Although we debated taking a class today at our favorite yoga studio, Harbor Yoga [they have a slow flow, non-heated class today we’ve been wanting to try] or joining the complimentary Sunday Funday class at lululemon athletica polaris, the day got away from us. Sometimes you just want to relax at home on a Sunday, you know?
So the mat was busted out and a 20 minute session was created on the fly.
Twenty minute at-home session
- Warmup of five flows [Mountain, forward fold, chaturanga, up dog, down dog, forward fold, holding each for 10 seconds]
- Three-five minutes of core work [full and half planks, side planks, boat]
- Five minutes of practicing some in-progress poses [crow, headstand]
- Five-ten minutes of practicing the yoga pose of the day [see below]
The #IndependenceArmy pose of the day is Pinchamayurasana, or Feathered Peacock Posture or Forearm Balance.
Love that Laura does yoga with her mini… our little guy is often photo-bombing during yoga sessions!
Here are some videos we used to practice;
Forearm balance with Kino – Kino suggest working on open scissors before bringing legs all the way up
Forearm balance by Briohny of Yoga Earth – a nice little warm up and another look at the pose
How to do yoga forearm stand by Bend Yoga – they show beginners how to use a wall
There are several methods of bringing your legs up, find what works for you
A fitness saying/quote for the day… very appropriately matches today’s yoga pose!
Follow our yoga challenge from the beginning HERE.
Hope your Sunday is what you want it to be. Namaste.