valerie lavigne

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virabhadrasana I | warrior 1
1 ~
Starting in Tadasana, step your feet 3.5 – 4 feet apart. Turn your right foot in 45 degrees. Press down through the heel and outer edge of your right foot. Square your hips to the front of your mat.
 
2 ~
Bend your left knee so it is above your left ankle. If you have the flexibility work on aligning your left thigh so it can be parallel to the floor (widen your stance).
 
3 ~
Reach both arms up toward the sky, turning the palms to face in. Let the shoulders press together on your back and keep the collarbone wide, reaching your lat muscles further down your back. 
 
4 ~
Reach higher through the pinky fingers; maybe bring your hands together. Keep your head and neck in a neutral position. Reach your sternum forward and upward, gazing forward or tilting your head slightly to gaze between the thumbs
 
5 ~
Stay breathing in this pose for 30-60 seconds. To come out of the pose, inhale and straighten your left knee. Turn your feet so they are parallel with the legs wide, and then switch sides, repeating the pose on the right. Come back to Tadasana.

virabhadrasana I | warrior 1

1 ~

Starting in Tadasana, step your feet 3.5 – 4 feet apart. Turn your right foot in 45 degrees. Press down through the heel and outer edge of your right foot. Square your hips to the front of your mat.

 

2 ~

Bend your left knee so it is above your left ankle. If you have the flexibility work on aligning your left thigh so it can be parallel to the floor (widen your stance).

 

3 ~

Reach both arms up toward the sky, turning the palms to face in. Let the shoulders press together on your back and keep the collarbone wide, reaching your lat muscles further down your back.

 

4 ~

Reach higher through the pinky fingers; maybe bring your hands together. Keep your head and neck in a neutral position. Reach your sternum forward and upward, gazing forward or tilting your head slightly to gaze between the thumbs

 

5 ~

Stay breathing in this pose for 30-60 seconds. To come out of the pose, inhale and straighten your left knee. Turn your feet so they are parallel with the legs wide, and then switch sides, repeating the pose on the right. Come back to Tadasana.

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tadasana | mountain pose



1 ~Stand with your feet hip/sit bone distance apart. Rock back and forth and side to side. Gradually reduce your swaying, balancing your weight onto the corners of your feet evenly. 
2 ~As you press your feet into the ground begin to engage your legs, lifting the kneecaps, and the incher arches of your feet. Allow your spine to grow tall and feel the energy of the earth lengthening you out through the crown of your head. 
3 ~Press your shoulder blades together on your back, and avoid projecting your lower front ribs forward. Let your arms relax by your sides. 
4 ~Allow your chin to be parallel to the floor, soften your throat and your eyes 
5 ~Tadasana is quite often a starting pose in yoga. Practice this pose on its own for 30-60 seconds, with a steady breath. 

tadasana | mountain pose

1 ~
Stand with your feet hip/sit bone distance apart. Rock back and forth and side to side. Gradually reduce your swaying, balancing your weight onto the corners of your feet evenly.

2 ~
As you press your feet into the ground begin to engage your legs, lifting the kneecaps, and the incher arches of your feet. Allow your spine to grow tall and feel the energy of the earth lengthening you out through the crown of your head.

3 ~
Press your shoulder blades together on your back, and avoid projecting your lower front ribs forward. Let your arms relax by your sides.

4 ~
Allow your chin to be parallel to the floor, soften your throat and your eyes

5 ~
Tadasana is quite often a starting pose in yoga. Practice this pose on its own for 30-60 seconds, with a steady breath. 

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good morning bloggers! 

some exciting news! I leave for my European Backpacking Vacation TOMORROW! 

I have some great beginner yoga poses and tips for when I am away, as well as some blog posts, and inspirational photos and quotes :)

please message me while I am away! I love reading your questions, comments, and suggestions!! 

talk to you in a month!

~ love & light,
V

good morning bloggers!

some exciting news! I leave for my European Backpacking Vacation TOMORROW!

I have some great beginner yoga poses and tips for when I am away, as well as some blog posts, and inspirational photos and quotes :)

please message me while I am away! I love reading your questions, comments, and suggestions!!

talk to you in a month!

~ love & light,
V

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salute the sun

be really, really happy. don’t hold back. when you relax and enjoy the moment, those around you will feel your positive energies and be a little happier too! smile to the world, and the world will smile back! smile and the sun will shine!

light and bright mix for those fun mornings when practicing your sun salutations. features bob marley,snatam kaur, iron and wine, and more!

~namaste

sunset flow

take time to enjoy the little things in life. because one day you will look back and realize that they were the big things.

when was the last time you watched the sunset? did you experience the array of colours? did you notice the shapes and layers of the clouds? could you feel the whisper of the sun as it set?

this mix was made to inspire you to enjoy the little things in life. to take time to be present in the moment. to go with the flow of life.

children of nature

let us stand in the sun wearing wild flowers in our hair and let us huddle together as darkness takes over. we are at home amidst the birds and the trees we are the children of nature…

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thank you

just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone for your messages, questions, and suggestions! 

over the next couple weeks I’ll be posting some beginner yoga advice, tips and tricks!

in the meantime, feel free to message me about whatever whenever!

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