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)
Cat and Dog Stretches (or Cat-Cow)
Downward Facing Dog
Walk the Dog
Plank (or Table)
Cobra or Upward Facing Dog
Pigeon with a Twist
Session Two: (General theme of postures – lying on the back)
Reclining Spinal Twist
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
Sitting Forward Fold
Sitting Forward with Bent Knee
Session Four: (General theme of postures – standing)
Standing Forward Fold
I hope you enjoy these sequences or have some fun coming up with your own.
Bridget @ Hot Tea, Travel, and Thyme x