Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Final 3 Days of the September Yoga Challenge

Here it is friends!  The final 3 days of the September Yoga Challenge!!

September 27: Compass Pose, Parivrrta Surya Yantrasana

From seated, legs straight out from your hips, bend your right knee into your chest.  Now grab hold of the outside of your right foot, sit up tall, and pull the foot towards you. Now, bring your right hand under your right leg, so the palm rests on the floor.  Squeeze your knee into your elbow.  Hold on to the outside of your foot and gently start to extend your leg, keeping the spine long.  This should not hurt, but feel very open and refreshing.  Stay here for 5 breaths before switching sides.

September 28: Lotus pose, Padmasana

From seated, bend your right leg and place the ankle on top of the left thing, foot flexed.  Then, do the same with the right.  If this is not in your practice, you can also simply stack your left shin on top of your right in firelog pose and get the same benefits.  Stay here for 5-10 breaths.

September 29:  Easy pose, Sukhasana

Sit with ankles crossed and breathe.  Optional, take the gayan mudra (shown above) by touching your thumb and index fingers together and lengthening the remaining fingers towards the earth.  This is the mudra of knowledge.  Stay here for at least 10 breaths.

September 30: Corpse Pose, Savasana

Lie down on your back with the palms facing up, and total body relaxed.  Forget about everything else going on around you and within your life, and just breathe.  Stay here for as long as you'd like, but I suggest starting with at least 5 minutes.

Let me know in the comments below how you liked this challenge!!  #septemberyoga