When on vacation, it can be hard to get in a workout – but it’s possible! Below is a little poolside yoga flow you can do early in the morning. Plus side, you then have the rest of your day to enjoy and do whatever you like! Set your intention for your practice and be in the present moment. Don’t forget to wear you SPF, you don’t want to burn your skin!  Repeat the flow from begining to end until you have reached complete relaxation – Nameste! 

Child’s Pose

Sit back onto your heels, knees towards edge of mat with your arms stretched out in front of you. Place your forehead on your mat and take in a few deep breaths.

Cow Pose

From child’s pose, raise up to on to all fours and stack you hips over your knees and shoulders over you elbows.  Inhale and arch your back.  From cow pose, go directly into Cat pose. 

Cat Pose

Exhale your breath and round your spine by drawing in your belly botton.  Inhale and exhale while repeating the cow and cat pose to warm up your spin.

Downward Facing Dog

From cow/cat pose place you hands at the top of you mat shoulder width apart. Step onto the balls of your feet, while keeping your feet hip width apart. Draw you hips up to the sky – keep a slight bend at the knees. Inhale and exhale for a few breaths while holding this pose.

Crescent Lunge

From downward facing dog, step your left foot to the top of you mat into a low lunge – 90 degree bend at the knee – and keep on the ball of your right foot. Raise up with your arms, keep your shoulders down from your ears and draw your core in. Inhale and exhale for a few breaths. Place your hands back down onto your mat and step your left foot back into downward facing dog. Repeat on the right leg.

Warrior 2

From downward facing dog, step your left foot to the top of you mat into a low lunge – 90 degree bend at the knee – and keep both heels on the ground. Raise up with your arms and extend them to shoulder height while drawing your core in. Inhale and exhale for a few breaths. Place your hands back down onto your mat and step your left foot back into downward facing dog. Repeat on the right leg.

Extended side angle

From downward facing down, repeat steps to get into Warrior 2. Once in Warrior 2, place your left elbow on your left knee. Extend your right arm towards the sky.  Inhale and exhale for a few breaths. Place your hands back down onto your mat and step your left foot back into downward facing dog. Repeat on the right leg.

Reverse Triangle Pose

From downward facing down, repeat steps to get into Warrior 2, however, keep both legs straight to form a triangle.  Extend your left arm up and over your head and bring your right arm behind your right knee.  Inhale and exhale for a few breaths. Place your hands back down onto your mat and step your left foot back into downward facing dog. Repeat on the right leg.