Earth Day Yoga! Get outside if you can and practice a few earth themed yoga poses!

Planet Earth
Earth Day is April 22, 2020 and it is a time to reflect on the many ways that we can care for our beautiful planet.
Let's try some yoga poses today in honor of our beautiful planet!
How about Mountain Pose?
Stand tall like a mountain!
Maybe a cascading waterfall pose?

Cascade pose

Stand up nice and tall and raise your arms over your head, bringing your hands together. Take a gentle back bend and pretend that your hands are the start of a waterfall and that water is cascading down behind you. Take a few breaths here, breathing in and out of your nose.

And of course, tree pose!
Root down and balance yourself like a tall tree!

Are there other yoga poses you like to do that are earth themed? Share your favorites with us at Alaska 4H Facebook!

Happy Earth Day!


Created with images by Melissa Askew - "My family was enjoying some time on a hike in a wooded area. The way the light was coming through the trees and across the grass and daisies was making me itch to capture the moment. I got down on my stomach in the grass to capture this photo of my daughter Ellie. All I had with me that day was my iPhone X which was still a champ for captuing the moment perfectly. I just love the way the end of the day sunlight was making her glow. To me this photo perfectly captures summer, childhood, and my sweet girl, who shines brighter then the sun." • Daniel Olah - "Interstellar" • NASA - "untitled image" • USGS - "Soaring, snow-capped peaks and ridges of the eastern Himalaya Mountains create an irregular white-on-red patchwork between major rivers in southwestern China. The Himalayas are made up of three parallel mountain ranges that together extend more than 2,900 kilometers. " • USGS - "An intricate maze of small lakes and waterways define the Yukon Delta at the confluence of Alaska's Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers with the frigid Bering Sea. Wildlife abounds on the delta and offshore where sheets of sea ice form during the coldest months of the year." • The New York Public Library - "Full Disk Earth, Apollo 17, 1972" • Alora Griffiths - "untitled image" • Paul Gilmore - "Blue mountain folds" • MJ Tangonan - "Exploring Abiqua Falls in Oregon" • Casey Horner - "Looking up" • Jeremy Bishop - "Finding my roots" • Jeremy Cai - "Pastures at the foot of a mountain" • Akshay Nanavati - "Wildflowers in Patagonia"