Have you ever tried to stand as still as a mountain or as tall as a tree?
Yoga poses are exercises which started in India hundreds of years ago. They make our bodies strong and stretched at the same time as making our minds still and quiet. They can help us stay healthy, happy, fit and free from worry or distraction.
Today have a go at ………
WARRIOR 2 POSE: One of the languages in India is called Sanskrit, and in Sanskrit the word pose is “asana”, also there is an old story about a strong warrior called Virabhadra so Warrior 2 pose is also called Virabhadra-asana 2
Stand with your legs squeezed together.
Then jump your legs 3-4 feet apart and spread your arms wide.
Turn your right leg out to face right, keep the rest of the body facing forward.
Bend your right knee deeply into a right angle and keep your left leg poker straight.
Look to your right finger tips.
Imagine you are strong and confident like a warrior.
Feel every part of your body from the soles of your feet to the tips of your fingers, strong and firm; after a while you will feel your body getting warmer.
Relax your face and slowly silently count for as long as you can. Try silently counting to 20.
Then repeat it all to the left side.
Try not to be distracted by things around you, imagine a warrior focused on their mission.
With daily practise you’ll be able to hold you warrior pose for longer, and your mind will also become still and steady. You won’t even need to count, all you’ll be aware of is your breath.
Now try extended warrior pose, keep a straight diagonal line from your back foot to your finger tips, silently count to 10 or 20 and try the other side.