One Leg Lift Yoga Pose

One Leg Lift Yoga Pose

With the One Leg Lift you have 2 options for this it is a knee lift or a leg lift. If lifting the leg it will remain straight and the foot flexed. Stand feet hip width apart arms out at should height. Lift the right leg – knee try to lift the leg up high enough to get a right angle at the hip and relax the foot- Leg as you breath in lift the straight leg with a flexed foot as high as you can. Do not lean back be careful  ofcramp in thigh.

Twisted Triangle Yoga Pose

Twisted Triangle Yoga Pose

The  Twisted Triangle a hard pose to hold and there is a lot going on just remember your head position the easiest way to hold your balance is look at the floor. I always find that if you are unable to get to the floor use your block as you then have something to push against to aid the twist. Take the right leg back so both feet are pointing forward and back heel is on the floor and square the hips. Both arms out to the side level with the shoulders palms facing to the ceiling. Bring the right arm to the front left arm back again be aware of your hips try to keep facing forward so the twist is coming from the upper body. As you breath out lower the right arm to the outside of the left leg and if unable to touch floor use your block. Push against block/floor to twist and open up the chest and the top arm palm facing the same way as chest again do not twist by dropping the hips.

Twisted Knee Lift Yoga Pose

Twisted Knee Lift Yoga Pose

For the Twisted Knee Lift;- Lift the right leg with the knee bent and aim to get a right angle at the hip joint.
The lower leg relax the foot.
Arms out to the sides shoulder height palms facing forward.
Twist from the mid back so that the right arm goes backwards and the left comes forwards.
You can hold onto the lifted knee if you like or place hand on outside of knee.
Once you have position to take it further as you breath out follow your head round as far to the back as possible this will test your balance.
If you struggle with you balance let the head stay in line with the chest.

 

Sun Warrior Yoga Pose

Sun Warrior Yoga Pose

Sun Warrior takes the right leg back wide the left foot facing forward and the back foot at 45 degrees.
Make sure you heel of front foot and instep of back foot are in line.
Bend through the front leg and keep back leg straight. Do not take knee forward of the ankle.
The back arm stays close to body and moves down the back leg and you bend backwards.
The back hip is pushed forward to enable the back bend.
Take the left arm straight up in the air and imagine your fingers moving up to touch the ceiling to lengthen through the side of the body. Look towards the back of the hand.
Crucifix Yoga Pose

Crucifix Yoga Pose

Crucifix requires you to lay on your back and place feet flat on the floor with knees and ankles together. Take the arms out to the sides at shoulder height and put palms flat on the floor, this helps give you a bit of stick. Roll the knees to the left hand side keeping the knees and ankles together go as far as you can aiming for them to touch the floor. Both shoulders should remain in contact with the floor and let the head roll to the right hand side taking the twist all the way through the neck. Use your breath in to bring you back to centre.