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Ali Basye-Featherston 🌻 Born & Raised in Maryland 🐒 Senior at UMD 🧘‍♀️ Yoga teacher πŸ‘©‍🏫 Weekly tutorials πŸ“· Friday feature #fitflexyfolk @fitflexyfolk πŸ‘‡ coolstuff http://freckledyogi.com/contact
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Ali Basye-Featherston
Behind the pic πŸ™


this is actually one of those variations that's basically impossible to "fake" and by "fake" i mean like taking a pic and making it look like you're holding whatever variation you're in.
for instance you could not be able to hold a stag leg forearm stand, but it's pretty easy to just kick into the shape for a second and snap the pic.
what makes this variation different is you have to find your stability upside down before you can move into the leg variation.
just to put it into #perspective for ya, it took me two years to learn this shape after forearmstand was already in my practice. •

so if you wanna work towards this shape here's some pointers for ya: - work on standing eagle legs - incorporate ankle, inner/outer hip, & shoulder stretches into your practice - start doing dolphin pose every day. i'm being dead serious. once i started adding dolphin into my daily practice my forearm stand became much easier. you gotta convince your body that it's totally normal for your hips to be over your shoulders. all about that muscle memory! •

and my most important tip: just keep swimming πŸ˜‹
yoga is all about the long term, so don't give up if you don't see immediate results.
πŸ‘– @aloyoga
πŸ“· @preciouspeachphotos
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@freckled_yogi

Ali Basye-Featherston
Suddenly,
everything was
beautiful.
the way
she viewed the world
was nothing more
but a reflection
of herself. • robert m drake •



what real time movements would you all like to see next?
πŸ‘‡ πŸ‘‡




wearing @aloyoga leo

song @vulfpeck
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@freckled_yogi

Ali Basye-Featherston
A very special person turned 60 years old yesterday - my yoga teacher marianne wells.
@mariannewellsyogaschool had such an important impact on my life that it's diffucilt to put into words just how much she means to me.
so instead i want to share with you how marianne inspired me to live my truth, my dharma - something i'm forever grateful for. "i found my calling through this training. i left costa rica feeling the seed of inspiration that had been in my belly was finally beginning to bloom. before the training, i majored in environmental science & policy. yet i knew that i didn’t want to pursue that forever. my degree would be a plan b if the yoga plan didn’t go as hoped. six months after teacher training, i realized my previous plans had changed. marianne wells yoga school gave me the tools i needed, and the confidence to reach for it. through my social media platform, i continue to see my dharma in action as i help others in their yoga practices. i encourage my students to spread kindness to others, as well as treat themselves with kindness. this yoga teacher training has inspired me to see everyone as worthy and deserving of a yoga practice – to meet everyone at their own individual starting places."
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Ali Basye-Featherston
You can take the girl out of dance, but you can never take the dance out of the girl πŸŽ€ •

i started dancing around the age of 2 and i stopped taking formal dance classes at the age of 19.
i did tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, ballet, pointe, belly dancing, hip hop, and even a lil salsa & bachata along the way. •

in elementary school i would take about 3 dance classes a week.
in middle school i decided dance was my favorite out of all my extracariculars, so i doubled down. i started taking around 6 dance classes a week (a lot of times having multiple classes on one day). in high school, my bun head nature really came out πŸ˜‚. i was dancing 6 days a week - multiple classes/rehearsals every day. i danced in my high schools dance team & dance company, a rec council, and a ballet studio.
basically if i wasn't doing school work, i was dancing and i loved it.
then after high school i decided that i didn't want to pursue dance as a career, so i didn't want to continue to depend on dance as my main form of exercise.
i began doing yoga after my senior year of high school as a fun way to stay active.
although i was on the latin dance team my first semester freshman year, that was really the last serious dance class/performances i did to this day. •

so maybe that puts my background in a little bit better perspective for ya πŸ™
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Ali Basye-Featherston
It's friday πŸ˜‹ •

you know what that means πŸ™ πŸ‘‡ πŸ‘‡
#fitflexyfolk weekly feature •


if you would like to join in on the fun all you have to is include #fitflexyfolk in any of your posts and you could be featured here πŸ™‹‍♀️ on fridays, or on @fitflexyfolk any time 😍
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Ali Basye-Featherston
Jumpin in on #alover40 cuz y'all know i can't resist a hollowback πŸ˜‹
and guess what?! i had my last class this morning! now all i have is one more final exam and a couple of final projects and then i'm done for the semester 😍 i can almost taste the freedom πŸ˜‚
is there anything you're excited about today? i'd love to hear it
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song by @macmiller tiny desk concert #ripmacmiller
78 821 4 days ago

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Ali Basye-Featherston
❀️challenge announcement❀️
#holidayasanas
december 12-24th
come play with us as we practice yoga and celebrate the love during the holiday season! ❀️ we want to pause during a busy time of year to show gratitude for the blessings in our lives during this season of love. .
this challenge is open to all levels! feel free to make this as creative, incorporate holiday decor, and as festive as you would like! ❀️
.
πŸŽ„to play along simply:
follow all hosts and sponsor.
like and repost this flyer tagging your friends to play along too!
post daily using the tag #holidayasanas make sure your profile is public so we see and like your beautiful photos.
always listen to your body. use props and modify as you need to. ❀️hosts:
@whitneydavisyoga
@warriorfromwithin
@yogi.jodie
@kelleyapril
@freckled_yogi
@bentley.likethecar .
❀️generous sponsor
@aloyoga
@alo.moves

p.s. swipe for a cute surprise πŸ˜‹ and to see the pose list πŸ™
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Ali Basye-Featherston
Let's revisit this:
• • •
"i'm guna let you in on a little secret. . .
🀫
so you can obviously tell i like to post pictures with the πŸ‘
and i'm going to tell you why.
the basis line reason is that it's my body and i can do what i like with it.
just the fact that i can say that and do this is enough of a reason for me.
but theres more.
it's my body and i'm proud of it.
yeaup, proud. real. damn. proud.
i work out hard and i eat good foods and i do my extra squats and i dont think theres any reason for me to feel the need to hide that.
the last reason is i do it for you, girl.
almost 70% of all y'all that follow me are women.
i freaking love that.
i love knowing that there's some woman out there looking at her phone who sees another woman fiercely loving the heck out of her body. i hope it reminds her to look down at that gift of a body she was given and see it as the beautiful vessel she was given." •
• • •
so for those of you who think it's out of character, i'm really not sure what to say besides the proof is in the pudding. scroll through and look at some of the posts that i've been posting since i made my account almost 3 years ago.
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@freckled_yogi

Ali Basye-Featherston
🌈 real time splits 🌈 •

you've probably noticed i like taking movements and slowing them down. •

they say "slow & steady" for a reason. in this case, moving slowly gives you time to make sure each body part is exactly where it's supposed to be.


when you practice today, try slowing your movements down. see just how steady you can be πŸ™πŸŒˆ



wearing @aloyoga leo and some rainbow socks i got in 5th grade 🀷‍β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ song @vulfpeck
181 1,498 6 days ago

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Ali Basye-Featherston
Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me
been an awful good girl
santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

santa baby, a '54 convertible too, light blue (or maybe a light blue leo)

and hurry down the chimney tonight.



once it's december 1st my music of choice becomes my favorite christmas songs. this one is actually a cover by daniela andrade, but i'm maybe possibly thinking about recording a christmas cover for y'all. what do ya think?



wearing @aloyoga
song @danielaandrade
125 1,531 1 weeks ago

@freckled_yogi

Ali Basye-Featherston
😍 g i v e a w a y πŸ˜

an important part of staying fit and flexy is having the right tools to fuel your practice. that's why i loooove adding protein powder into my diet and especially why i love using @superhumanstrengthinc all natural whey protein.  it's 100% grass-fed hormone and antibiotic free (which y'all know i absolutely love) and it even has a bit of turmeric and black pepper which makes it super easy to digest. and for all my vegans out there - don't worry! they also have pure pea protein.
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111 779 1 weeks ago

@freckled_yogi

Ali Basye-Featherston
πŸ™ƒ real time chin stand πŸ™ƒ



let's play a little game, cuz i want you to know me better and i want to know you a bit better!! •

this or that
#1 ice cream 🍦 or cake 🍰
#2 sunrise πŸŒ„ or sunset πŸŒ…
#3 cats 🐈 or dogs πŸ•
#4 matched or mis-matched socks 🧦
#5 bundle up 🧣 or s***p it down πŸ‘™ •


ice cream, sunrise, dogs, mis-matched, & s***p it down!
πŸ‘‡ what about you? πŸ‘‡



wearing @aloyoga leo
@gaiam mat
song cover of radiohead
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