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Practice: Prasarita Padottanasana C

 

The shoulders and chest are another place along with the hips that store a large amount of tension. Long hours spent at desks, carrying heavy bags, and generally holding emotional tension within and around the shoulders and neck is common for most of us, and often shows itself in the form of headaches and fatigue. 1,202 more words

Practice: Supta Baddha Konasana / Supine Bound Angle Pose

 

Supta = ‘Supine’    Baddha = ‘Bound’    Kona = ‘Angle’    Asana = ‘Posture’

 

A great way to passively release tension from the hips, Supta Baddha Konasana primarily opens the psoas and the inner thighs (adductor muscles). 1,053 more words

Practice: Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

Our bodies are built to move in a natural way, but unfortunately we have a habit of doing things that don’t necessarily serve us so well. 927 more words

Meditation Challenge - Day 16

Meditative Yin

Today’s 30-minute meditation was a silent meditation in a short series of yin poses. I used my timer with bells at 5-minute intervals and made my way through these poses: 74 more words

Meditation

Practice: Marichyasana A / Pose Dedicated To The Sage Marichi

Marichi = ‘Ray of light’ (of the sun or moon)     Asana = Posture

This posture is ‘dedicated to the sage Marichi’, son of Brahma the creator. 1,140 more words

Practice: Malasana / Garland Pose + a mini anatomy lesson!

The traditional malasana is practiced with the arms wrapped around the body, with the hands clasping at the back. This both requires and gives a big opening to the shoulders and chest, as well as opening the hips and lengthening the Achilles heel (a place in which many runners can experience the symptoms of tendonitis). 1,608 more words