Happy Monday, sweaties! Hope everyone had a great weekend and is excited to be jumping for joy and yoga-ing it up today!
We’re in week three of the #poseoftheday challenge (um, how is it already the third week of January?!)! Y’all have been a #sweatpink #stopdropandyoga force, busting a move in the snow, on a run in China, with the kiddos before bed, at work, with friends, in jeans… It’s truly inspiring to see all of the different variations you’re choosing and the fun you’re having with your shots!
Anybody and everybody can join in on the #poseoftheday fun at any time! Check the challenge page for more details and follow Fit Approach on Instagram to see the surprise pose of the day! Use the following hashtags to be eligible to win some awesome prizes from our Sweat Pink yogi community: #sweatpink #poseoftheday #stopdropandyoga #yogaeverydamnday #flexandflow @FitApproach. (Spoiler: The week’s poses are listed below for you planners out there…)
Today, January 18: PYRAMID / FLAMINGO
These are intense hamstring stretches! Please warm up, take it easy, know your body and it’s limits, and don’t overstretch. For pyramid pose, start standing upright at the front of your mat. Step your left foot back about 3 feet or so (2/3 of the way to the back of the mat) and turn your foot out at a 45 degree angle. Keep your hands on your hips to start to make sure your hips stay pointing forward. Keep your hips in line with one another and flat as you reach your heart forward and then down towards your shin. Hands can clasp opposite elbows behind your back for a shoulder opener or come to the floor or blocks to support you. Keep your right quad super engaged to protect your hamstring.
Humble flamingo! Start where we left off from in pyramid. Walk your hands back behind you as much as you can, lift the palms, and point your fingertips behind you. Get light on your left foot as you bring some weight into your hands. Your hands and right foot form almost a tripod so that you stay balanced as you bring your left knee to meet your right. Squeeze the thighs into one another and bring your left heel toward your left butt cheek. Try not to bring your right hip up over your knee; try to stay leaning back. The “humble” comes from leaning out over your right knee.
Tuesday, January 19: EAGLE / INVERSION WITH EAGLE LEGS
Wednesday, January 20: SIDE ANGLE / BIRD OF PARADISE
Thursday, January 21: CROW / ONE-LEGGED CROW
Friday, January 22: SPHINX / BOW
Saturday, January 23: HEADSTAND (classic) / HEADSTAND (arms out)
Sunday, January 24: TWISTED TRIANGLE / TWISTED HALF MOON
See you on Instagram, sweaty loves!