Yoga in the Summer Heat

Yoga in the Summer Heat

Yoga will continue through the summer. It does get HOT. But don't be afraid :). That warmth helps you get limber faster. 
 
Bring a nice cold or frozen water bottle. Even if you don't normally need to get water during yoga, you will during the summer. Do yourself a favor and keep some by your mat.
 
Drink extra water throughout the day and night (not just right before, during, and after working out). Bring a sweat towel if you don't want to slip all over your mat. Most importantly, come! 
 

6 Cooling Summer Yoga Poses:

We will be trying to include some of these in class to help us beat the heat:
 
Moon Salutations: These are a variation of your Sun Salutes that I'll be introducing starting Saturday. If you want to do regular Sun Salutations, try to walk forward rather than jump forward to maintain a calmer practice.
Supported Backbends: If any of you want to get a cheap yoga block to bring (they're at Target), these are great for supported poses of all kinds, including backbends, triangles, side angles. etc.
 
Legs up the wall: Remember to keep your tailbone against the wall and your legs straight up.
Supported Shoulder Stand: Place a blanket or folded towel under the shoulders, letting your neck hang off the edge.
 
Forward Folds: Seated and wide-legged folds stretch the hamstrings with less strain on you.
 
Floor Twists: You can do these seated, or lying on your back.
 
All of these poses send a calm message to the nervous system and help your body’s attempts to self-regulate.  These poses came from a yoga blog: http://blog.gaiam.com/yoga-for-all-seasons-summer/ 
Darien

 

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