Hatha Yoga with Inversions

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

In today practice I have poses that will make you flip. We’ll be focusing on yoga inversions.

A yoga inversion is any position which places your heart higher than your head. Some popular inversions include: headstand, handstand, shoulder stand, downward facing dog, dolphin, standing forward fold, wide standing forward fold and plow.

In this short Hatha yoga flow I will be including 6 inversions as made by special subscriber request.

Make sure you get into these positions slowly and carefully. Inversions can be used to treat mild back conditions, improve breathing, stimulate circulation, heart health, strengthen your abs and promote a better sense of balance.

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Namaste!

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Celebrating 100 Subscribers!!!

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WE HIT 100 SUBSCRIBERS!!!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has helped to make this channel possible and a very special thanks to YOU for being a subscriber.

It means so much to me to be able to do these videos for all of you. Here’s to getting to the 500 mark!

Love you all!

Namaste!!!

Laughter Yoga Challenge

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I know I just filmed a laughter yoga video, however this one is per request!

In the first section; I will be starting out laughing while standing and then collapse on the floor rolling around and stomping my feet.

In the second part; I will starting on the floor and once again hugging my knees to my chest and stomping my feet.

Please do this with me and enjoy the benefits of laughter yoga!

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Namaste!

Yin Yoga for the Upper Body

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In today’s video we’ll be focusing on releasing knots and tension through your neck, shoulders, upper spine, arms and chest while we melt into this Yin style practice.

Make sure you have your props on hand such as a blanket, pillow, block and bolster. Since we’ll be holding each pose for anywhere from 1-3 minutes be sure to ease in and out of position. Remember not to push yourself to hard. find your edge and stay there. Most of all enjoy.

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Namaste!

Laughter Yoga to Lift the Mood

Namaste Yogis and Yoginis!
It’s time for another uplifting laughter yoga session!
Laughter yoga is a series of laughter exercises, breathing and chanting.
Your body does not know the difference between simulated laughter and real laughter so let’s fake it till we make it. At least 5 minutes of laughter a day improves our cardiovascular system, release stress, anxiety and inspires creativity.
It’s been such a fun and creative process for me and it’s one of my new favorite practices. Laughter is connection and I invite you to connect with me.
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Full Body Restorative Yoga

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In today’s practice we’ll be letting go and surrendering into each restorative position.

Restorative yoga is great for beginners, people with limited mobility, injuries, seniors or simply anyone who needs to de-stress and let go of the day that they had.

Restorative yoga is great to do before sleep since it calms the nervous system down.

You always want to make sure you have lots of props on the go with this practice. Blankets pillows, bolsters, blocks, books, straps eye covers are all common restirarive yoga items.

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Park Bench Yoga

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There’s no better way to practice yoga than outdoors.

Even if you happen to forget your mat you can take this routine to a comfortable park bench, which is exactly what this video is all about. If you want to stay indoors, you can do this practice on your couch.

This is great for any one with I juries or limited movement threw the joints.

Have a great time, send me your comments and show me some love by liking my video and subscribing to my channel by clicking here.

Namaste!

Yoga for Happy Hamstrings

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For today’s practice we’ll be focusing on our stubborn hamstrings.

I myself experience major tightness through the back of my legs. It’s probably the least flexible area in my entire body.

Prepare to do a lot of forward folding both standing and on the floor. But most of all…enjoy!

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Yoga Facial

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I have prepared a super relaxing yoga facial for you to enjoy!

This easy do it yourself facial will stimulate blood flow through your face and target osrticular pressure points connected to our meridians such as our, kidneys, spleen,liver and golblader. Keeping these organs open healthy is so important.

I was thinking, we spend so much time working on our body, but our face needs regular exersize too. All you need is a blanket or mat, or just stay on comfortable couch.

I hope this facial makes you feel fantastic and that it gives you that special glow!!!

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Namaste!

Hand & Wrist Yoga

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For today’s video we’ll be focusing on our hands and wrists.

It’s amazing how much we use our wrists in support of the various yoga positions, not to mention how much we use our wrists in daily life, especially in today’s fast pace social media society.

I’ll be taking you through a series of stretches for your hands, wrists and gentle massages to soothe soreness or discomfort in those areas.

All you will need is a blanket and yourself. πŸ™‚

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Namste!

Laughter Yoga

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This was my favorite video thus far; Laughter Yoga!

I had so much fun and I truly felt as though I realized something by the end of the laughter yoga session.

Laughter yoga includes….. Laughing! Yeah you guessed it, deep breathing and clapping.

You won’t even need your mat, just your beautiful self. Don’t worry about what your laugh sounds like, it may feel forced at first but I promise you will be laughing your butt of by the end!

This laughter yoga session made me feel like a child without a care in the world just playing and creating exuberant amounts of joy!!!
Laughter yoga has the power to change your life. Give it a shot!

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Namaste!!!

Yoga to Open the Heart Chakra and Fight Depression

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

Today were gonna open the forth Chakra: The heart Chakra.

The heart Chakra is green in color and it governs everything that deals with the ability to love.

This is why we’ll be focusing on chest and shoulder openers. Chest openers also build confidence and help to fight depression.

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Namaste!

Breath of Fire Tutorial

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Breath of fire also known as “Skull Luster”, because its as though you’re shining your skull, is highly energizing and cleansing breath.
It strengthens the core, cleans out the blood stream and boost your metabolism.

You can practice breath of fire standing, siting or lying down. Try to keep your inhale and exhale at a relatively equal rhythm.

You want start by filing the belly up with lots of air and than keep pumping the belly toward the spine.

Remember if you get dizzy please stop or slow down.

If you have any questions please send me a comment or just let me know how Breath of Fire makes you feel.

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Namaste!

 

Yin Yoga for Spine and Hips

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I’ve put together a deliciously healing yin yoga routine for you to help with back pain and tight hips!

There is no better way to do this than with yin yoga since the practice is more about flexibility and getting into all our cold tissue such as the ligaments and fascia.

All the poses are done on the floor so feel free to sit on a blanket.Take your time getting into each pose and allow yourself to melt into it slowly…

… Most of all enjoy!

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Namaste!

Yoga Basics Against the Wall

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I love practicing yoga outside and I love practicing yoga using the support of a wall. So in this video I did both!!!!

Using the wall allows us to focus on our posture and alignment. It also helps with poses which require balance.

We are going to start with standing positions and finish lying down on the floor.

Stay hydrated and have fun!

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Namaste!

Kundalini Yoga Kriya to Master Your Domain

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Get ready to master your domain!

This short kriya will fire you up from the bottom to the top.

We have all this space around us. This space holds energy.

Through learning to master our domain we can pull this energy into our bodies, reviving us and filing us with life, vigor and love.
All you will need is a mat, and a block. You can do all these moves for 2 to 3 minutes if you so choose.

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Have wonderful time mastering your domain.

Namaste!

Yoga for Tight Neck and Shoulders

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I’m suffering from a serous case of neck and shoulder stiffness today.

Today’s practice is a little on the selfish side for me however roundness of the shoulders is so common.

Not only will this practice help with that but it will lengthen and release the neck, shoulder and chest muscle.

Have a strap, bolster and brick ready to go. Most of all, enjoy the much needed time for yourself.

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Yoga to Open the Solar Plexus Chakra

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In today’s practice we’ll be opening our third chakra – the solar plexus – which is located between the navel, and just below the chest.

It’s yellow in colour and it governs any issues dealing with action, determination and confidence.

In Sanskrit this chakra is known as Manipura – The River of 7 Jewels.

Well be focusing on our core and mid back. Planks, downward facing dogs and breathing of fire.
Make sure you drink lots of water when you need to and have fun!!!!!

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Namaste!

Gentle Yoga For Your Knees

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In today’s practice we’ll be focusing on our knee joint.

I find that the most common restrictions we experience while searching is our spine, hips or knees.

In this video I’ll be showing ways to protect the knees during our yoga practice.

Make sure you have a blanket, bolster or pillow and a strap at hand.

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Namaste!

Quick Hatha Yoga On The Floor

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In this practice we’ll be doing an entire Hatha yoga class on the floor so no standing poses! The highest you will be off the floor is a downward facing dog.

All you will need is a matt, bolster or pillow and your beautiful self, I hope you enjoy!

It’s short and sweet but you will still get a full body energizer.

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Namaste!

Evening Yin Yoga to Help With Sleep

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Get ready to melt into each delicious position in this relaxing and healing yin yoga session for better sleep.

We’ll be holding each pose for 2 to 3 minutes so make sure you find your sweet spot and don’t push yourself too far.

Well be doing passive preparatory positions for sleep.

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Namaste!

Sofa Yoga

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The day I shot this video I was having a lazy Sunday, so I though “why not do some yoga on the sofa”!

We’ll be stretching our whole body. we start seated on the couch, then lying down on the couch and using straps, getting down on the floor with our legs up on the sofa and finishing with a lovely savanna. Have a strap, pillow and bolster ready.

This practice is great for anyone with an injury, cold, or perhaps you’re just feeling lazy…and there’s nothing wrong with that!

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Namaste!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Kundalini Breath of Fire for Detoxification

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

With Spring coming our way, I figured we would do a Kunalini yoga breath of fire for detoxification session.

It’s short but intense especially with all the breath of fire we’ll be using to energize, clean our blood stream, strengthen our core and improve our overall state of mind.

Remember to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and if you start to get dizzy, or fee uncomfortable, then please use deep breathing or just stop altogether. Breath of fire takes a long time to get used to.

Be patient with yourself and just keep at it. Yoga, whether Kunalini, Yin, Hatha or Vinyasa is meant to make you feel good. πŸ™‚

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Sat Nam!!!

Chair Yoga

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Grab yourself a comfortable chair with no arms, back support and make sure you can touch the floor with your feet. We are doing chair yoga!

Chair yoga is great for beginners, senior citizens, anyone with limited mobility or any experienced yogi looking for a new way to perform their yoga practice.

I will be taking you through a short, simple routine to stretch and strengthen your entire body. All you need is your beautiful self and your trusty chair.

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Yoga For Your Back

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In this yoga session we’ll be focusing on spinal strength, flexibility and mobility.

Our spine assists with bends, twists, folds and our ability to lift heavy objects.

It’s sepaerated into four basic regions:

7 cervical vertebra (neck)

12 thoracic vertebrae (upper & mid back)

5 lumber vertebra (low back)

Sacrum (lower back and tailbone)

Yogis like to say that spinal flexibility is the gateway to youth and vitality.

In this half hour class I will show you forward folds, spinal twists, back bends and fluid spinal movement.

I hope your back feels amazing afterwards!

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Namaste!

Yoga Standing Poses to Build Foundation.

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Build a strong foundation by practicing these basic Hatha yoga poses.

Through standing poses we improve balance, establish core strength, build overall strength and stability.

While in these positions, focus on working from the ground up. Start at your feet, through the legs…core…chest…shoulders, all the way to the top of the head.

Don’t worry if you shake that’s a good thing! It means your doing it right!

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Namaste!

Yin Yoga For The Liver and Gallbladder Meridians

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

We’re getting “Yin” deep into our liver and gallbladder.

The liver controls muscle health and it is the primary chemical factory of the body. It controls the health of tendons, hands, feet and nails. Your gallbladder stores bile which it releases into your small intestines to breakdown fats from foods. Therefore, it’s so important to keep these organs healthy.

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist tradition and Chinese medicine.

In this yin yoga practice we’ll be focusing on hip openers(my favorite πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ) and side body stretches. Keep in mind that well be holding each position from 1 to 3 minutes so get as comfortable as you can and try not to fight against the stretch, the more you let go the more flexible you become.

Have lots of props ready to go and enjoy the release!

Namaste!

Silent Yoga Flow

Namaste yogis and yoginis!!!!!

I’m trying something new in this video, I’ll be giving you a brake from my constant talking and flow through a full body Hatha yoga routine in silence.

I’m hoping that this will give you the chance to simply focus on your breath and your yoga practice with no distractions.

I will take you to quieting your mind, a short warm up, some sun salutations, standing poses, bringing you back to the floor for some core work, a short cool down and finally into savasana.

Let me know what you think of this yoga flow and if you would like to see more like it by leaving me a comment below.

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Namaste!

Namaste!

Welcome to Yogaliciouse Life. I’m Marta Justyna, a fitness and yoga instructor in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have participated in and taught many different workouts throughout the years. In my personal experience, yoga is hands down the most beneficial, both physically and emotionally. This is why I am so passionate about sharing yoga with you my readers. Whether you have never stepped on a mat before, or you are a seasoned Yogi, you are welcome here! Let me help you make this life so deliciously yours!

I could sit here and tell you about how yoga has given me more flexibility or physical strength, but instead I will share 5 ways in which yoga has helped me travel through life beyond the matt. Now keep in mind, all of these are still very much a work in progress.

  1. Self Awareness

As we get older we get to know our selves better, what we like and don’t like, how we want to conduct ourselves.Β  However, yoga helps guide us to get to that place quicker and on a deeper level. It forces us to ask the really hard questions such as: Who am I? A woman, mother, fitness instructor…what’s underneath all that? What are you here for? What kind of footprint do you wish to leave once you’ve gone from this earth? You see…yoga is not just a workout it’s a philosophy; a philosophy that helps you to realise how and where you fit in this crazy world of ours.

  1. Self Acceptance

Now this is probably the hardest out of all five. Like I said…a work in progress.Β  We all have things we don’t like about ourselves. Things we want to change. With my yoga practise I am slowly beginning to focus on my talents, instead of my downfalls and imperfections. Just imagine how boring the world would be if we were all good at everything. What the heck is perfection anyway?? All we can do is use our talents, and yes we all have one! To help each other and continue to work on things we would like to change. Be patient with ourselves and each other. This brings me to….

  1. Patience

It truly is a virtue! Have you ever stood or sat in a very uncomfortable yoga pose you couldn’t wait to get out of? Waited impatiently in line at the grocery store? Skipped to the end of a book? As a society we are programmed to get to the finish line quickly and to always be going. Meditation and yoga is designed to help us enjoy the journey just as much as we enjoy the accomplishment. Take a pause, stop and smell the roses, if you will. The way we feel in specific poses tells us a lot about the way we are going through life. Are you enjoying the asana or are you eager to get to the next one?

  1. Openness

In just about every fitness routine it’s about tightening, contracting, speeding up, etc. Yoga is all about lengthening, breathing, stretching and opening. It is the rebel of the fitness world and I love that! It spills into real life in so many aspects; welcoming other people, new experiences, nature, and different ways of doing things. I find this holds true especially in chest openers such, cobra, boat or cow arms. I like to think this because we are opening our heart chakra in these poses where we hold our ability to love.

  1. Courage

If it wasn’t for teaching and practicing yoga I would have never had the courage to start this blog. Enough said!!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed reading my first blog. Please leave a like and your comments below. Also watch my Yogalicious Life YouTube instructional yoga videos. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as well.