Yoga can make you happy and healthy!
Here’s a quick and simple yoga sequence you can hopefully fit in however busy your day. If you only have a few minutes just do one sun salutation and add on a few of the other poses if you have time!
Warm your body up with sun salutations!
Stretch out your legs and body with a lunge – remember to do it on both sides! Keep your back straight and hands down on your front knee if it’s uncomfortable to reach up.
Stretch your sides from top to bottom! Repeat on both sides and bring your feet slightly closer together if it’s difficult with them wide apart.
Twist away tension! While doing this twist, on each inhale extend your spine upwards, on each exhale try to gently deepen the twist. If it feels better, hold your bent knee with your hand rather than levering with the elbow. Do on both sides.
Wake up and open the front of your body with a back bend! If you can’t reach your feet, you can try using a strap or just lift and reach back your hands and feet off the floor – remember to keep breathing while holding the pose.
Stretch your back out and relax in a seated forward bend, you can use a strap or bend your knees if needed.
Open your hips and stretch your lower back. If you can’t reach around your leg, try using a strap or rest your arms on the floor and just use your legs. Breath into any tight places!
Relax and restore – try to take 5-10mins for this if you can!