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Body/Mind Perspective – Seated Side Stretch

July 16, 2010 by

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This side stretch will increase the flexibility of your spine, arms, and rib cage as it stimulates the liver, kidney, and spleen functions. Furthermore, the Yoga Pose will also help realign your spinal column and will aid the lungs to take in more oxygen. 1)  Start in a cross-legged seated position.  Give yourself some padding […]

Body/Mind Perspective: Downward Dog

June 15, 2010 by

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Samantha Ray Downward Dog Adho Mukha Svanasana The benefits of Downward Dog include : * Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression * Energizes the body * Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands * Strengthens the arms and legs * Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause * Helps prevent osteoporosis […]