This brand new yoga series has us working on our upper body and core strength, practicing arm balances, and stretching our hips, hamstrings, and shoulders. We will be increasing the challenge each week as we move closer to being able to do headstands and handstands.
I am unable to do either freestanding now at the beginning of this journey, so we are working on this together. As the series progresses we will move closer and hopefully be able, or at least be much closer, to successfully and confidently practicing these poses.
Let's get started, try this routine with me now! It takes just under 40 minutes...
These are the essentials for working out with me. For this workout I use 2 yoga blocks for supported corpse pose at the end. But you can manage just fine without them if you don't have them. You can even use a rolled up towel or firm pillow in place of the yoga block for certain exercises.
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5 sun salutations
10 downward dog pushups
10 (on each side) downward dog leg lifts
wide-legged forward bend
extended puppy pose
dolphin - one legged dolphin
lying spinal twist
NOTE: It is important to practice arm balances several times a week, if not every day, between each new Journey to Handstands routine to really see fast improvement in your upper body strength and flexibility. You don't have to spend a lot of time, even less than 20 minutes is great, but doing a little bit most days goes a long way to improving in these poses.
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Tomorrow is my 2 year anniversary with Jim. We're spending the day together and I'm very excited to share this incredibly special occasion with him. I won't get too mushy here, but I really am so unbelievably lucky to be with such an amazing man. And I'm not a lucky person, so if being with him is all the luck I'll ever get, I'd be happy to have bad luck with everything else forever, as long as I got to keep him. It might sound crazy, but this is what love does to you I guess :) Have a wonderful weekend guys. Be sure to practice your arm balances, and practice showing kindness to everyone you meet.
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Personal Trainer, Yogi, and Wellness Coach.
Lover of tiny animals and objects. BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. Plant-based. Read More...