Good morning! Before I go get ready to run I thought I’d quick post and share my yoga pose with you all! We are planning to leave around 7:30 to make sure we have enough time to find parking and walk/jog around before the race starts.
When I heard about Yoga Pose May from Kate (What Kate Ate) and Tina (Carrots N Cake) I knew I wanted to be a part of it. You know I started doing yoga back in January as a way to de-stress and stretch more. I never imagined that I would be so in love with doing it and feeling like my body actually craves it a couple of times a week. Being a part of Yoga Pose May just meant that I could be even more involved in the blogging community while sharing a new love of mine: yoga.
The yoga pose I was assigned was rabbit. It is an inverted yoga pose that stretches out your back and elongates your spine.
Here is my version.
The benefits of this pose :
- the circulation of your blood will improve
- relieves pressure from your back, shoulders, neck and head
- balances your hormones
- stimulates your thyroid gland
- improves your immune capacity
- it also provides relief if you have a cold, congestion or allergies.
1. Begin in a child’s yoga position–kneel down and then lower your buttocks to sit on your lower leg and feet. With your arms on the sides, lower your torso on your thighs, as you bring your head down on the floor. From this position, you can start the rabbit pose.
Why you should consider doing yoga: (source)
1. Increased flexibility - since starting yoga I have noticed I am much more flexible. I still have a ways to go, but I was NOT flexible AT ALL before I started. My muscles do not feel as tight and I believe it’s helped me in other areas of exercising/working out.
The wonderful thing about yoga is that you can do as little as 10 minutes of it and you will feel the benefits of it. It’s very easy to incorporate it into your life by doing some deep breathing and some down dogs. Before the NY state tests I did some breathing with my students to relax them and they loved it.