Overeating Up Dog

Hope everyone is hitting those after Christmas sales. I’m sure Christmas trees are 99% off today! Lol I usually hit Walmart the day after Christmas but this year I felt like I didn’t need anymore. I’ve lived in my house for almost 5 years now and cannot fit anymore Christmas decorations in the house. I like where everything is and don’t want to change it. My cat and dog loved all of their gifts. I believe the dog likes the cat toys more though. 😊 He has already destroyed one of the cat balls with the bell in it. My sister gave my cat a bunch of catnip toys and he loved them. My mom gave me a hot tub and I couldn’t be more excited. I have always had one until this house. I miss it dearly on those painful days. Really wish I could put it up by myself because that it what I would be doing tonight.

If you are anything like me, you ate way too. If this is true then today’s pose is the one for you. This is a great pose for over eating. Practice this pose in a sequence and it will be much more beneficial but it can stand alone as a great pose. I usually go from yesterday’s pose of downward facing dog to today’s pose of upward facing dog, with tomorrow’s pose in between. But you will have to wait until tomorrow to find out what that is! 😉 This Pose can also be done with the knees down if the wrist and arms can not handle it.

Today’s pose: urdhva mukha svanasana- upward-facing dog pose- start off in downward-facing dog pose. Come forward to plank (top of a push up) and come onto the tops of the feet. You can stay on the balls of the feet if you would like. Make sure your chest is in front of your arms and extend the neck as you lift the chin toward the ceiling. Stay here for a few breaths deepening the extension in the thoracic spine.

What this pose works: hamstrings, vastest lateralis, gluteus maximus, spinal extensors, triceps brachii, infraspinatus, adductor magnus, iliacus, pectineus, psoas major, and the diaphragm.