In this episode Lana Masor, MS, 500-RYT, guides you through a series of asanas known as Utthita Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) and Ustrasana (Camel Pose). The triangle pose can help improve the flexibility of the spine, corrects alignment of the shoulders and the overall effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The camel pose will help you by improving your core strength as well as hip and shoulder flexibility.
Lana: Utthita Trikonasana Triangle Pose "Turn your right foot out, turn the left toes in slightly. Extend the right hand towards the right foot. Rotate the torso while keeping the shoulders broad and the neck long. You can bring your fingertips down to the mat, or rest the right hand on the shin, you may also use a block for support. One of the challenges in this asana is to avoid collapsing in the low back. Extend through both sides of the torso evenly to achieve balance, inhale to come up slowly." Ustrasana Camel Pose "Inhale, exhale lean back and place your heels in the palms of your hands with the fingers running down the sole of your feet. If this is too intense, you may curl the toes under and elevate the heels. Keep the legs fully engaged as you are extending the hands towards the feet, this will add extra structural support for the lower back. Keep the heart open fully, roll the shoulders back, use the hands for additional support by pressing them against the feet to create more lift in the chest.
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