Creativity through Nerdy Yoga
oga has been a wonderful creative outlet for me over the last few years. Being able to merge some my favourite books and TV shows with yoga to bring fun nerdy classes to a wider audience of people who wouldn’t normally do yoga has been so much fun! Whether it’s the extremely popular Wizard Yoga, or Game of Thrones themed mayhem, mermaid yoga or vampire yoga, Jedi Mindfulness class and more, I love bringing my favourite fantasies onto the mat! Here are a few fun poses to get you into a magical and nerdy yoga mood!
Why do chair pose when you could be a witch flying on a broom? Reach the arms forward to fly faster, reach them up to fly even higher in the sky and change directions by adding a twist and bringing your arms to either side as you rocket through the sky on your broom pose!
Embrace your inner Targaryen or imagine you are Smaug himself talking in riddles with a Hobbit by getting into this wonderful yin yoga posture! And if you’re really hardcore you can hold it for five to ten minutes on each side like we do in Yin Class! Just long enough for Bilbo to figure out your riddle!
Warrior Pose or Duelling Wizard Pose
Get out your magic wands and hold them in hand as you go through a warrior sequence! Each pose allows you the time to cast a different spell as you duel with your fellow wizard yogis! Can I get an Expelliarmus everyone?!
This pose becomes even more magical when it’s done wearing mermaid leggings! However it can be a tricky one to do so make sure you are with a qualified teacher who can show you how to best protect your knees in this pose, because remember mermaids don’t actually have knees so we need to adjust!
Savasana – Corpse Pose
Everyone’s favourite yoga pose! Perfect for vampire yogis and of course it wouldn’t be a Game of Thrones class without dead body pose! Lie back relax and allow the relaxation to take over!
Be sure to include with the Wizard standing meditation which involves standing still with the eyes closed, placing your wizard staff firmly on the ground in front of you as you get ready to face all those negative thoughts, any of that self doubt or anxiety that may be popping up. Then tell them calmly, and with conviction, “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!” Let all the negative thoughts go on their way so that you can safely get back to your calm and peaceful yoga state of mind!
Yoga teachers, parents, yoga nerds of all shapes and sizes! I encourage you to get creative with your yoga practice! Perhaps the ancient yogis called a pose Tree Pose or Triangle pose because that is what they saw when they created these wonderful healing postures with their bodies, but perhaps you are a fantasy lover like me? Or maybe you’re a sci-fi nerd who is interested in trying some “Jedi Mindfulness”? Let your creativity fly and enjoy a yoga adventure through time and space with some magical yoga practices!
If you’d like to experience some nerdy yoga in person, get in touch (link to contact me page) and we can arrange some Wizard Yoga, Jedi Mindfulness or perhaps a mermaid class! Or if you have another fun idea for a themed class for an event let me know and we can work together on something new, exciting, creative and yes perhaps a little nerdy!
And why not? Because after all, as John Green says, “Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. Nerds are allowed to LOVE stuff, like, jump-up-and-down-in-your-