Sunday, 27 December 2015

Little yoga routines

Here is a little yoga routine.

Step onto your yoga mat. Good start huh? I think it's the most difficult part.

Stand in mountain pose: Be aware of your beautiful feet. Visualize roots growing from your feet into the earth. Simply breathe.

Sun breaths: turn palms and arms out and upwards on inhale, bring arms down on exhale. Let the breath bring the arms up and down as many times as you like.

Warrior 1: step back with your right leg and bend the left knee. Sink the right heel into the earth. Lift the lower belly and the upper chest. Let the front body open. Bring your arms up. Feel your stability. Feel your openness. Take 5 breaths. Repeat on the others side.

Standing forward bend: stand in mountain pose and let your head roll forward. Feel it's weight and let the head, then the shoulders and arms roll down. Bend the knees slightly. Let your upper body be like a rag doll. Be soft. Breathe deeply. 

Standing folded twist: while hanging forward bring your right hand on the floor in front of your toes. Turn the body and arm to the left and look toward ceiling. Let knees bend. Take 5 breaths and repeat on other side.

Child's pose.


The body is not loved for it's own sake, but because the Self lives in it.