Yoga Poses – 18.5.2020

Hello St Georges,

Today we are continuing to introduce you to different Yoga Poses.  We hope you enjoy trying these out.

Flag (Benefits: Balance, Strength and Stretch)

Flag or side plank, is a challenging pose that also requires significant arm strengthen.  Try practicing Flag Pose up against the wall for support.

What to do:

  • Begin in down dog.
  • Turn onto the outside edge of your right foot.
  • Begin to shift your weight  to your right hand as your turn your body to the left.
  • Stack your legs on top of each other or keep your feet on the floor, one directly in front of the other.
  • Raise your left arms up to the sky.  Balance and breathe here for three breaths or more.
  • Take a breath and shake out your arms before switching to try Flag Pose on the other side.

Easy Pose (Benefits – Calm, Restore, Strengthen and Stretch)

Easy Pose strengthens the back and the spine while also encouraging good posture.  If your child finds it difficult  to sit up  tall due to tight hips and/or poor core strength, or complains of her lower back hurting, place a folded blanket or yoga mat under her hips so that her sitting bones are on the blanket and her legs are folded in front of her on the floor.

What to do:

  • Sit with your legs crossed comfortably, hands resting on your knees or in your lap.  Sit up tall, lifting the top of your head towards the ceiling.
  • Take a deep breath and lift your shoulder up to your ears.  Exhale out, saying “Ahhh!” and roll your shoulders back and down.  Repeat two or three times.
  • Close your eyes and breathe slowly and deeply, if you lie, you can bring your hands together in front of your heart, thumbs gently pressing into your chest.

Enjoy.  Stay well and safe. xxx

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