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  1. I started to practice yoga for the first time in my life about one year ago and I now I practice daily, even just for ten minutes a day. What is strange for me is that many poses like camel, eagle, mermaid, lizard were quite easy and pleasant to perform since the beginning of my practice, but there is one that's really difficult to me: forward fold! I’m so uncomfortable there, I feel my hamstrings so stiff and back too curved, I'can't wait to move over. It’s the only pose where I cannot see any improvement, even if I practice every day What are the poses you really don’t like?
  2. I've seen yesterday first two episodes, it's awesome
  3. Great project and beautiful post on the blog, I totally agree with you. Strengthening my whole body is one of my purposes for next months, so this challenge couldn't be more suitable. I think I'll chose wheel, I'd like to build strength in shoulders and core to lift a leg (or even a feet!) from floor in that pose, which seems me something inconceivable now I'll work also on full boat pose to balance. Thanks for another awesome project
  4. I've chosen splits for this project because I want to focus on hips and hamstrings opening this month. I could do splits at gymnastic classes when I was a little girl, maybe I'll can do them again ithis year at the age of 47! I'll work on wheel and bow pose too, to open the chest a little bit more. Happy YBC April project to you all!
  5. My pose for this challenge is bird of paradise, so I'll working on balance, hip opening and flexibility. I would like to straighten the leg one day! Capture the moment to take the picture will be a big issue, but that's the reason I've chosen this pose
  6. I've not that audience on social media, but I've shared on Facebook, Instagram, twitted and pinned on my yoga board the link. Hope that helps!
  7. My rose and thorn of past week are both related to my mother, who died several months ago. The thorn is that I've had to close her bank account, and this simple bureaucratic issue, last one of the very numerous and tortuous things to do in such situations, has given to me an extreme sense of emptiness. But I've had a bright rose, also: I've received a few old pictures from my parents’ friend. There is one with my mother and my father when I was a little girl: they were so young, peaceful and happy in those photos and it was sweet and touching to see them in such a beautiful moment. This has brightened up all my memories.
  8. Hi Candace! I was pretty sure I had a decent shoulder flexibility, but when I tried to make necessary rotation and movement to come into king dancer pose my shoulder was completely blocked! What poses and stretches do you suggest to focus on to increase shoulders flexibility and opening that are needed to come in Natarajasana? Thanks!
  9. Hi, I've never been to a Bikram yoga class, but I recently found a school here in my town and I'm curios, even if this style of yoga intimidates me a little. I'd like to hear your opinions and suggestions about it Have a great day and weekend!
  10. I've really loved yesterday's sequence for tight hips, it made me feel soo good and ready for my dancer's pose practice. I think I'll add very often this sequence to my yoga routine
  11. Hi! I'm planning to buy a Manduka eko Superlite for my short vacations, anyone has just tested this mat and its grip? Thanks
  12. Thanks Candace Wooow, a mini split, so today's hip flexors sequence will be perfect!
  13. Good morning! I have a question about wheel pose: I can reach this pose and hold it for about 8-10 breaths, I can go on tippy toes for a few seconds, but the only idea of lifting one leg seems me crazy! Where do you think I have to work and focus on? Shoulders strength? Core strength? Thanks and have a great day you all!
  14. Hi everybody, what an amazing and exciting challenge! I'll focus mainly on dancer's pose, but I'll try to work on wheel and bow too, to build some strenght and flexibility in back and shoulders. Have a nice practice
  15. Of course, maybe next weekend I'll have some time to make my first tests!
  16. Hi! Today I've received the dehydrator I've ordered a couple of days ago, with a recipe book to find some good ideas. I can't wait to test it, I think I'll start with something easy like sweet potato or apple chips, but I've seen a very interesting recipe: a sort of "wafer" made with squeezed orange juice wastes. I love citrus and I love to recycle, so that's very intriguing. I'll let you know
  17. Thanks and congrats! Upper body strength is my main weak point, it will be a very very long journey for me, then
  18. Hi all, how is it going your strengthening program? I'm still very far from my crow pose, my arms tremble a lot, I don't feel safe and I can barely lift my feet from the floor. I'm focusing on some other poses to build strength in my arms and core in these days: baby grasshopper and chaturanga dandasana. I can hold'em for a few breaths! Hum... a very small accomplishment, but I feel already stronger than ten days ago One of my goals for this challenge and upcoming weeks is to rise up from floor to high plank. It seems sooooooo easy when I watch at Candace's videos, for me it's something nearly inconceivable at this moment. But I'll can do it, some day
  19. Hi! I've just completed my day#3 practice and I feel great :-) I'm working of my crow pose always using my friend wall: I've tried to focus on my core and ribs muscles and I could hold the pose for a few seconds, but I still have the awful sensation of falling forward, maybe is there anything wrong in what I do? Thank you so much Candace for this challenge! I should never tried crow pose without this project
  20. Hi all! I've completed day #1 of this challenge and I've started to work on my crow pose, in front of a wall at the moment, to deal with my worries of falling forward and break my face I was surprised because I could handle the pose for about 1-2 seconds! I know, it's very little, but it's a big achievement for me Now I know I surely need to build strength (my weak point), but what I have to work on the most is my fear!
  21. Of course I'm in! And I think I've already chosen my pose, even if it scares me a little: crow pose…
  22. Can't wait!
  23. Hi all! I'm sorry I didn't post my halfway photos, but I need my hubby's help to take pictures and he is never home when I practice in these days due to his work shifts. I'll try to do next weekend. Anyway, I'm following the program every day and I noticed my overall flexibility and alignment have already increased, maybe because this specific plan is helping me to be more focused and concentrated in what I do when I practice. I don't know how much my forward fold and king pidgeon poses will increase at the end of the challenge, but I feel I'm gaining more consciousness in my yoga journey and this is awesome, I’m really happy about it
  24. That's my problem, too. This week I had to stop my practice for three days, I stressed my upper back, but it revealed only a few hours later. I'll try to use more caution on all poses and movements that I consider my weak points, even if they may seem confortable while practicing at a specific moment.
  25. Yeah! It's awesome to do all of this together, it gives me more courage, determination and enthusiasm Thank you Candace and you all for this