Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Dog-Split Yoga Series.

I saw this yoga series in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of HEALTH Magazine. It was created by yoga expert Kristin McGee.

*Disclaimer; as with all exercises on this blog, attempt at your own risk. Be sensible and know thy limits, whether those limits be from a permanent condition or temporary. Stay well and healthy.

But first, before attempting, warm-up those wrists. Do some wrist rotations. Gently stretch the hands both backwards and forwards. If you have problems with your wrists that make weight-bearing wrist exercises difficult and painful, perhaps sit this one out.

Work within your own range of movement.

Engage your core and keep it engaged throughout the series.

Start from a downward dog position.

Inhale as you do each knee position and the one-legged plank.
Knee to nose, knee to outside shoulder, knee to opposite shoulder.

Exhale as you go into each dog-split.

The article recommended doing the series once each side. Depending on your goals for a particular  workout session you can do it more than once each side, maybe a couple of times. In doing so you can possibly increase your flexibility within a session of the series. Although just doing it once each side is a pretty good workout!

Thanks for reading.

Enjoy the dance that is life!

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