National Cookie Day Yoga

Happy National Cookie Day everyone!

That means today is the only day we can eat all the cookies we want and not feel guilty about it! Or as I say, I eat what I want when I want it and then I workout! 😊 So what kind of cookies are your favorite? My all time favorite are the dark chocolate chunk cookies! Yummy! I have two yoga classes that I’m teaching today, one I have already completed so that means extra cookies for me! Enjoy those cookies today!

Cow face pose is today’s pose. Now I know I have said this before but I’m saying it again. If you can see the cow face in this pose, please let me know. 😊 this is a great pose to open up those hips. If you do the arms as well, a great shoulder stretches. Are usually do this pose when putting lotion on both my feet at the same time! Yes I look funny but I’m getting a good stretch at the same time. 🙂

Today’s pose: Gomukhasana- Cow-faced Pose- Start off with your legs straight out in front of you in staff pose. Bring your left heel towards your right sit bones. Make sure you were straight up on both your sit bones. Cross the right leg over the left sending your right heel towards your left sit bone. Stack the knees on top of one another. You should feel this in both the outside of your legs. Since your right leg is on top raise your left arm into the air. Drop it behind your back and then reach the right arm around thumb down to join the fingers of the left. Then raise the left elbow into the air and the right elbow to the floor. Stay here for a few breaths feeling this in your hips and your shoulders. Then repeat on the other side.

What this pose works: teres minor, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, subcapularis, posterior deltoid, triceps brachii.