Archive for June, 2010
Sit with your legs straight out in front of you. Keep you spine straight and lifted. Bring your right foot to your left hip placing it as high on top of your thigh as you can. Be cautious of your knees. Then, bring your left foot over your right shin and place it as high on top of your right thigh as possible. Bring your knees as close together as possible. If you cannot do this, sit in a cross legged position alternating which leg is place on top. Hold this pose for only a few seconds to start with and begin to hold for as long as what is comfortable.
This pose is great for stretching the spine and releasing tension in the back. Begin this pose lying on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you. Bring the right knee up and tuck the right toes behind the left knee. Bring the left arm up and place it on the right knee and use your arm to slowly pull the right knee down to the ground. Bring the right hand up reaching towards the ceiling and let it fall to the right side. Gaze at your right hand and hold this pose for up to 30 seconds. Switch sides and repeat.
Start by standing close to a wall about forearms distance. Squat down bringing the buttocks as close as you can to the heels. Bring your knees slightly away from the wall and turn your upper body towards the wall. Place your shoulder or arm firmly against your knee and use the wall for support. Release on an exhale and switch sides. Hold each side for 30-60 seconds.