Remember, do your yoga anywhere, anytime. Be bold!
Be gentle on your body! Start slowly and gently, and stop if it hurts. It should feel like a good, soft stretch. Being consistent breeds flexibility and results. Pushing yourself too hard only brings injuries!
Always consult your doctor before starting any new exercise program.
Have you ever dreamed of being a belly dancer? Neither have I, but I love this exercise, especially when I do it at the bar and people are like, “hahahaha what the hell is that? Are you a belly dancer?!” And then I laugh hysterically in their faces and say, “You WISH you could move your hips like me!” Just kidding.
This is a great exercise for your upper back. It’s EXCELLENT for your posture. It’s awesome for your heart and lungs, especially if you have asthma. This is going to target stretching and relaxing the muscles and nerves in your upper back, or upper thoracic spine. The nerves come out from there and go to your lungs and heart. Do it daily and see the difference for yourself.
Bathroom Yoga: The Bellydancer
(OK it’s just a regular stretch that’s funner in the bathroom)
- Stand up. (If you’re pooping, finish up first. We don’t want any accidents.)
- Clasp your hands together and reach them way up over your head.
- Stand on your tip-toes, if you can.
- Make circles over your head with your hands. Important: Focus the movement in your chest and upper back; that is the target of this exercise.
- Go 10 times in each direction. Remember to keep your airways open while doing this exercise; don’t hold your breath.
That’s it! This one takes practice, but honestly, it is one of my all time favorite exercises in the whole wide world. Just after sexercise. Just kidding. Not really. 😉 Cheers to sexercise in the bathroom! (that didn’t sound right.) Love, Dr. Moses. P.S. Alright! It may seem silly, but toilet yoga really works! Just do 1 pose for 1 minute every time you sit on the toilet. The easiest one or the one you like the most. You’re sitting there anyway! 😉
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