Remember "It's Your Yoga"

Relax, Enjoy & Namaste

Aurorae Yoga

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Aurorae's 12 Poses of Christmas - Day 3

Aurorae is proud to announce our "12 Yoga Poses of Christmas" in light of the holiday season.

Day 3 Yoga Pose: Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Press through the heels and rock slighty onto your left buttock while pulling your right sitting bone away from the hell with your right hand. Repeat with the other side. Turn the top thighs in slightly and press them down into the floor. Press through your hand palms or finger tips, whichever you can get, on the floor beside your hips and lift the top of your chest toward the ceiling. Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis. If you are unable to do this, loop a strap around the soles of your feet (as shown below), and hold the strap firmly. Keep your elbows straight. With every breath, lift and lengthen the front of your chest slightly and with every exhale, release a little more into the forward bend. Stay in pose for 1-3 minutes.

What are the benefits of the seated forward bend?

  • It stretches your spine, back, hamstrings and groin
  • It massages and stimulates your liver and kidneys
  • It improves digestion and helps with gastric ailments
  • It calms your mind and central nervous system
  • It relieves anxiety, fatigue, headache, and menstrual discomfort
  • It helps relieve menopause symptoms
  • It is therapeutic for depression, insomnia or high blood pressure

For product descriptions on the Aurorae yoga accessories such as the yoga block and yoga strap, you can visit our website. Free shipping when you spend $25 or more.

If you ever have any questions, please reach out to Aurorae

Remember, "It's Your Yoga."
Relax, Enjoy and Namaste

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