Be a Couch Potato

Woke up this morning and the first thing I did was start baking cookies. Got all my cookies done and ready to go. Of course I had to test them! 😊 They are very yummy! Last year my friend and I made many different types of cookies and had a blast doing it! This year I decided to only do a few different types but I picked my favorite cookies.

Last night in yoga class I had a big call for core work. So of course I threw in my favorite core exercises. One of the things I love about core is that it means I can’t eat more cookies! It’s that time of year where everyone is giving me cookies, baked goods, and CHOCOLATE!! So what does that mean? It means more yoga and more core work! Today’s pose might not be a core exercise but it is still a good pose to practice. I always tell my yoga students that while they are sitting there watching TV this is the pose they need to do! It’s called couch potato! So while you are sitting there watching TV tonight practice this pose and when everyone around you asksb what you’re doing tell them you’re a couch potato!

Today’s pose: Anantasana- serpent couch of Lord Vishnu- couch potato- Start off lying on your left side. You can be on your forearm lifting yourself up or you can have your shoulder down on the floor. It all depends on your neck. Take a nice deep breath as you bring the right knee toward your head and grab a hold of your right big toe. You may also grab the outside edge of your foot. Then extend the leg up straightening it as much as possible. Stay here for a few breaths as you make yourself even. The left side should be balanced and directly under the right. Make sure you repeat on the opposite side lying on your right side.

What this pose works: external oblique, soleus, gastrocnemius, gracilis, semimembranosus, semitendinosus, adductor magnus, adductor longus, pectineus, and the internal oblique muscles