Try this sequence out to prep your body for middle splits and read below for some major inspiration! For more tips, modifications, and progressions to the foundational poses of yoga, grab your copy of the e-books today! (link in bio) Make sure you share this with someone that could benefit and save it for your personal practice! #yogateacher@neyu_ma
How can I achieve the middle splits? 🤔
I’ve been asked this question many times, with the hope that my anwser will help them to get to the floor in no time.
The truth is that it requires practice and patience.
You can’t rush it, and you shouldn’t force it.
The best you can do is to start warming up your muscles with some sun salutations.
Once your body feels warm and nice, practice the postures that I show you on the image.
Spend time on each posture to allow the connective tissue to stretch.
It is very important that you don’t hold your breath.
Find ease in the pose.
Stay calm, and relaxed.
If it helps, play some music.
4 months ago
Athletes—are you curious about going gluten-free? Does it help improve energy, performance, mental clarity, immunity, and digestive health? Reduce inflammation, help prevent injury, and assist in injury recovery? If you’ve heard of any of these benefits from your teammates, trainers, or through your own research, you’re headed in the right direction!
But before you go down the gluten-free (GF) trial road, we’d like to offer a few ProTips:
1. Know what you’re looking to remove from your diet. Gluten is a protein found in certain grains (wheat, barely, rye, and oats that are not labeled certified gluten-free). Some additives contain gluten, so check labels carefully.
2. Replace gluten-containing carbohydrates with other performance-fueling, gut-nourishing ones including nutrient-rich starchy tubers (potato, sweet potato, beets, parsnips, cassava, pumpkin, butternut or acorn squash, etc.), and naturally GF whole grains (rice, teff, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, and certified GF oats/quinoa).
3. Some find it helpful to start by focusing on GF versions of the gluten-containing foods removed (i.e., GF pasta over regular, GF bread for wheat bread). Even though these swaps are still processed and contribute to inflammation, going GF this way is a step in the right direction and is essential for those who are sensitive to/allergic to gluten. In the long run, the nutrient-rich starchy tubers and naturally GF whole grains listed above will optimize your performance & health goals the best.
If you’re truly sensitive to gluten or celiac, being 100% GF is the first step to seeing improvement. It could take as little as 2 weeks to notice a change, or it could take months. A quicker way to determine if GF is right for you is to test. Comment below or reach out to us (link in bio) if you’d like to know more about testing options or have any questions. As always, we are here to help!
4 days ago
WHOS WORKING OUT ON THE WEEKEND?
I’m sure a lot of you will want to do a ‘quick’ weekend workout, but make sure you WARM UP💜💜
We need to look after ourselves it’s so so important, no one wants to be injured!
So warming up let’s talk...
Why? What does it do?
💜 INJURY: Warming up slowly & efficiently is vital! A few shoulders and plank walk outs aren’t going to cut it, a good 5 minutes if not more of slowly warming up the body! If your cold and go straight into a HIIT, circuit or strength training workout your at RISK of INJURY! Please please please warm up! Can’t stress it enough!
💜OUR BODY: In a warm up you want to keep movement below the shoulders, as we start to warm up our bodies pump the blood to the working muscles, sending oxygen so we can perform better! So imagine if your cold and suddenly go straight into arm circles! Your raising the blood up above your head which puts huge amounts of pressure on your heart! Which is so so dangerous, so slow and steady warm up is the way forward until your warm!
💜 WHAT SHOULD WE INCLUDE: warming up should be a steady process, you want to slowly warm the body & loosen/mobilise the joints! Marching/walking is a great way to start! Remember to include dynamic stretches but I would advise not to do static stretches in a warm up; keep it moving at the end of the day you want to warm your body not stand still😊
So guys do your research, learn what a good warm up is and apply it to start all your workouts!! we don’t want to be visiting a&e anytime soon✌🏼
I’ll be chatting cool down tomorrow if your interested!! ✌🏼
Any questions send me a message and I’ll be happy to answer💜
Now go pour yourself a glass of something & enjoy the sunset☀️
1 month ago
How adorable is this?! 😍😍 Read below for an inspiring caption and remember, kids grow up with healthy habits because of what they see, not what we tell them! To learn all of the modifications and progressions to all the foundational poses of yoga, as well as inversions, check out our e-books (link in bio)! 🙏🏻❤️ Share this with someone to inspire them! Thanks for sharing @hollybentley_yoga#inflexibleyogis ・・・
When she’s hungry, she’s hungry.🤷🏻♀️ If someone told me at the beginning of my breastfeeding journey that I’d still be nursing Eloise at 15 months I would have laughed OUT LOUD. The beginning was so hard. I cried every day. I forced myself to just make it to the end of the first month. And then 3 months. And then if I could just make it to the 6 month mark that the pediatrician recommended. And then maybe I could just hold on until 12 months, until she can switch to a regular milk. Then 12 months came and I wasn’t ready. At nearly 15 months I’m still not ready. I’m already mourning the end of this time with her, so much I can cry just thinking about it. I’m forever grateful that my body allowed me to feed her so naturally for so long. I don’t when our time will start to wind down, but until then this sweet little girl can have it whenever she wants, even if I’m upside down.🙃 #normalizebreastfeeding#breastfeeding#breastfeedingmama
10 months ago
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha
1 month ago
Check out this amazing progress and inspiration! Anything is possible with every body. And whether you are looking to start or progress your current practice, you can find all of the tips, modifications, and progressions to the foundational poses of yoga, check out our e-books! (link in bio) Make sure you share this with someone to inspire them! Thanks for sharing @getfityogagirl#inflexibleyogis
Don’t let the thought of how far you have to go stop you from starting today. The time will pass whether we want it to or not- why let it go and regret not beginning when you said you would years later when you’re looking back? It will be so worth it.
I get a lot of questions about how I've opened up my practice being a home practice based yogi now (simply due to my hectic work schedule of starting 8am some days and working to 8pm others that classes never line up for me) and the answer is always the same- consistency and time! Whether I have 10 minutes or 2 hours to practice, getting on my mat daily keeps me fairly open and keeps majority of the strength there. But definitely go to a studio if you can, especially when beginning to be sure your alignment is correct and to help avoid injuries🙏🏼. Teachers are incredible to help you learn and grow- I know mine did!
My practice is mainly vinyasa flow based and never looks the same every day. Friday’s I do yin yoga and try to do arm balances or inversions a few days a week now that they’re in my practice. And with time, I found myself opening up and gaining strength I never thought imaginable! You can find the progress you want
We are proud to announce a new yet familiar face to our True Grit sport enhancement team. Joining Jarod we welcome back strength and conditioning coach Michael Sadler. Michael brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience as a strength coach for the Seattle Mariners AA minor league baseball team. Michael backs this experience with a bachelor degree in Exercise Science from Mount Marty College and is currently completing his Masters degree in Sport and Health Science with a concentration in Sport Performance. Micheal also is CSCS and USAW certified. Michael works well with kids of all ages and is excited and passionate about training young athletes. Take advantage of this awesome opportunity and get yours signed up today!!!