Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 4 Challenge - Seated Archer

The pose for today's challenge is Seated Archer which is also known as Cow Face pose which stretches your arms and shoulders.

The pose releases tension from the shoulders and opens the chest to facilitate deep breathing. It also helps in eliminating rounded shoulders. Use a strap if you cannot clasp the hands behind the back, hold the strap between your hands, keeping them as close as possible without causing any pain. Gently pull your elbows away from each other.

To deepen the pose, relieve headaches and breathe easily, pull the abdominals toward the spine, bend forward through the hips and gently press the chest to the floor.

Go to the Yoga Bear website to watch the video and learn how the pose reminds us to accept where we are and what we can do.

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