Hello, lovely human! Thank you for joining me today.
Today you have a wonderful vinyasa yoga flow for the perfect length of time – 25 minutes (if you’re short on time that is). We’ll take a few moments to get settled, breath deeply, move with the breath and then wind down.
If you’re needing modifications for a vinyasa, read my three top tips below!
The Simplified Version
And by this, I mean, lower onto the belly and pull the chest off the ground using the strength of your back body (aka baby cobra). If you’ve attended any vinyasa yoga-type class, you’ve likely heard of this modification; and for good reason. It still feels good if you need to go sans upward facing dog.
The Forearm Version
This is a wonderful chaturanga alternative if your wrists are sore. Lower from plank to a forearm plank. Drop the knees and hips to the ground while you pull the chest off the floor, reach through the crown of the head and press into the forearms. You can move either through dolphin pose or downward facing dog.
The “I’m not doing this crap” Version
Need to head straight to downward facing dog because of – whatever reasons you decide – and skip the whole chaturanga?
I forever give you, your unneeded permission, to skip chaturanga whenever you feel like it, for whatever reason suits you. There is absolutely zero real pressure to do the bazillionth one in your power yoga class.
And of course the inverse is true! If you need to work, then by all means, do as many vinyasas as it suits you.
As always, you do you. Your body, your movement.