You've made it to day 8 in our yoga for beginners 30 day challenge. Feel the stretch but back off if there is discomfort.
Yoga for beginners day 12 is here. It's been great to get all the wonderful feedback for this 30 day challenge. Keep showing up on your mat!
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Yoga For Beginners 30 Day Challenge Day 18. Today we're going to practice strengthening our core muscles and we'll practice some balancing poses including Garudasana (eagle pose). Toward of the beginning of our practice we'll make our way into table position, lifting the opposite arms and legs, then we'll draw the knee and elbow in toward center, engaging the core muscles, and practicing balance. When we extend the leg back, we're practicing keeping the hips level and the torso stable. This is more challenging than it looks but it's great to keep the back muscles strong! Enjoy your vinyasa practice and modify and rest as needed.
Yoga For Beginners 30 Day Challenge Day 19. As we continue our challenge, you'll find some more challenging poses. Today, we're working toward Warrior 3 or virabhadrasana. This pose is very challenging and I recommend using two yoga blocks to help make this pose a bit more accessible. One of the biggest challenges is keeping the hips level as you lift the leg up and back (extension). Please modify your vinyasa's as needed and rest in child's pose whenever you'd like a break. Most importantly keep your breath steady...if that means you need to push the pause button to rest and and reconnect with the breath, then do! Always take care of yourself!!
Yoga For Beginners 30 Day Challenge Day 20. We're starting to practice a little longer and you may find the poses a bit more challenging. Today's focus is on twists and we'll work up to parivritta trikonasana or twisted triangle. We're also continuing the vinyasa style of hatha yoga. Please modify as you practice, and rest whenever you feel that you could use it. Remember, the pause button is always available for you!
Yoga For Beginners 30 Day Challenge Day 21 I know you've been working very hard these last 3 weeks, and today's practice will give you a little rest. We're going to take a little bit of asana to warm up the body and then we'll move into a mindfulness practice (also known as meditation). If you're comfortable enough to sit during this practice, please do, but if laying down is a better option for you, then please be comfortable. Enjoy some rest today!
Yoga For Beginners 30 Day Challenge Day 22 Today we'll work up to twisted half moon pose or pavritta ardha chandrasana. This is a challenging balance pose with a twist. You may remember practicing twisted triangle (pavritta trikonasana) a couple of days ago and this pose adds on to what we learned about twists. Twists are great to promote proper digestion and a healthy spine. We'll continue to practice sun salutations in our vinyasa flow style. As always, please rest and take breaks whenever they're needed...child's pose is always an option. Our classes are getting a bit longer to get you ready for our yoga fix 90 program if you're interested in continuing your challenge longer.
Yoga For Beginners 30 Day Challenge Day 23 Today is all about the heart! We're focusing on practicing backbends and we'll work up to Ustrasana or Camel pose. This is a wonderful heart opening posture. Some people experience an emotional response (happiness, fear, sadness) while practicing this pose or other backbends. Keep in mind that if you have some kind of emotional response to the poses, it's perfectly normal. There are many things in our lives (feelings, experiences) that get stored in our bodies and although we may not be aware of them on an intellectual level, we can still release things that can get "stuck" through our yoga practice. I hope that you enjoy our practice today!! Lots of love to you!
Yoga for Beginners 30 day challenge Day 24! Today we'll include more Surya Namaskar B sun salutations during our vinyasa flow. As always, while practicing this type of hatha yoga, please modify and rest as needed. Surya B can be challenging as we synch breath with movement. Try not to get discouraged if it's not easy...it will become easier as you continue. You're getting so strong and your stamina is increasing from this challenge. Keep up the good work!!