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Funky headstand variation. Surprisingly stable. Thanks to the amazing @kinoyoga. Her guidance: accessible if you can balance well in traditional head stand and straighten your arms in wheel. Of course, I tried it at the wall, as safety not support. I started in traditional and then lifted my hands. As always, with headstands, be mindful and smart. It’s your neck! So don’t just go kicking up all willy nilly. If you can’t lift up with control, develop more core strength for a while. And keep weight in those arms or, in this case, elbows. Really press them into earth. Draw shoulders away from ears. Don’t just rest on your head. Headstands need strong arms, strong shoulders, and strong abs. In my training, 5 minute dog holds and handstand work precedes headstands.

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Old school hot yoga. Maroon, fat down vest and leg warmers. Doesn’t make the back bend any easier, although tripod hands at baseboard and tip toes does. Not my favorite. Often makes me cry. Need to get back on the back bending bandwagon. As this picture reveals. Okay okay. Nag myself.

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Life looks different inverted. Puzzling over something? Feeling flat?Turn it upside down. It doesn’t need to be a handstand. Can be down dog. Head below heart. And breathe. It may shift more than you imagine. Try it.

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Back on the self-love bandwagon. Relentless affection for ourselves can be felt in how we place our bodies in space. Today, foundation first: our feet. Be mindful of exactly how you place your feet, where the weight is distributed across your feet, and maintaining active muscles in the feet when on the ground or in the air, paying close attention to these little details relentlessly, even as you approach big poses. Don’t be sloppy, casual, or cavalier about your feet. Honor yourself. Honor the practice.

For more mindful foot details, see long ago blog post at: http://www.findingpause.com/site/index.php/pause-for-yoga/38-pause-for-yoga/80-relentless-attention-to-alignment-your-feet.html

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From my mat to yours,
Yoga Nag

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Work in progress. Headstand to crow and back. Still hard hard hard. The beauty of yoga. Always more to learn, refine, revisit, discover. About yourself more than anything else. Poses and transitions are the best mirror I have ever had.

See FULL VIDEO at http://www.yoganag.com.

Do yoga. Today.

From my mat to yours,
Yoga Nag

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