Spring into Yoga: 6 Poses to Renew Your Body & Mind

Spring is a time of renewal. It’s a chance to observe how you are showing up in life so you can make the necessary changes to align with your goals and dreams.

It’s a chance to redefine yourself, minimize judgment and create space for curiosity about the areas of your life you would like to develop.

These 6 simple postures are stimulating and invigorating. They offer your body and mind a fresh start this spring giving you the opportunity to reflect on your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual journey:

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This simple sequence will help you clean out those things that no longer serve you and make room for what will.

  • Breathe through each pose for 3 -5 breaths building heat on round one.
  • Invite new life and space moving through each pose with one breath thereafter.
  • Repeat up to five rounds.

Here are the specific benefits of each posture:

  1. Downward Facing Dog –rejuvenates your mind as you open & warms the body.
  2. Twisted Crescent Lunge – builds strength in your foundation and metabolic fire as you wring out toxins from your core.
  3. Extended Side Angle – creates space and length in areas that tend to be tight.
  4. Standing Forward Fold – releases emotions and invites more flow into your life.
  5. Four Limbed Staff Pose – invigorates your resiliency, magnify clarity, and establishes balance all at once.
  6. Locust – strengthens your entire back body to reduce stress, stimulates digestion and elimination while encouraging an open heart.

Missi Holt

Missi Holt is the fitness and nutrition editor for Early to Rise. She is a master nutrition therapist, certified yoga trainer, Certified Turbulence Trainer and an NSCA certified personal trainer (CPT). She also provides fitness and nutrition therapy through her own organization, Whole Life Health.