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3 Everyday Yoga Poses

Purely Elizabeth ambassador, Julia Hanlon, shares with us her go-to yoga poses, while practicing outdoors in breathtaking Hawaii. Are you jealous? Because we are!

Yoga Poses

As a yoga teacher and practitioner, I often think about if I only had three poses to practice everyday, what they would be. These three poses are among my favorite and help me live purely at different times of day.

Pose 1: Virasana (Hero Pose) 

Sit with your buttocks in between your ankles and let your arms rest on your lap or by your sides. If your buttocks don’t reach the ground, sit on a book or yoga block.

Benefit: This posture stretches the thighs, knees, and ankles. It is a good pose to begin your day in for 5 minutes to center yourself for what is ahead.

Pose 2: Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)

Take your body into an inverted V-shape with your hands shoulder-width distance apart and feet hips-width distance apart. Let your knees bend and head hang in between your arms.

Benefit: This posture stretches the entire body and is a great posture to do at anytime of day, anywhere!

Pose 3: Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall or tree!)

Sit sideways next to a wall and swing your legs up onto the wall. Make sure your sitting bones are pressing against the wall for support.

Benefit: This posture is a gentle inversion that is nice preparation for a night of restful sleep.

Julia Hanlon


4 Comments Post a comment
  1. I really enjoyed browsing your website. Great job. Your information was interesting and easy to read.

    May 23, 2013
  2. I know! She was in Hawaii for a semester, such a beautiful and tranquil yoga environment. Will have to start trying that pose pre bedtime!

    May 8, 2013
  3. What a beautiful setting for a yoga practice; I’m green with envy! Legs up the wall pose is wonderful and restorative, I love it at the end of a practice or just before bed to help with a fantastic night’s sleep.

    May 3, 2013

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