Yoga Poses with Mark Giubarelli - 2
After working the arms and opening up the hamstrings we come to Hip openers. Then a forward bend. Then a mild backbend. We then work up to our peak which is the Upward Facing Bow yoga pose.
Remain in one of the less challenging yoga poses if you are not ready for the deeper ones.
In the Downward Facing Dog yoga pose the weight on the hand usually falls to the outside of the palms. To prevent this pick up the pinky finger and move the weight to the inside of the palm.
Carefully bring the left knee down on the floor wider than the left arm. Bring the hips horizontally in line and place the hands on the floor in front of you. Raise the hands if it is safe for your knee and the lower back.
This yoga pose commonly aggravates knee injuries.
Do one side until the hip opens. Return to downward Dog briefly before doing the opposite side.
Take the leg that is behind you back around and in front.
Take the feet out and lean forward. Try to place the forehead on the floor.
Gently roll back. If you like rock on the spine a little and then come to the Bridge yoga pose.
Hold for 5 deep breaths then down.
Come down and take the knees to the chest. Do this nice and slowly. Counter balance these arching backbends slowly to prevent injury.
Enter the Bridge once again this time place the left foot on the right thigh. We reflect the earlier hip openers.
Do one side then come down and do the other for the same amount of time.
These yoga poses strengthen the legs, lower back and stretch the hips.
Come down once again and take the knees to the chest and head to the knees.
Try to remain in bridge on the hands before coming to Fee Hand Bridge.
Hold and get a feel for the yoga pose.
Then come down for a small counter balance and then raise back up tp Bridge on your head again.
Hold only for a short time and then come to Upwards Facing Bow.
Release and enter a forward bend for about 5 minutes.
Then come to the resting pose.
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