Flexibility of spine
Strengthens inner thighs
Opens front side of body
Stretches the neck
*Start kneeling with a block between your knees and your hands on your low back, fingers pointing down. With your hands direct your tailbone down and lift your low belly. Squeeze the block between your knees and keep this contact throughout the entire pose.
*Keeping your tailbone down, squeeze your elbows together and feel your thoracic spine move in as your shoulders roll down.
*Tuck your chin and slowly roll your head backward, releasing your chin towards the ceiling last.
*If you can keep contact with your block and feel no tension in the spine, bring your hands down to your ankles (toes curled under for extra support or flat for a more advanced variation).
*To come up, hands come back to the low back. Your belly and thighs engage to lift you up in one movement. Your head is the last things to lift.
*Be sure to breath during the entire pose. If you stop breathing you have gone too far.
Courtesy of Dare To Be You.
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