Yoga with a Strap
This 10 minute beginner yoga video with a strap is a hand free, wrist free, knee free class. It day 22 of our 30 day beginner challenge. If you do not have a yoga strap, no big deal. You can use a man’s necktie or the strap from your bathrobe. Straps can create a sense of stability and support so that you can let go more fully in your body. The yoga strap is a great way to extend your limbs and create a connection. If you cannot reach a part of your body on your own, you no longer need to overextend yourself.
We will begin with hand to big toe pose using your strap. This is one of my favourite ways to stretch my hamstrings. We will also do half happy baby pose using the yoga strap. I also think this makes this pose a lot more approachable. I love using a strap to support me in opening up my chest from tight chest muscles with screen time and keyboarding. Again, from seated, a strap can help us to stretch tight hamstring muscles. Our poem today is called Eternity by William Blake.
You can do this class if you have never done a yoga class before in your life. I will give you slow, easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and tell you exactly how to get in and out of each and every pose. Detailed instructions will be given for even the most basic poses and how to breathe. You will be given lots of cues of how to pay attention to your body and where to feel the effects of the yoga poses. You do not have to be athletic, flexible, strong, balanced, skinny or coordinated to do this class. The slow, step-by-step instructions will give you the confidence to let go of your self-judgment and stay focused with commitment and motivation.
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