Do you happen to recognize this sequence? I shared this exact flow 2 days ago, but using the floor instead of an elevated prop like this bench here. And I wouldn’t have even thought to try it using this bench if it hadn’t been for the amazing @yogaprehab, who thought of it for me! . Practicing this sequence using the *floor only* is challenging because we have to transition from a single leg balance (big toe pose) all the way down to the floor (single leg squat) before arriving in our seated twist. . In my instructions for the sequence, I mentioned that you could use your hands to help you lower down to the floor, and you absolutely can. You could also lower through the single leg squat just as far as you can control, and then put both feet down and lower the rest of the way using two feet. . However, the brilliant Sara Hoy (@yogaprehab) showed us a wonderfully accessible method for this transition (and also for the entire sequence): simply raise the floor up higher via something like a chair or bench. Go check out her version on her page (and consider following her while you’re at it! 👍🏽) . I loved her idea so much that I decided to try it myself today. It happens to feel great in my body, and my very favorite part is the elevated variation of wild thing. . Even if you’re someone who can transition from standing to the floor with ease and you don’t “need” an elevated prop like a bench or chair, I would suggest exploring the elevated variation of some of your yoga poses using a prop like this anyway! . There can be great value in backing out of our full ranges, changing up our angles & relationship to gravity, and practicing our poses in novel ways for the learning that’s inherent for us there. . Let me know how it goes if you practice or teach this approach at all! 💙 . . . . . #yogaprops #wildthingpose #yogaflow #yogaposes @jenni_rawlings jenni_rawlings Jenni Rawlings

  • Jenni Rawlings Do you happen to recognize this sequence? I shared this exact flow 2 days ago, but using the floor instead of an elevated prop like this bench here. And I wouldn’t have even thought to try it using this bench if it hadn’t been for the amazing @yogaprehab, who thought of it for me!
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Practicing this sequence using the *floor only* is challenging because we have to transition from a single leg balance (big toe pose) all the way down to the floor (single leg squat) before arriving in our seated twist.
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In my instructions for the sequence, I mentioned that you could use your hands to help you lower down to the floor, and you absolutely can. You could also lower through the single leg squat just as far as you can control, and then put both feet down and lower the rest of the way using two feet.
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However, the brilliant Sara Hoy (@yogaprehab) showed us a wonderfully accessible method for this transition (and also for the entire sequence): simply raise the floor up higher via something like a chair or bench. Go check out her version on her page (and consider following her while you’re at it! 👍🏽)
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I loved her idea so much that I decided to try it myself today. It happens to feel great in my body, and my very favorite part is the elevated variation of wild thing.
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Even if you’re someone who can transition from standing to the floor with ease and you don’t “need” an elevated prop like a bench or chair, I would suggest exploring the elevated variation of some of your yoga poses using a prop like this anyway!
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There can be great value in backing out of our full ranges, changing up our angles & relationship to gravity, and practicing our poses in novel ways for the learning that’s inherent for us there.
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Let me know how it goes if you practice or teach this approach at all! 💙
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#yogaprops #wildthingpose #yogaflow #yogaposes

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    1 week ago
  • Do you happen to recognize this sequence? I shared this exact flow 2 days ago, but using the floor instead of an elevated prop like this bench here. And I wouldn’t have even thought to try it using this bench if it hadn’t been for the amazing @yogaprehab, who thought of it for me! . Practicing this sequence using the *floor only* is challenging because we have to transition from a single leg balance (big toe pose) all the way down to the floor (single leg squat) before arriving in our seated twist. . In my instructions for the sequence, I mentioned that you could use your hands to help you lower down to the floor, and you absolutely can. You could also lower through the single leg squat just as far as you can control, and then put both feet down and lower the rest of the way using two feet. . However, the brilliant Sara Hoy (@yogaprehab) showed us a wonderfully accessible method for this transition (and also for the entire sequence): simply raise the floor up higher via something like a chair or bench. Go check out her version on her page (and consider following her while you’re at it! 👍🏽) . I loved her idea so much that I decided to try it myself today. It happens to feel great in my body, and my very favorite part is the elevated variation of wild thing. . Even if you’re someone who can transition from standing to the floor with ease and you don’t “need” an elevated prop like a bench or chair, I would suggest exploring the elevated variation of some of your yoga poses using a prop like this anyway! . There can be great value in backing out of our full ranges, changing up our angles & relationship to gravity, and practicing our poses in novel ways for the learning that’s inherent for us there. . Let me know how it goes if you practice or teach this approach at all! 💙 . . . . . #yogaprops #wildthingpose #yogaflow #yogaposes https://scontent-frx5-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/66180594_460213084529349_5476316623388684096_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-frx5-1.cdninstagram.com&oh=4505dbb0dbfbf184110664265f8ba9c4&oe=5D5E1C63 jenni_rawlings

    Do you happen to recognize this sequence? I shared this exact flow 2 days ago, but using the floor instead of an elevated prop like this bench here. And I wouldn’t have even thought to try it using this bench if it hadn’t been for the amazing @yogaprehab, who thought of it for me!
    .
    Practicing this sequence using the *floor only* is challenging because we have to transition from a single leg balance (big toe pose) all the way down to the floor (single leg squat) before arriving in our seated twist.
    .
    In my instructions for the sequence, I mentioned that you could use your hands to help you lower down to the floor, and you absolutely can. You could also lower through the single leg squat just as far as you can control, and then put both feet down and lower the rest of the way using two feet.
    .
    However, the brilliant Sara Hoy ( @yogaprehab) showed us a wonderfully accessible method for this transition (and also for the entire sequence): simply raise the floor up higher via something like a chair or bench. Go check out her version on her page (and consider following her while you’re at it! 👍🏽)
    .
    I loved her idea so much that I decided to try it myself today. It happens to feel great in my body, and my very favorite part is the elevated variation of wild thing.
    .
    Even if you’re someone who can transition from standing to the floor with ease and you don’t “need” an elevated prop like a bench or chair, I would suggest exploring the elevated variation of some of your yoga poses using a prop like this anyway!
    .
    There can be great value in backing out of our full ranges, changing up our angles & relationship to gravity, and practicing our poses in novel ways for the learning that’s inherent for us there.
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    Let me know how it goes if you practice or teach this approach at all! 💙
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    #yogaprops #wildthingpose #yogaflow #yogaposes

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jingchang84 - Jing C 1 week ago

This is wonderful! I can picture myself doing it with a bench in the park. 👏👏❤️ Thanks!

yogaprehab - SARA HOY 1 week ago

💖💖💖 So much fun! What an awesome sequence you came up with in so many ways. On the floor and off the floor 😁

justbeayoga - 1 week ago

Im starting to see furniture as yoga props too. Thanks to you. You really opened my yoga repertoire :) I love it!!!