There is no instruction with this film, it was way too windy.
I thought it would be nice just for you to see one of our “home” beaches. Standing poses are presented here with a modified sun-salutation.
If you would like me to draw you some stick figures to go along with the video, pop me a message and I will email them back to you.
Who needs the Gym? Why work out when you can work in 🙂
A 30 minute focus on working towards chaturanga dandasana (the four limbed staff pose).
This pose is a whole body/mind work out.
Undo press-up patterns to engage new muscles, toning the backs of the arms, the core and the legs.
Not suitable if you are pregnant or have carpal tunnel syndrome.
The ability to play with warrior 3 requires an awareness to the standing leg, a good strong action through the arms and an aligned spine.
I hope this little introduction to this stamina building pose will introduce these actions to you.
Please use a good solid wall for the arm balances.
I’ll be honest, Navasana (boat pose) does not come naturally to me.
Note to self, it’s a practice, not a perfect. Although it’s much easier than it used to be.
This practice draws attention to the hip, thigh and abdominal area, bringing with it strength and tone.
Please excuse my spelling mistake adha should have been ardha (half), you’ll hear it. As Homer Simpson once said “I am so smart, I am so smart , s m r t , s, m, a, r, t. ”
This sequence is not suitable for people with low back problems, menstruation or pregnancy.
Fly me to the moon
Let me sing among those stars
Let me see what spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars
In other words…
I had this song running through my head during this practice, I love this pose! When you get it correct it resonates through out the whole body. In fact I reckon old blue eyes would have loved it too.
Body…. look after yours, it is the only one you’ve got.
Please be true,
In other words
Please love you!
Strengthens the abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks, and para-spinal muscles
40 minutes goes so quick! OK so just shy of 40.
Standing poses build strength both mentally and physically. We need to develop strength and flexibility simultaneously.
In this practice i use just the mat.
Look after your body, treat it well.
This practice is to help develop confidence in building your own home yoga routine.
Start with this simple sequence of standing poses.
All you need is a mat, 2 blocks and a wall or a belt (it is always handy to have a blanket nearby too).
Hold each asana to your own capacity and regard your body with utmost reverence.
“And…relax” is all this practice is about.
Comfort is key. Breathe smoothly and evenly.
As with all of the practices, please regard your body with the utmost reverence. Look after it, it is the only one you have.
If you need to come out of the poses sooner than prompted, please do so.
Love and shine bright,