Yoga Positions

Updated:Sep 23,2013


 
Have students stand and complete the following yoga positions:
  • Warrior 1—Legs start together. Take one step back. Bend front knee. Extend arms above the head with palms facing up. Hold for 20 counts. Switch legs.
  • Warrior 2—Legs are straddled wide. Point left toes forward and right toes to the right. Lunge toward right foot. Extend arms into a T position. Hold for 20 counts. Switch legs.
  • Warrior 3—Legs start together. Bend over from the waist. Extend one leg behind, no higher than waist level. Arms are to the side or over the head. Object is to have the body horizontal to the floor while balancing on one leg. Hold for 20 counts. Switch legs.
  • Twist: Sit tall with your feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Place hands behind your head with elbows out to the side. You can also cross your arms over your body or leave them at your sides, whichever is most comfortable. Twist your body to one side so you face the side wall. Your head should follow your body as you turn. Be sure to twist from your waist. Return to starting position. Repeat on the other side. Repeat 6-8 times.
  • Seated March: Sit tall with your feet flat on the floor, shoulder width apart. Raise one knee as high as you comfortably can. Return to starting position. Repeat on the other side. March 20 times.