Welcome back Yogini Rotinis!
It’s the third week of December, which means we are getting closer to holiday time! Let’s lead this week with open hearts. This week we’re going to focus on poses that open your heart.
Stretching the muscles in your chest, shoulders, and belly can create a deep emotional release, helping you to appreciate and honor yourself and those you love.
Half circle or Ardha Mandalasana
Begin in a kneeling position, with knees hip width apart, step the right leg straight out to the side with the foot flat on the floor, toes facing forward. Next, lower down left hand to the floor, directly under the shoulder. Deep breath in and bring the right arm up over the head with palm facing down. Bring hips forward, arch the spine back, and let the head drop back. Press your left foot into the floor and reach out through the left fingers, making a half circle shape with the left side of your body. Breathe and hold the posture for 3-8 breaths or until you are comfortable. Breathe out and slowly lower the hips to the floor. Namaste.