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#shiftyourpractice day 30!!! 🙀🙀🙀 we are nearing the end if this journey, but fear not, there is more to come! You’ll have a chance to unwind before our next challenge which begins on the autumnal equinox. Stay tuned!

Today we are exploring seated twists. Check out @yinandjuice for #ardhamatsyendrasana @girlintheraw for #marichyasana @rima_danielle for a straight leg variation and @mindyvegan for her pose.

🌀I’m demoing an easy seated twist, great for warming up and cooling down! Twists keep our spines healthy and help to detox the internal organs.
🌀start in an easy seated pose with the spine long, crown of the head over the tailbone, sits bones rooted, and shoulders relaxed.
🌀inhale, reaching the arms over head, exhale twist to the right. Keep the spine long and avoid collapsing through the chest.
🌀with each inhale, fill the belly and lengthen through the spine. With each exhale, draw the navel into the spine and take the twist a little deeper.
🌀Drishti can be over the shoulder, or just to the right.
🌀Repeat on the other side.

Remember, you have until Sunday night to use the code SHIFTYOURPRACTICE at veganyogiunicorn.com to get 20% off your order!

Have a lovely, safe weekend, everyone! Love and light to you! Namaste!

— 8 hours ago
#marichyasana  #shiftyourpractice  #ardhamatsyendrasana 
The beautiful miss @deebtz tagged me to #stopdropandyoga here’s a standing double mermaid! When I was little, I’d swish my hair around in the tub, pretending I was Ariel. Well… I’ve never grown out of it! 

I tag @abofalife @miingz @_heart_of_gypsy and @cheryld126 💖💖💖

The beautiful miss @deebtz tagged me to #stopdropandyoga here’s a standing double mermaid! When I was little, I’d swish my hair around in the tub, pretending I was Ariel. Well… I’ve never grown out of it!

I tag @abofalife @miingz @_heart_of_gypsy and @cheryld126 💖💖💖

— 15 hours ago
#stopdropandyoga 
3 days left to get 20% off at veganyogiunicorn.com with code: SHIFTYOURPRACTICE

Happy Friday, everyone!!! 💖💖💖

3 days left to get 20% off at veganyogiunicorn.com with code: SHIFTYOURPRACTICE

Happy Friday, everyone!!! 💖💖💖

— 19 hours ago

Day 29 of #shiftyourpractice and we’re opening our hearts and hips with #ekapadarajakopatasanal or #pigeonpose. Check out @girlintheraw @yinandjuice @rima_danielle and @mindyvegan for many different, fun, and growth-producing options.

🐦I’m demo-ing the full pose with a few waves first to warm up the spine.
🐦Make sure the hips and shoulders are thoroughly warmed up before attempting this. You can also use a strap a la yesterday’s demo.
🐦Start in pigeon.. Hips are square, right knee and toes pointed down and left knee out towards the side of the mat, at a diagonal angle from the hip to promote external rotation. Left foot can come in toward the groin.
🐦Grab the right foot with the right hand, pulling the foot close into the body, keep the elbow close to the waist.
🐦Rotate the right elbow up, flipping the grip. Squeeze the shoulder blades together, engage the belly, and create space between the front ribs, pulling the bottom back ribs in and up.
🐦Take a hold of the wrist or foot with the left hand and open the shoulders toward the left to square them off.
🐦For even more, tilt the was back to meet the foot.


This is the last “intense” pose of #shiftyourpractice ! Keep showing each other love.. It’s so inspiring!

Love and light to you! #namaste

— 1 day ago
#namaste  #shiftyourpractice  #pigeonpose  #ekapadarajakopatasanal 
Good morning! Who’s up for some manifesting today? Let’s send our passions and goals out into the Universe!

What is your dream?? Mine is to get paid to travel and teach yoga all over the world. I also want to influence others to be more compassionate, especially toward non-human animals. These seeds are already within me and I’m watering them everyday.

Your turn! Tell me your dream and then go forth and #manifest

Good morning! Who’s up for some manifesting today? Let’s send our passions and goals out into the Universe!

What is your dream?? Mine is to get paid to travel and teach yoga all over the world. I also want to influence others to be more compassionate, especially toward non-human animals. These seeds are already within me and I’m watering them everyday.

Your turn! Tell me your dream and then go forth and #manifest

— 1 day ago with 1 note
#manifest 
The gorgeously badass #goddess @girlintheraw is sporting her #VYU #sarawati tank, reading, looking fab, and rocking a #natarajasana to boot! 

Use code SHIFTYOURPRACTICE and get 20% off at veganyogiunicorn.com 💖Good til Sunday only!

The gorgeously badass #goddess @girlintheraw is sporting her #VYU #sarawati tank, reading, looking fab, and rocking a #natarajasana to boot!

Use code SHIFTYOURPRACTICE and get 20% off at veganyogiunicorn.com 💖Good til Sunday only!

— 2 days ago
#natarajasana  #goddess  #sarawati  #vyu 

#shiftyourpractice day 28! And we’re dancing!! In many spiritual traditions, dancing is a way to become one with the divine. Let’s make like Shiva and shake it up!

Check out @rima_danielle for instructions on #natarajasana, @yinandjuice for flipping the grip, and @girlintheraw @mindyvegan for their inspiring photos!

💃I’m demoing an awesome way to build the strength, flexibility, and balance for flipping the grip. Please try after thoroughly warming up the shoulders and psoas.
💃Loop a strap, belt, or tie around the foot and stand in a strong tadasana.
💃Shift weight into the standing leg, foot, and highly engage the arch of the foot, knee cap, and quadricep.
💃Lift the dancing foot toward the butt, gripping the strap with the corresponding hand. Choose how far away from the loop to grip the strap based on your flexibility in this pose.
💃Hug the elbow in tight to the side body, and as you lift the foot higher behind you, rotate the elbow upwards toward the head.
💃catch the strap with the opposite hand has well.
💃Keeping the hips square (knee pointed down) engage and lift the belly, squeeze the shoulder blades together, and externally rotate the arms to broaden the chest.
💃To build strength and flexibility, press the foot against the strap and pull the strap toward the head with the hands.
💃keep the drishti right in front of you and try not to hinge forward too much with the hips. You’re looking for strong, open shoulders, and an engaged core.
💃take five deep ujayi breaths, come out slowly the way you came, and repeat on the other side.
💃if you tend to fall forward in this variation, practice with the chest facing a wall.

This is our last standing pose 😿😿😿 have fun, be safe, and shine that beautiful heart!!!

— 2 days ago
#natarajasana  #shiftyourpractice 
It’s ok to have doubts, but once you set your mind to a goal, let those go, focus, and have tremendous faith! You are powerful beyond your wildest dreams 💪💪💪 Who else feels like a warrior today? (Photo via @blackswanyoga )

It’s ok to have doubts, but once you set your mind to a goal, let those go, focus, and have tremendous faith! You are powerful beyond your wildest dreams 💪💪💪 Who else feels like a warrior today? (Photo via @blackswanyoga )

— 2 days ago

#shiftyourpractice day 27!! It’s time for standing backbends! We’re still exploring different beautiful ways to open the heart. Check out @girlintheraw @yinandjuice @rima_danielle and @mindyvegan for awesome options and fabulous descriptions!

🎡I’m finding some bravery and having fun with #dropback into #urdvhadanurasana or #wheel.
🎡Warm up first with shoulder/core strengtheners and psoas/heart openers. Use a wall if you want some security!
🎡start with feet hip distance or slightly wider. With hands on the lower back, lift out of the lower back, engage the inner core, lift the belly, lift the sternum, squeeze the shoulder blades together, and externally rotate the shoulders.
🎡start “dropping back” bringing the hands to the heart, legs still straight, and hips over the feet.
🎡reach the hands toward the mat and start to look for it with the eyes.
🎡Now, take a bend in the knees and gently reach for the mat, placing the hands down and shoulder width apart.
🎡Breathe and go slowly. As a reminder, my videos are usually sped up 2x to fit into instagram.
🎡again, please warm up thoroughly.

🎡this can be a scary pose for people, but if you have a strong standing backbend and wheel, you’re probably ready! Take a leap of faith and know the ground is there to catch you ✌️

Keep up all the amazing posts, everyone! Show your hosts, sponsors, and each other love and gratitude for coming together to make this amazingness happen! Love and light!!!
@veganyogiunicorn @sularawear @karma_collective @compassionatethreads @yogatraveltree @pranapowder @erdthenerd

— 3 days ago
#wheel  #shiftyourpractice  #urdvhadanurasana  #dropback 
Miss @rima_danielle gave me a fabulous idea today and I want it to spread like wildfire! We all love to #stopdropandyoga of course, but how about we #stopdropbegrateful ??? 

I’ll go first! I’m so grateful for every breath I take, as it means I am alive right here in the present moment, with all it’s beauty and abundance?

What are you grateful for??? I tag all of you to #stopdropbegrateful ! Go forth and radiate gratitude!

Miss @rima_danielle gave me a fabulous idea today and I want it to spread like wildfire! We all love to #stopdropandyoga of course, but how about we #stopdropbegrateful ???

I’ll go first! I’m so grateful for every breath I take, as it means I am alive right here in the present moment, with all it’s beauty and abundance?

What are you grateful for??? I tag all of you to #stopdropbegrateful ! Go forth and radiate gratitude!

— 3 days ago
#stopdropbegrateful  #stopdropandyoga 
Check out the super adorable @adisonbriana in her #VYU #kaleyeah tank! Shine your light, girl!!! 

Use the code: SHIFTYOURPRACTICE to get 20% off at veganyogiunicorn.com 💖 Offer expires after 8/31/14

Check out the super adorable @adisonbriana in her #VYU #kaleyeah tank! Shine your light, girl!!!

Use the code: SHIFTYOURPRACTICE to get 20% off at veganyogiunicorn.com 💖 Offer expires after 8/31/14

— 3 days ago
#kaleyeah  #vyu 
A little less than a year ago, I took a big leap of faith and flew down to Costa Rica to pursue my dream of becoming a yoga teacher. I knew it would be an amazing experience, but Frog Lotus exceeded my expectations in every way! @jenniferyarro and @perfectchaturangalady are THE BEST. They guided us through and extremely intense process, physically and emotionally, with so much love, knowledge, and care. The Goddess Garden Eco resort, where the training was held, is nothing short if magical. Imagine practicing vinyasa while toucans and hummingbirds buzz by and meditating to the sound of howler monkeys! Through the guidance of my wonderful teachers, I came out of the experience with so much knowledge, confidence, and courage. If you’re interested in deepening you Vinyasa practice or becoming a teacher, I cannot recommend this program enough. AWESOME NEWS: if you take a leap of faith like I did and come to the training this fall (October 19-Nov 9) you’ll get to hang with me, as I’ll be assisting the training! I’m beyond excited and hope that you can join us for some heart-opening mega transformation! Froglotusyoga.com/retreats/retreats.htm NAMASTE! 🙏

A little less than a year ago, I took a big leap of faith and flew down to Costa Rica to pursue my dream of becoming a yoga teacher. I knew it would be an amazing experience, but Frog Lotus exceeded my expectations in every way! @jenniferyarro and @perfectchaturangalady are THE BEST. They guided us through and extremely intense process, physically and emotionally, with so much love, knowledge, and care. The Goddess Garden Eco resort, where the training was held, is nothing short if magical. Imagine practicing vinyasa while toucans and hummingbirds buzz by and meditating to the sound of howler monkeys! Through the guidance of my wonderful teachers, I came out of the experience with so much knowledge, confidence, and courage. If you’re interested in deepening you Vinyasa practice or becoming a teacher, I cannot recommend this program enough. AWESOME NEWS: if you take a leap of faith like I did and come to the training this fall (October 19-Nov 9) you’ll get to hang with me, as I’ll be assisting the training! I’m beyond excited and hope that you can join us for some heart-opening mega transformation! Froglotusyoga.com/retreats/retreats.htm NAMASTE! 🙏

— 3 days ago

OMG, can you believe we’re preparing for #shiftyourpractice day 26?? It’s almost over 😿

But not to fret, today is extra juicy with more beautiful heart opening 💖 this time we’re offering floor backbends. Check out @girlintheraw for bridge, @rima_danielle for wheel and @yinandjuice for one legged wheel. Show @mindyvegan for her amazing variation as well!

💖Today is another play day for me so I’m flowing with #setubandhasarvangasana or wheel, and #dwipadaviparittadandasana or forearm wheel.

💖As I was saying yesterday, heart openers have been a huge challenge for me, but I’ve been feeling my practice get deeper.

💖Many of us practice yoga for the physical benefits, but man, the deeper you go, the more you unlock inside of you.
💖Although my shoulders were very tired, I did a deep heart strengthening/opening practice for about an hour before filming this. During my practice, I went from feeling calm and focused to suddenly sobbing. I felt as though something within me awoke and I had to just let it out. Maybe it was a fascial release, maybe #anahata released a blockage.. I wasn’t sad, but had this incredible feeling of letting something go. I can tell there’s a lot more digging to do, but I truly feel it was a deep yoga blessing and I’m so very grateful.
💖be safe, go slowly, go a little deeper, and feel your heart blossom like a #lotus.
🙏Namaste, everyone. Let’s send out so much love on year last few #shiftyourpractice days 💖💖💖

— 4 days ago
#dwipadaviparittadandasana  #lotus  #shiftyourpractice  #setubandhasarvangasana  #anahata 
Yesss!! Special delivery from @rabbitfoodgrocery today.. Should I pig out or savor these hard-to-find (in the Midwest) snacky treats??? #vegan

Yesss!! Special delivery from @rabbitfoodgrocery today.. Should I pig out or savor these hard-to-find (in the Midwest) snacky treats??? #vegan

— 4 days ago
#vegan 
It’s a fresh new week… Get out there and inspire! #happymonday #werkit

It’s a fresh new week… Get out there and inspire! #happymonday #werkit

— 4 days ago with 1 note
#werkit  #happymonday