PSA: The Namaslay® store is now open and everything from the secret message beeswax candles to the notebook is handmade in the USA. Also, if you DM a screenshot of your Amazon or Barnes and Noble review of Namaslay to @ybcsneakpeek, we will send you a free gift! Lastly, upcoming summer retreats include Santorini, Greece and a Kenya safari yoga retreat.
Today is Day 9 of the 15 Day Namaslay Hip Opening Yoga Program and in today's short sequence, we'll be focusing on the backs of the hips and inner thigh area. As always, I'll be posting the audio to the YBC App (iTunes/Google Play) if you'd prefer I talk you through the sequence (it takes about 10 minutes or so), so look for that a little later on today.
I'm currently on the train to New York, so I don't have my copy of Namaslay with me, but when I get home I'll update this post with the page numbers of each pose in case you'd like more pointers. (*Updated with page numbers - see below)
1) To start, do this warm up.
2) Then, do the following sequence:
a) Downward dog (p100-104 in Namaslay) - Breathe five to ten deep breaths in this pose.
b) High lunge (p112 in Namaslay) - Focus on sinking your hips low, while maintaining an angle of 90 degrees or bigger through your front knee.
3) Practice your chosen pose for 3-5 minutes and then take a quick pic for the 'gram to share your progress and thoughts so far. Use hashtags #ybcyogis and #Namaslay to connect with others doing the program.
Let me know how it's going down in the comments. Also, I love hearing about what you're up to - what are your Thanksgiving plans tomorrow?!