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I was tagged to post #randomassyogapicsaturday by @hello_healthnut ;and as I was looking through trying to find one I thought, ‘holy goodness you have a lot of inversion photos.. You should focus on your flexability more’ .
Finally I came across a backbend. Figured let’s do it- you don’t do a lot of those (I feel like a literal bridge)
Got set up. Cleaned my daughters room, because why not; it needed it anyway- so ✅ for killing two birds with one stone 🧠 (and people wonder how I have the time 😂 - THAT’S a joke) .
UMMM. Yessss for more flexibility! Holy goodness!
I can say that what probably got me this much progress would be the yoga wheel. Rolling back and forth and using it for supported bridge- literally everyday. I use the wheel every day. It releases a lot of pressure in my back so I turn and roll out. It’s one of my must have yoga accessories. That, and a super grippy mat. 👌🏻 #cosyyogisundays
#yogajunkie #benddontbreak #yoga4growth
#growthmindset #yogaaddict #fitnessmotivation #yogisofinstagram #yogaathome #movementtherapy #instayogi #homepractice
#spreadtheyogalove #inspiredyogi #moveyourbody #aloyoga #yogawheel #progresspic
|| SOMETIMES & ALL THE TIME ||
Sometimes I don’t feel enough.
Sometimes I feel more than.
Sometimes I feel deeply sad.
Sometimes I’m floating on happiness.
Sometimes I’m ready to accept.
Sometimes I need to sit with it for longer.
Sometimes I feel lonely.
Sometimes I feel supported.
Sometimes I cry.
Sometimes I laugh.
Sometimes I want to give up.
Sometimes I’m so excited to push on.
But all the time, I know that I’m not the only one. Every time my ‘sometimes’ are probably the same as someone else’s out there in this big wide world.
All the time and every time, none of us are alone. It might just take opening up to realise that.
Song: As You Are
Jumpsuit: @milohfox ❤️❤️❤️
So grateful for all these awesome hoopers that joined the Spice Up Your Flow workshops in Berlin 💥🌶❤ thank you @_solanales_ for making this happen!🙏
MEET DANIELA PAREDES FUENTES, DESIGN ENGINEER⠀
From a young age Daniela loved taking things apart and collecting rubbish around her family home to see what she could build. However, she believed that in order to design things she needed to be an artist. The 29-year-old realised that engineering was the missing puzzle piece that could bring together the science and art to make her ideas come to life. What is most surprising is that her relationship with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects weren’t always the best. One teacher could make her enthusiastic about math and physics whilst another could make her dread the thought of doing another STEM subject. These subjects were tricky for her but she discovered that she could learn best when she made the content practical and fun. Daniela has gone on to earn herself a Masters of Innovation Design Engineering and no longer finds STEM overwhelming. Her love for art and science led to her starting her own 3D VR design company. Some of her big name clients include Ford and Disney. “You can change the world. You can change how people do things in their everyday lives,” she says.⠀
Engineer: Daniela Paredes Fuentes⠀
📸: This Is Engineering (@thisisengineering)
Today's training - major focus on Eccentrics!
It's well understood that between the three phases of a muscles contraction type, the eccentric portion is the one that has the greatest potential for strength and strength improvement.
I was super intentional about my rep tempo today. Making sure to spend more time on the eccentric portion of each rep. That looks like a slow and controlled descent on most exercises.
1st video - alternating shoulder planks. These continue to get easier so to progress I'm holding each side for a ten count - up from 5. Really happy with how these make my shoulder/scapula feel.
2nd video - Deadbug variation with legs and arms raised together. Felt like my hip flexors could use extra attention so...
3rd video - Hip CARs ! Controlled articular rotations to work on improving the range of motion of the hip. An absolute staple movement for every human being and arguably every leg day. Also, not the cleanest reps, lots of compensation BUT it's the same concept as forced reps. -----
4th video - Ball Hamstring curls. Really happy with my execution on everything thus far. It's really easy to let momentum take over and have really sloppy reps. Control is difficult. Strength is not easy, but the process doesn't change. Quality reps is the name of the game.
5th video - hollow body planks. Really interesting physical cue that I never tried till this last set - squeeze your glutes. I'm contracting my glutes as hard as I can and I can really feel the shift in tension from my hip flexors to my abdominals.
6 - rope trap raises.
7 - unilateral hip thrusts
8 - Bulgarian split squats - really good eccentrics
9 - hip thrusts with EZ bar.
10 - decline db skullcrushers - another set with great execution.
Last thing - I've been experimenting with some nootropics and when you find a combination that works, it really provides an incredible clarity and connection with your body. Do you use nootropics while working out Let me know!
#StrengthofSpirit #Health #Nutrition #StrengthTraining #lofi #prehab
#Movementtherapy #Selfcare #AlfaroHealthStrength #Hypertrophy #Bodybuilding #Perspective #Positivity
Awesome active Saturday starting with an incredible Level 2 yoga embodiment practice at @eastside_karmany_yoga Dig deeper into your practice every Sat at noon with @amydjohnson73 .🙏🏼🧘🏽♀️
But wait, there’s more! Then we got our asses kicked by @appreciate_greatness at Big Booty Boot Camp 💪🏽🍑session 1! More workouts coming in March. Join me! Torture is better with a group!
Now where are my Epsom salts! 😆@ccwin @a.laskey0827 @gpic_
How does movement make you feel ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And by this I mean.... have you ever brought your attention fully to a movement - no matter how small this movement may be - and observe how it feels. How we feel in our body affects our emotional state and vice versa. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Different ways of moving and different poses effect our emotions and our thoughts. When we explore movement with presence - remaining curious and open to what arises, perhaps the unknown, we open up new neural pathways. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With this awareness and responsiveness in your neural network awakened we can choose how to respond to our movement, thoughts and emotions. We can break the habit of old patterns and become the person we are truly designed to be! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is the theme for my workshop entitled "Repatterining the body and mind" and this workshop will be available at: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
London: 1 - 3 May ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Stockholm: 15 - 16 August⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I've limited workshops this year as I'm busy teaching Level 2 trainings in London and Kiel, Germany. I look forward to seeing you there ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While in line @ #starbucks this morning, I could not help myself, #PhotoOpp with #Anna
She was working at a local Heart♥️walk bringing awareness to Open Heart Surgery. Thank you for your service Anna ❌⭕️! A high school student building her #resume