Awake & Evolve: Cycle 3 – Create More Inner Space and Lengthen the Intercostal Muscles

The third cycle of Awake & Evolve workouts builds strength and endurance in the lower body, with brief meditations to calm the mind and relieve stress.


Side Angle Stretch
Starting in warrior 2 pose, move into side angle pose by releasing your elbow on the thigh or your fingertips to the floor next to your front foot. From there extend your arm along side the ear relaxing the shoulder down the back. Feel an opening in the side waist as you stretch and energize the arm. Take 10-15 deeps breaths in side angle pose. Repeat on the left side.


Side Body Deep Stretch
Come into a cross-legged seat. Lengthen up through the right arm as you stretch over to the left side. Release the left hand or elbow on the floor to go deeper. Hold the pose for 15 breaths and repeat on the opposite side.
Seated Twist

In a seated pose, cross the right knee over the left to come to a deep twist. Bring the right arm back across the body as you look back over the shoulder. Feel a gentle twist and spinal release as you lengthen through your breath. Stay here for 10 breaths and repeat on the opposite side.
*Complete at least 2 cycles of each pose on each side.