Michele Stanten, of Prevention magazine, shows a good demonstration of 2 simple exercises for the back and hips.
These yoga moves may contribute to:
> Reduced Hip Pain
> Reduced Sciatic Pain
> Healing from past Hip Injuries
> Loosening Stiff Back muscles
> Lengthening the Spine (we all love to make our spines taller, don't we? Aahh...)
> Increase blood flow through the torso
These 2 simple exercises may also Improve relaxation and sleep by relieving muscle tension.
Practice good form, practice often, and enjoy...
During wagging dog asana, don't be up on your tippy-toes. Relax your calves, and let your heels drop toward the floor.
Perform each exercise with each leg, working both sides evenly.
Focus on your body. Try to practice in a quiet place, without distractions. You are more likely to have good form and practice them correctly.
Michele also makes some good points about how our bodies change during peri-menopausal times.
Thanks, Michele, for sharing these simple, effective yoga stretches.
Practice these, and share your experiences back here.
For more video to loosen stiff back and hip muscles, go to the Higher Lifestyle video blog: www.higher-lifestyle.blogspot.com