Sunday, December 11, 2005

Position of the Week #9

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

This weeks positions is Ustrasana or Camel Pose, I did do this one tonight, in a 30 minute sun salutation vinyasa....Which I felt was necessary after consuming an entire dark chocolate candy bar, before bedtime.....Never a good idea.

Produces maximum compression of the spine. Improves the flexibility of the neck and spine and relieves backache. It stretches the throat, thyroid gland, and parathyroids. Like the Bow Pose, it opens a narrow rib cage to give more space to the lungs. It also firms and slims the abdomen and the waistline. This is also a great stretch for abdominal, and pelvis.

Another pose that can create a fear of falling for me. However, it is a great stretch. Looks easy, but is hard to maintain balance over time. Keep chest out and shoulders down...As always.

*Please contact your physician prior to beginning any exercise regime....ArmyWifeToddlerMom and those associated are not responsible for any injury. (Unless you want to be paid in Thomas The Tank Engine track, or legos...)

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