Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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My Yoga Poses

Tree Pose

I didn't care for yoga at first.  But the more I heard about it the more I became curious. So one day(5 years ago) I was reading the newspaper and saw an article on it. It was then I became hooked. I even tore the page out so I can use as a reference guide.

The article talked about how yoga is a low-impact way to get in shape. So I'm like YAY!!!!! lazy exercise.  Ha! I underestimated them poses. When I first started I literally had tears falling down my face. I still do from time to time when I haven't done in a while. But I didn't give up. The more I did it the easier it became for me get get those poses right.

I quickly notice how flexible and toned my body was. I couldn't believe it. What I love about yoga is you don't need any fancy equipment. All you need is the ground you stand on. But to prevent slipping a rubber mat comes in handy when doing barefoot. You can do it anytime, anywhere, and the best part it's FREE. Well at least for me it is, I do it at home.

Benefits of Yoga
-Stretches muscles in shoulders, chest, and abs for a more toned look
-Reduces back pain and stress
-Helps with menstrual cramps
-Improves blood flow and digestion
-Improves posture and so much more
Below are some of my favorite poses. I don't have a mat because I mostly do at home. The weather was nice out so I brought my blankie. Don't judge me *sticks tongue out*

Hi-yaa!!! Don't mess with me

 Upward Dog (bend elbow and it becomes the cobra pose)
When my back starts to ache this is my go to

Downward Facing Dog
Love how this strengthens my arm and legs

I'm calming my nervous system

Reducing stiffness in the neck and shoulder

Stretching all the muscles 

Helping me breath better

Gotta get them abs right

Seated Forward Bend
Another calming pose

Gate Posture
Goodbye muffin top

Disclaimer: I'm not a licensed Yoga Instructor. Consult with your doctor before starting any new activity. If you end up getting stuck like a pretzel, this post never existed. Namaste!!!


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