Props are such an exquisite strategy to combine up your yoga apply. If you’re feeling stale in your apply, including a set of blocks to your sequence is a good way to get out of your consolation zone.
These variations are a good way to get curious concerning the poses and your apply.
1. Desk Prime – Arrange as you usually would on arms (beneath shoulders) and knees (beneath hips) however place a set of blocks beneath the arms. Transfer via cat cow – inhaling to drop the stomach, raise the gaze and curl the tailbone up. Exhale to spherical and contract the backbone. Push into the fingers to take the burden out of the wrists. Wrap the fingers across the block in the best hand and raise it up so the bicep is alongside the best ear. Pushing into the left hand. Strengthening the best obliques. Set the hand down after which repeat on the opposite aspect.
2. Downward Canine – Slide the blocks forward a bit, then tuck the toes and raise the hips into downward canine. You could discover that the additional raise within the arms helps the heels press down. Lengthen the best leg as much as the sky, bend the knee and open up the hip.
3. Tree Plank – From the place you have been, straighten the leg after which deliver the best foot to relaxation on the left thigh. Such as you would in a tree pose. Shift ahead to plank. Then roll to the surface of the left foot. Push into the left hand and attain the best hand up.
4. Pyramid Variation – After a number of breaths, deliver the best hand down once more. Step the best foot to the highest of the mat. Spin onto the ball of the left foot, with left knee off the mat. Push into the best foot to straight the leg any quantity. Coming to a large variation of the pose. Alter the block top beneath the arms as wanted.
Repeat 2-4 on the opposite aspect.
5. Standing – Come to face on the high of your mat in mountain pose with the blocks within the arms. Place one block between the higher inside thighs within the thinnest manner. Place the opposite block between the palms within the widest kind. Lengthen the arms up overhead. Squeeze the blocks as you lean into aspect bend, urgent hips to proper and arms to left. And vice versa. Return to middle. Bend into the knee and sink the hips into chair pose. Decrease arms as you learn them over to the left in a twist, letting the gaze observe. Again via middle after which to the opposite aspect. Lastly, deliver the arms to the center.
6. Boat Sequence – Decrease from right here all the best way all the way down to a seat. Lifting the ft up. Place the block that’s within the arms in between the ft. Leaving the opposite between the thighs. Attain the arms up as you press the legs collectively to carry the blocks. After a pair breaths, prolong out as you decrease all the way down to a low boat. Hovering simply off the mat for a pair breaths. Then raise again up if you happen to can and take away the blocks.
7.Supported Fish – Set the blocks up behind you. One shall be lengthwise on the center top between the shoulder blades. The opposite horizontal to help the again of the top, additionally on the center top. Decrease down onto the blocks. Lengthen the legs out, or take a butterfly form with soles collectively and knees out. Possibly reaching the arms overhead or opening them out to the perimeters. Whereas holding right here for a second, scan the physique and take the time to note the consequences of the apply.
These 7 poses come from a 30 minute apply I shared on YouTube and the Yoga with Kassandra app.