Ten Things Tuesday

Ten yoga moves that I do all the time:

1.  Forward Fold.  It’s a foundational pose in yoga; any class you go to, you’ll be asked to do a forward fold (probably a lot of them).

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2.  Downward dog.  Ditto; this pose is pretty ubiquitous in every variety of yoga.

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3.  Seated twist.  I usually do these with my knees stacked one on top of the other.  I get a good back AND hip/butt stretch that way.

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4.  Planks.  They’re not technically “yoga poses,” but the strength that they help to build is integral to being able to do a lot of other poses well.

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5.  Standing balances.  Usually, I’ll teach tree (especially if there are new, never done yoga before people in the class), but I like dancer and warrior 3, as well.

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6.  Triangle.  I love this pose.

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7.  Warriors.  You never realize how difficult it is to stand still until you try to hold a good warrior for a while.

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8.  Standing straddle.  I want to get much better at this pose than I am.

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9.  Crow.  I love that I have mastered this pose.  I’ve even gotten to the point where I can get from crow to headstand and back to crow; it makes me feel strong and balanced.

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10.  Corpse pose.  Even though I rarely do it (as the instructor, I have to keep track of the time, and if I go into corpse, I’m not sure I could do that), I love it when I do it in other people’s classes.

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