Hello There Chicks! WE ARE BACK!
Some of you may have followed our partner yoga project in 2017, but if you didn’t, here’s the gist of it: Every day, we post a new partner yoga pose on our Instagram page, with some words of wisdom and sometimes some bloopers. It was so much fun that we decided to do it again for 2020! Although…..maybe we should’ve called it Partner Yoga 366 because 2020 is a leap year! Oh well……anyway….allow us to re-introduce ourselves, girls!
We are yogi friends, Christy Lecuyer and Meggan Harper. We’ve been friends for almost 10 years, and cherish the unconditional love, acceptance, and mutual support that we share. We believe that a divine female friendship is one of the most powerful forces on the planet! We are currently at the beginning of our 2nd year-long partner yoga project! Check it out, try it for yourself and tag us! We’d love to follow along with YOU as you follow along with US!
Christy is a yoga teacher, a thai massage specialist and a mom to a son named Ray. When we are not working on our 365 Day Yoga Project, she can be found giving amazing Thai massages in Central Florida Check it out here! Here is her Yoga Instagram page too! It’s always full of fun, bendy poses and great inspirational and motivational thoughts.
Meg is busy with 5 sons, and also runs a photography business, specializing in newborn baby portraits. Check that out here! If you have baby fever, head on over to get your fix. The cuteness is undeniable. Meggan also offers personal branding photography for entrepreneurs like herself. In addition, is obsessed with hydroponic Tower Gardening, and had started playing the flute again after a 30 year hiatus!she manages an energy therapy/wellness business called the Wishing Well, and is the behind-the-scenes webmaster, photographer, and graphic designer for the Last Electric Rodeo band.Christy and Meg get together once a week to shoot their project. It’s been a great way to reconnect, have some girl time, get some exercise, and also get some laughs in! Plus, personal projects are so important. Having a creative outlet that you love can enhance your life in a number of ways-we highly encourage it! Plus, it’s turned our Mondays into FUN days! We’d LOVE to end this year’s project with a retreat and possibly a coffee table book. I mean, how cool would that be?!
Before you begin partner yoga:
Find a partner you can trust. Trust is the foundation of partner yoga (and relationships in general, for that matter!)
Decide who will be the “base” and who will be the “flyer” The base is generally the person who is bigger, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. In the examples below, Christy is the base, and Meg is the flyer.
Consider using a spotter. It’s often helpful to have a spotter to help you get into some of the trickier poses, and also to check your alignment. A spotter can see things you can’t necessarily see when you’re in the posture. While shooting our project, we often have a spotter to help us in and out of challenging poses.
Listen to your body! If something doesn’t feel right, it isn’t. Re-position or come out of it completely, and try again.
Most importantly, have fun–and don’t get discouraged if (when!) you fall! We fall….A LOT.
OK, let’s do this!
The Base lays on her back with hips grounded into the earth, lifting her legs so that her ankles stack over her hips. Core is engaged, always. This is technically Waterfall Pose.
The Base slightly bends her legs, and extends her hands, inviting the Flyer to climb aboard! The Flyer steps in and places her hips on the Base’s feet. Flyer and Base connect hands, palm to palm.
The Base, while engaging her core, slowly lifts the Flyer while the Flyer distributes her weight evenly. (We shoot all of our photos ourselves–see the remote in Meg’s hand?)
The Base transfers her hands to the Flyers elbows. With hands on her cheeks, The Flyer points her toes to the sky, and gives the cheesiest grin possible. Rainbow socks help immensely with this pose for unexplained reasons.
And there you have it! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading along. Reach out on Instagram and use hashtag #christyandmeg! We’d love to see what you come up with. Namaste, Friends!
See more from Christy and Meg HERE