Need a body-love boost? Try these simple, yet powerful, yoga moves to get you feeling radiant in your mind and body.
Great for: When you need a moment to recharge.
Stand with your feet comfortably apart. Draw your attention up from your feet and gently pull your belly button closer to you. Straighten your arms low to your side, palms facing forward. Raise your arms into a “V” overhead, keeping shoulders low. Take a deep inhale and deep exhale as you settle into Mountain pose.
Half Moon Pose
Great for: Stretching out your sides + shoulders
From mountain pose, bend your left elbow, placing your hand on your hip. Bend towards the left elbow and reach across with your right arm raised. Repeat on the other side.
Great for: When you want to ease tightness in your hips and legs
Returning to mountain pose, lean into your left leg and place your right leg behind, putting the weight onto the ball of your right foot. Find a comfortable distance between your legs, making sure your front knee is bent and aligned with your ankle. Raise your arms up to a wide V. Once complete, step feet back together and repeat on the other side.
Great for: Practicing balance
From mountain pose, bring your hands in front of your heart. Gently lean into your left leg and bring your right foot to your ankle. Explore bringing your right foot up off the ground – placed on your leg. You can try bringing your arms up overhead to a wide V. Once complete, repeat on the other side.
by Rachel Espata www.moretolovewithrachel.com
Photography: M. Davidson-Schapiro Photography