It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote a blog. Mainly because I have been updating my website with a New Look and haven’t been able to follow up on the blogs I had promised. However Hush Yoga’s new look is nearly finished and the site is ready for me to post weekly yoga blogs. I still have some work to do, like changing the menu photo – it’s a bit large, to say the least!!! So I am toying around with other ideas at the moment. If you’d like to offer any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.
We’ve already sat for a few moments in meditation, focused on breath to centre body and mind and gone through postures such as Child’s pose, downward dog, baby cobra and cobra (as previous post).
Continuing along from the last posture, child’s pose I move back into downward facing dog holding for a 5-7 deep ujjiya breaths.
From downward dog, step your right foot forward to your hands to lunge pose.
In lunge pose stay on the finger tips, lifting chest up and forward while drawing the shoulder blades towards the spine.
The right knee should be directly over the ankle in correct alignment.
The back leg is straight with the thigh bone lifting up towards the ceiling which keeps the leg active and strong.
The left heal is stretching back while the right knee is moving forward, creating length and flexibility in legs, while the feet are energetically moving towards each other to create strength and stability. This also helps to align the hips. The right hip pulls back, left hip forward.
The left thigh is rotating inwards, slightly while tailbone moving forward and core muscles should be engaged.
Hold Lunge pose for about 5-7 breaths, step back to downward dog. Hold for 5-7 breaths. Then step the left foot forward to lunge following the same instructions as above
Move back to downward dog and repeat the sequence in previous blog.
From Downward Dog, step right foot forward to lunge, then left foot forward so you end up in a forward bend. In the photo I have my legs straight but I often keep knees bent in the warm up sequence until I feel the hamstrings have warmed up.
Viola! Including the postures in the post below it is a 10 minute warm up giving time to your body and mind to get into the yoga practice.
I’ll be back with more blogs next week. Unless more website problems.