Body-Centered Yoga Bothell WA
Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor
Mill Creek, WA
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Massage Practitioner, Yoga Instructor
Osteopath (DO), Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Yoga Instructor
Gomukhasana, which translates as “cow face,” is a great way to open the shoulders and chest. Cow pose also stretches the spine, arms, and neck and relieves tension in the upper back. This pose, said to resemble a cow’s face, provides an effective counteraction to all the forwardbending tasks that occur throughout the day. Opening up the chest improves lung capacity, nurtures deeper breathing, and leads to feelings of abundance and generosity.
Sit with your legs in front of you and then bring the right knee on top of the left. With legs crossed, bring your heels towards your body. Make sure your back is straight, with extended spine and relaxed shoulders.
Pointing your right elbow toward the sky, take your right hand and reach over the top of your right shoulder. Your palm should be behind you and facing your back. With your left elbow pointing toward the ground, wrap that arm behind your back, palm facing out. Bring your hands toward each other, clasping them if you can. Remain here for five full breaths, letting the shoulders open and soften.
Reverse your legs and arms and repeat.
If your shoulders feel tight, don’t force this pose. If your hands don’t touch with relative ease, use a strap or towel to get the same stretch. Over time you will develop the flexibility to do this asana without props.
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Test Event 42
Dates: 7/31/2014 – 7/31/2014
Basement Show Seattle
220 Nickerson Street
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Healthy is a Choice
Dates: 8/4/2014 – 8/4/2014
6915 Armar Road
Healthy is a Choice is a 'come as you are' introductory course that focuses on making the time in the day to take care of YOU. Finding a balance in your life with family, work and health can be a challenge. This class combines several elements of healthy living and helps you find the balance you are looking for. You will learn mindful stretching and meditation practices; get the recipes for and taste nutritional, energy boosting dishes; discuss concepts, do exercises and learn tools for inspiring and motivating yourself; find out how to re-prioritize in order to make the time and space for your health and self-care; receive and give support in a community setting and have fun doing it! All you need is a desire to begin becoming a healthier version of yourself - starting from where you are right now. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket.