With Halloween right around the corner, here are some fun Halloween-inspired yoga poses you can add to your yoga routine.
Rounded Cat is a posture everyone can do, and it’s a great stretch for the back and shoulders (which you might need if you stand for hours at your door giving out Halloween candy to hundreds of kids). It also sets you up for the Crow Pose by helping you engage your lower abdominals and round your spine.
Spider Pose (titibasana) may be tricky for you (it’s not for beginners), but keep working on opening up your hips, lower back, hamstrings and wrists and eventually you’ll make it in to the pose. The flexibility required for Spider is also needed for Witch on a Broomstick. Both of these poses require core strength and can help tone your belly if you feel you’re eating too many treats!
You can do Lion’s Roar with your kids or if you’re having a stressful day, and it’s great practice for Halloween day spooking.
Frankenstein can give you good posture and lift in your chest, and from there then you can lie on your back in a pretend coffin or grave and play dead for a few minutes and escape from the ghouls around you.
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