Time: 10 minutes
What’s a budding yogi to do when you’re all aloney in your homey? There are an abundance of yoga poses to choose from, which can quickly become overwhelming, especially when you are not in a class with an instructor.
But wait! Remember that when you’re with me, you are never alone. Here are three yoga poses to do at home. These home yoga poses are easy to remember, simple to do, and will help seed your core bank of yoga positions. These yoga poses you can do at home will also help you feel successful right from the start, and create a foundation that you can build on in the future.
Home Yoga Poses:
Start out by doing this beginner vinyasa flow to warm up, then repeat the same sequence after trying out these three poses to cool down.
Start on your hands and knees, then slowly shift your weight back so that your are balancing on your toes with your arms stretched in front of you. From there, straighten your legs as you exhale until your feet are flat on the floor and your pelvis is pulled up and back. You should feel a nice stretch along your spine and the back of your legs.
Start by standing with your feet planted on the ground, three to four feet apart. Bring your arms up, straight out from the shoulders, palms down, and look over your fingertips to the left. Exhale as you slowly bend your left knee to as close to a 90 degree angle as you can get, making sure your left foot is pointed the same direction as your fingertips. Make sure that your hips and torso have not rotated to the side, and are still facing forward. Hold this position for 30 seconds, then straighten back to the center, and repeat to the right.
Start in a squatting “frog” position, balancing on your toes, knees pointing away from each other, hands on the ground in front of you, back straight. Keeping your fingers on (or as close as you can) to the floor, exhale as you slowly straighten your legs and roll your back, ending in a basic “toe-touch” stretch. Then inhale as you bend your legs, straighten your back, and return to the original frog position. Do about five of these repetitions to start off, and slowly increase the repetitions as you feel comfortable.
Easy, right? Now why don’t you take a five-minute break and try them out!