Roll call! How many of you are buried under all this snow? I know today is cyber Monday and the kids didn’t really want to go back to school after the holiday but a foot of snow in November is taking it a bit too far! I hope you all remember the poses I wrote about yesterday before you step outside to shovel. Please warm up those muscles first and then proceed outside. Then when you come back in again remember to stretch especially your low back. I thankfully don’t have to shovel much today. My step father was very kind and came over and plowed my driveway! I greatly appreciate that! And so does my chiropractor! One less spot she has to fix!
On this beautiful snowy day, today’s pose is called Garland Pose! No idea way it is named that so if someone does please let me know because I’m curious. Today’s pose is great to stretch your ankles and lower legs. It is also a great core pose. A warning though, if you have knee issues this is not a pose you should try.
Today’s pose: Malasana-garland pose or wide squat. Stand in Tadasana we your feet should width apart. Bring your hands to Namaste hands or prayers hands. Slowly start to squat down until your elbows get inside your knees. Press the knees into the elbows and the elbows back into the knees. Life your chest and top of the head up. If you need to come onto the balls of your feet you can. Stay here for a few breaths and then you can come to sit on your bottom or slowly stand back up.
What this pose works: extensor digitorum longus, flexor digitorum longus, adductor hallucinate, abductor digiti minimi, biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus, gemellus superior, piriformis, quadratus femoris, obdurately internus, obdurate externus, and the gemellus inferior muscle.