Yoga Sessions from Home


One of the many things that is truly wonderful about yoga (and one of the things I love about it) is it can be done pretty much anywhere, anytime. Hotel rooms or from home, outdoors in the park, or at a scheduled class or private session. With or without a mat, all you really need is yourself and some comfortable clothing.

Here are some of the “at-home” sessions I have been working on lately…

I rotate these sequences in order for all of the muscles of the body to get strengthened and stretched.

(If you are unfamiliar with any of these names of poses a quick youtube or google search should be able to help, and I have provided more than one name where possible as different teachers and methods use different names).

Disclaimer: Be sure to get your doctor’s “okay” before beginning any exercise program.

Tip – Remember to keep breathing and concentrate on the breath throughout your session, for two main reasons: to help you get through the more challenging postures, and to experience deep relaxation.


Session One: (General theme of postures – facing down towards the mat or lying on belly)


Child
Extended Child
Hare
Cat and Dog Stretches (or Cat-Cow)
Kneeling Lunge
Downward Facing Dog
Walk the Dog
Three-Legged Dog
Dolphin
Frog
Plank (or Table)
Fire Hydrant
Half Locust
Full Locust
Bow
Cobra or Upward Facing Dog
Sphinx
Pigeon
Pigeon with a Twist
Boat

Session Two: (General theme of postures – lying on the back)

Knee Hug

Leg Stretch
Reclining Spinal Twist
Through-the-Hole Stretch
Bridge
Bridge Up-the-Wall
Three-Legged Bridge
Half Shoulderstand
Plow
Corpse
Fish
Inclined Plane
Reclining Bound Angle
Up-the-Wall Runner’s Stretch
Spider/Dead Bug (or Happy Baby)

Session Three: (General theme of postures – sitting)


Neck and Shoulder Stretches
Bound Angle
Thunderbolt
Sitting Forward Fold
Sitting Forward with Bent Knee
Spinal Twist
Hero
Camel

Session Four: (General theme of postures – standing)


Mountain

Half Moon
Standing Forward Fold
Yoga Mudra
Chair
Tree
Warrior
Triangle
Amazon
Monkey

I hope you enjoy these sequences or have some fun coming up with your own.

Bridget @ Hot Tea, Travel, and Thyme x

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Bridget,

    Love the quotes!

    I'm interested in starting yoga either at home or through a class. I think stretching and meditation are as important as cardio and strength work. Good on for you finding something that keeps you fit & with the added benefit of increasing your levels of Happy 🙂

    xoxox

  2. Hi Victoria,

    Thanks so much. I hope you have found a good yoga class to take (and/or at home or the gym). I agree that stretching is super important! And yoga definitely helps with keeping balanced both physically and emotionally 🙂 xo

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