St Patrick’s Day, Drunk Yoga

Saint Patrick’s Day is here once again…Celebrate with YOGA.

March 17th has become a popular green beer drinking holiday in the US.
(CLICK HERE for instructions on making Green Beer)

IRISH YOGA (as defined my Urban Dictionary)
After a night of HEAVY drinking and passing out in a very strange position…
man 1: he was do drunk he fell back off his chair with his head on the floor and his ass still on the seat
man 2: like Irish yoga?

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If you are not willing to take your chances with drunk yoga, try the asanas sober:

Begin with a few minutes of Centering

Transition into Table for Cat Pose & Cow Pose

Garland Pose (wide squat)

Rag Doll

Mountain Pose

Beginning Sun Salutation A
Mountain Pose, Inhale arms up, Exhale Forward Fold, Inhale, look up with a flat back, exhale and step back into Down Dog.

*Three Leg Down Dog (Right Foot off mat)
Dog at a Hydrant
Three Leg Down Dog
Bring your (right)Knee between your hands
Release your Left leg down to the mat-Half Pigeon Pose
Sleeping Pigeon

Half Pigeon
Curl your Right toes under and step your right leg back into Three Leg Down Dog
Repeat from * with Left foot off the mat

Twisted Tree (2) Balance Pose:  Tadasana, allow your weight to sink into your right Leg, Bring your Left Leg into Tree Pose. When you have found your balance, extend your arms out in T position at shoulder height.  On your next exhale, twist your upper body to the Left.  Repeat with Left Leg in Tree, twisting to the right.

Mountain Pose

Down Dog

Belly Rest for a moment

Locust

Child’s Pose

Forearm Table

Dolphin

Child’s Pose

Have a seat

Seated Forward Fold

Roll down to mat

Bridge Pose

Bring Knees to chest, rock from side to side

Plow Pose

Happy Baby

Twist, rotated Stomach posture

Savasana

My husband and I are both Irish and we actually met on Saint Patrick’s Day, 1995.  I had just turned 21 and we went out in search of Green Beer. We never found it.  In fact, we didn’t have our first green beers until last year at Blind Hartman’s Tavern (check out BHT, they have an awesome band, Black Hat Boris that plays there every 6 weeks or so).  We always celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day as an Anniversary, so if you celebrate too, try some Yoga Twists to help feel better the morning after.

May the long time sun
Shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.
(Irish Blessing, and a Kundalini yoga farewell)

History of Shamrock, Leprechaun, and the Blarney’s Stone

Cute St Patrick’s Day ideas for kids (and kids at heart)

Please note, the photos above (in slide show) are not my images.  I have not been able to determine their origin.  They have been re-posted several times all over the web.

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