Hello My Beautiful People! Today’s pose, Wheel aka Upward Bow, or Bow, teaches us to literally put all of our energies into it, bend and grow taller. This is one practice day that will rock your full body-increasing your flexibility, energy, stretching your chest and lunges and strengthening your wrists, arms and core all at one time.
Let yourself be completely free in Wheel pose, subcoming to the pose totally. It can take some time to get use to, but it makes you put your back into it and dig deep for the full stretch, and balance.
Step By Step Wheel Pose:
- Start by laying flat on the floor with you arms and legs straight out by your sides palms down, this is corspe pose. Place your feet flat on the floor with your feet as close to your butt as possible. Bend your arms back beside your head, your fingers pointing towards your shoulders.
- Exhale, now push your tailbone towards the ceiling. Lifting your butt off the floor, actively press the inner parts of your feet into the mat.
- Keep your arms parallel to each other. Do not harden your butt, just lift it upward. Hold here for 4 to 8 breathes before lowering back to the floor.
A Matr3Moni Reminder:
“NO MATTER WHAT, it’s your body and your choice.”
Please be careful while practicing; If you have prior injuries be extremely mindful of every movement and how it affects your body. By now you know your body and the difference between your pain and your stretch, so again, be careful.
Along with being mindful while practicing, you also have to be mindful of what is going on in the inside of your body and mental/spiritual realms. You can work your body in such a positive way and still counter the positive vibes by not having healthy habits and/or awareness. Do not fight against yourself, find ways to incorporate wellness habits into your daily activities.start trying new activities like yoga and cross fitness that engage all of your core muscles and then some that you didn’t know you weren’t working already.