Practice, practice, practice! Practice every day, even if just for a few minutes. I've been very dedicated to working through at least a few different yoga poses each and every day, and I have improved greatly. It just takes a few minutes each day, it really doesn't take much time at all; just being consistent makes all the difference. My chaturanga pushup looks stronger, my wheel looks relatively graceful, and my fish looks ridiculous. I hope it's not unsafe to hold it up as high as that, I didn't feel any added stress so my assumption is that it is ok. Always be cautious when attempting more advanced versions of poses and really listen to your body; if it feels like too much, back off. At any rate, I have a relaxing new yoga for the weekend that I hope you'll try with me...
This basic routine takes less than 40 minutes. It is:
3 sun salutations
double leg raises and hold
fish to extended leg fish
wide standing forward bend with shoulder stretch
cobra to full cobra
deep squat into garland
reclining hand to toe
Come try it with me to really unwind.
I hope you feel as relaxed and stretched out as I do after completing this.
Personal Trainer, Yogi, and Wellness Coach.
Lover of tiny animals and objects. BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. Plant-based. Read More...