Yoga Poses – 13.5.2020

Hello St George’s

Today you will find two more yoga poses for you to try out.

Reclining Twist (Benefits:  Restore and Stretch)

Reclining Twist is restorative and restful, serving as a wonderful transition to relaxation.  Encourage your child to keep her shoulder on the floor while twisting to ensure the benefit of a full spinal twist.

What to do:

  • Lie down on your back.
  • Place your feet flat on the floor, knees bent.
  • Extend your arms wide out to your sides.
  • Breathe in deeply through your nose.  Exhale and drop your knees to your left side as you turn your head to look out over your right shoulder.  Try to keep both of your shoulders on the floor.
  • Rest here for three to five breaths.  When you’re ready, inhale and pull your knees back up.  Switch sides and repeat.

Sandwich (Benefits:  Calm, Restore and Stretch)

Sandwich Pose stretches the whole back side of the body from neck to heels.  If your child has tight hamstrings, place a folded blanker and her legs are stretched out to the floor in front of her.  The lighter the hamstrings, the higher the hips should be off the floor.  Your child can also keep her knees slightly bent to lessen the strain on her lower back.  In general, encourage your child to fold from the hips rather than at the waist.

What to do:

  • Start in Easy Pose.
  • To make the first slice of bread, straighten your legs out in front of you.  Point your toes to the sky.
  • Inhale and reach your arms up above your head to create the second slice of bread.
  • Exhale as you fold forwards, bending from your hips.
  • Reach your hands towards your shins or feet to make your sandwich.  Continue to breathe slowly and deeply for three to five breadths.  Try releasing into the stretch a little more with each exhale.

Enjoy.

Stay safe and well. xxx 

 

 

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