1. 10:50 12th Apr 2014

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    sassyyogi:

    #AprilIntentions Day 12 (hosted by me): Eight angle pose (Astavakrasana)

    Preparatory poses:

    This pose is pretty intense on the hips, so I really would suggest you warm up your hips before attempting! A quick warm up of the body with a few sun salutations would also help prep your body for an arm balance. Some poses that you can warm up your hips with include:

    • Pigeon pose 
    • Lizard pose
    • Crescent lunge
    • Happy baby
    • Wind relieving pose
    • Wide legged child’s pose
    • Bound angle pose

    If arm balances is not in your practice yet, feel free to choose *any* of the preparatory pose here as your pose of the day! Remember, do what your body feels good for you <:

    Pictorial guide to get into eight angle pose:

    1. Start off by slowly cradling your leg from side to side, warming up your hips and preparing yourself for the arm balance. 

    2. Place your thigh as high up your triceps as possible, as that will be your leverage for your arm balance later. That’s where your hip flexibility comes in! The higher you can place your thigh on your tricep, the easier it’ll be. Use a towel if you find yourself slipping off your tricep!

    3. Bring your bottom foot to join the top foot, such that the ankles are hooked on to each other. Place your hands on the ground and spread out your fingers. 

    4. Slowly lift your butt off the ground, use your chaturanga arms (elbows form a 90 degree) so that you can rest your top leg on top of your tricep - your tricep acts as a nice shelf for your top leg! Squeeze your legs together and on to your tricep, shift your gaze downwards, and keep breathing. The harder you squeeze your legs together, the easier it will be! 

    If you’re worried about falling on your face, place a cushion in front of you as a crash pad. Similar to crow pose or almost any arm balance, you really need to tilt your weight forward so that your butt can lift off the ground. 

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    If you can’t get this, don’t be discouraged. Recently I wrote a pretty lengthy post on some of the exercises that you can work with to improve your arm and core strength, so check that out if you haven’t!

    Feel free to take any modifications provided above, and do what your body feels good for you. Good luck and I look forward to all your posts today! <3

     
  2. thecardioqueen:

    beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

    Cauliflower ‘Bread’ Sticks - To-die-for mock bread-sticks made with cauliflower that are low in calories, carbs and fat….RECIPE

    INGREDIENTS:

    1 head cauliflower, large (7” - 8” wide)

    1/4 cup egg whites

    1/2 cup + 3/4 cup (for topping, optional) Mozzarella/Tex Mex cheese, shredded

    1 tsp Italian herb seasoning or any dried herbs like rosemary, basil, parsley

    1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

    Pinch of salt

    Marinara sauce for dipping

    I can verify this tastes amazing

     
  3. 23:59 21st Mar 2014

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    dangshescrafty:

how to make boring business cards beautiful. personally i’d use water colours

    dangshescrafty:

    how to make boring business cards beautiful. personally i’d use water colours

     
  4. 01:04 7th Mar 2014

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    healthier-habits:

Spinach Quiche Cups (make sub substitutions but I love the way it looks and it would be such a great grab and go breakfast)
Click here for full directions!

    healthier-habits:

    Spinach Quiche Cups (make sub substitutions but I love the way it looks and it would be such a great grab and go breakfast)

    Click here for full directions!

     
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  10. 09:25 18th Nov 2013

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