Tutorial Tuesday 👏🏼 this week we’ll take a look at Parsva Bakasana (side crow) and some variations. To enter side crow, squat down with your hands in front of you. Keep your hands where they are and turn your legs to the left. Bring your knee higher then your elbow and start to shift forward (bending your elbows and keeping them in line with shoulders). Shift forward enough until your legs are lifted! Gaze slightly forward, rather than down, to help keep your head and chest lifted. Be sure to try the other side! Feeling good in your side crow? Play with some leg variations. Straighten both legs out to the side or send the top leg behind you for Eka Pada Koundinyasana A. Try it out and snap a pic! #IPYtutorial #parsvabakasana
It’s Tutorial Time! Let’s talk about jumping through 😅 It is certainly a difficult transition but there is a progression to work on during your practice. Take a look at how to break it down. 1️⃣ Step to your hands and cross your shins. Keep your bum lifted, press the floor away, dome your back, and wiggle your feet through to a seat. 2️⃣ This time, try to jump your feet to hands. Shins crossed, bum lifted, back domed. Wiggle your feet through. 3️⃣ Finally, keep your feet lifted off the mat as you jump to hands in cross legged position. Keep your feet lifted and your back domed. Gaze forward and swing your legs through to a seat. Give it a try! Choose the step you’re working on and add it into your practice every day. #IPYtutorial #jumpthrough
✨Pop-up Class Alert✨5/11 11:30 Join Jayme for a Core & Crow Flow. We will flow through a sequence of poses that focus on building core strength and playful opportunities for different variations of #bakasana crow pose. All levels welcome - come play!
Our yoga challenge begins TODAY 👏🏼 21 practices in 31 days — see the power of a consistent practice over the next month and beyond 💫. #IPYonlinechallenge It’s not too late to sign up! Send us a DM if you’re interested.
“We become grounded in practice when it is done uninterruptedly, for a long time, with devotion.” - Eddie Stern, One Simple Thing We are so grateful and proud of everyone who continues to show up each day to share their practice despite being physically apart. 📸: @nina4gets in #mayurasana from today’s live class.
It’s 👏🏼Tutorial Time👏🏼 and today we will break down Bakasana (Crow Pose) Give it a try: • Bring your hands shoulder width apart. • Feet together, split knees wide and place on triceps. • Dome your back and shift forward so elbows begin to stack over wrists. Helpful Tips: • When arm balancing, the key is to SHIFT (the weight) to LIFT (up). • Keep your elbows in, think chatarunga arms. • Bring your gaze in front of your hands rather than down. Let’s see yours!! #IPYtutorial
Introducing our new 👏🏼 Tutorial Series 👏🏼 We’re excited to share weekly tutorials for you to continue practicing at home. This week is sirsasana, bound headstand. Try it! • Set your elbows up shoulder distance and create a basket with your hands by interlacing fingers. • Bring the top of your head down to your mat. • Find downdog legs and begin to walk your feet closer. • One at a time, draw a knee into your chest. • Send your hips over shoulders, maybe then begin to lift legs. Let us know how it goes! Tag #IPYhomepractice. If there are any poses you’d like a tutorial for, send us a message!
A home practice requires a lot of discipline, which in sanskrit is called Tapas. It takes discipline to show up on your mat and commit your time despite other distractions going on around you. When you are home, there is no one to lead you, watch you or prove anything to, but yourself. It is in these moments where you start to understand what this practice truly means to you. The next time you hear the voice in your head telling you all the reasons you shouldn't practice, remind yourself of WHY you began your practice in the first place. As you continue with your home practice, you may find it helpful to... • Schedule a time to practice. If you plan for this, rather than trying to squeeze it in, it is more likely that you will stick to it. If you are following livestreams, add the class to your calendar. • Find a spot for your mat. Any place where you are comfortable and know that once you are there, all you need to focus on is what's happening on your mat. • Your home environment is different than the studio, so naturally your practice may feel a bit different. Let go of expectations what your practice SHOULD be/feel like. • It doesn't have to be fancy or lengthy. Just show up, move, and breathe. We are SO proud of how consistent you have been so far! 🤍 (and stay tuned for IPY Cribs Episode 2 👏🏼👏🏼)