Thursday, July 05, 2012


After a while away from yoga class (because I don't believe in going to class when it's a triple-digit oven outside), I started up again last week. As usual, I realize how much I've missed yoga within the first five minutes of practice--even if I feel like a creaky old lady. One of my favorite poses is Triangle.

Here, Mini demonstrates it:
  • Place your back foot parallel with the back of your mat and your front foot toward the top of your mat, pointed ahead. 
  • Outstretch your arms, facing toward the top of your mat.
  •  Reach your front arm as far as  you can before bending from the hip and placing your hand on your shin, ankle, or foot. 
  • Stretch your opposite arm toward the sky. 
  • Turn your gaze upward.
  • Breathe.
  • Use your core to lift and stretch in these opposing directions, maintaining your balance, as if between two panes of glass. 

Be sure to do both sides!

Ahhh, refreshing!

Refresh (July 4, 2012)
(Illustration Friday: June 29, 2012)


Tina / said...

That's one of my favorite poses too. Love the illustration.

Melissa Connolly said...

Thanks so much! Happy yoga-ing! :-)

Melinda said...

I love this drawing! I'm going to get into that pose myself as soon as I get out of the car from my road trip.

Melissa Connolly said...

Thanks, Melinda! Congrats on your new blog. It looks great so far!