The Tate Way

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Yoga Pose of the Week: Half Spinal Twist February 21, 2008

Filed under: yoga — Dianna @ 11:42 pm

One of my favorites; gives me a great mid-back and shoulder stretch. I do it staying in the easy pose. No lifting of the leg for me!

Half Spinal Twist

STEP 1: Kneel and sit on your feet with your heels pointing outward.
STEP 2: Then sit to the right of your feet, as illustrated.
STEP 3: Lift your left leg over your right, placing the foot against the outside of the right knee. Bring your right heel in close to your buttocks. Keep the spine erect.
STEP 4: Stretch your arms out to the sides at shoulder level, and twist around to the left.
STEP 5: Now bring the right arm down on the outside of the left knee and hold your left foot with your right hand, placing your left hand on the floor behind you. As you exhale, twist as far as possible to the left. Look over the left shoulder.

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Yoga Pose of the Week: The Bridge Pose February 11, 2008

Filed under: 2008 goals,stuff i like,things I must do,yoga — Dianna @ 8:56 pm

I’ve been struggling with a cold for about 3 or 4 weeks on and off. I usually medicate myself pretty well so I can make it through my next day of sales calls. But tonight I came across an article called Cold Comfort. So instead of just medicating, I’ll do a little yoga too.

The Bridge Pose

STEP 1: Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet together. Keep your arms on your side, palms on the floor.
STEP 2: Lift the hips towards the ceiling, keeping your feet and palms flat on the floor.
STEP 3: Maintain your position in Step 2 and move your arms over your head.

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