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Bring Your Om on Vacation

Sometimes it’s hard to make it the gym while you’re on vacation, so how about making anywhere you go your personal yoga studio? The world is your playground! The best thing about yoga is that it can be as easy or as hard as you need it to be, and your children can join you. To bring your Om on vacation this summer, we have included a six yoga poses you can take anywhere!

Tree Pose
If you are looking to improve your balance, test your strength with Vrksasana! Try holding this pose for 30 to 45 seconds. Be sure to keep your foot planted either above or below your knee to increase stability and keep weight and pressure off of your knee. This pose helps strengthen your thighs, calves, and spine.

Easy Sitting Pose
The name of this pose may fool you, but Sukhasana is no easy feat! Sitting with your spine aligned and keeping your breathing paced is easier said than done, but this pose will help strengthen your back, while also calming you down! Try to find your center and focus only on your breathing. Hold this pose as long as you see fit, just be sure to alternate which way your legs are crossed.

Cow Face Pose
This pose is originally known as Gomukhasana. It is a beginner level pose, so anyone can give it a go! Try holding this pose for 20 seconds before releasing and going into your next pose. This is great for stretching a lot of different parts of your body, including your ankles, hips, thighs and chest.

Warrior II Pose
Also known as Virabhadrasana II, this pose helps test and stimulate your stamina. It is also great for stretching your groin, chest, lungs and shoulders. Challenge your family to see who can hold this pose the longest!

Downward Facing Dog Pose
Adho Mukha Svanasana is harder than it looks and is one of the most challenging beginner level poses. Try holding this pose for 1 to 2 minutes to feel tranquility. Remaining in this inverted position helps energize the body, as well as calm the brain.

Upward Facing Dog Pose
Sitting all day can cause tension in your chest and shoulders and hurt your posture. When you feel that discomfort, practice this pose, originally named Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, which can help release that tension and strengthen your spine! Try holding this pose for 20 to 35 seconds, and be sure to draw your shoulders away from your ears.

These poses are great to practice anywhere, and can help you bring Zen on vacation! One thing to remember is to make sure you practice each pose on both sides to ensure you are stretching and strengthening your entire body. What are your favorite anywhere, anytime yoga poses? Share with us in the comments below!


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