The other day I was browsing through Instagram post and stumbled upon a few Yoga Pros page and noticed that they were hosting a February Yoga Challenge. The #LetsGetFlexyIn2015 is in collaboration with @kinoyoga and @beachyogagirl Hosted By: @aloyoga. The challenge consists of practicing and posting the delegated pose of the day. The challenge is happening at the right time because its been a while since I have actually done Yoga and what better way to start of the new year than with Yoga. The challenge was well on its way so I had to play catch up in two days in efforts to stay on point with my fellow yoga friends. Here is the challenge post:
Day 1: #Parsvakonasana strengthens and stretches the legs, knees, and ankles. Stretches the groins, spine, waist, chest and lungs, and shoulders. Stimulates abdominal organs.
Day 2: #Mandukasana also known as the #FrogStretch. The Frog Pose is an intense hip opener with many benefits stretches the inner thighs, groins, and hips. Opens the chest and shoulders, relieves stress, anxiety, and mild depression. It’s also perfectly therapeutic for menstrual cramps
Day 3:Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana (#Compasspose) This is a seated pose that is an intense hamstring stretch and shoulder opener.
Day 4: Svarga Dvidasana (#BirdofParadise) This is a standing pose that requires balancing. This pose strengthens the legs, improves balance, opens the groins and hamstrings.
Day 5: Krounchasana (#HeronPose) This is a seated pose that stretches the hamstring and calf muscles.
Day 6: #PrasaritaPadottanasana When you do Prasarita Padottanasana mind fully, it stretches your hamstrings, calves, and hips; strengthens your feet, ankles, and legs; and builds awareness of how to protect your lower back. This pose is also a mild inversion, as it lowers your head and heart below your hips. The combination of the …inverted shape and the forward fold tends to bring a wonderful feeling of calmness. Finally, this pose will build strength in your shoulders and upper back, and it will give length and ease to your neck muscles.
Day 7: #UpwardFacingDog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) This is a back bend pose. This pose strengthens the arms, wrists and abdomen. Increases the flexibility of the spine.
Day 8: #LetsGetFlexyIn2015 (Eka Pada Sirasana) This is a leg behind your head pose. This pose increases the blood flow especially in your back and improves your hemoglobin levels
As you can see I have truly been out of the swing of things but I must admit that I am truly loving this new journey. I feel like I have awaken a new door inside of myself. My journey to eat healthy and stay fit has begun. The challenge will continue throughout February and there is still time for you to join in on the fun. I will continue to post my weekly update on my blog on Sunday. I hope that you will join me! Are you up for the #LetsGetFlexyIn2015 Challenge?