Yoga Poses for Relaxation

I've been doing these poses lately, especially after a long day of work. They help relax my thigh and leg muscles in general. These are all beginner level poses and don't forget to use blocks for assistance when needed

Disclaimer: Am no expert, just a student striving to improve daily

1. Viparita Karani (Legs Up The Wall)

2.Toe Squat

For the toe squat , My thighs should be completely horizontal with my butt slightly grazing the heel but I was too tight to achieve that pose.

3.Hero Pose

4. Supine Bound Angle

5 New Artists in my summer 2016 workout Playlist

I got tired of listening to my playlists. They were no longer providing the motivation needed to get over my running "humps". 

So I asked  a friend to make me one based on the songs in his collection. While I know that many music apps exist like Pandora and 8 tracks, I still prefer having ♫ files for those days when I find myself in a dead zone with no reception.

Listening to your friend's playlists 
is a great way to be introduced to new songs, artists or genre of music. 

Here are the songs/artists I've recently discovered through this exchange.

1. Naëlle, A french artist and her song Kontrole'

2. Salif Kieta from Mali and his song Iniagige

3. Haifa Wehbe from  Lebanon and her song Yabn El Halal

4. Oxmo Puccino , a Hip Hop artist from Mali. I like Peur Noir and many of his other songs

5. Coco Argentee from Cameroon and her song Fallait Pas is nostalgic because it reminds me of the time we lived in Yaounde

What new songs or artists have you added into your summer workout playlist to spice things up?

Fitbit Local : Outdoor Bootcamp

I plan to attend the FREE outdoor boot camp led by Fit bit  on Sunday, July 24th. 

Here is an old post I did about their local yoga event back in April

Let me know if you'll be joining me on twitter @mapetiteniche