Workout Wednesday #10 – Awakening Poses

Are you awake yet? Are you up? Has your day begun? Today is the first day of classes at my new school, UNCW, and I start teaching there tomorrow. But, it’s the first semester in a long while that I’m not teaching yoga. So, while I won’t be out of my element with what I will be teaching, I also don’t want to get out of the habit of doing/teaching yoga. The next few weeks (and possibly longer) I will focus Workout Wednesday videos on a series of yoga poses (asanas). This week we’ll begin with Awakening Poses to get you up and going for the day or energized at any time of day. The key is to remember to move one breath: one movement. Don’t know how to breathe in yoga? That’s okay, there’s a video for that too!

Before you get started you may want to check out these links to the poses on Yoga Journal to find out more about the poses, their benefits, and their risks:

Supine Spinal Twist * Bridge Pose * Seated Bent Reed * Seated Spiral * Cow/Cat * Spinal Balance

While I am a fitness professional with multiple degrees and certifications, this workout is unsolicited, un-sponsored, and not intended as advice for you to use to diagnose your own injuries, treat them, nor rehab anything; nor is it an exercise prescription that will meet your personal needs, likes, and abilities. Please check in with your healthcare professional if you’re having health problems and before starting any new exercise routine.

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