Make This Morning A Yoga Morning
Today we will be embracing our inner yogi as we share our favourite version of the Sun Salutations. These basic postures are a great start to your morning, afternoon, evening, or anywhere in between. We found this guide at Yoga Site and we’ll tell you from personal experience that it is an easy to follow at-home recipe for a yoga fix. It’s a great way to warm up, or cool down after your exercise routine. It’s also a great way to stretch, and release all tensions. You’ll find it easy enough for beginners to follow; you don’t have to be an avid yogi in order to dive right into these poses. All that is required is a little floor space, a yoga mat, and peace of mind.
Remember to breathe with each movement, and to place your hands firmly on the floor, fingers wide.
|1. Mountain Begin by standing in Mountain pose, feet about hip width apart, hands either by your sides or in prayer position. Take several deep breaths.||2. Hands up On your next inhale, in one sweeping movement, raise your arms up overhead and gently arch back as far as feels comfortable and safe.||3. Head to knees As you exhale, bend forward, bending the knees if necessary, and bring your hands to rest beside your feet.|
|4. Lunge Inhale and step the right leg back||5. Plank Exhale and step the left leg back into plank position. Hold the position and inhale.||6. Stick Exhale and lower yourself as if coming down from a pushup. Only your hands and feet should touch the floor.|
|7. Upward Dog Inhale and stretch forward and up, bending at the waist. Use your arms to lift your torso, but only bend back as far as feels comfortable and safe. Lift your legs up so that only the tops of your feet and your ahnds touch the floor. It’s okay to keep your arms bent at the elbow.||8. Downward dog Exhale, lift from the hips and push back and up.||9. Lunge Inhale and step the right foot
|10. Head to knees Exhale, bring the left foot forward and step into head-to-knee position.||11. Hands up Inhale and rise slowly while keeping arms extended .||12. Mountain Exhale, and in a slow, sweeping motion, lower your arms to the sides. End by bringing your hands up into prayer position. Repeat the sequence, stepping with the left leg.|