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Yoga Poses

Here you will find 5 different yoga poses. Why not try one each day along with your family members.

Which one is your favourite? Which one is the trickiest for you? 

Remember, we would love to see photos of you practising! So please post them on your EExat page. 

Namaste.

Tree pose

Tree pose 1

Before getting into this pose, find an unmoving spot on the floor or something directly in front of you to stare at to help you balance. Begin in a standing pose ( mountain pose), from here, lift your arms and reach out to either side, like the branches of a tree, to help you balance. Lift one foot, turning  your knee out to the side, and place your foot either below the knee of the standing leg or above it. Breathing slowly in and out, bringing you arms up over your head and imagine yourself growing like a tree. Slowly lower your hands to your chest, place your foot down and repeat on the other side.

Half Moon pose.

Half Moon pose. 1

Start in the mountain pose (standing pose). Bend forward and place your right hand on the ground about a hands length away from and slightly to the outside of your right foot. Lift your left leg behind you. Once you feel balanced, lift your left arm reach for the sky. Breathe deeply. Look straight ahead or up at your hand. Open your body, imagining you are leaning back against a wall and expanding your chest. Put everything back on the ground and repeat on the other side.

Downward dog

Downward dog 1

Start on your hands and knees, with your toes curled under. Breathe in and as you breathe out, lift your hips in the air, straightening your legs and and pressing your heels towards the floor. Push your palms into the floor, with your finger tips facing forward. Look between your knees. Wag your tail, bark, lift one leg or the other. Be playful!

Basket pose

Basket pose 1

Start flat on your belly, with your hands alongside your body, palms facing up.bend your knees and reach each arm back, taking hold of the outside of each ankle. Breathe in and reach heels towards the sky, lifting your heart and your thighs off the floor. Breathe in and out while holding the pose and look straight ahead. You may find yourself rocking back and forth as you breathe. What's in your basket? Wh.en you are ready, release your body gently to the floor

Child's pose

Child's pose 1

Start by kneeling on the floor, with the tops of your feet resting on the ground, big toes touching. Sit back on your heels, either keeping your knees together or separating them the width of your hip. Bring your head down gently to the floor infront of you. Your hands can stay by your side or you can reach them out in front of you. Breathe in and out and hold the pose as long as it feels comfortable. Use this pose as a chance to relax and rest.

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