Hi Everyone! #LISA-on-the-go is learning right along the side with you, so the questions she asks herself she asks for you too and gives the best answers she can. What is Sun Salutation Yoga also Known as Surya Namaskar? Surya (sun) is the soul and Namaskar (salutation) is saluting to the sun, together it means your soul saluting to the sun. Sun Salutation is an awesome way to warm-up to an intense workout whether a sport or to move on to harder yoga positions. It is performed in a series of poses that flows with the breath. Some of the positions may be different with each instructor and yet have the same benefits and intent. This helps to regulate your breathing, relax and focus. Each position done in the series counteracts the next position to stretching slowly, gracefully and with ease. The intent is to improve strength, flexibility and a workout for the whole body. Also, some of the benefits are: improves the blood circulation, it impacts the organs positively, helps our body system to function more smoothly, we are more relaxed and have a better attitude. Please drink water afterward and during the day to help replenish and nourish your system after a workout.
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Sun salutation (a good practice number is around the clock 12 times)
Go at a pace comfortable for you that resonate and feel right for you and your body
12pm – salutation, normal restful breathing
1pm –raised arms positions, inhale
2pm – hand to foot position exhale
3pm – equestrian position inhale (right side)
4pm – mountain position exhale
5pm – eight limbs position paused breathe
6pm – cobra posture – inhale
7pm – mountain position – exhale
8pm – equestrian position – inhale (left side)
9pm – hand to foot position – exhale
10pm – raised arms position – inhale
11pm – salutation position – normal restful breath
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Chair Yoga or “Yoga for Everyone”
Chair yoga poses, which include stretching, bending and twisting, offer all the benefits of a regular yoga practice: teaching good alignment, increasing circulation, eliminating toxins, improving digestion, enhancing breathing, aiding sleep, easing depression, calming the mind and relieving stress. Chair yoga can be done anywhere, in your office, at home on vacation etc.
Chair yoga poses adapt to all levels of strength and flexibility. Some poses include forward bends, where you hang over your legs; spinal twist, turning to each side; and side stretch, raising one arm overhead and bending to the opposite side. These poses all ease tension and improve flexibility. There are also compression exercises which compress areas such as the ascending and descending colon and thyroid.
I have even included eye exercises designed to be done at your desk to relieve eye strain as a result of staring at a computer all day.
Other poses such as:
• Leg lifts strengthen your legs and lower back.
• Head turns relieve the tension in your neck
• Spinal twists relieve stress in the entire spine area
• Half Moon poses strengthens and stretches the oblique’s and hips
• Back bends and forward bends strengthen the lower back.
Namaste! I hope you enjoy these beneficial exercises