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2023-07-20 13:34:40

Yoga For Beginners at Home 30 Day Challenge (Day 8) 20 min stretch

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Hello , it's Leslie White master and welcome back to day eight .

I hope that you enjoyed your first week .

So we're going to start and child's pose , let your head rest on your hands or you can rest your head on the ground on the , on your mat or on a block .

And I do recommend yoga blocks and a strap if you have them , now bring your arms next to your sides and just start to take some longer breaths .

Remember , we always want to come back to our breath so as you're breathing here , just imagine how the breath is expanding in the body and then how the body contracts with the exhale and set an intention for your practice .

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If you wish we inhale and extend the arms forward and spread the fingers wide and come up onto the knees and then tuck your toes under and make your way into downward facing dog , then start to stretch out through the right leg and then the left .

So we bicycling the legs now , be sure to spread the fingers nice and wide , pressing down into the base of the fingers .

Now bend both knees stretch out the spine and then straighten the legs , any amount , the arms are shoulders distance apart , the feet are hip swift .

Now , remember always you can take a break any time inhale .

Come forward into plank pose .

Plank is the top of a push up .

Now , take the knees to the floor .

If you'd like , you can keep them off the floor and then lift back into down dog .

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So playing pose is a very strengthening posture , but it's difficult .

So you can have your knees down when you practice it .

And then let's take our knees down back into child's pose .

So I was mentioning that you may rest at any time .

And child's pose is a nice pose to take a rest .

Come up onto the knees again , tuck your toes , lift up and back for downward dog , we'll straighten the legs if you can .

But if you need a bend in the knees , that's fine .

We'd rather see length in the spine .

Then inhaling forward into plank , lift the backs of the knees up , lengthen the tail bone toward the heels , pull in through the belly .

Feel free to take the knees down .

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A he'll lift back again , downward dog and then come back down to the knees and take another child's pose .

So we're adding our plank pose today and playing pose is a wonderful strengthening pose for all the core muscles back up onto the knees .

And then this time shift forward and lower all the way down to the belly .

Inhale cobra .

Hands are by low ribs , press all the toenails into the floor , keep the belly pulled in and then exhale , press back to the knees , tuck the toes , lift the hips back into downward dog arms or shoulders , distance feet , our hips with arms and ears are in line and then back to the knees , child's pose .

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So , moving through these postures , it's a nice way just to warm up our bodies back up onto the knees , shift forward about an inch lower all the way down to the belly .

And then in hell , coming up into a cobra heart forward , widening the collarbones , exhale , press up onto the knees , tuck the toes downward .

Dog get stretching back here again and pull up on the kneecaps , firm the leg muscles .

If your legs are straight , then look forward and bend the knees , step your feet forward , take an inhale , come halfway up and length them .

Exhale full forward .

Any amount bending knees as needed .

Inhale , press for the feet , rise up on the inhale .

I got to the front of the mat .

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Finding ta da in a post , big toes together or feed hips with lift the chest , draw the shoulder blades away from the ears .

Tailbone is lengthening toward heels and keep the belly pulled in , inhale , sweep the arms out around and up .

And so watch that you're not overarching the back or sticking the ribs out and be sure to bring the arms in front of you or arms wider .

If you have tight shoulders , exhale , fold forward .

If you have a block , you can put your hands on the block .

Inhale .

Come halfway up .

Exhale , bend the knees , plant the palms and come into plank or holding plank here .

Knees can be up or down , lower slowly to the belly on the inhale .

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Coming up up , dog , lower , high , high up dog , if it's ok in your back exhale , stretch into down dog arms and ears are in line .

Find a spot to focus on between the ankles or the knees and that'll help to keep the focus .

Bend the knees , look up , step your feet forward on your inhale .

Come halfway up , have pulled forward any amount .

Then he'll press with the feet , reach all the way up and exhale the hands to heart .

And again in , he'll sweep the arms up a he'll hinge from the hips to full hips , go back as you come forward and he'll come halfway up , exhale back into plank and then lower all the way down to the belly .

Knees can be up or down again .

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Cobra on the inhale or upward dog thighs and knees are off the floor .

If you're an upward dog and then eggs tail tuck the toes , make your way back into down dog breathing .

Here .

We had a little doggie come and visit .

Look forward , either step or hop your feet up as you inhale , lengthen on the exhale foot forward , press down through the feet and rise up , inhaling an act here to the of steady balance .

So turn to the long side of your mat , step your feet out nice and wide .

Turn your right leg all the way out .

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The back toes in a little line up the front heel and the back arch , you can inhale the arm's reach , aha , bend the right knee over the ankle , Keep the back arm as high as the front arm and the knee pointed straight over the middle toes , lifting through the lower belly as you breathe .

Then inhale , straighten the right leg , take your arms up and now ax , he'll bend the knee , take your arms back out to the to A T shape , press the back thigh back , lifting up through the back inner thigh .

Then he'll straighten the leg .

Arms reach exhale back into Warrior two .

The front heel is pressing down and press for the outer edge of the back .

Foot .

Inhale again straight and the leg arms reach exhale , bend the knee into Warrior two .

Now , this time , lean forward over that leg , I'm sorry , we're not gonna lean forward , we're gonna lean the other like reverse your warrior .

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So the left hand comes down , they keep reversing straight in the right leg and come up on your inhale , shift your hips back , lean as far forward as you can bring your right hand down left arm up the right hand anywhere it lands , could be the floor .

A block , could be your leg anywhere at all .

And this is triangle posts and he'll reach your left arm forward in line with your ear and exhale .

Take it behind your back .

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So either gonna keep it at the low back or some of you might be able to reach around , hook it onto the right thigh either way , roll the top shoulder back and then looking down , inhale to come up , we'll take the feet to parallel and now turn the left leg all the way out and the back toes in slightly lined up again , heel to arch ax Hale down and bending the front knee for warrior too and dropping through the front hip and lifting the back in your thighs .

Instead of leaning forward .

We want to make sure our shoulders stay right above our hips , leaning forward .

I see sometimes it's a common , common thing that happens .

So inhale straight in the leg , arms reach exhale , bend to worry or two knee of her ankle .

Very important .

Inhale , reach up , straightening the leg ax .

He'll bend the knee maybe sink in a little more , but keep the knee right over the ankle , not going past it .

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You inhale against to arch up straight in the leg and exhale to bend the knee .

Hold here and drop in the right arm to reverse , bend into the left knee .

Now keep reversing straight and that left leg is a bigger stretch on the side , inhale to come up .

Setting for triangle pose , shift your hips back , lean as far forward as you can take the left hand down from the right arm up .

That left hand can come anywhere .

It feels comfortable .

The shin , the foot on the pinky toe side , the foot on the floor or a block , bring your bottom ribs forward and spin the top rips back , exhale the right arm in line with the right ear and now sweep it down and bring it behind you to the low back .

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Or you might be able to reach around and hook it onto the left thigh either way , roll the top shoulder back , keep pressing weight into the base of the big toe of your left foot and then look down to come up on the inhale and spring the feet to parallel either heel toe or hop your feet together and then make your way back to the front of your map and he'll circle the arms out around and up .

Exhale , fold forward , hinging from the hips .

Inhale , look up halfway , exhale , step back , playing pose the knees up or down .

We're gonna lower it again all the way to the belly .

Inhale , co propose low or high and then exhale to the knees and tuck the toes back into downward dog .

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So again , if you'd like a rest , you can always take the knees down , rest otherwise lift the right leg up on your inhale ax , he'll step it between the hands if it doesn't make it , pick it up and put it forward .

So lift it high , sewing it forward and take the left knee down and pull the right hip back for low lunge , pad up the left knee if it needs any padding and then inhale , reach up through the arms , tailbones , lengthening down the hip points , lift up , spin the triceps forward as you exhale , bend the Elvis open the chest and then in , he'll sweep the arms around .

Reach up , exhale palms , face forward , bend the Elvis like you're moving through water in , he'll sweep the arms up , face the pumps forward .

Exhale , open up the chest and now take the hands down and step back into plank lower all the way to the belly .

Knees can be up or down .

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Inhale cobra or upward dog and then exhale back into down dog .

Left leg up on the in half from the inner thigh lifts .

So step it forward between the hands .

If it doesn't make it , there , just use your left hand to pick it up and put it by the left , by the left hand of the front of the map .

Take the right knee to the floor , make sure the left knee is over the ankle and then reach up , pull the left hip back as you sink forward , lift the ribs , draw them in .

So what we don't want to see is we don't want the knee to go past the ankle .

So be sure that your knee is above the ankle , then point that knee straight ahead over the middle toes .

Now , aha .

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We're gonna scrape the elbows on a back wall in , he'll reach up , aha p his face , front , opening the chest , bending the elbows , inhale again , reach exhale , open up through the chest and then hands down will step back into downward facing dog .

If you'd love to take a go to plank and lower through chatter up dog on the inhale , down dog on the exhale , feel free to add it .

And now we'll come through and sit all the way down and onto our backs .

If you have a strap , get it handy and you can always use a belt or a tie or a towel .

If you have a block , also get that hip handy .

And we're gonna put the block between the inner thighs and give it a nice , nice , gentle squeeze .

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And then inhale to come into bridge post , roll the shoulders under point the fingertips up like I have my elbows bent or you can keep the arms straight by your sides or interlace the fingers , keep the chin away from the chest and then exhale , lower it back down and rest a moment .

If you have that block , just keep it between the thighs , make sure that your heels are staying underneath your knees .

Now , grab the sides of your mat , come on up again and with your hands , grabbing the sides of your mat , imagine you can pull the mat into right down the middle in half .

So we're trying to pull the arms out and that'll widen the chest and then come on down , then release the block , hugging your knees into your chest .

Gently rock yourself side to side .

Make little circles on your lower back .

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Give it a massage , then keep your right knee hugging in and extend your left leg out .

A he'll take the right knee over to the left side for a twist .

Look over your right shoulder unless it bothers your neck .

In that case , just look straight up , come back to center , draw the left knee and extend the right leg out .

And now I'll take the left leg across for the twist .

Look over the left shoulder again .

Unless it bothers your neck can take some long breaths here on your twist and then back to center , hug the knees in and now we'll straighten out the legs making our way into Shana .

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Take a few moments to get comfortable , feed hips with their wider , let the toes turn out arms away from the body palms facing up and now just come into natural breathing and let everything completely relax .

I'm not resting .

I have our quote for today from a book called Seven .

How many days of the week can be extraordinary ?

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We make time for work and other obligations and that's important .

But we forget sometimes that life is not just an obligation .

It is an adventure .

Start to make some movements to reawaken your body , move your hands and your feet stretch through your arms and your legs and then bend the knees , roll yourself off to your right side .

And then with the left hand , slowly press yourself up and seated position , cross at the shins , bring the hands together , palms touching and the hands to the forehead .

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To remind us to have clear and loving thoughts , our hands to the heart , to remind us to have clear and loving intentions , our hands to the mouth , to remind us to have clear and loving communications , sending out wonderful energy to all beings everywhere .

No , must stay .

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