Get yer hump on and stay healthy!
HAPPY HUMP DAY EVERYONE
Celebrate Hump day with:
Camel pose (Ustrasana)
Isn't it great that one posture can just make everything in the world seem just ok again! Feeling blue, down on your energy, sluggish - get down and do one in your office cubicle today - promise you will feel better!
We hold a lot of tension in our hips. We sit at work, we sit in cars, we sit on couches and this all adds up to tight hip flexors and hamstrings. We have become a very sedentary society, and the effects are discouraging and critically affecting our health in more ways than we realize.
Sitting for hours on end encourages muscle tension, lack of mobility of the spinal muscles and fluids, and an endless list of health risks. The spine is the most precious skeletal structure in your body. The health of your spine determines so much of your overall level of health - TG that Bikram yoga is created around the health of just that part of our body!! :). The spine is the primary structure that keeps your whole body connected. It is not only composed of bones, but connects numerous nerves, blood vessels and holds spinal fluid which is one of the most precious fluids in your body. You gotta work that spine!
The longer you stay seated, hunched, lying on your sofa the more you encourage the decompression of the disks in your spine. (UGH!) This over time causes degeneration of the whole skeleton, compressed nerves, and osteoporosis. (Who wants that?)
(Bikram) Yoga Keeps You Young!
Keep your spine healthy with Yoga and you will also slow down the aging process. Exercise brings more oxygen to your whole system, and improves bodily processes such as growth
Healthy spine = healthy mind = healthy all the time!
- Compresses spine, relieving back problems
- Opens rib cage, lungs and digestive system
- Stimulates nervous system
- Great for lungs and many bronchial problems
- Strengthens back and shoulder muscles
- Improves flexion of neck
- Stretches throat
- Flushes fresh blood through kidneys