Well we have reached the last day. 62 days and 62 poses. Of course there are many other yoga poses and variations of the poses I have done. I look forward to many many more blogs about other Pose and I may even start another book of yoga poses. We shall see where this goes. For those of you wondering, after resting almost all day and got a great sleep last night I am feeling so much better. I know not to do too much today because tomorrow I might regret it. But for know I feel good.
Today’s pose is one that is a counter pose to seated forward fold. I teach this pose immediately following seated forward fold. Try starting off with seated forward fold and then follow up with this pose. It will be most beneficial to your hamstrings. It will help you reach further toward your toes.
Today’s pose: purvottanasana- upward plank pose- start off sitting on the floor legs extended in front of you. Press your hands into the floor behind you with fingers facing your gluts. Reach your hip points up to the ceiling and point your toes. Stay here for a breath and then slowly come back down. Repeat if you would like and follow up or start with seated forward fold.
What this pose works: gastrocnemius, hamstrings, gluteus maximus, psoas minor, spinal extensors, triceps brachii, internal oblique, and the platysma muscles.