ELP YOGA

 

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A couple of yoga poses to rest and restore your body and mind.

HALF BUTTERFLY

1. Sit with legs outstretched.2. Bend the right leg and place the right foot as far up on the left thigh as possible.  3. Place the right hand on top of the bent right knee.Hold the toes of the right foot with the left hand.  4. While breathing in, gently move the right knee up towards the chest.  5. Breathing out, gently push the knee down and try to touch the floor.  6. The trunk should not move.  7. Movement of leg should be achieved by the exertion of the right arm.  8. Repeat with left leg. Slowly practice about 10 up and down movements with each leg or hold in a relaxed position for 3-5 minutes. Do not strain.

1. Sit with legs outstretched.2. Bend the right leg and place the right foot as far up on the left thigh as possible.

3. Place the right hand on top of the bent right knee.Hold the toes of the right foot with the left hand.

4. While breathing in, gently move the right knee up towards the chest.

5. Breathing out, gently push the knee down and try to touch the floor.

6. The trunk should not move.

7. Movement of leg should be achieved by the exertion of the right arm.

8. Repeat with left leg. Slowly practice about 10 up and down movements with each leg or hold in a relaxed position for 3-5 minutes. Do not strain.


PIGEON POSE

1. In Table Pose. Bring your right knee between your hands, placing your right ankle near your left wrist.  2. Extend your left leg behind you so your kneecap and the top of your foot rest on the floor.  3. Press through your fingertips as you lift your torso away from your thigh. Lengthen the front of your body. Release your tailbone back toward your heels. Work on squaring your hips and the front side of your torso to the front of your mat.  4. Draw down through your front-leg shin and balance your weight evenly between your right and left hips. Flex your front foot. Press down through the tops of all five toes of the back foot.  5. Gaze downward softly.  6. Hold for up to one minute. To release the pose, tuck your back toes, lift your back knee off the mat, and then press yourself back into Downward-Facing Dog. Repeat for the same amount of time on the other side.

1. In Table Pose. Bring your right knee between your hands, placing your right ankle near your left wrist.

2. Extend your left leg behind you so your kneecap and the top of your foot rest on the floor.

3. Press through your fingertips as you lift your torso away from your thigh. Lengthen the front of your body. Release your tailbone back toward your heels. Work on squaring your hips and the front side of your torso to the front of your mat.

4. Draw down through your front-leg shin and balance your weight evenly between your right and left hips. Flex your front foot. Press down through the tops of all five toes of the back foot.

5. Gaze downward softly.

6. Hold for up to one minute. To release the pose, tuck your back toes, lift your back knee off the mat, and then press yourself back into Downward-Facing Dog. Repeat for the same amount of time on the other side.


EAGLE ARMS

1. Stretch your arms out to each side.  2. Next, bring one arm under the other in front of you at shoulder height. While bending your arms at the elbows, twist your arms so your palms meet each other.  3. Hold for 5-10 breaths, then unwind and repeat with the opposite arm on top.

1. Stretch your arms out to each side.

2. Next, bring one arm under the other in front of you at shoulder height. While bending your arms at the elbows, twist your arms so your palms meet each other.

3. Hold for 5-10 breaths, then unwind and repeat with the opposite arm on top.


 

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A lifetime is not what is between
the moments of birth and death.

A lifetime is one moment
Between my two little breaths.
The present, the here, the now,
That’s all the life I get.

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