Here’s a playful way to change up a side-facing Warrior 2 / horse stance flow. I appreciate the shift back-and-forth from lower body to upper body loading in this sequence, and I of course love that it takes place in the frontal plane (just for the sake of loading our shoulders & hips from varying angles!) . Start in Warrior 2 pose (Virabhadrasana 2) and then transition into horse stance (a.k.a. goddess pose, a.k.a. sumo squat 😜) . Progressively narrow your horse stance position until your feet are close enough for you to lower down into your regular malasana/full squat pose. . Then it’s time for some upper body frontal plane loading! Place your hands over to the side of you and try a little lateral hop - it doesn’t matter how high! - over to the side. . Then lateral hop your way back to center, and then over to the other side and back. . If you don’t feel attached to containing your movement space to your yoga mat, then feel free to lateral hop your way all the way around the room! It’s fun, playful, and will help condition our shoulders to bear load from varying angles. . After finding your way back to the middle of your mat, return to your malasana pose. Push through your feet to rise to standing, and transition your way back into Warrior 2. . Let me know how it goes if you play with this sequencing idea at all. I hope you enjoy it! 💙 . . . . . #warrior2 #virabhadrasana #handstand #inversion @jenni_rawlings jenni_rawlings Jenni Rawlings

  • Jenni Rawlings Here’s a playful way to change up a side-facing Warrior 2 / horse stance flow. I appreciate the shift back-and-forth from lower body to upper body loading in this sequence, and I of course love that it takes place in the frontal plane (just for the sake of loading our shoulders & hips from varying angles!)
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Start in Warrior 2 pose (Virabhadrasana 2) and then transition into horse stance (a.k.a. goddess pose, a.k.a. sumo squat 😜)
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Progressively narrow your horse stance position until your feet are close enough for you to lower down into your regular malasana/full squat pose.
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Then it’s time for some upper body frontal plane loading! Place your hands over to the side of you and try a little lateral hop - it doesn’t matter how high! - over to the side.
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Then lateral hop your way back to center, and then over to the other side and back.
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If you don’t feel attached to containing your movement space to your yoga mat, then feel free to lateral hop your way all the way around the room! It’s fun, playful, and will help condition our shoulders to bear load from varying angles.
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After finding your way back to the middle of your mat, return to your malasana pose. Push through your feet to rise to standing, and transition your way back into Warrior 2.
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Let me know how it goes if you play with this sequencing idea at all. I hope you enjoy it! 💙
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#warrior2 #virabhadrasana #handstand #inversion

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    2 weeks ago
  • Here’s a playful way to change up a side-facing Warrior 2 / horse stance flow. I appreciate the shift back-and-forth from lower body to upper body loading in this sequence, and I of course love that it takes place in the frontal plane (just for the sake of loading our shoulders & hips from varying angles!) . Start in Warrior 2 pose (Virabhadrasana 2) and then transition into horse stance (a.k.a. goddess pose, a.k.a. sumo squat 😜) . Progressively narrow your horse stance position until your feet are close enough for you to lower down into your regular malasana/full squat pose. . Then it’s time for some upper body frontal plane loading! Place your hands over to the side of you and try a little lateral hop - it doesn’t matter how high! - over to the side. . Then lateral hop your way back to center, and then over to the other side and back. . If you don’t feel attached to containing your movement space to your yoga mat, then feel free to lateral hop your way all the way around the room! It’s fun, playful, and will help condition our shoulders to bear load from varying angles. . After finding your way back to the middle of your mat, return to your malasana pose. Push through your feet to rise to standing, and transition your way back into Warrior 2. . Let me know how it goes if you play with this sequencing idea at all. I hope you enjoy it! 💙 . . . . . #warrior2 #virabhadrasana #handstand #inversion https://scontent-ams4-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/66148576_152329949279043_7531733150350405738_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.cdninstagram.com&oh=ad94cb607cf1edcc6a57d87ff919d061&oe=5D5F27C6 jenni_rawlings

    Here’s a playful way to change up a side-facing Warrior 2 / horse stance flow. I appreciate the shift back-and-forth from lower body to upper body loading in this sequence, and I of course love that it takes place in the frontal plane (just for the sake of loading our shoulders & hips from varying angles!)
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    Start in Warrior 2 pose (Virabhadrasana 2) and then transition into horse stance (a.k.a. goddess pose, a.k.a. sumo squat 😜)
    .
    Progressively narrow your horse stance position until your feet are close enough for you to lower down into your regular malasana/full squat pose.
    .
    Then it’s time for some upper body frontal plane loading! Place your hands over to the side of you and try a little lateral hop - it doesn’t matter how high! - over to the side.
    .
    Then lateral hop your way back to center, and then over to the other side and back.
    .
    If you don’t feel attached to containing your movement space to your yoga mat, then feel free to lateral hop your way all the way around the room! It’s fun, playful, and will help condition our shoulders to bear load from varying angles.
    .
    After finding your way back to the middle of your mat, return to your malasana pose. Push through your feet to rise to standing, and transition your way back into Warrior 2.
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    Let me know how it goes if you play with this sequencing idea at all. I hope you enjoy it! 💙
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    #warrior2 #virabhadrasana #handstand #inversion

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yvonneduke - Yvonne Duke 1 week ago

I used to be able to hold malasana and enjoyed it. Then I started playing golf and pickelball a lot. Now my knees are tight. I’m trying to spend more time getting my squat back. This definitely looks challenging and fun. Can’t wait to try it

tayloredforyouyoga - JESSICA 2 weeks ago

Could see how the animal locomotion Chimpanzee could fit well here. Has the up/down, but also rotation of hips and easily transition right back to Warrior II, plus always fun to get students doing animals. Embracing a bit of our inner kid and get off the confines of the mat 👍

zuriruizyoga - Zurishaddai (Zuri) Ruiz 2 weeks ago

Love these hops! 💪🏽 I always appreciate a new perspective from the mat in terms of the movement. This is a great way to switch things up from always facing “the front of the room/mat”. 😊