When I need to unwind, I love to practice yoga poses in my yard. Even though I’m a beginner, I still find that the motions relax me. Since I live in Central Florida, there are always flowers blooming which puts me at ease.
I try to start off with downward dog because it always was the first pose in Vinyasa classes that I took in the past.
From downward dog, I move into cobra. Cobra helps stretch out my abdomen, which great to do after the p90x ab ripper workout.
The cow to cat poses help realign my back. Sometimes I do this in my bed if I have been slouching over my computer all day.
I’ve always done upward bow or wheel pose as a kid but it was called bridge then. I like this pose because it’s fun being semi upside down. I’ve been trying to improve my balance so that I can lift one leg up during this pose; so far, I haven’t been able to get it up completely straight, but I’m still practicing!
I like to do a low plank for a full minute near the end of my yoga sessions. It helps with core strength and with focus.
At the very end I finish with child pose and then corpse pose. These two are mainly for breathing and taking in all the sounds and energy around. I get up feeling relaxed and calm.
What are your favorite yoga postures?