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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ #Pindasana in #Shoulderstand or #Sarvangasana ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž This pose is about stability in the shoulders, retracting blades and not allowing yourself to put much weight on the back of the neck. If it still feels thereโ€™s a lot, place a couple of folded mats or blankets under them to create space, stay comfortable and be able to hold this longer. Go up into your straightest version of #Shoulderstand by walking the hands higher on the back ribs. Visualize a long line, tiptoes to shoulders. Start to fold one leg into Half Lotus (use hands if needed), tuck foot up into opposite groin, sole facing you. Do the same thing with the other one, arriving into full Lotus or, if thatโ€™s not possible, simply cross legs, or do Half Lotus and bend other to level kneecaps. Bring knees into chest, then continue to drop them down to ears. At this point, carefully lift arms off the back and wrap them around your legs. Youโ€™ll be balancing solely on the top of the shoulders, thatโ€™s why itโ€™ll feel a bit wobbly, it is a tricky moment! 2 tips thatโ€™ll help you nail this pose better could be: 1โƒฃ keep spine straight, fold at the waist, bring legs into chest without rounding the back. The straighter, the easier to balance (better on your neck too because, chances are, if you round, youโ€™ll sink into it too), 2โƒฃ โ€˜squeezeโ€™ your lotus a bit tighter (knees coming closer) and youโ€™ll be able to bind easier & deeper. After a few breaths come out and repeat with the other leg on top. Let me know โคต how it goes... For alternatives & further insights, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ 11/22-24 Miami, FL ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ #FrogPose or #Mandukasana ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž This is a pretty deep stretch because, between gravity and the floorโ€™s assists, itโ€™s normally felt intensely so, warm up before hand, go slowly and stop, even back off, if needed. For those with sensitive knees, or to help slide out easier, place a think towel/blanket under inner edges, come on all 4, open legs wide, making sure knees are still in line with hips, drop on forearms, active legs all the way down to the toes and point them in opposite directions, making also a 90 degree angle in the lower legs, as well as at the groin. Think of hinging at the hips, open them like French doors, instead of overarching the lumbar spine (no butts sticking in the air) nor rounding the thoracic (donโ€™t worry how close chest gets to the floor). For most of us, this is a gradual process, it takes time and dedication to open to 180 (or even close to that!). Relax shoulders, close eyes, send the breath wherever you feel itโ€™s most restricted, guide it to that spot that doesnโ€™t move and, instead of โ€˜fightingโ€™, have the image of water softening the edges of a rock as it passes over, or melt, at least a few layers, like an effervescent aspirin would do in water. Don't try to conquer everything today, listen to your body, stretch accordingly, you have tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after.... #keeppracticing and comment below what issues you usually encounter here and how it goes today! Your turn... For alternatives and further explanations, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ 11/22-24 Miami, FL ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 1๏ธโƒฃ8๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ #Anantasana ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž If youโ€™ve tried this pose before, you already know itโ€™s surprisingly tricky to balance. One would think that, because you're laying down, thereโ€™s nothing to worry about, but thatโ€™s not usually the case! If you find yourself rolling out like a ball , lean against a wall, then try again. Get a strap if the big toe is too far or spine rounds too much. The idea is to keep lower leg, hip, torso, all the way up the base shoulder, on one horizontal line. If youโ€™re at a wall, then you should find contact with the heel, butt cheek and/or hip, maybe some part of your back & shoulders. If your heel doesnโ€™t touch the wall for instance, youโ€™ll know youโ€™re cheating a bit by bending at the waist . If youโ€™re in the middle of the room, check your foundation first, lean into it and press base hip and leg, all the way to outer little toe, into the floor. Get a hold of the big toe with the first two fingers and thumb, then extend that leg straight up, aiming to go overhead, arm close to the ear. This is the trickiest moment to balance so, make sure chest, torso and hips are still facing sideways. You can rest other arm under the head like Iโ€™m doing in the picture (easier to control the balance), or lie down completely, extend it overhead, following the line described by the rest of the body. Also, the โ€˜cushierโ€™ the surface youโ€™ll #practice on, the easier to hold still (carpet is easier than hard wood floor). Roll over, have fun, try again and letโ€™s stretch together! Let me know how it goes and, for other interesting ideas and further insights, remember to check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga. . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ 11/22-24 Miami, FL ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 1๏ธโƒฃ7๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ Chin #Scorpion or #ViparitaSalabhasana entry ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž I strongly recommend a serious warm up before attempting this. Notice in the pic that the lower foot is resting on the palms instead of the floor. This detail brings more depth in the hamstring stretch, spinal and neck arch. Itโ€™s no joke, as youโ€™ll quickly see once you unroll your mat and try. After other backbends, hamstring poses and, especially, neck stretches, try Puppy Pose both with arms overhead (sinking chest/sternum to floor and creating a deeper thoracic arch), then arms under (lift knees, walk feet towards hands and, when you canโ€™t anymore, lift one leg at time, project up, then over). To do this variant, cupping or hold toes on the palms, itโ€™s easier to start already cradling upper feet into hands, push with the balls of them to get some traction, and lift butt high in the air. At the same time, youโ€™ll likely feel pressure going towards the neck so, push with top of the shoulders and feet into the ground, to keep the bending in the thoracic spine with minimum pressure in the cervical one. Itโ€™s normal to feel toes sliding out of the hands (thatโ€™s why the cupping shape) but, if it feels too much, allow that to happen and stop at an angle where you can reconnect with the mid back and find its flexibility once more. If you put a folded blanket under the shoulder line, itโ€™d be easier to breathe and hold. From there, hopping into Chin Scorpion is the next step (find wall in front if needed) and, I assure you, it wonโ€™t be more intense than what youโ€™re experiencing with one foot down. Time to open your heart and trust... Feel free to comment below questions or how it goes! For alternatives and further explanations, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ 11/22-24 Miami, FL ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 1๏ธโƒฃ6๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ #Karnapidasana ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž This is a great pose to unwind from a backbend practice or deepen a forward fold one. Make sure youโ€™re pretty warmed up and, if the neck is uncomfortable, put a couple of folded blankets under the shoulder line, to create extra room and be able to breathe easier. Start by going into Shoulderstand ( #Sarvangasana), tuck elbows underneath, so upper arms are parallel to each other (no elbows pointing out), hands as high on ribcage as possible. Straighten spine, pull navel in and activate legs all the way to the toes. At this point, itโ€™ll be easy to lock that third chin bandha ( #Jalandharabandha), โ€˜bottling upโ€™ the energy along the torso. On exhale, send legs overhead and find ground above with your toes. Walk them away and think of lengthening the spine every time you breath out. Distribute stretch along it, make sure youโ€™re not rounding (keep pulling navel in to help with that). The more time youโ€™ll give yourself here, the further youโ€™ll go so, once it feels youโ€™ve reached your max, open legs slightly (to fit head), bend knees and drop them towards the ground, next to the ears. Wrap arms around legs and continue to breathe normally (not the easiest thing to do...). Back off 10-20% if it feels a bit much and work at a point where itโ€™s still manageable. Even though back is rounded, avoid overdoing it, try to lengthen it more, especially around the lumbar region. Comment below โคต how it goes, enjoy and have an awesome #practice today... For alternatives and further explanations, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ 11/22-24 Miami, FL ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 1๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ #Cobra or #Bhujangasana ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž I didnโ€™t like this pose when I started practicing. It always felt uncomfortable and hurt the low back. I had to resist the urge of pushing on my palms and simply arch. This #backbend, as most others, involves quite the strength, besides the flexibility we all perceive. Once youโ€™ve warmed up wrists, shoulders, back and thighs, lie facing down, plant hands next to chest (further out if needed), and start to lift upper body. As you rise, keep making space between the vertebrae, especially the lower ones (think of an accordion expanding!), drop blades & collarbones away from ears and bend elbows to make sure you donโ€™t dump into the lumbar. Eventually you can straighten them but, especially in the beginning, or if you get a pinch, bending is the way to go. Elbows bent will also give you more grip so you can send ribcage forward, ahead of the arms, and point sternum towards the ceiling. Hug them into side ribs, relax head back (donโ€™t force it, let it go gradually), lengthen throat, vocal cords & top of the chest. Anchor pubic bone into the floor and actively press legs down all the way to the toes. Itโ€™s an overall body activation, literally, head to toe! Maintaining the chest lift, straighten the arms, see if you can still stay connected to the thoracic spine (if not and low back hurts, micro bend elbows once more, eventually itโ€™ll feel good enough to do it). Open the heart center, expand from there and come out slowly, savoring the aftertaste this asana brings. Enjoy it and comment below if issues or how it goes!! For alternatives and further explanations, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ 11/22-24 Miami, FL ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 1๏ธโƒฃ4๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ #StarPose, Supine #SpinalTwist or #SuptaMatsyendrasana variant ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž This variation of a spinal twist involves more legs than usual. You can do this at any moment during your #practice, thought Iโ€™d recommend to leave it towards the end because thereโ€™s a big relaxation component that, in the beginning or half way through, would be difficult to overcome and youโ€™d feel sluggish. If you do it as you unwind, energetically speaking would a perfect moment. For this version, lie on the back and start to twist, from the waist down, to one side, as opposite shoulder pins into the floor (donโ€™t let it lift or do so as little as possible). Extend upper leg and grab outer edge of its foot with opposite hand. Rest big toe on the floor to make it more comfortable. If it feels too much on the low back or outer thigh, bend knee a bit and work there. Notice if, after a few breaths, things start to loosen up and you can project more through the heel. Bend other knee, heel to butt, grab it with free hand. Imagine a straight line along the body, crown to lower kneecap, think of lengthening the hip flexors of that second leg. Breathe a few more times, try to gain a final extra inch in the twist by pushing feet against floor. If second knee bothers you (it happens often), let it go, work the spinal rotation and it-band length. Have the mental picture of twisting, from the waist up in one direction, and from the waist down into the opposite. Try to make chest bone pointing straight up and donโ€™t favor one side of the twist over the other. Piece of cake! Let me know how it goes... For alternatives and further explanations, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ 11/22-24 Miami, FL ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 1๏ธโƒฃ3๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ Reclined Transversal #Splits or #SuptaSamakonasana ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž This is easier and more comfortable to hold if you use a wall or couple of sandbags/ankle weights etc, to increase angle between legs, drawing feet closer to the floor. Make sure youโ€™ve warmed up hamstrings, inner groins and hips beforehand, work both on lowering the toes as well as widening leg distance. Lie on the back, spine long/straight, lift and open legs apart. Reach out through heels and hold there, breathe a few times to release tensions accumulated in the inner thighs or around the kneecaps. Rotate from the head of the femurs and point toes down instead of to the sides. Fold deeply at the flexors, avoid lifting tailbone (at least, make sure top of the sacrum is glued to the mat), and maintain a strong leg activation all the way to the toes. If you donโ€™t use props (wall, weights) to aid you, this is a most active stretch that requires to be completely engaged in the lower body. If you want to relax, use them and surrender into the pose. As I mentioned in yesterdayโ€™s asana, make sure you stay below that threshold where 'deep stretchโ€™ becomes โ€˜pure painโ€™. Especially if you feel it focally in the inner knees or right at the groin attachments, try to spread the stretch along the inner thigh (use the breath to do that), or, if things donโ€™t get better, back off 10-20% and hold there. A small tone down will give the body the easiness necessary to develop good muscle memory and, eventually, stretch deeper. Comment below what issues you tend to find here or how it goes! #keeppracticing For alternatives and further explanations, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga. . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ  10/8-13 Bali ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 1๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ #RackPose #ShoulderStretch ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž Another great shoulder opener where the floor assists beautifully. As we did last time, go in slowly and gradually, because it can get pretty intense... the trick is to arrive to an angle where you feel the stretch but itโ€™s not overwhelming. Warm up those shoulders a bit beforehand then sit down, lace fingers and turn palms down so you canโ€™t bend elbows (if they do, youโ€™re doing it the other way, come out and turn wrists in the opposite direction, yes, the hard one!). If it feels like the arms/tendons are going to snap, loosen up the bind or let fingers go completely but keep them really close nonetheless, pointing towards each other. Once you ground through the arms, crawl hips away from them. Pause, breathe a few times, noticing, besides the wrist area, where your range is most restricted (usually it tends to be the chest & front of shoulders too). Tuck chin down, or relax head back, if thatโ€™s more comfortable. Close your eyes and concentrate on the sensations happening inside. Calm yourself and listen. If/when a release happens, feel free to crawl hips further away, stop and repeat again the same process as many times as you want. If hands start to untie, youโ€™re also going too far. Gravity pushes you straight down while the floor holds you still pretty tight so, this stretch can get quite strong. Be smart and listen to what your body needs, not what you want or how far youโ€™d like to go... Comment below questions or what happens. Enjoy it! For alternatives and further explanations, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ  10/8-13 Bali ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 1๏ธโƒฃ1๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ Revolved Forward fold or #ParivrttaPaschimottanasana variant ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž You can do this in the beginning of your #practice as a nice warm up (the back hand might not hold onto inner thigh completely) or, if you do it later on, open legs in a โ€˜Vโ€™, grab outer foot with opposite hand, twist torso away from them, then reach other hand behind and try to hook fingers/palm over the thigh (for those more flexible, reach inner part of it or even crawl fingertips under, towards hamstrings). Look up towards the ceiling and lengthen spine, projecting from crown to tailbone, without overarching the lumbar area. Drop shoulders away from ears, close the eyes and breathe fully a few times. Notice what parts of your torso/chest are resisting and fighting back, see if you can help release (at least some) the sensation and surrender into it. If your neck bothers you, relax it to the side, involve spine some more in the rotation and let the head follow that movement, see if that makes it feel better. Keep legs active and push heels down. Use the leverage of hand grabbing outer ankle (or even press fingers into floor like in the pic), to turn deeper. Favor the twist over the forward fold so, if the ankles seem too far away, hold higher on the legs (closer to the knees) and try there. Have a great practice and letโ€™s see what happens! For alternatives and further explanations, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ  10/8-13 Bali ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay ๐Ÿ”Ÿ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ Reclined #BirdOfParadise or #SuptaSvargaDvijasana ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž For those that have never done this pose, think of it as a #BirdOfParadise, laying on the abdomen, so the floor will assist & help you stretch and keep your balance. Thereโ€™s some hip, shoulder and hamstring flexibility involved so, donโ€™t do this in the beginning of your practice, wait until youโ€™ve warmed up enough, same as youโ€™d do for Splits or regular Bird of Paradise, standing up. The easiest way to enter would be from a Warrior II position, drop back knee and slide front arm under its hamstrings (donโ€™t do the full bind yet to avoid face planting!). Reach with front heel and open legs like going into #Splits (only arm continues to stay under hammies). Carefully rest face and top of one shoulder on the mat, bind other arm behind and lace fingers or hold back wrist. Project through the toes in opposite directions, try to drop other shoulder towards the floor too, to level things up. If your Splits arenโ€™t deep yet, go only as far as it feels ok, always maintaining back toes curled under and pressing slightly with that kneecap on the floor, to secure the position. You could also get creative and use a block, or some blankets, under the shoulder line so torso can rest as you breathe & hold it. As with Splits, think of squaring/leveling the hips at all times. Those going the extra mile, lift & hover front heel, activating the whole leg all the way to the toes (see pic). Comment โคต any questions or how it goes! Time to unfold that mat and try... For alternatives and further explanations, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ  10/8-13 Bali ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ›€๐ŸฝDay 9๏ธโƒฃ of #YogaChillPill with @cyogalife โžก๏ธ Inner #ShoulderStretch variant ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ˜Ž Weโ€™ve done this shoulder and chest opener in previous challenges so you might already know how amazing it feels. I added a little extra by bending the leg and pulling heel into gluts but, letโ€™s concentrate first on the upper body part: warm up a bit before hand to get more benefits, then lie facing down and bend one arm, palm down, fingers spread, elbow at shoulder height, turn head to opposite direction and start to roll onto the hips, pushing chest away from the ground (use free hand to help if needed) while maintaining the contact between front of the shoulder and floor. This stretch is usually felt right away so, go slow and let the breath help lengthen chest muscles, front deltoids etc. Try to bend from the shoulder so it stays down as the torso moves away. Actively push with palm (and each finger), use that to isolate & highlight the stretch. Relax head, let it hover or rest it down. If youโ€™re ok, reach other arm behind, grab its foot, pull heel to butt cheek and hold for a few breaths. Close your eyes and notice what areas are resisting/holding back and which ones are releasing gradually. Pick a โ€˜stubbornโ€™ one, breathe there a few times, watch if it lets go. Repeat the process with as many as you want, some might loosen up and some might not, but make sure you come out slowly, so the aftertaste of the stretch stays with you. Some good moments to attempt this would be right before backbends/strengthening poses, or to unwind from inversions & arm balances. Let me know how it goes!! For alternatives and further explanations, check out @jinny.suh.00 and @gmcyoga . Upcoming workshops: ๐Ÿ  10/8-13 Bali ๐Ÿ‰ 10/17-20 Seoul, Korea ๐Ÿš€ 11/8-10 Houston, TX ๐Ÿ‘ 11/15-17 Athens, GA ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For more info, visit cyogalife.com. For online classes go to vimeo.com/cyogalife/vod_pages at Hawaii

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