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leighyogipilot

Leigh Coates #ThePlayfulYogiPilot 🙋 Commercial Helicopter Pilot sharing my love for adventure and Yoga! (RYT200) Forever a student Based in beautiful Alaska
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There’s nothing quite like the feeling i get from practicing outside in the elements. i can so easily tune inward and immerse myself in my breath and my flow...feeling my way from one posture to another.
if you’ve never tried this, i highly recommend it. find yourself a peaceful area without too many onlookers, set your phone on timelapse, (it’s on your camera app,) close your eyes, plant your feet firmly on the ground or your mat, and see what happens from there...
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thanks for joining this challenge and sharing your inspiring outdoor yoga with us! you all have been a joy and i cannot wait to see what magic you share for the last day!
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#getyourasanasoutside day 7 (last day😢)
yogis choice
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big love to my amazing friends/co hosts and huge gratitude for all our fabulous sponsors! double check that you’re following all of them so we can hand out some prizes!
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your outside hosts
🍂 @cece.carson
🍁 @helenehopyoga
🍂 @leighyogipilot
🍁 @sigikolbeyoga
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generous sponsors:
🌾 @quenchactivewear
🌿 @karma_collective
🌾 @omnitomyoga
🌿 @knockaround
🌾 @malaprayer
🌿 @yogapaws ⠀
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beautiful music by @songsofeden #music #timelapse #yogaflow #magical #clouds #ocean #alaska #yogi #instayoga #yogachallenge #peaceful
#asana #puppypose #outdooryoga #yogawithaview

comment 56 star 542 Yesterday

Don’t mind me...i’m just over here chillin’
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and i get to announce our spotlighted yogis for this month’s #resolutionhandstand2018!
you are all amazing and we are so inspired by each and every one of you!
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our gallery was filled with so many hard working, dedicated handstanders, but we finally narrowed it down to these 4 incredible yogis to spotlight:
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@butiyoganorthbay 👉 @aloyoga
@nasibawhite 👉 @yogapaws
@cynthiaregiec.yoga 👉 @dharmayogawheel
@gabrielle_edwards_yoga 👉 @infinitystrap
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congratulations ladies! your hard work and dedication to your practice really shows, and your selfless support of your fellow handstanders just warms our hearts!❤
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keep practicing!!
and stay tuned for a fun year end giveaway 🎉 plus an announcement about more handstanding with #resolutionhandstand in 2019! #thehandstandpartycontinues ?!!!!! 😱🎉🤸‍♀️ .
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remember to keep up your daily practicing and we will see you on #teamresolutionhs2018 .
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love from your handy hosts:
❤ @beahappyamy
❤ @yoga_supqueen
❤ @bluesuntara
❤ @susanbishopyoga
❤ @leighyogipilot
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#handstand #aloyoga #glacier #iceberg #alaska #betterthaniceland #heliyoga #hollowback #hollowbackhandstand
#optoutside #thisworldexists #exploreyourworld #explore #flexibility #blue #sky #goatworthy #inspire #yogagirl #theplayfulyogipilot #yogawithaview #nature #exploreourearth #epic

comment 131 star 1,670 Yesterday

I was doing a training flight with my newest pilot a couple days ago and when i saw this spot, i figured it was a perfect time to practice some off airport landings....cuz why not?!🤷‍♀️
he was surprised when i had him shut down so we could explore, but i guess he doesn’t know me very well yet.🤣
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we watched a 🐻bear down the valley, we went inside an old mine shaft looking for gold, and of course i had to do at least one yoga pose.☺️
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in case you missed it in my stories, you check it out in highlights.
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and yes...i always wear #yogapants under my flight gear. they are super comfortable, plus i just never know when the opportunity will present itself for a little #eaglelegs #headstand. it was just a lucky bonus that my @quenchactivewear pants actually matched the #helicopter.💙💖☺️
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your assignment for tomorrow’s
#getyourasanasoutside day 6
#inversion with a #twist ⠀
our gallery is filled with amazing people from all over the world doing amazing things! check it out!
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your outside hosts
🍂 @cece.carson
🍁 @helenehopyoga
🍂 @leighyogipilot
🍁 @sigikolbeyoga
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generous sponsors:
🌾 @quenchactivewear
🌿 @karma_collective
🌾 @omnitomyoga
🌿 @knockaround
🌾 @malaprayer
🌿 @yogapaws ⠀
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on the menu:
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day 1️⃣✔️- any rooted posture with a #peacesign day 2️⃣✔️ - any forward fold with a bind
day 3️⃣✔️ - any balancing pose on tip toes
day 4️⃣ ✔️- any heart opener with your favorite mudra
day 5️⃣ ✔️- any arm balance with a smile
day 6️⃣ ✔️- any inversion with a twist
day 7️⃣ - yogis choice!!!
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#helicopterpilot #chiefpilot #womaninbusiness #bosslady #femalepilot #pilotlife #pilot #aviation #theplayfulyogipilot
#yogachallenge #yogi #yogagram #instayoga #yogapose #yogaphotography #balance #yogaoutside #yogawithaview #womaninaviation #aviatrix #reflection #alaska

comment 140 star 1,350 2 days ago

Did you catch one yet?! you know smiles are contagious don’t you!?
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that’s your assignment tomorrow...any #armbalance with a #smile! let’s fill these squares with smiles!😃
#getyourasanasoutside day 5
i chose #eightanglepose out at the city dock. these are the cleats that the fishing boats use to tie up to and for #mermaids to balance on.😉🧜‍♀️
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our gallery is filled with amazing people from all over the world! check it out! can’t wait to see your smiles!
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your outside hosts
🍂 @cece.carson
🍁 @helenehopyoga
🍂 @leighyogipilot
🍁 @sigikolbeyoga
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generous sponsors:
🌾 @quenchactivewear
🌿 @karma_collective
🌾 @omnitomyoga
🌿 @knockaround
🌾 @malaprayer
🌿 @yogapaws ⠀
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on the menu:
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day 1️⃣✔️- any rooted posture with a #peacesign day 2️⃣✔️ - any forward fold with a bind
day 3️⃣✔️ - any balancing pose on tip toes
day 4️⃣ ✔️- any heart opener with your favorite mudra
day 5️⃣ ✔️- any arm balance with a smile
day 6️⃣ - any inversion with a twist
day 7️⃣ - yogis choice!!!
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#yogachallenge #yogaoutside #nature #natureyoga #yogi #yogagram #instayoga #yogapose #yogaphotography #ocean #fishing #balance #yogaoutside #yogawithaview #clouds #cloudporn #sonya6300 #sony #photography #yogagirl #naturephotography #blueskiesareboring #astavakrasana

comment 95 star 1,098 3 days ago

Stop scrolling and get outside!
sometimes i need someone to tell me this...cuz look what i almost missed!!! the magic happens when you’re not afraid of the storm.
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#getyourasanasoutside tomorrow is day 4️⃣ and your assignment is any heart opener with your favorite #mudra.
i chose #wildthingpose with #gyanmudra which is the gesture of knowledge or wisdom. here in the western world, we use it as the sign meaning everything is ok, which i love!
but this mudra has also been used by yogis around the world for thousands of years, as it is known to bring peace, calm and spiritual growth.
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share one of our suggestions or one of your own. i can’t wait to see what you share! and if you’re just now seeing this, join us! assignments are listed below and it’s not too late to catch up.😘
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your outside hosts
🍂 @cece.carson
🍁 @helenehopyoga
🍂 @leighyogipilot
🍁 @sigikolbeyoga
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generous sponsors:
🌾 @quenchactivewear
🌿 @karma_collective
🌾 @omnitomyoga
🌿 @knockaround
🌾 @malaprayer
🌿 @yogapaws ⠀
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on the menu:
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day 1️⃣✔️- any rooted posture with a #peacesign day 2️⃣✔️ - any forward fold with a bind
day 3️⃣✔️ - any balancing pose on tip toes
day 4️⃣ ✔️- any heart opener with your favorite mudra
day 5️⃣ - any arm balance with a smile
day 6️⃣ - any inversion with a twist
day 7️⃣ - yogis choice!!!
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#yogachallenge #yogaoutside #nature #natureyoga #yogi #yogagram #instayoga #yogapose #yogaphotography #beachyoga #backbend #wildthing #heartopener #yogaoutside #yogawithaview #clouds #cloudporn #sonya6300 #sony #photography #yogagirl #naturephotography #blueskiesareboring

comment 99 star 1,213 4 days ago

If i can get outside in this craziness, then you can too!!🤣🙈☔️#getyourasanasoutside tomorrow is day 3️⃣ and your assignment is any balancing pose on #tiptoes!
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make sure your sound is on to hear this magical ☔️
and please don’t mind my very graceful exit out of this pose.😂
it was quite the challenge to gaze up into an endless sea of white sky with lemon drop sized rain pellets colliding with my face...🤣
but no excuses...get out there! it’s invigorating!
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and happy #magicasanamonday! feel free to tag any post that makes you smile and join me to help bring smiles to monday’s!
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your outside hosts
🍂 @cece.carson
🍁 @helenehopyoga
🍂 @leighyogipilot
🍁 @sigikolbeyoga
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generous sponsors:
🌾 @quenchactivewear
🌿 @karma_collective
🌾 @omnitomyoga
🌿 @knockaround
🌾 @malaprayer
🌿 @yogapaws ⠀
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on the menu:
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day 1️⃣✔️- any rooted posture with a #peacesign day 2️⃣✔️ - any forward fold with a bind
day 3️⃣✔️ - any balancing pose on tip toes
day 4️⃣ - any heart opener with your favorite mudra
day 5️⃣ - any arm balance with a smile
day 6️⃣ - any inversion with a twist
day 7️⃣ - yogis choice!!!
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#yogachallenge #yogaoutside #nature #natureyoga #yogi #rain #raining #yogagram #instayoga #raindropskeepfallingonmyhead #raindrops #slowmo #yogapose #yogafun #silly #nevergrowup

comment 156 star 1,695 5 days ago

#getyourasanasoutside tomorrow is day 2️⃣ and it’s not too late to join us! this might be just the nudge you need to get your asanas outside! ⠀
tomorrow’s assignment is simple:
any forward fold with a bind. swipe👈left to see a simple modification if you’d like to try this #birdofparadisepose variation.
try one of our pose choices, or share your own...just have fun!
and wishing my dear friend, hélène @helenehopyoga a very very fabulous birthday full of love and happiness!❤️
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your outside hosts
🍂 @cece.carson
🍁 @helenehopyoga
🍂 @leighyogipilot
🍁 @sigikolbeyoga
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generous sponsors:
🌾 @quenchactivewear
🌿 @karma_collective
🌾 @omnitomyoga
🌿 @knockaround
🌾 @malaprayer
🌿 @yogapaws ⠀
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on the menu:
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day 1️⃣✔️- any rooted posture with a #peacesign ✌️
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day 2️⃣✔️ - any forward fold with a bind (simply hugging your legs is a bind too😚)
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day 3️⃣ - any balancing pose on tip toes 👌🏻
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day 4️⃣ - any heart opener with your favorite mudra ❤️
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day 5️⃣ - any arm balance with a smile 😁
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day 6️⃣ - any inversion with a twist 🙃
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day 7️⃣ - yogis choice!!! 🙌🏻
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#yogachallenge #yogaoutside #nature #natureyoga #yogi #yogagram #instayoga #yogaphotography #yogawithaview #iceberg #blueice #valdezglacier #betterthaniceland #alaska #glacier #wildernessculture #thisworldexists

comment 84 star 1,441 6 days ago

Orange you glad to see me...?
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we started our business with one helicopter, and it was a pretty gold color...which i quickly learned is basically camo for helicopters. you can’t see it air to air and you can’t see it on the ground, it was basically invisible.
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so when we decided to add a brand new one to the fleet, we had looooong discussions about what color to get. being invisible has its perks, but really i’m flying in a very remote area of the world and if i ever need help out there, i want them to find me!
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so yah, i won the orange battle, but only after i pointed out that the coast guard is orange, and if we don’t want to be cool like them, we could always go with hot pink.🤷‍♀️💖🚁
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@knockaround #aviators #aviatrix #aviator #womaninbusiness #alaska #womaninaviation #helicopter #pilot #helicopterpilot #chiefpilot #femalepilot #pilotsofinstagram #theplayfulyogipilot #orange #ipullpitch #selfiesaturday #getoutside #heliyoga #heli #helipilot #robinson #r44

comment 77 star 763 6 days ago

#getyourasanasoutside tomorrow is day 1️⃣!!
i hope you’re all ready to get your ass’s outside! (i mean your asanas🙈😊)
your first assignment is simple:
a grounding pose (anything with a connection with the ground...so like all poses) with a #peace sign! easy peasy!
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i made my body into a peace☮️sign and threw a little✌️with my fingers too, just for good measure!🤣
and i’m firmly “grounded” into this iceberg and sharing my favorite playground with you, the #columbiaglacier in beautiful #alaska.
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check out my awesome co hosts for other ideas too. try one of our poses or share one of your own. anything goes! let’s get creative and get outside!
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your outside hosts ✌🏻
🍂 @cece.carson
🍁 @helenehopyoga
🍂 @leighyogipilot
🍁 @sigikolbeyoga
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generous sponsors:
🌾 @quenchactivewear
🌿 @karma_collective
🌾 @omnitomyoga
🌿 @knockaround
🌾 @malaprayer
🌿 @yogapaws ⠀
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👉🏻 how to participate ⠀
💚 simply like and repost the flyer a few posts back.
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💚 tag some friends to play along with us!
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💚 follow all hosts and sponsors
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💚 use #getyourasanasoutside in your daily post so we can find you!
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on the menu:
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day 1️⃣✔️- any rooted posture with a #peacesign ✌️
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day 2️⃣ - any forward fold with a bind (simply hugging your legs is a bind too😚)
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day 3️⃣ - any balancing pose on tip toes 👌🏻
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day 4️⃣ - any heart opener with your favorite mudra ❤️
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day 5️⃣ - any arm balance with a smile 😁
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day 6️⃣ - any inversion with a twist 🙃
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day 7️⃣ - yogis choice!!! 🙌🏻
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#yogachallenge #yogaoutside #nature #natureyoga #octoberchallenge #glacier #octoberyogachallenge #yogaphotography #yogawithaview #iceberg #blue #blueice #betterthaniceland @discovervaldez @travelalaska #wildernessculture #thisworldexists

comment 106 star 1,441 1 weeks ago

Well holy moly i was not expecting to see so much change in just one month!
early in september, @ally_trout and i were super inspired by @eileendelatorre who did this amazing stretch with her @feetup and made it look easy peasy. i immediately jumped onto my #feetuptrainer and realized it was not easy to get my b**t to the floor like our bendy goddess friend, eileen. so we decided to work on it every day for thirty days....and boom!💥 looky what happened!!
ally lovingly named our mission #30daybackcrack, but don’t worry there is no crackin’ goin on...it’s more like, i gotta have it every day kinda crack...🤣 cuz it feels so good!
so i’m gonna keep going! every day crackalackin! who’s with me?
join us if you want to work on this...just tag #30daybackcrack and make a commitment to us and to yourself to do this stretch every day.
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if you’ve been wanting a @feetup , you can use “leighyogipilot.” for a discount.
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there is nothing like the love and support of this community to keep me feeling accountable, motivated, and inspired! thank you @ally_trout !
big shout outs to @jbreton22 @ina.yoga @sportandtravel @yogamom.journey @sweetyoga73 @clementinart_dance @carolina_yog @jensyogajourney @familyfitlife who have been doing this too!
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@re3life #yogapants #re3 #feetupchallenge #yoga #yogaprogress #transformation #transformationtuesday #beforeandafter #flexibilitygains #flexibility #flexibilitytraining #backbend #heartopener #alienpose #hollowback #homepractice #yogaprops

comment 107 star 1,009 1 weeks ago

#resolutionhandstand2018 day 10
last day of this challenge, but hopefully not the end of your daily #handstand practice...keep it up #teamresolutionhs2018!
let me know in the comments what day you’re on if you’re doing a year of handstands...even if this is only your day 10!🤸‍♀️
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i had some requests to share ideas on how to warm up if you don’t have much time before getting upside down. so for the last day, i’m sharing a super duper short warm up you can try for your daily handstand practice. of course the more the better, but some days this may be all you’ve got!
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thanks for practicing with us!! you all keep me inspired and motivated to get upside down every day, and i’m so grateful for all of you!💖
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daily practice is key for progress. the leg shape assignments are just for fun and really they are just to get you on your hands each day. keep going! help each other to stay motivated...create handstand groups with friends you’ve “met” here on this challenge. and give yourself goals each day. whatever it takes...just keep practicing! we will be back to count down the end of 2018 with you! if this is the beginning of your year of handstands, then dec 31 will be day 92! let’s do it!❤️
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share anything you like for the last day, and be sure to check out my awesome co hosts for more ideas.
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your handy hosts:
@susanbishopyoga
@yoga_supqueen
@beahappyamy
@leighyogipilot
@bluesuntara
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fabulous prizes from:
@aloyoga
@alo.moves
@infinitystrap
@yogapaws
@dharmayogawheel
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#teamresolutionhs2018 #leighstutorials #leighsresolutionchoice #yogatutorial #aloyoga #yogagirl #handstandrill #handstandwarmup #leighshandstandwarmup

comment 93 star 1,736 2 weeks ago

#resolutionhandstand2018 day 9
#kapotasana #cobrapose lifts
#scorpionhandstand ⠀
thanks for the bday love today!!
i’m staying off ig today but i’ll catch up will all you incredible handstanders tomorrow!
i’m sharing some ideas for warming up your backbend, but please listen to your own body and only go as deep as what feels good. always back out if you feel pain, especially in your low back.
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the #yogawheel is the single best #yogaprop i ever invested in and i highly recommend it. dm me for a discount code if you still don’t have one.
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do what you can and have fun!
make sure to check out my badass co hosts for more great ideas!
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your handy hosts:
@susanbishopyoga
@yoga_supqueen
@beahappyamy
@leighyogipilot
@bluesuntara
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fabulous prizes from:
@aloyoga
@alo.moves
@infinitystrap
@yogapaws
@dharmayogawheel
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#teamresolutionhs2018 #leighstutorials #leighsresolutionscorpion #yogatutorial #aloyoga #yogagirl #handstandrill #backbendvideo #backbendwarmup #scorpionpose #teamresolutionhs2018

comment 62 star 733 2 weeks ago