๐ŸŒธ Health Benefits of Yoga: Day 5 ๐ŸŒธ

My yoga journey continues with my mentor! *Shout-out to my awesome mentor ๐Ÿ˜‰*

On day 5 we started with 3-part breathing (breathe into stomach ribs and chest then exhale)

We practiced Bellows Breathe which we talked about last session

How to do it…

Keep spine straight, chin parallel to floor, take deep and fast breathes, do sets of 10 and then take a break

Take normal breathes in between sets of Bellows breathe or else the body can think it is hyperventilating.
We then warmed up with by doing two Sun Salutations A

Poses Learned

Lizard

How to do it…

Hands underneath shoulders, bring right foot next to the outside of your right hand

Lower the hips down towards the ground to stretch hip flexor, keep hips aligned

Extend left leg

For more of a stretch…

Bring left knee to the ground and bring your forearms to the ground

Another variation…

Slide onto the outside edge of your right foot opening the outside of the knee


Pyramid

Block in front of the mat

Right foot next to the block, take a step back with your left foot, then take a step to the side with your left foot

Angle your left foot abut so that it is not straight

Lengthen spine

Pull right hip back and left hip forward

Exhale, bring chest and top of the head forward

Put hands on back if needed

Needle Poseย 

How to do it…

Start in a lunge (right foot forward) walk fingers forward, kick up left foot towards sky, keeps hips straight, lifted foot is flexed.


Tree Poseย 

Start standing, spread toe, press into ground, activate standing leg, tuck tailbone down, activate core

Roll shoulders back, slowly lifting the knee out foot on inside of thigh, standing leg should be solid and contracting against foot leaning on it

Hands to heart

We ended the session with meditation. I sat on a block

Namaste โœจ

Comment down below feedback, questions or anything about your yoga journey! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love always,

Annabel xoxo

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