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Get your yoga flow on anywhere with these two poses from Elate Yoga. Half Moon is demonstrated by Meryl and Dancer’s Pose is demonstrated by Danielle. Dancer’s Pose is actually one of my favorites — it always makes me feel so powerful! The best part? You can do these exercises in the middle of your living room, at the park or during a lunch break. Grab your mat and get to work! (Read my Q&A with Elate Yoga’s owner, Jennifer Mahoney!)
Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)
1. Start with legs wide apart, left foot parallel to the back edge of your mat and the right toes pointing forward. Arms are in a “T” shape, send your gaze over your right finger tips.
2. Send your hips back as you reach your arms forward.
3. Place your right hand on the outside of your right foot, Inhale your left arm high. You are in Trikonasana (Triangle Pose).
4. Press your right hand and right heel firmly into the mat, straighten your right leg, simultaneously floating your left leg up, away from the mat. Try to move your right hip forward, and left hip back. Shining your heart open. Stay here for 45 seconds-1minute. Come out of the pose the same way you went in. Repeat on the opposite leg. As always, remember to breathe!
– Improves balance and digestion.
– Helps relieve stress.
– Strengthens the abdominals, buttocks, and legs.
– Stretches the shoulders and spine.
1. Start in Tadasana. Begin to lift your left foot up, away from the floor and back behind you, away from your body. Grab the inside of your left foot with your left hand. Feel grounded through your right foot. Lift up through your right side body, all the way to your right finger tips.
2. Begin to kick your left foot into your left hand starting to create a backbend.
3. As you continue to kick your left foot into your hand your torso will start to become parallel to your mat. Reach you arm forward and send your gaze past your finger tips. Stay in pose for 25-30 seconds. Remember to breathe! Then repeat on opposite foot.
– Improves balance.
– Stretches the shoulders, chest and thighs.
Learn more about Elate Yoga and all of the residential, corporate and private yoga services the company has to offer by visiting elateyoga.com, or following the company on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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