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Everything posted by femmefatalekris

  1. if there's no challenge for june, I'm just going to do one of her previous challenges...probably the 39 day flexibility challenge one...going to work on splits and up Upavistha Konasana B
  2. nice photos vicky! i actually have a question for anyone willing to answer lol...does it matter how you position your hands in forearm stand? I'm beginning to see some progress and i notice i prefer my hands in a "prayer" stance, similar to what vicky has in her photos i've seen others with their hands and forearms flat on the ground and i was curious if it matters...it was difficult for me to keep my hands that way, but maybe i'll just work on it hopefully i can attend the inversion workshop, i've been so busy applying to graduate school so that would be a fun release once I'm done!!
  3. i'm going to work on forearm stand and boat pose...something fun and something not fun
  4. i love when candace says "if it's in your practice, take a bind" because it reminds me that it's not a race and i can take my time to get certain variations into my practice well without even realizing it, for the first time, i took a bind in seated spinal twist im pretty sure i scared my neighbors because i was yelling "oh sh-t, it's in my practice!" kind of excited...ok carry on
  5. i actually went to the doctor today for a physical exam and he ordered x-rays for them...so i don't think it's the mat but maybe my own doing lol, hopefully nothing too serious ​thanks again
  6. i didnt think it was necessary to ask this in the question section...but anytime i am in low lunge, which is nearly every day now, my knee hurts from the pressure does that mean i just need a thicker mat?
  7. i never post on instagram so here's my contribution...this is my day one for forward fold and standing splits, excuse the background
  8. finally caught up on the march challenge so i'll begin this one tomorrow...decided to work on forward folds and standing splits...actual splits are a little too ambitious for me at the moment good luck everyone
  9. yay! im oddly deciding between forward fold and splits lol i want to be able to do splits, but my forward folds need work...i don't see much of a difference between forward folds and half way lift but im excited!
  10. i loved seeing everyone's progress on instagram, very inspiring im stronger in my supported headstand...i can go into the pose easily now, so i spent most of the month piking up and down to work on my core...it's crazy because i remember when i'd get excited just to see my feet float up for a second lol i hope to tackle forearm stand in the next few months, can't wait for the next project also connecticut just got lucky! so excited, ive got at least one year left here
  11. does anyone else feel anxious holding their hands in certain positions while meditating? it feels so strange to me...my fingers were shaking lol
  12. i noticed candace sneaking in my least favorite pose, savasana, on the suggested schedule...it's like she knew i only do 3 minutes silence is punishment for me lol
  13. im already one episode down...nothing is getting accomplished this weekend going to improve supported headstand this month
  14. thanks for posting the links...i've been stalking bloglovin all night hoping you'd post early lol
  15. thanks i'll play with it...i don't think i really do that
  16. random question...wheel isn't the pose im working on, but it's one i do a couple of times every week my arms are stronger and i make the adjustments candace suggests below, but im still a little flat http://yogabycandace.com/blog/common-mistakes-in-wheel-pose im not very flexible in my back, so i know not to expect to get the pose immediately but do people walk their feet or hands in to create a better backbend? i just feel like i just push myself up and that's it lol
  17. thanks...it's easier for me to focus on breaths because in bow pose i feel the sensation immediately lol...i'll start with 4 breaths then go from there
  18. im curious...when you practice your pose, how many breaths do you hold the pose for? bow pose is the devil to me, but i think im less likely to fall out of it if i give myself a rule to follow...i know it sounds silly, but i feel like im cheating if i don't do everything with some sort of guideline lol
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  20. hopefully im not repeating a question: I'm definitely getting stronger with consistent practice, but I'm noticing a little joint pain. It's not excessive pain, but it's extremely tender. The first knuckle on my middle finger (if counting one to three, bottom to top of finger) on my left hand is causing me some discomfort. I don't really know how to relieve the pain or how to determine what is causing it. I mainly notice it when I'm doing things outside of exercise. Any advice would be helpful, thanks!
  21. i've been doing these workouts along with a fitnessblender program for the past two weeks and im definitely exhausted lol but i sleep so well now excited to finish this challenge and start the next one in february... i've seen more improvement with these challenges than i have with my sporadic interest in yoga over the years...thanks candace
  22. im not sure if it was just me, but i couldn't open the balance sequence link scheduled for today (saturday) i just looked on the website & found this one...worked well http://yogabycandace.com/blog/2013/10/24/yoga-sequence-for-balance
  23. decided to take my day off a little early so im starting week 3 today i need someone to explain how i managed to lift my big butt off the ground briefly in astavakrasana...none of this makes sense and i no longer trust my body it's been lying to me my entire life hope everyone's doing well
  24. i struggle to keep my feet facing forward and flat on the ground ...ugh, but i got it up long enough for my camera to capture it the timer on my phone helps...as soon as it gets to 2 seconds i lift very briefly lol
  25. since the days for this project run a little longer than my normal 20-30 min of yoga, i've decided to use the warm up sequences as means to get in a little cardio so warm ups may be a little jumping rope or short runs, ive got to get it in somehow and i generally cant split everything up throughout the day anyone else trying to find balance with non yoga workouts?