Guess what it's doing in Cologne. RAINING.
Time to cozy up in your favorite woolies and kindle your inner fire.
*Mostly plagiarized from the officially cheesy PEI Tourism website.
A YOGI'S SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SHITTY WEATHER
1. Get this playlist pumping. BOOM BOOM.
Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet hip width apart, arms by your sides.
Inhale to lift the hips and reach your arms behind your head.
Exhale to lower back to your starting position.
Repeat, following the breath.
Move your feet mat width apart and windshield-wiper the knees side to side.
Keep following the breath.
3. Sun salutations. Duh.
Whatever variation(s) you know/like.
Approximately 108 will do.
source of warmth, ease and deep belly laughter.
In plank position, raise your right leg parallel to the floor.
Inhale to reach back through the ball of the foot as you lengthen forward through the centre point of the chest.
Exhale to bring the right knee to your right tricep.
Knee to the left tricep, crossing over the chest.
Knee to the centre of the chest. Then back to the right tricep.
To the left tricep. Back to centre. Right. Left. Centre...You get the idea.
Knee to the centre of the chest and hold.
FOR THE LONGEST TIME. EVER.
Same thing, left leg.
Lying on your back, bring your right knee into the chest.
Inhale to lift the left leg a few inches off the floor.
Exhale to curl your forehead up toward your right knee, pulling the belly into the low spine.
Bring the left knee into the chest as you straighten out the right leg.
SWITCH. SWITCH. SWITCH.SWITCH.SWITCH.SWITCH…
Stand with the feet wide and the toes turned out. Come into a squat, bringing the thighs parallel to the floor, knees aligned in the direction of your toes.
Interlace the fingers around the back of the head, elbows spread wide.
Exhale to bring the right elbow to the right knee.
Inhale to centre.
Exhale left elbow to left knee.
Keep it up.
A LITTLE LONGER.
Bring the right hand to the floor inside the left foot. Left arm to the sky. Lean your left shoulder towards the right thigh. Consider bringing your left arm behind the back and reaching your right arm under your right thigh to bind the hands. Maybe.
Left hand to the floor inside left foot. Right arm to the sky. (Find the bind?)
Trikonasana (triangle pose, right foot forward) >>
Utthita Parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose—optional: bind, straighten the right leg) >>
Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose) >>
Natarajasana (dancers pose).
Left foot forward. Reflow.
Bridge and/or wheel and/or drop backs! YAY!
9. Happiest baby.
Rock it out.
10. Take a savasana bath in your own sweaty glow.