Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day 241- Scarecrow with Arms, Elbows and Upper Body

This exercise adds the upper body to the arm and shoulder work of the previous exercise.

To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start by lying on your belly with your legs lengthened long beneath you.  Place your elbows to the side of the body directly in line with your shoulders, and allow your forearms to be placed at a right angle to the elbows.  Inhale as you press your elbows into the ground to lift your forearms and then exhale as you maintain the angles of your forearms and lift your elbows.  Inhale again as you reach the head away from the tail and lift your head, neck, and shoulders.  Finally exhale as you allow your head, neck, and shoulders to descend to the floor followed by your elbows and your hands.  Repeat 5-8 times.

Things to think about
This exercise will improve your posture.  It’s a fabulous exercise to do once an hour if you spend time at a computer. 

You could also think about doing this exercise in your desk chair.  It is about finding the length of the body in spine extension, which can be done sitting too.

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