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Ever think about practicing yoga in the snow? Here, our favorite hip-warming, heart-opening poses to get you started.
It’s snowing, again (brr!). But believe it or not, some brave yogis are embracing their winter-white playground to reach new levels in their practice. The trend? Snowga.
Instagram sensations Masumi Goldman (@masumi_g) and Laura Kasperzak (@laurasykora)—best friends, yogis, and co-founders of TwoFitMoms.com—gave us an exclusive look at their outdoor practice. Here are 6 chest, hip, and leg openers to warm you up and kick winter blues.
Photos Courtesy of TwoFitMoms.com
Half Moon Pose Traditional Variation (Ardha Chandra Chapasana)
Stretch out your psoas and hip flexors while opening your heart in this balancing backbend.
Compass Pose (Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana)
Re-orient your spirit and body with this challenging hip, hamstring and oblique abdominal stretch.
Heron Pose (Krounchasana)
Warm up with this activated hip and leg pose that stretches your hamstrings, and stimulates the abdominal organs and heart.
Camel Pose (Ustrasana)
Open your heart to the fullest in this deep shoulder-and-hip strengthener. Engage your quads to protect your lower back.
Half Moon Pose (Bikram Variation)
Stimulate your abdominal and back muscles in this standing Half Moon variation. Simply clasp your hands overhead, breathe into your sides, release the index fingers and melt backwards into the snow.
Scorpion Pose (Variation in Adho Mukha Vrksasana)
Fire up your core and glutes to maintain control in variations of this tough, but rewarding arm balance.