Interested in being featured on this blog? Email Us >

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs,

blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and

format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

asdfasdfasdfasdf
How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.
  • after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Spending long hours cramming for exams and typing up essays at your desk can leave you feeling tired and sore. Try to give yourself time to stretch out and loosen up those muscles with some yoga! Yoga offers many health benefits including stress relief, increased mental energy, and a boost in alertness. 

It might sound like a good idea to just keep grinding through your work without interruption, but this will leave you feeling burned out and exhausted. That’s why we’ve assembled this quick yoga routine for you to try on your next study break! As you move through warrior one and triangle pose, you’ll feel your stress and anxiety slowly start to melt away. 


Now, let’s dive into your new yoga workout! Your body and mind will thank you for it later. 

Getting Started

Before you lean into plank, don’t forget to purchase some supplies

Before you start your new yoga routine, it’s important to ensure that you have the right equipment. Yes, you can use a towel for yoga. But it’s not as comfortable to practice on. Plus, you might not want to lay your towel on your dorm room floor. 

Thankfully, you won’t need a whole arsenal of supplies to get started, just make sure you have a:

  • Yoga mat
  • Water bottle
  • Small towel

Yoga Mat

Yoga mats not only serve as practical tools for providing comfort and traction during your routine, but they can also make great eye-catching additions to your dorm room! The Pink Spring Bulbs Yoga Mat featured above adds a fun and fresh look to your workout kit. The light pink color paired with the simple design looks great in any room!

Want a more intricate design? You’ll love this Reach the Sun Yoga Mat! The stunning design on the front pairs well with its simple white background. You’ll feel inspired to reach for the sky during your daily sun salutation. 

Need a little boost to help motivate you? Try out our Optimist Everything Will Be Ok Yoga Mat. Sometimes, you just need someone to tell you that everything will be okay. It might be your friend or your teacher. Or you can just get a gentle reminder from your yoga mat. 

Remember to purchase a special yoga mat cleaner to keep your mat in tip-top shape. Dirt, sweat, and dust will build up after regular use. So make sure you clean your mat on a regular basis. 

Water Bottle

Doing yoga can work up a real sweat. Don’t forget to grab a water bottle to help you stay energized and focused during your workout! The Corkcicle 25oz Canteen with Bottle Brush will keep your drinks ice cold for up to 25 hours. 

It’s also versatile, and can keep drinks warm for up to 12 hours. Going out? This 25oz canteen can fit a whole bottle of wine inside. Once you're finished, you can give your canteen a thorough clean using the included super scrubber nylon brush head. 

Small Towel

Having a small hand towel can be helpful for wiping away sweat from your face. The last thing you need to deal with is a face full of sweat while trying to hold Warrior 3! 

Yoga Block

Yoga blocks are great tools for helping you ease into difficult poses. As you try new poses, you might have trouble transitioning into them without compromising your form. This is where a yoga block comes in. Blocks are typically made from wood, cork, or foam and are easy to store in small spaces.

Top 9 Yoga Sequences and Poses to Try in Your Dorm Room

Power through your workout with these 9 advanced sequences and poses.

Once you have assembled all of your equipment and tools, you’ll be ready to get started! Let’s dive into this fun and challenging yoga routine together. 

  1. Sun Salutation

Sun salutation is a popular flow taught by yoga teachers to help their students warm up and get ready for the day. It’s a simple flow that focuses on breath. Each movement is accompanied by the inhalation or exhalation of the breath. Most people go through sun salutation several times to ensure a proper warm-up.  

The full sequence is comprised of:

  1. Mountain Pose: Start at the front edge of your mat with your hands folded at your heart. Inhale as you wind your arms out to the side and then up to the ceiling, joining your palms together. Keep your shoulders away from your ears as you look up to your hands. 
  1. Uttanasana to Flat Back: Exhale, bend forward, and touch your hands to the mat. Then inhale and flatten your back out.  
  1. Plank: Exhale and step or jump back into plank.
  1. Chaturanga: Tuck your elbows in and lower your body to the mat as shown in the image below. Remember to exhale. 
  1. Cobra or Upward Facing Dog: Inhale as you move out of chaturanga and into cobra pose or upward facing dog. 
  1. Downward Facing Dog: Exhale as you push back into downward facing dog. Downward dog is a great place to stay and take a few breaths if you need a short break. 
  1. Forward Bend: Exhale and jump or walk your legs up into forward bend. Inhale and straighten your back and then exhale to fall back into your forward bend. 
  1. Mountain Pose: Finish your sun salutation by going back into Mountain Pose. 

Image series courtesy of Verywell / Ben Goldstein. 

2. Warrior Series

Once you’re warmed up, you’re ready to start challenging yourself with the Warrior series! Most people move through Warrior I, II, and III. Humble warrior pose and reverse warrior may also be added in. 

Warrior I: Start your Warrior series with Warrior 1. Warrior I is great for opening up your hips and improving your leg strength. 

warrior-1-andrew-wrenn

Warrior II: Challenge yourself further with Warrior II. This pose is great for grounding your mind and body as you focus on your breath technique. 

Warrior 2 pose

Warrior III: Think you can handle Warrior III? You might be surprised at how well you can do this daunting pose! Pro tip: keep your knee slightly bent to help steady yourself. And don’t forget to breathe!

Anat Geiger in Warrior 3 pose

Humble warrior: Stretch your arms and back out and bow into humble warrior. Humble warrior is a great pose for releasing all of that pent up stress stuck inside your head. 

Nichi Green in Humble Warrior

Reverse warrior: Then open yourself up with reverse warrior. Breathe in deeply as the muscles around your ribs start to stretch out. 

Reversed warrior with Faith hunter
Image series courtesy of Ekhart Yoga. 

3. Bridge or Wheel

Bridge Pose. Image courtesy of Yoga Journal
Wheel pose. Image courtesy of Yoga Journal

Both bridge pose and wheel are great for helping you open up your shoulders and chest. Bridge pose is more suitable for beginners. But you can slowly progress to wheel as you become stronger and more flexible. Stay in either pose for a few breaths to get a much-needed boost of energy! 

4. Crow

Image courtesy of Verywell / Ben Goldstein

Crow may seem intimidating  — even impossible — but with enough time and practice you can master this move. At first sight, you might assume that the secret to holding the pose lies all in your arm strength. But this isn’t completely true. As you practice crow, you need to focus on finding your sense of gravity so that you can stay balanced. 

5. Plank

Image courtesy of Yoga Journal

Ready for some more core? Take a moment to stretch into downward dog before moving into plank. Plank is a popular yoga pose for increasing upper body strength. Holding this pose can be challenging, and you’ll definitely be feeling the burn. But as you focus and ground yourself, you’ll be just how strong you are — both mentally and physically. 

6. Tree Pose

Tree is a popular standing balance pose for beginners. When you start practicing the pose, you can keep your hands at your chest in prayer. If you have enough space in your room, you can also stand next to a wall to help you keep your balance. To challenge yourself, bring your hands up above your head. 

7. Headstand

Image courtesy of Verywell / Ben Goldstein

Ready for a challenge? Spend some time upside down in a headstand. Not only does it challenge your entire body, but it can also be energizing and invigorating. If you live in a small dorm room, you might want to practice outside of your room in a regular studio before you try it in a cramped area that is not fall-friendly. 

8. Child’s Pose

Image courtesy of Gaia

Don’t let the stress get to your head. Relax and refocus yourself by spending a few breaths in child’s pose. Child’s pose can help reduce any tension and stress that has built up in your body. Dealing with a headache? This popular pose also increases blood circulation to your head, which can help relieve headaches. 

9. Corpse Pose

Image courtesy of Yoga Journal

Finally, melt into corpse pose. Physically, corpse post is the easiest on your body. But it is actually considered to be the most difficult asana to practice. Lying down and learning to relax can be incredibly challenging. Try to focus on your breathing as you stay in this pose for at least 5 minutes. 

Practicing yoga on a regular basis provides numerous benefits for both your mind and body. You won’t have to carve out too much time for it either. If you only have 20 minutes for a session, that is okay. Once you’re done, you’ll be feeling refreshed and energized.