Hello Beautiful People,
I have been intrigued with yoga for a long time. You always see these beautiful photos of people in a perfect pose with awesome scenery behind them. As I have always had very tight muscles, it looked so refreshing to bend your body however you like.
I tried starting yoga many times but always would get discouraged soon and quit. Maybe it was because I didn’t push myself hard enough or maybe I just gave up to easily but I think what frustrated me the most was all the really hard poses that these “beginner” books would throw at you right away. I don’t know about you but I don’t consider a shoulder stand beginner.
Recently my husband and I begin our journey to fitness through Beachbody’s P90x3 workout and it is amazing. We both love it so much already. My favorite part instantly was the yoga video. We get to do it once a week for 30 minutes and it is really hard but doable. Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t do all the Poses on the first day but they encourage you to do the best you can and keep trying.
It has been so worth it. I am now in love with yoga. I feel better than I felt in years. If you are interested in it, don’t be afraid to just start and do your best. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to have an amazing view for your daily workout. I have a long way to go so how about coming with me?
Below I’m sharing 5 super easy Poses that most anyone can do. I hope to keep sharing a few Poses a month so if you are interested follow along.
Childs pose can be done with your arms in front or by your side. If it is difficult or uncomfortable try supporting your head with a pillow. This is great for calming your mind, strengthens your back, neck, and shoulders, opens up hips, and helps your digestive system.
When you get into more advanced yoga, you can always go into child’s pose to correct your breathing or if you get tired or dizzy.
Below is the cat / cow pose. Start on your hands and knees. Inhale as you look up and push your belly button to the floor. Hold it for a few seconds then exhale as you drop your head and arch your spine into the air. Repeat.
I’m not sure this is technically yoga but it does help stretch out tight shoulders. Begin in childs pose, claspe your hands behind your back, now drive them up as far as you can without putting stress in the neck. Try to keep the hands together as much as you can.
Savasana, this has to be the best thing ever. It is the perfect way to end a good yoga workout. Just lay down and put your arms and feet out where they are comfortable. Close your eyes, relax, and breathe.
I think that’s all I have for today. Let me know if you tried it and liked it. Happy stretching.