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#Congratulations! You are awesome!! Thank you for offering this! It has re-ignited a flame that has been slowly fizzling in my handstand practice.

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment 30d ago

I altered this just a bit for the things I wanted to play with in the wall practices, but most of it I followed. And it feels good to have such an empowering month down to kickstart a whole nother level of my handstand practice. THANK YOU, JENNI!

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment 30d ago

Haha ok Zombie presses are SUPER fun- and hard. Tuck jumps- the towel in the hip crease is so HELPFUL!! Game changer Belly wall holds- slowly feeling progress in the long low back.. but damn it's hard! Ps- I know I'm a day late, but I'm determined to finish!

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment 30d ago
  • 1 like • Feb 28

    I forgot to say how much I love these! they are hard, but incorporating it into a flow makes it so much more fun and less drill-like - 😂

Doing some catch up, so I'm combining things depending on where I'm at in my day and where my body is. This morning was warming up with those Lolasana slides and Navasana! Working on the Navasana holds is hard because of the tightness in my back- mainly when I'm curling up tighter. I will work on it! The lolasana hold- I always love those 😊

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 27

Thanks for the encouragement! I've been slammed, but it's been a godo opportunity to just incorporate some of the drills. Here's my early short morning practice with some Eagle crunches, Block holds, and 3 diff wall holds. Thanks for pushing us!

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 24

These are also so great!! I am making a list of all these awesome core practices - so much variety and so much awareness- I love how this strengthens the core AND invites me to think about the extension of the opposite leg and arm. 🤯

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 22

I LIKE THESE! I love how I can feel it everywhere - all through the abdominals because of the extra engagement in the arms and the legs. And somehow, since it's a more focused movement (without the legs super extended for example), I find it easier to tap into the pressing of my low back into the mat --even though it's still HARD! :)

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 20

Great flow. Loving it. Also love the super intentional sun salutations!! I'm gonna use those! Thinking of plank when I go upside down is helpful, so that connection is prime. I still hate the dolphin pushups, but I can tell they work! 😉

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 18

I got behind a couple of days - here are 3 in one! -Sun Sals at the wall: Umm FUN. I love this!! Such a great way to incorporate this into home practice! -Banana Back - The chest against the wall is the best - I love it. I can feel the ability to lengthen the tailbone. The bent knees is harder but helpful, and being right up AT the wall was informative. So awesome to have all three of these variations to practice. -Puppy - THANK YOU for the subtle reminder to lengthen the tailbone and get into the Thoracic spine. Question. When I hold puppy for a while, my left elbow feels it. Little bit of tennis elbow type of thing? This seems to get better when I flatten my hands to distribute the weight a bit..? Also, ps sorry for all the timelapses. Thanks for your patience! Feel free to pause your way through it! 😂

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 17

Ok, being totally honest - feeling a bit defeated today. I'm seeing so much banana back in my practice and trying to work to counter it. It feels like a whole new chapter of how much I didn't know what was going on before I was filming myself. Which is exciting because new things will happen, but there's always that "Damn it" moment before the inspired moment. Hah! As you can see, I showed you the chair pike- this is like a variation of the wall hold that I'm playing with to try to find the strength in my upper back and shoulders so I don't arch. Let me know what you think!

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 15

Ok, the L wall holds are REALLY hard for me. I feel like I'm muscling in the shoulders and arching in the low back. It's better if I lift one leg, so I don't know what I"m doing in the L shape that's not settling. Watching the video, I think at first I was too close, but I'm really trying to make sure I don't go too far and end up being in a slight down dog shape. Help!!

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Jessica Caporizzo
New comment Feb 15
  • 1 like • Feb 14

    Ok, so i tried again today. Even allowing my feet to be up the wall a bit higher helped. I'm realizing how much I'm still arching even in my upper back. Bringing the feet higher helped to tuck the bum under more. It's really hard! How much lower back curvature am I wanting to feel here? I tend to make it such a 90 degree angle like one would have sitting on the ground with the slight anterior tilt of the pelvis. Do we want any of that here?

  • 1 like • Feb 15

    @Jenni Cunningham ok, yes, yes, that is slowly making more and more sense! Thank you!

I really like these actually. It was humbling to realizing how quickly my hips and quads fatigued on them!

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Jessica Caporizzo
New comment Feb 15
  • 1 like • Feb 15

    @Jenni Cunningham Ahhh that makes sense. I def dump into those poor hip flexors. I will keep this in mind!

The patience of sitting through it was good. It's fascinating to study the waves of 'this is fine" then "this is terrible" then "Ok this is fine again'. Thanks for your guidance and focus on the breath!

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 14

I love when you say "Practice it." It's simple, and direct, like no sugar-coating- just do it. But it's also a reminder that it is a constant ongoing journey and practice. -And I hate Dolphin, but I'll keep doing it ;). -AND my hop forward was somehow so much easier after all that dolphin. Imagine that.

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Jessica Caporizzo
New comment Feb 12

Aaaand Somersaults! These are fun. I'd never done the entrance from Downdog before, and it was a little easier than I thought! Not ready for the Handstand one though. In time. 😉

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Jenni Cunningham
Jessica Caporizzo
New comment Feb 12

HAH - so these are also hard for me. What's interesting is that although I'm R Handed, my left leg seems to be MUCH more comfortable leading. As you'll see, when I lead with the Left, it goes much better.. The right.. well not so much. 🤣 I will keep practicing!

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Jenni Cunningham
Jessica Caporizzo
New comment Feb 12

It's so great how something as "simple" as the tip toe standing balance with arms up is so powerful. I'm making the connection to what that will feel like upside down. And here's more puppy! I had been so focused on getting my shoulders in a good position that I hadn't tried grabbing the front of the mat. So I started that today!

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Jessica Caporizzo
New comment Feb 11
  • 1 like • Feb 11

    I experienced so much length!! I was surprised! It didn't feel like I was just dumping into my shoulders. It actually felt like I was moving forward. It actually makes it more enjoyable! hah!

Also day 3 of my 90 day personal puppy challenge ;) And YES, I realize how wide my arms were in that wall hold - Damn! I was feeling it! I will need to bring them more narrow tomorrow.

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 9

#Week #1 Check-In - Definitely noticing wrist fatigue - but the good kind! Using stretches and plenty of warm ups if I know I"ll be on them, and It's exciting to feel my awareness for that square of the palm of the hand growing when I'm spending more time upside down. In tonight's handstand, I was able to tape into a bit more awareness of the lift up and out of my shoulders- totally an "aha" moment for me, so I'm excited for more!

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 9

I'm also starting a 90 day puppy pose personal challenge to get into my shoulders. I'll add that to my following videos!

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Jenni Cunningham
Jessica Caporizzo
New comment Feb 8
  • 0 likes • Feb 8

    @Jenni Cunningham I have to admit that I hate those wall L holds. 😂 They feel weird in my shoulders and back. I have a hard time trusting it. For all the time I spend practicing inverting, this feels super scary. It's easier when I lift one leg.. I think partly for the upward counterbalance? I'll keep working it,,

Shoulders are still so tight in my backbends! Hah! Working on it.

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 6

15 min yoga for strength. Stoked at how just a little goes a long way for strength and motivation!

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Getting my video process sorted out. Am following along and will upload soon! I always love me some good wrist strengtheners 😁

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Jenni Cunningham
New comment Feb 3

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