Lately, I’ve been in
hermit research & development mode. After 6 months of creating consistent content, I have learned so much and grown a lot. One recent realization is that consistency in a yoga practice is a struggle for so many people. As such, today I want to share a quick 5-minute standing yoga flow for beginners.
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5 Minute Standing Yoga for Beginners
Firstly, begin standing in the middle of the mat facing the long edge. Take three breaths to ground and center into the practice. Secondly, take the feet nice and wide, with the outside edges of the feet parallel to the short edges of the mat. Then from the hip crease, hinge forward into padottansana, wide-legged forward fold.
Come down as far as is comfortable supporting the hands on the floor, or blocks. Stay for three to five breaths, then rise back into standing. After that turn the feet and femurs to the right edge of your mat. Bend the right knee, and as a result come into Warrior 2.
Hold for a few breaths. During this time lengthen the right leg, and rebend. Do this three times in total. But on the third time hold the extension of the leg. Turning the feet to the long edge again, fold into padottanasana once more. Note how it feels to do this position the second time. For example, are you able to reach the floor with more ease?
If the hands reach the floor is it possible for the peace fingers to grab the big toes? Can the elbows rise to the ceiling? Again, hold for the 3 breaths before standing and repeating Warrior 2 to the left side, and taking one final wide-legged fold. Rise to stand and end this 5-minute standing yoga for beginners with three cleansing breaths.
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To sum up, this class is all about hamstrings and inner thighs. Likewise, that’s the focus of a 40-minute class I did for my Patreon community this month. Certainly, if you enjoyed this 5-minute class you’ll love Patreon.
The 40-minute class I released this week has all these poses and more. What are you waiting for? If you enjoy yoga and the way I teach, I think you’d love Patreon. It’s a great way to keep a consistent yoga practice, ask questions, and get all my content early. Join today.
- Do you prefer long or short yoga sessions?
- Can you touch the floor in Padottanasana?
- Does anyone else get the desire to hibernate sometimes?