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5 Poses to Celebrate National Yoga Month

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!

Photo from Gaia.com

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

 

Don’t forget to enter our Social Media Giveaway on Instagram!

There will be 1 grand prize winner that gets a yoga mat, shirt, and $100 gift card to our online store + 4 runner up winners that will receive a shirt and $50 gift card to our online store! ✨
 
How to enter:
1️⃣ FOLLOW us on Instagram!
2️⃣ LIKE this photo on our Instagram Page! 👍
3️⃣ COMMENT your favorite yoga pose and TAG your favorite yogi in the comments section of this photo!
4️⃣ BONUS ENTRY – Share this giveaway on your Instagram story! (Be sure to tag us so we can see!)
Contest will end 9/30 and is open to US residents 18+ only.

Post-Holiday Stress Releasing Yoga Poses

Post-Holiday Stress Releasing Yoga Poses

April 14, 2016
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As we wrap up the holiday season, here are some of our favorite post-holiday stress releasing yoga poses put together for a simple 5 minute yoga flow. Please feel free to modify any poses and let your soul practice where you most feel comfortable. Invite a friend or family member to practice with to enter the New Year stress free!

*Please listen to the wisdom of your body while practicing some of these poses

1.Balasana: Child’s Pose

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Sit up right on your legs bringing big toes to touch.  Open knees wide while reaching forward with finger tips stretched out in front of you. Place forehead to the floor, sinking hips down to deepen the stretch. Take one big inhale expanding your lungs, then slowly let your breath out as you exhale. Repeat 3 times.

2. Marjaryasana/Bitilasana: Cat/Cow Pose

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Start in a table top position, knees directly below your hips, shoulder stacked over wrists, face pointed down for a neutral spine.

  • Cow –  Take one big inhale and begin to lift your sitting bones and chest towards the ceiling. Let your belly sink to the floor, while gazing up towards the ceiling.
  • Cat –  As you begin to exhale your breath slowly start rounding your spine to the ceiling, keeping shoulders away from ears.

3. Uttana Shishosana: Puppy Pose

 

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Return to table top position shoulders stacked over wrists, hips directly above your knees. Walk hands forward, while keeping toes curled under. Inhale deeply and as you begin to exhale shift hips back towards heels, keeping arms active and reaching forward, not letting your elbows touch the ground. Let your forehead or chin gently rest on the ground, allowing your lower back to slightly curve. Press hands into the ground stretching your arms as you continue to pull your hips back. Stay in this pose for 30 seconds while maintaining your breath.

4. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana: Bridge Pose

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Lie supine (spine) on the floor, bending your knees with feet set on the floor, inch your heels back to your fingertips. Inhale deeply and as you begin to exhale slowly raise your hips to the ceiling keeping thighs parallel to the floor. Make sure to keep knees stacked above your heels. Firm your shoulder blades against your back pressing into the top of your sternum to your chin. Continue to breath as you firm your outer arms, broadening the shoulder blades, try to lift space between them at the base of the neck, holding for 30 seconds.

5. Savasana: Corpse Pose

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After lowering your spine back to the ground from bridge pose, extend one leg out one at a time, pushing through the heels. Release both legs, softening your body down to the ground. Stay in this pose for however long your body needs. To exit, gently roll onto one side, pressing hands down lifting your torso up with head following after.

For more stress relieving yoga poses visit Yoga Journal.com

NAMASTE!

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