Just Breathe


Yoga is a great way to relax and unwind but it also provides many other health and fitness benefits. A study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that people who practiced yoga regularly ate more mindfully than those who did not. Yoga may also keep your immune system healthy by lowering stress and keeping the lungs active.

Try these moves to relax, breathe deep, and work your core muscles!

Cat/ Cow
Place hands below the shoulders and knees below the hips in a table top position with a flat back. Exhale and round the spine, pull abdominal muscles in and let head release and tailbone curl toward floor. One the inhale slowly arch your spine and point tailbone to ceiling. Repeat for 10-12 breaths.

Plank
Spread out fingers and place palms (or forearms) shoulder width apart. Curl toes under and lift body to a “top of a push up” position. To modify you can be on your knees. Maintain a straight line from the top of your head to your hips, to your knees.
Pull navel in toward your spin to support your back and work your core.

In Health,
Tricia

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