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Yoga Sequence for Skiers and Riders

Strike a Yoga Pose: Standing Series For Skiers and Riders

When the snow falls, many people are psyched to hit the mountain. Whether you ski or snowboard, what you do off the trails can help you feel more confident in the snow, and help avoid injury. Strong quads and a core, open hips, and a sturdy sense of balance will make a huge difference when flying down the slopes, and doing yoga is a great way to make that happen. Practice this standing sequence and you'll be ready for all your Winter sports.

Music: "Salva Me" by Libera

For instructions on how to do this dynamic yoga sequence keep reading.

  • Begin in Mountain pose at the front of your mat. Inhale and lift your arms up. Exhale and come into Standing Forward Bend.
  • Inhale to look up and lengthen your spine, and exhale, come into Four-Limbed Staff.
  • Inhale your chest forward into Upward Facing Dog, and exhale, lift your hips, coming into Downward Facing Dog.
  • Inhale, stepping your right foot forward, coming into Warrior 1. Hold here for five breaths.
  • On your next inhale, open the hips, arms, and chest to Warrior 2. After five breaths, come into Open Triangle for another five breaths.
  • Inhale to lift the torso up, then exhale to bend your front knee, coming into Extended Side Angle or bind underneath the right thigh (the right hand holds the left wrist).
  • After five breaths, release both hands to the floor, bringing your right shoulder underneath your right thigh. Shift your weight forward, lifting your back leg off the ground, coming into One-Legged Arm Balance. Hold for one breath (or more if you can), and then kick both legs back, coming into Four-Limbed Staff.
  • Inhale your chest forward into Upward Facing Dog, and exhale, lift your hips, coming into Downward Facing Dog.
  • Repeat this sequence on the left side.
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