Day 12 of August IG Challenge

Namaste!  Here’s today’s installment of #shesgotlegs challenge.

Spinal twists are so beneficial, warmed me up nicely on this weird weather day. Forecast predicts T-storms, very unusual for Seattle.  Feels like summer to this Minnesota native.  🙂

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Getting a quick twist in at IDRI before facing my inbox

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#shesgotlegs has some pretty funky choices!

Day 11 of August Instagram challenge

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Here’s my shot of the day.  You may think it looks painful but it really felt awesome after Claudia’s Power Class this morning.  I was fully warmed up and getting supine felt fantastic.

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Here is another pose I’m working on for later in the Challenge.  I hope I’ll be able to pull off a better one but this is deeper than I’ve gotten in this pose previously.  I don’t think I’ll ever be able to balance on my  tailbone, but that is why the wall is my friend.  IMG_5446.JPG

Day 10 final pose of #backbendsgonewild

I thrashed all day wanting to get the “perfect shot” sans photographer. I was given free reign to do any backbend I wanted. Ohhhhh the wonderful agony of picking something. But the Basenjis don’t have opposable thumbs.

Luckily I found humans at The Ashram willing to help me out.  Here it is….drumroll 🙂

I’ve been dying to post, but just got home from a beautiful Yin Class. Damn I love teaching Yin……

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Levitating Claudia.

and a few other shots that I considered…..

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OOOOOO to touch my heels….

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early morning attempt

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Wearing my new BetaBrand Yoga Work pants

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Urdva Dhanurasana

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In the big studio at The Ashram

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Wheel DropBack

one legged wheel

One-legged wheel variation

I’ve been getting a lot of comments on being a gumby. Yep, it is true.  But maybe I’m  actually a rubberband girl….I leave you with this…..

 

Day 10 of Instagram challenges

It is a beautiful day here in Bothell.  I’m finally taking some time to eat – I’ve been practicing yoga on my patio a whole lot this morning.  Changed the sheets, which I’m very grateful to have done.  Dishes next I guess.  At this rate I’ll never make it to Power at 3 p.m.

 

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Active Viparita Karani

Really looking forward to teaching Yin at The Ashram at 4:30 p.m.  I hope that I can get someone to take my final shot for #backbendgonewild.  I really wish Harlan wasn’t working today, the Basenjis can’t really help me out here…

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Practicing for #backbendsgoneiwild

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Day 10 of #shesgotlegs. Ah it felt great.

Day 9 of August Instagram Challenges

Ok, I am really excited by my #backbendsgonewild choice of the day. I was hope hope hoping that I’d be able to touch my head with my toes. I was pretty close the other day when I wasn’t warmed up, I figured I stood a chance after class. Thank you Davin and Shannon for making this shot possible. You KNOW I needed you both for it.

#backbendsgonewild  – There is a final posture tomorrow for #backbendsgonewild.  He’s not telling us what it is and I am DYING of curiosity…..  I will be sad for this challenge to end, I have REALLLLLLLY enjoyed it

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#shesgotlegs is really going to start getting difficult soon….. I am worried about Day 29 in particular, but we’ll see if I can pull it off in a creative fashion.

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Editing today’s progress in The Challenges….

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Keeping the faith…

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and loving my new groovy pants from Liquidoactive. Jerry Garcia would approve, methinks.

Dreaming of a cure

I’m a microbiologist.  God damn I hate Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  I hate that one-third of the world is infected with it.  And it sure is scary to read about totally drug resistant tuberculosis cases.  Holy Hell.

I *do* however, believe in the power of prayer.

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Listening to The Cure atm

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Getting ready to submit a pose for #backbendsgonewild

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