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This vinyasa flow yoga routine will improve your posture

Want to stretch your shoulders and improve your posture? Try this 30-minute vinyasa flow yoga routine from Sarah Malcolm, part two or our three week flow series

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Welcome to the second video of Healthista’s second yoga challenge, with leading London yoga teacher Sarah Malcolm (@sarahmalcs), where you learn a new 30-minute yoga sequence each week for three weeks.  Week One was an energising yoga flow routine.

If you’re new to yoga, click here to go to day one of our 30 day yoga challenge where Sarah taught an in-depth beginner pose each day.

The next level of our yoga challenge – Vinyasa flow

This three week yoga challenge introduces a new Vinyasa flow routine for beginners each week. In each of the three 30-minute videos, you will build your endurance and develop the skills to become a true yogi.

Vinyasa flow is a sequence of yoga poses that are linked through continuous motions. As you flow through each posture, the breath is synchronized with the body movements.

Yoga is a meditation that anyone can do. You don’t need a specific body type to master the practice, you just need the right skills – and you don’t need to be bendy to do it, that’s a myth we’d like to dispel. Just do the moves and you’ll feel the magic.

The second video in our new month-long series focuses on chest opening postures.

Sarah-Malcolm-headshot-278x300Vinyasa flow – Chest Opener

This 30-minute chest opening sequence will improve your posture by stretching the upper back and shoulder blades – areas that we often neglect.

‘We’re going to get into the space of the heart and the shoulders a little bit, which is great if you sit at a desk all day long,’ Sarah says.

Chest openers, sometimes called heart openers, lengthen the body and reduce back and shoulder pain with frequent practice.

Check back in next week for the third Vinyasa flow routine in our yoga challenge series.

Follow Sarah on Instagram @sarahmalcs

In our video series, Sarah is dressed by lululemon

Click here to start Sarah’s 30 day beginner yoga challenge from day one.

Our Vinyasa flow series:

Vinyasa flow – Week one – Energising Morning Flow

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