Archive for June, 2010
This pose is great for toning the obliques and legs. To start, step your feet three feet apart with your feet parallel. Bring the arms up overhead from the sides, palms touching, bring your right arm down to your right thigh. Bump the hips to the left until you feel stretching in your inner thigh and reach to the right. Don’t collapse into your right side. On the inhale reach up, on the exhale lengthen over to the right side. Hold this pose for 30 seconds and switch sides.
This pose is a great pose to help strengthen the spine and create a state of relaxation. Start in a seated cross-legged position with your weight evenly distributed on the ground. Place your hands on your knees and straighten the back lifting the crown of the head towards the ceiling. Close your eyes and gaze up towards the top of your head. Hold this pose for as long as you wish, as it can be used for meditation.
This is a more advanced pose and requires abdominal strength. Begin lying on your back, arms at your side, palms down or underneath your buttocks for support. Lock out both legs, pull the abdominals in and on the inhale lift both legs at the same time as high as you can without bending the knees. Raise and lower the legs three times with breaks in between.