12 Days Of Yoga This Christmas

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Who wants leaping lords, turtle doves and French hens?! (although we might be tempted to keep the 5 golden rings). Instead, let’s spread the love yoga style with our own Xmas inspired asanas for over the festive period. Celebrate with some yoga and meditation every day of the 12 days of Christmas (25th December - 5th January). 

After all, putting the Merry into Christmas is about so much more than waking up to a stocking filled with a new pair of stylish yoga pants or that cool little yoga top you’ve had your eye on! 

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On the 1st day of Christmas (Christmas Day)…

Happy baby pose

Capture the innocent excitement of Christmas morning with a playful Happy Baby Pose. As well as loosening the groin and hips, the first of our 12 days of yoga is sure to make you feel like a big kid again.

 

On the 2nd day of Christmas (Boxing Day)…

Xmas Tree Pose

Light yourself up from the inside out with Vrikshasana. This balancing pose will help you with focus and concentration over the manic holiday season.

Blossom Yoga Tree Pose

 

On the 3rd day of Christmas …

Rock the baby pose

Imagine you’re Mary and rock the baby jesus to loosen those hips and stretch the butt muscles.

On the 4th day of Christmas…

Camel pose

Of all the animals involved in the nativity, we thought the camel was probably the least insulting one to suggest. What? Would you have preferred we chose donkey? 

Camel pose in snake hips pink blossom yoga leggings 

On the 5th day of Christmas…

Cat and cow pose

Avoid inactive couch potato mode with some spinal cord waking cat and cows

 

On the 6th of Christmas…

Full body stretch pose

Think of yourself as a cracker being pulled at both ends and enjoy a restorative full body stretch. 

On the 7th day of Christmas (New Years Eve)…

Fire breath

Get all psyched up and give your body the energy it needs to keep you partying until the break of dawn this NYE (or stop you from falling asleep on the couch around 9pm). Kapalabhati breathing is a fantastic cleansing start to any yoga routine...or night out.

On the 8th day of Christmas (New Years Day)…

Hangover savior spinal twist

After your New Year’s celebrations, the chances are you may be in need of a little detox. Help release toxins from the body with a gentle supine spinal twist that will stimulate your kidneys, abdominal organs, intestines and bladder.

Spinal twist in blossom yoga lucid aurora leggings

On the 9th day of Christmas…

Resolutions meditation

Sit in a comfortable seated position with a straight spine. Take big, deep, cleansing breaths for a few moments. Allow yourself to fully relax and focus on your body, bringing awareness to the present moment. Ask yourself what you would like to welcome into your life in 2019? Give time to listen to the answers, which may present in thoughts, pictures or sensations. 

On the 10th day of Christmas…

Indigestion busting wind relieving pose 

If you haven’t already eaten until you’re about to burst then WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? You’ve clearly been taught nothing about the joys of Christmas. Let’s just say its a good job yoga leggings are made out of lycra. Ease your gut with wind relieving pose to massage the abdominal wall.

On the 11th day of Christmas…

Star pose

Shine bright (and strengthen your core after any over indulgence) with our version of the star - a side plank with raised leg!

 Side Plank in blossom yoga leggings

On the 12th day of Christmas…

Gratitude meditation

Take some time out to sit in stillness and reflect on all the things in your life that you are truly thankful for this Christmas and New Year. You may want to create a list of the people and things you are grateful for. 

Meditation pose in blossom yoga wear


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