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 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!