DAY 3! YOGA CHALLENGE

 

Welcome to day 3! Here are a few poses to warm up the body, connected with the breath, and get you grounded.

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CAT/COW/CHILDS POSE- Marjaryasan/Bitilasana/Balasana

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Benefits: 

Cat/cow – help to stretch the spine, back, and neck. Allows  you to warm up and get connected with your breath.

Child’s Pose is a resting posture that gently stretches the hips, thighs and ankles. It relieves back and neck pain. It also calms the brain and helps to relieve stress and fatigue.

HOW TO:

START in table top position/ hands and knees.

  1. COW: INHALE… fill the belly let it drop, lift your chin,; gaze it up, pulling the heart foward and open the chest.
  2. CAT: EXHALE…completely, tuck chin into chest, and round your spine.
  3. CHILDS POSE: Keep your hands planted, pull your hips back to meet your heels, toes come together,your forehead can rest on your mat.

 

Reclining bound Angle- Supta Baddha Kansasa

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YESSSs!!!! This is ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!!!! If you don’t have a bolster to lay on, you can roll up your mat as I did here or use two yoga blocks for your lower back and head.

Benefits:

This pose stimulates the abdominal organs like the ovaries and prostate gland, bladder and kidneys while stimulating the heart and improving overall circulation. It stretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees as well.

HOW TO:

It’s up to you use a prop or not.

Start by laying on your back

  1. Toes come to touch, knees are bent and spread open like a butterfly.
  2. Palms face up, shoulders and chest open
  3. Release your tail bone and hips down to the mat.
  4. Close your eyes and release any grip, relax your face, jaw, & shoulders, as you connect with your breath.
  5. Plan to stay here for 5 minutes to enjoy the full benefits.

( If you decide to use a prop, The edge of the prop should support you starting at your sacrum right above your hips and follows up to your head keeping your spine straight all the way to your neck.)

WITH EACH BREATH YOU TAKE, LET YOURSELF OPEN , SINK DEEPER , AND MELT INTO YOUR MAT. 🙂

ENJOY!

 

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