Friday, January 14, 2011

"Between Effort and Ease"

Not only is it 19 degrees outside in Pittsburgh, but it’s also currently snowing and extremely windy.  But wise words once told me, "There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear"  So before I bundled up I decided what better way to heat my body right up than to practice yoga!  Pictured below is Parsva Bakasana, one of my favorite poses. Take caution when attempting this arm balance pose if you have any lower back are wrist problems.  Benefits include, strengthening wrists and arms, toning belly and spine, as well as improving your balance.  If you’re a beginner a helpful tip when a approaching Side Crane Pose is to secure your balance by lowering your head onto a block as you lift your feet off the floor. When you feel balance enough slowly shoot out your legs and don't forget to breathe!!

Pose of the day: Parsva Bakasana (Side Crane Pose)


1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you had a blog too! I just started mine a little bit ago.

    come check it out

    love yours so far!