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Day Sixteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #patience Wheel Pose – Urdhva Dhanurasana

It’s yoga practice, not yoga perfection. Before my car accident almost two years ago I was FINALLY making progress in wheel.  It was always a challenge for me but, I was finally finding freedom and ease in this pose.  THEN…just … Continue reading

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Day Fifteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #inversions Getting upside down and facing fears

Inspired by the inversions workshop I took yesterday with Patrick Beach and Carling Nicole, I worked on handstands today.  In this pic it’s obvious I need to work on my core but, my initial focus is just to get my … Continue reading

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Day Fourteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #discovery Art of Inversions workshop with Patrick Beach and Carling Nicole (You and the Mat – Piedmont, Oakland, CA)

Discovered that I still have fears of getting upside down, especially in a class or workshop setting.  My body is strong and capable but, my ego seeks perfection and hates embarrassment and failure.  I thought I was done with worrying … Continue reading

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Day Thirteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #balance Warrior III with eagle arms (Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA)

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Day Twelve SFY Mindful May Challenge – Supported shoulder and upper back opener on a bolster

Day 12 #SFYMindfulMay #upperback – If you’re experiencing stiffness or pain in your shoulders in yoga poses such as child’s pose (#balasana) or downward dog (#adhomukhasvanasana), in addition to opening your shoulders with the poses with straps I posted earlier, … Continue reading

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Day Ten SFY Mindful May Challenge – Shoulder and QL (Quadratus Lumborum) stretch #SFYMindfulMay

Day 10 –  On your knees with a cushion, or sitting in a chair, start holding a strap wider than your shoulders above your head, reach up from your tailbone with a long spine and neutral pelvis, then lean to … Continue reading

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Day Nine SFY Mindful May Challenge – Prasarita with shoulder opener #SFYMindfulMay

Day 9 –  Start standing in prasarita, wide-legged foward fold, and clasp your hands behind your back or grab a strap, gently pulling the strap apart about shoulder width. Breathe your heart open, shoulders down, root down into your tadasana … Continue reading

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Day Seven SFY Mindful May Challenge – Mother’s Day

To be a mother is the greatest gift and most challenging job of my life. Today I was celebrated by family and friends but, there is no greater joy or privilege than that of raising my beautiful daughter.  I am … Continue reading

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Day Six SFY Mindful May Challenge – Accept THIS moment as if you had chosen it…

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” – Eckhart Tolle

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Day Five SFY Mindful May Challenge – Shoulder opener with a strap

Day 5 – grab a strap, gently pulling the strap apart to create some tension as you bring the strap behind your back. Breathe through the sticky spots as you stretch through your shoulder joints. Softly engage your core and … Continue reading

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