Where is the best place to do yoga? Everywhere.
On a gorgeous, sunny day, cycling through the rolling fields of Belgium, we decided to take a break and absorb the beautiful space in Tadasana.
This is one pose anyone can safely try. In Tadasana you stand with your weight distributed evenly on both feet, aligning your whole body with calm mindfulness. As you do so, focus on grounding yourself and gaining awareness of your body.
Simply standing and breathing in this posture is a great way to warm up for your practice, or to gently build stamina before moving on to any other standing pose.⠀
Other great “yoga everywhere” poses…
Savasana (Corpse pose)
Taking time to relax and meditate in savasana is essential to calm the whole body. You can do savasana at the end of your practice, or any time of the day when you have a few minutes and need to ground yourself and focus. The more you are able to consciously release tension from your whole body the looser and happier you will be!
Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward-facing dog)
Downward-facing dog is a great whole body awakening and strengthening stretch. Press your hands to the floor, draw in your belly, and let your legs find a comfortable stretch. You may not be able to get your feet flat on the floor, which is fine. You can “walk the dog”, flexing alternate knees to loosen your calves and hamstrings.
Ardha Kurmasana (Half-tortoise pose)
This pose is a great way to fight stress, insomnia, and rebalance your body any time, any where. Raise your arms above your head with your biceps near your ears and your palms touching. Inhale. On your exhale, activate your core and slowly lower your torso to the floor by bending at the waist. Keep your spine straight and stretch your arms as far forward as possible. Rest your buttocks on your heels while your forehead and pinkie fingers rest on the floor. Keep your neck relaxed. Expand your rib cage with every breath to control deep, slow and even breathing.
What is your favourite “everywhere” yoga pose? Share in the comments!