September is National Yoga Month which was designated by the Department of Health and Wellness to help spread awareness of the health benefits of yoga! This will be the 11th year yogis all around the world, at all sorts of levels, will celebrate and express their love for yoga. To help celebrate, we give you 5 easy poses that can be done every day, PLUS a Mamma Chia yoga mat giveaway!
1. Seated Pose
There are a lot of ways to position your legs, so chose one that is most comfortable for you. Also make sure to lengthen your spine and lift your sternum. This pose helps to open up your hips and inhaling through the mouth and exhaling through the nose helps to release stress and bring you to a more clear and balanced state.
2. Downward Dog Pose
This pose helps to stretch out calves, hamstrings, feet, and hands and to also strengthen your arms, shoulders, and back!
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3. Tree Pose
Push your foot into your inner thigh, find something to focus on, and make sure to keep your chest lifted. This helps to improve balance and posture and increases flexibility in ankles, knees, and hips!
Photo Taken By: Casey Richmond
4. Child’s Pose
This pose helps to stretch the hips, thighs, and ankles and also helps to reduce fatigue and stress. Doing this pose with your knees closer together and your belly resting on your thighs can massage your internal organs which may even help with digestion!
5. Warrior Pose II
This pose helps to stretch your hips, groin, and shoulders. It also helps to develop increased balance and stability.
Photo Credits to: Heidi Kristoffer
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