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Being superman with locust pose

“What is a mum but the sunshine of our days and the north star of our nights” – Robert Brault

health,


Kim White

Monday 8 August 2016, 01:00PM


Hello my fellow yogis, August is here! We celebrate Mother’s Day in Thailand this month. A day to pay homage to the supporting, guiding, presence in most people’s lives but unfortunately mothers are sometimes no longer around or were not ever that guiding presence in life.

What is it about mothers that is so special, what are we celebrating? I view Mother’s Day as a celebration of the maternal energy. The wind beneath your wings, the cheerleader in your corner, the voice that tells you, you can do it, the unconditional love and patience. Yes, mums are awesome but not the only people in the world to possess these supporting qualities. We all have the ability to create and maintain these views and before we give love to others we must truly love ourselves first. So, this Mother’s Day let us celebrate the wonder of mum but also why not celebrate the wonder of your own ”maternal” instinct. Believe in yourself, tell yourself, you can do it, give yourself the support and the encouragement to reach for the stars and have the patience and love to be gentle on yourself when difficulties arise. Cultivating our own karmicly uplifting quality of compassion, empathy and unconditional loving kindness.

This month’s asana is known as Salabhasana – also known as the locust pose – but for as long as I can remember, I have always called this yoga pose the superman. I thought it a fitting asana, as this month, we are our own superhero, we are supporting ourselves to reach for the stars!

The benefits are of this unassuming yet ‘surprisingly more challenging than you think’ pose, are many:
• Combats fatigue
• Reduces flatulence and gastric problems
• Aids constipation relief
• Assists indigestion relief
• Aids in slipped disk of the back
• Relieves sacral and lumbar pain
• Maintains the health of the prostate.
• Strengthens the muscles of the spine, buttocks, and backs of the arms and legs
• Stretches the shoulders, chest, belly, and thighs
• Improves posture
• Stimulates abdominal organs
• Helps relieve stress
• Improves cardiac health.

Follow these steps to add some superman to your life:
1. Lie on your stomach with your arms at your side, palms up, forehead resting on the floor. Press your big toes together, lengthen your feet and legs back, press your pelvis into the floor.
2. Exhale and lift your head, chest, arms, and legs up and off from the floor. You will be resting on your lower ribs, belly, and front pelvis. For those of you that find this posture difficult, interlock your fingers behind your back and lift and reach back with the hands, leave your feet resting on the floor (see photo one).
Activate your bottom and lengthen back strongly through your legs. Keep the big toes turned toward each other.
3. Raise your arms parallel to the floor and reach back through your hands and fingers, thumbs facing the floor. Press your shoulder blades firmly into your back (see photo two).
4. Keep your gaze forward and your head in line with the spine. The breath is steady and relaxed.
5. Hold and breathe through this posture for 30 seconds to one minute, rest and repeat.

KMM Services

Thank you
Happy stretching!

Kim White is the owner of Sala Samadhi. she offers authentic Hatha yoga instruction for private and group sessions. Contact: www.mindbodyyogasystem.com or 086 276 9174.

The opinions and advice contained in this column are those of the author only. The Phuket News is not responsible for the outcome or results of following any advice in any situation.

 

 

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