Enjoy relaxation stretches to release pain and tension in hands, arms and from carpal tunnel.
Complete Beginners Morning Yoga Workout For Energy – Sun Salutations Flow & Flexibility Stretches.
This gentle core workout includes assisted planks, chair squats, modified push-ups and crunches. Learn from virtual trainer, June as she takes you through proper form and gives great ideas on how to get a great workout at home without the need for specialized equipment.
This complete practice starts by warming the body, then progresses into a powerful flow, moving with the fluidity of your breath. The flow builds sequences from the earth up, while building core strength. This Power yoga class ends by cooling the body with a deep relaxation.
There’s a reason why dogs favor this stretch every time they wake from a nap. It stretches the whole body and can feel really refreshing. I used to dread this pose because at first it didn’t feel good. It felt awkward and strained. But the more I practiced and learned better posture, the more I grew to enjoy it.
Keep your legs separated hip distance apart. Imagine lifting the tailbone up just like a dog does, and pushing the floor away with fingers spread. Allow the shoulders to relax away from the ears. Keep the heels up if your hamstrings are tight. You can also use a block to support your head.
- Calming and helps relieve stress and mild depression
- Energizes the body, relieving fatigue
- Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands
- Strengthens the arms and legs
- Osteoporosis prevention
- Helpful for digestion
- May relieve headache, insomnia and back pain
- Helpful for high blood pressure, asthma, sciatica, allergies and sinusitis
If you have high blood pressure or menstrual discomfort, try supporting your head on a bolster, stack of blankets or yoga block, ears between the arms. Avoid if you have wrist pain or injury or diarrhea.