Whether it’s to get your day going or to wind down at night, there are several yoga poses I’d suggest doing at least once a day! First off I would suggest, warming up for a few minutes to get the muscles a little warmer and to stretch out. I personally like to do a quick 15 minute workout as a nice warm up.
When it comes to my yoga practice, one of my favorite areas to stretch out are my HIPS. Before starting yoga, I never realized how much stress and tension can build up in your hip area. I love to do a good 20-30 minute workout then also specifically focus on stretching out the hip and hamstring areas. It’s like a breath of fresh air and a much needed release from the stress of the day. Here are 7 of my favorite hip opening yoga poses!
My love for and journey into yoga was primarily sparked by Instagram. I started following so many yoga accounts to keep myself inspired to practice and learn more. What really intrigued me most at first (besides splits) was nailing Headstand. Ahh the illusive headstand. I think as a child I played around with doing headstands but never really held one or knew how to properly do so. To my surprise, I found headstand to be relatively easy. Of course it got easier over time as I realized what worked best for me and was better for my body. With that said, if you do try this- please consult with a doctor or try at your own risk. I personally have never had any serious injury while attempting to do headstand, but that doesn’t mean others haven’t.
When I first started yoga, one of my favorite and most challenging pose to learn was crow pose. I found it interesting that one teacher could explain how to do it and I’d struggle. But as soon as another teacher taught me their way, I instantly was able to grasp the concept and balance. I find this is the case with many things in yoga so I figured I would share how I learned crow but also include a video or two of how some other yoga instructors may teach it. You never know which one may work for you!
Handstand is a tough one to accomplish, but so fun to learn. The process of getting there is fun as well. For me, the key to helping me understand what goes into a handstand is finding instructors who teach the skill differently. You never know when one instructor will say just the right thing in order for something to finally click for you. Definitely look for a variety of teachers when it comes to yoga. If you are a beginner, or even if you feel comfortable on your hands, you may find some tips you haven’t heard before in the following videos! Here are several YouTube videos to help improve or begin your handstand journey! Patrick Beach has great tips for handstands, you can also find more of his tips and yoga videos on his youtube channel! Kino has a fantastic youtube channel full of yoga tips and tutorials, the two below are some of my favorite related to handstands. This video is from fabletics youtube channel, I haven’t explored many other videos but this handstand one is a keeper! A Youtube Channel called Roads to Bliss had this helpful video and Carrie seems very experience and knowledgeable. What tip […]