Today's pose is..... (the dots are for drum roll).........
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
Upward Facing Dog
Upward Facing Dog is the second pose in the Chaturanga series and is usually the pass through before going to downward facing dog.
Urdhva Mukha: facing upward
It's therapeutic use: sciatica and asthma
Strengthens spine, arms, and wrists
Stretches chest, lungs, shoulders and abdomen
Stimulates abdominal organs
Relieves mild depression, fatigue, sciatica and asthma
Reference: Yoga Journal
The main thing to remember is that one should not "sit" in his/her shoulders which is a typical mistake. Make sure to lift the heart center and push shoulders down. Hips are off of the floor legs are straight and strong, If you have back issues, it's best to have your legs a little wider apart.
Now, onto other things:
Today is JENNIFER SETZLER'S 30TH BIRTHDAY!!
Yeah, Jennifer... welcome to the 30's...
I love Jen because she is:
Very loving and generous
Loves Clemson like me
So, Jen, here is your tribute for your birthday:
(just kidding... inside joke)
Lastly, if you do not follow this blog, you should, because she features doggies and I LOVE them!!