I have highlighted 7 of my favorite yoga moves for you below that I feel give me the flexibility and strength that leave me feeling energized. Are you ready girl? Get your favorite yoga mat and let’s do this!
While I thoroughly enjoy the stretch and flexibility gained through yoga I do not agree with the origination of yoga and the principles behind meditation. Rather than following its belief set I perform yoga moves while praying to Jesus and I speak powerful and encouraging scriptures while posing. So, as you stretch with me let’s keep our mind focused on Jesus our savior.
Click on the name of each move for a more detailed description with step by step photos.
1. Downward Facing Dog: One of the foundation poses for yoga is the downward dog. Many Yoga “Flow” classes will start in downward dog and slowly build a sequence adding other yoga poses building from this beginning stance.
2. Downward Dog Spilt Pose: A natural transition to downward dog is moving into a downward dog split pose, also known as three-legged dog.
3. Warrior Pose: There are many variations of the warrior pose, but the basic foundational warrior pose is what we will use here
4. Plank Pose: Plank pose in yoga is traditionally used when coming into or out of downward dog. This can be modified by resting on your knees, rather than toes.
5. Cow: This move is a great stretching pose that stretches your back muscles and feels oh-so-good!
6. Cat: This is similar to the cow pose and allows for maximum expansion of the rib cage – deep breath ladies!
7. Child’s Pose: This stretching pose is frequently used throughout yoga classes in between more difficult poses to provide a time to recover before moving forward. Child’s pose stretches your back, ankle, hips, thighs, and knees.
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