice and experience.
✳️ Everyone’s anatomy is different. That means there is no one “right” alignment. What works for my body, may not work for your body.
So what does all that mean? It means it’s important to listen to your body. Don’t stress or strain. Don’t do something just because that’s what a tutorial says, if it doesn’t feel right for your body. If something I say works for your body, great, but if it doesn’t, you won’t hurt my feelings if you ignore it. And, finally, don’t worry what the pose looks like, because everyone will look a little different. Focus instead on what the pose feels like. 💖
Okay, disclaimers complete. 😉
When doing warrior 2, face your shoulders and hips to the long edge of your mat, and then engage everything, from the tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes. Warrior 2 is a foundational pose, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. When done with full engagement, it’ll get very tiring very quickly. 😅
If you can’t bring your thigh parallel with the floor, that’s okay. Just shorten your stance (second picture), but continue to engage everything.
I’m looking forward to seeing all of your strong and energetic warriors. Be sure to check out my high-energy co-hosts for their variations and tips.
⚡️Hosts: @elliegriffinyoga @flaviayogalicia @sarka.yoga @kutzms
⚡️Sponsors: @VibrateHigherOfficial @panaprium (15% off through October 31, using code ENERGY) @vayumudra @liforme @InsideOutsideOutsideIn
. #warrior2pose#virabhadrasana2#barnyoga#thisisyoga#thisismyyoga#yogainreallife#myyogapractice#yogastrong#yogimama#i ❤️yoga #yogatutorial#yogaforeveryone#yogaforenergy#autumnyoga#octoberyogachallenge#yogaforeverybody#practicenotperfect
Pigeon (create space to receive all positive energy and free up the hips that may be holding pent up emotions) .
Warrior 2 (stand strong, believe in your strengths)
Dancer (light and graceful encouraging happiness and opening the heart)
Goddess pose (be confident and invite love and happiness)
Crow pose (build strength and focus whilst calming the mind)
Wheel pose (to relieve stress and energise) .
Headstand (take a different perspective on life, bring fresh blood supply to the entire body and encourage positive energy.
This challenge wouldn’t be complete without a Warrior pose thrown in 😋 For Day 10 of #Yogissentials , it’s Warrior’s choice! I’m leading into a Virabhadrasana II/Warrior 2 this Friyay 🙌⚡️❤️
Whether you choose Warrior 1, 2, 3 (or any variation or modification) the intention behind this fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, are all the same. In Warrior II, we step our back foot 3-1/2 to 4ft apart with the outside edge of the foot parallel to the back of your mat. The front foot is pointing straight forward, and the heel is actually aligned to the arch/middle of your back foot. Now we have our stance, bend your front knee so it is at a 90 degree angle while the back leg is straight. With your torso facing the side of your mat (depending which side your warrior is at), extend your arms out parallel to the ground stretching as if you are trying to reaching the front and the back at the same time, relax your shoulders and face forward to your front hand. Try not to lean forward or backwards too much and keep your shoulders directly aligned to your hips 👌
We can’t wait to see which strong Warriors speak to you. 1, 2, or 3? (or maybe all 3?) You can even come into an Exalted Warrior from Warrior 2 (swipe to see my Viparita Virabhadrasana)➡️2️⃣
Are you ready to salute the sun? Show us your Virabhadrasana/Warrior Pose!🤺
1. Post a picture or video every day
2. Tag & follow all hosts and sponsors
3. Make sure that your IG profile is set to public and use the hashtag #Yogissentials in all your posts so that we can support and provide you with accountability
4. Have fun and breathe on!
Your Hosts: @bchanwarrior @highonyoga @raymurse_yoga @yogamand
Our generous Sponsors: @byoganow @moonchildyogawear @ohmmeapparel
Photo by @asanavanessa
1. Playful armbalance
2. Fierce heart opener
3. Loyal pose your tried and true
4. Fierce balance pose
5. Pose that releases your fire 🔥
6. Pose that makes you feel silly 🤪
7. Pose that makes you proud -what’s an achievement pose of yours armbalance heartopener you’ve been working on
8. Pose that makes you feel confident
9. Pose where you feel power in being flexible in your life?
From your #downwardfacingdog - you can check that up in story☑️
Bring your right foot forward facing twelve o'clock, knee in line with ankle
Turn your left foot to face nine o'clock
Extend right hand long in front of you and left hand to the back
Then fix your gaze forward and hold pose for few breaths and repeat process on the other side!
Thank you for bringing your mind to follow this far, now bring your body into the #warrior2pose to feel the overall body massage
En la postura del guerrero II, ¿Cuál es la expresión o gesto general de tu cuerpo? En la mayoría de la gente veo un gesto sin vida de alcanzar algo hacia delante, muchas veces creo que inconsciente, lo que les deja sin la estabilidad que a mí me evoca la postura, y también sin la sensación de alargamiento que proporcionaría el gesto si alcanzaran con verdadera intención. Imagina que estás en dicha postura, y en lugar de tus dedos, son las palmas de las manos las que apuntan hacia delante y hacia atrás (los dedos quedarían apuntando al cielo) y que quisieras resistir el empuje de algo o alguien que presionará contra tus manos, manteniendo tu posición. ¿Separarias más o menos las piernas? ¿Tu centro de gravedad subiría o descendería? ¿Tu torso quedaría inclinado o más vertical? ¿Qué sensación mental y emocional te da ese cambio en la perspectiva de la postura? 📸: @missyogui
104914 August, 2019
Que nada te impida seguir practicando 🧘🏻♀️ La mejor práctica se hace sin ego, sin espejos, escuchando a tu cuerpo, alineando, respirando. No importa en donde te encuentres en cada asana, no te des por vencido, simplemente sigue apareciendo en tu mar 😉
🧘🏻♀️ 🧘🏻♂️ 🧘🏻♀️ 🧘🏻♂️ 🧘🏻♀️ 🧘🏻♂️ 🧘🏻♀️ 🧘🏻♂️ Don’t let anything keep you from practicing 🧘🏻♀️ The best practice is done without ego, without mirrors, listening to your body, aligning, breathing. No matter where you are in each asana, do not give up, just keep showing up on your mat 😉
Calling all SUP Warriors!⠀
It’s August. And I KNOW that SUP is on your Summer Bucket List 🗒 ⠀
Don’t wait too long to get yourself on a paddleboard. I’ve been teaching SUP for over 5 years and here’s what’s going to happen:⠀
🌊 You’re going to get yourself on a board⠀
🌊 You’re going to LOVE ❤️ it!⠀
🌊 You will wish you learned to SUP earlier in the season ⠀
🌊 You’re going to find every excuse possible to get yourself back out on the water⠀
While @endlesssupco will run classes through September, I don’t recommend waiting that long to come out and Paddle. ⠀
Here’s when you can join me this week with @endlesssupco:⠀
Monday: 6pm SUP Fitness 💪🏻⠀
Wed: 5:30pm SUP with PUP 🐶🐾⠀⠀
8:30am SUP Yoga 🧘♀️ ⠀⠀
6pm Paddle ‘N Pour 🍻⠀⠀
8:30am SUP Yoga 🧘♀️ ⠀⠀
Register for all classes in advance at https://endlesssupcompany.com/pages/sign-up-now⠀
Let’s get SUP crossed off that Bucket List sooner than later! See ya at L Street Beach in Belmar! ⠀
📷 @tockstar ⠀
👙 @athleta ⠀
🏄♀️ @glidesup ⠀
"Is there anything she can't handle? She's been broken. She's been defeated. She felt pain that most couldn't handle. She looks fear in the face; year after year, day after day, yet she never runs. She never hides. And she ALWAYS finds a way to get back up. She's unbreakable, she's a WARRIOR. She's you." #warrior2pose#morningyoga#mindbodyspirit#sunrisemeditation#youareawarrior
How do you express yourself?
This is definitely one I am still working on. Talking about feelings was never really something I learned. Growing up in a military family talking about feelings were often times avoided and has carried over into my adult life. . .
With the support of lots of people who I am blessed to have love me, I’m trying to be more open. I never want to wonder if the people I care about know just how important they are too me. .
This page helps me to connect and share the good and the bad. Thanks for being on the ride! . *any suggestions how you share your feelings? .
Today’s #yogisgetcreative challenge is to flow from Dancer to warrior2. Here’s my take excited to see everyone else’s ❤️
ll The Mythology of Viparita Virabhadrasana: Who Was Virabhadra? From Yoga International:
The story of Virabhadra is a classic warrior tale in that it reflects the struggle between truth (atman or “higher self”) and the ego. In this tale, Lord Shiva takes a wife—Sati—but her father, Daksha, does not approve of Shiva's bizarre, renunciate ways. (Shiva spends time in cemeteries and wears a snake around his neck, after all.) To demonstrate his disapproval, Daksha throws a party and does not invite the newlyweds. Sati becomes enraged and goes to the party alone to defend her love of Shiva, but her father cannot surrender his opinion of Shiva; his distaste for their coupling remains.
Flying Pigeon or Eka Pada Galavasana: fourth practice at this very challenging yoga balance. Does really require skill strength and flexibility. My cardio was pumping during these short holds. Arguably it may be most like a bird posture with the leg crossed over the other. It’s wonderful to practice this and emulate the birds 🦢 whose postures heal humans. I’m establishing good technique with this and did today again. I believe next time I’ll be little more angled upright having understood something towards the end of the practice. Very challenging Vinyasa practice actually and great for opening the hips. Figure four is not an easy posture but am now finding my way into with relative ease. I can really feel the difference in my body today. Learning about flexibility and strength has been very enlightening for me, not least of which is the health benefits that I’m enjoying on a daily basis. Again with this balance perhaps more than others, is the feeling when entering the balance of vulnerability that you may tip over. Working through fears that yes this can be done not recklessly but with skill and thought. It’s taken a lot of daily tough Vinyasa and Yin yoga to be able to get into figure four with the leg crossed over the other, let alone lift the feet off of the ground phew 😅. I love it it’s awesome. Whilst I’m having these amazing experiences, yesterday in town again I was targeted by the establishment bad nature’s groups who have it in their hearts to upset my life. I’ve never seen such a display of wickedness. It’s really shameful being British. The lies they make about their global activities as well as at home. Their lying about the Persian Gulf also to get America to fight a false 👺🦹♂️war. I’m grateful for Yoga and those that share it and for the amazing artists who grace the world 🕊❤️. #flyingcrowpose#flyingpigeonpose#flyingpigeon#pigeonpose#figure4pose#figure4posewithatwist#hipopenerstretch#yogaflex#yogaflexible#armbalances#yogabalance#warrior3#warrior2pose#vegan#art#chiropractic#yogaforhealth
1221 August, 2019
Happy Wednesday warriors 👊🏻
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Someday somehow somewhere
And timing all correct
We each one who feel lost
Will find ourselves
And if as Warriors
It will be the wonderful moment
And if as Cowards
It may look the bitterest moment
But an opportunity to know
The true self .
Finding self ,the only purpose in life .
Bound Lizard or Baddha Utthan Pristhasana: phew 😅 whilst all Vinyasa is not easy, it’s what you put into it that matters. Working very hard at continuity of breath Ujjayi. Was pleased with the intention I set in practicing today. This posture I let go surrendered and sunk deeper into the hip stretch: it felt deep and amazing 😉. Wider stance, and felt the inner thigh muscles stretch in places for the first time. This left side is the first time where I have been able to hold for the duration yayy 😁🔥 my left hip is getting stronger. Also stretching out my back all the way down the side of the spine, arms shoulders and flexors, quads. Awesome posture and made progress today. Went into Hurdlers Pose from BL, just for fun. Got it both sides today and so added to the energetic effect of the practice. Sure felt It during and after the practice. It’s a humble bowing posture and this definitely has benefits, many of them. In a undisciplined world, be disciplined. Ridding my system and body of ego 😈and malingering evil 🦹♂️👺🧙🏼♀️that tried to stop me from practicing today. Yes ego did right at the start of my practice, but stomped on it. Certainly in Britain the right path will get you targeted by those who have sold their souls to the empire. Second video and opening flow. Twisting out toxins that no longer serve the body requires active cleansing of the body mind and spirit. It compresses the Joints and when released flushes through lymphatic fluid and blood clearing out old for new. Twisting in crescent Pose felt great with a deeper stretch in my hips. It’s all feeling progressed and good. Thank guys for support, it means a lot. 🔥😊🙏. #boundlizardpose#boundlizard#hurdlerspose 🙌 #koundinyasana#twistedcrescent#warrior2pose#crescentpose#extendedsideangle#warrior3#yogastrength#yogatwists#veganrecipe#chiropractic#healthyeating#artistsoninstagram#koundinyasana2
#Warrior2Pose#PanamaCityBeach 🌊 I actually practiced on vacation this year, twice! Not just posing for pictures but actual practice. One morning on the balcony while the pool guy cleaned the pool and this day, in the morning on the beach. I even practiced sun salutations in public! yoga progress!
This is my current “Warrior 2”. It’s my full expression with the current openness of my own body. It’s the widest stance I can maintain while keeping my back foot anchored down and front knee over ankle. Some will say my stance should be wider, with my front leg parallel with the ground. I say, we’ll get there! Don’t be afraid of not having the perfect poses. Work with what you currently have and, over time, you’ll open up! The most important thing is to be safe.
I believe these to be the main cues for getting into a safe Warrior 2 and receiving the benefits of the pose.
1. Gaze over fingertips
2. Long neck
3. Shoulders down and back
4. Arms extending active and strong
5. Open chest
6. Upper body stacked over hips
7. Heel to heel or back heel can be wider if more comfortable
8. Ground outer edge of back foot
9. From knee stacked over ankle
10. Visualize opening the hips using the front knee
Hi from the pool! 🏖
We're dealing with the heat wave by hanging out by the refreshing water. I did yoga this morning, then went to church. Later in the afternoon we're going to go cool off at the charming Old Orchard Beach library. I spotted some interesting personal development books, that and the a/c will feel heavenly. 💫