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YOGA FOR HANDSTAND : Strenghten your arms, work your core, challenge your balance, do a handstand.

From top left, line by line :

  • plank pose - chaturanga - upward facing dog - side plank
  • forearm plank - side forearm plank - bridge pose variation - upward plank pose
  • crow pose prep ( one leg up, hold for a few breaths) - modified side plank - half moon pose - extended cat pose

Preparing for inversions, getting used to be upside down :

  • downward facing dog - dolphin pose ( preparing for forearm stand) - headstand prep ( lift one leg, hold, and eventually lift both legs to get into a headstand) - standing straddle pose ( preparing for tripod headstand)
  • handstand prep - your success at doing a handstand

> Practice inversions against a wall, be careful !

Once you are comfortable in a headstand ( against a wall or not), move to forearm stand, and then practice handstand against the wall.

Tuto for handstand , click buddy, click !

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Yoga poses: Basic to Advanced

(all these ś, ć and cz are from Polonized versions of names in Sanskrit, I hope it’s not confusing)

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Yoga for Runners!!

I have been getting a couple of asks about the kind of stretches for runners, so I have decided to do a yoga guide on this <: this is a great way to cool down and stretch out your leg muscles and hips after a good run!

1. Passive Standing Forward Bend

Holding on to opposite elbows and with your feet shoulder distance apart, slowly drape your torso over your legs. Slowly sway from side to side, opening up your hamstrings and calves. As you exhale, slowly deepen your stretch. 

2. Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend

Widening your stance, deepen your stretch by using your peace fingers to grab on to your big toes. As you exhale, pull your torso towards your legs, feeling a nice stretch at the back of your legs. 

3 & 4. Low Lunge & Lizard Pose

These are poses that help you stretch your hip flexors. For lizard pose, use a yoga block if it gets a little too intense for you. You do not have to get down on to your forearms. You can be on your palms if that feels good for you. 

5 & 6. Pigeon Pose & Mermaid Pose

Both are passive hip openers, so feel free to stay in your pigeon pose for as long as it feels good. You can also go into resting pigeon pose, with your torso draped over your front leg, resting on your forehead. 

If your hips feel open and good, come into a mermaid pose to stretch your sides and deepen the stretching of your hips. 

7, 8, and 9. Downward Dog & Three Legged Dog Variations

Downward dog is a great pose to stretch out your calves. As you come into your downward dog, try to melt your chest towards the ground, and make sure your arm pits are pointing towards the ground and not flayed outwards. Reach your back heel towards the ground, and you’ll feel a nice stretch on your calves. 

To deepen your stretch, come into the three legged dog. Feel free to open your hips in your three legged dog. This not only stretches your calves but also opens up your hips. 

10. Seated Forward Fold

End off with a seated forward fold. Try not to round your back too much by shifting your gaze to your shins or toes rather than your knees. As you inhale, straighten your back. As you exhale, melt your torso towards your legs. 

Feel free to come into a child’s pose or savasana to end off your stretches if that feels good <:


This is a great cooldown routine after a good run! <: Have fun! Namaste <3

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It’s real.

It’s not about the kissing, holding hands, the dates, the sex, and showing off. It’s about being with someone who makes you happy in a way that no one else can. It’s about being with someone who accepts you and your weirdness. It’s about being yourself around them and they can be their self around you.

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"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn"

— Benjamin Franklin


Side effects of not running:
Waves of guilt
Minor mood swings
Feelings of regret
Yeah…you’re really out when you don’t run.
Just Run!


Side effects of not running:

  • Waves of guilt
  • Minor mood swings
  • Feelings of regret
  • Crying

Yeah…you’re really out when you don’t run.

Just Run!

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"Without running, I would have missed the joy of rain. What could be considered an inconvenience or a bummer to the inexperienced is actually a gift. Without running, I would miss a lot of things—like seeing cities in a certain way, or knowing certain people all the way to the core. I’m glad we don’t experience life through glass, under cover, or from the sidelines. Good things take miles."

— Kristin Armstrong (via runningxctf)

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"All runners are tough. Everyone has to have a little fire in them, that even in tough times, can’t be turned off."

— Shalane Flanagan (via lizaruns)

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"There are no tricks. Run because you have to. Run because you love it. Run because you want to be fast. Run because you want to be skinny. Run to find some quiet time. Run to sweat. Run to eat. Run to hear your heart pound in your ears. Run because you’re a runner. Run because you gotta keep the streak. Run because you don’t know why the hell you’re running. Run because you fought with your partner. Run because your job is cruddy. Run because you got no money. Run for the sunrise. Run for a race. Run because it’s impossible. Run because it’s easy. Run instead of doing laundry. Run instead of watching TV. Run because no one else understands. Run because the cool kids are doing it. Run because you’re tired of talking. Run for numbers. Run for feel. Run to prove something. Run because it freaking hurts. Or don’t run. If you got something better to do."

— Jeff Edmonds  (via a-pure-guts-race)

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