POWER YOGA ...... mind and body in harmony.....

Friday, 1 March 2013

Pose of the month!

Dear friends , Hope you are all well and managing to do some yoga !

Here is the yoga pose of the month: The happy baby pose!
Beautifully demonstrated by my baby Luke!

This pose has many benefits such as:

Benefits of Happy Baby Pose:

·    Releases lower back and sacrum

·    Opens hips, inner thighs, and groin

·    Stretches the hamstrings

·    Relieves lower back pain

·    Stretches and soothes the spine

·    Calms the brain

·    Helps relieve stress and fatigue

Begin by laying flat on your back. Exhale and bend the knees into the belly. Inhale and grip the outside of each foot with the corresponding hand. If you find it difficult to grip your feet, try looping a belt or yoga strap over each sole and holding on to the ends of it. Open your knees slightly wider than your torso and bring them up towards your armpits.

Stack each ankle directly over the knee so that the shins are perpendicular to the floor. With gentle movements, push your feet up into your hands and pull down with your hands to create resistance. Flex your feet. Lengthen your spine as you bring your thighs into your torso and towards the floor.

Hold this posture for 30 seconds to a minute. Exhale and release the feet back to the floor.
 Love and hugs , Lucy x Namaste x x