Monday, April 26, 2010

Time to step outside of the box....

WHAT IS YOGA? The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit."Definition by Ann Pizer from
How many of us like to work it hard day in and day out, without really stretching and relaxing the body?? I'm guilty of it 90% of the time. So my goal is to incorporate more yoga into my life regularly. So here is a routine for mixed level yoga class. Try it and enjoy the mind, body, and spirit connection.

Sun salutations A & B
Chair Chair with prayer twist
Chair with Extended Twist Forward Fold
Vinyasa Flow
Warrior 1
Warrior 2
Reverse Warrior
Warrior 2
Warrior 1
warrior w/ forward flexion
Warrior 3
Forward fold
Vinyasa Flow and repeat other side

Downward facing Dog
reverse triangle
split stance (option 2. half moon)
Back to Downward facing dog
Repeat other side
Child's pose
Downward facing dog to 1 leg
downward facing dog to pigeon(options 1. stay lifted on arms. 2. bring the body down to the mat 3. come into full royal pigeon)
push back into downward facing dog and repeat other side

Forward fold
Mountain pose
Balance:Tree Pose(options 1. Keep a hold of the foot 2. bring hands to prayer w/ small knee bend 3. deepen knee bend)
Dancer (option lengthen the pose) bring it down to the floor for abs and stretching onto all fours w/ spinal balance or 1/2 bow (option 1. extend r leg outward 2. with r leg extended, reach outward with the L arm. 3. reach the L arm back and grab the R ankle in a 1/2 kneeling bow.)Child's pose
repeat other side
Cat/ Cow stretch
Boat pose
Seated Forward fold
one leg straddle stretch (R & L)
Seated straddle stretch
Cobblers pose
Happy Baby pose
Corpes Pose (Savasana)

If you have any questions let me know....I will be happy to answer your questions

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