Two-Minute Yoga

For relaxation and warm-up prior to in-person instruction and for a stretch break during long instructional sessions. Caveat: These are basic stretching exercises. Do not do anything that feels at all painful or you are unable to do for any reason.

Stand up.
Take a deep breath.
Reach up – come up off your toes if you like.
Reach – Reach – Reach – What are you trying to accomplish? Where are you trying to go?
Exhale – arms down.

Take a deep breath.
Reach up.
Exhale and reach to the right.
Breathe and come up.
Exhale – arms down.

Take a deep breath.
Reach up.
Exhale and reach to the left.
Breathe and come up.
Exhale - Arms at side.

Take a deep breath.
Turn head – looking right as you exhale.
Breathe as you return to center.
Exhale chin to chest.
Head up.

Take a deep breath.
Turn head – looking left as you exhale.
Breathe and return to center.
Exhale chin to chest.
Head up.

Take a deep breath.
Exhale - Right ear to right shoulder.
Breathe and up on exhale.

Take a deep breath.
Exhale – Left ear to left shoulder.
Breathe and up on exhale.

Take a deep breath.
Raise shoulders to ears as you breathe.
Rotate back and squeeze shoulders together.
Exhale down.
Repeat three times.

Take a deep breath.
Clasp hands behind back.
Exhale while bending forward.
Breathe and stretch arms up and behind.
Exhale and let arms hang to ground.
Breathe.
Exhale and come on up.

Take a few breaths and shake arms, head, shoulders etc.
And rest.