Relax in Our Waterfront Condos with These Simple Yoga Moves

Practicing yoga is a great way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors at our waterfront condos. Our luxury downtown condos have an outdoor space perfect for both beginner yogi’s and more advanced students, where you can enjoy the sunrise or sunset along with the beautiful view of downtown Austin. Here are some simple, key poses to get you started.

Downward facing dog

Start on hands in knees in a table-top position. Curl your toes under and lift your hips high into the air. Extend your hips, roll your shoulders onto your back, and root your palms press your heart towards the sun. Align your back in a straight line, heels and palms rooted into the earth, and take a few breaths. Softly smile from your heart center as you feel your body radiate through the pose.

Warrior 1, 2, and 3

When you're ready, step one foot forward between your hands and lower your hips into a lunge pose. With an inhale, sweep your arms up into warrior pose. Root your feet firmly into the earth, and balance your weight between your hips. Reach your hands into the air.

When you're ready, gather up the energy and circle your arms into warrior 2, one hand forward one hand back, and take your gaze through the center line down the middle finger of your front hand. Soften your heart and enjoy a nice low squat through your hips. When you're ready, square your hips to the front and begin to rock forward on your front leg, extending the back leg straight back in the air behind you. Your arms, back, and legs are straight, as you take a few deep breaths in warrior 3.

Camel Pose

Come to stand on your knees, shins parallel to the ground. Bring your hands to your hips or the small of your lower back. Slowly bring raise your gaze with inhales, pushing your hips forward. With a subtle backbend, you can lower your hands to your heels or feet. Keep your spine aligned with this heart-opener. Enjoy the sense of calm and centeredness in this stretch, take a moment to appreciate the serene views and ambiance of the space.

Child's Pose

Child's pose is a posture that can be entered at any time during your yoga practice, often performed at the start and end. Sitting on your knees, bring your toes to touch and knees spread wide or close together, yogi’s choice. Lower your chest to the floor and reach your arms out in front of you with your fingers spread wide. Breathe deeply, take in the sounds and the smells from our beautiful outdoor terrace.

With these moves you are ready to enjoy the outdoor yoga space at our luxury downtown condos. After your practice, take a walk around our beautiful grounds or a dip in the pool – there’s no better way to start your day. Contact us to make an appointment at our sales gallery, and make 70 Rainey your new home.