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User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 24, 2017 3:10 AM
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Day 15 of our 20-day yoga photo challenge is UPAVISTA UTTHITA HASTHASANA or Wide Legged Extended Arm Reach. This pose emphasizes length althoughout the body while gently opening the hips and outer legs. •
ALIGNMENT TIPS
-separate the feet into a wide stance, feet parallel. -reach the arms up and over the head, palms facing each other. Shoulder blades spread wide across the back. -pulling the navel in, ribs hugged in, and tailbone lengthened to the floor. -chest is lifted, shoulders softened away from the ears. •
Question for the day: How do you practice an “attitude of gratitude”?

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User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 20, 2017 11:49 PM
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Day 14 of our 20-day yoga photo challenge is UTTHITA TRIKONASANA or Extended Triangle Pose. This pose lengthens the whole body while strengthening the core. •
ALIGNMENT TIPS
-From Warrior 2 pose, extend the front leg and keep the thigh muscles active. You may microbend the front knee. -reaching the back arm up to the ceiling as the front hand rests on the ankle, shin, or on a block.
-Lengthening from the hips all the way to the topmof the head. -keeping the torso facing the side. -navel and ribs pulled in to activate the core. -eye gaze is on the thumb of the upper hand. •
Question for the day: How do you handle stress?

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User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 19, 2017 11:42 PM
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Day 13 of our 20-day yoga photo challenge is PARSVOKONASANA or Side Angle Pose. This pose also helps strengthen the legs while lengthening the arms and gives the side of the torso an extra stretch. •
ALIGNMENT TIPS
-From Warrior 2 pose, maintin the legs in a lunge. Place the front hand on the floor next to the front foot OR rest your elbow on the knee. -reaching the back arm up to the ceiling or towards the front of the room. Lengthening from the waist all the way to the fingertips. -keeping the chest facing the side. -navel and ribs pulled in
-eye gaze is on the palm of the upper hand. •
Question for the day: what was your first impression on yoga?

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User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 18, 2017 5:28 AM
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Day 11 of our 20-day yoga photo challenge is VIRABHADRASANA 2 or Warrior Pose 2. This pose also helps strengthen the legs and arms while lengthening the torso. •
ALIGNMENT TIPS
-facing the front, step one foot back into a wide stance and spin the foot flat at a 90-degree angle
-align front heel to the arch of the back foot, or wider. -bend the front knee until above the ankle, thigh parallel to the floor if possible with the back leg active. -consciously turning the hips towards the corner of the may as you lengthen the tailbone down. -torso facing the side, navel pulled in, chest lifted and neck long. -arms reaching forward & back, palms down, arms extended and shoulder blades pulling away from each other. - belly and ribs are pulled in to stabilize torso and lengthen the lower back.
-eye gaze is on the fingertip of the front hand. •
Question for the day: What changed/benefits in your life have you experienced in your practice so far?

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User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 17, 2017 12:05 AM
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HALFWAY THERE!
Day 10 of our 20-day yoga photo challenge is VIRABHADRASANA 1 or Warrior Pose 1. This pose helps strengthen the legs while lengthening the spine and torso. •
ALIGNMENT TIPS
-facing the front, step one foot back into a wide stance and spin the foot flat at a 45-degree angle
-align front heel to back heel, or wider
-bend the front knee until above the ankle, thigh parallel to the floor if possible with the back leg active. -consciously reaching the back hip forward as you lengthen the tailbone down. -torso facing forward, navel pulled in, chest lifted and neck long. -arms reaching up overhead, palms together or facing each other, shoulder blades pulling away from each other. - belly and ribs are pulled in to stabilize torso and lengthen the lower back. •
Question for the day: What is your most unforgettable yoga experience so far?

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User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 16, 2017 5:05 AM
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Day 9 of our 20-day yoga pose challenge is EKA PADA ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA or popularly known as “3-legged Downward Facing Dog”. This pose helps lengthen and decompress the spine as well as stretch the mucles on the back of the legs, especially the lower leg. It builds strength in the arms and core while releasing tension in the neck. •
ALIGNMENT TIPS
-Hands shoulder width apart, fingers spread wide. Pushing away from the floor. -feet are hip width apart and parallel, heels reaching down to the mat but not necessarily touching the floor
-legs are active with the inner and back thighs reaching back and the front thighs engaged. One leg lifts up and foot reaches back. Flex the toes. -hips slightly tilted forward with tailbone reaching back and up
- belly and ribs are pulled in to stabilize torso and lengthen the lower back. - arms actively rotating forward to spread the shoulder blades wide across the back
-head relaxed and neck is long. -MODIFICATION: Micro bend the knees and slightly lift heel to release tension in the thighs and help lengthen the spine. •
Question for the day: do you have a mantra or mental reminder when younpractice?

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User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 13, 2017 10:22 PM
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Day 8 of our 20-day yoga pose challenge is ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA or Downward Facing Dog. This pose helps lengthen and decompress the spine as well as stretch the mucles on the back of the legs. It builds strength in the arms and core while releasing tension in the neck. •
ALIGNMENT TIPS
-Hands shoulder width apart, fingers spread wide. -feet are hip width apart and parallel, heels reaching down to the mat but not necessarily touching the floor
-legs are active with the inner and back thighs reaching back and the front thighs engaged. -hips slightly tilted forward with tailbone reaching back and up
- belly and ribs are pulled in to stabilize torso and lengthen the lower back. - arms actively rotating forward to spread the shoulder blades wide across the back
-head relaxed and neck is long. -MODIFICATION: Micro bend the knees and slightly lift heels to release tension in the thighs and help lengthen the spine. •
Question for the day: what time of the day do you prefer to practice?

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User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 13, 2017 9:30 AM
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“Practice and all is coming”

Amazing what changes happen when we put our heart into what we do. This is also why I put effort in documenting my practice, because it’s a great way to monitor my progress. But aside from the physical changes I see, it’s the changes on the deeper level of the self that I’m immensely grateful for.
Courage.
Grounding.
Trust.
Patience.
Alignment.
Detachment.
Human Connection.
A dear friend described this practice as not only life-changing, but also life-ENHANCING. I couldn’t agree more 🙏🏽✨

How would you like to change your life for the better? Take your first step NOW 😉
User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 13, 2017 12:29 AM
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Day 7 of our 20-day yoga pose challenge is URDHVA MUKHA SVANASANA or Upward Facing Dog This pose helps improve spine flexibility and arm strength while releasing tension in the front of the body. •
ALIGNMENT TIPS
-Keep your hands shoulder width apart, fingers spread wide, and press weight down on the entire palm including the fingertips
-feet are hip width apart, toes uncurled, feet pressing down, legs active and off the floor. - shoulders stacked above the wrists and rolling back and down
- tailbone lengthening to heels as your chest reaches forward. -head looking forward or up
-MODIFICATION: COBRA POSE. Hands under the shoulders, lightly resting on the mat. Keep the hips and legs on the mat, lift the shoulders up and reach the chest forward. With feet uncurled, press big toe and baby toe down to activate the legs. Head looking forward or up. •
Question for the day: do you have a favorite yoga “style”? What is it and why do you like it? •
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User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 11, 2017 9:59 PM
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Day 6 of our 20-day yoga pose challenge is CHATURANGA DANDASANA or Four-limbed angled pose (a.k.a. “Yoga push-up”) This pose helps improve core and arm strength when done properly and safely. •
ALIGNMENT TIPS
-Keep your hands shoulder width apart, fingers spread wide, and press weight down on the entire palm including the fingertips
-feet are hip width apart, toes curled under, and heels pressing back. - elbows stacked above the wrists, elbows in line with shoulders (or slightly higher) creating a 90-degree angle from shoulder-elbow-wrist
- tailbone lengthening to heels as your chest reaches forward. -MODIFICATION: release the knees to the floor with hips slightly elevated and lower back lengthened. •
Question for the day: What is your first yoga experience? •
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User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 10, 2017 10:13 PM
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It’s sweet thoughtful surprises like this that gives me the extra boost of energy and inspiration that I need 💛 thank you Angel, Tin, ate Frances, Irene, Jun, Naiza, Aaron, Baby A, Jim & Mia, and Tita Pearl for your beautiful hearts. Continue to live your yoga! 😘🌺
User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 10, 2017 9:59 PM
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Day 5 of our 20-day yoga pose challenge is PLANK POSE or Kumbhakasana. This pose helps improve core, arm, and leg strength when done properly. •
ALIGNMENT TIPS
-Keep your hands shoulder width apart, fingers spread wide, and press weight down on the entire palm including the fingertips
-feet are hip width apart, toes curled under, and heels pressing back. - shoulders stacked above the wrists, hips in line with shoulders and heels in a straight line (or slightly higher)
- tailbone lengthening to heels as your chest reaches forward. •
Question for the day: What is your yoga pose goal? •
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Happy planking day, mountain yogi! 💪🏼
User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 7, 2017 1:39 AM
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Day 4 of the 20-day Photo Challenge is ARDHA UTTANASANA or half standing forward fold. This pose stretches the back of the legs while it encourages length in the spine. It also helps to improve core and back strength. •
Question of the day: What is your LEAST favorite pose and why? 😅

Go ahead and tag 2 NEW friends to join the challenge and please include the hashtags #pranalayayogaandwellness #pywPHOTOchallenge #iamawellnesswarrior . Also tag @pranalayayoga and @baguioyogi and set your post to PUBLIC. Keep it up, yogis! 😉💪🏼
User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 6, 2017 12:59 PM
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Here’s to another orbit around our beautiful sun 🌞 and waddaya know, it’s even a full moon tonight 🌝 it really was an astonishing year. Receiving this next one with gratitude and excitement to manifest greatness! Life is beautiful and this journey is only beginning 💛✨ #BirthdayFlow (sped up 1.3x)
User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 6, 2017 1:59 AM
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Day 3 of our 20-day Photo Challenge is UTTANASANA or standing forward fold. Helpful in stretching the hamstrings and back muscles while releasing tension in the neck and shoulders. This is also an inversion, therefore helping improve the circulatory and nervous system 😊

Question of the day: What is your most favorite yoga pose? Why?

Tag 2 NEW friends to join the challenge and include the hashtags #pranalayayogaandwellness #pywPHOTOchallenge #iamawellnesswarrior Also tag @pranalayayoga and @baguioyogi and set your post to PUBLIC so we get to see it. •
Happy posting! 😄
User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 4, 2017 11:31 PM
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Day 2 of our 20-day Photo Challenge: UTTHITA HASTHASANA or Extended Arm Reach. •
Question for the day: Who inspired/inspires you to practice yoga?

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Reach for the sky, mountain yogi! Happy posting 😊💚
User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 4, 2017 8:36 AM
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Hey hey mountain yogis! Here’s DAY 1 of our 20-day photo challenge: TADASANA or Mountain Pose

Question for the day: Why did you decide to start practicing yoga?

Post a photo of yourself doing the pose and answer the question above. Make sure to tag 2 FRIENDS to join the challenge!
Also tag @pranalayayoga and @baguioyogi and include the hashtags #pranalayayogaandwellness #iamawellnesswarrior #PYWphotochallenge in your photo and set your account to PUBLIC so we see the post.
HAPPY POSTING! 😉
User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 4, 2017 8:34 AM
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Join me and @pranalayayoga for a 20-day photo challenge! Details below:
Hey there Mountain Yogis! 🙏🏽
Here are the mechanics for this month’s Photo Challenge. Read through it and join the challenge today!
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1. Like/Follow Pranalaya Yoga & Wellness on Instagram and Facebook. 👍🏼
2. Share the challenge on your IG/FB
3. Post a picture or video of yourself doing the pose for the day, answer the corresponding question, AND tag 2 friends each day to join the challenge. 📝 Include the hashtags #pranalayayogaandwellness #PYWphotochallenge #iamawellnesswarrior
4. Tag @pranalayayoga and @baguioyogi on IG and/or Pranalaya Yoga & Wellness BAGUIO and Gelie Dela Peña on Facebook.
5. Set your post privacy to PUBLIC in order for us to see your posts! 👀
6. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! 😁
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PRIZES 🎁🎉🛍
Complete all 20 days and you might just receive one of our awesome prizes up for grabs:
- Class Packages
- Discount Vouchers
- Free classes
- Goodies!

Our first pose-of-the-day will be posted tomorrow! So make sure you’ve liked & shared our challenge to be part of it. HAPPY POSTING! 😁💛😉
User Image baguioyogi Posted: Oct 3, 2017 4:35 AM
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HUMAN CONNECTION was my take away message from last Sunday’s @globalmalamanila festival. In this day and age, technology has made it so easy to connect. To information, to communication, and to media. However, the same technology has made us more disconnected to the people around us. We are guilty of being slaves to our gadgets at some point. Spending hours and hours in front of a screen, glued to the world we see and interact with on-line. But somehow fail to recognize that the connection we’re searching for is right in front of us, IN PERSON. When was the last time you looked at someone straight in the eye and really connected? When was the last time you gave someone a hug...a REAL hug? When was the last time you sincerely checked in with another, even if that person was a stranger? We might be living strong and independent lives, but we still need one another. To stay sane, to stay whole, to stay human. Connect with someone today, face-to-face, heart-to-heart. And let’s work on creating more healing, for ourselves and for others. 🙏🏽💞✨