The opposite of Bikram’s.
Check out the Athleta blog for some great yoga moves!
This Ashwa Sanchalanasana (high lunge) variation is an amazing hip opener. Bringing your arms behind your back, clasp your hands and fold foreword. The tendency is to plop your torso on your thigh, but lift up instead. I know it’s crazy hard, but BREATHE and let gravity open your hips.
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Your arms should be strong. Don’t lock your elbows and make sure your hand is not directly under the shoulder, it should be slightly out. Shoulders need to be in the socket and not over-extended or sunken down. The shoulder blades should be on your back. Keep your core strong in order to support the spine and keep the weight out of the arms. And finally, open your hamstring to allow you to reach your leg towards the sky. The supporting leg should be strong and the foot fully engaged on the floor by pressing the inside and outside edge of that foot.
I’ve always been told in side planks to keep the hand underneath the shoulder (see 2nd sentence above). I’ll try to safely experiment with moving my hand “out” from underneath my shoulder and see if it feels right!
Grilled Salmon Cups
Calories 85 Carbs 8 Protein 10
I love salmon! Gonna have to try these :)
In the US downing a hearty grain dish would not be called fasting. But in India kitchari — a soupy porridge made from rice and mung beans, lightly spiced with ginger, cilantro, and other spices—is considered a fasting food and is used to purify digestion and cleanse systemic toxins.