Spinal Balance builds abdominal and lower back strength. A good body warm up and brings flexibility to the spine, shoulders and hips. Improves balance, focus, coordination and overall equilibrium. When coordinated with your breath, it helps to relieve stress and tension.
Side Plank (full) builds strength in the arms and shoulders and abdomen and legs. Improves balance and coordination and builds arm and shoulder strength.
Modified Side Plank builds strength in the arms and shoulders and abdomen and legs. Improves balance and coordination and builds arm and shoulder strength.
Scale Pose (shown with blocks) strengthens the abdominal muscles, arms, and wrists. The deep abdominal work stimulates your digestive system, as well. This pose also increases flexibility in the hips and wrists.
Full Plank strengthens the arms, wrists and spine. Great for toning the abs.
Dolphin Plank Pose stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves and arches. Strengthens the arms, legs and core.
Crow Pose builds strength in your arms, inner thighs, and abdomen. Builds focus and balance.
January 27, 2014
Butterfly Pose is a great stretch for the inner thighs, groins, knees and hips. Helps remove fatigue from long hours of standing and walking.
Eye of the Needle Pose improves circulation in legs, hips and back. Opens the outer hips and low back to increase range of motion in the lower body. Eye of the Needle increases blood flow to the pelvis and surrounding organs, which helps reduce digestive discomforts and menstrual pain in women.
Garland Pose stretches the thighs, groin, hips, ankles, and torso and tones the abdominal muscles. This pose also increases circulation and blood flow in the pelvis.
Happy Baby Pose releases lower back pain and opens the hips, inner thighs and groins. Relieves lower back pain and stretches and soothes the spine. Helps to relieve stress and fatigue.
Fire Log Pose opens the hips and stretches the groins and buttocks. Helps to relieves anxiety, stress and tension.
January 26, 2014
Seated Twisting Pose (1/2 Lord of the Fishes Pose) stretches the shoulders, hips, neck and spine. Promotes good posture. Stimulates the liver, kidneys and digestion.
Seated Twisting Pose (1/2 Lord of the Fishes Pose) – front view.
Revolved Lunge (twist) stimulates abdominal organs and improves digestion. Stretches hips, sides, legs and chest. Strengthens the quadriceps, glutes and improves balance and concentration.
Chair Pose with Twist strengthens the quads, buttocks and hips. Improves balance, posture and endurance. Increases flexibility throughout the spine while toning kidneys and digestive organs.
Reclined Spinal Twist stretches back muscles and glutes. Lengthens, relaxes and realigns the spine. This twist encourages fresh blood flow to your digestive organs and benefits entire digestive system.
January 26, 2014