🌸 Health Benefits of Yoga: Day 6 πŸŒΈ

Day 6 of the yoga journey!

We focused on strength today πŸ’ͺ🏼

We started with 3-part breathing as in every session.

I learned a new type of breathing called Breath of Fire

How to do it…

Kneel, spine straight, shoulders and head aligned

Inhale lungs 3/4 capacity


Exhale sharply and short through the nose by contracting the belly


Inhale fully for a count of 8, tuck your chin

Hold inhale for 4

Release everything slowly

*it is advised not to do this while pregnant or on your period*

This breathing makes you feel very hot and energized inside. It creates heat in the body.

Poses Learned πŸ’«

Dolphin PoseΒ 

How to do it…

Start in table (all fours), hands spread out on the mat, forearms on ground, elbows in line with shoulders, forearmed and fingertips press into ground, tuck toes

Send hips up, tailbone towards sky, open up collarbones, energetically push mat away from you

*similar to downward dog*

Warrior 1 πŸ’ͺ🏼

This needs lots of practice to gain the muscle to do it easily and better.

How to do it…

Prepare for Lunge, feet are like train tracks

Back foot at a 45 degree angle, press into outside edge of foot

Hips aligned, facing forward, shoulders back, spine is long, pelvis neutral (tailbone not pointing out or in)

Head above shoulders reaching up, bring arms up and active

Warrior 2 πŸ’ͺ🏼

I like this warrior better than the first one πŸ˜‰

How to do it…

Prepare for Lunge

Pivot back foot, bring heel down so it is perpendicular to front foot, heels in line

Come up, rock hips from side to side to find their center

Bend knee forward forwards toes, lengthen spine

Extend arms, reach with fingertips, open up collarbones

Look above your middle finger of the forward hand


Like warriors, it needs a lot of practice to get into it easier.

How to do it…

Start in plank, legs active, core active, press into space in between shoulder blades

Rock forward onto toes, lower down in one straight line until elbows are at 90 degrees

Open up collar bones, tuck elbows to body

I love yoga so much. This journey is going so well. I hope these posts have been as beneficial to you as they have been to me πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

I’ve noticed I have better posture, breathing and relaxation every since I started yoga. It’s so amazing πŸ’«βœ¨

We need the session with mediation, which is always very relaxing. Remember, it’s not about thinking about nothing during mediation, it is about being in tune with yourself and not letting any thoughts that come to mind affect you. πŸ’ž

Love always,

Annabel xoxo


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s