Duo Yoga Poses
Duo yoga poses are a great way to deepen your practice and to explore new connections between poses. By practicing duo yoga poses, you can improve your balance, coordination and strength. In addition, duo yoga poses can help you to develop a better understanding of how each pose works and how they can be connected.
Below are a few of our favorite duo yoga poses.
Puppy Dog and Cow
The puppy dog and cow pose are a great way to start your yoga practice. The poses help to open up the chest and the spine. They also help to improve flexibility and balance.
To do the puppy dog pose, start on your hands and knees with your hands directly below your shoulders and your knees directly below your hips. Inhale and tuck your chin, and as you exhale, round your back and tuck your tailbone. Hold for five breaths.
To do the cow pose, start in the same position as the puppy dog pose. Inhale and lift your head and tailbone, and as you exhale, drop your belly to the floor. Hold for five breaths.
Warrior I and II
The warrior I and II pose are a great way to build strength and flexibility. They also help to improve balance and coordination.
To do the warrior I pose, start in a standing position with your feet hip-width apart. Turn your left foot out 90 degrees and your right foot in 45 degrees. Bend your left knee so that your thigh is parallel to the floor and your right leg is straight. Reach your arms out to the sides and hold for five breaths.
To do the warrior II pose, start in the same position as the warrior I pose. Reach your arms out to the side and bend your right knee so that your thigh is parallel to the floor and your left leg is straight. Hold for five breaths.
King Pigeon and Eagle
The king pigeon and eagle pose are a great way to stretch the hips and the upper body. They also help to improve balance and coordination.
To do the king pigeon pose, start in a kneeling position. Bring your left ankle to your right wrist and your right ankle to your left wrist. Keep your back straight and your head up. Hold for five breaths.
To do the eagle pose, start in a standing position with your feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and cross your left thigh over your right thigh. Reach your left arm behind your back and clasp your right arm around your left bicep. Hold for five breaths.
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Inversion Yoga Poses
Inversion yoga poses are a fantastic way to improve your overall health and wellbeing. By inverting your body, you are opening up your spinal column and improving your circulation. This can help to improve your overall energy levels, as well as help to relieve tension and stress.
There are a variety of inversion yoga poses to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for you. The following are a few of our favourites:
1. The Headstand
The headstand is a great way to start your inversion journey. It is a relatively easy pose to master, and provides a host of health benefits. The headstand helps to improve your circulation, relieve stress and tension, and improve your concentration.
To perform the headstand, begin by standing with your feet together. Place your hands on the floor, and then slowly lift your feet off the ground. Bring your head between your legs, and then slowly raise your legs above your head. Hold the pose for a few seconds, and then slowly lower your legs back to the ground.
2. The Handstand
The handstand is a more advanced inversion pose, but it is well worth the effort. The handstand helps to improve your overall balance and strength, and can also help to relieve stress and tension.
To perform the handstand, begin by standing with your feet together. Place your hands on the floor, and then slowly lift your feet off the ground. Bring your head between your legs, and then slowly raise your legs above your head. Hold the pose for a few seconds, and then slowly lower your legs back to the ground.
3. The Bridge
The bridge is a great way to stretch your spine and improve your circulation. It is also a great way to relieve stress and tension.
To perform the bridge, begin by lying down on your back with your feet flat on the ground. Place your hands on the ground by your sides, and then slowly lift your torso and upper legs into the air. Hold the pose for a few seconds, and then slowly lower your torso and legs back to the ground.
Yoga Pose Mountain
The Yoga Pose Mountain or Tadasana is a simple standing pose that is often used as the foundation for other standing poses. It is a great pose to practice balance and focus.
To perform the Yoga Pose Mountain, stand with your feet together and your hands at your sides. Shift your weight to your heels and lift your toes off the ground. Engage your quadriceps and glutes to lift your hips up and back. Keep your spine straight and your head aligned with your spine. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
The Yoga Pose Mountain is a great pose to practice balance and focus. It is also a great way to improve your posture.
Heart Opener Yoga Poses
There are a variety of heart opener yoga poses to help open the chest and heart center. These poses include backbends, Camel pose, Fish pose, and Half Camel pose.
Backbends help to open the chest and heart center. They can also help to increase flexibility in the spine. The Camel pose is a backbend that opens the chest and stretches the abdominal muscles. The Fish pose is a backbend that opens the chest and stretches the neck and shoulders. The Half Camel pose is a variation of the Camel pose that is less intense.
Half Camel pose
Cow Cat Pose Yoga
is a wonderful pose to do to stretch out your back and neck. It is also a great pose to do to help you relax and get rid of any tension you may be feeling.
To do Cow Cat Pose Yoga, you will need to start in a tabletop position. Make sure your wrists are directly below your shoulders and your knees are directly below your hips. You can then slowly start to lower your head and chest towards the floor. You should feel a stretch in your back and neck. You can hold this pose for as long as you would like.
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