We all know Dua Lipa as a singer, but did you know she's a yogi too?
If you haven't seen it already, there's a video that went viral of Dua Lipa doing an advanced yoga transition during a recent interview. When asked what was the one thing she couldn't travel without, Dua answered "my yoga mat," after which she nailed a crow pose to headstand transition - in jeans and stilettos!
This is not an easy transition to do, especially in heels, so we are impressed! And if you'd like to learn how to do it as well, follow the 6 steps below, or check out our YouTube video to follow along:
Start with your feet on the mat, and sit your hips back. Place your palms on the mat in front of you, spreading your fingers wide apart. **Easier option: Place a yoga block under each foot, and a pillow or blanket in front of you (about forearm's length). You can also practice in front of a wall initially for support.
Lift your hips and heels up, keeping your knees bent. Press your knees into the back of your upper arms, or the sides. Keeping pushing to activate your muscles.
Exhale fully, and shift the weight forward into your palms. Keep your gaze on the mat, just ahead of your mat. Engage your core. Push through your fingertips, make sure the weight doesn't fall to the edges of your wrists. Slowly lift one foot up, and then the other. Find your balance. Once both legs are up, continue breathing as normal.
Once you can hold this pose for a five breaths, slowly shift your weight further forward, and let the crown of your head reach the mat or pillow/blanket.
Engage your core, lift one leg off your arm, and then the other. Once you are balanced here, extend both legs up towards the sky. **Easier option: lift the legs of the knees, but keep them tucked into your chest. Or just extend one leg, instead of both.
To come back down, bend your knees and lower them back to your upper arms. Lift your head off the mat, returning to your crow pose. And then bring your feet back to the mat. Rest in child's pose after, to give your body a rest. **Easier option: Tuck your knees in to your chest, and lower your feet to the mat to come out.
Hope this was helpful to your yoga journey - let us know in the comments if there are any other yoga tutorials you would like to see. Have an a-meow-zing day!