Thursday, June 23, 2011

Extend Yourself


To get there:
  • Start with your feet more that hip distance apart, toes facing the long side of your mat.
  • Point your right toes towards the top of your mat and keep your left foot parallel with the back of your mat.
  • Line up your back arch and front heel and ensure that you can see your right big toe on the inside of your front knee.
  • Lunge deeply through your front leg and bring your right elbow to your right knee. Sweep your left arm up overhead and bring the gaze to your left bicep.
  • Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute and come up on an inhale by reaching your left arm towards the ceiling.
  • Reverse the feet and hold for same amount of time on the opposite side.
  • Stretches and strengthens the legs, knees, and ankles
  • Stretches the groin, waist, chest, lungs, and shoulders
  • Promotes core strength by stimulating abdominals
Therapeutic Applications:
  • Promotes digestions
  • Helps low back ache and menstrual discomfort
  • Osteoporosis
  • Infertility

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