Refining, deepening, simplifying...understanding the basics better to guide future students with more ease and potency through their practice. It's an absolute honour to guide this year's trainees through their process. Sibylle & Naomi xx
💡 Straddle press ideas 💡 .
If you feel you have a permanent seat on the struggle bus to straddle press then maybe, just maybe I might be able to help..🤔
🛇 I do gymnastics and in gymnastics they teach press techniques with our heads firmly planted against a wall! It is how i learned so that's how I teach it.... (OK👮)
I'm a muscular presser... I bend my arms, I rely on brute force rather than physics. If you're flexible then your press will look and feel different to mine. Everyone learns their own way, it's a matter of finding that way so play with lots of techniques. . .
1. THE WONKY STRADDLE PRESS - basically this is like a puppy press with a straight leg, however try to keep the high leg as low as you can. (Think of it as being a female puppy press rather than a male puppy press🤣) Start with the supporting leg on an ottoman and lean forward trying to keep the shoulder girdle stable. Don't sink into the shoulders, push the floor as hard as you can. Turn hands outwards slightly if you feel pressure on your wrists.
Lift from the butt, dragging it over your head. Forget about lifting the legs they'll come up by themselves once you fully engage them to keep them straight and use your butt and hips.
As you get stronger find a lower starting point eventually doing it from the floor. If you can puppy press then this is definitely a gateway progression for you! Give this a try and see how it feels. .
2. RAISED BASE PRESS - an obvious progression would be to place both feet on blocks. This never worked for me when I was learning but its worth mentioning as it has worked for some students. .
3. STRAP - this one gets a bad rep too but I couldn't be without my strap and it's what helped me most in particular with my crow press. The only issue I see with it is that you have to push your arms OUTWARDS rather than inwards. Once you realise this & you practice without a strap too then you'll be grand.
4. DRILLS - Head against an ottoman or wall is my all time fav just mind your neck by gently pressing head to support No ramming! .
🛇DON'T FORGET THE NEGATIVES That's where the real work is done! 😉
Hope these help😘
This is only about a year and a half ago but I was a much healthier weight then. So, this is a personal inspo post for me and anyone else battling through an eating disorder- we can and will do this. We are warriors and we will not roll over and be beaten. We are strong.
T H E D R E A M T E A M
Yoga means many things to me. It has changed and continues to change each and every time I practice. But one of the things that yoga has been consistent in, is it’s sense of family.
I am lucky enough to have found something I love. THAT I LIVE AND BREATHE and that lives and breathes me. What I found in yoga was a way to connect to deeper part of myself. To feel with my heart (and not just with my head) what words like abundance and compassion actually mean.
But I also found in it a family. A network of support when things aren’t so easy…because funnily enough the yoga world isn’t always calm or steady or stable 😂...conversations that move my soul, inspire me and encourage me to grow🌳 And people that make me laugh out LOUD…#yogajokes 🤓And through that, to understand that we all, regardless of how we do it, have the same message to share…spreading the yoga of love, connection, compassion and truth.
I couldn’t be happier to bring just a handful of those people #yogafamily to #stephensgreen on Sunday. FRIENDS MEET YOUR #DREAMTEAM
@katiecoldrick @brianmalone28 @juliebyoga @art_mcheart 🌈💗☀️I can’t wait to stand beside you on the grass this Sunday to spread ALL THE LOVE and have ALL THE FUN and see what a difference we can make when we work together for the kids in @blossom.ireland 💗 Check out my #instastory today to get a taste for what you’re in for on Sunday…It’s going to be SO GOOD 😎😂 Event is up on fb page (link in bio)
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SOOOOO...what about that bank holiday suspense! hey?!...😂😂😂 WELL The wait is over!
I had the most wonderful birthday last week and cannot thank you ENOUGH for all the presents, cakes, songs in the rain, hugs and kind words. Your kindness made stepping into my next year so special and really truly blew me away💗In true #leo style I'll be dragging my birthday on for another week as this weekend sees the return of my very special #YOGAPARTY 🦁👑 Last year, you helped me raised a whopping €1750e for #makeawish foundation over three classes in one day...BUT THIS SUMMER...I'm picking up the game, one class, one day...BUT I'm bringing in the ULTIMATE YOGA DREAMTEAM....🎉🎉🎉
GET READY DUBLIN FOR A CLASS LIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE...not one teacher...not two teachers....but.....ohhhhhh you'll have to scroll across to find out 👆🏼(I can't give it all away in one go😂😂😂!!) We'll be meeting you in #Stephensgreen on #aug13 at 11.15am by the bandstand where together my lovely yoga friends and I will lead you through the most EPIC yoga class dublin has EVER SEEN! TELL YOUR FRIENDS, TELL YOUR FAMILY and BRING EVERYONE 🌈💗🎉☀️ Afterwards we will meet the people we moved with over our famous Sunday Picnic!
THIS YEAR we will be raising money for an #irishcharity called Blossom who work with children with special needs and EVEN have their own YOGA program 🎉 ALL money collected on the day will go directly to #blossom
Want to meet the #dreamteam ?...Well you'll have to wait just a LITTLE BIT longer for the BIG reveal! WHO's EXCITED???????🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
🎁 Sunday Aug 13th
🎪 The Bandstand, Stephens green
🌳11.15am ☀️minimum 5e donation for Blossom x •