Day 5 Parsva Sukhasana 

Easy Side Stretch

 

 

 

 

This is one of my go-to warm up stretches and by far one of my favourite postures to get the body ready for more movement. Easy side stretch or Parsva Sukhasana in Sanskrit, stretches the body from the hip up to the neck and finger tips, including part of the lower back. It lengthens the muscles between the ribs and abs, creating space for our organs. 

As we enter this stretch, we inhale to lift and lengthen and exhale to fold, to create the space and length in our spine as we open up our side body.

 

 This allows the rib cage to open and our lungs to expand, which helps our breathing capacity and can help to relieve respiratory conditions, such as allergies and colds. When we can breathe with ease, we feel less stressed and relaxed, another benefit to this pose 💖

Try this when you wake up in the morning, even while you're still in bed. Really feel the side body open, allow the shoulder to fall away from your ear. Be aware of every millimetre of your skin and muscles as you lengthen up and over. Hold each side for 30 seconds to a minute. Then allow yourself to rest in child's pose.

Your spine will thank you.

TIMETABLE

Monday

9.45am Pilates Bannatyne's Luton

12pm Yin Yoga Archer's Hitchin

1.30pm Tai Chi Archer's Hitchin

6.45pm Pilates V360

8pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Tuesday

11.10am Pilates V360

7pm Pilates Dunstable Centre

8.15pm Yoga Dunstable Centre

Wednesday

6.15pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Thursday

10.45m Mature Moves Bannatyne's Luton

1.30pm Yoga V360

8.15pm Pilates HRLC

Friday

11am Pilates V360

1.30pm Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre

6pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Saturday

10.30am Yoga DLMK

11.45am Pilates DLMK

1.30pm Hatha Yoga Archer's Hitchin 

3pm Tai Chi Archer's Hitchin

 

Sunday

10.30-12pm Pilates/Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

4pm Pilates Houghton Regis LC

5pm Yoga Houghton Regis LC

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