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City View Yoga For Your Inner Gemini

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Yogi muse, Brooke Musat, is here with a summer-y yoga sequence for our inner Gemini. Being the ruler of cities, communities and neighbors, this Gemini sequence is the perfect thing to rev up our connective spirit!

Summer is officially here and with it, a busy Gemini mood! With Mercury as Gemini’s ruler, this yoga flow is sure to help you make moves on and off the mat. Inspired by the duality of Gemini’s kinetic force, this sequence was designed to target areas of the body that break into two. Sun’s out guns out! With Downward Facing Dog on finger tips and Revolved Crescent Lunge, your shoulders and arms will be ready to shine in any sleeveless top or tank. That’s right you heard us correctly, we see sexy shoulders and arms in your near future. If you are a Gemini, or you know a Gemini, you know Geminis like to connect the dots. Whether that is being the isthmus that connects two friend groups, being the glue that holds the family together, or embracing abstract ideas to make sense of life, Geminis crave connection. The poses in this sequence were intended to help the Gemini in you embrace the connection between strength and flexibility. In Extended Puppy Pose you’ll find opening (or flexibility) in the shoulders while maintaining the pose’s integrity (or strength) through the core and legs. Each pose has an element of strength and flexibility. If you need help embracing the spirit of summer, or you just need to get out of your beach chair and move, try our Gemini yoga sequence for a summer cocktail of strength, flexibility, and fun!

Downward Facing Dog on Finger Tips :: (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

o Quiets the mind

o Wakes up the entire body

o Stretches the shoulders, spine, and backs of legs

o Tones the arms and core

Extended Puppy Pose :: (Uttana Shishosana)

o Stretches the shoulders

o Tones the core, arms legs and claves

o Can help to reduce anxiety when forehead is down

Revolved Crescent Lunge :: (Parivṛtta Aṅjaneyāsana)

o Brings new blood into the internal organs

o Stretches the hips and side body

o Helps cultivate a sense of balance

o Strengthens the legs and core

Crescent Lunge :: (Aṅjaneyāsana)

o Stretches the hips

o Helps cultivate a sense of balance

o Strengthens the legs and core

o Tones shoulders and arms

Crescent Lunge Folding Forward

o Stretches the hips

o Helps cultivate a sense of balance

o Strengthens the legs and core

o Tones shoulders and arms

o Releases tension in the neck

Reverse Warrior II with hands clasped above head :: (Pārśva Vīrabhadrāsana)

o Strengthens the legs ankles, and the tiny muscles in the feet

o Stretches the inner thighs, shoulders, and forearms

o Can help to increase stamina

o Stimulates kidneys

o Tones core, side body and back

Warrior II with twisted clasped and intertwined hands :: (Vīrabhadrāsana II)

o Strengthens the legs ankles, and the tiny muscles in the feet

o Stretches the inner thighs, shoulders, and forearms

o Can help to increase stamina

o Tones core

Wide-Legged Forward Stance while clasping elbows :: (Prasarita Padottanasana)

o Strengthens legs and tiny muscles in the feet

o Calms the mind

o Stretches shoulders, chest, and inner thighs

Wide-legged Forward Fold while clasping elbows :: (Prasarita Padottanasana)

o Strengthens legs and tiny muscles in the feet

o Calms the mind

o Stretches shoulders, chest, hamstrings, and inner thighs

o Tones the core

Side Lunge with arm under leg :: (Skandasana)

o Stretches inner thighs, hips, and claves

o Can help cultivate a sense of balance

o Tones core

One-legged Side Lunge with arm under leg and heel lifted :: (Skandasana)

o Stretches inner thighs, side body, hips, and claves

o Can help cultivate a sense of balance

o Tones core

Boat Pose with arms clasped behind head/back :: (Navasana)

o Strengthens the core
o Motivates the kidneys
o Can help with digestion
o Stretches the shoulders when hands are clasped

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