Get on your mat to get NYC back on its feet. On November 15, join alignyo and NYC’s yoga teaching rockstars to groove, move and give back. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC - Hurricane Sandy Relief. Space kindly provided by Skylight West.
Get on your mat to help make a difference:
We’ve got a stellar lineup of superstar NYC teachers who have donated their time and amazing talents for this event. Come practice with Elena Brower, Schuyler Grant, Tara Stiles, Kristin McGee, Halle Becker, Kay Kay Clivio, Anita Goa, Nicole Nichols and Michael Taylor.
If you’re in New York this might be fun! Plus you get to do yoga and support victims of Hurricane Sandy. I’d love to practice with Elena Brower and Tara Stiles! Click link for more information.
As requested, a headstand step by step!
This is how I learned and its the first inversion I learned (besides shoulder stand).
First things first, make sure your elbows are shoulder width apart, and the cup your head in your hands. You should be positioned on the crown of your head, but your weight will be supported on your arms.
Once you’re comfortable, push into downward dog and walk your toes as close to your elbows as possible. You can spend a couple breaths here.
Bringing one knee in at a time, with a teeny tiny kick, lift yourself into a little pod. I used to stay here for as long as possible while I was learning so I could get used to balancing.
When you’re ready, begin straightening the legs. Make sure you stack ankles on top of hips on top of shoulders. It helps to tuck the tailbone in. This will also help with the balance.
As you get stronger in the posture you can then try lifting, instead of kicking, with straight legs right off the floor.
A real friend never gets in your way—unless you happen to be on the way down.”
— Dr. Wayne Dyer
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
— Albert Schweitzer
The last of my yoga at the fair pictures. A little arm balance at the top of some 8” wide bleachers.
Revolved Half Moon Twist on Day 10 @growsoulbeautiful #yogaaday #revolovedhalfmoon #halfmoontwist #corestrength #difficult #yoga #balance #parivrtta #ardha #chandrasana
Revolved half moon is a challenging balance!