As promised, I will be starting a new series of YOGA BEGINNERS TIPS. Sharing with you what I am learning in my YTT and making all poses accessible and as clear as I can for all the beginners out there. 🐣
The yoga world tends to be split between acrobatic, yoga-pants pictures and real-life, rushed poses that we take after a hard day at work in a yoga class near our house or at home in front of our sofa.
What the teacher training is reinforcing for me is that it is not about doing the hardest most aesthetic poses but about getting the most benefit from the basic practice, it is about learning to do the poses correctly in oder to feel the results in your body and health.
Therefore, the point of this series will be to give you the right alignment, beginner modifications and real concrete benefits that you should be getting out of each picture. So without writing any longer here is the first tip. ⬇️🌸🌸🌸⬇️
Today's tip is the fierce looking asana called WARRIOR 2
1️⃣Legs should be straight and very firmly planted into the floor. You should feel the exterior side of your back foot firmly routing into the ground (not putting all the weight on the interior of the front foot or the back foot).
2️⃣ Probably the most important tip where many times we do not pay attention: your front knee should be either exactly over your ankle or slight behind- never in front of your ankle!! (you want to avoid hurting your joints)
3️⃣ Arms should be totally engaged and stretched from the shoulders to the fingertips.
But your shoulders should be loose and not tight.
4️⃣Core should be totally engaged and oriented towards your back leg side but your gaze should remain at all points looking towards your front arm, looking at your fingertips.
BENEFITS 🌸🙏🌸 If done right this pose strengthens the legs and ankles; stretches the groins, chest, lungs and shoulders, relieves backaches and helps with sciatica.
When you get out of this pose done right you should feel actually energised ☀️☀️☀️