Tuesday, April 8, 2014

backbend challenge

Are you on instagram? It's my favorite and easiest of social medias (for me at least). I have found so many amazing yogis on there that are so inspiring. In finding them, I have caught on to all of the monthly challenges. I half tried an inversion challenge but since I wasn't posting pictures, I didn't keep up with it. I have loved the backbend challenge and just started "yoga to the core" for April. I practice every day anyway and it is nice to throw some of these poses into my practice. A lot of them I didn't think I could do. It was so amazing to push myself and see results. 

Here are my pictures from the backbend challenge



I love that the last day was a resting pose.
This was also the first time I dropped back into wheel from standing. It wasn't pretty but I did it!
video

Have you ever tried a challenge on instagram?

15 comments:

  1. oh boy, what work. Good for you. I'm definitely not up to the challenge.

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    1. thank you! I didn't think I would finish once it got into poses out of my league. I modified some of them too

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  2. Oh how cool! I gave up on yoga. I'm afraid to do it on my own. When I was in a class, it was amazing - helped me so much with kick boxing, believe it or not! Yoga also taught me how to breathe when I exercise.

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    1. That's awesome! I tend to hold my breath during the day anyway. It has been great getting back into the habit of being aware of my breath!

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  3. I can't remember the last time I did a backbend. I'm afraid of going into traction but I might give it a try anyway!

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    1. haha a bridge is a great starter. With just lifting your hips up. Once you get comfortable with that you can move on to wheel. Somedays still my back is too tight to try wheel and I stay with bridge during classes.

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  4. I've only done yoga a few times. I'm super impressed!

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    1. Thank you! I had only been doing it at home for a few years. I'm glad I got back to classes and found these challenges to push myself.

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  5. That's amazing! Such a cute idea :)

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  6. amazing! I do see you on instagram and love to see the Yoga!

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