Fun Fact: Augmented Reality (AR) is so common place now - you didn't notice this cello vid was an example! 😜
@pablo_ferrandez.cellist rocks a perfect Insta loop using one of the new filters - while playing Tchaikovsky beautifully!
y'all ever just get bored with your life and not know what to do at that moment? or like you have nothing to look forward to even though i know i do? seems really depressing but it's just a vibe i have rn
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Announcing July's challenge #RoadToScorpion !: The first time I heard the words ‘Scorpion pose’ I had no idea what that was yet it sounded terrifying… I started to imagine scorpion bites, scorpions in the bottom of tequila bottles, you name it! When I saw someone touching their feet to their heads in Forearmstand (that’s the variant they were doing) I thought ‘pfffff, not in 100 years!!’. Later on I discover you could do it also on your hands or chin. For the longest time I refused to attempt any version because I thought my practice wasn’t ‘good enough’, then one day, not sure what triggered the sudden rush of confidence, I said ‘I’m going to try’ and I never looked back. It’s been a challenging road to say the least, but Scorpions (any variant) are definitely true to their name: defiant, aggressive, difficult… hence the more reason to consider them as the central theme to talk about for a month. We’ll work a lot on the Chin version because, to me, there’s few backbends that bring that kind of awareness and opening in the upper back (we’ll use props to make it more accessible!), and the rest of your #practice will benefit greatly. Especially if backbends don’t come easy or you’re a bit intimidated, I encourage you to join! You’ll see how a good sequence, warm up, proper alignment, breath and visualization can go a looong way, I promise!! I’ll give daily modifications but I also have the help of these 2 amazing yoginis: Aislinn @yogawithaislinn and Rachel @rachely.wang, that will provide with more alternatives. Take this road with us and let’s see where we get!!! Besides us, our friends at @livesankalpa will sponsor with some awesome gifts. Follow @cyogalab, repost this calendar, comment, tag, invite friends and get ready! We start July 1st!!
NEW SUMMER CLASSES kick off this weekend! ✨✨✨ Come learn from our incredible new teachers and expand your community of practice. And be sure not to miss out on Mark's TRE Workshop this Sunday at 1:30 for a powerful release of deeply held tension and anxiety.
The first time I left home, I was 13 and I met PeiYao, my roommate. I had no idea he was going to be here and could not believe we would be reconnecting after 10 years. Since then, he has studied in London, visited places like Switzerland and is currently in Boston.
We laughed about how as kids we didn't appreciate the healthy lunches our host family would pack us since we saw other kids eating burgers, pizza, fried chicken, and chips. But now, a plate of chicken with quinoa and broccoli sound pretty good.
I skipped day 21, will do it later #Repost @cyogalab (@get_repost)
🎢🤸🏻♀️🛵Day 2️⃣2️⃣ of #SplitsAdventure with @cyogalab 🔀Transversal #Splits or #Samakonasana in #Handstand or #AdhoMukhaVrksasana 🛵🤸🏻♀️🎢 I can’t emphasize enough how important the leg role is when doing inversions and, the more I teach all over the place, the more I see practitioners disconnected from their lower bodies. The main thing people worry about is the pelvis tuck, which is great because it’s the first item on the list, but it’s not the ONLY one. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked ‘what’s the problem with my Handstand?’ and I say something like ‘you need to engage the legs more’, ‘your arms are too bent, you have no energy there’, ‘your palms aren’t active nor getting any input of where your body is’, ‘you shift the gaze all over the place so you fall’ etc and then they say ‘yes, ok, but what about my pelvis? is that good?’…. 😳😳 To balance in Handstand you need to consider everything, from the amount of momentum used when you kick (that’s why, when you can press, it’s easier to balance, because from the moment you go up, you know exactly where your body is, movement is minimum), to the shoulder position in relation to the wrists, elbows, back, hips, low belly, legs and, of course, the breath. There’s not one magic trick that is going to unravel a perfect Handstand from now on. It’s pure and hard work and thousands and thousands of trials (and errors!!). Some people are stronger but even those, I’m telling you, perfect their skills day after day. Go next to a wall and tape yourself today… what can you SEE? what’s the next step you can work on?? Sorry I got more vague today… I promise more ‘to the point’ explanations for tomorrow’s alternative! Time to roll out that mat and SEE what happens…. 📷 by @moises_chi. #yogaeverydamnday#yogaeveryday#practice#yogachallenge#yogainspiration#igyoga#yogalove#yogalife#yogamom#yogagirl#keeppracticing