Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Yoga Challenge Week 3




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September 13: Triangle pose (Trikonasana)




Begin in a wide standing position with your left foot pointing to the left and your right foot pointing ahead of you. Open your arms out wide and raise them to shoulder height. Then, return left arm forward over your left toes and press your right hip back. Now, bending from the waist reach your left hand down towards your shin or to the floor and reach your right arm up to the sky. Stay here for five breaths before repeating on the other side.

September 14: Revolved triangle pose
Begin as you would triangle pose. With your feet in place twist to your left bringing your torso over your left leg. Lean forward with reaching your right arm forward and left arm up to the sky. Bring your right hand down to your skin or to the floor. Be sure to keep your abdominal tight as you twist to the left. Stay for 5 breath then switch sides.

September 15: Half moon pose
Starting from standing, feet together, bend into a forward fold reaching for your sins or using a block or the floor for support. When you feel study bring both hands onto the ground or a block for support, then reach your right leg into the air. Find your balance here then slowly start to stack your hips  on top of each other  then, reach your right arm up towards the sky. Stay here for 5 breaths then switch to the other side.

September 16: Mountain Pose
Beginning standing. Big toes touching and heels slightly apart. Stand up nice and tall reaching the crown of your head up towards the clouds. Shoulder sit down and away from your ears palms facing forward arms close by your side. Stay here for 5 to 10 breaths.

September 17: Revolved half moon pose

Starting from standing, feet together, bend into a forward fold reaching for your sins or using a block or the floor for support. When you feel study bring both hands onto the ground or a block for support.  On your next inhale, reach your right leg into the air, keeping your hips parallel.  Then, as you exhale, twist to the left, reaching your left arm to the sky.  Take 5 breaths before switching sides.

September 18: Boat pose

Begin in a seated posture, back straight, abdominal muscles pulled in.  Gently lean back until you feel your abdomen tighten, then slowly lift one foot off the ground at a time until both feet are parallel to the earth.  Take 5-10 breaths.

September 19: Goddess pose
From a wide-legged standing posture, point your toes out to 45 degrees.  As you exhale, bend at the knees, keeping them in line with your toes. Take 5-10 breaths.