Primary Ashtanga 2014: Sun Salutation B: (Surya Namaskara B)
1. Tadasana, exhale
2. Chair, inhale
3. Forward fold, exhale
4. Standing Half Forward Bend, inhale
5. Chaturanga, exhale
6. Upward Dog (thighs come off the ground), inhale
7. Downward Dog, exhale
8. Crescent Lunge (left leg), inhale
9. Chaturanga, exhale
10. Upward Dog (thighs come off the ground), inhale
11. Downward Dog, exhale
12. Crescent Lunge (right leg) , inhale
13. Chaturanga, exhale
14. Upward Dog (thighs come off the ground), inhale
15. Downward Dog, exhale
16. Standing Half Forward Bend, inhale
17. Forward fold, exhale
18. Chair, inhale
19. Tadasana, exhale
Traditionally it’s really a Warrior I, but I use Crescent Lunge instead because it feels better for my hips. Also I only realized after I did all these photos that I forgot to include the last downward dog in the series (oh well).
Day 28 of #Blossomingyogis : Scorpion
We are so close to the end of the challenge :’s. Today I am grateful that IKEA exists :D
Choreography by George Balanchine
©The George Balanchine Trust
I am a huge proponent of body-weight based exercise. It’s convenient because you can exercise completely on your own schedule right from home. It’s cost efficient because, well, all you really need is yourself (although I also recommend a pen & paper to jot down how many reps you do!). Most importantly though, it’s effective. Machines are fantastic tools and the atmosphere in many gyms is often inspiring, but personally, I’ve gained all my strength completely through my yoga practice (which actually uses most of these regularly!).
I hope these explanations not only help you navigate the world of at home workouts, but also inspire you to try a few and maybe even design a workout of your own!
I love making my own grab & go bars. Making them at home is not only cheaper than buying them already made, but also means I get to customize them with my favorites! You can swap the fruit & nuts with whatever your favorites are, same for the nut butter!
Here’s a few other ideas to customize this recipe:
- Dried fruits: golden raisins, raisins, cranberries, craisins
- Nuts: chopped almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, hazelnuts
- Nut butters: hazelnut butter, almond butter, chocolate peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut butter, soynut butter
I stored my bars in a ziplock in the fridge because I like them chewier but if you like crunchy bars better try leaving them out for a few hours (6-8 hours) before storing to let them dry out. You can also individually wrap 1 or 2 bars at a time for truly on the run packs!