In this video, we take a look at Yoga for Beginners.
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From this position transfer your weight toward the right foot. Keep the foot open and wide slowly at the heel of the left foot. Let the weight go down through the ball of the big toe and the heel on the supporting foot. Once you feel that you’re rooted, lift the left foot and gently place it above the right knee as high of the thigh as possible. Gently, let the arms float on to the side and bring the hands above the head, clasping and hold at one wrist. Keep the shoulders soft and let the weight go down to the ball of the big toe and the heel. If you’re able to find alignment and stability in this position, take the left knee back towards the wall behind you to open up the front of the hips. Release the left foot and bring it down so the feet and hip distance are apart once again and come on to the other side. Place the right foot above the left knee. The reason this is called tree it’s not because we’re making this shape. It’s mainly because we find the foundation going down to the sole of the foot. If you’re having problems in this position, the tip is to find something on the wall in front of you that is not moving and keep your gaze fix onto that. You can also bring your weight to your heart which is in the center of the body an inch and half below the navel. Find the way of your center. This should help you find your balance. Span in alignment as before. Bring the hands behind the hips and in the carpals of your wrist. Inhale and exhale bring the torso forward. As you exhale let the abdomen soften back towards the spine. Allow the weight to go down through the heels to open up the backs of the knees. The mind will go to the area of the body where the most tension just trying out to get caught up in the hands when it’s being tight. Concentrate on the area at the back of the hips. Let go of any tension. We release the hips and the hamstrings in order to come forward. Bend the knees while the head and shoulders and come up and stand it. Take a small step forward with the right foot, so the right heel is in line with the toes of the left foot. Bring the arms above the head, keep the shoulders out, bring the hands back behind plus fold the wrist and exhale and come forward. Transfer the weight slightly onto the back foot still keeping the foot rooted to the mat. Keep your waist in the right leg dropping down for the heel as you lift it at the top of the right thigh creating space at the top of the right hip. Keep the shoulder blades moving back towards the waist and the spine long. Bend the knees, roll the head and shoulders and come back up and just standing. Bring your left foot forward so the left heel is in line with the right toe and let the toe bone drop tucking underneath the hips. Bring the hands back behind the hips and come forward on the an exhalation. Transfer the weight back slightly. Keeping the front foot rooted. Again, let the weight on the front foot go down through the heel. Open up the leg in two directions, down from the knees toward the heel and lifting up along the front of the tie towards the hip, inhaling and exhaling. Try and release through the hip, bend the knees, roll the head and shoulders come back up in standing.
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