Practicing at Home and Have No Yoga Props? No Problem.

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Practicing at Home and Have No Yoga Props? No Problem.

Practicing at Home and Have No Yoga Props? No Problem.
Try this empowering sequence that uses household items as props to soothe anxiety and balance your energy.
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Apr 1, 2020
Stress weighs heavily on the immune system. Fortunately, yoga helps boost mental and emotional health, and can balance your immune system, helping it function well. Poses like inversions and restorative or supported shapes help calm your nervous system and promote a general feeling of wellbeing. This Iyengar-inspired sequence, by Deidra Demens, a New York City-based Iyengar Yoga teacher, opens up the entire body, which is particularly helpful when we've been indoors all day. Your head is supported in each pose, allowing you to calm the mind and quiet the senses. 
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Downward Facing Dog Step by Step
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Downward-Facing Dog Pose, walk your feet forward toward your hands until your feet are under your hips. With your legs straight, press your thighs back. Spread your elbows to extend the sides of your body. Rest your head on a stack of books, pillows, or a chair.
See also  Uttanasana Variations
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Learn Prasarita Padottanasana 
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A Detailed Breakdown of Headstand
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Prepare for Meditation and Relaxation With Plow Pose
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Plow Pose, lift one leg straight up until it is perpendicular to the floor. Press the upper arm bones down and stretch both legs. Lower that leg down and take the other leg up. Repeat this a couple times.
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Supported Shoulderstand
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Easy Pose 
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Release Stress With Viparita Karani
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Supported Savasana Variations
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Adho Mukha Svanasana Variation (Downward Facing Dog Pose) with Head Support
From all fours, separate your feet hip width apart, and your hands shoulder width apart. Tuck your toes under and raise your hips to the ceiling as you press your thigh back toward the wall behind you. Straighten your arms and legs. Stack pillows or books under your head until you can rest your head and neck.


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