Willow Christian Nilsson
christiannilsson Day 3 of #4weeksofcoretreats #UbhayaPadangusthasana This pose is really hard for me because I have barely nothing to balance on but a bony ass So it still needs a lot of work!
Host - @cyogalab
Sponsor - @lululemon
#yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #progressnotperfection #practiceandalliscoming #honestpractice
14h

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christiannilsson Maybe not my prettiest #MarichyasanaD but what a great and challenging pose to practice so many elements of alignment (hips, legs, back, knees, shoulders) and really work that #UddiyanaBandha and a focused breath.
#Ashtanga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #honestpractice #practiceandalliscoming #progressnotperfection
1d

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  •   sea.sun.yoga Yes! Too difficult to get straight without a hand support on the back! 5h

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christiannilsson This #sdy is for fellow Swede @margareta_puu, with an interesting half-firefly/half-lotus variation! I have to work on that shoulder alignment! Once again - great for the hamstrings! Thanks for the #strikeapose tag, @margareta_puu!!
Would @fourthstpayphone and @yo_ches like to #stopdropandyoga next? 🌞 #yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #progressnotperfection #practiceandalliscoming #honestpractice
2d
  •   margareta_puu Wow, awesome!!! This looks absolutely amazing!!! Thanks for playing!!! 2d
  •   yo_ches Looks incredible.
    Thank you for the tag, of course I'll play. 2d
  •   aldryanna So many things going on with this pose! Awesomenesssss 2d
  •   christiannilsson @margareta_puu Thank you! It was really hard! I tried to get the straight leg on top of the shoulder but it proved too hard right now One day!! 24h
  •   christiannilsson @yo_ches Thank you!! Your pose was amazing too!! 24h
  •   christiannilsson @aldryanna Yes! Lots going on! It was crazy! Thank you so much!! 24h

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christiannilsson #4weeksofcoretreats begins today!! For day 1, this #Uddiyana breathing technique is really cool, and I've yet to control the abdomen for rolls and such, but finally a "pose" where I can stick those ribs out, or what do you think, @linalindahlyoga? Hosted by @cyogalab and sponsored by @lululemon #yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #practiceandalliscoming #progressnotperfection #honestpractice #justbreathebutmaybenothere 2d

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Willow Christian Nilsson
christiannilsson I love asanas that challenge my hamstrings - or rather, I NEED asanas that challenge my hamstrings!
This is a pose (which I don't know the name of, any takers?) that my awesome teacher @linalindahlyoga sent me! It's not as pretty, and I couldn't hold it for long. Nevertheless it is great for balance, thigh strength and flexibility!
#yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #justbreathe #honestpractice #progressnotperfection #practiceandalliscoming
2d

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christiannilsson "To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don't try to be a magnolia flower." -Thich Nhat Hanh

#LiftingLotus / #UtthitaPadmasana
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3d

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christiannilsson And the second #stopdropandyoga which is for @leah.rose.17 who has a beautiful backbend and inversion practice!
Another unnamed shape that really tested my balance!
How about some more creative shapes from @pepijnvannuland, @black_raven_uncaged, and @adrian_hummell if you would like to join the #stopdropandyoga action? #yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #honestpractice #creatingshapes #progressnotperfection #practiceandalliscoming #JustBreathe #sdy
4d
  •   kitty.quinn This shape is gorgeous!!!! I love love love it! ! 4d
  •   leah.rose.17 This is crazy!! You have such a wonderful imagination, beautiful!! 4d
  •   christiannilsson @kitty.quinn Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Big smile!! 24h
  •   christiannilsson @leah.rose.17 Aw, thank you so much! I'll give some variation a go next time, hopefully it'll work 24h

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christiannilsson This is a #sdy for the lovely @rosesyogi, thanks for the tag! I simply sat down and started stretching out my hips in various ways while watching a film and this strange shape appeared! Very nice stretch on the hamstrings trying to get the legs straight, at the same time stretching out the feet, finding balance, and straightening the back. Drishti!! Would @erinkellyart, @gnnarlyy, and @inspiroyoganaza - three amazing handstanders - like to #stopdropandyoga next?
#yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #JustBreathe #practiceandalliscoming #progressnotperfection #creatingshapes #honestpractice
4d

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christiannilsson "It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity." -B.K.S. Iyengar

What an amazing vinyasa class this morning, @linalindahlyoga! I love it when a teacher presents alternative poses that are more and more challenging! Here is a #FlyingLizardPose / #UttanaPrasithasana that we did during the class. I was totally blown away by @abbey.yoga who posted this pose today and her lines are simply breathtaking.
#yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #honestpractice #progressnotperfection #practiceandalliscoming #JustBreathe #IBendSoThatIDontBreak
4d

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christiannilsson And the final day (28) of #BackbendNoEnd Chin Scorpion variation / #ViparitaSalabhasana
The least open parts of my body are my shoulders and my throat/neck. This pose is so damn difficult! And even though the wall is close, it really isn't required - and I kept it far longer than last time - so that is progress and I'm grateful for it!
Hosted by @cyogalab and sponsored by @lululemon
#yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #IBendSoThatIDontBreak #JustBreathe #practiceandalliscoming #progressnotperfection #honestpractice
6d

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christiannilsson Day 27 of #BackbendNoEnd #Kapinjalasana This is a crazy pose. I'm humbled to be able to get as far as I can at this moment. Some poses really engage that tranquility and deep breathing that essentially every asana requires
Hosted by @cyogalab and sponsored by @lululemon
#yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #honestpractice #progressnotperfection #practiceandalliscoming #JustBreathe #IBendSoThatIDontBreak
6d

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christiannilsson "Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
-Rumi

#EkaPadaSirsasana in #Padangustasana 🌞 #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #honestpractice #JustBreathe #practiceandalliscoming #progressnotperfection
6d

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  •   aldryanna Beautiful! nothing wrong here.. I was just trying to bring my left leg closer to my hands 1w
  •   ivonaldodantas Great! 1w

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christiannilsson "I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will me with a success unexpected in common hours." - Thoreau

Playing around with shapes to find the calm and creativity. Today has been such a day I want to wake up to every day. I wrote a lot, I did a vinyasa flow without the phone recording to find that perfect pose. I did it all for me. It was deliberate, passionate, and all worth it.
#yogaeverydamnday #writeeverydamnday
1w
  •   yogi_eric Sooooo nice, brother! I'm gonna have to try that one. 1w
  •   jbindrum Ooooooh! 1w

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christiannilsson #Hybridasana time! A combination of #SuptaVirasana and #ArdhaKurmasana which I don't know if it has a name or not! Pushing your hands down engages the arms and back as you really press your butt down towards the floor between the feet. I suppose with an elongated and straight back, the knees can go together and the face rest on the floor beyond the knees, but for now I had to separate the knees a bit.
#yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #honestpractice #progressnotperfection #practiceandalliscoming #IBendSoThatIDontBreak #JustBreathe
1w

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christiannilsson I was inspired by the gravity-defying @dylanwerneryoga for this pose! A floating #Paschimottanasana This cramping sensation in the thighs are worse than what I feel in #DandayamanaJanushirasana / #StandingHeadToKneePose
My skinny arms don't allow me to get any higher off the floor either, but holy hell what a cool pose!! #yoga #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #JustBreathe #honestpractice #IBendSoThatIDontBreak #practiceandalliscoming #progressnotperfection #floatingpaschimottanasana
1w

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  •   christiannilsson @bchanwarrior Thank you, sir! 2w
  •   christiannilsson @aldryanna Oh, I doubt that! You'll do a beautiful scorpion! 2w
  •   christiannilsson @heidicortez1 Thank you so much! 2w
  •   bicyclingbuddhaboutique That is beautiful!! 1w
  •   jbindrum Back away from the wall. You'll find more space -- your legs are long you can catch yourself or fall into a glorious backbend. Sure it's a little scary, but it's worth it. Now. Tell me to just fucking dropback from standing and I will tell you I can't. Alas. The stories we tell 1w
  •   christiannilsson @jbindrum Yeah, the wall needs to come down! I just find it so scary to tip over, but I guess just doing it will only make it easier and shed the fear of - I have no idea what the fear is about!! Tell you what, I'll practice that, and you practice dropbacks, and we'll get results eventually. Deal? Deal! 1w
  •   chitak09 i like 1w

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