16 November 2009 0 Comments

Corkscrew

Corkscrew Transition from Open Leg Rocker: Maintain the seated position, bring straight legs together, walk down legs and lay onto back with legs at 90*, head down and arms long. Inhale take legs to the right and begin the exhale as the legs swing to the left. Inhale legs to the left and exhale as […]

25 October 2009 0 Comments

Spine Stretch Forward

SPINE STRETCH FORWARD Begin by sitting up tall with legs open hip width, arms stretch out shoulder height. Inhale lift tall, exhale roll down one vertebrae at a time. Keep arms shoulder height. Inhale, begin to roll up, one vertebrae at a time and exhale at the top. Repeat 3-5 Goal: to roll down and […]

14 October 2009 0 Comments

Double Straight Leg Stretch

DOUBLE STRAIGHT LEG STRETCH Fourth in the “series of five” Transition from single straight leg stretch: legs together; 90*, hands hold behind head Inhale, lower legs from Powerhouse, exhale,  lift Repeat 5-10 times Purpose: To strengthen the lower back, strengthen the lower Powerhouse, stretch the hamstrings Goal: To lower legs from the Powerhouse and get […]

5 October 2009 0 Comments

Single Straight Leg Stretch

SINGLE STRAIGHT LEG STRETCH Third in the “Series of Five” *This is an Intermediate exercise, proceed with caution.* Transition from the double leg stretch, chin stays on chest, extend both legs to 90*, both hands hold onto right calf. Double pulse the right leg to you and switch to the left. Repeat 5-10 times. Purpose: […]