TOday I went to yoga class and took my friend and it was fun and ALSO! It was the first time I managed to do this pose and lift the extended foot in the air! :OOO I only pulled it like 5cm off the ground but I did it and I held it for a moment and it felt really good! :DD (It`s apparently called Eka Hasta Bhujasana (Elephant’s Trunk Pose))
Suddenly being able to do a new pose that seemed so difficult and impossible and learning I gained new strenght that allowed me to do it is great! <3
Later another friend needed girl talk so she came by car and picked me up and we went to the middle of nowhere (around midnight) where we threw a mat-blanket and matress on the grass and talked and watched the perseid meteor shower. Just came back, it`s 2am.
How to Fallen Angel (4 minutes)
Fallen Angel is a beautiful pose that looks like you just fell from the heavens, once you learn it you’ll love it! Other than letting your inner angel shine, this pose strengthens your core, shoulders and arms. Keep practicing! It’s actually a lot easier than it looks ;) If you’re comfortable in Side Crow you’re just that much closer to Fallen Angel
Warm ups & links:
- Watch this first - Intro to Arm Balances
- Essential Vinyasa Warm up
- Power Yoga Moves for Core Strength
- Try your Side Crow
Ready to put your Fallen Angel to action? Try it during the side crow option in this (23 minute) “Yoga for Detox & Digestion” practice
~Sarah Beth Yoga
Insanely nervous about posting this picture. But, I’m also insanely happy with todays practice so I’m going with it. My form needs work but I was able to hold my forearm stand longer than I ever have.
that`s amazing!!!! :D I`m still working on doing a simple headstand ha!
How to Side Crow (3 minutes)
Learn the basic techniques and alignment as I breakdown the challenging, intermediate pose called Side Crow. Side Crow requires core strength, flexibility of the spine (twists) and a steady gaze. Add this powerful pose to your practice to develop balance, mindfulness and strength in your hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and core!
BONUS! Side Crow prepares for Fallen Angel:
Which is the next video to be uploaded the the Intermediate Arm Balance series this Friday! The more you practice,
the easier it gets… Ahem! I mean, the more you practice, the stronger you get. Therefor it SEEMS easier ;)
-Sarah Beth Yoga
Ha! My yoga teacher beat up my abs yesterday D: The more I practice the more I realize I don`T have enough streght in my abs, and even in poses that should use abs and they should burn I compensate and use other muscles instead and my stomach is like hey whatever, while others are crying… :O I need to work on using and making my abs stronger, this doesn`T look too good. :O Maybe I`ll do a couple blogilates abs videos? :)
Anyway, sometimes the yoga teacher says some crazy things, but overall I really respect her knowledge about yoga and body and attitude. ^^ Decided to cycle to yoga in a different town than usual (she teaches in 3 places and the class in my home town is cancelled for summer, bc it`s in a local culture center), 12,5km -> did yoga -> 8km home (to eat birthday cake) -> 7km to my home/flat. yoga after cycling (fast) is really hard on thighs :O