Category Archives for aqua yoga poses

Shoulder flexibility with Aqua Yoga

woman doing shoulder stretch with a pool noodle in the pool

We all spend too much time on our devices and most of us could use better posture. Here’s a pose for improving shoulder flexibility. Starting in Mountain Pose, use one pool noodle. As you inhale, bring the noodle overhead. Exhale, drop it down towards the water behind you. Your arms will need to be straight […]

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How to do Mountain Pose in the Pool

aqua yoga photo - woman doing mountain pose in the pool with one pool noodle

Mountain Pose is the foundation of our practice. It’s where we start, it’s where we come back to. I like to refer to it as yogi home base. It’s a stable, grounded place with deep roots. Work in a flat spot in the pool where the water comes up to mid chest height. Bring your […]

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How to do Leg Lifts in the Pool

woman doing leg lifts on the pool steps

This video focuses on how to build core strength in aqua yoga. You’ll be using the pool stairs to do leg lifts, and it gives you several practice variations. Start by sitting down on a pool step that allows approximately half your torso to be under water. Your arms should be out to your sides […]

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How to do Side Leg Lifts in the Pool

Women in the pool showing how to do side left lifts with the pool steps during aqua yoga

Side leg lifts can be done in the pool without the pool steps, but here I’m using them to provide some structure and support to my posture.                      Start in Mountain pose (feet hip distance apart and parallel). Open one leg out to the side and set it on one of the pool steps. […]

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How to do Triangle Pose in the Pool

womand doing triangle pose in the pool using the pool steps

  Directions for how to do Triangle pose in the pool Start in a wide legged stance.  Turn your toes out on one leg.  Your arms go straight out of your shoulders in a T shape.  Inhale and as you exhale, hinge in your hips on that same side.  Keep both legs straight.  Your arms […]

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