Daily Quick Stretching!

Daily Quick Stretching!  Having a good stretch once or twice a day feels good and can help prevent injuries (flexible muscles can do more), improve your posture (and as a result help with back pain), increase blood and nutrients to your muscles, and help you to feel less stressed.  Here's what I do:  Spinal Stretch – lie on your back, bring your knee to your chest, and then across your body. So your right knee will go over to the left side of your body. Hold this for at least 30 seconds. Then stretch the other side.  Forward bend – Sit with your legs straight out in front of you stretch your arms up to the sky and then bend forward as far as you can.  Spinal Twist- still sitting with your legs in front of you, bend one knee to your chest then twist your body and hug your bent leg.  Other quick stretches (you can do these at your desk)  Clasp your hands behind you and pull back to stretch your chest.  Hold your arm in front of your body and stretch it into your chest  Stretch your n

Poor Posture Is Affecting Your Yoga

Poor Posture Is Affecting Your Ability To Fully Express Your Yoga. If you are sitting at a desk right now, how is your posture? Are you snapping yourself upright as you read my words? If you are sitting in an office, how is the posture of your colleagues? You’ve probably heard whisperings of late – maybe even a few shouts – about the hazards of sitting. Not only is “Deskasana” bad for spine health, but other serious health consequences are also coming to light about being chair-bound for extended periods of time including – cancer, heart disease, even premature death. Today, most people suffer from Deskasana or that all too familiar rounding mainly of the thoracic spine and associated misalignment of the neck. Because even if you work out, your training session only adds up to a few hours a week. And most people spend virtually ALL their other time sitting down… • Eating meals? SITTING DOWN. • Driving (or taking an Uber)? SITTING DOWN. • Riding a train or plane? SITTING DOWN. • At the