Dress Up Your Yoga Practice for Halloween
Happy Halloween! ???? What a fun article by YogaInternational.com on how to “Dress Up Your Yoga Practice for Halloween!” Take a look at these fun Halloween-themed yoga poses to get you in the trick or treating mood!
Halloween is almost here, so we’ve put together a practice that’s choc-full of holiday-themed poses you can use to infuse your yoga classes or home practice with some creepy creativity (we promise they’re not too scary!).
These sequence suggestions are fun for yogis of all ages. You can sprinkle in a few “treats” here and there or turn your entire class/practice into a spooky extravaganza!
What better way to start a Halloween Yoga Practice than shavasana (corpse pose)? Its seasonally appropriate name aside, shavasana is a perfect pose for settling in, connecting with the breath, and preparing for a lighthearted yet challenging practice.
Your warmup is an ideal place to include Halloween-inspired asana. After all, how many times have you heard the “cat” portion of cat/cow described as “rounding your back like a Halloween cat”? And why not let “cow” become “ghost cow”? If you’re feeling especially silly, try inhaling up into “Halloween cat,” and then let out a spooky moooooooooooo as you move into “ghost cow.”
For an additional warmup suggestion, try this creative take on some familiar core work. From downward facing dog (or “downward facing hellhound,” if you prefer), inhale your right leg up into a three-legged dog/hound. Exhale, draw your right knee in toward your chest, shifting forward as if you were coming into plank pose, but round your back. Stay here and breathe. Your right (bent knee) hip will tend to dip down here; if that’s happening, lift it higher so that it’s level with your left hip. Either stay here, or, if you feel stable, you can come onto your left fingertips, extending your left arm forward like a werewolf on the prowl! Gaze slightly forward toward your hand and try to keep your hips level. Enjoy the balance challenge, then return to downdog and change sides.
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