Grounding Yoga Poses to Transition into Fall

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Changing seasons are a transitional phase in life which can leave us feeling unsure and uncomfortable. Whether you feel excited or stressed by the new beginnings that come with changing seasons, you can seek comfort in grounding yoga poses to help steady you and prepare yourself for a new phase of the year.

To help you feel grounded during the transition into fall, it’s even better if you practice these yoga poses outdoors if the weather permits. It will help you to feel the ground beneath you and enjoy the last days of weather warm enough to do yoga outside before winter sets in. The summer season allows us to slow down and soak up the warm sunshine, but in fall we usually transition back into full schedules which can leave us feeling tired and under the weather. These seven yoga poses will leave you feeling grounded as you ease into the fall season.

 

Mountain Pose

  • Start with your feet planted hip-width apart.
  • Then root your tailbone down, rocking side to side gently while you feel the earth beneath your toes.
  • Then, reach up and extend the fingertips for an energizing power pose.

Warrior I

  • As you move out of mountain pose, take a deep breath and sweep your arms overhead, stepping your left foot behind you.
  • Next, straighten your arms and touch your fingertips together, distributing your weight evenly and rooting both feet down.
  • Repeat on the right side before moving into Warrior II.
  • This is a great pose for energizing and keeping your body moving in a forward direction.

Warrior II

  • Try to find some stillness in this pose, rooting down both feet and radiating your energy outward through the fingertips, crown, and tail.
  • Raise your arms to shoulder height away from your sides and bend your front knee to move into this pose.

Triangle

Triangle pose provides another easy transition from the Warrior poses and helps the body achieve balance while stretching the hips.

  • To do this pose, begin in a standing position and press the left hip out while you slide both arms to the right.
  • Exhale and rotate your arms, raising your left arm and rest your right hand on your right leg.
  • Reach your fingertips away from each other as your arms move into a straight line with shoulders stacked.
  • Press the left hip forward and right hip back then hold the pose for a few breaths and repeat on the other side.

Goddess Pose

Goddess pose is another strong power pose.

  • Start by bringing the hands together, straightening the legs, and turning the heels inward.
  • Next, come into a high squat by bending the knees and visualizing the pelvis as your anchor to create balance.

This is a great pose for stabilizing the core to help your body feel grounded.

Head to Knee

This pose calms the mind and stimulates the nervous system.

  • As you prepare to end this yoga sequence, sit down on the ground with legs stretched out in front of you.
  • Take a deep breath and bend the upper body down over your legs to touch your head to your knees.
  • Move into this pose slowly using deep breaths to help you stretch.

Child’s Pose

Let your inner child out during this pose to release stress.

  • Start by putting your forehead down to help calm the mind and give support to the rest of the body.
  • Then stretch your hips back and arms out in front of you.

This is a great stretching pose to end with and it leaves the body feeling calm and nurtured.

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