Where the Wild Things Are (Podcast notes 8/8/21)


Downward Dog

Sit on your heels, and lean forward onto your hands and knees. Straighten your legs, and let your head hang. Like a dog waking up from a long nap, stretch up towards your bottom and back towards your feet.


3 legged kicking Dog

From Downward dog lift your leg into the air as high as it can go, and kick your leg. Like a dog is trying to kick something off his leg


Tree

From mountain pose, lift your right foot to the inside of your left thigh. Lift both arms straight to the sky like branches of a tree.


Boat

Sit in Staff pose and bend your legs. Lift your feet off the ground and place your arms next to your legs. Now balance like a boat.


1/2 boat/ boat with oars

From Boat pose take your arms and place them softly behind your head. These are your oars. Now round your back so your are a little row boat and your feet and head are in a straight line.


Sun Salutation

Stand in mountain pose. Fold forward till your hands reach the floor. Step back into downward dog. Bring your knees to the floor into table top and lower your chest to the floor. Set your hands next to your chest and lift your chest as a cobra opens lifts it head. Now lift up to downward dog, step forward to bring your feet together and come back to mountain pose.


3 legged kicking dog

From Downward dog lift your leg into the air as high as it can go, and kick your leg. Like a dog is trying to kick something off his leg


Lion pose

Sit in Staff pose. Bend your right knee and sit on your right foot with your toes pointing behind you. Bend you left knee and place your left foot under your right buttocks. Press your palms with fingers outspread on your knees.


choose your favorite animal pose


King Cobra

Lay on your belly with the palms of your hand on the floor next to your side. Keep the elbows close to the body. Inhale and lift your trunk and chest like a snake. Once you have gotten a nice lift, press into your palms and lift your chest as high as your can. Lift your chest towards the ceiling and release your bead back. As you do this bend your knees and bring your feet towards your head.


Dancer pose