Yoga With Blocks
In today’s yoga session, we’ll focus on relaxing into our poses. With the use of yoga blocks, you’ll be able to hold your poses longer, allowing the muscles to expand and stretch more easily over time.
Hold each pose for as long as desired or your body allows.
- Start on your hands and knees. Slide your right leg forward so that your right knee is in line with your right wrist. Turn the leg out so the shin lays parallel to your torso and the right heel is in line with your back leg hip. Place a block under the buttocks of the bent leg.
- Push your hands into the floor as you roll the left hip forward and adjust into a comfortable position. Tuck the back toes. Keep pulling your back leg forward and your front hip back to square your hips even more. Place another block under the elbows.
- Breathe into the pose and adjust to your comfort level.
*Do not perform pigeon if you have knee issues.
- Start with a strong, stable foundation in the knees and feet. Keep the knee of the front leg in line with the ankle. Use the toes to grip the floor for balance.
- Reach the hands out in front, palms down. Rest the forehead on the mat. Place a block under the elbows, if needed.
Reclined Bound Angle
- Sit down on your mat. Position two blocks along your lower back (vertically) and under the head (horizontally) before doing the pose.
- Lie down on your back, with your legs extended in front of you and your arms at your sides. Spread the fingers wide with the palms face up toward the ceiling.
- Bend your knees and bring the bottoms of your feet together. Allow gravity to let the legs fall open.
- Adjust the legs to your comfort level. Use additional yoga blocks under the knees for added support.
- Relax your upper body and allow your body to become one with into the mat. Remain in the pose from one to five minutes, depending on your level of comfort.