A Very Rudolph Bow Pose

I apologize in advance for todays picture as it is pajama day at work and I am in Rudolph pajamas.  Santa is also here today so we are having a fun day here.  It is a very busy day here in the jewelry and restaurant business.  We have every table filled and are making people happy.  That’s one of the things I love about being in the business of retail and the food industry. As I am writing this I am sitting at my desk right now listening to singing. We have a table that has 4 little kids singing “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.” Absolutely the cutest thing I have ever heard.  Everyone is happy, smiling and singing! 🙂

What better way to have fun then bow pose.  My yoga instructor would always laugh as we did this pose.  She told us that you can rock back and forth but it is very uncomfortable. LOL This is a great pose for the gluteus maximus as well and for the shoulders.  If the shoulders are tight, this pose will not be fun though. 

Todays Pose: Dhanurasan-bow pose- start off on your stomach with arms and legs extended.  Slowly bring the arms behind you and find the tops of your feet or ankles.  Extend the arms and legs up into the air and breath deeply. Slowly release back onto the floor and lay there for a moment.

What this pose works: pectoralis major, gluteus maximus, deltoid, adductor magnus, semitendinosus, semimembranosus, palmaris longus, pronator teres, flexor carpi radialis, and the flexor carpi ulnaris muscles