Quinoa + organic blueberry pancakes for pancake day!
Quinoa and organic blueberry pancakes with agave nectar for pancake day!
Jan 7Jan 6
Good Morning Yogi’s!
It’s our first full work week of the new year- so let’s start it with a healthy beginning for 2014!!
Yoga Pose of the Day: Dandasana (Staff Pose) Pose #1 I think this is a great pose for beginners to start to get into the body, connect with it and work with engaging the muscles.
While this pose looks like your just sitting, there are really more benefits than what meets the eye.
Benefits of Dandasana:
-Improves Posture -Strengthens the Back muscles -Stretches shoulders and chest
How to do this pose:
Sit on floor with legs together and extended in front on you.
Flex the toes towards you- engaging the legs
Lengthen back and make sure it is straight over the hips (a great way to check alignment is to do this position against a wall to make sure the back isn’t hunching; shoulder blades can be touching wall but low back should not)
Sit towards the front of your sitting bones, firm the thighs and press them into the floor and rotate them slightly towards each other.
Lengthen torso- imagine streaming energy lengthening the spine and crown upwards but grounding the tailbone into the floor.
Hold this pose for one minute or longer.
See…quite a few directions for a pose that looks like you’re sitting
Happy Friday yogis!
Speak your truth, speak words that are valuable, otherwise it’s just noise cluttering the wonderful things we could be hearing.
We are stepping into the new year lets make it a kinder one; for not only ourselves but for all those around us.