CLASSIFIEDS ONLY THB 2,500 + VAT FOR 3 LANGUAGES The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket Health
The Phuket News Arts | Community | Culture | Dining | Education | Phuket Entertainment | Environment | Health | People | Technology | Travel | World Entertainment XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Kim's Yoga: Awakening your Yin dragon

Hello and welcome. This month I want to give you some lower-back relief. I teach and talk with many different people every month, from all walks of life, from different parts of the globe and with many different and interesting life stories.


Kim White

Saturday 8 July 2017, 02:00PM


But despite all this variety there is one thing that a lot of them have in common – lower back tension or discomfort.

It is probably the most common complaint that I hear as a yoga teacher. So this month, I am going to share with you a Yin yoga pose that helps to release lower back tension by focusing on opening one of the main culprits that creates this discomfort, the hip flexors.

Most people spend a large proportion of their day sitting, sitting for breakfast, sitting in the car or on the bike to and from work, sitting at work, sitting at lunch, sitting for dinner and then perhaps sitting to watch TV.

In between all this sitting, exercise may happen, and that requires running, jumping, kicking and so on.

During all of this sitting and exercise there is a lot of stagnant bent holds, pressure and force being put through your hip flexors – this creates a shortening of these muscles and results in a compression in the lower back.

None of this is very conducive to open, free, happy movements of the hips – but our Yin yoga pose for this month, the twisted dragon pose, definitely is.

The dragon is a symbol of power, strength and good fortune. The twisted dragon is the Yin yoga gift of good fortune for your suffering caused by tight hips and bestows these lovely benefits:

• Opens the obliques

• Deep hip and groin opener

• Targets the hip flexor on the back leg

• Stretches the hamstring on the front leg

• Also stretches the abductor on the front leg

• Assist with relief of sciatica

• Opens lower back

• Strengthens the ankle

• Stimulates the kidney and liver meridians

 

QSI International School Phuket

Please follow these steps when practising this Yin yoga pose:

1. Start with your right foot in front and left behind you on the floor

2. Right knee is directly above the ankle and is fixed in this position

3. From here slide your left knee as far as you can away from the right heel, you will feel a stretch starting in the left hip.

4. Beginners, you will keep your right foot flat on the floor and lean to the left with your torso, right hand on the floor. (See photo one.)

5. If you can progress from the beginner variation, you will turn your right heel in towards your hip at 45 degrees and lift the inside line of the foot to the ceiling, leaning to the left, right elbow will touch the floor. (See photo two.)

6. Once you have leant left, place the right hand on the right knee and press it out sideways away from the body.

7. Look over your left shoulder.

8. Your hips are sinking and your chest is lifting and leaning in the opposite direction to your knee.

9. Hold here for 2-3 minutes, work on long deep breaths with a focus on longer slower out breaths to stimulate a deeper release.

10. Repeat on the opposite side.

“Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.” – Noela Evans.

Happy stretching, Metta, Kim oxo.

 

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.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Emerald Group CEO Sawit Ketroj seeks to reassure Phuket public, investors

Neither sad nor bitter,it's more like being very amused when reading something like:"The reason i rent is because these people can't sell...(Read More)


Dead or alive, search for whale shark continues off Phuket

As I said this is what Thai fishing boats do, they destroy all marine life caught in their long line nets, zero regulation/ sustainability, authoritie...(Read More)


Dead or alive, search for whale shark continues off Phuket

So.. we can "expect the penalty against him to be very serious"...like, somewhere along the lines of Premchai the jaguar killer and soup mak...(Read More)


Dead or alive, search for whale shark continues off Phuket

5 more days searching. Who is paying for that? The owner or the Captain of the fishing boat? On top of a 100,000 thb fine or so? Must be more, as russ...(Read More)


Emerald Group CEO Sawit Ketroj seeks to reassure Phuket public, investors

DKP- you really are a sad and bitter person aren't you!The reason I rent is because these people CAN'T sell their properties and have to rent ...(Read More)


Dead or alive, search for whale shark continues off Phuket

A dead shark fall deep on bottom of the sea because it has not a swim bladder with air but use its fins to go up and down; So, the whale shark is on t...(Read More)


Public rallies banned for coup anniversary

Why is a unelected army Junta afraid of democratic peoples movements calling for democracy? Up to 3520 police officers to protect the few Junta Gener...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Make them pay for plastic

You can't impose fines, because there is never anyone available to enforce anything. You have to sting them right at the point of purchase, and it...(Read More)


Phuket Governor orders public vote on marina project amid concerns over coral damage

Based on my experience after seeing many controversial projects, the main selling of a project is done by wealthy interests with no interest other tha...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Make them pay for plastic

In developed countries, there is usually a charge of some kind for plastic. The money generated is then used to clean things up and process the trash...(Read More)

The Phuket News
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.