Short Yoga Routine for Everyday

I promise you don’ t need a rooftop for some yoga, so no excuses 🙂
Do you spend a lot of time sitting on a chair? Do you regularly feel stiff in your back, shoulders and neck? Or do you simply want to stretch a bit in the morning or before going to bed?
These 4 Asanas (poses) are easy and achievable by anyone. Just use 10 minutes of your day to get down on the floor, on your yoga mat or on your living room mat.
Maybe they won’t look exactly like this and they might not feel very comfortable in the beginning, especially if you just started with yoga.
But progressions are guaranteed, if you keep practicing.

rooftop yoga

Upper right – Cow pose = make sure you are opening the chest and rolling the shoulders back; perform this pose on an inhale followed by a cat pose
Upper left -Cat pose = use use arms to press away from the mat and to round in your upper back; perform this pose on an exhale followed by a cow pose
Lower right – Puppy pose= start in a table top , keep the hips aligned with the knees, walk your hands forward and melt your chest towards the ground ;
Lower left – Child’s pose = bring your sit bones towards your heels, and round your spine. Other versions include opening the knees to the side while keeping the feet together and extending the arms forward.
Hold Puppy pose and Child’s pose for at least 10 deep breaths each.

Do it for yourself, keep practicing and enjoy the journey.

– Emily

Sun Salutations

There are numerous references of praising the sun for the purpose of good health and prosperity in the Vedas, the ancient Hindu texts. Daily procedures termed “Surya Namaskar” (which literally translates as “Sun Salutations”) were incorporated as daily mandatory routine for a Hindu, for the well-being of the individual. They involve physical prostration to sun, with a strong focus on breath and movement connection. This practice works on different chakras, energy centre, and can help activating the energy flow and the redistribution of energy among them. It enhances blood circulation and helps soothing the endocrine and nervous system. Nowadays different versions of Sun Salutations exist, varying in the sequence, the postures included and length. It is recommended to salute the sun in the morning with an empty stomach, but what matters the most is to practice it. Find your own version and make it a routine for you. Adopt it as a routine to build a strong and flexible body and it is essential for your mental wellbeing too. Remember to surrender and to let go of your holdings while you practice your Sun Salutation. Let the breath be the leader of your movements and let the energy of this practice run through your body and bring lots of goodness to it and to your mind.
Happy summer solstice and Namaste.

Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
‘You owe me.’
Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky. –
Hafiz

Text and Sun Salutation A by Emily.

Outdoor Yoga at Reffen this Summer

From May 2019 Warrior Princess Yoga will teach at Refshaleøen

Reffen and Warrior Princess Yoga will get you fit, happy and relaxed this summer.
On Saturdays we will flow for 90 minutes into the weekend. Relax afterwards with a coffee by the water or have lunch.

Ramsløg and Street Polenta offers Warrior Princess Yoga students an after class lunch special of 15% discount on their whole menu which has vegan options. Fancy a coffee or fresh juice with your salad, hand cut fries or polenta? Reffen Coffee Roastery offers 25% discount for you one hour after class on drinks and food.

Yoga pose and Salad at street food market

Warrior Princess Yoga was founded by the head teacher Julia with the vision that yoga is for everyone – also the ones who claim they are not flexible 😉 Julia and her teacher team understand to engage the students and challenge them just the right amount.

Yoga Class High Lunch at Reffen Copenahgen

The teachers create a safe space where everyone is welcome to explore what yoga can do for their fitness and wellbeing by reducing stress levels and increasing body awareness, strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

Alignment Yoga Class

Everyone is welcome. Spots in classes are limited to ensure personal attention. Please sign up via
Email or WhatsApp/Text: 31505992.
Classes are held outside and might be cancelled up to 2 hours before start due to bad weather conditions.

Please bring mats and a blanket or sweater and socks for Savasana. Limited amount of mats free of charge for your convenience available. Preorder essential.

Please support Reffen and it’s local enterprises by not bringing any outside food or drinks (besides water).
See you on the mat.

Prices:
Saturday Hatha Flow 90 minutes 10am 100 DKK. Ten time clip card for 800 DKK.
Payable cash, mobile pay or bank transfer before the class.