Yoga for Arthritis Instagram Challenge June 2017

17 May 2017 12:41 PM | Anonymous

Thanks to Karen Ray Costa, one our newest YFA teachers, for organizing an Instagram challenge for us.  

How to participate in this challenge:

Follow @yogaforarthritis and @karenraycosta.

Post a photo of yourself practicing these poses each day of the challenge.

Tag us and use hashtag #yogaforarthritis.

Prizes:

TWO general memberships to the Yoga for Arthritis website which includes amazing resources for both teachers and students.

Each post that meets the guidelines above will count as an entry. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted by July 5th.

Thanks for joining us on this challenge and helping us to spread the word that yoga is for everyone. Make sure to tag your friends and family members who are living with arthritis. Namaste and happy posting.


Date

Pose/Practice

Notes

6/1

Easy Seated

Show props

6/2

Belly Breathing

6/3

Neck Stretches

6/4

Sun Breaths

6/5

Namaste/Prayer Hands

6/6

Staff Pose

6/7

Leg Lifts

6/8

Mudra of your choice

6/9

Table

Any props

6/10

Cat/Cow

Any props

6/11

Downward Dog

Any props

6/12

Forward Fold

Any props

6/13

Lying Extended Leg

6/14

Mountain

Flag Day

Show Chair

6/15

Warrior 1

Any props

6/16

Warrior 2

Any props

6/17

Warrior 3

Any props

6/18

Tree

Father’s Day

6/19

Bridge

Any props

6/20

Supine Twist

Any props

6/21

Baby Cobra

Any props

6/22

Chair on Wall

6/23

ADL in the kitchen

Reaching

Taking a break while cooking for shoulder rolls

Sitting with long spine in front of meal

Mindfulness while eating (one thing at a time)

6/24

Plank Variations

6/25

Seated Head to Knee

avoid “jumbo shrimp”

6/26

Bound Angle

Any props

6/27

Child’s Pose

Any props

6/28

Legs up the wall

Any props

6/29

Breathing practice

6/30

Corpse Pose

Any variation


About Karen:

Karen Costa is a writer, yoga teacher, coach, and educator living in Massachusetts. Her teaching is focused on gentle, restorative, and accessible yoga. She is passionate about helping students from all walks of life, at all levels, to connect with the powerful practice of yoga.


Karen leads various yoga workshops on topics such as meditation and personal growth. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Frog Pond Yoga Centre in Princeton, Massachusetts, is certified in Reiki 1, and recently completed Level I training with Yoga for Arthritis studying under Ann Swanson. 


Karen has worked in higher education for over a decade and holds a master's of higher education and a certificate of advanced graduate studies in educational leadership. Her higher education work is focused on helping first-year, non-traditional students, to achieve academic success. She is a staff writer at Women in Higher Education and calls Central Massachusetts her home. Her ideal day starts with a cup of coffee and is spent at home with her husband and son, playing board games, reading, and writing. Two of her favorite places on Earth are Long Beach Island, New Jersey, and the amazing Kripalu Yoga Retreat Center in Western Massachusetts. 


Learn more about her work at www.thecoreofyourcore.com. You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thecoreofyourcore/. Follow Karen on Twitter @KarenRayCosta and on Instagram @KarenRayCosta.


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