and do a moon salutation during it!!

Moon Salutation Sequence:

From standing, lift your arms overhead and move to Half Moon (standing side bend) to the right and the left.
Step feet wide and lower into Deviasana (goddess pose).
Trikonasana (triangle) on the right.
Drop the left hand and square the hips forward for parsvottanasana (pyramid) on the right.
Drop the left knee for a low lunge, anajaneyasana. Lift the arms for a back bend.
Drop the arms and turn the toes to your left. Side lunge with the right knee bent.
Unbend the right knee and walk the feet together.
Sink the hips back into a squat.
(This is why moon salutations are fun—now we’ll begin to mirror what we’ve already done on the right side, working from the ground up on the left side.)
Lift out of the squat and step the feet wide.
Bend into a side lunge, left knee bent.
Turn the toes to the left and lower the right knee for anjaneyasana on the left. Lift the arms for a backbend.
Plant your hand and straighten both legs for parsvottanasana.
Lift the right arm and turn the heart to the ceiling for triangle.
Lift the torso, bring the feet parallel, and sink into goddess.
Stand and step the feet together.
Lift the arms overhead for Half Moon (standing side bend) to the right and the left.
Return to Tadasana.

(from http://www.doyouyoga.com/how-to-do-moon-salutations/)

—ken

and do a moon salutation during it!!

Moon Salutation Sequence:

From standing, lift your arms overhead and move to Half Moon (standing side bend) to the right and the left.
Step feet wide and lower into Deviasana (goddess pose).
Trikonasana (triangle) on the right.
Drop the left hand and square the hips forward for parsvottanasana (pyramid) on the right.
Drop the left knee for a low lunge, anajaneyasana. Lift the arms for a back bend.
Drop the arms and turn the toes to your left. Side lunge with the right knee bent.
Unbend the right knee and walk the feet together.
Sink the hips back into a squat.
(This is why moon salutations are fun—now we’ll begin to mirror what we’ve already done on the right side, working from the ground up on the left side.)
Lift out of the squat and step the feet wide.
Bend into a side lunge, left knee bent.
Turn the toes to the left and lower the right knee for anjaneyasana on the left. Lift the arms for a backbend.
Plant your hand and straighten both legs for parsvottanasana.
Lift the right arm and turn the heart to the ceiling for triangle.
Lift the torso, bring the feet parallel, and sink into goddess.
Stand and step the feet together.
Lift the arms overhead for Half Moon (standing side bend) to the right and the left.
Return to Tadasana.

(from http://www.doyouyoga.com/how-to-do-moon-salutations/)

—ken

Love it! I remember doing something like this in a Kripalu class a while ago (remember, Yan?) And just laughing and laughing. You can’t not!

As my yoga instructor @ The grinning yogi says, “Remember, the advanced variation is to lift the corners of the mouth up!”

—ken

(from @tumblrgymyoga)

Love it! I remember doing something like this in a Kripalu class a while ago (remember, Yan?) And just laughing and laughing. You can’t not!

As my yoga instructor @ The grinning yogi says, “Remember, the advanced variation is to lift the corners of the mouth up!”

—ken

(from @tumblrgymyoga)

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jongmeeee:

yogis do da yoga 
.
yogabagaba

Mermaid pose! And hydration :)

jongmeeee:

yogis do da yoga 

.

yogabagaba

Mermaid pose! And hydration :)

A little savasana love :)

A little savasana love :)

In honor of birthday week (this past week for me and Ken), here’s a pose that one of our former yoga teachers called Life Changing Quad Stretch. Not gonna lie, it pretty much sucks. It’s one of those poses where you feel out of weirdly out of breath and you’re gasping for air and your face scrunches up and your body and mind are freaking each other out. But she always made us stay in it longer than we thought we could—which feels amazing and empowering. And that’s why it’s Life Changing! Click through picture for more stretches.
—y
Hip Flexor Stretches Against the WallCombination leg stretches for the quads and hip flexors include these variations using the wall.

Reach your back ribs and back of your head up the wall, away from your pelvis. You can use your front leg to brace you. Press your front foot forwards. Work against the floor.Starting with your shin against the wall (and with padding under the knee if you need it), you can first focus on pushing your pelvis and ribcage back against the wall.
Experiment with pushing your shin into the wall.
Keep pressing your back shin into the wall. You’ll feel the front of your thigh engaging and you may also notice that this helps to press your pelvis down. Keep your neck and torso long.The next variation is to sink your pelvis but keep your torso upright, hands on your leg or on blocks.
From here you can work at moving your front foot forwards so that you work towards front to back splits.
Keep the torso upright to keep this as a hip flexor stretch.

In honor of birthday week (this past week for me and Ken), here’s a pose that one of our former yoga teachers called Life Changing Quad Stretch. Not gonna lie, it pretty much sucks. It’s one of those poses where you feel out of weirdly out of breath and you’re gasping for air and your face scrunches up and your body and mind are freaking each other out. But she always made us stay in it longer than we thought we could—which feels amazing and empowering. And that’s why it’s Life Changing! Click through picture for more stretches.

—y

Hip Flexor Stretches Against the Wall

Combination leg stretches for the quads and hip flexors include these variations using the wall.


Reach your back ribs and back of your head up the wall, away from your pelvis. You can use your front leg to brace you. Press your front foot forwards. Work against the floor.Starting with your shin against the wall (and with padding under the knee if you need it), you can first focus on pushing your pelvis and ribcage back against the wall.

Experiment with pushing your shin into the wall.


Keep pressing your back shin into the wall. You’ll feel the front of your thigh engaging and you may also notice that this helps to press your pelvis down. Keep your neck and torso long.The next variation is to sink your pelvis but keep your torso upright, hands on your leg or on blocks.

From here you can work at moving your front foot forwards so that you work towards front to back splits.

Keep the torso upright to keep this as a hip flexor stretch.

fatmamadoesyoga:

Baddhakona Sirsasana
the easiest form of headstand,i think, because your center of gravity is much closer to the ground. Try it!

Still working on this…
Last Saturday I went to my first capoeira class and now, four days later, I can finally walk up stairs and sit down with ease again. Whew. That class kicked my butt (and my abs and my thighs etc etc). During warm up, our maestre just said ever-so-casually, “Headstand.” And then everyone just ever-so-casually got into a headstand. Meanwhile, I made up some weird crow variation that totally counted in my mind because well, at least my head was on the ground, haha, but I’m determined to get it! Maybe this weekend’s class.
—y

fatmamadoesyoga:

Baddhakona Sirsasana

the easiest form of headstand,i think, because your center of gravity is much closer to the ground. Try it!

Still working on this…

Last Saturday I went to my first capoeira class and now, four days later, I can finally walk up stairs and sit down with ease again. Whew. That class kicked my butt (and my abs and my thighs etc etc). During warm up, our maestre just said ever-so-casually, “Headstand.” And then everyone just ever-so-casually got into a headstand. Meanwhile, I made up some weird crow variation that totally counted in my mind because well, at least my head was on the ground, haha, but I’m determined to get it! Maybe this weekend’s class.

—y

discoverynews:

Wanna Learn Marine Biology? There’s an App for That
IMAGE: A northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostis) pup contemplating the circle of life at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. (NOAA, Robert Schwemmer, Wikimedia Commons)

Marine bio is cool! BUT ALSO—that’s a killer bow pose!

discoverynews:

Wanna Learn Marine Biology? There’s an App for That

IMAGE: A northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostis) pup contemplating the circle of life at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. (NOAA, Robert Schwemmer, Wikimedia Commons)

Marine bio is cool! BUT ALSO—that’s a killer bow pose!

yogicphotos:

Jordan, the last photo shoot before leaving Mysore for a few months.  We had a great time exploring the train station!

two things I love: yoga & trains.

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THAT’S what 3-legged dog looks like? o.O In that case my dog has 3.5 legs.

THAT’S what 3-legged dog looks like? o.O In that case my dog has 3.5 legs.

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ME TOO, MICHELLE. Me too. That’s a mean forearm side plank! 

ME TOO, MICHELLE. Me too. That’s a mean forearm side plank!