September202014

fitanne:

Flexibility and Range of Motion | Beginner yoga with Tara Stiles. [Video] [Part 2]

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sunny-yogi:

Sunny Yogi’s Guide to Headstands: Inversions do take a lot of time, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do it! I would also advise this to do this by a wall incase you need help balancing :) Good luck! 

Step One: Child’s Pose

Start out in child’s pose.  This pose is great for lengthening your spine, and giving it a nice stretch before you go into an inversion :) 

Step Two: Get on your knees and forearms, clasp your fingers together. 

Build a strong foundation for your headstand! When you clasp your fingers together your elbows will slightly splay out.  Ground your hands, and elbows to the ground. 

Step Three: Place Head in Palms.

You want to put the part of your head in your palms, where it start to curve to the back of your head. I really hope this makes sense. Try to put your forehead on ground and roll the head rest of the head to fit the palms.  If this still doesn’t make sense, play around with your head positions and find a positioning that is supportive. 

Step Four: Extend out your legs.

If you are a beginner, make sure you have this step down before you continue on with the rest.  When you extend your legs, go on your tippy toes and straighten out your back.  Your back should be perpendicular to the floor.  Usually for me in this pose, when I’m on this step, I can feel my body trying to find it’s sense of balance.  

Step Five: With control send one leg up. 

Again, if you are a beginner, you might want to practice this a little bit. Make sure your core is engaged. 

Step Six: Slowly lift up other leg. Find your balance! 

Use this step to make sure you are properly balanced. Make sure your arms and core are engaged.  Make sure your back is straight, and your head and neck feel comfortable. If not, get out of this pose, you don’t want to hurt yourself! 

Step Seven: When ready, straighten out your legs! Extend! 

Engage that core, make sure your elbows and hands are rooted.  When you get here you might sway a little bit, but don’t be scared. Just try to use your legs/feet to try to balance you :) 

Good luck with this pose! Remember, don’t be discouraged if you can’t do this pose.  Do NOT try to force your body to do something it’s not ready to do.  Core exercises and arm exercises are a great way to get your body ready for inversions. 

Feel free to send me pictures/videos/ comments of your progress. Also let me know if you need further help! Namaste :)

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May152012

Train of Thought

 

 

 

Her memory’s just like train tracks,
Winding in amongst my hair,
Stumbling all around my thoughts,
Without a purpose or a care,

Every time I try to make her go,
Standing right in front of me,
She’s laying ties all through my mind,
Making sure she never leaves,

    .. ..

“Won’t you buy a ticket baby?
Won’t you board my train of thought?
It travels right inside your room ,
 to the places you’ve forgot”

.. ..
There are a couple stops along the way,
to her bed and to her heart,
But she promised not to let me stay,
And it tears my world apart,

The letters in her name,
Keep on spelling out her sighs,
And as I take this troubled train,

All is in the color of her eyes

 

 

March312012

Easy Ways to Burn 100

Just decide how much time you have and then do one of the actions below it for that amount! Easy Beanz! 

10 Minutes

  • Jog around the block
  • Jump rope quickly
  • Work out to a step aerobics video

15 Minutes

  • Climb up and down your stairs
  • Play touch football with the family
  • Swim laps
  • Go roller-skating
  • Sled in the park with the kids
  • Hit some tennis balls

20 Minutes

  • Power walk
  • Shoot hoops with your teens
  • Trim the shrubs
  • Weed the garden
  • Turn up the music and dance around the room
  • Ice-skate

25 Minutes

  • Rake the lawn and sack the leaves
  • Bike leisurely around the neighborhood
  • Vacuum the rugs
  • Mop the bathrooms
  • Row a boat at the park
  • Challenge a friend to a serious Ping-Pong match
  • Tidy up the backyard
  • Go horseback riding
  • Refinish a piece of furniture

30 Minutes

  • Throw a Frisbee around
  • Ballroom dance with your husband
  • Lift light weights
  • Wallpaper or paint a room
  • Wash your car
  • Sweep the floors

35 Minutes

  • Dust the house
  • Practice the piano or violin
  • Set the table and prepare a meal
  • Play catch with your kids
  • Clear the table and wash the pots, pans, and dishes

40 Minutes

  • Iron your clothes
  • Window-shop
  • Unload the dryer and fold the laundry
  • Cruise the aisles of the supermarket



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