Basic Yoga Mix- week 2

Happy Saturday!  I have had a busy week, and I am ready to spend some time with my family this afternoon.  We have a busy morning as well… my first donation class for Project 12 and my daughter’s first soccer game of the season.  But after that we are headed to Tiger World!  (An item on my #37in37 list!)

Here is a look at last week in my Instagram Challenge I am participating in.  If you missed week one you can check it out HERE.

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Day 6:  Parsvakonasana or side angle pose.

  • Strengthens and stretches the legs, knees, and ankles
  • Stretches the groins, spine, waist, chest and lungs, and shoulders
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Increases stamina

 

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Day 7:  L-Sit.  This is a really challenging core strength pose that also requires a decent amount of hamstring flexibility.  Yes.  Your feet are supposed to be lifted…and I promise mine were for a 1/2 second.  My hubby just didn’t get the shot.

 

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Day 8:  Marichasana A.  This picture was wayyy past my bedtime and patience level.  Remember I got that new phone?  Well, children/computers/synching and all that awesomeness…I had to completely erase everything on my new phone.  Prior to that, we went on our family walk and my daughter took an amazing picture of me in the grass.  It was an artsy picture, and I had on a cute outfit and my hair looked amazing.  That picture is gone.  Or maybe it’s in the cloud.  (By the way…where is the cloud?)  Anyway, in this picture, I had on some ratty sundress that I have been using as a nightgown, and grabbed a pair of my husband’s shorts that are in a laundry basket behind me.  Black and white people.  Black and white.  Everything looks good in black and white.  Even all the ashes from last winter just blend in.  🙂
After being on the phone with Apple for 30 minutes, I needed this pose.  Marichasana calms the brain, and stretches the spine and shoulders.  It also stimulates the liver and kidneys and improves digestion.

IMG_0072Day 9:  Paripurna Navasana or Boat Pose.

  • Strengthens the abdomen, hip flexors, and spine
  • Stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands, and intestines
  • Helps relieve stress
  • Improves digestion

 

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Day 10:  Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana or King Pigeon Pose.

  • Stretches the thighs, groins and psoas, abdomen, chest and shoulders, and neck
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs
  • Opens the shoulders and chest

 

 

Have an awesome weekend!  I hope I see you at Rooftop 210 this Wednesday night at 6:30 for the second class this month for Project 12!

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