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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Day 16 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 16/25 Goddess Pose/Temple Pose Why: Strengthens and tones legs Stretches hips, groins and chest Energising  

Day 15 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 15/25 Parsvakonasana/Side Angle Pose* Why: Relieves tension in upper back & shoulders Stretches hips, groins and hamstrings Stimulates abdominal organs *Don’t forget to do this on both sides!

Day 14 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 14/25 Virabhadrasana II/Warrior II* Why: Builds stamina and concentration Stretches hips, groins and shoulders Improves balance, is grounding *Don’t forget to do this on both sides!

Day 13 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 13/25 Trikonasana/Triangle Pose* Why: Stretches the sides of your body Massages abdominal and pelvic organs Strengthens and tones legs *Don’t forget to do this on both sides!

Day 12 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 12/25 Parsvottanasana/Intense Side Stretch (variation)* Why: Stretches hamstrings Relieves tension from neck and shoulders Calming *Don’t forget to do this on both sides!

Day 11 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 11/25 Humble Warrior (variation)* Why: Stretches and tones legs Stretches chest and shoulders Grounding and introspective *Don’t forget to do this on both sides!

Day 10 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 10/25 Anjaneyasana/High Lunge* Why: Stretches and tones legs Stabilising for pelvis, knees and ankles Grounding and energising *Don’t forget to do this on both sides!

Day 9 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 9/25 Low Lunge Twist* Why: Stretches and strengthens hamstrings, quadriceps and psoas Improves balance and concentration Stimulates digestion and elimination *Don’t forget to do this on both sides!

Day 8 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 8/25 Low Lunge* Why: Stretches hamstrings, quadriceps and hip flexors Releases tension in hips Can help relieve sciatica *Don’t forget to do this on both sides!

Day 7 of 25 Days of Yoga

(Better than an Advent Calendar) Day 7/25 Bhujangasana/Cobra Pose Why: Stimulates intra-abdominal organs Relieves stress and fatigue Strengthens spine