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When upside down is life. 🙏💙💜✨ Stretching and toning the muscles today with the pull up bar, kettlebell, and handstand splits. Splits are a work in progress for me. No... The truth is, stretching this way is tough, and hurts! 😬🙊 When I was 10 years old, doing the splits was as simple as breathing. I remember one time playing cards (the game was called, Snap. Ever played it? It's a lot of fun!). I was sitting on the floor, my legs splayed out on either side of me, and my tummy and elbows were flat on the floor as I looked through my hand. Today? Um. Not so much! 😝😬 But these handstand splits were definitely fun to do. My goal is to be able to do the splits again, AND make them look as easy as they felt when I was 10. In the meantime, I'll continue enjoying life upside down. 🤸♀️🤸♀️😊💜💪 .
(ps. I finally caught up! 🙌🎉🎉)
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Always compare your progress with your own, not with someone else's!
The 📸 on the left is taken 2 months ago. At that time, I was very proud of my (banana shaped) handstand. The 📸 on the right is taken this week. I now know that I am looking ahead at years of work improving my overall handstand alignment, transitions, 🤸♂️ on paralel bars, rings, 1 arm handstands, HSPU, looooong holds, etc, etc... etc 😄
The highest reward so far? Discovering some amazing people, especially the last couple of months, and learning from them 🤓 I stick to my rule: I do not compare my progress with someone else's. Instead, I keep on being inspired, humbled and motivated by the masters of the handstand.
So who are my heroes? 🏆
@sjobidoo@yuri_marmerstein@sidpaulson1@kyleweiger@handstanddiary Feel free to follow them and get inspired by their handstand mastery and teachings. They truly stand for what Maya Angelou once said: "when you learn, teach. When you get, give". I'm moving into the next chapter of my handstand journey: "falling deeper inlove" with the upside-down 🗺
Have you found the higher expression of yourself? What do you need to tap into it? What will drive you towards achieving it? Who will motivate you along the way? Is there anything I can do to help? 🙏🏻
Trying is always better than not doing anything at all. We all have to start somewhere and progress with constant dedication and hard work, with that you will hit your goals even if it takes time. Over here doing my best going from a frog stand into a #handstand, held it for only a second or two at the top, just gotta keep learning and pushing through!
So, I'm gonna try to start posting my work on social media more often. I don't record my practice that much because I usually just get disappointed when seeing how much I need to improve, rather than let it motivate me to work harder. But I have to remember to acknowledge my accomplishments as well, and not just tear myself down because I'm not as good as I want to be yet.
So here's a little thingy thing I did after teaching tonight. 🤸🏻♂️
Playing around with all the new things I’ve learned from @dristichristie...all at once. Haha! And a l m o s t got it all down.🤪
Currently yelling at my self through my phone...Bend your knee!! Push through your hands!! Push your chest through!! Look up! Look up! Look up, ya Bishhh!! Ugh.
But again, always trusting this LONG (motherf*ckin) ”process” (🙄) of handstands.
Seriously, every single frickin day is different with handstands. One day I’m like...CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, WHAT THE FACK IS UP?! And the next...🙄. BUT, every day is getting more and more FUN! And that’s what matters, y’all!🙌🏽🤘🏽♥️
PS I’m in my new @outdoorvoices Tech Sweat! Message me for your discount!💋 #ovofficial#doingthings
“Você não precisa ser perfeito para inspirar os outros. Inspire os outros pela maneira como você lida com suas imperfeições.” 🤸🏽♀️👙
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Christmas decorations are up & holiday traditions are in full swing! 👏🏼 I love coming home from work to all of the pretty decor. After a short little bodyweight workout at home, I did some balance training while watching the last episode of “A Million Little Things” that I missed. 💚
Today was a little crazy to say the least but hey we made it through. If there’s one thing I can take away from today, it’s to remind myself to appreciate the small things in life. We take way too many things for granted. 🙏🏼
I may or may not have gotten too close to the Christmas tree... BUT no one, including the tree, was harmed in the process of taking this photo 😂 I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season so far!
“She may often feel defeated but her courage never rests.” -S.L. Heaton
Finals are finally over guys. At least for me. Even though I feel like they went well, they took a little extra out of me this semester. Definitely a huge weight lifted off my shoulders for the next few weeks. Got my butt to the gym after needing a little motivation. I like to write down my goals so that on days like today I can find that little extra push. Now heading home to relax and enjoy a Christmas movie 🎄
For anyone still finishing up finals or dealing with some fast-approaching deadlines, I wish you the best. Keep pushing through, you’re almost there. 💪🏼🤙🏼
I think Sunday might be my favorite day of the week 🌻 There is something about not having the pressure of your alarm going off super early. I don’t like to sleep in too late because I always end up paying for messing up my schedule. But, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get a few extra 💤.
I kicked off my day with a short gym session. As some of you already know, I really like to focus a little extra on my foundational gymnastics skills on Sunday’s. That of course only contributes to my love for the day. Take the time today to just go with the flow if you can. I like to reward myself with some self care in order for me to relax & regroup for the upcoming week. Which involves one more final exam 💪🏼😬
Happy Sunday Y’all
Crow Taps. Have you tried ‘em??? These work better with the higher knee variation of crow and the puffier you can get your back and straighten the arms, the more space you’ll have to aim for the wrist.
There are so many options here. The other foot can stay on the floor. You can do one foot at a time, both feet, or even both feet and lift the knees!
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The #handstand is probably the most popular #yogapose in our students yoga bucket list 📍But when it comes to getting up there, we’ve noticed that the kick up part can be a bit problematic. How can you solve this as a #yogateacher? It’s all about the FEMUR 👨🏫 Watch the difference in Bri’s handstand before and after I adjust. See the difference?
Try it out with your students and get back to us: Did it work for them?
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[werbung] There are only a few weeks left in 2018. Time goes by so fast!
Do you have rituals to close out the year? ✨
Song: @tloopmusic - Never Gonna Know
We are here to experience sensations, emotions and relationships. To fall in love, create art, and feel pleasure, joy, and work through our pain and sadness. Our intention is to learn everything, feel everything and progress along our soul’s path; to be healed and not hurt the people around us. You can honor your life or you can waste it. Check in with yourself today and every day... are you living your destiny?