Yoga is such a unique practice that can vary day-to-day. Even if you go to the same yoga class regularly, you’ll notice that most teachers will alter what they share with students. There’s an infinite amount of yoga poses and sequences to choose from. We give you a few yoga poses that you may want to add to your daily practice.
*Please note, not all of these poses are suitable for everyone. If you have any medical conditions please consult a medical doctor and a knowledgeable yoga teacher before you begin.
#1: Balasana (AKA Child’s Pose)
Why? It’s ability to feel grounding and nurturing makes it one of the most ideal yoga poses to practice daily! Whether you’ve had a busy day, or feel emotionally taxed, child’s pose is for YOU. It’s also great if you’re looking to gently stretch your hips, thighs and ankles.
#2: Adho Mukha Svanasana (AKA Downward Facing Dog)
Why? It calms the brain and helps to relieve stress but also has many physical benefits. Down dog is one of the yoga poses that strengthens hands, wrists and legs but also releases shoulders, hamstrings, and calves while reducing compression in the spine.
Why? Forward fold will help release your hamstrings while relaxing your spine. It’s a great way to release tension in your neck and feel the full benefits of a gentle inversion! It can also help relieve anxiety and fatigue.
Why? It really is the most important pose of your practice! If you choose one pose today, let it be this one. It can also be the most challenging part of the practice! The benefits are numerous: physically lowering heart rate, blood pressure and reducing the stress response to achieve balance for the nervous system but it also affects us mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Set a timer on your phone, and give yourself the relaxation you deserve.
Tell us what poses YOU love to practice everyday!