Locust

Tag 1: Chaturanga

  • chaturangaStart in plank pose. Reach back through heels, engage navel to spine, and soften through elbows, reaching them straight back until forearms graze the sides of ribcage.
  • Find your long spine, and keep a slight chin tuck. Breathe here for 5 to 10 deep breaths.

 

 

 


Tag 2: Supported Fish

  • yoga-posture-img_3879Start by being seated with knees bent and feet on the ground, hip-width apart.
  • Place one yoga block behind you where you think your shoulder blades will rest when you lie back and place the other where you think your head will rest comfortably.
  • Gently release back onto the shoulder block so that shoulder blades are just above the block (the block will be at middle back just grazing the bottom of shoulder blades).
  • Release head to the second block so that it is comfortable for neck, adjusting the block height as needed.
  • Allow arms to relax on either side of you, lengthen your legs, and breathe here for 5 to 10 deep breaths.

Tag 3: Locust

  • locustStart by lying facedown on mat, big toes together.
  • Clasp hands behind sacrum. Use a big inhale to lift chest and feet off the ground.
  • Breathe here for 5 to 10 deep breaths.

 

 

 


Tag 4: Sphinx Pose

  • sphinx-poseStart by lying on your stomach with big toes together and arms on either side of body.
  • Place elbows underneath shoulders, forearms parallel to one another.
  • Pull chest forward between arms as you press shoulders down and together on back.
  • Lightly press pelvis into the ground. Breathe here for 5 to 10 deep breaths.

 


Tag 5: Bow Pose

  • bow-poseStart by lying facedown. Bend knees and grab ankles with hands.
  • Press feet away from head, ankles into hands, keeping knees hip-width apart, and lift chest off the ground.
  • Stay here for 5 to 10 deep breaths.

 

 

 


Tag 6: L-Handstand with Wall Support

  • l-handstand-with-wall-supportMeasure a leg’s distance away from the wall to determine where to put hands on the ground.
  • Face away from the wall on all fours. Place hands shoulder-width apart on the ground where you measured your leg distance.
  • Walk feet up the wall until body forms an “L” position, letting head fall toward the ground.
  • Try to line up shoulders and wrists as best as you can; hips will move beyond them. Stay here for 5 to 10 deep breaths.