I brought the block with me through this entire flow! At some points it helped me to create more tension & control in my poses & transitions, at others it helped create more space for me to move, and at others it served to create a novel *asymmetrical foundation* for movement. . (The truth is that for that last one, the block only created a novel asymmetrical foundation one time in this sequence - did you spot it?) . I feel that my use of the block in this sequence is more on the “creative & helpful” side and not necessarily the super *evil* side, but I’m still going to go ahead and use the hashtag #evilshittodowithblocks because I kind of started that hashtag and I can! 😜 . During the section where I’m kneeling (sitting on my heels), note that I posteriorly tilt my pelvis before lifting my hips up off my heels into a standing kneel. This helps put the load on my quads (front thigh muscles) to lift me up - you should feel it if you try this! . Also note that I really try to lift up using strength & control rather than using momentum to sort of “bounce” my way up. . And in side plank with my top leg floating and my bottom hand on the block, I’m doing my best to push down into the block through my arm and let that rebound energy lift me up away from the block. . During the tricky transitions that are balance challenging, if I actively hug my hands into the block, this helps me to find more stability through the movements. . If you give this block flow (or any part of it) a try, let me know how it feels in your body! 💙 . . . . . #yogablock #lunge #quads @jenni_rawlings jenni_rawlings Jenni Rawlings

  • Jenni Rawlings I brought the block with me through this entire flow! At some points it helped me to create more tension & control in my poses & transitions, at others it helped create more space for me to move, and at others it served to create a novel *asymmetrical foundation* for movement.
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(The truth is that for that last one, the block only created a novel asymmetrical foundation one time in this sequence - did you spot it?)
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I feel that my use of the block in this sequence is more on the “creative & helpful” side and not necessarily the super *evil* side, but I’m still going to go ahead and use the hashtag #evilshittodowithblocks because I kind of started that hashtag and I can! 😜
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During the section where I’m kneeling (sitting on my heels), note that I posteriorly tilt my pelvis before lifting my hips up off my heels into a standing kneel. This helps put the load on my quads (front thigh muscles) to lift me up - you should feel it if you try this!
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Also note that I really try to lift up using strength & control rather than using momentum to sort of “bounce” my way up.
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And in side plank with my top leg floating and my bottom hand on the block, I’m doing my best to push down into the block through my arm and let that rebound energy lift me up away from the block.
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During the tricky transitions that are balance challenging, if I actively hug my hands into the block, this helps me to find more stability through the movements.
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If you give this block flow (or any part of it) a try, let me know how it feels in your body! 💙
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#yogablock #lunge #quads

    @jenni_rawlings

    2 weeks ago
  • I brought the block with me through this entire flow! At some points it helped me to create more tension & control in my poses & transitions, at others it helped create more space for me to move, and at others it served to create a novel *asymmetrical foundation* for movement. . (The truth is that for that last one, the block only created a novel asymmetrical foundation one time in this sequence - did you spot it?) . I feel that my use of the block in this sequence is more on the “creative & helpful” side and not necessarily the super *evil* side, but I’m still going to go ahead and use the hashtag #evilshittodowithblocks because I kind of started that hashtag and I can! 😜 . During the section where I’m kneeling (sitting on my heels), note that I posteriorly tilt my pelvis before lifting my hips up off my heels into a standing kneel. This helps put the load on my quads (front thigh muscles) to lift me up - you should feel it if you try this! . Also note that I really try to lift up using strength & control rather than using momentum to sort of “bounce” my way up. . And in side plank with my top leg floating and my bottom hand on the block, I’m doing my best to push down into the block through my arm and let that rebound energy lift me up away from the block. . During the tricky transitions that are balance challenging, if I actively hug my hands into the block, this helps me to find more stability through the movements. . If you give this block flow (or any part of it) a try, let me know how it feels in your body! 💙 . . . . . #yogablock #lunge #quads https://scontent-ams4-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/66651741_126660225269872_5793581511525854250_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.cdninstagram.com&oh=5839807be752feed4caf8b6940c8ee39&oe=5D5EF2D4 jenni_rawlings

    I brought the block with me through this entire flow! At some points it helped me to create more tension & control in my poses & transitions, at others it helped create more space for me to move, and at others it served to create a novel *asymmetrical foundation* for movement.
    .
    (The truth is that for that last one, the block only created a novel asymmetrical foundation one time in this sequence - did you spot it?)
    .
    I feel that my use of the block in this sequence is more on the “creative & helpful” side and not necessarily the super *evil* side, but I’m still going to go ahead and use the hashtag #evilshittodowithblocks because I kind of started that hashtag and I can! 😜
    .
    During the section where I’m kneeling (sitting on my heels), note that I posteriorly tilt my pelvis before lifting my hips up off my heels into a standing kneel. This helps put the load on my quads (front thigh muscles) to lift me up - you should feel it if you try this!
    .
    Also note that I really try to lift up using strength & control rather than using momentum to sort of “bounce” my way up.
    .
    And in side plank with my top leg floating and my bottom hand on the block, I’m doing my best to push down into the block through my arm and let that rebound energy lift me up away from the block.
    .
    During the tricky transitions that are balance challenging, if I actively hug my hands into the block, this helps me to find more stability through the movements.
    .
    If you give this block flow (or any part of it) a try, let me know how it feels in your body! 💙
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    #yogablock #lunge #quads

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lucyhocknellyoga - Lucy HocKNellyoga 2 weeks ago

Looks 👌 i love to use a cork brick for the added weight as well my clients think i am mean sometimes 😄👍🏻 it’s all for the highest good 💕