Reclined Pigeon Pose (Supta Kapotasana)

How to perform Reclined Pigeon Pose (Supta Kapotasana) #yoga #yogatips #thefitjoy

EFFECT: Stretches hips, calms. PROPS: None GAZE: Up toward the ceiling or eyes closed PRECEDING POSES: Bound Angle, Seated Wide Leg Forward Fold COUNTERPOSES: Knees into Chest, Reclining Hand-to-Toe pose PRECAUTIONS: If your hips are extremely tight, you can leave your bottom foot on the ground and keep your arms relaxed along side you. STEPS: … Read moreReclined Pigeon Pose (Supta Kapotasana)

Seated Wide Leg Forward Fold Pose (Upavistha Konasana)

How to perform Seated Wide Leg Forward Fold Pose (Upavistha Konasana) #yoga #yogatips #thefitjoy

EFFECT: Stretches hamstrings and inner thighs, calms. PROPS: Blanket, bolster. GAZE: Forward PRECEDING POSES: Seated Forward Fold, Wide Leg Forward Fold COUNTERPOSES: Bound Angle pose PRECAUTIONS: If it is difficult to sit up straight, place a blanket under your hips. Do not fold forward if this causes your back to round. STEPS: 1. Start in Seated … Read moreSeated Wide Leg Forward Fold Pose (Upavistha Konasana)

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

How to perform Half Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana) #yoga #yogatips #thefitjoy

EFFECT: Stretches spine, promotes healthy digestion. PROPS: Block GAZE: Over your back shoulder PRECEDING POSES: Seated Twists, Revolved Chair COUNTERPOSES: Seated Forward Fold PRECAUTIONS: When you bend the second leg underneath you, if you cannot keep both sit bones on the ground, then unbend the leg and do this pose with the bottom leg straight. … Read moreHalf Lord of the Fishes Pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

Seated Forward Fold Pose (Paschimottanasana)

How to perform Seated Forward Fold Pose (Paschimottanasana)

EFFECT: Stretches hamstrings, alms. PROPS: Block and blanket GAZE: Toes PRECEDING POSES: Standing Forward Fold, Seated Staff pose COUNTERPOSES: Savasana PRECAUTIONS: If your hamstrings are tight, try sitting on a blanket. STEPS: 1. Start in Seated Staff pose. Inhale and reach your arms up alongside your ears. 2. On an exhale, start to reach forward. … Read moreSeated Forward Fold Pose (Paschimottanasana)

Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)

How to perform Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana) #yoga #yogaposes #thefitjoy

EFFECT: Releases lower back, stretches hips, relaxes. PROPS: None GAZE: Up toward the ceiling PRECEDING POSES: Bridge COUNTERPOSES: Knees into Chest, Savasana PRECAUTIONS: If it is difficult to get your hands onto your feet, try grabbing your shins or calves instead. STEPS: 1. Lie on your back. Hug both knees into your chest. 2. Place … Read moreHappy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana)

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

How to perform Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) #yoga #yogapose #thefitjoy

EFFECT: Opens the chest and lumbar spine, invigorates. PROPS: Block GAZE: Up toward the ceiling PRECEDING POSES: Cobra, Sphinx COUNTERPOSES: Happy Baby, Knees into Chest PRECAUTIONS: If you have lower back issues, try turning this into a restorative pose. To do so, place a block on its low or medium height underneath your sacrum, the boniest … Read moreBridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

Wide Leg Forward Fold Pose (Prasarita Padottanasana)

EFFECT: Stretches inner thighs and hamstrings, calming. PROPS: One or two blocks. GAZE: Center of your mat or tip of your nose PRECEDING POSES: Standing Forward Fold COUNTERPOSES: Mountain pose, Camel, Bridge PRECAUTIONS: If you have back issues, when coming out of the pose, bend your knees to rise back up. STEPS: 1. Stand wide on … Read moreWide Leg Forward Fold Pose (Prasarita Padottanasana)