In our last blog, we talked about some things you can do to the normal yoga poses that you have learned to challenge yourself more. These are fun new ways to get your body into shape and be one with the Earth. We have so many of these ideas that we would like to continue to help you expand your yoga techniques.
Three Point Plank
We are all familiar with the standard plank. In this yoga pose, you will want to lower yourself down until you are about two to three inches off of the ground. Keep your elbows close to your body. Push up to a plank position and lift your right leg about 6 inches off of the ground and then repeat the push up. After holding for three breaths go back to the high plank. Repeat, switching legs.
While standing, bend and lift one leg up to your waist. Cross the lifted leg over the leg supporting your weight and squat down. Try your best to wrap your leg around so that your toes are around your standing calf. This should be done while extending your arms to the side. The second step is to cross your arms in front of you then bend them at the elbows. Wrap arms together until both hands touch. Lift elbows and contract abs while you crunch forward.
Revolved Reverse Warrior
While in a wide stance, point one foot to the side and one at an angle. Bend one knee and lunge forward. This should be the Warrior II pose. Arch your back and rest the same side aim on your back leg and raise your opposite arm. Return to Warrior II pose and switch your arm placement. Rotate your core and position your arms opposite of what was just done.
We have listed several new ways to practice your Vinyasa yoga routine. If you are interested in more, you can always check out this article. In the meantime, call Wilmington Yoga Center for more classes and workouts.