How about a Four-legged Stick Pose

What a crazy day today. My sister is really sick, my mother is on vacation in Mexico, and I am trying to keep it all together. I usually try to finish my blog by 10 but today I’m lucky to finish it at all. I went and opened up my store this morning and then came back home because I’m usually off Friday mornings. It is my morning to get things done around the house. I still have to go to work later because I cook on Friday nights but at least for now I’m home trying to get things done. I’ve decided I’m not putting Christmas away until New Year’s Day because I just don’t have time today. Have any of you ever had that day where there’s way too much to do and nowhere near as much time to finish it all in? So what does that mean? That means let’s pause and do a little yoga and play with my kitten!😊 he loves to play with his new toys. But then again so does the dog. Lol

Speaking of my cats, he decided to join me on today’s yoga pose. If you look closely at the picture you will see his ears in the foreground. Today’s pose is one that is considered an arm balance. When doing this pose you’re supposed to keep your elbows tucked in, not like a push up. They call it four-limbed stick or staff pose. Also great for the core.

Today’s pose: chaturanga dandasana- four-limbed stick pose- Start off in push-up stance pressing through the heels. Start to lower yourself down keeping your elbows tucked into your rib cage. Stay there for a few breaths. Then released down onto the ground. Repeat if you would like to. As you are doing this pose keep the core engaged and don’t let the belly drop down.

What this pose works: triceps brachii, spinal extensors, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, rectus abdominis, pectoralis major, external oblique, serratus anterior, quadriceps,and the gastrocnemius muscles.