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bellajoya Whew!!!!! My yoga this week was super challenging.. I had a hard time opening my hips all week.. Anywho after a really intense 'connection to core ' yoga pea rixe with Fiji of I decided to work on a few poses .. I'm a happy bunny cus iv always wanted to do this !! #yoga #yoganewbie #yogasplits #lookmanohands #mymumwaswatchingmedothis #imadeherhideinthekitchen #sheisalwayscooking #splits #excusethejunk #mamasaidmyvideowasok #wellexceptallthejunk #ohwell 4w

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bellajoya Our thoughts and prayers are with @meechymonroe as she fights the toughest battle of her life
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bellajoya #Repost from @rootsdontlie with @repostapp --- Our authentic African black soap sourced directly from Oyo state in western Nigeria goes on sale this weekend!!!!!!! Suitable for use as a hair and body cleanser.
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  •   sheislba @bellajoya I thought it was cake 😕😑 4w
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  •   bellajoya @sheislba @aderayo what exactly is going on!??? Are you ladies hungry?? 4w
  •   pouredorganics @bellajoya Nice photography too! 4w
  •   bellajoya @pouredorganics I used the light tent it's soo cool... I still haven't figured out the angles yet and I just realized how to use the backdrop after I took the pictures so I'll be retaking some on Friday night .. Thanks again for the recommendation 4w

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bellajoya It's the final day 15 of the #julyyoganewbies with @adura_o and @eightsnweights !!!!!!! Seated forward bend !!! Check out @adura_o page for instructions on how to get into this pose!!! We hope you guys had fun learning with us and trying out these different yoga poses. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or comments !!! Namaste
#julyyoganewbies #yoga #yogi #yogapose #nigerianyogi #nigerianyogis #seatedfold #pose
  •   staceyravvero Love this and the standing variation too 1mon
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  •   sabirah0 Joke! Long time no post, hope you're doing well. Just checking in (had no where else to contact you) take care 4d

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bellajoya First attempts at a fore arm hollow back! Nothing deep to post with this picture so I'll just go with yay for little victories !!! #yoga #yogi #yogapose #yoganewbie #holloback #beginneryogi #onedayillgrabafoot 1mon
  •   barbmazing Ayeeee!!! This kent be beginner yogi anymore!! #pro #yogi #showthem #flex 1mon
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  •   staceyravvero Yayyyy I toppled over doing this likeeeeee 1mon
  •   _biola Mahn! Your dedication is out of this world, kudos to you 1mon
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bellajoya Day 14 of the #julyyoganewbies with @adura_o and @eightsnweights . Bridge pose with a few variations.. Feel free to hold as long as possible on any of these version. Also you can place a blanket under your shoulders to help protect them
Bridge Pose
1. Lie on your back, bend your knees and set your feet on the floor, heels as close to the sitting bones as possible.

2. Exhale and, pressing your inner feet and arms actively into the floor, push your tailbone upward toward the pubis, firming (but not hardening) the buttocks, and lift the buttocks off the floor.

3. Keep your thighs and inner feet parallel.
4.Clasp the hands below your pelvis and extend through the arms to help you stay on the tops of your shoulders.

5. You can so use your hands to hold up your hips .. 5. Lift your buttocks until the thighs are about parallel to the floor. Keep your knees directly over the heels, but push them forward, away from the hips, and lengthen the tailbone toward the backs of the knees. Lift the pubis toward the navel. Stay in the pose anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 minute. Release with an exhalation, rolling the spine slowly down onto the floor.

#yoga #yogi #yogapose #yoganewbie #bridgepose #nigerianyogi

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  •   kech_e Lol that face though 1mon

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bellajoya Day 12 variations of the #julyyoganewbies challenge with @adura_o and @eightsnweights !!!! 'Low lunge' check out @adura_o page for detailed instructions on hot to get into this post!! #yoga #yogi #yogapose #yoganewbie #julyyoganewbies #lowlunge #lowlungeyoga 1mon
  •   thelorainfontaine Are you at the Beyoncé concert? If so I'm 4 rows behind...Hi! If not, you have a look alike here. 1mon

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bellajoya Day 11 of the #julyyoganewbies pose final look should be something like this! Warrior 1 pose #yoga #yogi #yogapose #yoganewbie #warrior1 1mon

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bellajoya Day 11 of the #julyyoganewbies with @eightsnweights and @adura_o
Warrior 1 pose Virabhadrasana I (veer-ah-bah-DRAHS-anna)

1. Begin in Mountain Pose. Exhale as you step your left foot back three to four feet. Align your left heel behind your right heel and then turn you left foot out 45 degrees keeping your right foot forward.
2. Rotate your hips so both of your hip points are facing forward and parallel to the front of your mat.
3.Gently root the outer edges of your left foot into the mat as your hips and shoulders rotate forward.
4. Inhale and raise your arms perpendicular to the ground keeping your arms open, shoulder width apart and parallel to each other.
5.Reach through your fingertips as the palms face inwards and draw your shoulders blades down encouraging your shoulders to move down and away from the neck. Feel as though your shoulder blades lightly hug into your back.

6.As you exhale, contract your abdominal muscles and tilt your pelvis so your tailbone moves down and under.
8. Slowly bend your right knee placing aligning your knee over your heel.

8. As you continue to breathe, feel your right heel anchoring allowing the toes to lighten and spread.
10. Keep strengthening the pose by pressing the outer left heel into the floor sending a lifting energy up the left leg into the pelvis and through to the arms.

To exit, exhale to lower your arms and place your hands onto the hips. Inhale as you press firmly into your right heel and step your left leg forward. Exhale to release your hands from the hips and adjust your feet and pelvis into Mountain Pose.
Take a few breaths and then repeat with the other side for the same length of time.
#yoga #yogi #yogapose #yoganewbie #warrior1

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bellajoya Day 10 of the #julyyoganewbies challenge with @eightsnweights and @adura_o ''mountain pose - Tadasna . Check out @eightsnweights page for detailed instructions. I know it looks like just standing but it is a pose than that helps you learn proper alignment in yoga.. And helps to improve posture #yoga #yogi #yogapose #yoganewbie #julyyoganewbies 1mon
  •   sheislba Look at you all 'meditating' and stuff like a true yogini. 1mon
  •   bellajoya Lol @sheislba I almost fell asleep Tryna look calm and peaceful 1mon

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bellajoya Day 9 of the #julyyoganewbies challenge with @adura_o and @eightsnweights is the 'half way lift forward bend' check out @adura_o page for detailed instructions on how to get I to this pose #yoga #yogi #yogapose #yoganewbie #julyyoganewbies 1mon

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bellajoya Day 8 of the #julyyoganewbies with @adura_o and @eightsnweights
Standing forward bend / Uttanasana
The Standing Forward Bend pose:
Stretches your hips, hamstrings, and calves.
Strengthens your thighs and knees

1.As you stand in Mountain Pose (Tadasana), place your hands on your hips and inhale.

2. As you exhale, soften your knees and fold slowly forward from your hips. (This is really important Feel that the fold comes from your hip joint and not from rounding of your lower back)

3. As in all the forward bends, the emphasis is on lengthening the front torso as you move more fully into the position.

3.Keep your knees soft so your sit bones point up to the ceiling and your hip points roll forward into the upper thighs.

4. Ensure that your feet are still parallel (second and middle toes pointing forward). 5. If possible, with your knees straight, bring your palms or finger tips to the floor slightly in front of or beside your feet, or bring your palms to the backs of your ankles. If this isn't possible, cross your forearms and hold your elbows. Press the heels firmly into the floor and lift the sitting bones toward the ceiling. Turn the top thighs slightly inward.

This inwards rotation of your thighs aligns and isolates more of the inner hamstring lines.

6. Let your head dangle so the crown of yourhead reaches down to the floor so your gaze is through the legs.
7. Hold for several slow breathes.
To exit, contract your abdominal and core muscles. As you inhale, place your hands on your hips, soften your knees, and reach your chest far forward.
Rise up from your hips keeping your back long.
#yoga #yogi #yogapose #yogapose #uttanasana #forwardfold #forwardfoldyoga #stretch #hamstrings #hamstringsstretch

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bellajoya Day 7 of the #julyyoganewbies with @eightsnweights and @adura_o !!! 'Upward dog'... #yoga #yogi #yogapose #yoganewbie #yoga 1mon

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bellajoya Day 6 of the #julyyoganewbies challenge with @adura_o @eightsnweights !!!! 'Chaturanga dandasana' #yoga #yogapose #yoganewbie #chaturanga #dandasana 1mon

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bellajoya Day 5 of the #julyyoganewbies challenge with @adura_o and @eightsnweights #yoga #yogapose #yoganewbie #plankpose #beginneryogi
From downward facing dog, bring your hips forward until your shoulders are over your wrists and your whole body is in one straight line from the crown of your head to you heels. This is very similar to the position you would take if you were about to do a push-up.

2. Spread your fingers and press the firmly down into your palms.

3. Microbend your elbows.

4. Press back through the heels.

5. Move your shoulders away from your ears.

6. Keep the neck in line with the spine and look at the floor.

Tip: drop your knees to the floor if you get tired. Try to hold for as many breathes as possible .. Plank Pose

1. Start in downward dog and Press your hands actively in the floor, fingers spread, creases of the wrist parallel to the front of the mat. Arms straight, firm the upper arms in toward each other.

2. Extend one leg back, toes tucked on the floor, then the other leg, so you are in a high push up position.

3. Position your shoulders right over your wrist, your body in a straight line.

3. Spread the collarbones, and lift the top of the shoulders.
Pull the navel in and up slightly.
Pull up the thighs press the top of the thighbones up towards the ceiling.
4.Draw the legs together without actually moving them, this creates more core strength and stability.
5. Look at the floor to a point some distance in front of you, eyes soft, jaw relaxed.

You can stay in this pose anywhere between 5 -15 breaths.

Tip: For a modified version drop your knees to the ground.
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  •   violaopara Hey @bellajoya. Love your videos. Id like to get a video for home yoga practice for intermediate. Can you recommend any? Cheers 1mon
  •   bellajoya @violaopara I use for my practice and also YouTube 1mon
  •   violaopara Thanks will check that out! @bellajoya 1mon

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bellajoya Day 4 pose for the #julyyoganewbies is 'downward dog'
This pose is particularly hard for me because I can only maintain it for a couple of breathes before my arms start to hurt. I think I'm not pressing correctly into my hands or maybe my hands aren't strong enough.. One modification is to drop your knees to the ground .. I sometimes do this during my practice . #julyyoganewbies with @adura_o and @eightsnweights !!! Try practicing all 4 days .. Moving from child's pose ️cat ️ cow️downward dog.. Taking a few breaths in each pose.. For as long as you can #yoga #yoganewbie #julyyoganewbies #donwarddog #yogapose

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