5 Yoga Poses To Get Ready For Fall
Practicing yoga is one of my greatest joys in life; and I am so thankful thank I have a career and platform that allows me to share my passion! I love being able to share different practices and techniques to help you develop your own yoga practice.
In the Summer, outdoor yoga is one of my favorite things. Doing yoga outside allows you to take in the amazing environment and tap in to your senses as you connect with nature. The warmth of the sun in the mountains or at the beach warms my spirit and helps me tap in to my breath and come up with creative flows.
The Summer To Fall Transition
As summer comes to an end, you can still practice outdoors (weather permitting) and start to incorporate some transitional yoga poses that will help ease the summer blues. It’s beautiful to practice surrounded by the falling leaves in Autumn.
These poses below will help you say goodbye to Summer and welcome Fall with open arms.
Stand tall with your feet and knees together. Inhale, bend your knees, and reach your arms up overhead palms facing each other or hands pressing together. This pose strengthens the mid and lower back, buttocks and thighs. Chair pose is a great way to boost your energy as the days get shorter and chillier. Stay for 5-8 deep full breaths.
Separate your feet wider than your hips with your toes slightly turned. bend your knees. Bend your knees until your hips come down lower than your knees. This pose increases blood flow and can help boost your immune system. I also feel like squats are good for getting things going if you feel a little backed up. Hold for 5-8 deep breaths.
Ground all four corners of your feet into the floor, spread your toes and energetically lengthen up from your feet to the crown of your head. Mountain improves posture and, when practiced regularly, can help reduce back pain. I think it’s the perfect pose to get you in a strong, motivated mindset for a new season. Mountain strengthens the thighs, knees, ankles, abdomen, and buttocks. Hold for 5-8 deep breaths.
Step open on your mat sideways and spread your feet legs length apart. Turn your right foot 90-degree angle forward and turn your left foot about 75-degree inwards. Lengthen forward over the front leg and place your hand on your shin or a block as you lift the opposite arm straight up overhead. Triangle pose is a deep stretch for the hamstrings, groins, and hips; it also opens the chest and shoulders. Triangle pose can help us open up towards the new season and let the fresh crisp air in. Take 5-8 deep breaths on each side.
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is currently teaching yoga with Peloton. She is the star of over 100 videos, seen in several magazines and tv shows and is a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!