Day 1 #bepresent🎁 challenge is Downward Facing Dog, Adho Mukha Svanasana. Down Dog is one of the primary poses practiced in yoga to strengthen the legs, shoulders, wrists, core and arms. It stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, legs, and back. This opening inversion relieves fatigue and anxiety, allows mental clarity and presence within. —
🎄How? Spread the fingers on the mat and push the floor away. Lift the outer arms up and back broadening the upper back, spin the forearms slightly in. Lift the hips up and back, navel draws up and in to the spine. Press the floor away with the feet, press the thigh bones back and inner thighs roll in towards each other. Lengthen the spine as you inhale and exhale contracting the abdominals dropping the chest closer to the thighs. Neck and jaw remain relaxed.
🎁 Get Present: Ground in the now. Carve out a few minutes today to just focus on your breath. Focus on the sounds in your environment. Focus on the sensations in your body. Focus on something in nature. Slow down to give full attention and breathe, get curious.
Now it’s your turn! Play along with us for the Twelve Days of Presence! —
Rules of the game to win daily:
1️⃣MUST Follow both @tulivesiyoga and @birdonaperch
2️⃣MUST Like this photo
3️⃣ Practice playing with the pose and post your variation or something that gets you present. *Posts are due by 8pm the following day.
4️⃣ Tag both @tulivesiyoga @birdonaperch and use #bepresent🎁 (use present emoji)
5️⃣ Attend a class at either studio that day and comment under this pic how you are practicing Presence today.
6️⃣ Check @birdonaperch for the pilates variation of this pose and announcement tomorrow evening at 9pm for the winner of the day and next day pose!
Ready....GO! #bettertogether #twelvedaysofpresence