Objective:

To open the shoulders and neck, and strengthens your legs, buttocks, arms, and abs.

Safety Instructions and Technique:

  • Begin by lying on your back, legs and feet together, arms placed on either side of the body, hands flat on the mat.
  • Raise your legs vertically (unless you have serious camber problems) leaving your feet together and your legs straight.
  • Lift your lower back off your mat as you bring your feet up and over your head, resting your toes on the ground behind you and pushing through your heels.
  • When you feel steady, reach feet toward ceiling one at a time, lengthening legs when you feel comfortable. Enjoy at least 3 deep breaths.
  • To come down, slowly soften knees toward your forehead, and slowly lower your back to the mat, one vertebra at a time. This posture is to be performed at the end of the session for its soothing effects.

Avoid If:

You suffer from too high or low blood pressure, migraine problems, heart problems, stomach problems, hernia, hypertension problems, lumbar or cervical weakness, are currently pregnancy or during period of digestion.