Video: Sun salutations
Kickstart your workday with yoga – sun salutations. A series of poses aimed to flow in unison with breath. Commonly used as a warm up to prepare the body. As it works with the entirety of the body it is great way to open the body after a night of rest and to greet the rising sun. Whilst combining strength and flexibility your combination of movement and breath will leave you feeling energised, conscious, open and ready to start your work day with clarity of thought.
Mountain pose, forward fold, half way lift, High lunge, downward facing dog, high to low plank, upward facing dog, downward facing dog, savasana.
Last Reviewed: 06/08/2018
Video: Downward dog
Well known for its overall body stretch and energising qualities, downward dog deeply stretches the lower body including the hamstrings, calves and ankles, meanwhile it strengthens the arms, shoulders and legs.
Video: Warrior 2 pose
Part of our Moving Mums series, aimed at getting your core strength back, warrior 2 is a highly accessible pose. Known to increase stamina, it also relieves back aches commonly seen throughout a pregnancy.
Video: Cat and Cow pose
Cat and cow pose encourages opening up of the chest, and softly stretches and stimulates the abdominal organs.
Video: Mountain pose (Tadasana)
Mountain pose is an active pose that helps to increase posture, balance and focus. An opportunity to stand tall on your mat at the beginning or during class. It is important to learn the alignment as it is the foundation for all standing and balancing poses.
Video: Reclined twist
A reclined twist is a yoga pose to cleanse the internal organs, release the lower back and calm a busy mind. Watch Eliza Heywood demonstrate.