**Happy 2018 everybody! I cant wait to share with you all the amazing things I have in my mind for 2018! As always I’m open for ideas so just let me know in some comments or messages, I love making content that my readers actually like to read! Lol **
As 2018 begins I feel like the best way to start off the new year is with something refreshing and powerful! Let all the old stuff float away and all the new and amazing things you got going for you float right in! Everyday is a new day, everyday you can start again and be refreshed! With all the being said, Here is about a 10 minute flow with pictures to help you! I’m still in the beginning stages of yoga but want to share with you the thing that has helped me the most with a lot of the things I struggle with. I hope yoga can help you clear your mind and become a better person inside and out!
Come to your hands and knees, stacking your hips over your knees and shoulders over your wrist. Make sure your hands and knees are hip distance apart (this pose is called the table top) with a neural spine. Slowly inhale and life your tailbone towards to sky and let your belly drop, open your chest and life your head if your able.
In the table top position above, instead of lifting your tailbone and lowering your belly, You will squeeze in your naval, drop your tailbone, try to open your shoulder blades and have your head trying to look at your belly button. You can repeat the Cat and Cow poses until you feel comfortable.
HAND + LEG EXTENTION
Keeping your shoulders over your wrist and your hips over your knees, in a neutral spine position, lift your left leg straight out behind you and slowly lift the opposite hand straight in front of you, hold for 5 breaths then repeat on the other sides.
LOW LUNGE BACK BEND
Step your foot in front of your hands and with a big inhale lift your torso and hands up to the sky and back as far as you feel comfortable. Hold for 5 breaths.
With your foot out in front of you, extend your front leg and slowly make your navel closer to your thigh, if you need to bend your knee feel free to ( as i am ). slowly try to straighten out your leg, hold for 5 breaths and repeat on the other side
Bring your foot to the outside of your hand, slowly lower your hips to feel the stretch. Make sure your leg and arm are inline with each other. Hold for 5 breaths
Going from the table top pose, keep your hands and feet grounded, life your tailbone to the sky and straighten out your shoulders. its okay if your heels don’t touch, they will eventually with practice! you can bend and straighten your knees to warm them up a little.
Saved the best for last, this is my favorite pose. with your big toes touching and your knees a little wider then your hips, slowly lower your belly towards to mat and bring your arms straight out in front of you, if your shoulders are tired you can bring your knees to touch each other and bring your arms to the side of you, relax here for as long as you need.
Thank you all again for an amazing 2017! I hope your 2018 is even bigger and better!
Live life everyday like its your last! Laugh A lot, Love A lot, Smile Always!
Till Next Time,,