Exam season is coming up soon again. It’s a particularly stressful time for teens (and parents and teachers) that adds extra pressure on the already demanding school day.  We have asked our students for their recommendation of the top-five yoga poses that help them relieve stress during studies. Get fresh energy in just 15 minutes!

 

Rae & Maddy

  1. Start in lotus or crossed legged, raise your hands up straight
  2. Bring the soles of your feet together and fold forward with straight arms, gently stretching your hips
  3. Roll onto your back, rock gently from side to side to massage your back
  4. Lay out flat on your back, arms out to the side, bring your right leg over to the left side twisting your spine; change sides
  5. Rock up to sitting and come onto your knees, finish in childs pose

Georgia & Jodie

  1. Start in childs pose with your arms reaching forward
  2. Sit up and come into a knee-stand, lengthen your spine and start to bend backwards gently;
    walk your hands down the back of your legs as far as you feel comfortable; maybe touch your hands on your heels (camel pose)
  3. Downward dog; bend your knees alternating to stretch out your legs
  4. Lie on your front and come up into cobra
  5. Roll on your back and stretch your arms and legs out
  6. Bring your right leg over to the left side twisting your spine; change sides

Molly & Ella

  1. Start on your back rocking right/left
  2. Roll onto your back and come into a shoulder stand
  3. Stay in shoulder stand and lower your knees down towards your ears
  4. Roll up to sitting with straight legs
  5. Step your right foot over the left knee, twist to the right and hook your left arm on the outside of your right leg; “switcheroo”
  6. End in childs pose

 

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Riddie, Iman, Leah

  1. Start standing, bring one leg in tree pose and put your palms together in front of your chest; switch sides
  2. Lie on your back, step your left foot up and put your right foot on top of the left knee to stretch out your hip; switch legs
  3. Roll onto your back into shoulder stand for 10, 11, 12 breaths
  4. Stay in shoulder stand and bring your right foot onto your left knee, switch legs
  5. Roll forward to end in childspose

Anais & Anna

  1. Start seated with the soles of your feet touching and fold forward
  2. Straighten your legs, step your right foot over the left knee, twist to the right and hook your left arm on the outside of your right leg; switch over
  3. Lie on your back, step your left foot up and put your right foot on top of the left knee to stretch out your hip; switch legs
  4. Rock onto your back and sit up, fold forward into child pose
  5. Lie on your front and lift your chest up into cobra/”seal”

Lucy & Maddy

  1. Start in downward dog, bend your knees alternating
  2. Step your left foot between your hands and stand up for a warrior 2 with your arms out and your front knee bend; lean on your bend knee with your elbow and touch your palms together; straighten both legs and change into a triangle position
  3. Step back into downward dog and repeat sequence on the other side (warrior 2, leaning on your knee, triangle)
  4. Lie on your front and lift up into cobra/”seal”
  5. End in childs pose

 

 

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