Have a Scary Good Halloween With These 9 Yoga Poses
Did we scare you? Probably not. But with these nine Halloween-inspired yoga poses, you’re sure to feel at least a little spooky.
Here at Yoga Pod Tucson, we’re all about getting in the holiday spirit. And since Halloween is tomorrow, we thought we’d share some yoga poses that can’t help but make us think of the scary holiday. Check them out below, and then visit our yoga studio in Tucson for a frightfully good Halloween!
Black Cat Pose (Marjaryasana)
Most yoga classes in any yoga studio will start with cat pose, but really channel your frightened black cat during your next yoga practice. This will help you to truly arch your spine and feel a good release.
Cross-If-You-Dare Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
Bridge pose is an excellent stretch for your chest, neck, spine, and hips, along with a strengthener for your back, buttocks, and hamstrings. Just imagine a goblin underneath your bridge or a witch crossing your bridge for an extra stretch!
Cursed Pirate Ship Pose (Navasana)
Boat pose is known for strengthening your abdomen. Why not imagine it as a cursed pirate ship on stormy seas as you move in and out of the pose for added core work?
Dead Corpse Pose (Savasana)
We didn’t have to be too creative with this one — savasana means corpse pose! This gives a whole new meaning to this restorative pose at the end of your yoga practice. Think of a corpse and you’ll melt into your yoga mat!
Destroyer of the Universe Pose (Kala Bhairavasana)
This advanced yoga pose also didn’t require much creativity! It’s actually translated as “Destroyer of the Universe.” Work your way into this pose when you’re ready, and you’ll feel like a monster taking over this Halloween.
Haunted Forest Pose (Vriksasana)
Tree pose may be relaxing and strengthening, but it gets oh-so-spooky when you’re in our yoga studio with a whole forest of trees! You can all wave your arms in the air slowly, like branches creaking and swaying under a full moon.
Ninja Poses (Virabhadrasana)
Whether you choose warrior pose one, two, or three, you’re sure to feel like a strong, resolute ninja who is ready to take on your yoga practice — and maybe everyone else who is in the yoga studio with you!
Old Crow Pose (Bakasana)
Crows represent misfortune and even death. As you get into this strengthening arm balance, think of an old crow perched on a rooftop and watching as you walk down the street.
Upside-Down Mummy (Salamba Sirsasana)
Think of a mummy sealed up in a sarcophagus and then flip the coffin upside down. Voila! You’re in headstand as an upside-down mummy! Focus on this image as you’re in headstand, and you’re sure to have a straight back and strong core.
Visit Our Yoga Studio for a Frightfully Good Time
From yoga meditation to vinyasa yoga, hot yoga, and more, you can find it at Yoga Pod Tucson! Visit our yoga studio today for a scary good time during yoga classes.