YOGA

Surprisingly, in an active city as in New York, I discovered a passion for yoga. There I practiced at a daily basis in Corepower Yoga where I also got a Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training Certificate and met international people.

I’ll be continuously adding more and more poses to this journal.

Balasana (child’s pose):

This is one my favorite yoga poses because it allows me to disconnect from the exterior world by combining inhale and exhale breaths.

The sequence is the following:

  1. Kneel on your mat
  2. Rest your forehead in the mat
  3. Close your eyes
  4. Stretch your arms forward and spread your fingers wide
  5. Send your hips back and down
  6. Relax your shoulders in your mat
  7. Inhale for five and exhale

Natarajasana (dancing pose):

The sequence is the following:

  1. Start in Tadasana (Mountain pose)
  2. Press firmly through your feet and keep your sight forward and well focussed  
  3. Exhale bend your right knee, bringing your right foot to the buttock, and hold the outside of your right foot with the right hand. Firm the left hip in and engage your left thigh and knee to make the standing leg strong. 
  4. Keep the torso upright, the chest open and lengthen your tailbone down.
  5. As you inhale, push the right foot back into the hand, raising the leg so the thigh bone ends up parallel to the floor and the lower leg in a right angle with the thigh bone and vertical with the floor.
  6. You can lift your left arm up in front of you, parallel to the floor or a little higher next to the ear. 
  7. Stay for 5-10 breaths. 
  8. To come out of the pose, release the leg as you exhale.
  9. Repeat on the other side. 

Halasana (plow pose):

The sequence is the following:

  1. Lying on your back, tuck your shoulder blades under.
  2. Lift your legs to 90º and pause. 
  3. Lift your butt and use your abs to bring your feet up and over your head until your toes touch the floor behind your head. Keep your legs straight.
  4. Place your fingers behind your back and straighten your arms.
  5. Roll your shoulders under one at a time.
  6. Stay for five deep breaths.
  7. You will go into Salamba Shargasana (Shoulderstand pose) from this pose.

Salamba Shargasana (Shoulderstand pose):

Mountain pose

This pose starts with an inhale and raising your arms high.

Pose name: Forward fold

This pose starts with an exhale and raising your arms high.

Pose name: Half way lift

This pose starts with an inhale and raising your arms high.

Pose name: Downward facing dog

This pose starts with an exhale and raising your arms high.

Pose name: Upward facing dog:

This pose starts with an inhale and raising your arms high.