Robin Martin @robinmartinyoga avatarRobin Martin

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Finding balance. 💙 I speak to balance a lot when I teach. Finding balance between strength and flexibility. Balancing out asymmetries in the body. Equanimity - a state of psychological stability. And then there are all those balances in life. It can get very overwhelming, trying to figure out the ideal balance of everything. Moving and breathing is my go to when my balance is off. 💙 Side plank variation inspired by @solar_yogi 😘 #yoga #balance #summer #bikiniyoga #breathe #strong #stretch #flexible #awareness #explore #trysomethingnew #getoutside #optoutside #play #igyoga #igfitness #asana #vasisthasana #namaste #pnw #pnwwonderland #pacificnorthwest


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Progress. 💜 Since I unearthed a treasure trove of videos from 2015, I’ve been having some fun recreating them just to see my own progression. I’m sure there were many adjustments and shifts (and likely some set backs too) over the past three years, but what stands out to me the most is that I’ve just kept going. Progressed in my alignment, in my control, in my breath because I continue to practice every day. It’s not perfect. That’s why we call it practice. 💜 Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. Missing my dad today but so grateful for so many years with such an amazing example of a human being. Thank you for raising your girls to keep going. To be strong an independent and confident. Love you forever and always dad. 💜 Wearing @aloyoga on the right. 😊 #yoga #yogavideo #flow #progress #transformation #progressnotperfection #practicenotperfection #growth #stronger #focus #awareness #grace #igvideo #play #dontgiveup #goals #inspiration #aloyoga #beagoddess


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Defying gravity. ♥️ Or at least trying! Finding balance in hollowback handstand without the wall. Trying new things. Exploring my edge, not as afraid as I once was, but still enough fear to recognize my boundaries. This wasn’t a long hold - but it’s just the beginning of this path. ♥️ Wearing @aloyoga and @toesox. These sweet little socks launched today and are available exclusively on toesox.com. Thanks so much for the capture @bonnieenglund and for the good times in the parking garage 😘 #yoga #balance #breathe #backbend #flexible #strong #aloyoga #beagoddess #dirt #concrete #urban #urbanyoga #create #trysomethingnew #practicenotperfection #spreadyourtoes #toesox #play #fridayfun


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Bow pose variation. 💜 This variation - I’ve heard it referred to as ‘rocking horse’ is pretty intense. There is more compression on the lower lumbar when the knees are all the way down, so lengthening the low spine and engaging the core a lot is important here. This is a big stretch to front of the shoulders and hips, so prepping these areas will help with getting into the pose. The strap and the block both assist with the lift in the chest. A bolster under the chest works great as well. The strap allows me to feel the stretch in the front of the shoulders but to ease into it. When moving into any pose, it’s important to go slow. Avoid using momentum to rock up into this shape, rather find the lift with the breath. Fast movements can result in injury. 💜 Wearing @aloyoga 😊 #yoga #tutorial #yogatutorial #yogateacher #yogastudent #stretch #breathe #backbend #openheart #progress #progressnotperfection #practicenotperfection #play #explore #aloyoga #beagoddess #asana #namaste


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Angles and lines ♥️ When you see a space and it calls for something different, but you’re not exactly sure what. So you play and you move and ultimately, during that process of discovery, you find yourself doing something that just makes sense for where you are at that moment. Photography by @scott_manthey with @mollybstudios 😘 All the reds by @aloyoga ♥️ A special thank you to @yogapaws for protecting my knees on this very uneven surface. 😘🙏🏻 #yoga #red #stretch #balance #pugetsound #olympia #pnw #pnwwonderland #balance #breathe #flexible #create #creative #photography #yogaphotography #aloyoga #beagoddess #asana #namaste #optoutside #getoutside #healthyliving


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“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children” - Rainier Rilke ♥️ Balancing in bow on a gorgeous river in the Pacific Northwest. In the rain. It was cold, but it didn’t matter. It felt amazing to move and breathe where the air was fresh, the sound of the river magical. Huge love to @icreatelife_ for capturing this moment and many others as we adventured into the woods. ♥️ Wearing my favorite red by @aloyoga ♥️ #yoga #balance #breathe #nature #getoutside #optoutside #openheart #backbend #bow #bowpose #dhanurasana #yogaphotography #naturephotography #pacificnorthwest #pnw #pnwwonderland #aloyoga #beagoddess #igyoga #igfitness #asana #namaste


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“Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second” - Mattie Stepanek. Balancing in one of my favorite shapes in my favorite city while the sun settled in for the night. Magical capture by @icreatelife_ 💜 Wearing all the @aloyoga 💕 #yoga #sunset #urbanyoga #balance #dance #dancer #splits #natarajasana #aloyoga #beagoddess #strong #grace #graceful #focus #awareness #beautiful #flexible #stretch #explore #getoutside #breathe #igyoga #igfitness #asana #namaste


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At first, sun. Then hail. Then came the driving rain. 🌲🌧♥️ Epic adventures yesterday with @icreatelife_ in the woods. Have you ever practiced yoga in the forest, surrounded by the tallest trees in the driving rain? If not, I totally recommend it. 😊 Thank you @icreatelife_ for the magical photos and a day I won’t soon forget. ♥️✨🌲 #yoga #nature #yogainnature #bowpose #rajabhujangasana #flexible #rain #woods #forest #pnw #pnwwonderland #yogaphotography #play #explore #trysomethingnew #getoutside #optoutside #openheart #backbend #igyoga #instayoga #inspire #asana #namaste


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The natarajasana/chapasana hybrid ♥️ Not quite a dancer, not exactly the sugar cane, but a whatever it is, it’s a challenging balance. It opens the shoulders, stretches the hip flexors and hamstrings and opens the heart. Using props to find all of the elements - a strap for the grip and shoulder mobility (deep internal shoulder rotation), a block to create a lift and lengthening in the low ribs and support the balance. Have fun going down the path and remember that there is no destination. ♥️ Wearing @aloyoga always. 😊 Also! As a coach on the @codyapp and a proud @aloyoga ambassador, I’m really excited to announce this ✨GIVEAWAY✨ Win FREE yoga for a year! @aloyoga and @codyapp are giving 5 people the chance to win a 1-year subscription to our favorite yoga-class app, awesome Alo gear, and our famous luxe, no-slip Warrior Mat. 
HOW TO ENTER:  1. Follow @aloyoga + @codyapp  2. Fill out the form (link in bio!) 3. Good luck!
Tag 2+ friends who would love to win too! But hurry because today is the last day to enter! ♥️ #yoga #yogateacher #yogastudent #yogatutorial #practicenotperfection #progress #progressnotperfection #play #challenge #giveaway #aloyoga #beagoddess #props #tools #support #balance #tutorial #asana #namaste


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City scapes and open hearts. ♥️ I spent my evening last night with @icreatelife_ creating, talking and laughing. This was one of the first images she captured. It was hard to believe it was the first time we met, such a natural comfort and ease between us. So much gratitude to you, Kristina, for your time and talent. ♥️ And big thanks to @j_dubyoga for the introduction 🙏🏻 Shining bright in @aloyoga ✨ Speaking of shining bright, as our #MayYouShineBright challenge has come to a conclusion, I wanted to announce the winners. Choosing was no easy task, what a phenomenal group of participants constantly inspiring us and your fellow yogis. ♥️

@yogi_hanna_ you’ve won @aloyoga
(👉🏼please DM @seonia)

@roxsyoga you’ve won @sandandsouldubai
(👉🏼please DM @mansuz)

We want to say thank you for joining and may you shine bright all day long and every day from now on. Until next time @mansuz @yogamand @seonia @yogaandchaigirl and myself ♥️

Big thanks to @aloyoga & @sandandsouldubai for sponsoring our challenge 🙏🏼 #yoga #yogaphotography #yogateacher #yogastudent #seattle #pnw #pnwwonderland #create #inspire #flexible #aloyoga #beagoddess #urban #urbanyoga #igyoga #instayoga #explore #getoutside #optoutside #openheart #balance #backbend #asana #namaste


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Bound and balanced. 💙 In an effort to explore new shapes - to fuel my desire for creativity - I happened in to this bound dancer. I had an old photo of myself in something similar and I was revisiting it. I only realized after the fact that I was approaching it differently and ended up with a similar but different pose. It was fun to see the unexpected result. ☀️Wearing @patagonia for @fairtradecertified 💙 #yoga #balance #flexible #newshapes #explore #findyouredge #fairtrade #bikini #bikiniyoga #create #igyoga #igfitness #play #summer #sun #optoutside #getoutside #breathe


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Angles and lines and a little leap frog. ♥️ Too much fun playing with @katyagudaevalife after class. Going for symmetry in this shape - how’d we do? Tag a friend you’d like to do this with! (Check out my story for a behind the scenes of us getting into this) So lucky you brought your camera to class and captured this moment @loyallhart ♥️ Katya and I are twinning in @aloyoga 😊 #yoga #partneryoga #friendship #friendshipgoals #leapfrog #symmetry #balance #yogaphotography #play #fun #concrete #urban #acro #acroyoga #breathe #igyoga #igfitness


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