Welcome to our MONTH long yoga challenge!! Each week will be focusing on a specific topic. With meditation on the weekends. You know we HAD to make up a fun hashtag so we can see your beautiful yogi selves! This time, the hashtag is..
Get ready, Christmas is on it’s way! (I’m a rhyme goddess, of course.)
This week our yoga will be great to add to a daily routine.
Your pose today is..
Begin in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Inhale and lift your arms over your head, then bring your hands to heart. Take several long, deep breaths before stepping your feet 4-5 ft. apart and simultaneously raising your arms parallel to the floor, palms facing down. Actively reach out to the sides, drawing your shoulder blades apart.
At this point, your feet should be parallel to each other and your heels in line. Now, turn your left foot in slightly to the right and your right foot out 90 degrees to the right. Make sure to keep your heels in line. Firm your thighs and turn the right one outward. Notice that everything is pointing to your right.
Now, exhale and bend your right knee over your right ankle so that the shin is perpendicular to the floor. Bring your right thigh parallel to the floor if possible. To anchor yourself firm your left leg and press the outer part of your left heel into the floor. Tuck your tailbone in slightly. Your weight should be distributed evenly on both feet, and your arms should stay outstretched and parallel to the floor throughout this movement.
Once you have your lower body in place, focus on your upper body. It should be centered over your hips, keeping both sides of your torso equally long. Avoid leaning over your right thigh. Turn your head to the right and look out over your fingers. Hold posture for several long, deep breaths. Inhale as you come up, then repeat with your left leg forward.