There is always a First Time for Everything

IMG_6977Happy Crazy Fish Thursday!

For the very first time since I started my blog, I am not posting a picture of me doing todays pose. As it is, I don’t really like seeing pictures of myself. I’m not one of those that loves taking selfies. I never have been and probably never will be. When I decided 44 days ago that I would begin a blog, the one thing I dreaded was a picture of me doing the poses. Todays pose in particular makes a part of me stick out a little too much if you know what I mean. LOL I’m not one to promote anything but yoga so todays pose is the picture out of the book. šŸ™‚

One of the most important things about the pose of the day is the backbend. If your back and neck are not in the greatest shape then I would skip this pose. Only two muscles are really being worked in this pose but those two muscles fun along a quarter of our bodies. This is used as a counterpose to the salamba sarvangasana pose we did a few days ago.  Anytime we do a cervical spine flexion, it is always best to do the spinal extension.

Todays Pose: matsyasana- Fish pose- start off on your backs. Bring your arms under your back with your hands cradling your tailbone.  Start curling the head under coming onto the top of the head if your neck allows.  Always protect yourself in any yoga pose.  Stay here for a few breaths and then slowly bring the head back to resting on the floor and remove the arms from under you. 

What this pose works: sternocleidomastoid and the rectus abdominis muscles