Independence Day, otherwise known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence from the Great Britain on July 4, 1776. It is a national holiday, where every patriotic American come together to celebrate. If you are in America or other parts of the world, here are some yoga poses you can do to mark this very day!
The first pose you can incorporate into your workout is the Janu Sirsasana A: Flag Pose. This is also commonly known as the Head to Knee Pose. To perform this pose, straighten one of your legs and bend the knee of the other. This will make it resemble the shape of a flag and also explains how this variation of a forward bend is known as the Flag Pose to some children. This pose is ideal for giving your hamstring and hip a good stretch.
The second pose is known as the Tittibhasana: Firefly Pose. This will be physically challenging on your arms. At the same time, it not only demands strong upper body strength, it also requires you to have reasonably flexible hamstrings. Although it may seem to be quite trying at first to get into such a position, through ample and constant practice, one would be able to perform it in no time.
The third pose that you can try out is the Agnistambhasana: Fire Log Pose or otherwise known as the Double Pigeon. In fact, this pose is a good counter for tight hips and a tense lower back. Hence, if you suffer from extremely tight hips, this pose could be a good solution in assisting you in keeping your spine upright.
Finally, the last pose that you can add into your practice is none other than the Garudasana: Eagle Pose. Instead of merely an eagle pose, try picturing this standing pose as the American Eagle. This pose is perfect for increasing your balance, while offering your outer thighs and shoulders a good amount of stretch. This is actually a very commonly practiced pose. In fact, most yoga classes will perform this from time to time.
If you require more information or tips for any of the above poses, you can check them out here. OMG Yoga is a school based in Singapore that offers various types of private yoga classes. For more information, feel free to visit us at http://www.yogasingapore.net/ !