1. Swaying Poplar Pose for Stretching and Balance
This pose is for stretching and developing balance.
standing with legs separated for balance.
Stretch arms overhead
and let body and arms bend forward
knees bend slightly
and then come back upright.
With arms still stretched overhead (as in photo to right)
bend to one side, hold pose a minute
Then bend to the other side.
Hold pose a minute and come back up
lower arms to sides.
Breathe in as you go into the pose
and slowly release breath.
Breathe evenly while holding pose.
Repeat entire sequence.
2. Strong Oak Pose for Strengthening and Balance
This pose is for developing strength and balance.
Begin by standing with feet separated for balance.
Start with arms hanging down at sides.
Stretch arms out to side, make a tight fist
look up toward sky. (as in photo to right)
Breathe in as you tighten your fist
then breathe out
and continue breathing in a regular pattern
Hold pose for a minute.
Release fist and bring arms down to sides.
Look forward at end of pose.
Both of these poses are amongst 30 sitting and standing poses in Gentle Yoga and Meditation - book or ebook
Copyright 2002-2013 Susan Helene Kramer
Page updated July 18, 2013