It’s National Yoga Month, and even though we’ve already seen the middle of September, it’s never too late to talk about yoga! At HealingRadius, it’s one of our prime subjects—a way of life, a spiritual practice, a beneficial exercise, a path toward freeing the mind.
As far as events go, all yoga centers, instructors, and students worldwide are encouraged to unite on Sept. 30. According to the Yoga Health Foundation, a global wave of yoga, meditation, and/or mindfulness is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. local time, so mark your calendar and get your mat ready!
If you’re a beginner, I have demonstrated a few basic positions to help get you started for next week:
Viparita Karani: Legs-up-the-wall pose
Begin seated with one side of your body in contact with the wall. Gently lie down and pivot yourself so that the back of your legs are comfortably pressed against the wall, forming a 90-degree angle. Rest your hands on both sides, palms facing upward, and then close your eyes and breathe deeply through your nose. For the most comfort, place a pillow, cushion, or folded blanket under your hips.
Balasana: Child’s pose
Begin in a kneeling position and rest your bottom on your heels. Next, bow forward, placing your torso between or on top of your thighs and extend your arms, palms facing down. As you hold this position for however long it’s comfortable, remember to breathe slowly and softly and keep your eyes closed.
Apanasana: Knees-to-chest pose
Lie on your back with your legs and arms extended. Next, draw both of your knees to your chest, clasping your hands around them. Keep your back flat and let your torso fall slowly to the ground.
Look no further than HealingRadius to search for yoga classes in your area. Our online marketplace makes it easy for you to find centers and book appointments at your convenience.
Happy Yoga Month, yogis! Keep doin’ what you’re doin’.
Allyson Miller is a bookworm, history nerd and outdoor enthusiast who loves writing creative and informational content for SBT in Rock Hill, SC. Depending on the day, you can find her with her nose in historical documents, shopping for trendy exercise outfits or trying new cooking recipes. Allyson dreams that one day, engineers will figure out a way to build roller coasters sans the incline, ridding her of coasterphobia.