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Yoga For Beginners 30 Day Challenge Day 6

Yoga For Beginners 30 Day Challenge Day 6. Today we're going to add some twists to our yoga poses. If you have two yoga blocks and a yoga blanket, please have them handy. If you don't have any yoga props, you may consider picking some up. Amazon has a nice selection and if you go through the banner on our home page (fightmasteryoga.com), you'll be helping us and it won't cost you anything extra. :-) I love to use yoga props in my own practice and when I teach. I think they're great! Today we're adding prasarita paddottonasana or wide legged forward fold. We'll practice the traditional "A" position and another variation with a twist. 

Yoga For Beginners 30 Day Challenge Day 18

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

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

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!