Today we move into the single digits of shopping days left. It has been a crazy morning already. (Shout out to my amazing chiropractor and friend for an early appointment. You are the best! 😊) I tried my hardest to have my shop open by 9 but low and behold my restaurant needed my attention this morning. Everyone was in for breakfast! Always a good thing to see a full restaurant and happy people eating delicious food! 😊
The pose of the day is one that is great for high blood pressure and anxiety. It is that time of year where we need all the help we can get. I try to get my yoga students to practice this pose in every class. We sometimes do this on a block. That way you don’t have to hold yourself up but still get the benefits of the lowering of the blood pressure and releasing the anxiety.
Today’s Pose: Setu Bandhasana- Bridge Pose- start off on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Take your middle fingers and reach for your heels, then you know your bridge is in the right spot. Please do not turn your head while in bridge pose. Slowly from the hips lift up until you are on your shoulders. Bring your arms underneath you. Length the top of the head away as you put space in the throat. Stay here for a few breaths.
What this pose works: rectus abdominis, gluteus Maximus, hamstrings, and quadricep muscles