Awake & Evolve: Cycle 2 – Twist and Open

The second cycle of Awake & Evolve workouts focuses on using the breath, building upper body stamina, and fostering a habit of regular meditation.


Seated Twist
Starting in downward dog, reach back with the right hand towards the left shin and twist your body for 5 breaths. Repeat on the left side. Find child’s pose for 5 breaths, releasing arms down by your body. Repeat downward dog twist series again this time holding for 10 breaths. Find a comfortable seated position crossing right leg over left for a seated twist. As you inhale, lengthen through the spine and as you exhale, twist deeper into the spine hold for 15-20 breath on each side.


Camel Pose
Begin by coming up onto your knees. Reach your hands back one at a time to grab your heels. Press your hips forward as you open through the heart center. Your hips should be pressing forward over your knees. Relax your head and neck back naturally, opening through the neck and chest. Stay here for 5 deep breaths. When you are ready to release, gently come up and either sit on the knees for 5 deep breaths or fold over into child’s pose. Repeat the pose 5 or more rounds (each time taking 5 breath in the pose and 5 breaths to rest).


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