BEND THE RULES
In partnership with HP and Meghan Trainor, and just in time for the weekend, today I’m demonstrating 4 relaxing yoga poses to relieve stress, inspired by the 4 modes of HP’s incredible x360. Perfect for just about any task, the HP x360 laptop has a detachable keyboard and four flexible modes to work in — laptop, tablet, tent, and stand. Keep reading to see how HP’s device bends the rules and can help you, too, with your yoga and to de-stress.
UPPING MY YOGA GAME
As soon the HP Pavilion x360, which HP kindly sent me, arrived I saw its potential to help improve my spotty morning yoga routine into a 4x per week practice. Before the x360 I would take an online class via a tablet with a tablet stand, but the screen was really too small and I could never get the perfect angle to see the screen comfortably and without a glare. The x360 has changed all of that. Its screen has an 13.3‑inch (diagonal) screen, versus a typical tablet’s 9.7‑inch size. Big difference. And glare and comfortable viewing are no longer an issue, as I love using the unique stand mode and tent mode, both of which you’ll see me taking advantage of in the 4 relaxing yoga poses (all Bikram Yoga poses, by the way). Last but not least: the device’s battery lasts about 6 hours. This gives plenty of time to watch a yoga class and then get a substantial amount of blogging done before plugging it back in to recharge.
VIEW THE SLIDESHOW FOR ALL 4 RELAXING POSES
POSE #1: TREE (TADASANA)
Tadasana, or Tree Pose, is an act of balancing the full body on one locked knee. This posture allows the entire body to calm and the abdomen to release tension, allowing a focus on breath and concentration. In the process, posture is improved and the flexibility of ankles, knees, and hip joints is enhanced.