Tips for your yoga practice.
We're back with another installment of our Funky Transitions mini series. I am a big fan of making my yoga practice a lot like a dance. I don't care for using a mat, and I just like to go with the flow, and link poses together as I see fit and fun. This is a new favorite transition - going from tripod headstand to baby flying pigeon.
Your weekly yoga vid is put on hold this week as I'm still recovering from my shoulder injury and I keep aggravating the injury when I do my own personal practice, so I know rest is best for right now. In its place, though, I've got the first sequence in a fun mini series called Funky Transitions. In this series, I'll show a couple interesting transitions I incorporate into my own personal practice that you likely wouldn't see at your standard yoga class. Most of these are somewhat advanced, but if you're a beginner, don't be turned off. Instead, make a mental note of these so that when both of the poses are in your practice, you can give the transition a try.
If you've been following along for a while, you know that I started lifting weight more seriously back in October. I've always loved weightlifting, but I quickly realized that in doing it more seriously, I was actually seeing results. I was building serious strength - and don't just take my word for it.
Ah, the elusive handstand. I'm not going to lie, it only really started to become accessible to me within the last few months. Actually, ever since I started lifting weight more seriously back in October of 2015. I get a lot of questions about handstands so I thought I'd share my six tips to nailing it down in your practice.
The other day on instagram, someone posted a comment saying, "I wish I could create sequences like this." The person was referring to my personal yoga practice, which is more like a flowy vinyasa dance. I don't use a mat (I hate feeling confined to a set space), and I don't plan out what I'll do before. I don't think anything, I don't write down what I did afterwards, and I don't focus on anything but moving and breathing.
When my plate is full, it's hard to remember to take time out and take care of myself. I've been pretty vocal about how important it is to keep yourself number one, so I feel a little embarrassed that I've put myself on the back burner for the last few weeks. How are you doing on the self-care front? Let me know down in the comments below.