Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yoga Pose Wednesday & a few other things...

OK, let's get the point of the post out of the way first because I've got a few other things to discuss.

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
Svana: Dog
Asana: pose

It's therapeutic use: sciatica and asthma

Improves posture
Strengthens spine, arms, and wrists
Stretches chest, lungs, shoulders and abdomen
Firms Buttocks
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:


Yeah, Jennifer... welcome to the 30's...

I love Jen because she is:
Super Smart
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!!

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