Skip to main content

Snow Day Yoga

Snow day yoga! These short sequences will energize you if you're sitting on the couch or laying in bed all day.
Also, postures that can help if you're feeling anxious or get home from a snowy drive and need to unwind.

To raise your energy take deep, balanced inhales and exhales.
For calming and soothing, make your exhales longer than your inhales.

I collected pictures from here and there so they don't match, but you get the idea.

Happy snow day from DC to Maine and everywhere else experiencing this wild March storm.


Join me for Restorative Yoga with Reiki Healing by Addie Powers Johnson at Scarborough Yoga this Sunday, March 19th 1:30-3:30 pm for relaxation, nurturing and a welcome to spring reset. While space allows, register online or in studio.

Todd Glacy is back from his US tour to play Drums, Gong and provide healing and energizing sound for Aries New Moon Yoga with Live Drumming at Greener Postures on March 25th, Saturday 1:30-3:30 pm.  This is the first New Moon of spring and the perfect time to raise your vibration, tap into strong, awakening energy, and move your body! We'll explore astrology, yoga mythology and postures of the warrior and hero essence and extended savasanna (resting pose) with Gong sound bath. Sign in now or walk in as space allows at Greener Postures Yoga in South Portland.

                                To recharge, stretch and activate those muscles:

Child Pose
Toes can tough while knees are wide by the ribcage. Rock your head side to side to loosen the neck and soothe the forehead. (image from Yin Yoga website)

Activate all your strength in the legs, abs and back. Drag the hands toward the ribs rather than pushing down into the floor. Do this pose a few times in a row inhaling as you open the chest.

Upward Dog
Keep a bit of tone at your center as you press into the hands this time and into the tops of the feet to lift the thighs and knees as you extend the spine, similar to cobra. Take a few breaths and hold the pose.

Locust Pose
From flat on the mat or floor, engage all your muscles to lift everything up as if you could fly. Do this with arms by the sides or wide like a t shape or reaching forward by your ears. Try all 3. Also you could clasp hands at the tailbone and pull the hands away from the back as you lift up.

Step into a Forward fold.

Bend your knees as much as needed to take your hips over your heels. Feet can be further apart than this picture shows. Feet Under Hips. (image by Earth Angel Arts)

 Half Moon Stretch Left and Right
Crescent Lunge & Twists Left and Right
Keep the back heel lifted. From here reach up with straight arms.

Create the twist with one elbow to the opposite thigh, hands press together. You can make one into a fist if it hurts the wrists (images by Dylan Verner)

Legs Up
You don't need a wall. You can flatten your hands under your low back with palms face down as one option.

Rest on your back or side or stomach. Whatever feels best. And let your breath be natural. Maybe you'll fall asleep for a few minutes and that is totally allowed. (image from Congress Square Park Robin's Zodiac Yoga summer 2016.)

To unwind or relieve anxious or busy mind:
Child Pose (pictured above, first)*

Knees to Chest Pose

Keep your head down even if you need a pillow or a rolled mat under the head.

Cat (exhale) and Cow (inhale)

                                                 (image borrowed from Anessa Yoga blog)

Wide Leg Forward Fold with Lunges from Side to Side
and Triangle on each side

Wide fold does not require hands to be clasped. You can let hands touch the ground. Continue by bending one knee and moving in that direction with your hands and your upper body then go to the other side. Your hips and feet can move naturally as you flow from side to side. The stop on one side to take triangle pose with your back heel down and arms extended up and down. Press into both feet. 

Triangle Pose (images by Earth Angel Arts photographed at Sunflower Farm Creamery outdoor yoga in 2016)

This triangle pose is a selfie that maybe shows the legs and feet more clearly

Continue with
Legs Up*
(see images for both in the first sequence)

Enjoy some yoga on your snow day or anytime!

Email me with any questions or yoga thoughts at robinivy88@gmail

ps if you have spotify, here's a playlist I created for yoga or just chillin' out.


Popular posts from this blog

Make the Most of Mercury Retrograde (August 2018)

Hi friends! Mercury retrograde is in Leo this season, from July 26th to August 19th, 2018. It's not all bad! Honestly, I'm more concerned about Mars retrograde in Aquarius right by the Lunar Eclipse on the 27th, Friday. Mars agitates, and on the positive side, can activate when things are not moving along. However, the Sun, Mars and Uranus squaring and opposing in the fixed signs indicates willful tendencies and strong will pushing in a negative direction or with lack of judgment or care feels like a much more undesirable aspect than Mercury retrograde. 

You can enjoy Mercury retrograde by not pushing against the natural flow and by maintaining a low profile, enjoying the moment and refraining from long term commitments and plans as your mind is likely to change and different facts, solutions or potentials arise during or shortly after this cycle. 

Some of this is a repost from 2015. Many things with the RE prefix are Mercury retrograde concepts or words. Re-discover, re-join, r…

Full Moon Vibes

Taurus Full Moon Wednesday, October 24th 12:45 pm EDT

What's this Taurus Full Moon all about?

The Full Moon in Taurus always happens when the Sun is in Scorpio, at Scorpio time of year. It makes an early arrival this season as the Sun changes signs on Tuesday, Libra to Scorpio and the Full Moon immediately follows. There are 30 degrees of each sign and this Full Moon is near 1 degree of Taurus, so that is about the earliest a Full Moon in Taurus can occur. Venus, Uranus and Saturn are the planets of influence as the Moon's light peaks. 
Moon at the same degree of Uranus leads to surprise relationship developments and unanticipated or unusual expenses. Uranus has this radical influence, increasing excitement and uncertainty. News and events may be the opposite of what you'd expect. Since Taurus relates to our work, finances and things we own, you may find yourself buying something expensive or dealing with a significant expense  you hadn't planned for. 
Venus across from t…