Check out our July yoga flow with our favorite yogi, Ashley.

3 parts Bergamot, 2 parts Ginger, and 1 part Tea Tree

Fresh Cut Grass Essential Oil Blend

As the monsoon season approaches and the ground becomes quenched, more greenery than ever covers the surface of the Earth! During this time of year, we are reminded of a scent that brings back the fondest memories of summertime - freshly cut grass. This energizing essential oil blend inspires feelings of contentedness as it works to stabilize your mood, purify the air, and gives you a nice dose of nature that you can bring inside your home.

You can never have too many fun things to do in July. Adventures are in full bloom and it’s hard to go wrong with any occasion under the warm summer sun. This month we will invite this playful energy into our traditionally disciplined yoga practice and explore poses with no attachment to the outcome. We will pair our Fresh Cut Grass essential oil blend with a sequence that encourages play on our mats and allows the movement to be light-hearted and joyful!


Wild Thing (Camatkarasana)

Begin in downward-facing dog. Lift the left leg and bend the left knee. Bring your weight into your right hand and roll onto the outer edge of your right foot. On the exhale, step your left foot back and place your toes on the floor with your knee partially bent. On the inhale, lift your hips higher until you curl
more into a backbend with your left foot solid on the ground. Extend your left arm and reach towards your eye gaze. Hold for 5—10 breaths. Return to downward facing dog and repeat on the other side.

Dancer Pose (Natarajasana)

Begin in mountain pose. Press down through your big toe mounds and release your tailbone down. Bend your right knee and bring your heel towards your backside. Reach back with your right hand and grab the inside of your ankle. On the inhale, reach your left arm forward and up. On the exhale, extend back and up with your right thigh and reach your sternum forward away from your naval point. For stability, hold on to the back of a chair. Hold for 5—10 breaths. Release and repeat on other side.

Baby Grasshopper Pose

Begin in a forward fold. Bend your left leg and bring heel towards your backside. Reach your right hand back and clasp foot or shin, depending on flexibility. With your left hand on the floor, slowly lower down and extend left leg behind bent right leg. Push all your weight into your standing foot and press evenly into the floor. Use upper body strength to lower chest. Press evenly into your left hand and keep hips lifted. Hold for 5—10 breaths. Release and repeat on other side.

Wheel Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana)

Begin by lying flat on your back. Bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet onto your mat. Bend your elbows and bring the palms of your hands overhead, placing them underneath your shoulders with the fingertips pointing towards your feet. Inhale and press down into your palms and your feet as you lift your shoulders and hips off the floor. Keep your elbows and feet parallel, root down with your big toe mounds. Straighten your arms as you lift your head off the floor. Let your head hang freely and lift your sternum in the direction you are facing. Hold for 5—10 breaths, then gently lower to the floor.

Side Plank (Vasisthasana)

Begin in plank pose. Roll onto the outside edge of your right foot and stack your left foot on top of your right. Bring your right hand onto your right hip and gently turn the torso, bringing the weight of your body on the outer left foot and hand. Stretch your right arm toward the sky, so it is in line with your shoulders. Hold for 5—10 breaths. Return to plank and repeat on the other side.

Standing Splits (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana)

Begin in forward fold. Bring the weight into your right foot. On the inhale, lift your left leg up behind you parallel with the floor. Internally rotate the left leg by rolling the left thigh up. On the exhale, fold over your standing leg and bring your hands to either side of your foot. Extend the left leg higher, while keeping the standing leg active. Hold for 5—10 breaths. Repeat on the other side.

Namaste friends.

We hope you have a lovely day!

These poses and pose descriptions were generously provided by our favorite yogi, Ashley.

Ashley is a Ruidoso, NM based instructor who loves teaching, traveling, and tea!

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