Yoga For Beginners 30 Day Challenge, welcome to day 5. Today we're adding plank pose which is a challenging and wonderful yoga pose that builds strength throughout the body. We'll also practice cobra pose. We're adding more and more poses to build into a complete sun salutation which is used a lot in our practice to warm up the body. For our standing poses, we'll add trikonasana, or triangle pose. This pose is a wonderful lateral stretch which lengthens the side body. Moving the spin forward and backward (flexion/extension) is a wonderful way to keep it healthy. Lateral stretches or side bends are important for the spine too.
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!