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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bonus Day of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 26/25 – BONUS DAY!!! Savasana/Corpse Pose Why: Because you’ve earned it! I’ll be honest, I can’t think of a reason not to do this. Regularly. DAILY. Exclusive of sleep.

Day 25 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 25/25 Vajrasana/Thunderbolt Pose Why: Stretches and strengthens leg and back muscles Relieves symptoms of sciatica Increases efficiency of the digestive system  

Day 24 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 24/25 Parivrtta Sukhasana/Revolved Easy Pose* Why: Brings spine back into alignment, improving posture Stimulates reproductive and digestion organs Relieves tension in the back, neck, and shoulders *Don’t forget to do this on both sides!  

Day 23 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 23/25 Viparita Karani/Legs up the Wall Pose Why: Restores tired legs and feet Relieves symptoms of mild depression and insomnia Gently stretches the hamstrings, legs and lower back  

Day 22 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 22/25 Supta Baddha Konasana/Reclined Bound Angle Pose Why: Stretches inner thighs, groin and knees Can help relieve stress, mild depression, PMS and menopause symptoms Stimulates reproductive organs  

Day 21 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 21/25 Setu Bandha Sarvangasana/Bridge Pose Why: Stretches the chest, neck and spine Can reduce anxiety, fatigue, backache, headache Calms the nervous system and helps with insomnia  

Day 20 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 20/25 Bidalasana-Marjariasana/Cat-Cow Pose Why: Releases stress and tension from neck and shoulders Stretches front and back of spine Aids digestion and elimination  

Day 19 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 19/25 Vasisthasana/Side Plank Pose (Variation)* Why: Builds arm and shoulder strength Improves balance and coordination Strengthens core and legs *Dont forget to do this one on both sides!

Day 18 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 18/25 Utthita Hasta Padangustasana/Standing Hand to Toe Pose (Variation)* Why: Improves balance Stretches hips,hamstrings and adducters Calming, improves focus *Don’t forget to do both sides!

Day 17 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 17/25 Vrksasana/Tree Pose* Why: Develops balance Calms and relaxes your mind and nervous system Strengthens and tones entire standing leg, from feet to buttocks *Don’t forget to do this on both sides!