The Schafers: Family Session

schafer_family_seattle_familyphotography_beachphotography-2555Yeahhhh that photo pretty much says everything you need to know about this family session. This little family has a lot of love between the three of them.

schafer_family_seattle_familyphotographer_beachphotography-2487We headed out to the beach early one morning, and that little baby couldn’t have been happier or more awake! He knew it was his time to shine…

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This one might just be my favorite image of our shoot.

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New Year, New Yoga Flows

seattle yoga photographyIf starting a yoga flow routine is part of your new year’s resolution, or if you’re just looking for some new moves, you’re at the right post. These beginner-intermediate yoga flows are a great place to start. And, you can do all of these in the comfort of your own bedroom, living room, basement, wherever you choose! The poses will do all the good yoga stuff…relieve tension and stress, build strength, and challenge your body with something new! (Check out how yoga benefits your body and mind here) I recommend going through this sequence slowly, holding each pose for 3-5 breaths, then repeating it and speeding it up to match one breath to one movement.

Corepower yoga instructor Elisa was my fabulously flexible model and will show us what to do…

Begin in a right leg runner’s lunge and set your left knee down on your mat. On an inhale, reach both arms overhead.

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As you bring your arms down, join your palms together and twist to the right.

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Return to center and repeat this flow on the left side. 

Next, begin in downward dog, and raise your right leg and shift forward to high plank. Bring your right knee to meet your left elbow. Return to downward dog with leg raise and repeat.

 

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Return to downward dog and repeat on left side. 

Now, from a standing lunge, clasp your hands behind your back as your chest and shoulders open up.
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On an exhale, raise your arms as you lower your chest.

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Return to standing lunge and repeat on the left side. 

From a standing position, raise your arms overhead and sit back in a deep squat.

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On an inhale, rise up and raise your right leg. As you exhale, bring your right ankle on top of your left thigh and sink into the stretch.
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Unwind your stretch, return to standing, then lift your right leg behind you bringing your arms back and lifting your chest.

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Return to the chair squat and repeat on your left side. 

Finally, from downward dog, raise your right leg. As you bend your leg, flip your down dog by  rotating your hips to the right and setting your foot on the ground. Raise your right arm for a deep side stretch.

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Thanks for trying out these yoga flows for the new year! If you’re interested in a vinyasa flow class, check out Elisa’s c2 6:00am class.

xoxo

Kate

Want more yoga? Check out these Morning yoga flows

 
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