August Yoga Challenge – She’s Got Legs – Week 2

Day 8: Marichyasana A.

Marichyasana A.

Marichyasana A.

Day 9: Marichasana B.

Marichasana B

Marichasana B

Day 10: Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana. Half-Bound Lotus Seated Forward Bend. (Even though my picture is missing the bound part…oops.)

Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana. Half-Bound Lotus Seated Forward Bend.

Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana. Half-Bound Lotus Seated Forward Bend.

Day 11: Reclining Straddle. This was the first time in 96 days that I didn’t post a yoga pic on Instagram. Mainly, because my phone had a very unfortunate dip in the washing machine. I ended up digging out my old phone to use, but with the news of Robin Williams’ death, it didn’t seem like an appropriate time to post a yoga pic. I took two days off from posting, and then ended up catching up. I did still practice every day though, so I’m still going strong with 119 days straight at the time of writing this post.

 Reclining Straddle

Reclining Straddle

Day 12: Marichasana C.

Marichasana C

Marichasana C

Day 13: Navasana, Boat Pose.

Navasana. Boat Pose.

Navasana. Boat Pose.

Day 14: Padmasana I, Bound Lotus Pose.

Bound Lotus

Bound Lotus

 

Related Links:

August Yoga Challenge – She’s Got Legs - Week 1

August Yoga Challenge – She’s Got Legs

July Yoga Challenge – Independence ARMy Challenge

June Yoga Challenge – Summer Splits

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August Yoga Challenge – She’s Got Legs – Week 1

Day 1 was Pigeon. This is one of my favorite poses to just hang out in.

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I also did Mermaid, since it’s a way to deepen the pose.

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Day 2: Extended Side Angle Pose, Utthita Parsvakonasana, into Bound Extended Side Angle, Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana.

Day 3: Wide legged forward bend. Prasarita Padottanasana A.

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Day 4: Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose, Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana.wpid-img_20140804_205837.jpg

Day 5: Seated Forward Bend. Paschimottanasana. My hamstrings were really tight this day.

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Day 7: Wide Legged Forward Bend C. Prasarita Padottanasana C

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Related Links:

August Yoga Challenge – She’s Got Legs

July Yoga Challenge – Independence ARMy Challenge

June Yoga Challenge – Summer Splits

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Summer Splits Final Week

Summer Splits Challenge Final Week

I really loved the summer splits challenge. It was a good combination of splits, hip openers, and arm balances.  Below, I’ve posted the final few poses and then a before and after shot of Lord of the Dance pose.

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Want to see a HUGE improvement in this one? Click here. I’m using the wall, and in handstand, but I’m *so* close to touching my toes to my head.2014-06-29_1404002775 2014-06-29_1404073178 2014-06-30_1404168898

The picture below is the before and after with about 3 weeks of practicing Lord of the Dance pose every other day or so. Improvement is slight, but it feels a lot easier to move in to. I couldn’t even do it at first. Now, my leg is slightly higher, as is my chest. I definitely think the Summer Splits Challenge has helped deepen my splits. 

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For anyone interested in the Summer Splits challenge, I’d recommend checking out the Summer Splits Week 1 post and searching on Instagram for #SummerSplitsChallenge.

Related Links

Summer Splits Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

July Independence ARMy Challenge

All Yoga Challenge Posts

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