Yoga Asana 
Yoga Postures for Health, Strength, Balance, and Flexibility

No matter how many years young you are, it is always a good idea to keep up a Yoga Asana practice. 

An Asana practice can be modified to suit your mood, or need, as often as daily. Often, all you need is 10-15 minutes of key postures to tone and stretch your main muscle groups. At other times, your asana practice can extend, spontaneously, if time allows, for over two hours. Whatever the body needs at the moment. 

The discipline lies in simply getting yourself to the mat, or towel. 

Asana is the best preparation for a Pranayama/breathing practice, as well as a meditation practice. 

# Establish/Maintain Asana Practice

If new to Asana, start with a 10-15 minute practice on your own.

If it's challenging to establish your own practice, take a yoga class 2-3 times/week - online, or at a local yoga studio, or the YMCA. 

Below are examples, not actual practices. Please contact Slava for specific personal recommendations, or find a local yoga teacher or yoga therapist. 

A short strengthening routine for upper body and core

Core strength moves - bench pose and reversed plank

A flow yoga routine to stretch three main muscle groups for runners: calves, hamstrings, and hip flexors

Handstand Practice after a good warmup as above