Yoga isn’t just for pretzel people anymore, every day people in any physical shape can perform yoga positions, especially those that are specifically designed for people new to yoga. In the cat pose, you get on your hands and knees and take a deep breath, round up your back towards the ceiling, tucking your head down into your chest, then lower your back down and lift your head back into the starting position. In the dog pose, you stay on your hands and knees and basically reverse the cat pose, pushing your tailbone up towards the ceiling, lowering your mid section down towards the floor with your head and shoulders up. You can rotate between the cat and dog position making it all one yoga exercise. In the child’s pose, you start in the hands and knees position, then sit back onto your legs with your bottom pushing over your legs. Let your arms trail out over your head along the floor. Close your eyes and rest your face on the floor.
All three of these positions mixed together can help you stretch and relax your body, get your blood moving through your tissues and prompt your muscles to release impurities within them. Relaxing your mind at the same time, letting it float through these exercises will ensure a refreshed body at the termination.