Bow pose!

“Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible”. – Bob Harper

Our spine is the major factor in all our movements and protects the spinal cord and nerves. It is very important to keep it strong and flexible. In my own practice and with my clients, I always include a spinal flexion, extension and twist. Some people have less flexibility in their spine – or have physical limitations – and the pose might not look like on the cover of yoga magazine, but don’t let that discourage you, the benefits are the same.

One of my favorite back exercise is bow pose or “danhurasana”.
It opens the chest, shoulders and hip flexors and strengthens the back. Furthermore, it massages the inner organs. Rocking slightly forward towards your chest on your exhales, and then allowing your inhales to rock you back towards your hips, can help with indigestion and stimulates the liver.

How to do it:
🧘‍♀️ 1, Begin laying facedown.
🧘‍♀️ 2. Bend your knees and grab your ankles with your hands. If you can’t grab your ankles, use a stretch band, strap or try a rolled-up towel around your ankles.
🧘‍♀️ 3. Press your feet away from your head, ankles into your hands, keeping knees hip-width apart, and lift your chest of the ground. Hold for at least three breath.