Hey guys! Wow its been a while. My good friend Tash Golden emailed me and said to me, "I just checked out your blog. Like your actual site, you shouldn't stop! I know you're super busy but its such a good blog. I believe you have something going, with the yoga, make up, candles, oils, nutrition and blogging...make time for it ... its a great blog :) ". And it really hit me that I really should NOT stop. I have a love for spreading knowledge and my experiences and sometimes in life, you get so caught up that you forget about the little things that take you away from the bullshit. The little things that make you proud. The things that make you happy... And for me, its kinda but not really the case. Im doing something I love, which is studying yoga and training for my RYT200 certification! (YIPPY!) But aside from that, I have had no energy to really focus on my blog. And I wanted to say, sorry. I have a great fan base going and I want to keep it pushin! So, this is my first post in a while and I want to get into some of what iv immersed myself in. Yoga :)
THE TUCK AND EXTEND
The tuck and extend method of getting into a handstand (or Tadasana) is SUPER fun! Yet extremely tough for people with no experience in how much the cool stuff in yoga requires core and flexibility. So, a little tutorial on how to get into a tuck and extend, and next just might be a full video tutorial on how to build the core strength to achieve this! ;)
- Start in Downward Facing Dog. Externally rotate your upper arm bones for maximum stability and strength, plus correct alignment.
- Once you have done about 5 Sun Salutations and warmed up your wrists enough, bend deep into your knees, gaze between your hands and exhale, springing forward and bringing your hips over your shoulders, tuck your knees into your chest. With CONTROL using your core and shoulder strength, along with a tid bit of hand strength to hold your weight forward, float your feet down. Do this about 5-7 times until you catch the hang of the balance you need for the extend! (Use a wall behind you if you are not confident in your balance!)
- Once you got the hang of the control, balance yourself over your shoulders, and start to slowly extend your feet upwards while consciously aware of your pelvic floor being drawn in to support your handstand and to avoid a "banana back".
- Squeeze your thighs together and REMEMBER TO BREATHE
Once you try this a few times, you'll be doing it in every Vinyasa! To make it more beautiful of a transition, yet still a bit of a challenge, try lowering down into Chaturanga from handstand and flow into your Vinyasa. Super elegant and pretty :) Tag me if you record it! Id love to see. Show me your new tuck and extends! xoxo