Week 2: Yoga at Home

Updated: Apr 9

We had a blast completing last week’s challenge! We were able to get outside and get moving while practicing social distancing.


This week, we are going to get active in our very own homes with yoga! Yoga has many benefits. It can increase your flexibility, help build strong muscles, and boost your energy level. But what is yoga? Yoga is a type of exercise that involves holding poses. All you need is a little bit a space to practice yoga!


Follow along and see if you can do these yoga poses!

1. Downward Dog

Create an upside down V shape with your body. Straighten your legs, keep your arms strong, and look between your legs.


Chair Pose

2. Chair

Start by standing tall. Then, bend your knees and try to being your hips back. Straighten your arms above your head.



3. Tree

Start by standing tall. Place your foot either above or below your knee. Grow your tree by extending your arms above your head. Try swaying side to side!

Boat Pose



4. Boat

Balance on your rear-end and lit your legs up. Try to stick your arms straight out in front of you. Then rock in the water like a boat!

5. Three Legged Dog

Start in downward dog. Then, lift one leg up towards to sky, as high as you can! Switch legs!




Turn in to Facebook Live on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6PM to complete a yoga workout with Rachel! We will be following along to the Rainbow Yoga video by Yoga with Adriene.

Feeling like a yogi pro and want even more videos? Check out these cool resources below!

  • YMCA Virtual Classes: The Y is offering free virtual classes. Choose from a variety of classes (including yoga!) and levels.

  • Corepower: Check out these energized classes! These classes are yoga with a powerful twist.

  • Yoga with Adriene: Follow along with Adriene for a variety of class types. Our two favorite videos are Rainbow Yoga and Yoga with Kids.

  • Yoga for Kids! By STORYHIVE: This awesome video is full of fun animations throughout. Follow along with Sophia for a 25 minute class.

  • Cosmic Kids Yoga: These kid friendly yoga classes are full of colorful places and cool characters. Follow along to explore the world of Star Wars, Frozen, Trolls, and more! These videos are offered in English and Spanish.

Weekly Challenge!

Bull City Fit participants can earn their BCF Buck by sending in a picture or video of you and your family completing your favorite yoga pose! Please send pictures and videos by email to bullcityfit@gmail.com or to our Instagram (@bullcityfit). You may be chosen to be featured on our social media account!

Contact Us

Rachel N. Fleming

Bull City Fit Program Coordinator

(919) 681-1203

rachel.n.fleming@duke.edu

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