Reverse warrior is a great side body opener and balance challenge! Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Reverse Warrior Difficulty level: Easy Benefits: Opens the side of the body Strengthens the groins, hips, thighs Improves balance Increases stamina Begin in Warrior 2. Press down equally in your front big toe ball mound [...]
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Strength and stability come together in Warrior 3! Yoga Pose: Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana 3) Difficulty level: Easy/Moderate Benefits Calms the mind Improves balance Strengthens the ankles and legs Strengthens the back and arms Tones the abdomen Begin in Warrior 1 . Ground firmly through all 4 corners of the front foot. [...]
Warrior 2 is a quintessential yoga pose that demonstrates strength and power. According to Myths of the Asanas: the Ancient Origins of Yoga, the Great God Shiva was so distraught over the death of his wife, Shakti, that he sent down the warrior Virabhadra to slay the man who killed his wife (her father, [...]
Warrior 1, or Virabhadrasana 1, is one of the three Warrior poses in yoga. Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana 1) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits: Opens the chest, shoulders, neck, and back Stretches the ankles, calves, and thighs Strengthens the thighs, back, shoulders and arms Begin in Down Dog. Inhale, [...]
Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Side Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits: Strengthens feet, ankles, legs, and spine Opens the groins, thighs, hips, chest, and shoulders Improves balance Increases stamina Begin in Warrior 2. Bend your right arm; place the right forearm lightly on the top of the right thigh with the [...]
Half Moon, or Ardha Chandrasana, feels so fun! (Just don't laugh and throw your head out of alignment like I did!). Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits: Stretches the groin, calves, hamstrings, spine, chest, and shoulders Strengthens the ankles, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and spine Improves [...]
Open up with Supported Parsvottanasana (Pyramid Pose)! Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Supported Pyramid Difficulty level: Easy Benefits Strengthens and opens the ankles, knees, thighs Stretches the calves, hamstrings, hips, spine, shoulders, chest Stimulates abdominal organs, improving digestion Begin in Warrior 1 with your right leg in front and with blocks in [...]
Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: High Lunge Difficulty level: Easy Benefits: Strengthens the legs Opens the shoulders, chest and abdomen Great preparatory pose for Warrior 1 Begin in Down Dog . Inhale and lift your right leg off the floor, pressing it long up and behind you. Behind your next inhale, draw the right [...]
Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana) is a deeper version of Side Angle Pose. Move-It Monday~Yoga Pose: Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana) Difficulty level: Easy Benefits Stretches the waist, spine, chest, sidebody and shoulders Strengthens the ankles, calves, thighs Place a block near your mat. Begin in Down Dog. [...]