Now that the temperature is finally dropping a few degrees, we at HealingRadiusPro can begin talking about winter outdoor activities that keep our hearts healthy and bodies in motion. Yes, I’m talking about a popular health trend: snowga! It seems yoga can be practiced anywhere—atop paddleboards, in 104-degree studios, among the bustling crowd in Times Square, and during the colder months, in the great outdoors surrounded by an all-white backdrop.
One of our first questions to this trend was, “How do you bend in several layers of clothing?” Through some research, we found that snowga is like a regular workout in which you get hot—some yogis tend to open their coats and take off their gloves, allowing for more flexibility. Additionally, snowga doesn’t have to involve the bendiest poses of them all. The chair pose, for example, is similar to the tuck position we take on while skiing. Props can also be used to help achieve certain poses, including ski poles and snowshoes.
All in all, snowga is an effective workout routine that is being practiced more and more around the world. And if you’re looking for a new way to spruce up your classes, how about taking your students outside for some yoga in the snow? We’ve put together a list of the most popular poses that snowgis are posting on Instagram, Twitter, and beyond.
Upward Bow Pose
Warrior II Pose
Fire Log Pose
I mean, what is better than having a scenic outdoor classroom? Take your students outside to enjoy the fresh air and the extra challenges it takes to carry out certain poses. If you know of any other snowga poses, or if you’ve already taken your class outside during the winter season, please share your experience in the comment section below!
Allison Barfield is a content writer for Span Enterprises and has been writing since she first learned to hold a pencil, shortly after birth. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a B.A. in media arts she fell in love with marketing. She's been copy writing and managing multiple blogs ever since.