It’s very tempting to enter whole hibernation mode over Christmas – staying sofa-bound with a cup of tea and movie.
Whereas Christmas needs to be all about rest, staying energetic will maintain you feeling your greatest over the festive interval.
I caught up with our great yoga trainer right here at Pai HQ who has shared some sensible, mild yoga strikes to maintain you energetic and feeling nice over the vacations!
Light twists are sensible for this time of 12 months, as they assist enhance digestion, detox and de-stress.
Once you twist you’re compressing your digestive organs and decreasing the circulation. As you launch a twist there might be a rush of contemporary, oxygenated blood to your digestive organs – serving to to flush out toxins, detox and maintain issues shifting.
I’d advocate the next yoga circulate at any time of the day – however attempt to keep away from doing it immediately after consuming.
To heat up…
– Start with between 1-5 solar salutations just like the beneath. It’s also possible to add a little bit twist on the high of every lunge.
Any of the next strikes are nice for grounding, mild stretching and twisting. Be happy to combine them up and add in a pair extra solar salutations between the poses
When doing twists, all the time inhale to create area and exhale to deepen the twist. As you twist initially, you must all the time exhale.
– Parivritta Parsvokonasana (revolved prolonged aspect angle pose) on both aspect, and maintain for 5 breaths both aspect.
– Marichyasana C (sage pose), both the prolonged leg model or the bent knee model is nice. Remember to look far over your shoulder to deepen the twist.
– Thread the needle is a beautiful pose for opening up the again of the shoulder and delicate twisting the backbone. Maintain for 3 breaths both aspect.
– Supine twist is a superb launch for the again. You can also make it extra energetic by switching sides in time together with your respiratory (i.e. inhale centre, exhale twist, and so forth), or keep on both sides for so long as you want!