Yoga Types Archive

Upward Salute

1.Stand in Tadasana. Turn your arms outward (or laterally) so your palms face away from your torso and thumbs point backward. With an inhale, sweep your arms out to the sides and up toward the ceiling. 2.If you’re tighter in the shoulders, stop when your arms are approximately parallel to each other. But if possible [&hellip

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6 Kid-Friendly Yoga Poses

1. Chair Pose Utkatasana From a standing position, bend your knees as if you were sitting in a chair. Reach your arms toward the ceiling, with your palms facing each other. BENEFITS Chair Pose builds strength in the legs, shoulders, and core while also strengthening the ankles, knees, and hips. 2. Royal Dancer (Lord of the [&hellip

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WIND RELIEVING POSE

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back, inhale both knees into your chest. Wrap the arms around the knees, holding on to opposite elbows, forearms, wrists or fingers. 2. Tuck the chin into the chest with the head on the floor. Press the sacrum and tailbone down into the floor as you pull the knees into [&hellip

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SUPINE HERO

INSTRUCTIONS 1. From a seated position on the heels, walk the feet out so that the buttocks can rest on the floor with the heels next to the hips. 2. Slowly and carefully walk the hands behind you, lowering the back towards the floor. 3. Come as low to the floor as comfortable, first lowering to the [&hellip

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SUPINE BOUND ANGLE

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back, bend the knees and bring the bottoms of the feet together. Bring the feet to the floor with the heels close to the hips. Let the knees open wide apart. 2. Inhale and slide the arms along the floor up over your head. Place the palms together, crossing the [&hellip

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PLOW

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on the floor with the arms along side the body with the palms down, bend the knees and kick and rock the legs up and back, bringing the bent knees to the forehead and placing the hands under the hips. 2. Slowly straighten the legs, reaching the toes to the floor over the [&hellip

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KNEE DOWN TWIST

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back, bring your arms out to the sides with the palms facing down in a T position. Bend the right knee and place the right foot on the left knee. 2. Exhale drop the right knee over to the left side of your body, twisting the spine and low back. [&hellip

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JOYFUL BABY

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back, inhale both knees into your chest. Bring the arms through the insides of the knees and hold on to the outside edge of each foot (pinkie toe side) with each hand. 2. Tuck the chin into the chest with the head on the floor. Press the sacrum and tailbone down [&hellip

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HALF WIND RELIEVING POSE

INSTRUCTIONS 1.  Lying on your back, inhale the right knee in towards the chest. Interlace the fingers and inch or two below the kneecap. 2. Tuck the chin into the chest with the head on the floor. Gently pull the knee into the chest using the arms, avoiding the ribcage. 3. Press the shoulders and the back [&hellip

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HALF SUPINE HERO

INSTRUCTIONS 1. From a seated position on the heels, extend the right leg straight out in front of you, slide the left foot out so that the buttocks can rest on the floor with the heel next to the hips. 2. Slowly and carefully walk the hands behind you, lowering the back towards the floor. [&hellip

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FISH

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back with the arms along side your body and the legs a few inches apart, slide the hands palms down under the tops of the thighs, just below the buttocks. Have the elbows slightly bent, next to the sides of your torso. 2. Pressing into the elbows, use the arms [&hellip

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CORPSE

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back, let the arms and legs drop open, with the arms about 45 degrees from the side of your body. Make sure you are warm and comfortable, if you need to place blankets under or over your body. 2. Close the eyes, and take slow deep breaths through the nose. [&hellip

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BRIDGE

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back, bend both knees and place the feet flat on the floor hip width apart. Slide the arms alongside the body with the palms facing down. The fingertips should be lightly touching the heels. 2. Press the feet into the floor, inhale and lift the hips up, rolling the spine [&hellip

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Belly Twist (Version B)

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back, bring your arms out to the sides with the palms facing down in a T position. Bend the knees in towards your chest and exhale both knees to the left side of your body. 2. Hold onto the right foot with your left hand as you straighten the right [&hellip

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Belly Twist (Version A)

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Lying on your back, bring your arms out to the sides with the palms facing down in a T position. Bend both knees into the chest. 2. Exhale drop both knees over to the left side of your body, twisting the spine and low back. Slide the knees as close to the left [&hellip

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