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ᒪIᐯE TᕼE ᒪIᖴE YOᑌ ᒪOᐯE ʜᴇᴀʟᴛʜ🙆🏻ғɪᴛɴᴇss💪🏻ʏᴏɢᴀ🙌🏻 💚 Team Nourish ProjectJustYoga

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Can’t believe we are HALF WAY through 2018
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Announcing our poses for #ProjectJustYoga6 ! We are so excited to continue with our 6th segment of this journey with all of you, whether you've been with us since day 1 or will be joining for the first time.
Just like before.. nothing out of the ordinary….JUST YOGA. Just get on your mat. There is no right size, shape, age, gender or nationality to practice yoga. All that matters is that you get on your mat, breathe and do the practice. Yoga is a journey and there is no destination. .
For the month of June, we're showing our hips some love and working toward a "peak pose", the ultimate hip opener: Monkey! 
As always, we encourage ALL levels to join and share their daily practice. And of course we will be designating a modifier to show amazing variations as well! 
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Repost this challenge and tag a friend who you want to do it with you.
2. Starting June 1, share a photo of the challenge pose for that day after you practice.
**3. Follow & tag all hosts @tddjpmom @thewovenyogi  @simply.rachaellyn in your posts!
**4. Follow & tag all sponsors for a chance to win some amazing swag! 
@nourishtheworkshop
@simply.rachaellyn
@tddjpmom
@fourseeapparel 
@chicmoda.sport
@aloetteofc3
5.. Have fun! Join the yoga community here on Instagram by commenting and liking other people’s photos who are participating in the challenge.
💙💙 *make sure your account is public so all can see!
6. Be inspired! 💙💙winners will be chosen from those who complete the entire challenge at the end of the month. And as an EXTRA INCENTIVE…if you continue to join in for the ENTIRE 2018 monthly challenges, you will be automatically entered to win some GRAND PRIZES at the end of the year!! 🙌🏻NAMASTE🙌🏻
Having a fun day with our #jeepfamily #sajc .
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This is how we roll... always being creative .
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#jeeplife #jk #jeepwrangler #friends #family #jeepclub #grunt #jeepfriends #sanantoniojeepclub #lovemyjeeples
While the boys were home working a garage sale... the ladies were out having a bouncing good time!! #inflatable5k #sanantonio5k #5kinflatablerun #girlshavingfun
“ What if religion was each other? If our practice was our life? If prayer was our words? What if the temple was the Earth? If forests were our church? If holy water-the rivers, lakes, and oceans? What if meditation was our relationships? If the Teacher was life? If wisdom was self-knowledge? If love was the center of our being.”
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—Gang White, Author of Yoga Beyond Belief and Founder of The White Lotus Foundation
There are many variations when it comes to reclined hand to big toe.. but for tomorrow’s  day 19 #projectjustyoga5 we will bring a bit of a twist with opposite hand to foot..
💜 Lie on your back, legs extended, feet flexed pressing out through the heels.
💜 On an exhalation draw the right knee into your chest, loop a strap (if needed) around the arch of the right foot, or hook your first two fingers around your big toe if you have the flexibility.
Straighten and extend the right leg up to the ceiling until the arms are straight keeping shoulders pressing in the floor.
💜 Keep strongly extending through the left leg pressing the top of the left thigh down (with your hand) and extend through the right heel creating a comfortable stretch in the back of the leg.
💜slowly bring your right leg across your left leg to where it is comfortable keeping your right arm down on the floor and your gaze to the right as well.
💜 Stay in each variation for 5 breaths or up to three minutes - repeat on the other side
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 Be sure to check in with @tddjpmom for on the even days of May and for the whole month @thewovenyogi  will be showing you some amazing modifications!!
Love love love to our sponsors:
@fourseeapparel ( #yogajedi )
@chicmoda.sport
@nourishtheworkshop 
@aloetteofc3 
@tddjpmom 
@simply.rachaellyn
Finishing this week #strong .
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#noexcuses #kickingmyownass  #workingthroughthepain #sweatissexy #fitnessmotivation #loveyourself
Just a few more days and #projectjustyoga5 comes to an end..
Tomorrow for day 17 we bring you #halflordofthefishes .
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💜 Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Bend your knees, put your feet on the floor, then slide your right foot under your right leg to the outside of your left hip. Lay the outside of the right leg on the floor. Step your left foot over your right leg and stand it on the floor outside your right  hip. The left knee will point directly up at the ceiling.
💜 Exhale and twist toward the inside of the left thigh. Press the left hand against the floor just behind your left buttock, and set your right upper arm on the outside of your left thigh near the knee. Pull your front torso and inner left thigh snugly together.
💜 Press the inner left foot very actively into the floor, release the left groin, and lengthen the front torso. Lean the upper torso back slightly, against the shoulder blades, and continue to lengthen the tailbone into the floor.
💜 You can turn your head in one of two directions: Continue the twist of the torso by turning it to the left; or counter the twist of the torso by turning it right and looking over the right shoulder at the left foot.
💜 With every inhalation lift a little more through the sternum, pushing the fingers against the floor to help. Twist a little more with every exhalation. Be sure to distribute the twist evenly throughout the entire length of the spine; don't concentrate it in the lower back. Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then release with an exhalation, return to the starting position, and repeat to the left for the same length of time
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Be sure to check in with @tddjpmom for instructions on the even days of May and for the whole month @thewovenyogi  will be showing you some amazing modifications!!
Love love love to our sponsors:
@fourseeapparel 
@chicmoda.sport
@nourishtheworkshop 
@aloetteofc3 
@tddjpmom 
@simply.rachaellyn
It has been a little over a week now and it still pains me the lost of my #babygirl
She was only 8 years old and her sudden passing came as a shock to us all.
🐾 Although she is now home where she belongs, I find myself looking for her, listening for her and yearning to hold her. She was definitely our #snugglebug 🐾 a part of her will always be in my heart no matter where I am.... and only God knows why this was her time.
🐾until we meet again at the Rainbow 🌈 bridge.... i will think of you always, love you always, and forget you NEVER.
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#dobelove #dobermansofinstagram #dobermanlove #reddobe #puppylove #dogsofinstagram #pawsonmyheart #petoftheday #lovemypet #rainbowbridge #untilwemeetagain #hera  #gonebutneverforgotten #alwaysinmyheart
#twistingCobraPose is good for correcting postural defects of the upper spine.
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For tomorrow’s day 15 #projectjustyoga5 be sure to follow these instructions and check with @thewovenyogi for your modification 💜 Lie flat on your belly on the floor. Keep the legs together or you may keep them slightly apart.
💜 Bring the palms to the shoulder level and place them on the floor about 2 feet apart
💜 Put pressure on the palms, inhale slowly and raise yourself up. The hands should become straight and the chest and head is raised above the ground
💜 While raising yourself up turn your head over the right shoulder and look at you left foot (heel)
💜 The spine should be kept relaxed all the while.
💜 Hold the position for few seconds. Your navel should be close to the ground. The trunk is raised and the hands are straight.
💜if you feel strong with balance, reach your right hand back to your right leg.
💜 To release the position, turn the head back to the forward looking position. Bend the elbows slightly to relax.
💜repeat other side
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Love love love to our sponsors:
@fourseeapparel 
@chicmoda.sport
@nourishtheworkshop 
@aloetteofc3 
@tddjpmom 
@simply.rachaellyn
Tomorrow’s day 13...
#projectjustyoga5 .
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Everyone LOVES a great #quadstretch and with #twistedlizard that is EXACTLY what you are going to get
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💜 From Downward Facing Dog, step your right hand over a little closer to your left hand. Without swinging, step your right foot smoothly outside your right hand so that your foot is slightly wider than your shoulders. Help the foot up with your hand or crawl your toes forward like an inchworm until your ankle is stacked underneath your knee
💜 Stay firm in your abdomen, not overly hard, but engaged like Plank pose so your lower back is stable and not sagging toward the floor. Extend your sternum forward to lengthen your spine. Stay here with both palms on the floor if you are receiving plenty of stretch or settle down onto your forearms so your elbows are under or just forward of your shoulders.
💜 Reach back with your right hand, bend your left knee with hamstring engagement and catch hold of your left foot. Gently but assertively draw your foot towards your buttocks, your left buttocks toward your left heel, and then soften the whole unit of the leg and bound hand towards the floor as they still slightly magnetically hug toward each other. Meaning: don’t collapse the pelvis and arch your lower back. Keep some strength support in the deep stretch opening
💜 Position your head and neck in a way that feels strain free, draw your shoulder blades away from your ears and open your heart towards the sky. Lean softly back towards the left. Stay from 5 breaths
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 Be sure to check in with @tddjpmom for instructions on the even days of May and for the whole month @thewovenyogi  will be showing you some amazing modifications!!
Love love love to our sponsors:
@fourseeapparel 
@chicmoda.sport (#sportgloves )
@nourishtheworkshop 
@aloetteofc3 
@tddjpmom 
@simply.rachaellyn
Halfway through #projectjustyoga5 with tomorrow’s day 11
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#threeleggeddowndog 
We all know downward facing dog is one of the most well recognized poses in yoga. This variation, with one leg lifted high, challenges your balance while opening your hips.
💜 Begin in downward facing dog
💜 On an inhale, raise your right leg off the ground behind you.
💜 Keep your hips level with one another as you lift the right leg. The hips should stay squared with the floor.
💜 Continue releasing the left heel toward the floor
💜 Try to keep an equal amount of weight in both your arms
💜 Extend through the raised right heel and the crown of your head
💜 After holding the pose with the hips squared for several breaths, you can open the right hip, stacking it over the left hip. This will allow the right leg to come higher and give you a nice hip stretch
💜 Although you are opening the hips, try to keep the torso from twisting to the left.
💜 Release the right foot back to the floor. Take several breaths in downward dog and then repeat the sequence on the left side
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Be sure to check in with @tddjpmom for instructions on the even days of May and for the whole month @thewovenyogi  will be showing you some amazing modifications!!
Love love love to our sponsors:
@fourseeapparel 
@chicmoda.sport (#sportgloves )
@nourishtheworkshop 
@aloetteofc3 
@tddjpmom 
@simply.rachaellyn
Tomorrow for day 9 #projectjustyoga5 .
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#Revolvedgoddesspose or #twistedgoddesspose is a standing posture which is a twisted variation of goddess pose. This posture combines the lower body strengthening benefits of goddess pose with the abdominal stimulation of a twist and additional opening and release of tension from the upper body. It requires both strength and flexibility to keep the body stable while the torso twist.
💜 From goddess pose, the hands are brought onto the thighs with the fingers pointed inward
💜 The left shoulder is brought toward the midline, and the right toward the ceiling, rotating the torso
💜 The shoulder blades should remain drawn together as the gaze is taken over the right shoulder
💜 The posture can be held for around five breaths before being repeated on the opposite side
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Be sure to check in with @tddjpmom for instructions on the even days of May and for the whole month @thewovenyogi  will be showing you some amazing modifications!!
Love love love to our sponsors:
@fourseeapparel 
@chicmoda.sport (#sportgloves )
@nourishtheworkshop 
@aloetteofc3 
@tddjpmom 
@simply.rachaellyn